Our Team

Richard J. DiGeronimo
President and Founder

Richard J. DiGeronimo, MAI, SRPA, AI-GRS, CRA is President and Founder of R.D. Geronimo Ltd. (1985), a multifaceted organization providing professional real estate advisory services on a regional basis.  These services include real estate appraising, consulting, marketing and planning, which is augmented by a trained staff and a network of consultants and resources. Our corporate office is located in Mineola, New York, which is augmented by our Manhattan office located at 185 Madison Avenue, New York, New York.  (RDNYC Corp).

Ari Dirielyan
Senior Vice President
Certified General Appraiser

Mr. Dirielyan graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1999, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Upon graduation Ari was employed with DoubleClick Inc., the worlds largest Internet advertising firm, as a staff accountant. Within his time of employment with DoubleClick Inc., Mr. Dirielyan was promoted to Accounts Receivable Manager of the company’s technology group.

Paul Thorschmidt
Senior Vice President
Certified General Appraiser

Mr. Thorschmidt graduated from State University of New York at Oneonta in 1994. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics with a dual minor in Accounting and Finance. Paul began his career at MSC Industrial Supply company, a leading direct marketer and distributor of industrial tools and supplies, as a Sales/Purchasing Analyst. Paul was quickly recognized for his analytical ability and team spirit and was promoted to Inventory Manager to oversee a staff of five and over $40 million in inventory.

Stuart Greenfield

Vice President
Certified General Appraiser

Stuart Greenfield started his real estate appraisal career in 2004. He has experience performing appraisals and consulting services on a variety of property types including shopping centers, office buildings, existing and proposed residential condominiums and rental apartment buildings, mixed-use properties, industrial properties, vacant land, air rights and has been extensively involved in the analysis of large portfolios of properties located in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the country. Assignments have been completed for an extensive array of owner/developers, REITS, pension funds, insurance companies and commercial and investment banks throughout the nation.

Craig Turner

Senior Appraiser
Certified General Appraiser

Craig Turner’s interest in real estate began with the study of historic and contemporary architecture, urban studies, real estate, economics, statistics and history while attending college in New York City. From 1991-1993, Mr. Turner worked at real estate industry related jobs with banking, property management, and architectural firms, including Greenpoint Savings Bank, Quadrangle Realty Services, Inc. and Designers Quad, Inc.

David Berger
Senior Valuation Consultant

David Berger’s real estate career began in 1993 appraising real property with a variety of real estate appraisal and consulting firms including Rogers & Taylor Appraisers, Inc., and Berger & Associates Appraisers, LLC.  Mr. Berger worked for five years as a senior real estate analyst with CB Richard Ellis, one of the largest appraisal firms in the nation. Mr. Berger is a partner at Berger & Associates Appraisers, LLC and currently performs consulting services for R.D. Geronimo Ltd.

Cathy A. McAndrew
Senior Valuation Consultant

Cathy McAndrew’s real estate career began in 1996 appraising real property for Michael J. Weinberg and Associates, a New York City based appraisal firm. Her appraisal assignments included multi-family, single family, mixed-use commercial and residential, office and industrial properties and proposed construction throughout New York City. Ownership interest has included Fee Simple, Leased Fee and partial interests for the purpose of financing and estate planning. Prior to her real estate career, she worked as an Assistant Actuary for Innovative Retirement Concepts, Inc., a pension consulting firm.

Yu (Yolanda) Gu
Licensed Appraiser Assistant

Ms. Gu graduated from University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China in 2011. She received a Bachelors of Arts in Economics degree from UIBE. Ms. Gu also attended Frank G. Zarb School of Business of Hofstra University; graduated in 2013 with her Master of Science in Finance. Yolanda began her career at R.D. Geronimo Ltd. as a research analyst, providing support to the executive and appraisal team. As a research analyst, her responsibilities included property research, excel modeling, updating internal market databases, contacting Asian clients and their solicitation, and report processing.

Dan Finnigan
Licensed Appraiser Assistant

Mr. Finnigan graduated from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 2010. He received a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Economics; Dan also received a Certificate of Accounting from Suffolk County Community College. Since graduating in 2010, Dan has worked in the fields of marketing, logistics, and Finance, most recently working in the field of commercial equipment finance. Dan worked for a full service national equipment leasing company that specializes in a variety of markets with an emphasis in the fitness and franchise industries. His assignments in commercial finance have included leasing/lending to: franchises/franchisees, property management groups, large scale office buildings, hotels, municipalities, and start-ups.

Kevin Kennedy
Research Analyst

Mr. Kennedy graduated from State University of New York College at Old Westbury in 2015, where he received a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration. Kevin began his career at R.D. Geronimo Ltd. as a research analyst, providing support to the executive and appraisal team. As a research analyst, his responsibilities include property research, excel modeling, updating internal market databases, and report processing.