A native of Athens, Greece, Nick immigrated to the United States when he was 10 years old. The family settled in New York City where Nick graduated from two of the premier academic institutions in the country, Stuyvesant High School and Columbia University. An International Affairs major, Nick began his business career in the shipping industry excelling as a chartering broker with Bunge Corporation, and later as a competitive broker, building relationships with international traders and ship owners around the globe
During a recessionary period in the shipping markets, Nick was recruited by European industrialists and investors to establish and manage a multi-faceted operation in the United States with diverse interests ranging from industrial/manufacturing R&D support, procurement and logistics, real estate investment and management, and merchant banking activities involving start-up investments in assorted businesses ranging from marine fuels brokering/ trading and shipping, to synthetic fibers and technology.
In the early 1990’s Nick got involved in the mayoral campaign of Rudy Giuliani, in NYC, as a fund raiser and ethnic vote strategist. Nick served in the first term of the Giuliani mayoralty developing an understanding of politics and government operations. In returning to the private sector, Nick joined the US subsidiary of the National Bank of Greece as VP and Commercial Marketing officer with a focus on Commercial Real Estate and middle market businesses, developing banking products and processes to enable the growth of the bank’s commercial clients.
After the bank was sold in the mid-2000’s, Nick focused his efforts on consulting start-up and closely-held businesses in operations and management. He has acquired experience in retail, restaurant, insurance, legal services and health care start-up and operations. Recently, Nick assisted his physician wife and her business partner, in negotiating their relocation from New York to Texas, and the establishment of a two location medical practice in Northwest Houston/Cy-fair.
Nick joins the commercial brokerage ranks of The Commercial Professionals with expertise in retail and commercial office investment, leasing, management and construction; multi-family condominium and co-operative property management; and, industrial and light commercial warehousing/manufacturing development. His general business insight and expertise are valuable assets for our clients.