Victor Sozio is one of the Founding Members of Ariel Property Advisors. Serving the company as a Vice President and investment sales professional, Mr. Sozio is responsible for executing the sale of the company’s exclusive listings and participating in a variety of business development initiatives.
Mr. Sozio began his real estate career in 2005 as a Director of Sales at Massey Knakal Realty Services. While there, he was involved in the sale of over 150 transactions with an aggregate consideration of more than $725 million. He led the team on some of their most notable transactions, including The Central Harlem Portfolio I and II and, most recently, a 236 unit affordable housing package, which included multifamily properties throughout Northern Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. He also played an instrumental role in selling The East Harlem HUD Portfolio and 1428 Fifth Avenue, which are two of the largest recent transactions in Northern Manhattan.
With a high volume of transaction experience, Mr. Sozio has developed a thorough understanding of the multifamily product type and any restrictions or agreements associated with these assets. His ability to understand value and manage an efficient marketing process for properties involving rent stabilization, Section 8 vouchers, HUD, LIHTC, and other various regulatory agreements has won him several long lasting client relationships. Mr. Sozio also has broad experience in the sale of commercial condos, S.R.O. properties and development sites throughout the New York area.
Mr. Sozio is a graduate of Manhattan College, where he received a B.S. with a concentration in Marketing. He is also a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. His affiliations include Veterans of Foreign Wars & FIERI Bronx Westchester.