Mr. Gottstine holds a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) accreditation, a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Canisius College, with a concentration in Finance. He is also a member of the Real Estate Advisory Committee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, the third largest pension fund in the United States. In his role as Chief Operating Officer at Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation, Mr. Gottstine provides direction on day-to-day operations and oversees real estate services functions in support of 15 million square feet of owned, managed and developed commercial real estate in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Florida. In his tenure with Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation Mr. Gottstine has closed in excess of $750 million in real estate transactions, encompassing mezzanine debt, construction and permanent financing utilizing various lending institutions both national and international. He has been instrumental in growing Ciminelli’s developed and serviced real estate portfolio, company revenues, and the supporting corporate structure and related processes to ensure long-term success.