mona team

During his 14+ year career as a commercial real estate broker, MONA Chief Executive Officer and Founder Brandon L. Singer has negotiated high profile retail, hospitality, and food and beverage leases in New York City and gateway cities across the United States. Brandon’s transactions for tenants like Showfields, 3DEN, FitHouse, H&R Block, and Fabric, as well as major landlords like The Related Companies, Blackstone, Thor Equities, The Trump Organization, and Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation have surpassed $3 billion in aggregate value. In 2012, Brandon was named an inaugural member of Commercial Observer’s 30 Under 30 list for commercial real estate professionals in New York.

Prior to his commercial real estate career, Brandon graduated from The George Washington University in 2007 with a degree in Business Administration. Brandon is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Real Estate Board of New York. He is also a board member of the Lung Cancer Research Fund (Young Professionals division) and a Vice Chairman of both the Jewish National Fund’s JNF Future and the State of Israel Bonds (Real Estate Division, New Leadership Cabinet).

In late 2013, Michael Cody accepted what he originally believed would be a temporary support role in retail real estate to financially supplement his performing arts career. However, that “short-term gig” led to Mr. Cody developing an unexpected passion for retail and transitioning into brokerage. Mr. Cody then spent the next several years leasing flagship locations for trailblazing retail tenants like Showfields, FitHouse, and Fabric, and marketing retail opportunities for many of New York City’s top commercial landlords. In September of 2020, Mr. Cody’s journey continued when he launched MONA with his longtime business partner, Brandon L. Singer, and assumed the roles of Director and Co-Founder.

A graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Cody feels a special connection to young entrepreneurs, taking great pride in helping new tenants roll out their concepts in New York City. His long-term goal is to help make MONA the best-in-class partner for up-and-coming retailers, regardless of whether their expansion plans are local or national.

Mr. Cody is a member of both the Real Estate Board of New York and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Sue Bernstock brings 15 years of successful experience in high-end luxury retail and in coworking real estate management. Sue spent six years in the planning and buying offices of Saks Fifth Avenue, working in both men’s and women’s divisions and two years at VINCE following its IPO. In 2015, Sue joined Workville and within a year was promoted to President and COO. Sue successfully expanded Workville’s coworking space footprint through a focused approach on member retention and new clients. Now, Sue is excited to be part of the Retail by MONA team.

A Tufts University graduate, Sue majored in Architectural Studies. She understands urban real estate trends, and incorporates this understanding in her planning and in her work. Sue enjoys exploring New York City’s neighborhoods, restaurants and culture. She also loves traveling, particularly to the Southeast and Southwest of the U.S., and most recently, to the South of France.

With his knowledge of New York City retail and his unique sense of style and taste, Max Kreinces brings a fresh, young perspective to the MONA team. Prior to joining MONA, Max earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in real estate from The George Washington University’s School of Business. During his time at The George Washington University, Max gained first-hand experience in the real estate industry through internships at The Amirian Group and Brown Harris Stevens and through the university’s highly selective real estate mentorship program. A true New Yorker, Max looks forward to making a mark in his favorite city in the world while serving the real estate needs of innovative, up-and-coming retailers.

Sara Armet’s involvement with MONA is the natural evolution of her lifelong commitment to and passion for retail. For more than a decade, Sara worked in luxury retail sales at specialty stores including Barneys New York and Bergdorf Goodman. Her work in the retail industry opened many doors and presented opportunities to travel the world, spearhead VIP events, and build longstanding relationships as a liaison between clients and renowned brands. Thanks to her innate understanding of service and client experience, Sara has easily transitioned to brokerage and is highly adept at gauging the motivations of her clients, establishing trust, and accommodating an individual’s needs in an instant.

Originally from the suburbs of Boston, Sara holds a BFA in Fashion Design from Syracuse University. She has been a resident of Manhattan’s Upper East Side for over 10 years and prides herself in her dedication to the neighborhood. During the COVID 19 pandemic, Sara founded Lady and the Chocolate, a chocolate-meets-fashion brand that was featured in the New York Post and TIME Magazine. In her free time, Sara remains an active board member and lay leader at Jewish National Fund, UJA Federation of New York, and Chabad Young Professionals, keeping with her long-time goals of paying her success forward and making an impact define her purpose.

Kim Levandovsky brings a wealth of boots-on-the-ground knowledge and experience working with startups and small businesses to his role as an associate with MONA. He has built a startup from the ground up (and was involved in the creation of every department within the organization) and has worked alongside scores of small- and mid-sized companies to help them grow and scale.

Prior to joining MONA, Kim also led a sales team of top producers for several years running. His CV includes time at United Debt Settlement, where he led sales and corporate development, Easy Leasing, and Colliers International. He is passionate about client service, operations, and the data that drives them, and he views his role with MONA as a truly strategic partner invested in his clients’ overall growth strategies and success. A graduate of Brooklyn College, Kim enjoys watching sports, skiing and travel.

Executive Team

Brandon L. Singer

chief executive officer & founder

Team Members