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Ari Teman

Founder, SubletSpy | Friend or Fraud

Ari Teman is the founder of Friend or Fraud, which Visa Europe named one of the "top-6 cybersecurity companies in Israel", and SubletSpy which helps over 80 of NYC's top landlords catch and evict illegal sublets.

SubletSpy uses thousands of machines, image recognition, and artificial intelligence to do what humans cannot. It's powered by Friend or Fraud's FacadeFinder(TM),  the #1 building recognition engine in the world.

In their first quarter alone, SubletSpy reported on over 1200 illegal sublets on sites like Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway, Craigslist, Facebook, and more. Whereas traditional PIs and camera companies take months to find illegal sublets, SubletSpy uncovers them instantly.

SubletSpy has been featured in:

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Michelle Maratto Itkowitz

Practice Areas, Teaching and Publishing

Michelle Maratto Itkowitz is the owner of Itkowitz PLLC. She practices real estate litigation. Michelle has over twenty years of experience, and is best known for her work in the area of commercial and complex-residential landlord and tenant law in the City of New York. Michelle’s core competencies include: Rent Stabilization and Rent Control, the Loft Law, Short-Term Leasing Evictions, Yellowstone injunctions, tenant buyouts, clearing buildings so that construction projects can go forward, and Rent Stabilization Due Diligence. She also is very experienced in general commercial litigation. Michelle publishes and speaks frequently on legal issues in real estate.

Michael Mintz

CEO, MD Squared Property Group

Michael Mintz is the CEO and Founder of MD Squared Property Group, a New York City based residential property management firm.

Prior to founding MD2 Property Group, Michael was the Acquisitions Manager and a Senior Property Manager at FirstService Residential New York, LLC (formerly Cooper Square Realty, Inc.), managing properties and locating investment opportunities for the principals of FirstService. At MD Squared, Michael uses his management, investment and development knowledge to create and implement asset repositioning plans including, tenant relocations, renovations and building improvements and violation removal in order to maximize value for owners and enhance resident experiences.

MD Squared manages over 25 properties with over 500 units. Michael has experience in high-end and affordable housing including rent-stabilized units in the rental, co-op and condo markets.  Michael graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Economics and has real estate licenses in both Washington DC and New York. Michael grew up in Minneapolis, MN.