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Over the last 25 years, Ruth Colp-Haber has completed roughly 500 NYC office leases for businesses, schools, and nonprofits. Her company Wharton Property Advisors (WPA) is a real estate consultancy that represents tenants leasing office space in New York. Ruth is a Counselor of Real Estate and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.  WPA is also a partner in an exclusive global network of real estate agents representing tenants in approximately 75 cities in the United States and worldwide.

In a real estate market where landlords charged eye-popping rents until the pandemic hit, Ruth has a long history of obtaining favorable leases for her clients. Ruth has been a member of the Real Estate Board of New York since 1989 and currently serves on its Economic Policy, Plaza District, Grand Central, and Lower Manhattan Committees.  She is a Board Member of St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children and the Association of Latino Alumni at the University of Pennsylvania.

Before starting her own woman-owned business as a real estate entrepreneur, Ruth was a Mortgage Trader at Merrill Lynch.

Ruth earned her MBA at The Wharton School. She also received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Magna cum Laude. Ruth is a fourth generation native New Yorker and attended the Fieldston School.

Personal interests: Victorian Literature, the Spanish Civil War and Art History.

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Eric recently joined the company following a long career in private law practice specializing in bankruptcy and mediation, most recently at Cooley LLP for 14 years and Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman for nine years. Prior to that he worked at the boutique firm Siegel Sommers & Schwartz and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. At Wharton, Eric will be specializing in legal analysis, corporate communications and negotiations.

He received his Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

Eric is a native New Yorker, having graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1975.

Personal Interests: Playing Basketball, Politics, Travel and Tottenham Hotspur

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Mr. Alperstein brings a focus on customer service to his position at Wharton Property Advisors.  With a background in engineering and Information Technology, he brings technical knowledge to his role that helps in finding his clients office solutions in an increasingly “wired” world.

Before joining Wharton Property Advisors, Mr. Alperstein was the Director of Information Technology at Mercy College. He began his career with Texaco, where he was a Senior Mechanical Engineer, followed by many years with IBM’s Global Services, where he was a Technical Services Manager.

Mr. Alperstein earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He has completed a number of graduate courses at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. He resides with his family in Fishkill in upstate New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.

Personal interests: hiking Hudson Valley trails, following my son’s career as a nationally ranked fencer, NY Times crossword, American history.

Nancy C. Jones

Nancy Jones enjoys the challenge of matching the right clients with the right office space. Every week she communicates by phone and email with hundreds of potential clients. It’s a numbers game, and she takes numbers inspiration from Michael Jordan, who admits he “missed more than 9,000 shots in his career; lost almost 300 games; 26 times was trusted to take the game winning shot and missed; failed over and over again in his life; and that is why he succeeded.” Keep those phone calls and emails going!

Ms. Jones graduated summa cum laude from A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina where she majored in political science. Before joining Wharton Property Advisors Nancy worked for 23 years in administration at Cooley LLP in New York. She resides in Brooklyn.

Personal interests: volunteering, theatre, civil rights, and writing screenplays.