Asst. Vice President, Water Projects Committee
Bob Friedland is the Founder and Chairman of NAI Friedland Realty Inc. Founded in 1971, Friedland Realty Inc. is the largest privately owned commercial real estate firm in the Bronx and Westchester area, with more than twenty brokers specializing in industrial, retail and office leasing and sales.
In 2001, Bob founded Westrock Development which focuses on value-added real estate investments and has a portfolio of approximately 1 million square feet. Bob is also the Chairman of Shleppers Moving & Storage. Shleppers is one of the largest moving companies in New York City and the entire New York Tri State area.
Bob is the owner and Chairman of Kia of Old Saybrook, Connecticut. He is also the owner and Chairman of Sensible Auto Lending, a bank that he established which lends money to customers to finance the purchase of used cars.
During the past year, Bob has become deeply involved in desalination and trying to provide more water to Israel and in particular the Negev area.
Mr. Friedland earned his bachelor degree from Bard College, and received an MBA from Adelphi University. After completion of his MBA, he went on to do graduate work in Physics at the University of Connecticut.
Mr. Friedland is a member of the Yonkers Chamber of Commerce, the Westchester Chamber of Commerce, SIOR (the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors), IOREBA (Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association, and ICSC (International Conference of Shopping Centers). In addition, Mr. Friedland is involved with UJA, the ADL, and the Masorti Movement.