RAYMOND ROUBENI | FOUNDER

As a Co-Founder and Principal of Astral Weeks, Raymond’s purview includes strategic planning, sourcing of new investment and development opportunities, creative and design direction, and relationship management. Along with his brother Joseph, Raymond became interested in the business through involvement in his family’s real estate ventures, which span over five decades. He credits his understanding of the cyclical nature of real estate, and the importance of long term planning and market timing, to exposure in the family’s business lines. Prior to founding Astral Weeks, Raymond gained experience in real estate development both in the United States and internationally. He also founded and ran an interactive branding agency which was successfully acquired by a publicly-traded company.

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Marketing, New York University

 


 

JOSEPH ROUBENI | FOUNDER

As Co-Founder and Principal of Astral Weeks, Joseph is involved in all aspects of the company’s day-to-day operations. From acquisition to construction, through to leasing and asset management, Joseph’s management experience is instrumental in guiding the project’s multiple stakeholders toward their defined goals. Together with his brother Raymond, Joseph has overseen the development of residential and commercial buildings over the last 15 years, both in New York City and nationally. Prior to founding Astral Weeks, Joseph worked in digital strategy and brand management.

Bachelors of Science in Marketing, Hofstra University

 


 

TIM F. HOLDERBAUM | DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Tim serves as Director of Operations, responsible for the operational and financial aspects of all entities and projects, including accounting, tax, reporting, filings, HR, and IT. Previously Tim served as Chief Financial Officer of Algodon Group, a New York based public company focused on creating, developing and managing luxury, life-style related real estate assets in Argentina, including a Relais & Chateaux boutique hotel and a 2,000 acre residential vineyard development. He also served as the Financial & Operational Principal for Algodon’s FINRA-registered broker-dealer subsidiary. Prior to joining Algodon, Tim was Director of International Affairs for London based Impact Media, Ltd., where he coordinated and managed several focused special-advertising sections for various international markets. His career began at Burmah Oil in Hamburg, Germany where his responsibilities involved the forecasting and budgeting for thirteen Central and Eastern European countries.

Bachelor of Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude, Northwood University

 


 

ADAM SCHLOFF | DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN

As Director of Development & Design, Adam oversees planning, design and construction for all Astral Weeks development projects. Before joining Astral Weeks, Adam worked for an owner’s representative firm as the lead project manager of Jardim, a ground up luxury condo tower development designed by Isay Weinfeld, the conversion of a Brooklyn warehouse into the headquarters for Kickstarter, and a Philippe Starck restaurant in downtown Manhattan. Prior, he worked for DBI, where he managed several successful real estate consulting and repositioning assignments for St. John’s University, the Robin Hood Foundation, and the Eastern Province of the Vincentian Order. Adam began his career in the architectural field at Richard Meier and Partners.

MS Real Estate (Concentration in Development), New York University

BS Architecture, University of Michigan

LEED Accredited Professional

 


 

BRUNO CHAFE | PROJECT MANAGER

Bruno is a Project Manager focused on coordination and execution for Astral Weeks New York developments, as well as management for Astral Weeks properties. Before joining Astral Weeks, Bruno worked in the hospitality industry for Trilogy Spa Ventures, Hilton Hotels, JP Morgan, and Amsterdam Hospitality, concentrating on operations and marketing.

Certificate in Construction Project Management, New York University

BS Hotel Development, New York University