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Alan J. Kersner

Alan J. Kersner

Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President,
and Treasurer
Terra Holdings

Mr. Kersner serves as the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, and Treasurer of Terra Holdings, a holding company that owns and operates several real estate services firms, including Halstead Property, a residential brokerage and management company comprised of more than 1,200 brokers throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Riverdale, Hamptons, Hudson Valley, New Jersey and Fairfield County, Connecticut; Brown Harris Stevens, one of the oldest and largest residential and commercial real estate service providers in New York City with a staff of over 400 people operating in three states; and Vanderbilt Holdings, a financial services firm with disciplines in insurance and residential mortgage brokerage.

He brings more than 30 years of experience in real estate management to the firm. He is responsible for the entire accounting operation, including the firm's managed building portfolio of over 400 buildings as well as the corporate accounting departments. Previously, Mr. Kersner was employed at Douglas Elliman Gibbons & Ives where he began his career in real estate management as a budget analyst in 1977. When he left the firm in 1989 to become Treasurer of Brown Harris Stevens, he was responsible for the entire accounting operation for a portfolio of over 280 properties. Mr. Kersner holds a B.S. in accounting from Brooklyn College and an M.B.A. in Business Administration from Baruch College. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker and is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York.

Recent Press

Ramirez Is New Ceo At Halstead

Real Estate Weekly - Friday, July 5, 2013

Sales Executive Switches To Elliman

Wall Street Journal - Thursday, June 30, 2011

Executive Moves

New York Observer - Thursday, June 16, 2011

Terra Creates Marketing Arm For Its Brokerages

Crains - Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Terra Beefs Up Residential Management Arm

Crains - Thursday, February 10, 2011