Francis Rizzo - President
With over 24 years of business experience and a career that has spanned from Wall Street to Main Street, Frank has had the opportunity and privilege of working with thousands of people as they have made the largest investment decisions of their life. Frank founded his brokerage firm in 2008 at a time of great turmoil in the real estate market. His focus on providing exemplary service and advanced market insight and advice provided the base which allowed Cornerstone Realty to grow.
With over 15 years experience in the real estate industry, Frank and his companies have owned, managed or sold over $250 million worth of real estate and real estate related products. He has managed diverse portfolios for real estate funds and investors ranging from distressed notes, foreclosures, commercial and multi-family properties. As a licensed NYS real estate instructor he has trained and taught hundreds of agents. His strategy of taking the complex and making it simple has helped him assist others in pursing their real estate goals, whether it be a first time home buyer, investor or agent looking to build a business for themselves.
He has been recognized for his community involvement and business achievements by receiving such awards as the
20 Under 40 Award Leadership Award and Cornerstone Realty was recognized as the Top 31 Businesses Scaling Up 2019.
He is active in the community by being involved as the Former Chair of Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership, Former Director Staten Island Builders Industry Association, Member of Kiwanis , Treasurer Staten Island Board of Realtors, Director New York State Association of Realtors and an Ambassador for the Staten Island Economic Development Corp.