Contact details for our Americas Staff.

Chrysler Building in New York

New York, USA
One Grand Central Place
60 East 42nd Street
Suite 542
New York, NY 10165, USA
t +1 212 847 7400
f +1 212 682 1295

Washington DC, USA
1112 16th St NW
Suite 110
Washington, DC 20036, USA

Toronto, Canada
Richmond-Adelaide Centre
120 Adelaide St. W., Suite 2202 
Toronto, ON M5H 1T1

São Paulo, Brazil
São Paulo-SP

Leadership team

Neil Shah
Neil Shah - Regional Managing Director, Americas

As Managing Director of Americas since 2012, Neil is responsible for managing RICS’ presence in the US, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.


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Lory Paterson - Director of Professional Products, Americas

Based in Toronto, Lory oversees key market development in the US, Canada and the Caribbean. She works closely with member leaders to develop Chapter activities in major North American cities.

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Allen Williams Allen Williams - Head of Professional Qualifications, Americas

Allen’s team is responsible for the professional assessment process by which individuals receive the RICS qualification. He is also the point person for Next Gen engagement and our relationships with university programs.

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Brian Halma Brian Halma - Head of Engagement, Americas

Brian is responsible for managing RICS Americas engagement channels including Leaders Forums, Chapter Groups, and Events and Conferences. He is based in the RICS Washington, DC office. 


Jackie Oppenheim - Head of Training, Americas

Jackie brings over 20 years of experience in global learning and business development with industry, academic, and government organizations to the Training Team in the Americas.



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Lauren Nachstein - Head of Finance, Americas

Lauren is responsible for all finance related functions for both North and Latin America. In addition, she provides regional support for corporate services, including Facilities and IT. 

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Marcia Ferrari - Head of Development, Latin America

Marcia aims to leverage the performance of the organization to be recognized in the local market by expanding the membership base, developing training and products and also promoting events and conferences.


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 Michael Zuriff
Michael Zuriff - Head of Regulation, Americas

Michael oversees the RICS Regulatory function in the Americas, ensuring that members carrying the designation comply with the Rules of Conduct and professional and ethical standards.


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Ray Sabharwal - Head of Marketing and Communications, Americas

Ray is responsible for all the branding, marketing programs, operations and communications for the Americas.

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Main email contacts

Staff contacts

Amie Silverwood Content Writer and Media Relations, North America
Anu Thomas  eLearning Specialist, Americas
Becky Amos Team Lead for the Qualifications Group, Americas
Betty Schultz Training Products Operations Manager, Americas
Camille Gould Business Assistant, Americas
Carmel Haynes Regional Business Development Consultant, Caribbean, Florida, US Southeast
Christian Pereira Leite Product Specialist, Latin America
Frederick Cano Regulation Officer, Americas
Grace Hahn Marketing Campaign Manager, Americas
Joy Leblanc Event and Meeting Coordinator, Americas
Karolin Florian Administrative Assistant, Americas
Nimisha Garg Digital Marketing Manager, Americas
Rafaela Thomsen Marketing & Communications Manager, Americas
Media Relations, Latin America
Renee Bartoo Training Product Development Manager, Americas
Rodrigo Erthal Marketing and Communication Manager, Americas
Sara Finnamore Qualification Assessment Coordinator, North America
Sandra Opanga Standards Content and Policy Manager, Americas
Steve Choi International Director of Business Valuation, Americas
Silvana Curlo Chapter Manager, Americas
Tonya Weston HR Advisor, Americas
Yolande Penn Compliance Manager, Americas

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