Sonny directs and oversees all aspects of BAZBAZ Development from its offices in New York and Miami.  Sonny has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of real estate projects. As a professional and a developer, he has built international industrial, luxury residential, and large-scale hospitality projects. BAZBAZ has extensive urban mixed-use planning experience, having led the design and property assembly for one of the largest mixed-use urban master planned developments in the world.

In March of 2009, out of the wreckage of the global financial crisis, BAZBAZ Development was born.   BAZBAZ acquired 37 Warren Street and 101 West 87th Street, two stalled and partially-completed, luxury condominium projects in Manhattan.  With BAZBAZ at the helm, these projects were recapitalized, redesigned, recommenced, remarketed and sold, with great success.  In 2014, BAZBAZ shifted focus and acquired a prime mixed-use development site in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District.  In New York and Miami, BAZBAZ continues to patiently assemble strategic inventory for future development.

Prior to forming BAZBAZ Development, Sonny was a partner at Madden Real Estate Ventures, where he led a team that managed the evaluation, restructuring, and development strategy for The Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino, a $4.5 billion mixed-use gaming, hospitality, residential, and retail project in Las Vegas. During his tenure at Madden, BAZBAZ also served as development manager for 515 East 72nd Street, a 400-unit luxury condominium conversion in Manhattan; and 184 Kent Avenue, a $250 million luxury residential rental conversion of a 500,000-square-foot industrial warehouse building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Prior to forming Madden Real Estate Ventures, Sonny was Senior Vice President at Fisher Brothers where he directed the acquisition, design, and entitlements for Project New Vegas, a $14 billion mixed-use master plan in Las Vegas.

Sonny is a graduate of the MBA program at New York University Stern School of Business, and has lived in Tribeca / SoHo since moving to New York City in 2004.

“We didn’t come this far to play the game, we’re here to change it.”


Chief Operating Officer

Albert is responsible for directing and overseeing all aspects of BAZBAZ Development projects in Miami, Florida. For more than 30 years, Albert has worked on projects and assignments across the United States and abroad. He has extensive expertise in the areas of development, transactions, finance, marketing, design, master planning, brokerage, and restructuring. Albert has also worked extensively with operating businesses and has overseen restaurants, hotels, and nightlife venues.

Prior to joining BAZBAZ in 2013, Albert spent two years with Blesso Properties in the role of President and COO, overseeing all aspects of the company’s real estate development activities and investments in several operating businesses, including a boutique hotel/restaurant/roof bar in Panama, a shared maker space in Brooklyn, a hotel/entertainment complex in the Fire Island Pines, and a residential condominium project in West Chelsea.

Prior to Blesso, Albert was a Partner with Tony Goldman of Goldman Properties. From 2000 though 2011, Albert oversaw the design, development and sales of numerous Goldman projects, most notably 25 Bond, 107-109-111 Greene Street, 101-105 Greene

Street in New York City. Outside of New York, Albert was responsible for master planning and redeveloping a 17-building, 1.2 million-square-foot mixed-use project in Boston’s Fort Point Channel neighborhood and spent a short time consulting on master planning/zoning for Miami World Center in Miami, Florida.

Albert spent the first 10 years of his career working in real estate finance, asset management and consulting with Capital Trust, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, The Yarmouth Group/Lend Lease, and Frank Russell Company. Albert is a licensed real estate broker in New York and Florida.

Albert is an active fundraiser and event committee member of the Miami Children’s Museum, he is a benefactor of The Education Fund, and a founding Board Member of the Princeton University Real Estate Network.

Albert was a Division I All-American swimmer at Princeton University Class of 1990 and holds a degree in Politics. When he’s not working, Albert enjoys fitness, meditation, fishing and spending time with his family.

“Dial it in, connect the dots and drill down… the devil is ALWAYS in the details.”


Director of Asset Management

Stephanie is responsible for maximizing value of the company’s real estate portfolio in New York and Miami via the development and execution of asset-level strategies.

Prior to joining Bazbaz in 2016, she received her MBA from Columbia Business School concentrating in Finance and Real Estate.

Before business school, Stephanie worked as a Project Manager for all things marketing, branding and communications related at a plastic manufacturing conglomerate, serving clients such as Coke, Frito-Lay, Nestle and Purina. Leading up to that, she worked as an account executive at Pierpont Communications after being recruited by her former Public Relations professor. Prior to joining the workforce, she received her Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from the University of Texas.

Stephanie lives in Miami and spends her time with friends and family, traveling, attending contemporary art exhibits, indulging in Japanese and Korean food, and strolling with her French Bulldog, Harvie. She supports organizations such as Yad Vashem, Jewish Federation, Shabbat in the Park and served as an ambassador for Creative Time, an organization that commissions and presents public art works. Stephanie’s lifelong passion of exploring the world’s vast forms of architecture has culminated in her current desire to build unique, placemaking projects that enrich people’s neighborhoods and lives.

Miles Kaufman

Development Associate

Miles is responsible for the financial and development analysis of Bazbaz acquisitions and existing projects. For more than 6 years, Miles has worked on real estate projects ranging from large scale developments such as Essex Crossing in New York City to small scale multifamily recapitalizations throughout the mid-Atlantic and sunbelt states.

Prior to joining Bazbaz in 2020, Miles received his M.S. in Real Estate from New York University, concentrating in Finance and Investment.

Before graduate school, Miles worked at QuallsBenson, a real estate advertising and marketing firm. At QuallsBenson, Miles built and implemented an analytics program using SQL and Excel to directly link marketing & advertising efforts to third-party leasing teams. He also successfully pitched new business opportunities to Douglas Elliman, SL Green, L+M Development, Brookfield Property Partners, RXR and BoldNY.

Prior to QuallsBenson, Miles was an Associate at Estreich & Company. From 2014 to 2016, Miles arranged debt and equity for the firm’s clients, notably A&E Real Estate, Sterling Equities, and Argosy Real Estate Partners. During his time at Estreich & Company he directly assisted in placing over $900MM in real estate debt and equity across a variety of asset types.

Miles is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, the Manhattan chapter of the Urban Land Institute, and the Mortgage Brokers Association of New York. He also supports organizations such as the Manhattan Institute & the Hoover Institution at Stanford.