Francis McLoughlin is President of The Resident Manager's Club, and has been a member of this distinguished Club since 2005. This is his second time serving as President, as he initially served from 2012 to 2014. Francis was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and moved to Bayside, Queens at a young boy. He attended Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament grammar school and graduated from Holy Cross High School in Flushing, Queens.
Sevdet (Steve) Kukaj is a Resident Manager with over 31 years of experience in the industry. Sevdet served as a Business Agent, Organizer and Grievance Representative for SEIU 32BJ for 10 years before becoming a Resident Manager. During that period, he represented between 2,000 - 4000 union members and over 300 buildings, possessing extensive knowledge of the union contract, the arbitration process and negotiating collective agreements.
Scott Hudgins was born in Great Falls, Montana, but grew up in North Carolina. Shortly after high school he joined the U.S. Marine Corp. At a young age, Scott realized that he was very good at fixing mechanical and electrical things, so after USMC he went to work for IBM maintaining 29 of their buildings. He also worked on power lines for several years and was promoted to the Shift Supervisor at the power plant.
John Szabo immigrated to the U.S. from Budapest, Hungary in 1990, just as the iron curtain started to crumble. When he first arrived, he worked as a commercial warehouse handyman and worked his way up to Superintendent of the facility. A few years later, he received his first residential multi-family building in Queens. Later, he moved to Westchester County to run a 200 unit mixed-use residential/medical building. Currently, John is the Resident Manager of a beautiful 108-unit luxury Co-op on the Upper West Side.
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Dean is a native New Yorker. He began his career in the industry as a building doorman and became interested in building operations. Through taking classes and studying, he earned many certifications and was able to work his way up to a Handyman position and then to a Resident Manager position. For the past three years, he has been the Resident Manager at Windsor Park Condominium in Manhattan, the same building where he began his career 13 years ago. Coincidently, Dean has been a member of the MRM Club since he became a Resident Manager, and accepted a position as a Trustee in 2017. Dean says that even though he doesn’t know how to throw a punch, he is a big fan of the UFC.
Brian Purovic was born and raised in Montenegro before coming to New York to follow in his family's footsteps. His family members, all of whom worked in the hospitality field, encouraged him to pursue a restaurant career. Brian spent 16 years developing his hospitality and social skills in the Rainbow Room, where he served and became acquainted with Hollywood stars and other dignitaries. While he enjoyed catering to customer needs, deep down Brian wanted to apply his skills to the building management field. He launched his new career with Related Management, and for the last 12 years has managed the staff of four different luxury buildings, ranging from the Upper East Side to Park Avenue and Midtown West.
Currently, Brian is managing the Park Imperial Condominium, where he has been able to utilize all the skills and experience he's developed over the years to thrive in the industry and lead his team to provide service at the highest standard.
When Brian isn't hard at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and skiing.
Joseph Cervini is a past President of the Manhattan Resident Manager's Club, of which he has been a member for 15 years. He is also the recipient of the 2018 Resident Manager of the Year Award. Joseph didn’t follow the usual path to becoming a Resident Manager. Growing up in New York in a fixer-upper, he was always trying to repair and remodel things. Luckily, his family members were knowledgeable in the plumbing, electrical and carpentry industry and they started teaching him their craft at a young age.