About us

Gontar Management LLC was founded in 1999 with a focus on affordable housing. The company grew from one small building in Queens, NY to over 16 properties in Westchester County that encompass over 150,000 square feet of residential and commercial space. Over its eighteen year history, the firm has developed the ability to acquire and rehabilitate properties while building a reputation based on quality workmanship and service. The company continues to innovate and grow with the changing market environments and tenant needs.

Michael Gontar | President

Mr Michael Gontar is the President and founder of Gontar Management LLC which focuses on residential properties in the NY region. The firm started off with just one residential building in 1999 and has grown to a portfolio of 16 residential buildings as well as 3 commercial properties as of 2014 located in Westchester, NY. Michael also serves as the Chief Investment Officer at a NY based investment firm where he oversees $3.5bn in assets. Michael also serves as a Director on six company boards ranging from semiconductors to modular building leasing. Michael is a graduate of the NYU Stern School of Business.

Leon Vaysburd | Managing Director

Mr. Leon Vaysburd joined Gontar Management in 2010 and is responsible for overseeing all day-to-day operations of the firm. Under Leon’s leadership, Gontar Management grew into a vertically integrated real estate organization. Leon has grown the firm to manage all aspects of acquisition, construction and property management and combined with a hands-on approach resulting in low tenant turn over and vacancy. Leon is a licensed real estate appraiser and has worked for a NY Based real estate appraising firm before joining Gontar Management. Leon also worked for Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank after graduating from the NYU Stern School of Business .