RMA’s Key Staff

Chuck Lesnick, President

Chuck has worked for Rental & Management Associates at various points during his career when he was not working in public service. He is the former Deputy Counsel & Assistant Commissioner for the New York State Homes & Community Renewal. He started the Lesnick OZ Fund in 2019 and is a partner in the O3 Asset Management Fund. The former Yonkers City Council President, Lesnick championed adaptive re-use of historic buildings, smart growth & transit-oriented development, and a robust Affordable Housing Ordinance. In a previous stint as Yonkers Director of Economic Development, he helped plant the seeds of the current waterfront downtown renaissance by obtaining funds to restore the historic Yonkers City Pier and led the efforts to obtain and restore Federal and state Economic Development Zone designations. At various points in his career Lesnick worked for the NYS Urban Development Corporation as the Director of Commercial Revitalization and for the US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development as both a Community Building and Economic Development Specialist for the NY/NJ Region. He also served as a Regional Representative to former Governor Mario Cuomo and also to Governor Andrew Cuomo for Westchester, Rockland & Putnam. Lesnick is a past President of the Westchester Municipal Officials Association and also served on the Westchester Collaborative Tax Assessment Commission. He has a BA in Economics & Political Science from Yale, a Masters in Policy Analysis & Economic Development from Princeton’s School of Public & International Affairs, and a JD from the NYU School of Law. 

Len Schwartz, Chief Operating Officer

Len has responsible for approximately 2500 residential and commercial units throughout New York City. He has improved maintenance procedures while reducing overall costs. He is experienced in compliance with rent regulation HUD and state Tax Credits for moderate income, and commercial tenants. He Co-authored several development proposals for low and moderate-income housing with ancillary commercial tenants and participated in their development. He is also a Partner and Manager for the Bronx Housing Investment Group where he developed and managed 187 units of Tax Credit Housing through the NYC Neighborhood Entrepreneur Program. He successfully worked with residents and HPD to create a relocation and rehabilitation plan allowing units to be fully renovated. He started the Davina OZ Fund in 2019 and is a partner in the O3 Asset Management Fund.

Anil Ikram, Chief Financial Officer

Anil holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Herbert Lehman College. His many responsibilities include preparing and submitting monthly and quarterly financial statements (trial balance, profit/loss statement, balance sheet, including the schedule of accounts receivable and payable) to partners/owners. He records monthly accruals and analyzes income and expense accounts for accuracy. He serves as the liaison for the acquisitions and sales of properties. Reconcile cash and escrow accounts to bank statements. Prepare, and ensure process of documentation for reimbursement from operating and replacement reserve accounts. Oversee accounts payable, receivable, payroll, and legal departments. Interact with employees on a daily basis to resolve issues and other technical questions they have encountered. Prepare and submit all year’s end financial statements to independent auditors to prepare tax returns. Prepare and submit RPIE report to the City of New York for eligible properties. Supervise accounting staff and activities.