Press Release

Herold Named to Board of Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook University

February 10, East Meadow — David E. Herold, Partner in the Banking and Commercial Lending Group at Certilman Balin, has been named to the board of the Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook University.

Mr. Herold represents institutional lenders financing multifamily and commercial properties and documenting credit facilities for middle market and small business borrowers.  His lending experience includes transactions in conventional mortgage, construction, leasehold, mezzanine, and receivable financing, bridge financing related EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program projects, and capital improvement loans to condominiums and homeowner associations.  Although much of his practice is focused on multifamily properties, the subject real estate collateral of his transactions spans a vast range from small mixed-use buildings to landmark properties, including New York City’s renowned Flatiron Building.   

Mr. Herold graduated from St. Johns University School of Law and earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Boston College. He is also an alumnus of Chaminade High School, 1987. 

He also serves on the Board of Directors of Long Island Cares/The Harry Chapin Food Bank, Inc. and currently chairs its Fundraising and Development Committee. 

For further information, contact Debra Scala Giokas, Director of Marketing at Certilman Balin,

About the Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook University

For over 40 years, the Institute has met the evolving needs of Long Island real estate professionals and of the industry they serve.  Through its Affiliation with the School of Business at Stony Brook University and along with the experience of its board of directors, the Institute serves as a respected spokesperson on contemporary issues and as a resource for professional career development through symposia, white papers, luncheons, course work and social media. Equally important is its commitment to meeting the needs of entrants into the real estate community by providing hands-on training, meaningful internships, networking opportunities, scholarships and future graduate programs.

About Certilman Balin

Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP has grown into Long Island’s second largest full-service law firm with offices in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Its 15 practice areas include: real estate, real property tax certiorari and condemnation, cooperative and condominium, land use, environmental law, corporate/securities, litigation, commercial lending, labor relations/employment law, bankruptcy and debtor/creditor rights, nonprofit/tax exempt and religious organizations, trusts and estates, elder law, telecommunications law, and criminal law. For further information, visit