Richard grew up in Valley Stream NY, graduated from Union College and moved back to NYC in 1983. He has a background in finance, sales and customer service having been Regional Director of a large UK based Software Company on Wall Street. In 2003, after 20 years on Wall Street, Richard joined Halstead Property and has had a rising career culminating in 2012 when he was enshrined in the Diamond Club at Halstead Property honoring those agents who have made a single sale of over $10M. Since then he has closed two more $10M transactions. Richard and his wife Stacy, President and Owner of Fischer Travel, have lived on the Upper East Side since 1983. Richard sits on the Board of Directors of Ramapo For Children, a not-for- profit organization that works on behalf of children, including those with special needs, enabling them to succeed in the classroom, at home, and in life. The two of them are quite active with Memorial Sloan Kettering and Breast Cancer Research as well as Cornell University where their son Max graduated from the School for Hotel Administration.