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Episode 18: It's A Family Thing w/ Celia Iervasi, Ariana DiMattina, & Frank DiMattina

Host/CEO James Prendamano sits down with our very own agent Hall of Famer and Realtor of the Year Celia Iervasi and Frank and Ariana DiMattina. They discuss what it's like being newer agents and give some valuable real estate insights in today's market.

  • Background
  • First Time Home Buyer Tips
  • Past, Present, Future
  • Buy or Sell


Episode 17: The Financing Playbook w/ The Mortgage Quarterback Jeff Van Note

Host/CEO James Prendamano sits down with the Mortgage Quarterback, Jeff Van Note of Deposit That. Jeff has incredible knowledge on the mortgage, loans, and banking industry. Listen as they take a deep dive into banks and how they are analyzing deals. If you are looking for a loan then find out what you might need in order to get approved.

  • Jeff's Background
  • Current State Of Mortgages
  • How Banks Operate
  • Futures

Follow Jeff on Instagram: @jeffvannotesr


Episode 16: ALL IN w/ Carlos Reyes, Serial Entrepreneur, Motivator, Real Estate Investor

Host/CEO James Prendamano sits down with Carlos Reyes, serial entrepreneur, motivator, real estate investor, co-founder of ALL IN Nation. Carlos is truly an inspiration and is living the absolute American dream. From extreme poverty to complete success, his hard work and ability to overcome adversity has led him to build 25 businesses, of which 7 are already grossing 7 figures a year. Incredible story to tell and we are grateful that he has shared it with us.

  • Owner of over 25 businesses
  • 7 businesses grossing 7 figures
  • Living the American Dream
  • Inspiration to all

Follow Carlos on Instagram: @carlosreyes


Episode 15: The Power Hour: Finding Our Brightest Light During The Darkest Time

Host/CEO James Prendamano sits down with Reverend Doctor Demetrius Carolina, Executive Director of Central Family Living Center. Topics discussed:

  • Reverend Doctor's History
  • Mental Health
  • Helping The Community
  • Important New Initiatives

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Episode 14: Go Big or Go Home! The Valpak Way With CEO Sean Conaghan

Host/CEO James Prendamano sits down with Sean Conaghan, CEO of Valpak. Topics discussed:

  • Sean's History
  • Meeting The Great Pele
  • Soccer Career
  • Love of Sales
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • Save Local NYC

Save Local NYC is offering $1,000,000 of Media Money to small businesses. Find out how you can get your share.

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Episode 13: The Rise Of Gotham Trinity: New Video Content Ideas With Gotham Trinity Productions

Host/CEO James Prendamano sits down with Todd Bivona,
co-founder of Gotham Trinity Productions & special guest Becca Matulonis (who surprises us at the end with a little singing!). Topics discussed:

  • Todd's History
  • What Is Gotham Trinity Productions?
  • How To Produce A TV Show
  • Video Content Ideas
  • New Show Idea For CP
  • Upcoming Film Productions



Episode 12: Efficiency Through Empowerment: Self Help Tips With The Deal Ninja, Rob Nixon

Host/CEO James Prendamano sits down with our very own Deal Ninja, Rob Nixon. Topics discussed:

  • Rob's History and Success
  • Self Help and Empowerment
  • Looking At Things In Different Ways
  • A New Venture: Capex Funding NYC

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Episode 11: Small Business, Big Challenges; What Small Businesses Are Currently Going Through

Host/CEO James Prendamano sits down with Mario Ferraro, owner of Marie's restaurant on Staten Island. Topics discussed:

  • How Mario Got Started Cooking
  • New Regulations Put Forth Because Of COVID-19
  • Challenges Restaurants Face
  • New Restaurant Opening: Vitalia
  • The Future Ahead

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Episode 10: It's A Cultural Thing: Snug Harbor; The History, The Mystery, & The Intrigue

Host/CEO James Prendamano sits down with CEO & President of Snug Harbor, Aileen Fuchs. Topics discussed:

Episode 9: The Wizard of O.Z.: The Benefits of Opportunity Zones

Host/CEO James Prendamano chats with Matthew Rappaport of Falcon Rappaport & Berkman PLLC. Matt is an expert on solving the most complex issues and addressing the most sophisticated needs of the real estate, closely held business, and private equity communities. This episode gets deep into Opportunity Zones, how beneficial they are and how under utilized they are. Tons of value in this one. You can reach Matt at Visit his website for more information.


Episode 8: Keeping It Realtor: How The Staten Island Real Estate Market Is Adapting

Host/CEO James Prendamano sits down with Sandy Krueger, CEO of Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR). Topics covered in this episode include:

  • Sandy Krueger's History
  • Staten Island Real Estate Market
  • Real Estate Agents Adapting
  • The Future of Staten Island Real Estate

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Episode 7: Hackers, and Viruses, and Malware OH MY!: How To Protect Your Tech featuring Tekie Geek

Host/CEO James Prendamano sits down with Mike Bloomfield, proprietor of Tekie Geek, a team of experts that can become your outsourced IT department. Topics covered in this episode include:

  • Tekie Geek History
  • Video Gaming
  • Technology in Real Estate
  • Cyber Security
  • The Dark Web

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Episode 6: The "JMan" Plan: How To Market Yourself As A Real Estate Agent

Host/CEO James Prendamano sits down with Jeremias "JMan" Maneiro, International Speaker, Video influencer, Social Medial Specialist and Architect of The American Dream. Topics covered in this episode include:

  • Social Media Use
  • What To Post, Where To Post, When To Post
  • Technology Being Used In Real Estate
  • Where The Market Is Going

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Episode 5: 6 Degrees of Mike Menicucci

Host/CEO James Prendamano sits with Mike Menicucci, Principal at Menicucci Villa Cilmi PLLC law firm. We learn from one of the best in the business how to build a sustainable practice that stands the test of time. We touch on many topics including:

  • Zoning Law
  • Litigation
  • Force Majeure
  • Banking Division
  • Managing a practice with nearly 400 bank closings a month
  • Assisting 660 clients with PPP loans
  • Business life after coronavirus
  • Predictions for how the landscape of NYC will be forever changed

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Episode 4: The King Of Comps: How To Take Advantage Of Undervalued Real Estate

Host/CEO James Prendamano is joined by our most senior real estate agent, Brian McGowan as they discuss topics including:

  • Highest Comps Set by Brian
  • Manufacturing Property - Staten Island vs. Other Areas
  • Rezoning of Properties
  • Capitalizing On The Market
  • New Tech Developed To Automatically Identify Deals
  • Working Relationship Between Two Complete Opposites

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Episode 3: Take The Plunge: Investing In Staten Island

Staten Island offers a safe alternative to real estate speculators to make investments in this NYC market. CEO James Prendamano is joined by Office Manager John Vernazza as they discuss real estate after coronavirus and how Staten Island compares to the other boroughs when looking to buy or lease property.

  • John Vernazza's History
  • Staten Island Real Estate Market
  • Real Estate After Coronavirus
  • Real Estate Agent Training

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Episode 2: Digital Marketing 101

Digital Marketing 101: Casandra Properties takes the listener through everything you need to know about how to stay at the top of your field in this ever changing, fiercely competitive digital marketplace, featuring Peter Gambino CMO at Casandra Properties.

  • Peter's Employment History
  • All Things Digital
  • SEO
  • Blogs
  • Imagery

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Episode 1: Company History & Introduction

Welcome to our very first podcast featuring our CEO James Prendamano and Operations Manager Rebecca Matulonis. Topics discussed in this episode are the history of Casandra Properties, the CoronaVirus, the Breadcrumb Methodology To Get Retail Deals Done, and more.

  • 01:19 Company Founded
  • 07:40 Upcoming Guests
  • 17:28 Small Businesses
  • 26:00 Coronavirus
  • 28:25 Influences

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Real Estate Podcast

Casandra Properties Real Estate Podcast features CEO James Prendamano as your host.  He covers topics ranging from real estate investing to the Staten Island housing market to commercial leasing and everything in between.  This podcast is a great resource for new real estate agents as well as seasoned veterans that are looking for a perspective from an experienced broker that has closed and negotiated large multi-million dollar deals.  

Podcast Guests

We have a lot of great guests lined up.  Some real estate professionals, elected officials, investors, celebrities, and many more.  If you would like to be a guest on our podcast please reach out and email us at  We welcome all guests that can provide value and education to our real estate audience.


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