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Meet The Team

When we decided to form a business partnership back in 2006, we knew it would be something special. Not many brokers of our experience or influence form partnerships. Most go it alone, with junior agents that work to support them.

But our team is different – which means that as the team has grown, we have continued to break the mold.

Our team stands for honesty, integrity, and unwavering morals. That may sound like ‘just talk’, but it’s true, and our clients will speak to it (see what they have to say on Google here, or on our Testimonials page here). We will work endlessly to get you what you need and make the experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

We believe in being grateful for what we have, consistently showing up, and that New York is the best place to live in the world.

The Gasdaska Conlon Team specializes in residential Manhattan real estate, including luxury apartment rentals. Our team works with about 50% sellers and 50% buyers, so no matter your real estate needs, we can help.

Why We’re the Right Team For You

If you are looking to sell or rent a property you own, we’re the team for you. We will guide you every step of the way. We’ll tour your apartment, work with you to find a realistic and competitive price, and then market it until we’ve found the right buyer for you.

Are you looking to purchase a property in Manhattan? Let us help, and make the process fun again. We know how stressful finding properties that fit your individual needs can be. We’d love to take that load off your shoulders. We’ll work with you to quickly find exactly what you are looking for, help you put together an attractive offer, and guide you through the purchasing process all the way through closing.

Above all else, we are grateful for the careers we have been able to build, and those we share it with. Every member of our team is incredible at what they do, and we love working with each other. If you would like to get to know us more as individuals, see below.

If you are ready to get started, feel free to reach out. We’d love to speak with you, even if you are just dreaming.

John Gasdaska

John Gasdaska embraces each day at a time, with his first thought always of how he can be of service to others. This philosophy has never failed him, and helped him catapult his real estate business. Licensed since 1999 when he made the transition from the luxury hotel service industry, John specializes in selling residential real estate throughout Manhattan. He is a longtime annual member of Corcoran’s prestigious Multi-Million-Dollar Club, and consistently ranks in the Top 1% of 64,000 NRT Agents nationwide.In his tenure, John also served as Director of North America for Corcoran’s International Division, working directly with founder Barbara Corcoran and a team of top agents. In 2006, he formed a significant partnership with seasoned Corcoran broker, Jonathan Conlon. Their mission is to deliver the most superior, comprehensive, 24/7 expert service to their diverse, discerning clientele that includes high-profile New Yorkers in all fields of endeavor.

John’s personalized service, market knowledge, savvy negotiating skills, and thorough guidance streamline the purchase or sale process and truly set him apart. Yet his true key to success is the relationships with his clients. “Once a client, always a client,” he believes. These lasting bonds far outweigh simply making a sale, and the praise John receives is a testament to that:

John Gasdaska’s Testimonials

“John Gasdaska is exceptional. You can’t fake passion, and John’s true love for his clients makes for tremendous success. If you want honesty, great salesmanship, and extraordinary results, John’s the man. You can’t find a more dedicated professional than him.”
– Barbara Corcoran, Founder, The Corcoran Group

“John went out of his way to work with me and my schedule. He handled a difficult opposing broker with ease and grace and always communicated when things changed unexpectedly with clarity and concern. My experience in dealing with him was truly exceptional.”
– Erika Klauer, Analyst, Jennison & Associates

See more testimonials about John and the rest of the Gasdaska Conlon Team here.

More About John Gasdaska, Co-Founder of the Gasdsaska Conlon Team

A Pennsylvania native, John holds a Finance degree from Villanova University. Before real estate, he was Chief Concierge and Front Office Manager at Ian Schrager’s Royalton Hotel. Living in Manhattan for 30 years, with homes in the city and Hudson Valley, John is married and has a poodle named Bear. He is a very active volunteer at his Catholic Church, and in his community. He enjoys gardening, golf, theater, opera, and travel and currently sits on the Board of the off-Broadway Abingdon Theatre Company.

Learn more about John Gasdaska on his Corcoran profile.

Jonathan Conlon

Jonathan Conlon is exceptional in his client focus, knowledgeable of the New York market, and savvy at the art of real estate. Clients who work with him insist that they could not have been successful in their transaction without him, and appreciate the qualities we all seek in a real estate professional but rarely find: that is, honesty, compassion, focus on execution, and understanding the whole buying and selling experience.

Jonathan began his accomplished real estate career in 2002, working with a top agent at another prominent brokerage firm as a transaction manager. After honing his skills and a strong command of the process, he joined Corcoran in 2006 and formed a partnership with John Gasdaska. They have continued to align themselves with different seasoned brokers and garner coveted awards, among them consistent membership in the Multi-Million-Dollar Club and Corcoran Sales Councils, and ranking in the Top 1% of all NRT agents nationwide. Their goal is to deliver the most superior, comprehensive, 24/7 expert service to their diverse clientele that includes high-profile New Yorkers in all fields of endeavor.

Specializing in residential sales throughout Manhattan, as well as prime neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens, Jonathan advises his clients as though he were advising a member of his own family; and not just to get a deal done. He gives utmost attention to every client’s needs, keeping them calm and informed at every step while making a big decision and complex transaction simpler and more manageable.

Jonathan Conlon’s Testimonials

“Jonathan’s extensive hours of hand-holding as we navigated the at-times unorthodox requirements of our coop board proved invaluable.”
– Sarah Richardson & Alexander Kopelman

“Jonathan is exceptional in his client focus. We would not have been successful in our purchase without him. He represents the qualities we all seek in a real estate professional but rarely find: honesty, compassion, focus on execution, and understanding the whole home buying experience.”
– Kamal Bhatia

See more testimonials about Jonathan and the rest of the Gasdaska Conlon Team here.

More About Jonathan Conlon, Co-Founder of the Gasdsaska Conlon Team

A native of Dubuque, Iowa, Jonathan earned a Business degree from Iowa State University and previously worked in business/account management. He was raised to always be honest and forthright, and it has served him well. His keen attention to detail and aptitude for problem solving enable him to skillfully navigate and negotiate real estate deals. He is also generous with his time and insights, and mentors many young agents in the business. Residing in Forest Hills, Queens, with his wife and daughter, Jonathan also lived in the East Village for many years. He thoroughly enjoys being part of each client’s unique real estate journey, no matter where it leads.

Learn more about Jonathan Conlon on his Corcoran Profile.

TJ Verdiglione

Real estate is about people and relationships, not just properties and commission. T.J. serves his real estate clients with the highest degree of ethics and believes that as a sales professional, he must always put the needs of his buyers and sellers first.

‘I thoroughly enjoy helping someone find a home, as well as an investment they can feel good about. As a member of the GC Team at Corcoran’s Eastside office, we specialize in all sales and rental types in the residential market, including full building sales throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.’

From a family of real estate owners/investors, T.J. has a passion for the industry that extended to his career. While at a major residential and commercial construction & development firm specialized in luxury properties, he provided effective sales, operational and administrative support to the owner, as well as for prominent Kushner Company projects like 38 Monroe Place, 27 Monroe and 100 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights. T.J. acquired insider knowledge of many facets of the business from property types, land acquisition, building materials, renovations, and property conversions to client relations.

More About TJ Verdiglione, Member of The Gasdaska Conlon Team

Prior to real estate, he demonstrated his sales savvy and client service skills as a sales consultant, sales manager, and personal trainer in the fitness world, where he consistently surpassed all sales objectives. T.J. is extremely in-tuned to people’s needs, astute to issues, and able to solve them quickly while providing exemplary results. Diligence, organization, communication, and accessibility are key reasons clients place their trust in him.

‘Every day, I wake up with the motivation to make the world a better place and enhance people’s lives, even if it’s one apartment at a time.’

A native of Freehold, NJ, T.J. holds a New York State Real Estate Salesperson License and is a proud member of REBNY, and is thrilled to be working with John Gasdaska, Jonathan Conlon, and the rest of the Gasdaska Conlon Team. His hobbies include fitness and sports of all kinds, especially basketball.

Learn more about TJ on his Corcoran profile.

Fabio Petrolino

With an extensive client-focused sales background under his belt, Fabio has always believed “Invest in me, and I’ll invest in you,” is how he approaches every client’s needs. Fabio is always focused on providing high-end service tailored to their priorities every step of the way.

Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, another great U.S. melting pot city, Fabio later left it all behind to come to New York without ever visiting before and couldn’t be happier. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.S. in General Business Administration and pursued his deep passion for sales in the luxury fashion industry.

More About Fabio Petrolino, Member of the Gasdaska Conlon Team

For almost a decade, Fabio was a top sales producer and stylist for such elite companies as Valentino, Louis Vuitton in Sydney Australia, Barneys, and others. As a brand ambassador for Saint Laurent at Neiman Marcus and Celine at Bergdorf Goodman, he achieved record-breaking numbers while substantially spearheading the multi-million-dollar businesses. Fabio reached the pinnacle of high-end sales as a fashion advisor for Chanel before taking the leap of faith into real estate.

“In sales, you always have to show up with a can-do attitude, actively listen to your clients, and customize your service while tenaciously delivering results.”

He thrives in a competitive environment and enjoys collaborating with others. “I strive to build relationships and establish rapport with my real estate clients in an organic way that resonates with them. They can trust me to protect their best interest and respond promptly to their questions and needs, providing close guidance until we find the home they love.”

Currently residing in Midtown West, Fabio speaks fluent Portuguese and conversational Spanish. When not matching people with their perfect homes, you can find him at the gym five days a week, and spending time outdoors. Traveling is also a huge passion of his and he enjoys exploring new corners of the world any chance he gets

Learn more about Fabio Petrolino on his Corcoran profile.

Daniel Champoli

Daniel and the seasoned real estate team he works with at The Corcoran Group will help you navigate one of the most important decisions and investments of your life: your home. Serving as Office Manager for the Gasdaska Conlon Team at the flagship Eastside office, he feels fortunate to learn the ropes of the industry from such an amazing group of realtors, and is committed to supporting his colleagues and clients with utmost focus and attention to detail.

Armed with extensive experience in customer service/client relations, Daniel is reputed to be a great listener, clear communicator, excellent collaborator, and confident guide when helping others achieve their goals. He is kind, compassionate, and insightful about New York City where he grew up and has lived for many years.

More About Daniel Champoli, Member of the Gasdaska Conlon Team

A native New Yorker from Queens, Daniel honed his skills from his background in the nonprofit and academic worlds. After spending seven years in Rome, Italy, where he studied philosophy and theology, he returned to NYC as a member of the Catholic Clergy. Daniel served in various parishes in Brooklyn and Queens doing pastoral work and teaching undergraduate philosophy. In 2015, after transitioning out of Ministry, he became business manager of a large parish in Manhattan. There, facility management became one of his main tasks, which sparked an interest in real estate, which prompted him to join John Gasdaska and Jonathan Conlon on The Gasdaska Conlon Team.

Also musically inclined, Daniel graced churches all over the city, and in Rome, with his talents as a pipe organist. He particularly loves the works of J.S. Bach. Daniel speaks Italian, and likes such outdoor activities as hiking and biking in his free time. He resides in Queens with his husband Jeremy, a designer from Melbourne, and their Maltese-Terrier Daisy.

Learn more about Daniel Champoli on his Corcoran profile.