Our Team

Benjamin O. Ringel
President and CEO
Benjamin founded Armstrong in 2001 and is involved in all aspects of the company. Benjamin is responsible for all acquisitions, financings, redevelopments, new developments, and management of existing assets. Prior to founding Armstrong, Benjamin practiced real estate law at Blank Rome Tenzer Greenblatt LLP for three years ending November 2000. Benjamin received a BA from New York University and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.

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ext: 2225

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Joseph Povinelli
Senior Vice President, Director of Operations and Leasing
Joseph Povinelli joined Armstrong as Senior Vice President Director of Operations and Leasing with over 34 years of experience in the shopping center business. Most recently he served as Vice President of Leasing for Marx Realty & Improvement Company, Inc. where he oversaw the leasing for 6 million square feet approximately 78 properties in 20 states. Prior to Marx, he served as Senior Vice President Director of Leasing at Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE:AKR), a full service retail real estate investment trust, where he oversaw the leasing of a 13 million square foot portfolio for 7 years.
Prior to that Mr. Povinelli spent 12 years as a regional real estate representative at Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO) in Saddle Brook New Jersey, responsible for leasing approximately 4 million square feet of regional and neighborhood shopping centers located in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
He started his career in 1981 as a Leasing Representative for Net Properties Management, currently part of Centro Properties Group (ASX:CNP), where he was responsible for the leasing of neighborhood shopping centers and office buildings primarily in the Northeast and Florida.
Mr. Povinelli is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers as well as the Real Estate Board of New York. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from Long Island University’s C.W. Post campus.

Phone: 212.661.5999
ext: 2228

Fax: 212.661.8963

Ian Steiner
Vice President - Management
Ian joined Armstrong to oversee all hospitality operations and development. Ian is also responsible for management of the existing portfolio, renewals of existing leases and working with outside leasing brokers to secure new tenants. Prior to joining Armstrong, Ian worked for The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company in their real estate department and for Branded Concept Development as Project Manager. Ian received his Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management with a concentration in Hotel Development from New York University.

Phone: 212.661.5999
ext: 2236

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Rita Canonizado
Controller
Rita Joined Armstrong as the Controller with over 25 years of experience in property and corporate accounting, and financial and investor reporting. Rita is responsible for overseeing the accounting department. Prior to joining Armstrong, she began her career at SL Green as their first accountant, followed by Jones Lang Wooten Realty Advisors, MBL Life Assurance, Summit Bank, SJP Properties, Applied Companies, and Stonemar. Rita holds a degree from New York University.

Phone: 212.661.5999
ext: 2233

Fax: 212.661.8963