Gerard brings considerable experience in the luxury residential real estate market to Charles Rutenberg LLC. Gerard has over 15 years’ experience working in the Manhattan, New York market place, and at the New Jersey beach communities. Included within his entrepreneurial and corporate background, he holds experience as a realtor, and formerly licensed real estate appraiser. The knowledge gained from working as a bank appraiser is extremely useful when working with investors on more complex residential purchases and sales. While embracing an entrepreneurial spirit, he has enjoyed a successful career working within the corporate environment. During his tenure with a Fortune 500 company he managed the wholesale mortgage originations for central and southern New Jersey. He and his wife Barbara enjoyed a successful career as gallery owners, specializing in 20th century art & jewelry. From London, England Gerard has also lived and worked in Burgundy, St. Barth's, and joins together his professional international background with his real estate business. Gerard holds a BA Theater Management from Mountview, college, London, England and BA, Psychology from Marymount Manhattan College, NYC. Gerard actively supports the fine work of protecting helpless animals through 'An Act of Dog' non-profit foundation.