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About Argyris S. Argitakos
Argyris was born in Montreal, Canada and raised in New York City. He attended Hofstra University where he attained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Public Accounting. He later attended California State University where he attained a Master of Arts degree in Humanities graduating Magna Cum Laude. Prior to his immersion in the Real Estate sector, Argyris was involved in the start-up and successful operation of a variety of businesses in the automotive and hospitality sectors.
In 2001, upon his completion from New York University’s Real Estate Institute, Argyris commenced his professional career in the Real Estate sector of NYC. Proud of his Hellenic background and Spartan familial roots, in 2004 Argyris moved to Athens, Greece where he lived for over eight years. While in Greece he was involved in residential multi-family and vacation home development and construction as well as the development of Triad Real Estate, a successful real estate brokerage firm that operates in central Athens. Argyris has managed the Commercial Properties division of Aspis Real Estate, in Athens, at the time heading up a team with more than 35 agents; during that period, he personally handled and oversaw over 500 real estate transactions having a value of over 450 million Euros. While based in Athens, Argyris traveled extensively throughout Europe attaining valuable experience in working with an international clientele while facilitating their real estate transactions in Greece.
Since 2013, Argyris has focused his efforts on the Commercial Real Estate and Construction sectors of the Greater New York City area; applying his skills and knowledge in investment properties, retail leasing, industrial and hospitality sites, as well as new development sites; he is a NYS-licensed realtor with R New York. Supplementing this activity, Argyris also serves as an executive in the Commercial Construction sector. Currently serving as Chief Strategic Officer and partner of Argento General Construction, LLC, a leading construction management firm based in New York City. The firm specializes in retail store buildouts and high-end residential improvements. Current and past clients include some of the top-tier fashion icons such as Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Kiton, Etro, Canali, and Breitling to name few. Furthermore, as an EPA-Certified Risk Assessor, Argyris heads up Argento Environmental which provides essential environmental services for property owners and managers.
Argyris is an accomplished, innovative, and detail oriented professional possessing exquisite interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills. He has a can-do philosophy utilizing outside-the-box thinking and a demonstrated ability to deliver results. Argyris has attained the coveted NYCP designation (New York Commercial Professional) from REBNY (Real Estate Board of New York), he is a member of the National Association of Realtors, New York State Association of Realtors, as well as the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors (HGAR).
He was past-President and currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Manhattan-based Chapter of the American Hellenic Educational & Progressive Association (AHEPA), Delphi 25 which was founded in 1923 and is part of the oldest and largest Greek American organization globally. The historic Delphi Chapter # 25 is the first AHEPA Chapter organized in New York State having been founded in 1923; it has a glorious past with many esteemed past and current members including the late Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), President of the USA. During his tenure as President, Argyris was instrumental in revitalizing this historic AHEPA Chapter and in only a few years making it the largest and one of the most dynamic Chapters in the AHEPA global domain.
As an avid “foodie” Argyris enjoys spending his leisure time partaking in NYC’s restaurant landscape and enjoying premium cigar smoking at the few remaining cigar bars and lounges in Manhattan. Above all a family man, Argyris’ priority is his immediate family; married to his high-school sweetheart, Ellie, for 40+ years, he is a proud father of two beautiful young ladies with two exquisite gentlemen as sons-in-law and an even prouder grandfather of five vibrant young boys