From 1974 to 1983 he worked as a writer, performer and producer for clients such as Frank Oz’s Dreamstuff as a puppeteer, published various articles and poetry, ghost wrote for TV soap opera, produced packaging and provided marketing for publishers such as Random House, especially in conjunction with major studios film & paperback releases involving Columbia Pictures writing in various capacities also for regular major clients including RCA and NBC and smaller motion picture producers such as Independent International Pictures. Along the way he managed to sell a few joke batches to Rodney Dangerfield and Johnny Carson among other comedians as well. Robert is co-founder of Starrunner, LLC. and Shark Pen Productions, LLC. with three feature films under his belt as Associate and/or Executive Producer.
Robert is also a third generation real estate professional licensed in New York and New Jersey, currently Listing Agent for the $4.7B Transit Oriented Development known as 15X Parking & Allied Junction involving those 65 acres touching and surrounding the Lautenberg Train Station in Secaucus, NJ at the heart of the Meadowlands where residential, office, retail, hotel, casino and marina development will come to life over the coming decade.
In 1983 Robert joined Kwartler Associates, Inc. and Kwartler Realty, Inc. which were founded by his father & brother in 1980. They functioned as developers, brokers, property managers and syndicators of real estate related limited partnerships. Robert was Broker of Record in 2013 and 2014. From 1983 to 1989 he was engaged with property management on behalf of the Kwartler Companies’ multi-billion dollar private and institutional clients. When the family firm was sold to Avison Young in 2014 the company was handling approximately six million square feet of institutional real estate for a cadre of multi-billion dollar institutional clients.
A recognized specialist in tax lien investing & acquisition and REO disposition, from 1989 to 2011 Robert developed and grew several multi-million dollar privately and institutionally owned tax lien portfolios spanning several states serviced by Kwartler Associates, Inc. and related partnerships. In connection with his tax lien activity, Robert served as Chairman of the Scholarship Committee of the Tax Collectors & Treasurers Association of New Jersey from 1993 to 2014, establishing statewide political contacts over these decades. He remains very actively engaged with tax lien related philanthropic real estate development in Paterson, NJ especially concerning the veterans housing.