Joseph Zuritsky is largely responsible for the extraordinary growth realized by Parkway over the last forty years. The son of company founders Herman and Lee Zuritsky, Joe Zuritsky was literally born into the parking industry. Beginning as a cashier at the age of 15, Mr. Zuritsky was able to learn the business from the ground up. Mr. Zuritsky went on to get his B.S. in Business Administration and his Juris Doctorate from Temple University. He is active in many civic and charitable organizations in the Philadelphia area. Today, his varied experience and extraordinary reputation have helped him to forge close relationships with many of the nation's preeminent office, retail, and residential developers. He has consulted and partnered with municipalities, public and private corporations, not-for-profit entities and institutions. His remarkable depth of knowledge and creativity make him one of the industry's foremost experts in real estate development and parking management.
President and Chief Executive Officer
As President and CEO, Robert Zuritsky has positioned Parkway to continue as an industry leader in parking management, development, and technology. Mr. Zuritsky began his parking and business education at age 12 by working various field positions at Parkway's facilities, advancing steadily through the ranks until ultimately assuming the positions of President in 2002 and CEO in 2019. In his role, Mr. Zuritsky oversees each of Parkway's departments and leads the Company's strategic growth through garage acquisition, real estate development, and new management opportunities. Mr. Zuritsky received his M.B.A. from Temple University in 2001, currently serves as the President of the Philadelphia Parking Association, a director and President-elect of the NPA, and an active member of the Young Presidents Organization. He also actively serves on nine boards, including a financial institution, several parking technology companies, and the Philadelphia Municipal Authority, in addition to supporting the arts and a number of charitable organizations.
Executive VP and Chief Administrative Officer
As one of Parkway’s third generation owners, Ms. Boni started her career at Parkway in 1990 after completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at the George Washington University. Ms. Boni spent several years working in parking operations as an Assistant Manager and Facility Manager before becoming the Claims Manager and was next elevated to the position of Vice President, Risk and Claims Management.
As such, Ms. Boni oversaw the investigation of incidents for all facilities, as well as general safety and risk management for Parkway. Ms. Boni was also tasked with managing some of Parkway’s insurance policies. In 2013, Ms. Boni obtained her Masters of Business Administration from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Ms. Boni’s role was then expanded to include oversight of Parkway’s Asset Protection Department. In 2017, Ms. Boni was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, and the following year her job responsibilities expanded further to include oversight of both Parkway’s Human Resources and Accounting Departments.
Ms. Boni has fostered Parkway’s annual United Way Campaign and has created a partnership with the Laura Waring School in Fairmount Park to provide volunteer opportunities for Parkway employees, as well as to provide financial assistance to the school to begin a music program and to expand the school’s art program. Her ownership perspective and intimate knowledge of operations makes her a critical link to important internal processes. Ms. Boni is an active leader in our community; her involvement includes serving as the current Chairman of the Board of Directors for Jewish Family and Children’s Service and serving on Board of Federation Women’s Philanthropy.
Senior Vice President of Operations and COO
Paul began his career at Parkway Corporation as an Assistant Field Operations Manager in 1984. After exhibiting extraordinary promise in his management of numerous Philadelphia parking facilities, he was promoted to Director of Marketing where he contributed to the company's strategic growth. He left in 1992 to run the Mid-Atlantic Region for the nation's largest parking company then rejoined Parkway Corporation in 1999 as the Vice President of Business Development. In 2001, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations where he undertook an extensive organizational restructuring initiative and focused on increasing revenue, reducing expenses and improving customer service. Mr. Ierubino is currently overseeing operational integration of cutting edge revenue control systems into Parkway's larger garages and automated facilities. Since their installation, operations have been substantially streamlined, garage efficiency increased, and customer service and employee quality show marked improvement.
Senior Vice President - Real Estate and Development
Brian Berson joined Parkway Corporation in 2018. Brian has over 20 years of experience including institutional quality experience and skills. He has led some of the region's most prominent master plans and office developments. Previously, Mr. Berson served as Vice President of Development for Brandywine Realty Trust where leading projects in New Jersey and Washington, DC. Mr. Berson was also the Vice President of Leasing and Development at Liberty Property Trust, where he had overall responsibility for the firm's leasing, development, and asset management activity at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. His experience also includes development positions in Washington, DC at LCOR including management of the 2.4 million square foot United States Patent and Trademark Office project and at Hines - where he served as Construction Manager for the Gannet/USA TODAY Headquarters project. Mr. Berson received his Master of Architecture from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and his Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis School of Architecture. Brian holds a Pennsylvania real estate license, a Pennsylvania architecture license and a National Council for Architectural Registration Board certificate. Mr. Berson sits on the Board of Trustees at Philadelphia's Charter High School for Architecture and Design, the Board of Trustees of the Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance, and has been featured prominently as a guest lecturer, panelist, and instructor at many of the region's premier universities and higher learning institutions. He is also a Green Advantage certified professional and currently serves on the Real Estate Development and Contractors Subcommittee of Philadelphia's Special Commission on Regulatory Review and Reform.
Senior Vice President - Finance and General Counsel
Howard Trachtman joined Parkway Corporation in 1999 as Vice President and General Counsel. In 2007 Mr. Trachtman assumed the leadership of the company's finance department. In that capacity Mr. Trachtman is responsible for the company's relationships with its lenders as well as the finance, treasury, and loss prevention components of the company's business. As Parkway's chief legal officer, Mr. Trachtman is responsible for all aspects of Parkway's legal affairs, and is intimately involved in the structuring and negotiation of Parkway's acquisition, financing, equity investment, leasing, and management transactions. Mr. Trachtman also oversees the company's license and permit compliance program and supervises the work of outside counsel in all matters, including tax planning, development projects, and litigation. Prior to joining Parkway Mr. Trachtman was an attorney in the real estate department at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen LLP, a major Philadelphia law firm featuring one of the nation's leading real estate practices, where he handled a wide variety of commercial real estate acquisition, financing, and development transactions (including several major portfolio acquisitions, dispositions, and financings) for clients in the shopping center, office, and hotel industries. Mr. Trachtman graduated from Clark University, cum laude, with honors in history, and earned his law degree at The George Washington University, where he graduated with honors and was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. Mr. Trachtman is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia Bar Associations.
Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Marketing Officer
RJ Juliano joined Parkway Corporation in February of 2016 as our CIO and, in 2020, was also promoted to the CMO role. He is responsible for the innovative integration of industry–leading technology, marketing, strategy, project management and operations company-wide. Mr. Juliano has over 25 years of business leadership and consulting experience specializing in technology strategy, media & marketing, operations, team development, and business process. In short, he helps to create environments where people want to work and customers enjoy doing business. Prior to joining Parkway, Mr. Juliano served in executive technology and marketing/media leadership roles in the real estate, higher education, and investment industries. He has also served as chairman and treasurer of the Society for Information Management (SIM) Philadelphia Chapter and was previously co-chairman of the advisory committee for Realcomm. Mr. Juliano has also been advisor and board member for several technology companies. Additionally, he serves on the Finance Committee and as Chairman of the Investment Committee of TechImpact, a technology non-profit. RJ earned both his Master’s degree in Business Administration and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware.
John joined the Parkway Corporation team in early 2016. As Managing Director, his charge is to grow the company’s portfolio and brand awareness in existing markets and to develop new markets for expansion. Following his graduation from the US Military Academy at West Point, John’s professional career began with service to our country as an Army Infantry officer. His leadership experience ranges from US Army combat infantry operations to teams of professionals assembled to work on real estate projects across the United States. He has hands-on experience in all of the disciplines of commercial real estate. His leadership responsibilities have included the entire real estate asset acquisition, development and management processes. In addition, John has led the workouts and turnarounds of companies across North America and trained corporate leaders in the implementation of sound leadership and best practices for business as an international management consultant. John’s passion is helping people to discover they can achieve things they don’t think are within their capabilities – especially when it builds relationships and leads to discovering value. Additionally, John serves as Executive Chairman of Blackbird Health, a disruptive adolescent psychiatry enterprise.
Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer
Peter Arbes joined Parkway Corporation in early 2020 as our Chief Accounting Officer. He is responsible for directing accounting, revenue control, and taxation for the organization. Drawing on over 25 years of experience within accounting and real estate finance, Mr. Arbes also manages financial reporting, planning and internal controls, as well as supporting the expanding growth of Parkway and its investments.
Prior to joining Parkway, Mr. Arbes held a leadership roles with Campus Apartments where he served as Senior Vice President of Finance. During his thirteen-year career with Campus, he created and led the financial accounting, investor reporting, taxation and financial systems during the company’s largest period of expansion. Peter’s past experience includes Controller roles for major REITs such as GMH Communities Trust and Keystone Property Trust, where he led the SEC reporting and supported the accounting functions and business integrations.
After graduating from Mount Saint Mary’s University with a degree in Finance and Accounting, Peter started his professional career in public accounting, culminating at RSM, a national audit and accounting firm. Mr. Arbes has been involved with numerous non-profit organizations, lending financial expertise and time toward advancing their goals and missions. Mr. Arbes is a Certified Public Accountant.
Vice President, Human Resources
Donald Hurford joined Parkway in 2002 as an experience human resources executive with an operations background. After receiving his Masters Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology he worked in HR roles in high speed manufacturing, healthcare and service organizations. He continues to help improve the organization through his involvement in strategic planning, organization development, talent selection, retention, wellness and performance management.