Joe Zuritsky was born into the parking industry. At age 15, he began working the parking lots of the family-owned business, founded by his parents, in 1930. As Chairman of Parkway Corporation, he has largely been responsible for the growth realized by Parkway over the last sixty (60) years. Ahead of most of the industry, he recognized the need to be on the cutting edge of parking technology from an operating standpoint, as well as the great value of long-term real estate ownership. As a direct result, Parkway has successfully aggregated well-located parking parcels in major urban centers and developed unusually collaborative relationships in all land uses with developers and operators across the country and internationally. The firm has partnered with more than 40 individuals and/or groups in the development of multi-family properties, office buildings, hotels and parking garages. Joe’s intimate hands-on knowledge of parking management, design, and construction have proven invaluable in developing exceptional assets. Mr. Zuritsky earned a B.S. in Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate from Temple Law School. He currently serves on multiple non-profit boards and is very active in contributing to our communities.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert Zuritsky has been the President and CEO of Parkway Corporation since 2005. He succeeded his father in these roles in a 90-year-old, 3rd generation family enterprise that Parkway is recognized nationally and internationally as an industry leader in parking, commercial real estate development and airport services. Over the last 30+ years, Rob has grown and fortified Parkway’s stature as a premier parking operator and has accelerated its participation in consistently successful development and JV investment across the country by broadening the firm’s internal capabilities and integrating technology into its industry leading operating platform. He has led investment in and development of real estate valued at over $1.0 billion. He currently serves on the board of the National Parking Association and as Chairman of the Philadelphia Municipal Parking Authority. He has served as a director or advisor to Hyperion Bank, Park Assist, and Sage Real Estate Group. Rob is a graduate of the University of Maryland and has an MBA from Temple University.
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.
President - Parkway Commercial Properties, Inc.
Brian Berson joined Parkway Corporation in 2018 as Senior Vice President - Real Estate and Development and was promoted to President of Parkway Commercial Properties in 2021. 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.
Chief Operating Officer
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 - 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.
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Marketing Officer
RJ Juliano joined Parkway Corporation in February of 2016 as our CIO. In 2020 he was also promoted to the CMO role and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2021. 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, founding member and board member of PhillyCIO, 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.
Senior Vice President, Operations
Rick Elsworth began his career in the parking industry in 1994. Prior to being promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2014, Mr. Elsworth was a General Manager responsible for Parkway Corporation’s parking operations in Albany, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Camden, Detroit, Jacksonville, Memphis, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Rochester and Toronto. Mr. Elsworth has extensive parking knowledge having managed all aspects of parking operations including vehicle & people lifts, vehicle elevators, valet, self-park, hotel, hospital, stadium, theater, off-airport and airport parking. Rick was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2022.
Rick’s expertise is parking asset value optimization. He has led numerous automation projects and is known for his creativity in using technology and pricing structures to dramatically increase parking payment compliance and revenue. He has also led Parkway Corporation on the journey of continuous improvement and operational excellence and is an industry-acknowledged leader in delivering Parkway’s best in class parking operations.
Mr. Elsworth earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University School of Business.
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 role 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 experienced 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, organizational development, talent selection, retention, wellness and performance management.