• Philip Wachtler
    Co-Founder and Principal

    Since founding Wachtler Knopf Equities LLC in 2005, Philip Wachtler has assumed an active and influential role in Long Islandís real estate community. Wachtler is a board member of the Long Island Real Estate Group, the Association for a Better Long Island and the Institute of Real Estate at Hofstra University. He also graduated from the Energeia Partnership - The Academy for Regional Stewardship at Molloy College. Prior to establishing WKE, Wachtler served as Director of Leasing and Development for the Tilles Investment Company, overseeing 2.1 million square feet of commercial space. He also was a senior vice president at CLK/Houlihan Parnes, overseeing the same portfolio. In 2002, Long Island Business News recognized him as one of the 40 most influential business people under the age of 40. Wachtler is a graduate of Skidmore College and the Gemological Institute of America in New York. He was a gemologist for Walker Jewelry Co. in Manhattan before joining Sterling/Carl Marks Capital Inc., a small business investment company. A former member of the North Hempstead Town Board and the Village of Sands Point Zoning Board of Appeals, Wachtler currently serves on the board of directors of the Tilles Center for the Arts and is an associate trustee of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Wachtler also is active in the licensing of Little League Baseball products internationally with SloaneVision in New York