City & State: The 2020 NYC 40 Under 40 Rising Stars
In an interview given to City & State, Robert discussed the impact of his work on New York City and the people who live in NYC - including himself. The article states, "Robert’s land use projects, some of which involve changing New York City laws, have timelines that are measured in years. It’s an appropriate period, [he] says, for something that alters the city’s landscape. "Almost nothing ends the way it started," he says."
The article goes on to say that, "[Robert] believes development will help to bring the city out of the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and he’s particularly proud of previous projects that have involved affordable housing. "It’s nice to be able to turn off your computer at the end of the day and kind of feel good about what you’re doing."
The article concludes with, "In collaborating with developers and the city, the Brooklyn native has learned about engineering, architecture and the intricacies of city government. "You see it all around you," he says. "People just don’t realize its impact on their lives.""