Mr. Shorenstein, 34, is a founder and principal of Silvershore Properties, a New York-based company that acquires, repositions and develops multifamily rentals and mixed-use properties in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.

Mr. Shorenstein, formerly a broker with Marcus & Millichap, started the company in 2009 with Jason Silverstein.

Interview conducted and condensed by

VIVIAN MARINO

Q. How do you split up responsibilities for running the company with Jason Silverstein, the other principal?

A. Jason is more focused on acquisitions, and my role is more for financing and asset management.

Q. You two started the company at a pretty difficult time economic-wise.