Stuart moved to Charlottesville from NYC in December of 1990. He started Rifkin Associates, with a focus on the hospitality industry, in the spring of 1991. Stu has owned a share of many restaurants in the local market and assisted in the development and operation of many others. His personal experiences include lease negotiations, commercial and residential real estate purchases, and business acquisition. He is an available and capable resource for any real estate transaction or business development need.
BA American University, School of Justice, Washington DC – 1986 Member, National Association of Realtors Member, Virginia Association of Realtors Member, Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors, Board President of OAR (Offender Aid and Restoration), Pre-school endowment committee, Congregation Beth Israel Member, Executive Committee, Central VA Chapter American Red Cross Steering Committee Member, First Street Church Project.
Born and raised in Charlottesville, VA, Skyler has witnessed the large shifts in the real estate landscape over the years, particularly in the Crozet area where he has called home since 2004. While his professional background has focused on corporate finance, Skyler has always maintained a strong interest in real estate and joined Rifkin Associates in January of 2016.
MBA - Mason School of Business at William & Mary, BS Business Management - Longwood University