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Ariela Heilman
Cell Phone 917-439-6070

Since coming to Morningside Heights in the heady year of 1969 to study in the joint program of Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary, Ariela has made the Upper West Side her business. In quick succession followed stints in theatre subscription sales at Circle in the Square; dresser/wardrobe mistress at Ballet Hispanico & the New York Actors' Theatre; Educational Relations at the CBS Television Network; Researcher at Teleprompter Cable Television; and neighborhood advertising sales for TV Shopper Magazine.

With marriage and motherhood came volunteering in West Side Little League; West Side Soccer; St. Luke's/Roosevelt Crime Victims Services; Tenant Association & Co-op Board membership. PTA member at the Delta Program on 107th & Columbus; Wagner Jr. High School; Stuyvesent High School & Bronx High School of Science. As a founding mother of the Anderson Program at P.S. 9 in 1986, Ariela got involved with Community School District 3 on the Upper West Side, serving as School Board liaison for 10 years and managing 2 successful School Board election campaigns.

Ariela is an active member of Ansche Chesed Synagogue on 100th St. and is involved with the work of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an international human rights organization. Married to longtime CBS executive Ray Faiola, they are the proud parents of a son who is a music producer and daughter who recently graduated the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

After 13 years as a residential broker, specializing in co-op and condo sales in Morningside Heights and the Upper West Side, Ariela opened her own company on July 4, 2004, building on a strong, loyal customer referral network. Seizing upon opportunities provided by the building of the new Yankee Stadium, Ariela's company expanded their focus to include the Bronx and she continues to succeed in brokering both sales and rentals in this up-and-coming area.