RockFarmer Properties, led by George Michelis and John Petras, is a developer, owner, and operator of residential and commercial real estate in New York and Texas. The Company seeks to undertake transformative projects involving undervalued and/or underserved properties in prime supply-constrained neighborhoods. These projects have included ground-up developments, and redevelopments, as well as repositionings involving rebranding and substantial capital improvements.

The vision and expertise of our team drives our work, from initial underwriting and investment decisions, to the marketing and sale of individual units. Since no two properties are alike, each RockFarmer project is unique in scope. The creativity, flexibility, and diverse talents of our team afford us the special ability to adapt and reposition a project for its distinct market. From raising capital and forming collaborative joint ventures, to building up and building out a property, RockFarmer is the foundation investors count on to provide value, integrity, and excellence.

In The Press

Astoria Lights


Astoria Lights Reaches 30% Sold Milestone in Just Six Weeks

The Rowan

The New York Times

Private Parking Goes Deluxe

New Dev NYC

New NYC Developments Hitting The Market This Fall


Major Developments Coming to NYC’s Outer Boroughs

Lux Exposé

Meet the Rowan, Astoria’s Most Thoughtfully Designed Condominium

Heritage Tower

The Real Deal

RockFarmer, RWN buy Jackson Heights Building for $56mm