Founder & President
Monica Flaherty has been drawn to power tools since the age of six when she first used a drill to help her family put up sheet rock in their newly acquired, but old, home. After graduating from Harvard College in 1992 with a degree in Government, Monica purchased a run down brownstone in Boston, and has been renovating and renting residential real estate ever since.
Concurrent to her real estate work, Monica consulted to large non-profits and Fortune 500 companies. She has experience managing cross-functional teams, developing business plans that aim for transformational change, and driving projects to success. Monica is now taking her 20 years of residential real estate experience + her business consulting experience to design and grow The Flatz.
Property Manager & Technology Partner
Erik Contzius is the property manager, landlord, and major domo of The Flatz. A graduate of Rutgers University and the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Erik is proud to be a part of The Flatz team, bringing his technology expertise, along with strong interpersonal networking skills, knowledge of internet marketing, and love of Peekskill.
When not managing Flatz properties, Erik is acting, singing, and officiating at weddings.
We Are Proud Members of….
Hudson Valley Chamber of Commerce
The Peekskill BID
The Peekskill Business Improvement District (“BID”) works to promote the growth and development of downtown Peekskill as an attractive place to live and do business through business recruitment and retention, marketing campaigns, capital improvements, beautification efforts, event sponsorship, and advocacy.
Founded in 1996 as a non-profit corporation, the Peekskill BID encompasses downtown’s Central Commercial District — a 25 block area home to national corporations, law firms, medical practices, non-profits, artists galleries and live/work studios, bustling restaurants and cafes, fitness studios, hi-tech design and soft-ware firms, and other specialty retailers.