Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
Featured on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 at the age of 23, entrepreneur Blair Brandt is the Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of the real estate brokerage, Next Step Realty.
A native of Philadelphia, PA, Jason Briggs also spent much of his childhood in Nantucket, MA. He attended the Fay School during elementary years and ultimately graduated from Tabor Academy in 1989. Briggs continued his education as an undergraduate at Oxford University (Keble College) in the U.K., where he achieved national deans list.
After receiving his diploma from Columbia University in 1994, Briggs worked as a portfolio manager in Smith Barney’s wealth management division until 2005. During his 11 years at Smith Barney, Briggs made substantial, quick, and prompt progress, improving his rank to Senior Vice President by the age of 24.
Since leaving the finance industry in 2005, Briggs has pursued his passion for real estate through a number of development and investment projects across various markets. His ventures since 2005 have included 8 successful development deals in Manhattan and Nantucket, MA, where he realized sales of over $26M. One notable project, in particular, took place at 6o West 9th street, a 7,000 square foot townhouse development, which sold for $12M in 2011.
In his role as Chairman at Next Step, Briggs serves as a special advisor to Co-Founder, Blair Brandt, frequently consulting the company on major strategic initiatives. His contributions include locating and securing Next Step’s new flagship location in Manhattan, playing a lead role in the development of our London office, and personally vetting many brokers who have applied to join the Next Step organization.
While not working with Next Step, Briggs currently has $12M of ongoing residential development projects in Miami Beach, Fl and Nantucket, MA.
Director of Client Relations
A New York native of Westchester county, Erin is a graduate of Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, CT and the University of Richmond, where she earned a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Business Administration.
After graduating Erin immersed herself in the Manhattan Real Estate market, working for one of the city’s top luxury residential real estate brokerages, Brown Harris Stevens. As a licensed real estate agent and the Client Relations and Transaction Coordinator for one of Brown Harris’ highly esteemed brokers, she facilitated dozens of rental and sales deals in under a year before joining the Next Step team. Erin is now working as the Director of Client Relations, where she interacts with hundreds of clients a week to ensure that each client is matched with the perfect Next Step Broker for them, and booked for their own personal Next Step Apartment Tour.
Chief Financial Officer
Dillon Krause is the Chief Financial Officer for Next Step Realty, responsible for all finance and accounting operations. Before joining Next Step, Dillon worked on the campaign finance team for Massey for Mayor 2017. Prior to that, Dillon spent over five years on the operations and accounting team for Blackstone’s Hedge Fund Solutions group.
Dillon is also a part-time comedian in New York City. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Leadership Studies and Finance from The University of Richmond.
Director of Corporate Relations
Amy Bisger is the Director of Corporate Relations for Next Step Realty. Prior to joining Next Step, Amy served as a Project Manager at Van Wyck & Van Wyck and a Senior Account Manager at HL Group.
Amy is a native of Richmond, Virginia, and graduated from The University of Georgia in 2012 with a Major in Advertising and a Minor in Spanish.