About Us

Raymond J. Wohl


Raymond J. Wohl is the President and Owner of the R J Wohl Company. Ray started in the commercial real estate field in 1976 with a leading local commercial brokerage company. During his six years with the firm, he was "Salesman of the Year" four times in the office leasing division. In 1982 Ray was named Vice President of a regional commercial brokerage company and assumed the position of Sales Manager in charge of leasing staff in Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky. In 1985, Ray ventured out on his own under the name of the American Development Company, and in 1987 changed the name to the R J Wohl Company. The R J Wohl Company assists the business community in their leasing needs. Ray's philosophy is to provide commercial real estate services that include leasing, sales and consulting in a professional manner that anticipates and meets the needs of its clientele.

Over the last several years, Ray has done over 600 real estate transactions, totaling volume in excess of over $100 million in gross sales. In 1991, Ray was chosen as a finalist for the "Broker of the Year" by the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) Cleveland Chapter. Ray is actively involved in the Sales and Marketing Executives of Cleveland, and assisted the Cleveland Area Board of Realtors (CABOR) in writing their "Standard Guidelines of Ethical Practice for Industrial and Office Real Estate Transactions".

Ray's clientele include such industry leaders as St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, Metropolitan Life Insurance, Nixdorf Computer Arkwright Mutual Insurance Company, Society National Bank, Dow Chemical, Ford M:otor Company, LTV Steel and Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), just to name a few.

In between running his company, Ray has found the time to be an upstanding leader of the community of Middleburg Heights, where he has been a Ward Councilman, Councilman at Large, and President of the City Council for 10 of his 17 years in service. In addition, Ray is also an elected trustee of Woodvale Union Cemetery, CleveTrust Realty Investors (NASDAQ), and is actively involved in a number of several civic and philanthropic organizations.

Ray is a graduate of Dyke College, where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree in 1976.

Ray is a native Clevelander. He is married and has three children.

Jack M. Sanfilippo

Executive Vice President/Principal Office Sales and Leasing

Jack Sanflippo’s experience in commercial office sales and leasing dates to 1974 when he began his career in the Downtown Cleveland market working with Weitzman Realty and Midwestern Land Development Corporation.

At that time, he worked in general brokerage and was responsible for the leasing and management of the Superior Building, Mall Building and Euclid National Bank Building.

Jack moved on to Terminal Management in 1976 and was involved in the leasing of the Terminal Tower, 75 Public Square, and the Citizens Building, Ohio Savings East Building, The Pavilion Building, 24300 Chagrin Boulevard, Midway Plaza and Highland Place.

In 1978, with the sale of Terminal Management, Jack joined the Adler Braun Company. He has been very active in the suburban market and is experienced in leasing to large corporations such as Exxon, General Electric, Rockwell International, Sherwin Williams, and the U.S. Government along with successfully working with NASA Lewis Research Center. Jack was responsible for the start up and leasing program for Rockside Square I and II at 6133-6155 Rockside Road.

In July of 1985, Jack joined the Cragin-Lang team with the acquisition of Adler Braun Company. At Cragin-Lang, Jack has continually been one of the firm’s top brokers working in Downtown and Suburban markets.

In December of 1991, with the demise of Cragin-Lang, Jack joined the R J Wohl Company as a vice president. During his career, he has transacted over 2,500 lease and sales worth more than 100 million dollars.

Jack is a graduate of Cleveland State University Business School with a major in Finance. He held a position with Central National Bank in the Corporate Trust Division. Jack lives in Olmsted Falls with his wife and three children, where he has been active in the sports programs, the ABA, the Liturgy Commission of St. Mary of the Falls Church, the Board of Hot Stove Baseball and a past member of Downtown Kiwanis.

Jack Sanfilippo Jr.

Senior Associate / Office Leasing Specialist

Jack Sanfilippo Jr. has been a member of the RJ Wohl team for the last five years, while specializing in office space leasing and selling/acquiring commercial properties. At present, he has several interested owners looking to fill vacant space in the Westlake, Westgate, Rockside, Beachwood, Middleburg and Cleveland areas.

With the support of in-depth market knowledge, a keen ability for market forecasting, and strategic problem-solving abilities, Jack Jr is an expert leasing professional and will effectively create and leverage opportunities in the marketplace to secure the best possible negotiation for those looking for representation.

If you are looking to move/purchase, expand your offices, or know an associate who has a real estate requirement, please contact Jack Jr. He is young, aggressive and eager to help you fulfill your commercial real estate needs.

Robert Szilvas


Mr. Szilvas has over 25 years of commercial real estate experience and has closed over $80,000,000 in Sales & Leasing Transactions over his career with the R.J. Wohl Company. Robert is a licensed Broker and is also an Owner/Investor. Mr. Szilvas earned his B.A. as a 1986 graduate of the University of Toledo.

Paul A. Bossman

Senoir Associate

Mr. Bossman has been with the RJ Wohl Company since 1994 and has over 30 years expiernce in the commercial real estate field. Paul has consitantly been one of the top producers t RJ Wohl, handling sales, leasing and investment property tranasactions.

Mark Rantala

Senior Associate Retail Specialist

Mark has over 30 years expiernce as a high level commercial broker specializing in retail brokerage. He has a vast experience in site selection, major shopping centers and retail tennant representation.