Our Mission

The evolution of New York real estate practice is as dynamic as it is challenging. Whether residential, commercial, or mixed in nature, every transaction involves an entire team of professionals; each performing their specialized role, subject to their respective industry standards, and all in pursuit of a common goal; the closing. Today, the standards of practice for every member of our industry are continually being raised. Sales agents must now, more than ever, prove themselves a viable and valuable resource to home buyers and sellers. NYCORE’s charter is committed to bridging the gaps between the sales professional and other industry players.

Through relevant and contemporary Continuing Education programs, conducted by fellow experts who are, in fact, "in the trenches," NYCORE assists the sales agent in meeting and exceeding not only these industry standards, but consumer expectations as well… truly the definition of success.

Real Estate Agents in Class

Michael A. Ferruggia received his Juris Doctor degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 1993. Mr. Ferruggia commenced his practice concentration in real estate litigation as an associate attorney in a high profile, Garden City, New York firm. There, he was aggressively engaged in all stages of foreclosure and eviction litigation and served as lead counsel for multiple institutional lenders.

In 1995, Mr. Ferruggia accepted the opportunity to establish, develop, and supervise a lending department at a general practice firm in Hauppauge, New York. He succeeded in establishing one of the largest banking and real estate practices in Suffolk County. In 2002, Mr. Ferruggia founded the general practice partnership of Ferruggia & Calisto, LLP now with offices in Central Islip, Southampton, Miller Place, and Melville New York. Today, Mr. Ferruggia continues his practice concentration in real estate transactions and litigation, representing an extensive base of institutional, corporate, and private clientele.

Complimenting his private practice, Mr. Ferruggia is consistently engaged as an educational speaker for numerous not-for-profit agencies and as a keynote lecturer and industry trainer for all aspects of real property law, mortgage lending, real estate transactions, and current market trends. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at both the Patchogue and Bethpage, New York campuses of Briarcliffe College.

Committed to raising the industry standard of practice in New York, Mr. Ferruggia founded The New York Center of Real Estate (NYCORE) in 2013; a fully accredited real estate school offering relevant and contemporary Continuing Education programs to real estate professionals. Mr. Ferruggia also serves as Counsel to the Board of the Hamptons North Fork REALTORS® Association (HANFRA). As such, he serves as the legal liaison and voice of Long Island REALTORS® in both state and national matters.

Mr. Ferruggia now serves as an Adjunct Professor of real estate law at Villanova University's College of Professional Studies.