Name: Ashutosh Sharma
Title: Technical Director – Site Assessment/Remediation
Company Name: AKRF, Inc.
What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?
I take a lot of pride in AKRF’s work for Sawyer Place at Larkin Plaza in Yonkers, a 586,000 s/f development by RXR Realty with 439 luxury rental units in 17-story and 25-story towers united by a retail and amenities building. The remedial strategy for this project was critical, and we helped the development team enroll the 1.1-acre site in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Brownfield Cleanup Program, as past petroleum and solvent contamination affected the soil and groundwater. Essex Crossing on Manhattan’s Lower East Side was another significant project, with site assessment/remediation work starting on four sites at the same time. It’s been rewarding to see each Essex Crossing building progress from design to construction and/or occupancy.