Spotlights

2019 Women in Building Services: Shohreh Waxman, SterlingRisk Insurance

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? My most notable project was to secure insurance coverage for Twenty Broad, the 29-story luxury rental tower next to the New York Stock Exchange. When a project is near, or in this case adjacent to, a high-visibility site in New York City, it is not uncommon for insurance carriers to…

2019 Women in Building Services: Lisa Mulligan, Town of Brookhaven and Town of Brookhaven IDA & LDC

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?  In the past 12 months, I have been very proud to work on a series of manufacturing and distribution projects. In 2018, the Brookhaven IDA closed on support for H.A.E. Air, Inc., Creative Biolabs, Inc., United Meat Products, Inc., and United Rentals, Inc. These core manufacturing and distribution type projects are the backbone of our…

2019 Women in Building Services: Bonnie Franson, Nelson Pope Voorhis, Hudson Valley Office

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? Managing a public workshop with 200 people in attendance. Residents and business owners were empowered to express a vision for their community, and trusted that their comments would be considered during planning for the redevelopment of a rural hamlet. For this project, it was important to…

2019 Women in Building Services: Lauren Tully, C3S CoRE Consulting, Inc.

What trend(s) do you predict to dominate your industry in 2019? I believe we will see more commercial and industrial developments in 2019 with the revitalization of existing commercial warehouse properties as well as the development of new warehousing properties. This growth is necessary to support the

2019 Women in Building Services: Joy Santopietro DiNapoli, Santopietro Interiors

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? Our greatest professional achievement of the past year was working with Silverstein Properties and Corcoran Sunshine on the design of two model penthouses at the Four Seasons Private Residences — 30 Park Place in Tribeca, one of the city’s premier addresses.

2019 Women in Building Services: Kristen Ambrosino, ACC Real Estate Services, Inc. 

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?  This past year I had the opportunity to step into the General manager/controller position at ACC. This has been an amazing learning experience for me, as I now get to know and learn every single aspect of our commercial property and leasing firm. Being in this new position has allowed me to grow and create connections more rapidly than before, due to the fact…

2019 Women in Building Services: Alexa Antopol, Fisher Dachs Associates

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? My favorite theatre we opened in 2018 is the renovated Helen Hayes Theater. This project expanded Second Stage’s campus from two stages to three, filling a void on Broadway with new American plays from diverse voices, and broadening the company’s impact on both

2019 Women in Building Services: Nancy Colella, NYS Sustainable Corp.

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?  The NYSSC firm has now implemented case studies worthy of depicting the corporation’s specialization on Green-Tech strategic investment related models. As a business owner with great respect and admiration for the commercial real estate sector. NYS Sustainable Corporation’s positioning is critical to the sharing of renewable investment projects that…

2019 Women in Building Services: Denise Rueda, Briscoe Protective

What does it mean to you to be a team player?  I believe in taking the term team player to a higher level. Briscoe deals with life safety issues involving fire and security services and we all take this very seriously. We are team players for the customer and make sure they realize that they are part of this team too.

2019 Women in Building Services: Arvinder Kaur, Shawmut Design and Construction

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?  I’m currently working on the TAK Room at Hudson Yards, a restaurant by chef Thomas Keller that will be on the fifth and sixth floors of The Shops. Working in a development the scale of Hudson Yards and on a restaurant with an extensive…