How do you keep your team motivated despite conflicts and obstacles?
If I were asked this question 12 months ago, I’d likely have a different answer. NYC has faced some of the biggest challenges and obstacles our team has seen due to COVID-19. We’re ultimately experiencing an industry shift, provoking certain trends to emergeWhat recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?
I recently leased a portfolio of properties in the East Village, including 120 First Ave., 215 First Ave., 131 First Ave., 82 Saint Marks Pl., and currently have leases out on 351 East 12th
St. and 435 East 9th
St.How do you keep your team motivated despite conflicts and obstacles?
Communication is key. We’ve experienced numerous obstacles over the past year, but talking about these challenges openly and frequently as a team has helped us learn from one another and navigate conflicts more seamlessly. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I always knew I wanted to work in an industry that helped people. I didn’t always know exactly how, but in college, I began working with different special needs organizations and communities in all types of capacities, which led to healthcare. What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?
I am most proud of leading several of the most important NYC real estate deals to have occurred during the pandemic. These included representing Edward J. Minskoff Equities in FTI Consulting’s 120,000 s/f lease at the 1166 Sixth Ave. during the summer of 2020
How do you contribute to your community or your profession?
Through Stroock’s Women in Real Estate Group, I share with my women colleagues my knowledge and experience, discuss deals and market trends, help brainstorm solutions to problems, share business development ideas and serve as a mentor to junior attorneys. What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?
I recently assisted a lender client who was in the midst of closing on a large loan secured by a portfolio of industrial assets. Days before the scheduled closing, the client’s environmental consultant proposed a list of 26 environmental action items that would be required of the borrower.What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?
As project manager for East Side Coastal Resiliency, a $1.45 billion integrated coastal protection system under construction along Manhattan’s East River shoreline, I take great pride in helping to bring physical, social, and economic resiliency to communities 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. Who was/is your mentor and how did s/he influence/help you in your career?
My boss from my time at Merrill Lynch, Maria Colucci. Maria and our team were consistently ranked by Barron’s
as a Top 100 Financial Advisory Team.