Spotlights

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Nicholas Godfred, Lantern Real Estate

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I am proud of recently closing the construction financing for a large limited service hotel in South Florida.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Yaron Cohen, Sharefront

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I am very proud of launching a new co-retail platform called Sharefront, where we bring the most compatible on competing businesses together.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Kenny Eisman, HUB International

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? Recently, we helped a client secure insurance for a substantial number of buildings as their first major purchase.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Trisha Connolly, Avison Young

Tell us about a mentor or role model that has influenced your career choices? It has become apparent as I continue to grow professionally and personally that my role model is Angela Connolly, my mom. I grew up with a mother who managed to do it all, and still does, for her family and her community.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Nathaniel Mallon, Verada Retail

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I would say it’s a close tie between finally starting my own company, Verada Retail, with my partner Brendan Thrapp and securing Brooklyn Brewery’s new flagship location at 1 Wythe in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Harris Brown, Lantern Real Estate

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I believe it is very important to keep up with my professional contacts. Earlier this year, I learned that a contact took over as chief lending officer at a bank Lantern had never done business with.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Christopher Mias, Collado Engineering

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? We investigated potential energy conservation measures (ECMs) for three interconnected buildings housing a variety of tenants from a movie studio to a medical facility.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Jay Bernstein, Besen Partners

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I’m most proud of facilitating the sale of 54-56 East Broadway for $7.23 million. The property had two Lis-Pendens, over 100 violations, multiple squatters, and arrears.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Catherine Azevedo, Romer Debbas, LLP

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I recently worked on a complicated transaction with a mezzanine component that presented several challenges.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Jared Friedman, B6 Real Estate Advisors

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? A recent transaction I am proud of is my closing on 11/1/2022 for 725 East 214th St., Bronx, NY. This deal had a lot of hurdles: Interest rate hikes, multiple contracts fall through and re trading.