Spotlights

Dan Bsharat, Hudson Hill Partners

What was your most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2020?
At the onset of the pandemic we were approached by an owner of a portfolio of three multifamily properties in Westchester who

Elie Rieder, Castle Lanterra Properties

What was your most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2020?
In July 2020, CLP acquired the residential portion of The Triangle, a class A, 529-unit community components in downtown Austin. This modern

Jared Horowitz, Newmark

What aspects of working from home did you enjoy most?
Working from home created many challenges. Although once you adjust to kids screaming, dogs barking and spouses talking in the same room, you

Michael Syracuse, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, FXCollaborative Architects LLP

What was the most challenging part of working during the pandemic?
It has taken a conscious effort to stay connected with everyone while we’re not seeing each other in person. I miss the happenstance connections that

Kevin Peterman, E.I.T., Key Civil Engineering, P.C.

What are your predictions for commercial real estate in 2021?
I think that the site development market will continue to grow in 2021, especially on Long Island. People appear to be leaving NYC and

Gurpreet Singh, ACC Space

What was your most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2020?
The ground lease of a 1.85-acre site in prime LIC, Queens. It was special because my very good friend represented the landlord, and it was

Derek Bestreich, BRG

What aspects of working from home did you enjoy most?
I found working from home pretty challenging (my wife and I had twin boys in April!). But I enjoyed saving commute time (30 minutes each way) and using that towards

Esti Broyde, Roey Realty LLC

What was the most challenging part of working during the pandemic?
Keeping my clients calm and comforted that the crisis will pass and deals put on hold will close

Chase Welles, SCG Retail

What was the most challenging part of working during the pandemic?
Learning the IT and administrative skills required to successfully work from home

Sam Hollander, Urban Standard Capital

What was your most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2020?
In June of this year, Urban Standard closed on an $8.89 million first position loan backed by four multifamily and mixed-use properties in