Spotlights

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Jason Penighetti, Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? On October 1, 2022, Koeppel Martone & Leistman, L.L.C. joined Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP. I was thrilled to join FDT as a partner. I am proud to be part of the largest tax certiorari practice in New York.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Yael Mandel, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I worked with partner Nina Roket representing JEMB Realty Corp. in connection with their acquisition loan from AIG for the acquisition of Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach for $170 million.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Richard Foster, Cedar Communities

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I’m most proud of our incredible team of over 200 that have adapted to an ever-changing healthcare climate with grace, while simultaneously ensuring each of our residents have a loving, nurturing and caring place to call “home” each and every day.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Stephen Alcala, Skyline Properties

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? During a time where companies are struggling to re-engage with their industries following the pandemic, I have been able to provide the necessary financial and emotional support in order to make smart and long-term investments that are designed to help these companies grow during these uncertain times.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Bradley Todd, Shawmut Design and Construction

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? We’re currently working with Taconic Partners, one of the leading life science real estate developers in New York, at the Hudson Research Center on the West Side of Manhattan as part of their larger vision to create a state-of-the-art research hub.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Cole Leonhardt, Brax Realty

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? A recent transaction in which I am proud of is brokering a corner residential development site located at 40-44 24th St. in Long Island City for $10.37 million. Michael Ferrara and I represented both the seller and buyer in this off-market transaction.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: James Simpson, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? One of my first projects as a design engineer was a 30-story concrete building in a high seismic zone.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Dan Penaro, BEB Capital

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I led BEB Capital’s lease agreement with Krystal Fruits & Vegetables, which was one of the largest industrial lease transactions of 2022 in Long Island.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Alexander Sutherland, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I, with others at Fried Frank, represent Tishman Speyer as master developer for the 178-acre Hazelwood Green site in Pittsburgh.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Hank Minskoff, Douglaston Development

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of our team’s recent work at NYCHA PACT Linden-Penn Wortman. Through the program, our team is currently rehabilitating 1,922 units of public housing units across 24 buildings and four city blocks in East New York Brooklyn.