Spotlights

2021 Year in Review: John Nolan, McAlpine Contracting

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
There are three projects that I am particularly proud of, including the new $1 million Manhattan flagship showroom and store we built for the

2021 Year in Review: Zahra Jafri, Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC, Commercial Division

How has your working environment changed over the last year?
The pandemic presented many challenges to our industry throughout the last

2021 Year in Review: Jeremy Plofker, Urban Standard Capital

How has your working environment changed over the last year?
My work environment changed from being jobsite- and office-based to being productive from locations that bring joy to other parts of my life, primarily

2021 Year in Review: William Gati, Architecture Studio

What is the best advice you received in 2021, and who was it from?
The best advice I received in 2021 was from the Bible during an in depth study. Nehemiah 8:10. The Joy of the Lord is your Strength. This means that

2021 Year in Review: Richard Maltz, Maltz Auctions

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
Just pivot. Two small words can make a massive difference in the trajectory of a business. Prior to COVID, we engaged a company to build Maltz Auctions its

2021 Year in Review: Bryan Wengroff, HE2PD, Inc.

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
Completing 1425 Fulton St. in Brooklyn. It is a nine-story, 26-unit building with

2021 Year in Review: David Koffler, Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
The sale of a landmarked, century-old hotel in New York City was an interesting, challenging, complex and ultimately rewarding multidisciplinary transaction. The heavily negotiated deal contended with

2021 Year in Review: Colin Montoute, WXY architecture + urban design

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
We’ve needed to continually question how we work our values and then, our client base. For a firm like ours that is strongly civic minded, that

2021 Year in Review: Chuck Merritt, Merritt Environmental

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
That with the right equipment for the staff, working remotely is possible and productivity doesn’t need to

2021 Year in Review: James Pirot, Cresa

What are your predictions for your industry in 2022?
Commercial property owners and managers will need to implement more interactive and occupier-friendly technology within their buildings, showcased as