Spotlights

2019 Year in Review: Chase Welles, SCG Retail

What was your most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2019?
The most notable deal of 2019 was the leasing of 50,000 s/f at 63 Madison Ave. to Whole Foods. This tenancy will provide a center of energy for

2019 Year in Review: Christie Ellis, Cost Segregation Advisors

What was your greatest professional accomplishment in 2019? 
We grew our focus from two to seven locations! We’re thrilled to have a larger presence in the communities we’ve been serving for many years.

2019 Year in Review: Ed Bosco, ME Engineers

What was your most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2019?
The design of the Vallco redevelopment in Cupertino, Calif. started taking shape. When complete it will include more than 2,400 residential units,

2019 Year in Review: Brandon Polakoff, Avison Young

What was your greatest professional accomplishment in 2019?
From a personal standpoint, my greatest professional accomplishment in 2019 was closing eight Manhattan sales that I originated with another

2019 Year in Review: Eileen O’Toole, The Law Office of Eileen O’Toole

What was your greatest professional accomplishment in 2019?
I opened the Law Office of Eileen O’Toole, with a concentration in rent regulation and other landlord-tenant matters.

2019 Year in Review: Joseph Aquino, JAACRES

What are your predictions for commercial real estate in 2020?
2020 will see far more deals. Property owners will finally stop saying, “I coulda got this rent (and they name a figure) three years ago.

2019 Year in Review: Benjamin Levine, Douglaston Development

What was your greatest professional accomplishment in 2019?
Without question, my greatest professional accomplishment of 2019 was completing the condominium conversion of the landmarked 75 Greene in

2019 Year in Review: Jason Hudson, Cornerstone Land Abstract

What was your most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2019?
We closed a development deal with a client that involved a joint venture with a religious organization that included: An assemblage of

2019 Year in Review: Nancy Colella, NYS Sustainable Corp.

What was your most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2019?
NYS Sustainable Corps.’ most notable deal is the administering of a town-wide emergency response power source called a Microgrid.

2019 Year in Review: Thomas Kearns, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP

What was your greatest professional accomplishment in 2019?
2019 brought together an unusual amalgam of philanthropic and professional “giving back” opportunities. I led the Olshan delegation to the