Spotlights

2021 Year in Review: Peter Sabesan, Cresa

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
Closing on 90,000 s/f of renewal leases at two separate locations for LIM College may have eclipsed all our other 2021 deals. Because the transactions were

2021 Year in Review: Zeynep Ekemen, Silver Defender

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
When we began Silver Defender, we did not know the demand that the product would have. To sit down and actually learn about the technology and the

2021 Year in Review: Barry Sunshine, Janover LLC

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
During the pandemic, my clients leaned on me and my firm for guiding and assisting them through these very rough times. This guidance included

2021 Year in Review: Christine Barshtak, Finaly General Contracting Corp.

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
Nothing matters if you don’t have your health. All the money, all the prestige, all the success – none of

2021 Year in Review: Peter Morandi, LEED AP, Eastman Cooke Construction

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
Scrappy bootstrapping! We learned to adapt by working cohesively at minimalist levels, actually right-sizing when the pandemic struck. We continued and even

2021 Year in Review: April Intrabartola, Eastman Cooke Construction

How has your working environment changed over the last year?
Our staff has become increasingly proficient at being flexible. Necessity is the unequivocal mother of invention and we learned how to do more with less.

2021 Year in Review: Peter Bafitis, AIA, RKTB Architects, P.C.

What are your predictions for your industry in 2022?
The trends toward hybrid workforces and increased work flexibility are here to stay, not only for the architecture industry but for many

2021 Year in Review: Roey Dor, Obligo

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
The world is much more technologically advanced than I had realized. If you had asked me before the pandemic to assess how functional the world would

2021 Year in Review: Steve Kirchner, Principals Direct Group

How has your working environment changed over the last year?
I have been able to maximize the usage of virtual workspaces and social media resulting in more productive time with clients and business referral sources,

2021 Year in Review: David Curry, Farrell Fritz, P.C.

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
Farrell Fritz represented TD Bank in two large financings with Steel Equities. One was a permanent loan on the movie and television production studio in