Spotlights

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Dominic Arresta, JM2 Architecture PC

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? Drifters Restaurant located on Middle Country Rd. The existing McDonald’s was renovated and added onto creating a new American and seafood restaurant. Natural materials were incorporated into the exterior while the McDonald’s roofline was removed to create a new inviting appearance.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Bryan McCrossen, Jaspan Schlesinger LLP

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I have been involved in connection with the acquisition of the MTA Bus Terminal in Jamaica, Queens. The transaction included several parties working in concert in order to consummate the closing.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Tyler Starr, Herrick Feinstein LLP

What 3 skills do you consider the most important to be successful in your industry? 1. Flexibility: There are often multiple ways to close a deal. It’s important to stay flexible as the client or another party on the transaction may insist on going about the deal in a particular way. You need to be able to adjust your initial gameplan.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Geoffrey Platt, Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I recently helped a friend structure his first agency deal, a collection of small apartment complexes in Connecticut that we initially tried to place under one loan.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Matthew Karmel, Offit Kurman

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? In 2022, I’ve managed environmental risks for $700 million in transactions, begun leading Offit Kurman’s Environmental and Sustainability Group, and been recognized on the 2022 Waste360 40 under 40, the 2022 NJBiz Law Power 50, and received other industry awards, but I’m most proud of my work supporting the circular economy.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Christine Varghese, Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP

What 3 skills do you consider the most important to be successful in your industry? 1. Communication, being detail oriented, and interpersonal skills. It is important to be transparent with your clients and communicate every hurdle and success that comes your way.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Anthony Stancanelli, PE, Phronesis Engineering

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? For over 20 years I have practiced civil engineering, working at some of the most notable firms in the industry. I was given the opportunity to take on a leadership role, spearheading Phronesis Engineering.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Francesca Bucci, BG Studio International

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? We specialize in hospitality and interior design of condominiums and luxury apartments. Our latest accomplishments have been Flora, a luxury exploration super yacht that navigates in the Galapagos and the Eddy, a waterfront luxury apartment complex in Harrison.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Elise Rosemarin, AKAM

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? This industry has long settled for mediocrity at best, so it’s been fulfilling to be part of a team that is improving the lives of our clients and our own company.

Ones to Watch Fall 2022: Jenna Pairolero, Fogarty Finger

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I’m wrapping up my first completed/built commercial high-rise tower with Fogarty Finger.