Spotlights

2021 Year in Review: Megan Elgard, The Falcon Group

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
My greatest accomplishment within Falcon in 2021, was the rebranding of the company. We wanted a clean fresh start for the new headquarters office move and

2021 Year in Review: Melissa Guagenti, LEW Corp.

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
Lead-based paint laws in New York are going to be highly regulated.

2021 Year in Review: Justin Godner, Lancewood Capital

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
Our family office has two direct lending strategies at this time—we provide bridge loans to property owners and also provide senior credit to

2021 Year in Review: Matthew Harding, Levin Management Corp.

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
Positive landlord/tenant relations always have been important, and the pandemic brought this dynamic into focus. As tenants worked to navigate an incredibly

2021 Year in Review: Richard DeMarco, AIA, Montroy DeMarco Architecture

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
Our firm has successfully withstood the pandemic-related economic downturn and has won several very significant commissions, including the 630,000 s/f Morgan North redevelopment and the complete redesign and expansion of the Top of the Rock observation deck

2021 Year in Review: Mike Aziz, Cooper Robertson

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
One of the biggest lessons that I’ve taken from

2021 Year in Review: Shai Egison, Alpha Realty Investments Sales

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
I have learned that New York City commercial real estate market will always have supply and

2021 Year in Review: Steven Andersen, Montroy Andersen DeMarco

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
MADGI recently completed one of the most interesting restaurant spaces in Manhattan, for which our firm served as executive architect: Chef Daniel Boulud’s Le Pavillon at One Vanderbilt. In collaboration with

2021 Year in Review: John Robbins, Turner & Townsend

What are your predictions for your industry in 2022?
The construction industry will be among the first to move to the metaverse, collaborating in virtual environments to plan, design, sequence,

2021 Year in Review: Nick Malagisi, SVN Commercial Realty

How has your working environment changed over the last year?
We geared up to learn and depend more on social media; data information companies; and technical hardware to produce results which will benefit us