Spotlights

2021 Ones to Watch: Ashutosh Sharma, AKRF, Inc.

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I take a lot of pride in AKRF’s work for Sawyer Place at Larkin Plaza in Yonkers, a 586,000 s/f development by RXR Realty with 439 luxury rental units in 17-story and 25-story towers united by a retail and amenities building.

2021 Ones to Watch: Peter Johnson, Avison Young

Who was/is your mentor and how did s/he influence/help you in your career? My boss from my time at Merrill Lynch, Maria Colucci. Maria and our team were consistently ranked by Barron’s and Forbes as a Top 100 Financial Advisory Team.

2021 Ones to Watch: Michael Brown, HKS Real Estate Advisors

How do you keep your team motivated despite conflicts and obstacles?
The most important thing in staying motivated and keeping things moving whenever hurdles arise is remaining calm. If you ask my colleagues, I think

2021 Ones to Watch: Aron Mesis, D&A Construction Advisors

Who was/is your mentor and how did s/he influence/help you in your career?
My mentor through everything has been my cousin/boss lady/auntie Andrea Mesis-Bruno. Andrea is the proud owner and president of D&A Construction Advisors, the largest Latina-owned construction consulting agency in

2021 Ones to Watch: Varshey Reddy, McAlpine Contracting

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?
My most interesting current construction project is the ongoing Veterinary Eye Center interior fit-out at 357 West 52nd St. in Manhattan. This new

2021 Ones to Watch: Adam Meshberg, Meshberg Group

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?
The Bath Haus. This was a renovation project for a nine-unit condominium building that first opened its door 116 years ago. Meshberg Group designed

2021 Ones to Watch: Brad Domenico, Progress Capital

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?
I’ve been fortunate to have many, but the accomplishment that comes to mind is closing over $1 billion in transactions over a 12-month period.

2021 Ones to Watch: Jessica Gross, Montroy DeMarco Architecture

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?
The most rewarding among my current interior design projects is the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation’s headquarters at 777 Third Ave. in

2021 Ones to Watch: Joshua Brookstein, Sahn Ward PLLC

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?
I am proud of two recent projects that I worked on for Northwell Health. I was part of the team that secured approvals from the Village of Lake Success to

2021 Ones to Watch: Nicholas Tangredi, HE2PD, Inc.

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?
We recently completed the Dahlia, a new 20-story luxury residential building designed by CetraRuddy Architecture located on the