Spotlights

2021 Year in Review: Ron Koenigsberg, American Investment Properties

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
Our greatest accomplishment of 2021 is our company’s focus. Our first goal was to

2021 Year in Review: Ray Wu, Wynd Technologies Inc.

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
The coronavirus pandemic has reinforced some of humanity’s longest-held wisdom—that strife is the soil from which growth stems.

2021 Year in Review: Thomas Kearns, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
I represented (along with a full team of Olshan lawyers and a team from Simpson Thatcher) the historic, century old Kaufman Astoria Studios in its sale to

2021 Year in Review: Matthew Soble, Bright Power

How has your working environment changed over the last year?
Zoom and remote work enabled many efficiencies and productivity gains from time formerly spent in transit. As workplaces reopened, it was great to

2021 Year in Review: Eva Hatzaki, Andromeda

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
Community service is very important. The support we were able to provide to the community via our Relief Access Program, and the

2021 Year in Review: Adam Lubinsky, PhD, AIC, WXY architecture + urban design

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
We’re thinking more broadly about where we work and how our work connects to other places. We’re reaching out to other places through

2021 Year in Review: Brent Glodowski, Avison Young

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
During the pandemic, I learned that I should have changed my cell phone from the “202” number I’ve had since college to a phone number with a

2021 Year in Review: L.D. Salmanson, Cherre

What are your predictions for your industry in 2022?
Traditional real estate companies will look to stay relevant through acquisition of PropTech companies. In 2021, New York City property values

2021 Year in Review: Elizabeth Lion, The Doe Fund

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
2021 was a banner year for The Doe Fund’s growing portfolio of affordable and supportive housing. The organization opened three residences—Tiffany Court Plaza at

2021 Year in Review: Bill McGuire, Concrete Washout Systems

How has your working environment changed over the last year?
We equip employees with face shields, masks, gloves, sanitizing wipes, paper towels, and mandate their use. Crews also take extra precaution in