Spotlights

Year in Review 2018: Asher Wenig, Avison Young

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2018? 2018 was a good year. The most notable project was a sale leaseback of a corporate headquarters and flagship retail location in Chicago, Illinois.  The client was looking to liquidate cash to expand the brand.  I assisted in the leasing structure and was able to secure an offer that…

Year in Review 2018: Raymond Mordekhai, Forest Park Properties Inc.

What market trend(s) will impact your industry in 2019?  There are two significant issues that will define 2019 for commercial and investment brokers. The first is the ever-changing retail leasing landscape in NYC.

Year in Review 2018: David Zandi, Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld, LLP

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2018? The complex sale of a funeral home, has been particularly memorable. I never went to law school thinking I would be buying crypts, exporting ashes, and disposing of embalming chemicals.

Year in Review 2018: Faith Hope Consolo, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

What market trend(s) will impact your industry in 2019? Food, Fitness and Beauty will continue to be the big three. Online brands will persist in embracing clicks to bricks. Shoppers need a reason to go to the store and brands will continue to up the ante by offering immersive experiences that are exciting and memorable.

Year in Review 2018: Tony Cutugno, Houlihan Lawrence

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2018? The sale of The David Rockefeller Estate, Hudson...

Year in Review 2018: Robert Khodadadian, Skyline Properties

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2018? Since inception Skyline Properties has prided itself on strictly off-market deals and our ability to efficiently and effectively customize canvass for our clients.

Year in Review 2018: Laurence Ross, Highcap Group

What market trend(s) will impact your industry in 2019? I believe the market will continue to move sideways in the foreseeable future as the pricing disconnect continues between buyers and sellers and interest rates continue to rise slightly. Land prices are trending downward which helps draw developers back to the board and acts as an overall springboard for the industry…

Year in Review 2018: Brien McDaniel, FXCollaborative

What market trend(s) will impact your industry in 2019? Over the last few years, social media has positively impacted the AEC industry. However, with all of the online noise, it’s become quite challenging to set your firm apart from the rest. As we enter 2019, establishing a clear identity and brand will be essential if you want to pursue new projects, cultivate new relationships and plan for your firm’s future.

Year in Review 2018: Osei Rubie, National Standard Abstract

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2018? It is very hard for me to pinpoint one notable t...

Year in Review 2018: Edward Nolan, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2018? I represented a prominent real estate holding company in an IRC §1031 like-kind exchange, which involved: the purchase of a $10.5 million landmarked Manhattan property as a replacement property in a…