Spotlights

2020 Ones to Watch: Megan Vallerie, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

How do you contribute to your community or your profession?
Pro bono representations are an important way that I give back to the community. Recently, I led a team which closed a very complex real estate

2020 Ones to Watch: Chuck Merritt, Merritt Environmental

What do you like most about your job?  
The opportunity to assist clients with their environmental challenges. As more and more industrial/manufacturing areas are transformed into

2020 Ones to Watch: Eleanor Boehm, Montroy Andersen DeMarco

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career?
My firm recently entrusted me with leading the entire design and project management effort for my largest office build-out to

2020 Ones to Watch: Petro Zinkovetsky, InstaClosing, Inc.

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career?
Starting InstaClosing was both the biggest challenge and the most exciting project in my professional career. I had to balance running a

2020 Ones to Watch: Jesse Kay, Marcus & Millichap

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career?
I recently sold a unique vacant retail property at 207 5th Ave., on the corner of 5th Ave. and Union St. in the heart of

2020 Ones to Watch: Andrew Liebhard, Meridian Capital Group

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career?
The deal that I feel was the biggest “game changer” of my career was a $180 million multifamily loan I worked on when I was a CMBS loan originator at

2020 Ones to Watch: Justin Myers, Lee & Associates NYC

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career?
In 2014, I was appointed the lead broker for ClassPass—the world’s largest multi-studio fitness membership—which has rapidly expanded within

2020 Ones to Watch: Kyle Lawrence, Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career? "
In 2011, my mentor and I closed the sale of a national manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor of tomato sauce and Italian food products. It was the

2020 Ones to Watch: Toby Waring, Bestreich Realty Group

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career?
The sale of 871 Park Pl., was a “game-changing” moment in my real estate career. Although it was a small deal in terms of

2020 Ones to Watch: Adrianna Bosco, AKRF, Inc.

Which project, deal, or transaction was the “game-changer” in the advancement of your career?
Managing the environmental remediation for Douglaston Development’s new residential tower on West 29th St. has been the signature project of my career. This is a complex New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program site with a