Spotlights

2021 Year in Review: Josh Berger, Norman Bobrow & Co.

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
I completed the largest square footage deal of my career; 73,000 s/f with 30,000 s/f of outdoor space for City Lumber in Glendale Queens. It was

2021 Year in Review: Dave Margolius, Shawmut Design and Construction

What is the best advice you received in 2021, and who was it from?
“Eat at a local restaurant tonight. Get the cream sauce. Have a cold pint at 4 o’clock in a mostly empty bar. Go somewhere you’ve never been.

2021 Year in Review: Adelaide Polsinelli, Compass

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
My greatest accomplishments were to sell not one but two, prime Fifth Ave. trophy properties for exceptional prices in the middle of a global pandemic. Having been

2021 Year in Review: Steven Kratchman, Steven Kratchman Architect, PC

What are your predictions for your industry in 2022?
I see a slow recovery as the market wakes up and looks around at the smoking ruins before it builds confidence and starts to act. I see a new level of

2021 Year in Review: Buzz Riley, LEED AP, AECOM

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
As the saying and the song goes, people need people. And the pandemic has emphasized to me that people really need people, and in person.

2021 Year in Review: Kenne Shepherd, Kenne Shepherd Interior Design Architecture PLLC

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
Living in Manhattan and experiencing first-hand the effects of the pandemic on the city, I am heartened by the resilience of New Yorkers as we emerge from

2021 Year in Review: Nancy Colella, NYS Sustainable Corp.

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
2021 was certainly the year of the comeback kid. Every professional within CRE saw aggressive and creative approaches to structurally smart commercial

2021 Year in Review: Sean Cronin, Cronin & Cronin Law Firm

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
While we always strive to obtain maximum property tax relief for our clients, it has been particularly rewarding to help struggling owners and

2021 Year in Review: Victor Body-Lawson, AIA, Body Lawson Associates Architects and Planners

How has your working environment changed over the last year?
Design and real estate work are no longer simply venue- or space-based. The process has become increasingly virtual, and we collaborate using sophisticated tools and

2021 Year in Review: Umar Sheikh, Offit Kurman

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
A major client, Moliving, the world’s first nomadic hotel concept is being recognized for its innovation in sustainability. Moliving is making