Real estate developer and architect with successful record managing large-scale residential, commercial and mixed-use projects. Extensive experience in all aspects of development, including deal procurement, acquisitions, debt and equity financing, entitlements, design, construction and marketing. Held executive management positions with distinguished private development companies and a REIT in NYC, DC and Miami.

Career Projects

Career Experience

Real Estate Development Primary Experience and Expertise

1. Deal Sourcing, RFPs, Site Programming, Joint Ventures
2. Design & Construction Documents.  Professionals & Consultants
3. Entitlements & Legal
4. Underwriting & Financing (Debt & Equity)
5. Value Engineering, Bidding, Construction Management
6. Marketing & Lease-up/Sales

Mandarin Oriental Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Innovative pied-a-terre fully furnished and serviced hotel residences in partnership with Mandarin. Adding 5 stories to existing structure to construct 69 units with rooftop pool and amenities in the newly developed 135,000 SF development. This former Gucci headquarters on the famed Fifth Avenue has over 200 feet of windows on three exposures which made it an ideal office conversion.

The Raleigh Hotel, Miami Beach, FL

$103 million acquisition of the famed Raleigh Hotel on Collins Avenue from Tommy Hilfiger. Following initial acquisition and preliminary design, opportunity presented to expand development site and programming. Upzoning was obtained by Miami Beach City Commission to build 200 foot tall towers. Subsequent negotiations and acquisitions of The Richmond and South Seas hotels on the adjacent properties doubled the size of development site to 125,000 square feet.

Aman, Crown Building, 57 St and 5th Ave.

Aman’s flagship urban US location in the heart of Manhattan. 80 gracious hotel suites at the base of this historic building with 9,000 SF of celebrated cuisine in two restaurants and an immersive 25,000 SF spa. 20 private residences with views of Central Park, including a 5 level PH with indoor pool in the crown provides unprecedented living opportunity along Billionaires Row. This $900 million gut-rehab project presented untold design and construction constraints while keeping street level retail open throughout the process.

125 Greenwich, Financial District, NYC

This 88 story, 912 foot high condo tower designed by Rafael Vinoly is the downtown version of his famed 432 Park building. A crowning triplex of amenities with a 50 foot pool at the very top reflected the desire for a client-centered private sanctuary in the sky. The 273 residences of this billion-dollar development offered with three custom designed palettes reflected in the unique sales office with mock-ups on the 85th floor of the new Freedom Tower.

565 Broome St, SoHo, NYC

Renzo Piano’s magnificent curtain wall on this 118 unit, two tower 30 story condominium fuses with the Paris based RDAI interiors and brings unprecedented design to residential living in SoHo. The 23,000 square foot site spanning an entire city block was a result of a complicated multi-parcel assemblage. This $500 million development incorporated unique design features including a 92 foot high elevated interior arboretum visible from the street, multiple rooftop private pools and a private gated driveway with an automated parking garage.

The Getty, Tribeca, NYC

Unique collaboration with Peter Marino on the High Line resulting in a boutique building incorporating 5 bespoke residences, a 3-story gallery and a 2 story private art foundation. Each unit features unique layouts and one of a kind bespoke finishes with over 30 marble and stone selections. This $120 million project set a record for downtown Manhattan sales in 2018 when the penthouse was sold for $59 million.

111 Murray, New York, NY

This 900 foot tower in Tribeca just north of the new World Trade Center transformed downtown's burgeoning new skyline. This 64 story tower contains 150 uber-luxury condominium units on a commercial base. An off-street carport and private garden presents an unprecendented level of exclusivity to the market. The Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed building is a collaboration of design visionaries including designer David Rockwell, David Mann, and landscape architect Edmund Hollander. Overseas funding through EB-5 programming rounded off the financing.

605 West 42nd Street , New York, NY

Within the coveted Hudson Yards Redevelopment Corridor, this was the largest residential project in Manhattan. The 72,000 SF site accommodates a 61-story, 1,200 unit luxury apartment building with 50 thousand square feet of retail in the base and a 500 car parking garage. Capitalization of this $800 million project was through a combination of equity and i) issuing Low Income Housing state bonds, ii) bank credit enhancement, iii) 20 year real estate tax abatement, and iv) monetizing low income housing and brownfield tax credits.

CityCenterDC, Washington, DC

This single phase 1.6 million square foot mixed-use development is located on the most desirable 10 acres in Washington, DC. Encompassing 7 buildings around two public plazas (office, condos, apartments, hotel & retail), this development became the new heart of downtown DC. Won a high profile international competition in partnership with The Hines Organization and selected Foster and Partners as master planner and architect. Multi-faceted ground lease with the District of Columbia and financed with the Qatar Investment Authority.

Wisconsin Place, Chevy Chase, Maryland

Located on Wisconsin Avenue in one of the region’s most affluent and discriminating neighborhoods, this new vibrant town center features 432 luxury apartments, 305,000 SF of office, 305,000 SF of retail including a new Bloomingdales, a new community center and 1,560 parking spaces. Development was oriented around a new pedestrian public plaza and sits on top of a Metro stop. Project was a joint venture with New England Development and Boston Properties. Residential component was awarded Delta Associates’ Best Mid-Atlantic High-Rise Apartment Community for 2009.

East Harlem Media Entertainment & Cultural Center, 125 Street, NYC

Won RFP and designated by NYC’s Economic Development Agency in the fall of 2008 to redevelop two full city blocks on the famed 125 Street corridor in Harlem into a 1.7 million square foot mixed-use development; office, residential, hotel, retail and theater. Arranged partnership between Archstone, General Growth and The Richman Group and balanced the many divergent neighborhood constituents and political forces. Initial phase of 60,000 SF residential condominium completed on the SE corner of 125 Street and 3rd Avenue.

EcoVerde, Redevelopment of Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg Florida

Designated by the city of St. Petersburg in the spring of 2008 to redevelop 86 acres (5.5 million gross square feet) into a vibrant new community consisting of residential, retail, entertainment, office and hotels as well as to assist in the relocation of the Tampa Bay Rays to a new waterfront stadium. Partnership between Archstone and Madison Marquette.

The Langston, 65 Bradhurst Ave, NYC

The second of three properties awarded by the City of New York under HPD’s Cornerstone Program. 255,000 SF building with 180 Condominium units; 2/3rds subsidized units with the balance market rate. Includes 47,000 SF of retail and parking.

The Nicole, 55th & 9th Ave, NYC

Partnered with land owner to develop a 150 unit, 172,000 SF, luxury 80/20 apartment building with 20,000 SF of retail space at grade and a garage. Petitioning of the Department of City Planning under ULURP and associated studies were required for a special use permit.

The Atlas, 38 Street & Avenue of the Americas, NYC

Awarded REBNY’s 2001 Most Ingenious Deal of the Year. Pioneering garment district residential building came about by purchasing air rights from 7 separate parcels and 14 owners. Novel marketing platform led this 48-story, 374 unit apartment building to host AMC’s successful Project Runway television series which its contestants call home.

The Hamilton, 320 West 145th Street, NYC

The first of three properties awarded by the City of New York under HPD’s Cornerstone Program to develop middle-income ownership housing in upper Manhattan. 77 unit Co-Op has 15,000 SF of prime retail space at grade, anchored by national and regional tenants.

The Foundry, 505 West 54 Street, NYC

Purchase of two contiguous lots from the City of New York for the construction of two luxury 80/20 residential buildings with a combined 210,000 SF; 222 apartments and 14,000 SF of prime retail space. Won Request for Proposals issued by the City of New York’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development to develop the site. Fully leased in 7.5 months in 2001.

90 East End Avenue, NYC

21 story, 130,000 SF, 43 unit luxury condominium. Prices ranged from $700,000 to $3.7 Million and units sold out within six months of construction commencement. Unit closings began in July 2000 and were fully completed by December 2000.

Harlem USA, 125 St., NYC

265,000 SF complex which is now one of the country’s finest urban retail / entertainment centers. This project was instrumental in the rebirth of the famed 125th St corridor. Tenants include multi screen Magic Johnson Theaters amongst other prime national retailers such as Old Navy, Modell’s and Chase Bank.

New Gotham, 520 West 43rd Street, NYC

Completion of 34 story, 375 unit luxury residential building. One of the first luxury 80/20 residential buildings to be built along the now famed West 42nd Street corridor and pioneered the redevelopment of the Clinton / Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.

Blinds To Go, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Detroit, Toronto

Managed construction department for rapidly growing retailer’s rollout expansion into the United States, opening over 50 stores in multiple markets in two years. Developed the prototypical store, structured a network of architects, engineers, contractors and suppliers and set up internal procedures for tracking multiple site development.

The Promenade Regional Mall Expansion, Savanne Office Building,
Ottawa, Ontario

160,000 SF mall expansion of 1 million SF super-regional mall, including a new Hudson Bay anchor store and a 50,000 SF three story office building. Developed conceptual plans and coordinated design with architects and engineers. Obtained construction permits and negotiated design modifications. Controlled tender process, negotiated contracts with and issued purchase orders to contractors. Coordinated scheduling of work and managed construction directly with subcontractors.

La Guardia Airport Code Compliance Study, New York, New York

Conducted field survey of central terminal building and concourses and performed code research as related to life safety items and updated code regulations. Formulated a report for conceptual design modifications required and generated construction scope of work and budget to be implemented by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Oversaw preparation of complete set of “as-built’ architectural drawings of airport on AutoCAD system.

The Essex House, Reconstruction of 40 story Landmark Hotel,
New York, NY

Coordinated design of ballroom, restaurants and all public spaces with Parisian design firm and consultants. Delegated and supervised development of working drawings while reviewing and approving shop drawings. Prepared weekly field reports summarizing accuracy of completed construction work and reported progress to client.

Costco Super Store, Montreal, Canada

Drafted complete set of construction documents for two superstores in coordination with engineers and consultants. Presided over all aspects of projects from initial scheme development, approving of shop drawings, reviewing of tender packages and attending weekly progress meetings at construction sites.