George E. Grace has relaunched G.E. Grace & Company, Inc., the commercial brokerage and consulting firm he founded in 1995.
The 32-year industry veteran began his real estate career in the booming 1980s, and most recently served as head of the New York office of Mohr Partners, Inc, a Dallas-based global commercial real estate services firm.
“Our entrepreneurial instincts and extensive experience in real estate make this a truly exciting, opportunity-rich time to relaunch our company to help organizations navigate through rapidly changing real estate markets, so that they can gain the fullest advantage of emerging opportunities,” said Grace.
An engineer and businessman by training – he holds an engineering degree from Cooper Union and an MBA from the University of Chicago – Grace brings a disciplined and holistic approach to commercial real estate.
“For tenants, it is more than just the right price,” he notes. “I apply an engineer’s eye to every transaction. Are the building’s operating systems up to date and dependable? Can the property fully support the tenant’s technical requirements? Will my client be vulnerable to business disruption over the full course of the lease?“These are important issues that often are overlooked or inadequately covered in today’s deal-making environment.”
The senior members of Grace’s team are Lewis Cowan and David S. Schneck, both former executive managing directors of Grubb & Ellis; Edward R. Pezzaro, Esq., former senior vice president and general counsel at Cross & Brown; Barbara Eddington, formerly of Cross & Brown and Mohr Partners, and two-time (2012 and 2016) winner of the Tishman Speyer Dealmaker Award; former Goldman Sachs analyst Michael Nolan; and Michael Adler, an expert in serving media and financial services firms.
In addition to his engineering degree and MBA, Grace holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Fordham University School of Law, and is admitted to the New York State Bar. He is a licensed real estate broker in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
In 2011, Grace received his Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) designation from the National Association of Realtors.