The Bluestone Group announced the hiring of Charlie Terrasi to lead ongoing operations and the company’s expanding bridge and structured financing platform.
Most recently a vice president at Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburg, Terrasi will serve as Bluestone Group’s chief operating officer.
Terrasi’s addition to the firm’s executive team is a part of a continued expansion of the Bluestone lending platform.
Terrasi is a distinguished banking and real estate professional with over 12 years of experience in commercial lending, construction financing, commercial and industrial loans, workouts, and the disposition of non performing loans.
Prior to joining The Bluestone Group, he was a Vice President in the Commercial Lending Department and Head of the Special Assets Group at Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburg.
Over the course of his career he has successfully originated in excess of $1 billion in commercial mortgages, as well as the disposition and workout of $150 + million of non accrual loans.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Pace University.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP announced that Jeffrey Mulligan has joined the firm as a Planning and Development Specialist in the Land Use practice.
Mulligan has extensive New York City government experience in land use, planning and zoning regulations.
As a Team Leader with the Manhattan Office of the Department of City Planning, he supervised high profile and significant rezonings, including Hudson Yards, West Chelsea/High Line, Hudson Square South, and the Far West Village.
He also oversaw major development projects that were subject to discretionary approvals, including a full block residential and commercial development on West 57th Street, the expanded John Jay College campus, and large scale residential developments in the Clinton Urban Renewal Area.
He was the Executive Director of the City of New York Board of Standards and Appeals from 2006 to 2014.
Mulligan was awarded a Master of Science in Urban Planning from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; he earned a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in English from Boston College.
HFF announced that Phil Mahler has joined the firm as a managing director.
Mahler will be a member of HFF’s national healthcare practice and will focus on healthcare capital markets and investment sale transactions throughout the United States.
Mahler has 22 years of commercial real estate experience and most recently worked with Savills LLC as a managing director in its medical office group.
Before that, he was a manager in the Real Estate Advisory and Capital Markets Group of Ernst and Young and has also held positions with UBS Realty Investors LLC, Prologis Trust and Wells Fargo Bank.
Mahler is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.
Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP announced the addition of Yair Holtzman to the partnership.
With his addition, Anchin has a roster of 54 partners and principals.
Holtzman, CPA, is a member of the Firm’s Tax Credits & Incentives Group and is the Practice Leader of the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credits Group.
He has more than 20 years of experience with national public accounting and management and has helped clients obtain several hundred million dollars in tax credits and incentives.
Hotlzman obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Brandeis University, a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Taxation from Hofstra University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University with a focus on Operations Management and Manufacturing, and has completed Graduate Studies in Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania.
Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP announced the addition of Christopher Noble to the partnership.
Noble, CPA, is an accounting and audit partner with more than 15 years of experience.
He is a member of the firm’s Technology Industry Group and Construction Industry Group. He provides accounting, business and advisory services for clients and has assisted with mergers and acquisitions.
Noble is involved in the career development of Anchin’s professional staff. He interviews technical prospects, mentors staff, and instructs in-house professional development seminars.
He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting from Baruch College Zicklin School of Business in 2000. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP announced the promotion of Tamir Dardashtian, Esq. to principal.
Dardashtian is a Tax Principal and licensed attorney in Anchin’s tax department and a member of the firm’s Private Client Group and its Trust & Estates Services Group.
Throughout his career, Tamir has handled all aspects of taxation and planning for high net worth families and large trusts and estates.
Dardashtian has been involved with setting up creative estate plans and effective wealth transfer strategies for many of Anchin’s long-standing clients.
He specializes in the preparation of complicated estate and gift tax returns, fiduciary income tax returns, and judicial accountings and has rendered expert testimony in Surrogate Court.
Dardashtian completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Science – Business Administration with a focus in Accounting & Finance at the Boston University School of Management and completed his Juris Doctor at Brooklyn Law School.
NAI Hanson announced that senior vice president Barry J. Cohorsky was recently honored with an official designation by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).
With Cohorsky’s designation, NAI Hanson now counts 10 SIOR designees among its ranks, more than any other commercial realty in New Jersey.
During his career, Cohorsky has closed more that 20 million square feet in corporate real estate sales throughout Northern and Central New Jersey.
His has provided a full suite of services, including identifying market opportunities, managing client relationships, negotiating lease terms and executing contracts.
A graduate of Upsala College with a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing, Cohorsky is a member of the Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association of the New York Metropolitan Area, Inc.
Borah Goldstein has hired four new attorneys.
Samuel P. Sroka joined the firm as an associate practicing in the Tax Certiorari Division.
Sroka was previously an associate with Goldberg Weprin Finkel Goldstein LLP.
Eileen O’Toole joined the firm as partner. She practices in the Administrative Division, concentrating primarily in the areas of rent regulatory compliance and related landlord-tenant litigation.
O’Toole was previously in private practice.
Christian B. Hylton joined as Partner. He is Head of the Landmarks & Zoning Practice area, handling all matters relating to land use, including zoning and economic development, as well as commercial and residential real estate.
Hylton was previously a partner with Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Einiger, LLP and Counsel/Special Assistant to the Director, Land Use for New York City Council prior.
Brian Graifman joined the firm as Counsel. He practices in the firm’s Supreme Court Litigation Division, handling all actions and matters in law and equity affecting real property and landlord/tenant disputes.
He was previously of Counsel at Gusrae Kaplan Nusbaum PLLC.
CBRE Group, Inc. has appointed Brian Stoffers as Global President, Debt and Structured Finance.
Stoffers, a 30-year veteran of CBRE, previously served as president, Debt & Structured Finance, Americas and Chief Operating Officer, Capital Markets.
The appointment is part of CBRE’s overall growth strategy and global unification of its Capital Markets business.
Stoffers will help expand and integrate CBRE’s Debt & Structured Finance offering globally, with practices in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Jeff Majewski will be named chief operating officer, Capital Markets, Americas; a role that combines the Debt & Structured Finance and Investment Properties platforms.
Stoffers has been a member of CBRE’s Capital Markets team for more than 30 years. Under his leadership, Debt & Structured Finance practice has originated nearly $112 billion in loan volume since 2007.
Additionally, this practice maintains a loan services portfolio of more than $80 billion in the United States, while CBRE’s EMEA servicing portfolio has grown by an additional $30 billion.
Transwestern announced industry professional Matthew Dolly joined the firm’s New Jersey office as director of research.
Dolly will deliver commercial real estate and economic data and analysis and play an integral role in expanding the marketing platform and developing new business opportunities.
Dolly was formerly the vice president of research at Avison Young, where he was responsible for the company’s annual research plan.
Before that, he was employed by Colliers International, where he provided market research.
Prior to Colliers, he served as director of marketing at the Sitar Realty Co. and was a client services manager at CoStar Group.
Marcus & Millichap announced that it has promoted three agents to vice presidents investments in the New Jersey office. The new VPIs are Alan Cafiero, Michael Lombardi and Tom McConnell.
Alan Cafiero was most recently a senior associate. He began his career at the firm in January 2008 as an associate, and was promoted to senior associate in July 2011.
Cafiero specializes in the disposition of shopping centers, net-lease properties and industrial real estate with a focus on Central and Northern New Jersey.
Most recently, Michael Lombardi was a senior associate with the firm.
His career started in March 2006 as an associate specializing in negotiating single-tenant retail property and shopping center transactions. Three years later, Lombardi was promoted to senior associate.
Along with his team, Lombardi has closed 102 investment sales totaling $400 million while with Marcus & Millichap.
Tom McConnell most recently held the title of senior associate, a position he has held since October 2010.
He started at Marcus & Millichap in September 2007 as an associate specializing in brokering the sale of multifamily properties in New Jersey. McConnell is also a director of the firm’s National Multi Housing Group (NMHG).
CBRE Group, Inc. announced that Charles Maggio has joined the company’s Healthcare group as managing director specializing in healthcare design and planning, construction, development management and integrated strategic real estate solutions.
Maggio brings over 30 years of experience having worked as a practicing architect, hospital facilities executive, project manager and consultant.
He joins CBRE Healthcare following a four-year career at Jones Lang LaSalle, where he most recently served as managing director.
Maggio received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from City University of New York City College.
He is a member of the Health Guidelines Revision Committee of the Federal Guidelines Institute for the 2014 Guidelines for Design & Construction of Healthcare Facilities.