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WHO’S NEWS: SCG Retail announces Andrew Garnett as assistant broker in the Manhattan office.

Emmanuelle C. Slossberg, LEED AP, director of strategy with CetraRuddy, has been appointed to new leadership positions at the United Nations-affiliated Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization and the Urban Land Institute New York chapter.

A widely recognized mentor and advisor in the fields of building design, real estate development, construction, and strategic growth/marketing, Slossberg will now serve on the Board of Directors for the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU).

Slossberg has also been appointed to the Urban Land Institute (ULI) New York chapter’s Management Committee as Vice-Chair of the District Council Membership Committee.

Launched in spring 2019, this group leads recruitment, engagement, and retention strategy for the nearly 2,700-member-strong New York District Council of the ULI.


Breaking Ground, New York’s largest supportive housing developer and manager, announced the appointment of Michael Lascher, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Real Estate Debt Capital Markets at Blackstone, to its board of directors.

Lascher oversees the financing of all of Blackstone’s real estate investments, and since joining the firm in 2012, has been involved in over $300 billion of asset, stock, fund and portfolio-level financings.

He joins Breaking Ground at among the most prolific development periods in its history as the organization pushs towards opening 1,000 new units of supportive and affordable housing in the next five years.

Before joining Blackstone, Michael Lascher was a Managing Director with the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy estate where he managed a portfolio of real estate investments.

From 2004 until the company’s bankruptcy, he was a member of Lehman’s Global Real Estate Group where he focused on the origination, structuring and closing of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) financings.

He began his career as an associate in the real estate group at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

Lascher has a BA in History and Communications from The University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.


SCG Retail announced the hiring of Andrew Garnett as assistant broker in theManhattan office.

Garnett transferred from the firm’s Newport News office in 2019. A recent graduate of the University of South Carolina, he hails from rural Virginia where he caught the bug for real estate through his family’s property holdings.

Working closely with Kelly Gedinsky, he is focused primarily on landlord representation. He also works with Seth Kessler on the Manhattanville Factory District, a historically significant, West Harlem development, as well as leasing space across from the 92nd Street Y and in the East Village.


CBRE Group announced that Chris Connelly has been named CEO, Advisory Services, Americas, and Emma Buckland will be promoted to Global President, Property Management, a position previously held by Connelly.

Chris Connelly, a 15-year veteran of CBRE, will lead a business encompassing more than 18,000 employees across the Capital Markets, Advisory & Transaction Services, Advisory Project Management, Property Management and Valuations business lines in the United States, Canada and Latin America.

He has held numerous leadership roles at CBRE, most recently serving as Global President, Property Management.

Previously, he served as President of the Americas Mountain-Northwest Division, President of the Midwest Division, and Executive Managing Director of the Chicago Region.

In her new role, Emma Buckland will directly lead the Americas Property Management business and oversee a global business that manages a portfolio of more than 2.7 billion square feet.

She previously led CBRE’s Property Management business for the United Kingdom. Prior to joining CBRE in 2016, she led EMEA Operations for FICO and Goldman Sachs, where she managed a client-facing operations team in the European Securities division.

Connelly will assume his new role effective immediately, and will also continue as Global President of Property Management until Buckland assumes her new role on January 1, 2020.


Diversified Properties, LLC announced that Douglas Angoff has joined the company as vice president and corporate counsel.

He brings more than 20 years of real estate law and development experience to his new position.

Prior to joining Diversified Properties, Angoff served as land development and general counsel for several local and national real estate developers, including Kushner Companies, Kara Homes and Lennar.

In his new role, he will be responsible for co-managing the development pipeline, assisting with loan closings, negotiating contracts and general legal work.

Angoff earned his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, a master’s degree in real estate development and investment from New York University, and a J.D. from Emory Law School.


Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP announced that E. Gail Suchman has joined the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental practice group as a partner in the New York office.

Suchman joins from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. She is the ninth attorney to join New York’s Real Estate practice in the last 12 months.

Suchman has more than 30 years of experience in all facets of environmental and energy law and policy, advising clients on permitting and compliance, transactional due diligence, litigation and legislative matters. S

he is a leading practitioner on issues relating to climate change and carbon emissions.

She works closely with real estate and industrial developers on traditional environmental and land use matters, as well as community outreach, sustainability and resilience.

Prior to entering private practice in 2007, Suchman spent many years in public service, including more than 10 years as an assistant attorney general in the Environmental Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office and three years as regional director of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

She has taught at Columbia Law School and Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs and is co-founder of the Urban Design Lab for Sustainable Development at Columbia’s Earth Institute.

Suchman earned her B.S. from Northwestern University and her J.D. from Boston College Law School.


Kramer Levin announced the election of Josh Winefsky to partner position in the firm.

Winefsky advises and represents clients in sophisticated real estate transactions both in New York City and nationwide.

He is equally adept working on traditional commercial real estate transactions as he is working on condominium developments and offering plans. This skill set gives him a unique, multidisciplinary perspective that he uses to provide counsel that is both innovative and business-focused.

He is based in the New York office and has a J.D. from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and a B.A. from Binghamton University.


Hines announced a new structure for the firm’s investment management platform.

The new platform will be co-led by Global Chief Investment Officer David Steinbach and CEO of Capital Markets Chris Hughes.

Joining Steinbach and Hughes are three new geographic Chief Investment Officers.

Alfonso Munk, who joins the firm from PGIM Real Estate, will oversee the Americas. He has more than 20 years of experience in investing activities in the U.S., Europe and Latin America.

Prior PGIM, Monk was a managing director at Morgan Stanley Real Estate, where he held various roles in the U.S., Europe and South America for more than a decade.

Munk has a bachelor’s degree in business and hospitality administration from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Hines veteran Alex Knapp assumes the new role of CIO Europe providing investors with more than 15 years’ experience in commercial and residential transactions across the risk spectrum. He has been a leader in developing new product lines and operational strategies for the firm.

Lee Timmins, who has led the firm’s Eurasia Region from Moscow since 2014, has been appointed CIO of Asia

He provides investors with a 30-plus-year track record in acquiring and developing numerous property types including commercial office, retail, multifamily, industrial, residential and mixed-use land developments.

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