Related Companies announced the appointment of Stephen C. Winteras vice president of commercial leasing.
He will lead the commercial leasing efforts for the four commercial towers in the Hudson Yards development on Manhattan’s west side.
Winter joins Related from CBRE where he was responsible for the leasing efforts of more than 1,000,000 square feet including space at 599 Lexington Avenue, 399 Park Avenue, 250 West 55th Street, 717 Fifth Avenue, as well as 10 Hudson Yards, the future home of Coach, Inc., L’Oreal USA, SAP and Fairway Market.
He will continue to work closely with CBRE who represents Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group as the exclusive leasing agent for Hudson Yards.
In 2012, the Real Estate Board of New York named Winter the Most Promising Commercial Salesperson of the Year.
Monday Properties announced that Sean P. Sullivan has joined the firm as executive vice president – Asset Management, a new position created by the firm.
In particular, Sullivan will be responsible for asset management of 230 Park Avenue and Monday Properties’ Rosslyn, VA three million square foot portfolio of office buildings.
Sullivan has 22 years of diverse experience in asset management, corporate real estate and investment management in various U.S. and international markets and various property types, most notably office and multifamily.
He began his career in property management and corporate real estate at Morgan Stanley, followed by asset management for DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners (the real estate merchant banking arm of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette) and Investcorp, property operations for Tishman Speyer and Avalon Bay Communities, and global asset management for Aetos Capital (an opportunity fund), with particular focus on Japan and Greater China.
Most recently, he was responsible for the management and operations of the 11,200 unit Peter Cooper Village & Stuyvesant Town in New York City, the largest multi-family residential complex in the U.S.
Sullivan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Iona College in 1991, where he received his B.A. in Political Science and New York University in 1998 where he earned his M.S. in Real Estate Investment and Finance.
The New York office of Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services announced Valerie Brown joined the firm as business development director.
Brown will focus on parlaying national and international restaurant and hospitality relationships and expertise into providing real estate services for restaurateurs and hoteliers looking to expand their operations from Europe to the US, and from the US to Europe.
For over 10 years, Brown was with Hard Rock Café International, Inc., where she led its international marketing efforts and was instrumental in its growth into a global brand.
Most recently, she served as an independent consultant based in New York and London, where she worked with such entities as Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp, Cavern Club International, Hard Rock Park, and the Urban Land Institute, where she helped with its European launch.
Before operating her own strategic marketing company, she was a brand strategy director at 4i Group Ltd in London, where her major clients included Music.com and Planet Hollywood.
Massey Knakal Realty Services announces that Solomon Mensah has joined the firm as a director of sales, focusing on New Jersey’s South Bergen County.
Prior to Massey Knakal, Solomon was a partner at BYS Medicals LLC, where he negotiated business contracts with major neurosurgical centers in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and performed business development for a neuro-stimulation device for pain management.
Earlier, he held positions in marketing research and sales/business development at Daiichi Sankyo Inc. in Parsippany, NJ.
He also held various positions at Pfizer Global Pharmaceutical, in Accra, Ghana.
Solomon earned a Masters of Business Administration and Health Sector Management Certificate from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University .
He has a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.
Cushman & Wakefield announced that Jon Fales, Senior Managing Director has been promoted to head of the firm’s Strategic Agency Services (SAS).
Fales, who brings more than 17 years of agency leasing experience to the position, will proactively manage SAS’s delivery of services across the group’s portfolio in the New York region to best ensure that leasing objectives are achieved in a disciplined and consistent manner.
In addition to his management responsibilities, Fales will play an important role in expanding the capabilities of SAS in connection with the firm’s pursuit of new agency business opportunities.
Widely seen as analytic and detail-oriented, Fales will focus on leveraging SAS’s knowledge base for greater alignment with the needs of its internal and external clients.
A graduate of James Madison University, Fales is regularly competes in sanctioned ultra-marathon distance trail events and recently ran in the ING New York City Marathon.
Cushman & Wakefield has named Kimberly Brennanas its New Jersey Market Leader.
This promotion – into the highest management role within the company’s three-office Garden State branch – positions Brennan to spearhead Cushman & Wakefield’s continued regional progress and recognizes her leadership contributions during her eight-year tenure there.
Since joining Cushman & Wakefield in 2005, Brennan has served as senior managing director for the firm’s offices in East Rutherford, Morristown and Edison.
She manages brokerage and business line staff; oversees administrative functions; leads broker recruiting, mentoring, training and development programs; and holds direct P&L responsibility.
She is also involved with strategic planning – including new business-development initiatives, targeted client strategies and cross-selling opportunities.
Among her accomplishments, Brennan has overseen expansion moves for all three of Cushman & Wakefield’s New Jersey locations, and was responsible for its East Rutherford office being selected as a pilot office for the company’s new Green Initiative Program.
She also developed the region’s junior executive training program, and served on the committee in charge of structuring materials and curriculum for the initiative’s national rollout.
Cushman & Wakefield’s Robert J. Donnelly of Morris County, N.J., has been named executive vice chairman, making him the first New Jersey broker and the eighth employee with the commercial real estate services firm worldwide to hold the title.
A 34-year company veteran, Donnelly specializes in major corporate advisory, and tenant and landlord representation assignments.
Donnelly’s long-standing relationships are among his most notable accomplishments.
Among his very first assignments at Cushman & Wakefield, in 1980 he was appointed exclusive leasing agent for Headquarters Plaza, a 560,000 s/f tower then under development in Morristown. 33 years later, that agency may well be one of the longest-running continuous brokerage assignments in the country.
Donnelly has represented numerous Fortune 500 corporations, including AT&T and General Electric .
Massey Knakal Realty Services announced that William Sharp has joined the Capital Services division as a director.
He joins Massey Knakal from NewOak Capital, where he served as a business development associate coordinating outreach campaigns to banks, insurance companies, private equity firms, and hedge funds to provide asset management advisory services.
Earlier, he was a consultant in business development at RIFE International, LLC. Sharp was also a real estate advisor at Jones Lang LaSalle and a risk analyst at Fannie Mae Corporation.
Sharp earned his Masters of Science in Real Estate Finance from Georgetown University. He graduated cum laude from Morehouse College where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Finance.
Jamie McShane, currently the director of communications for the New York City Council, will join The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) as senior vice president for communications.
In the newly created management-level position, McShane will be the lead staff person responsible for promoting the interests of REBNY and its 15,000 members to the media.
Before becoming chief spokesman for the New York City Council, McShane was an Emmy-award-winning political producer for NBC New York. He previously covered government and politics at CNN, and NY1 News.
A graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, McShane received a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Albany.
The Director of Communications for New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, Elisabeth de Bourbon, will be joining Rubenstein Communications as a vice president in late January, the company announced .
de Bourbon, who has served the last seven years as communications director for the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, will work in Rubenstein’s
city practice, focusing primarily on public policy issues and real estate development.
de Bourbon began working with the Bloomberg administration in 2002, first with the Department of Transportation, then with the Administration for Children’s Services before taking the top communications post at Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2006.
At Landmarks, she managed all the agency’s media efforts and launched the Commission’s first forays into social media. She also served as Communications Director for the NYC Charter Revision Commission.
Prior to joining the public sector, de Bourbon spent more than four years as a writer and editor for the Associated Press and Dow Jones News Service. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Hamilton College and a Master’s degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Richard Tomer has been named a Regulatory and Permitting Specialist at Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Tomer will provide technical regulatory services throughout the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut region for resiliency and waterfront projects, with an early focus on post-Superstorm Sandy rebuilding.
Tomer comes to Parsons Brinckerhoff from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, where he served for 31 years, most recently as Chief, Regulatory Branch.
He managed all aspects of New York District Regulatory Program, responsible for resolving complex resource issues and guiding jurisdictional determinations, regulatory evaluations and permit approvals for navigational, water resource development, transportation and impact activities for much of New Jersey and New York State.
He previously served as Chief of the Technical Support and Permitting sections at the Corps.
Tomer received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Stockton State College.