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WHO’S NEWS: This week’s appointments & promotions

Cresa has named Kristin MacCarthy as Chief Financial Officer. MacCarthy will lead Cresa’s Finance team and develop a capital plan to support the company’s recruitment and acquisition objectives.
She will also be part of the firm’s Executive Committee, working alongside CEO Jim Underhill in the development and implementation of the firm’s strategic plan.
MacCarthy has nearly 30 years of progressive financial management experience within successful business-to-business, consumer and distribution corporations.
She joins Cresa from JLL, where she was the CFO, Market Solutions, responsible for driving strategic growth and efficiencies and managing profitability. Prior to JLL, MacCarthy held financial management positions at several major companies, including US Cellular and Grainger.
With an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, MacCarthy brings deep operational and financial expertise to Cresa.

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B6 Real Estate Advisors has appointed Thomas (Tom) Gammino as managing director.
An industry veteran responsible for in excess of more than $1.5 billion of commercial real estate transactions throughout his two-decade career, Gammino and his team will be responsible for overseeing Investment Sales for the firm’s Upper East Side territory.
Gammino most recently served as managing director at JLL, where he handled investment sales in New York City, with a focus on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Before that, was executive managing director in the Capital Markets group of Cushman & Wakefield, and senior vice president of sales and training director at Massey Knakal Realty Services, where he spearheaded the initial and advanced development efforts for the company’s entire brokerage force.
Gammino’s recent notable transactions include the long-term master lease of the retail for The Caryle House as well as the sale of a mixed-use elevator building that houses world renowned Rao’s Restaurant.
Gammino attended Brown University before earning his Juris Doctor degree at New York Law School. He was a practicing attorney before he entered the brokerage arena.

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EisnerAmper announced that Frank Attalla has joined the firm as a partner in the Financial Services Group.
Attalla has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting and 20 years focused in the financial services sector. He provides audits of and consulting services for private investment companies, public mutual funds and closed-end funds, hedge funds, ETFs, private equity funds, fund of funds, investment management companies, in addition to introducing broker-dealers.
Prior to joining the firm, Attalla was an audit partner with a Big 4 accounting firm and led audits of both public and private companies in the investment management sector.
Based in EisnerAmper’s New York City headquarters, Attalla has a B.A. in Accounting from William Patterson University.

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Herrick, Feinstein announced the elevation of Jacqueline Duval, Jason Goldstoff and Joanna Slusarz Debski to partner.
Jacqueline Duval, a partner in the Tax Department and chair of the Family Office Group, concentrates her practice on domestic and international tax, as well as finance and investing; private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and investment funds; family offices; foundations, not-for-profits and tax-exempts; real estate; trading, prime brokerage, derivatives and other financial products; as well as compliance and regulatory matters.
She also has deep experience with cross-border transactions and partnering with international counsel on complex matters.
Jason Goldstoff, a partner in the Real Estate Department, represents investors, developers, operators, and financial institutions in a wide range of commercial real estate transactions.
Many of the transactions Jason works on involve complexities beyond typical real estate deals, including partnership disputes, unconventional deal structures and distressed situations.
Joanna Slusarz Debski, a partner in the Real Estate Department, focuses her practice on the structuring, negotiating and documenting of real estate finance transactions, including construction lending and asset-based lending. She also handles sales, acquisitions and leasing of various types of commercial properties throughout the United States.

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The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) has announced the appointment of Mary Lyras as Finance Manager.
Lyras most recently served as Chief Fiscal Officer for the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency where was instrumental in the financing of hundreds of affordable units under the Yonkers affordable housing ordinance in new apartment buildings along the Hudson River including projects by Extell, Rose Associates and Avalon Bay, to name a few.
Prior to joining the Yonkers IDA in 2016, Lyras was a senior operations analyst for CIBC World Markets Corp. where she held numerous positions over a nearly 20-year career with the company.
Lyras is a graduate of the College of Westchester.

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Dwight Capital has hired Ryan Miles as its Managing Director – Chief LEAN/Healthcare Underwriter.
Mile was previously a managing director and chief credit officer for Seniors Housing and Healthcare at Lancaster Pollard, now part of the broader lending platform, Lument.
He has over a decade of experience in the commercial real estate finance industry, including credit analysis, underwriting and valuation.
He worked in the underwriting department of a low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity syndicator before joining Lancaster Pollard in 2006. He has also worked directly with agents at Fannie Mae, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)/Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Miles received his Bachelor of Science in Business, with a focus in Finance, from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He is approved by HUD to underwrite within MAP and LEAN programs and holds general securities and investment banking representative licenses (Series 7 and 79).

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Crow Holdings announced that industry veteran Johanna Chervak has been hired as Vice President of the Northeast region for the firm’s industrial development company, Crow Holdings Industrial (CHI).
Chervak will spearhead CHI’s industrial development projects in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with a specific focus on the company’s expansion into the Lehigh Valley.
Chervak joins CHI after more than two decades at Rockefeller Group Development Corporation, where she managed and developed some of the most significant properties in the Northeast.
Most recently, she served as Rockefeller Group’s Director of Real Estate Development, where she oversaw the development of four million square feet, including a state-of-the-art FedEx distribution hub in Allen Township in the Lehigh Valley.

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Arbor Realty Trust announced the appointment of Malvina Iannone, Executive Vice President, General Counsel.
Iannone is responsible for all of Arbor’s corporate legal activities. She assumes the role from John Bishar, who will now serve as Senior Counsel for a transitional period of time, while continuing as Arbor’s Corporate Secretary for the Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Arbor, Iannone most recently served as Executive Counsel, Global Legal Shares Services with General Electric Company (GE). Before that, she practiced M&A and securities law at White & Case, LLP.
Iannone holds both a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from New York University.

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Avison Young New Jersey announced that Paul Errigo has been promoted to Senior Associate.
Errigo joined the Avison Young team in 2017 as an associate and has spent most of that time on the Occupier Solutions team. In recent years, the group has completed more than 260 transactions in more than 60 markets with a value of more than $560 million.
He was also integral in assisting Avison Young’s research team in building a proprietary internal property database platform.
Errigo was previously part of the firm’s “Emerging Leaders” affinity group as the Ambassador to the New Jersey office.
He graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia with a Marketing degree.

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Romer Debbas announced the promotion of Scott Krinsky to Partner.
Celebrating his fifth year with the firm, Krinsky oversees the Residential Real Estate Finance Department and serves as counsel to over 30 lending institutions and private banks.
He experience representing institutional lenders has contributed to the continued growth of the practice.
In 2018, 2019 and most recently in 2020, Mr. Krinsky was honored with inclusion among the Rising Stars section of Super Lawyers.

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Berkadia announced Tim Leonhard has joined the firm as senior managing director.
With over 22 years of experience in the development and financing of affordable housing, Leonhard joins Berkadia from JLL where he served as senior managing director and Leader of the Affordable Housing Group. Tim has extensive experience with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD loan programs.
Under Leonhard’s leadership, JLL’s Affordable Housing Group was ranked No. 1 in the country for total affordable loan production by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on several occasions and was consistently ranked in the top 3 with both GSEs annually. Leonhard closed in excess of $2.1 billion in 2020 while with JLL.
Prior to joining JLL, Leonhard served as managing director at MMA Financial, vice president at Glaser Financial Group, vice president at Charter Mac, and project manager at HRI Properties.

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Alfred Sanzari Enterprises announced that Carolina Gutierrez has been promoted to Manager – Leasing and Marketing.
Since joining Alfred Sanzari Enterprises in 2019 as a Property Management Analyst, Gutierrez has been a key contributor in several departmental and tenant management initiatives.
Prior to joining the firm, she worked with Greystone Management Solutions providing third party real estate portfolio management services to NJ TRANSIT, the Metropolitan Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in Boston, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York.
Gutierrez is a graduate of Monmouth University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communication and a double minor in Marketing and Italian.

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The New York Building Foundation announced the election of Cheryl McKissack Daniel as Chair of the organization.
McKissack Daniel currently serves as a vice chair of the New York Building Congress Board of Directors and is president & CEO of McKissack & McKissack, the oldest minority/women-owned professional design and construction firm in the U.S.
McKissack Daniel leads McKissack & McKissack with more than 25 years of experience in all phases of the construction industry. She serves as principal-in-charge and project executive on several high-profile initiatives within the commercial, healthcare, education and transportation sectors.
McKissack Daniel also sits on the boards of the New York Women’s Forum, Greater New York ACE Mentor Program and Women’s Builders Council.
Under the leadership of Mayor Bill de Blasio, McKissack Daniel also sits on the OneNYC Advisory Board, Jobs for New Yorkers Task Force and the MWBE Advisory Council.
Prior to these leadership roles, she served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo’s Transition Team, as well as the Chair of the MWBE Committee for Philadelphia Mayor-elect John Street’s Transition Team.
During her time in Philadelphia on the National Liberty Museum board, McKissack was honored as a “Hero of Liberty” for her support of humanitarian initiatives and for promoting the responsibilities of a free and diverse America.

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Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty announced that Jacqueline Clancy has been named sales manager of its Smithtown and Stony Brook offices.
An eight year veteran of real estate, earlier this year Clancy was recognized for her leadership among her peers in business, earning a place among the region’s 40 Under 40 honorees by the Irish Echo, the largest circulation Irish American weekly newspaper in the nation.
She earned a Bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism from Dowling College and began her career working in education as a behavioral therapist assisting children on the Autism spectrum.

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Arch Companies announced that Moshe Aronowitz has joined Arch Builders, its construction management affiliate, as Procurement Manager.
He will focus on securing construction contracts across Arch’s $630 million national portfolio of residential and commercial properties, including ground-up project and value-add repositionings.
Aronowitz has more than 15 years of experience in real estate development and acquisitions. His training as an electrical engineer gives him unique insight into what makes a building tick and how to proceed through the construction process from the foundation up.
Prior to joining Arch Builders, he was a senior project manager, overseeing development work for mixed-use multifamily communities.
He has an MBA in finance from Bar-Ilan University in Israel and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.

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Neala Martin, the Senior Vice President of Acquisitions for CREA, LLC, in New York, has been named to the Board of Directors for, Up for Growth Action, aa federal legislative advocacy campaign focused on advancing policies that achieve housing equity, eliminate systemic barriers, and create more homes.
Neala Martin joined CREA in October 2016 to expand investments in the New York market, and has been directly credited for successfully closing over $370 million of equity, resulting in 2,900 affordable homes.
She is responsible for sourcing, structuring and closing affordable housing projects in the Northeast with a focus on New York and New Jersey.
Neala most recently served as vice president of Originations for a national syndicator.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Lehigh University.

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Suffolk has hired Ralph Esposito as President of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region.
Prior to joining Suffolk, Esposito spent nearly 25 years in leadership positions at real estate and construction enterprise, LendLease where he headed up the construction business for the East Coast Region overseeing project management and construction operations in New York, New Jersey, Boston and Washington, D.C. Esposito played a key role in the construction execution of the September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center, expansion of the Columbia University Manhattanville Campus, design-build expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and construction of 432 Park Avenue which is the tallest residential project in the western hemisphere.
In 2019, Esposito was inducted into the National Academy of Construction.
Suffolk Northeast General Manager Jeff Gouveia was also promoted to Executive Vice President.
A 25-year veteran of Suffolk, Gouveia will expand his role to include more oversight at the Suffolk parent company level, enhancing the organization’s focus on fully integrating the building lifecycle. .
Gouveia will also remain General Manager of Suffolk Construction’s $2.5 billion Northeast operations.

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The Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook University announced that Scott Burman, principal at Engel Burman, has joined its Board of Directors.
Burman has been principal at Engel Burman since 2001, and remains actively involved in directing overall investments, corporate development and operations at EB.
Since 2012, he has presided as president of Engel Burman Construction.

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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel announced that Marcus A. Colucci and Eugene C. Travers have been promoted to special counsel.
Eugene C. Travers (Land Use, New York) represents developers, lenders, corporations, real estate investment trusts, not-for-profit institutions and other entities in land use, zoning and historic preservation law matters.
He previously served as associate general counsel to a Manhattan-based hospitality and real estate development company.
Travers earned his B.A. from Fairfield University. He earned his J.D. from New York Law School.
Marcus A. Colucci (Intellectual Property, New York) represents clients in complex patent and general commercial litigation in courts across the country, as well as in the licensing of intellectual property rights.
Colucci maintains an active pro bono practice. He received Kramer Levin’s Marvin Frankel Pro Bono Award in 2018 and 2019.
He earned his B.A. in biology, summa cum laude, from Manhattanville College. He earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.

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DMR Architects has announced several new team member.
Karen Mastriano, Director of Business Development brings more than a decade of experience working for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local start-ups and not-for-profits.
She has also served as a councilwoman and Council President for the Borough of Saddle River and as the Clerk to the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ramapo College.
Bharath “Ram” Ramamoorthy, AIA, Senior Project Manager comes to DMR to grow its corporate interiors practice area.
He most recently worked at Gensler where he secured and managed new client relationships and managed numerous well-known corporate interiors projects representing a total of more than three million square feet and more than $115 million in construction value.
He holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering-Construction Management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, a Master of Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Mumbai, India.
Sieun Lee, LEED AP, Project Architect joins DMR’s production department and will also support the corporate interiors team.
Lee also joins the DMR team from Gensler and will focus primarily on DMR’s work in the growing banking sector.
She has more than eight years of experience and has a Bachelor of Architecture from Drury University in Springfield, MO, and a Master of Science in Advanced Architecture Design from Columbia University.
Maryam Delshad, Project Architect joins DMR’s production department primarily supporting DMR’s mixed-use residential team.
Her most recent experience includes working as an architecture lead at WeWork.
She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Azad University of Tehran and a Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute.
Samer Shenoda, Project Architect, also joins DMR’s production department, where he will be supporting projects primarily in the public sector.
He has experience working on projects locally in New Jersey and New York and internationally in Kuwait and Abu Dhabi.
He has a Bachelor in Interior Architecture from El-Minia University in Egypt and a Master of Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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