Currently, Jodi Pulice is responsible for a leasing and management portfolio of more than 13 million square feet on behalf of TIAA, one of the largest institutional real estate investors in America. Among her accomplishments are leasing and sales transactions totaling more than $3 billion, including the sale of the Seagram Building in Manhattan as well as representing the FDIC’s national field offices at 92 locations.
Department of Citywide Agency Services (DCAS); Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; The Durst Organization; Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA); United Nations Development Corporation (UNDC); TH Real Estate (formerly TIAA); Taconic Investment Partners; Vanbarton Group, LLC; Jamestown; United Nations Federal Credit Union; Criterion; Hakimian Organization; AIG; Savanna; Madison Marquette; Madison Realty Capital; SUNY Empire State College; and Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.
As an acknowledged leader in commercial real estate transaction management, asset management and strategic planning, Greg Smith is extremely knowledgeable in all facets of account management, ranging from operations and lease administration to management of tenant improvements and capital renovations.
Currently, Greg Smith is providing strategic oversight responsibility for a portfolio that exceeds 10 million square feet on behalf of TIAA-CREF and has successfully represented the United Nations Federal Credit Union’s (UNFCU) real estate requirements exclusively for the past 15 years. Mr. Smith has been instrumental in the sale of $1 billion in assets for TIAA-CREF and UniBank, a Danish commercial lender. In addition, he provided exclusive representation to AOL in the establishment of their first headquarters location in New York and collaborated with the company on additional assignments in New York and California. Most recently, he negotiated a purchase transaction in Long Island City, Queens, on behalf of the UNFCU, which is developing a new 270,000-square-foot Class-A office tower as its New York headquarters. JRT Realty also has been named leasing and managing agent of the building.
Since joining JRT Realty in 1998, Mr. Smith has been nationally recognized as a leading producer in key commercial real estate markets throughout the United States and New York City. Currently, he spearheads leasing transactions and managing assignments for over 150 buildings nationwide and serves as a liaison between the properties and their respective asset managers. Under his direction, JRT Realty designed and standardized an innovative reporting process for individual lease transactions as a value-added service.
Mr. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College and is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York. He is a board member of the Long Island City Partnership, YMCA – Long Island City, and the Jeffrey Modell Foundation.
In her 30 year career, Ellen Israel has worked for some of the largest institutional and entrepreneurial real estate organizations, and has sat on every side of a negotiating table.
Ms. Israel launched her career in 1980 at N.Peter Burton, where she worked with and learned the business from her father, George Israel, a respected and accomplished 50-year veteran of the industry. She immediately gained the notice of the industry when she successfully sold a 1-million-sq.ft. building for the owner, Ford Motor Development (currently known as the BMW Building), to two leading New York landlords (George Kaufman and Aaron Gural) for $40 million.
In the years since, Ms. Israel has executed transactions totaling over 25 million square feet of sales and leasing on behalf of owners, investors and tenants.
Most recently, Ms. Israel served as a Transaction Manager with Cushman & Wakefield’s Client Solution team supporting Verizon in helping them accomplish their goals reducing the size of their real estate portfolio and operating expenses. She directed the all-cash sales of nearly 1 million square feet of condominium interests in Verizon-owned office buildings in Manhattan, and repositioned 500,000 square feet of third-party leases.
Previously, Ms. Israel was Senior Vice President of The Witkoff Group, a leading entrepreneurial investor and owner of New York property. In her 12 year tenure at this company, she managed leasing for the Daily News Building, the Woolworth Building and the Pepsi Bottling Headquarters in Westchester among other properties. She was also responsible for acquiring – and later selling at profits – noteworthy properties including 20 Exchange Place and 28 West 44th Street.
In addition, as a leading investment sales broker, Ms. Israel was a Managing Director at Georgia Malone & Co. and at Insignia/ESG (now CBRE) and an Investment Advisor at Riverbank Realty. As a prolific broker, she was involved with the sale of numerous properties, including 10 East 53rd Street, 866 Third Avenue and 222 Broadway.
Ms. Israel is involved with several real estate groups, including YMWREA, and the Real Estate Board of New York. She graduated from Ithaca College, and continues to be involved with the college.
Additionally, Ms. DeNunzio serves as the account administration client liaison for TIAA-CREF’s more than 150 buildings, exceeding 13 million square feet in asset management assignments awarded to JRT Realty by the leading financial services provider. She has served in a similar capacity on behalf of FDIC and the agency’s 91 national field offices. As the FDIC’s representative, JRT was responsible for renewing, expanding or relocating a portfolio of leased properties totaling 2.9 million square feet.
Prior to joining JRT Realty Group, Peter Brestovan worked for Cassidy Turley and Cresa New York where he was named a “Rising Star” and to the Commercial Observer’s “30 Under 30” list for 2015. Specializing in tenant representation, his clients have included a wide variety of tenants across multiple industries. This list includes Anchor.FM, Affinity Health Plan, Axis Capital, Comunilife, Coty, DKMS, Guidance Software, Philosophie, PopSugar, Procore, Spotify, StriVectin, The King’s College, The Trade Desk, Twitter, Under Armour and Unlockd Media.
Mr. Brestovan graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
Lauren Calandriello offers knowledge in corporate tenant and owner representation in the acquisition and disposition of office space throughout the New York metropolitan area. As such, she is currently active on the Department of Citywide Agency Services (DCAS) portfolio-wide services assignment, where she is assisting JRT team members in the provision of advisory services for more than 10 million square feet of renewals, relocations, consolidations and sale dispositions throughout Manhattan and New York City’s outer boroughs including Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx.
Aside from her work with Department of Citywide Administrative Services; Lauren’s clients include AIG (multiple transactions in the tri-state area), Savanna at New York City’s 1825 Park Avenue; and 2417 3rd Avenue, “The Bruckner Building,” Kaufman Astoria Studios at 34-11 36th Street in Queens; United Federal Credit Union at 24-01 44th Road, “Court Square Place” in Long Island City; and Madison Realty Capital at 825 East 141st Street, “Union Crossing” in the Bronx.
Lauren was nominated in Commercial Observer’s 2017 30 under 30 list and a recipient of the Queens Power Women in Business Award for 2016. She also has received the NYU Real Estate Financial Analysis Professional Development Gold Standard Course Badge. Her professional affiliations include Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association (YMWREA), Cushman & Wakefield’s Women’s Integrated Network (WIN) and Cushman & Wakefield’s Future Leaders (CWFL). She is also a member of iMentor, a mentoring program that empowers first-generation students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college and achieve their ambitions.
Lauren Calandriello has been named a 2018 Most Promising Commercial Salesperson of the Year by the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and its Commercial Brokerage Board of Directors. As a winner of this coveted award, Lauren Calandriello will be granted a one-year term on REBNY’s Commercial Brokerage Board of Directors and a one-year seat on REBNY’s Board of Governors. Most recently, Lauren has been appointed as Co-Chair of the REBNY Upper Manhattan and Bronx Committee.
Ms. Calandriello is a cum laude graduate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Psychology.
Prior to JRT, Kevin worked at Cresa New York. Mr. Kennelly has represented tenants such as seele Inc., Choice New York Management, and numerous tech firms. Due to Kevin’s repertoire and career growth, he has had the opportunity to represent Landlords as well. Kevin is currently working with owners such as 60 Guilders and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Working with both tenants and owners has allowed Kevin to understand each party’s trepidations during the negotiation process. To provide more depth to his work, Mr. Kennelly has made it a point to join organizations throughout NYC, most notably The Ireland Funds America, New York City Chapter.
Mr. Kennelly graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business from Arizona State University
Nathan is a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.
A creative problem solver, Ms. Sloan understands and aligns real estate with corporate goals, translating business strategy to optimize a real estate platform throughout any business life cycle. Sample assignments include complicated multi-year expansions and lease extension negotiations for not-for-profit and for-profit corporations; a 135,000 sf headquarters relocation to Philadelphia (after 200 years in New York City, and site visits to 7 cities), a strategy which had to be timed to the simultaneous closing of the sale of an organization’s New York City headquarters (for $300 million, a record sale price psf for dirt in Manhattan at the time); a 1.65 million sf sale/leaseback of a 9-building industrial portfolio (given only 45 days to complete the transaction to meet a debt due date), and a complicated 315,000 sf build-to-suit development for a corporation’s ancillary location in Texas.
Heather received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Wellesley College.
Prior to joining JRT, Ms. Gibson worked for WarnerMedia Group (Time Warner) where she was responsible for portfolio planning and corporate real estate services implementation for HBO, Warner Bros., Turner Broadcasting and Otter Media.
Previously, Ms. Gibson was Portfolio Management Director for Tiffany & Co. where, as part of an international retail expansion initiative, she implemented a corporate transaction platform and managed transactions for corporate offices, retail sites and warehouse, manufacturing and distribution centers.
As Director of Portfolio Management for CBRE, Ms. Gibson implemented and managed Corporate Services accounts, and developed and implemented global best practice compliance standards for service delivery, portfolio optimization and cost savings.
Lisa received a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Maryland.
Kelly has established a solid understanding of the marketing needs for CRE firms and comes to JRT with a plethora of applicable industry insight.