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.
With a proven record of developing and fostering environments that encourage teamwork and collaboration, he applies a solid understanding of business objectives and operations to lead the implementation of new initiatives and growth plans for the company.
Mr. Judd is directly responsible for advancing the firm’s efforts to help Fortune 500 firms and other companies maximize their Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplier diversity spending mandates as many seek to be part of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, an elite group of companies that reach $1 billion in spending with minority- and women-owned firms. Internally, he is responsible for business strategies, operating plans and procedures, new business development and existing account oversight, recruitment and retention initiatives, and cross-selling of the firm’s breadth of real estate services to its clients. He also oversees the firm’s staff, including leasing and sales brokers, account managers, marketing and corporate communications specialists, and support personnel.
Prior to joining JRT, he enjoyed a 17-year career at Cushman & Wakefield, most recently serving as a Senior Managing Director and Managing Principal for the firm’s New Jersey region. Here, he held direct P&L responsibility, managed brokerage and business line professionals, and oversaw all organizational activities affecting more than 250 employees across the company’s three New Jersey offices, which consistently ranked among the most profitable markets in the company. Prior to his market leadership role, he served as Director of Operations and Director of Marketing and Communications for the region. In his marketing role, he was instrumental in helping secure more than 80 million square feet of tenant representation, agency leasing and corporate services assignments for clients with portfolio sizes ranging between 500,000 square feet and 250 million square feet of space.
He began his real estate career in the New York City office of CBRE. As Managing Director of Marketing Services, he supervised a staff of marketing and business development professionals and coordinated proposals, presentations, and offering memoranda, helping to secure exclusive assignments for local, national and global clients. His prior experience includes eight years as the Marketing Manager at STV Incorporated, a major engineering, architectural and planning firm.
Mr. Judd received a Master of Business Administration, Executive Management and Bachelor of Arts, Communications at Fordham University.
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.
Prior to joining JRT, Ms. Bennett served as Senior Transaction Manager for CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions group, where she lead the Deutsche Bank account in the Americas. Here, she developed, recommended, and implemented a portfolio-wide transaction strategy and processes for the acquisition, disposition, and restructuring of real estate assets and leases. She negotiated business terms and conditions for various deal structures; coordinated the selection of local brokers; and monitored/negotiated deal terms within the client’s prescribed timelines. In addition to preparing market analyses, activity reports and pipeline reports, she coordinated Lease Administration, Project Management, Facility Management, and Finance teams to ensure integration among the service lines. She also managed a team of full-time account management professionals.
She served in a similar role for Cushman & Wakefield in the Tampa, Florida office for the firm’s Stanley Black & Decker account. Prior to that she spent seven years as a tenant representation broker, most recently as an Associate Director, for Newmark in the firm’s New York City office where she served a variety of clients in the technology, finance, insurance, media/entertainment, marketing, fashion and nonprofit industries.
In her current role, her responsibilities cover the direction and oversight of the firm’s nationwide account management assignments, including a leasing, property management and facilities management portfolio totaling more than 10 million square feet. She is also involved in the identification of new business opportunities from local, regional and national clients that not only support supplier diversity, but also need to align their diversity spending with their overall real estate strategy.
Christie received a Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration (Minor in Real Estate, Specialization in Urban Planning and Development) University of Florida
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.
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.
Kelly has established a solid understanding of the marketing needs for CRE firms and comes to JRT with a plethora of applicable industry insight.
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.
Vivian represents retail and office properties throughout the five boroughs including the Midtown Bus Terminal.
Prior to working at JRT, Vivian Grossman worked served as a retail leasing representative for Wilder, a leading retail real estate development and management company with a portfolio of more than 37 properties, totaling seven million square feet of space.
Her experience also includes serving as a fiduciary tax assistant within the Tax Group of Goulston & Storrs, a law firm that provides pro bono legal services to more than 100 nonprofit organizations and individuals in need. Here, she managed more than $2 million in daily trust account and beneficiary distributions.
Vivian Grossman graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.