Eastern Consolidated, Partner Engineering and Science, Lee & Associates and Jones Lang LaSalle



Jones Lang LaSalle has promoted John Wheeler to head the firm’s lower Manhattan office, it was announced this week.

Mr. Wheeler, who boasts nearly 30 years of commercial real estate experience, including the past 16 years with Jones Lang LaSalle, will oversee the lower Manhattan office while continuing to provide brokerage and advisory services to some of the firm’s most significant clients.

“John Wheeler was the natural choice to lead Jones Lang LaSalle’s activities in Downtown New York,” said Peter Riguardi, president of Jones Lang LaSalle’s New York region. “Lower Manhattan is one of the most important and challenging office submarkets in the tristate area, and our commitment to the area has never wavered. John is one of a very few individuals with the skill and expertise to oversee our work downtown, and to continue to expand on our track record of success there.”

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John Wheeler, Jones Lang LaSalle.

Partner Engineering and Science Inc. has hired William Will Lopez as a project manager in the California-based consulting firm’s New York office, it was announced last week.

Mr. Lopez, who most recently spearheaded a multi-year asbestos remediation project for Madison Square Garden’s renovations, will now work in Partner Engineering’s growing Industrial Hygiene Division. Mr. Lopez previously served as an environmental scientist in the New York office of IVI International.

As bankruptcy proceedings surrounding Grubb & Ellis unfold, the exodus of brokers continued last week with the defection of Henry Goldfarb and Stanley Lindenfeld, who were named vice chairman and executive managing director of Lee & Associates’ New York City office, it was announced.

Mr. Goldfarb, a 26-year veteran who previously served as one of Grubb & Ellis’s most senior retail brokers, will continue to focus on retail and commercial brokerage transactions in New York City. Among his best known deals is the repositioning of Crowne Plaza’s 14,000-square-foot retail component, which significantly increased the leasable retail space, according to a release.

Mr. Lindenfeld, who also previously served as a retail expert at Grubb & Ellis, will now be responsible for representing both landlords and tenants in restaurant, retail and commercial deals.

“Henry and Stanley have demonstrated adeptness and savvy business acumen during very successful real estate careers in the New York real estate market,” said James Wacht, president of Lee NYC, which acquired Sierra Realty Corp. in November. “The two bring high levels of experience and have benefited numerous regional and national corporations in location advisory and consulting. We are indeed fortunate to have them come aboard as vice chairman and executive managing director.”

Eastern Consolidated has hired Adelaide Polsinelli as a senior director, it was announced early last week.

Ms. Polsinelli, who most recently served as an associate vice president at Marcus & Millichap before abruptly exiting earlier this month, will now focus on a broad and diversified range of investment opportunities, in the words of Eastern Consolidated president Daun Paris.

Teaming with Ms. Polsinelli will be Robert Khodadadian, who is coming to the real estate investment services firm after heading his own commercial real estate brokerage, Skyline Properties, for the past eight years. Before that, Mr. Khodadadian served as a sales director at Massey Knakal Realty Services.

“We are very excited to welcome both Adelaide and Robert to our company during this exciting growth period, when our specialty—off-market commercial real estate deals—has turned red-hot,” said Ms. Paris.

Among Ms. Polsinelli’s most noteworthy transactions are the Children’s Wear office building in Midtown, the Stefano Ricci retail flagship on Park Avenue, the famed Knitting Factory building in Tribeca, the Le Figaro Cafe building on Bleecker Street, the “Interior Design Building” in Midtown East, the former “Chemists’ Club,” which is now the Dylan Hotel, and the development site now known as Eastbridge Landing.
 




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