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MaryAnne Gilmartin Named Co-Chair of Downtown Brooklyn Partnership Board

MaryAnne Gilmartin

MaryAnne Gilmartin, president and CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies, and tech leader MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis will serve as the new co-chairs of the board of directors of the nonprofit Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.

“When the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership launched in 2006, Downtown Brooklyn looked, felt and served a very different role than today,” Downtown Brooklyn Partnership President Tucker Reed said in a statement. “Now, new firms and families are choosing to be here because of the neighborhood’s strong foundation and rich history. MaryAnne and Bre embody a new generation of Brooklyn entrepreneurs, and I am delighted that we’ll be able to tap into their experience and wisdom.” Read More

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Ryan Kass Joins Empire State Realty Trust

Ryan Kass (Courtesy of CPEX)

Empire State Realty Trust announced the addition of industry veteran Ryan Kass as senior vice president and director of leasing and marketing. Mr. Kass will join Fred Posniak, senior vice president of leasing and marketing, to build the in-house leasing and marketing team.  Read More

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MPS Promotes Three Employees

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Marks Paneth & Shron LLP has promoted Dawn Rhodes as a Partner in the Tax Practice, Paul Bercovici as a Principal in the Tax Practice, and Josefina Tranfa-Abboud as a Principal in the Litigation and Corporate Financial Advisory Services Group.

“These individuals have proven their superb expertise and effectiveness in advising businesses and high-net-worth individuals Read More