The Lobby, October 25-November 1
Jotham Sederstrom Oct. 25, 2011, 12:24 p.m.
The New York City Department of Buildings has appointed Jones Lang LaSalle’s Michael Bosco to serve a one-year term as a member of the agency’s New York City Building Sustainability Board.
Mr. Bosco, who currently serves as a portfolio energy manager at Jones Lang LaSalle’s Energy and Sustainability Services division, will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating new green technologies for application to the city’s current construction codes.
Consisting of 10 members, the city’s Building Sustainability Board promotes the use of renewable energy in the city and encourages the use of technologies that leave a minimal footprint on the environment. The board reviews and evaluates new green technologies that have not been addressed in the city’s construction code and makes recommendations for their application to current codes and regulations, officials said.
“Michael Bosco’s background as a skilled engineer and an expert in energy management makes him an ideal choice to serve on the city’s Building Sustainability Board,” said Jean Savitsky, chief operating officer at JLL’s E.S.S. division. “He has extensive experience in creating and implementing policies, having worked with building owners, managers and consultants on the City of New York’s Green Energy Legislation. Michael has also consulted with officials on energy programs in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.”
CBC Hunter Realty, the office and retail leasing and sales firm, has hired Michael Doetsch as a senior managing director, it was announced late last week.
Mr. Doetsch, 48, will continue to focus on national companies as he did for clients like Corporate Office Centers and Grant & Eisenhoffer during his 15 years at Williamson, Picket & Gross. He will also participate in the company’s Distressed Asset division.
“In our circles, Mike is considered somewhat of a legend,” said Bruce Weissberg, president of CBC Hunter Realty’s Distressed Asset division. “He’s a well-respected consultant and a scratch golfer, which translates into absolute focus. His track record in helping companies develop profitable expansion strategies, coupled with his knowledge of commercial asset values in multiple markets, is outstanding.”
Newmark Knight Frank has hired Arthur Bocchi as a senior managing director.
Mr. Bocchi, who has previously worked at Paramount Group and Cushman & Wakefield, will be responsible for property agency assignments and servicing tenant requirements.
He currently serves on the boards of the Avenue of Americas Association and Broadway Association.
“We are thrilled to have Arthur join Newmark Knight Frank,” said David Falk, president of the firm’s New York tristate region. “He is well-known in the industry as a person of tremendous integrity and character, and we look forward to having him collaborate with others at the firm in providing the highest caliber of service as it pertains to representing landlords as well as tenants.”
Tishman Interiors Corporation, an affiliate of Tishman, an AECOM company, has hired Christopher Rivielle as first vice president of the firm, it was announced last week.
Mr. Rivielle, who most recently served as a senior managing director at Newmark Knight Frank, will be responsible for developing new business and growing Tishman’s client base within the interiors market. A LEED accredited professional, he will also serve as client manager and oversee management of construction projects, officials said.
“Tishman is seen as the best in the business, and I am excited to be joining such an accomplished team,” said Mr. Rivielle said. “I look forward to using my expertise to expand the business and to deliver the highest-quality and best service to our clients.”
The law firm Goulston & Storrs has hired Aaron Abraham, Jonathan Grippo and Michael Wood in an effort to expand its real estate and construction practices in New York City.
Mr. Abraham, who most recently co-chaired the Construction Practice Group at law firm Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, will serve as a director in the New York office, while Messrs. Grippo and Wood will enter as associates, officials said.
“Our goal since coming to New York has been to create a strong and diverse real estate practice,” said Marty Fantozzi, the firm’s co-managing director. “Once again, we have added a director with significant expertise and knowledge and two associates, which will further benefit our clients across multiple offices.”