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Cathy A. Delli Carpini Kruse

Cathy A. DelliCarpini-Kruse added chief operating officer to her senior vice president title at the New York Building Congress. She has been an executive at the organization for more than 10 years and her responsibilities have now expanded beyond communications and event management to include staff and operations oversight.

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Joseph Caridi was promoted by Colliers International, a global real estate firm, to chief operating officer of the New York/Tri-State region. Caridi, who joined the firm in late 2008, is responsible for day-to-day operations and overseeing production and revenue components, including brokerage operations and consulting services. He is also responsible for expanding all service lines, recruitment of top talent, the negotiation of corporate acquisitions and the creation of new offices.

Joseph Caridi

Peter E. Blond was promoted to partner at Brandt, Steinberg & Lewis LLP, a law office that handles real estate tax assessment matters for commercial and residential properties. Blond first joined Brandt, Steinberg & Lewis in 1997 and then returned in 2008 after spending five years with Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein P.C., a full-service law firm on Long Island. During his time with Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, Blond expanded his knowledge and experience working on cases in Nassau and Suffolk counties. He also wrote several articles and lectured extensively on real estate property tax matters.

Anthony Emma was selected as AFD Contract Furniture Inc.’s new senior vice president. Emma has 40 years of experience in the furniture design business, having worked on major corporate accounts throughout New York and New Jersey. In this new position, Emma will leverage his experiences in office furniture sales and facilities planning to AFD’s clients in New Jersey as well as develop strong relationships with corporate end users and design professionals. Previously, Emma worked at Empire Office in New York.

Jeffrey W. Kleiner
Andrew G. Simon
Anthony Emma

Andrew G. Simon joined Colliers International as executive managing director. As a former executive managing director with NAI New York City, Simon has arranged more than 3 million sq ft of transactions throughout his career, with an aggregate value exceeding $1 billion. Career highlights include providing consulting services for Bristol-Myers’ 840,000-sq-ft early renewal/restructuring of its headquarters lease at 345 Park Avenue and his representation of New York Life. Simon also arranged the sale of 44 Wall Street and oversaw the 340,000-sq-ft repositioning of 1180 Avenue of the Americas, including project management services and re-branding.

Jeffrey W. Kleiner was named partner at LePatner & Associates. Kleiner joined the company in 2008 and specializes in commercial and real estate litigation, construction and real estate-related commercial transactional matters as well as corporate compliance and advisory services.

Mark De Riemer joined Colliers International as an executive managing director. Throughout his 30-year career in the commercial real estate industry, De Riemer has managed investment sales and investment banking assignments for institutional and private clients throughout the eastern United States, closing transactions in excess of $5 billion in aggregate value. He will continue to arrange similar deals with Colliers International, where his primary focus will be on office and retail properties. De Riemer previously held executive positions with Jones Lang LaSalle, CB Richard Ellis, Savills, NAI Global and Salomon Brothers. His clients have included JP Morgan and Prudential, among others. De Riemer earned an MBA from Columbia University and received a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University.

Frank Pagano
Genevieve P. Salvatore
Richard Lambeck

Richard Lambeck, clinical associate professor of construction at the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, has been named chair of the construction management department. Lambeck has had a distinguished career in overseeing the construction of a wide variety of complex projects, ranging from a multi-purpose complex in Nigeria to office buildings in the United States. At the NYU Schack Institute, Lambeck teaches courses in construction methods, including those related to technology, management and on-site construction operations in the M.S. construction management program.

Nataly D. Warman joined Savills, a real estate investment banking firm, as vice president. Warman brings a wide range of commercial real estate experience to the firm and will be working alongside the existing Savills U.S. team on projects in all major U.S. markets.

Genevieve P. Salvatore of the Salvatore Law Firm and 2009 mayoral candidate in Milford, Conn., joined Itkowitz & Harwood in New York City as “of counsel.” She will continue to lead the Salvatore Law Firm.

William S. Parrish Jr.
Kristen Boswell
Curtis L. Johnson

Tim Fagin has been promoted by SightLogix, a supplier of video systems for outdoor areas and perimeter security, to director of support services. Fagin will be responsible for developing and implementing channel training, best practices and support programs. Previously, Fagin worked at Tech Electronics for five years.

Frank Pagano has been named sales director at Donnelly Sustainable Energy Services, the energy efficiency and consulting services division of Donnelly Mechanical. Pagano will be responsible for selling energy audits, energy conservation retrofits, energy efficient equipment replacements and energy service contracts.

Curtis L. Johnson joined Iconik Enterprises as a leasing agent and business developer. Previously, Johnson was recruited by Merrill Lynch following the Sept. 11 terror attacks and worked on 2 and 4 World Financial Center. He has also worked with Cushman and Wakefield where he helped develop the first green building in NYC in 1991.

Kristen Boswell received her engineering certification, making four generations of the Boswell family—the family behind Boswell Engineering—certified engineers in the state of New Jersey. Boswell Engineering has served private and public industry clients since 1924 and has been recognized for excellence by the American Council of Engineering Companies, the Consulting Engineers Council of New Jersey and the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers and has been named a top 25 family-owned business by NJ Biz.

Samuel Gramet
Benjamin Mercado

William S. Parrish Jr., president and CEO of NobleStrategy, a construction management and training firm, received the New York University Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Award for best exemplifying the spirit of Dr. King. Parrish has more than 20 years of experience in construction management and training with expertise in the public and private education sectors.

Benjamin Mercado, mechanical designer at IPD: Engineering in Syracuse, N.Y., received the Engineering Craftsmanship Award from Samuel Cosamano, president of IPD: Engineering. Mercado was recognized for his part in establishing a series of company standards for the IPD:E team.

Samuel Gramet, senior mechanical engineer at IPD: Engineering received the firm’s Engineering Employee of the Year Award in recognition of the significant impact he has made at IPD:E during his short time with the company and his potential for future leadership.


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