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Anchin

Founded in 1923 in New York City, Anchin is the largest single-office public accounting firm in North America and is recognized as a top-tier firm nationwide in terms of its quality, management, scope of services and work environment. Anchin has a staff of more than 350 with highly specialized industry and service teams. The Firm provides privately-held businesses and high net worth individuals with a wide range of accounting, tax and advisory services. Services include accounting and audit; tax planning and compliance; tax credits and incentives; management and succession advisory; and litigation support, forensic accounting and valuation.

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Aegis

In 1985, with a goal of reducing energy costs and a commitment to the environment, Aegis Energy Services began offering the most efficient process in energy production — cogeneration — most often referred to as Combined Heat and Power (CHP). With a proven track record, and a knowledgeable, experienced engineering and technical staff, you can count on Aegis Energy Services to provide heat and power to your facility like so many others have already done.

Aggressive Energy

Aggressive Energy is a full-service energy solution in the area and we’re committed to providing you with the most competitive energy prices in the city. We offer complete heating solutions for co-ops, condos, and owner-managed properties, including energy supply, mechanical services and immediate care that will make you feel completely comfortable with your personalized energy solution.

Aggressive Energy will keep striving to provide the best service and cost as we pave our region’s future in energy with new, more efficient technologies.

We’ll keep you in your comfort zone.

BEP

Best Energy Power™ realizes that, in today’s world, most businesses are cost-sensitive. Fortunately, the costs associated with installing a solar-powered energy sytem have been reduced due to the amazing incentives being offered by the Federal government. Did you know that the U.S. government is offering a 30% grant for installing Best Energy Power™’s solar-powered energy system? This 30% grant can be assigned to Best Energy Power™ as part of the payment for the solar panel installation.

With today’s technology roadmaps leading the way, solar power has become competitive with conventional power-generating technologies. Harnessing the Sun’s energy has been perfected and allows us to provide large-scale, domestically-produced, and environmentally-friendly electricity. So why isn’t your business taking advantage of this technology?

BP Group

From its humble beginnings, BP now has over 40 years of growth and has since grown to be a 100+ million-dollar firm. We are a smart building service group that specializes in commercial HVAC. Our company is separated into several divisions: BP Mechanical, BP Air Conditioning, Integrated Building Technologies, US Chiller Services, Legacy Insulation, and the Special Projects Group.We take pride in taking care of both our employees and clients. BP is a proud to be a participant of the Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). To follow our mission, we are always looking to update and revolutionize.

Mission:

“Through our continuing investment in technology and education for our valued clients and talented employees, The BP Group is a leader in the HVAC Maintenance, HVAC Mechanical, Service and Building Technology Industry. We consider ourselves New York’s HVAC Specialists. Through servant leadership we provide innovative solutions and world-class service beyond our customers’ satisfaction.”

CNY

CNY is a market-focused, client driven leader and innovator in open shop construction of large-scale and high-rise developments, complex renovations and build-outs of sustainable and uniquely designed spaces. Based in New York City, CNY provides construction management on a fee basis or at-risk, design-assist and advisory services. CNY is known for its innovative and collaborative open forum style of management and value creation for clients. The company serves the commercial, residential, lodging, mixed-use, institutional, retail and interiors sectors.

For more information, visit www.cnygroup.com.

EJ-Electrical

E-J Electric Installation Co. is active in all facets of electrical contracting in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut area as well as nationally. Projects vary in size from service and maintenance calls to projects over $200 million. Typical installations include transit facilities, office buildings, power plants, hospitals, financial services, mission critical, data centers, co-generation facilities, airports, universities, theaters, sports stadiums, roadway and outdoor specialties, and high-voltage distribution and substations.

Energy Technology Savings

ETS is an energy technology, behavior management, and smart building services provider. Integration of our products and services in large multi-family and mixed use properties materially reduces energy expenditures, enables Wi-Fi connectivity, improves building operations and increases Net Operating Income and Net Asset Value.

EW Howell

EW Howell Construction Group is a highly-experienced, New York-based General Contractor and Construction Manager. We’ve built many of New York’s most important structures in the sectors that help drive this city, including Arts & Culture, Retail, Healthcare and Education. We also offer Pre-Construction services working with Owners and Architects bringing the construction perspective to cost, schedule, and constructability to meet the Owners objectives. Our Divisional Model allows us to best service our existing clients, while expanding our client base for new opportunities. For over 125 years, EW Howell has been building highly visible, complex projects in the New York area in a simple straight forward way, on-time and on-budget. The projects aren’t simplified, our process is.

Gamma Real Estate

Gamma Real Estate is a boutique commercial real estate firm based in New York City. The firm runs three operations – Gamma Lending, Gamma Holdings, and Gamma Development. Owned and operated by the Kalikow family, Gamma Real Estate boasts a forty-five year history of success as both lenders and owners of commercial real estate.

Greenberg

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Greenberg Traurig’s Construction Law practice assists clients from the initial conception and project delivery planning at the front end of projects through their completion, and from the negotiation of contracts and preparation of bids to the resolution of construction disputes. The group’s experience is rooted in a diverse client base including public and private owners, developers, construction lenders, construction managers, subcontractors, vendors, architects and engineers.

Greystone

Greystone is a real estate lending, investment and advisory company headquartered in New York City with over 6,000 employees, a presence in 20 states and ownership or management of more than $17 billion of assets. Greystone is a real estate lending, investment and advisory company dedicated to its clients. Our real estate lending business provides flexible commercial lending solutions across a variety of lending platforms including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, CMBS, Bridge and proprietary lending. Our real estate investment businesses include real estate development; acquisition and management of multifamily housing; affordable housing and healthcare facilities. Greystone’s real estate advisory businesses offer a range of specialties from healthcare/seniors brokerage to affordable housing preservation to public transport real estate management.

Ingram

Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti LLP is a highly regarded commercial real estate firm that delivers unmatched full spectrum legal services in a collaborative and cost effective manner. Our complementary practice areas servicing the commercial real estate industry include commercial real estate, construction & design, and landlord & tenant groups, which offer a wide range of experience and expertise enabling our clients to obtain optimal results in a wide variety of matters. Given the depth of experience that our highly skilled lawyers possess, the range and breadth of our industry contacts, and our deep understanding of commercial real estate we are able to bring a uniquely tailored, results-oriented approach to a wide range of clients including commercial real estate developers, architects, contractors and brokers, as well as owners, investors, landlords and tenants in office and retail properties.

JBB

JB&B has positioned itself at the forefront of our industry by relying on a set of core values and proven principles that have informed and guided our work for over one hundred years. It’s no coincidence that, while these values and principles acknowledge the central importance of solid yet innovative engineering, their real focus is on people—the client, the engineer, the community—and it’s our unwavering commitment not only to these ideals but to the human relationships implied by them that has been the true key to our success.

Kramer Levin

Kramer Levin has one of the largest and most sophisticated real estate and land use practices in New York City. We’ve been involved in many of the city’s major development projects over the past 40 years. Whether developing, repositioning, buying, selling or financing a property; creating a condominium structure; or devising a tax-efficient strategy, clients rely on our real estate, land use and environmental lawyers to provide results-oriented counsel.

Pembrooke Ives

Founded by Andrew Sheinman in 1987, Pembrooke & Ives has spent the past 30 years crafting interiors centered on a philosophy that seamlessly fuses architecture and interior design, form and function, classical and contemporary expressions. Not beholden to one particular style, its signature aesthetic can be described as ‘new traditional’ and features a refined use of materials, sophisticated color, strong forms and artisanal details.

Today, Pembrooke & Ives continues to employ this approach in its work, designing extensive numbers of projects across the globe, from luxurious urban residences in cosmopolitan cities such as New York, Miami and London to sophisticated and elegant retreats in the Greek Islands, Colorado, Palm Beach and the Hamptons. Pembrooke & Ives has also designed the innovative interiors of private yachts and jets. In the past five years, Pembrooke & Ives has become involved in a vast roster of noted residential developments, currently designing over two million square feet of lobbies, amenity programs and residences in New York, Palm Beach and Miami.

Project Risk Consultants

Project Risk Consultants is a risk management consulting firm dedicated to the construction industry. We can meet those consulting needs for all types of construction risk management challenges. We work exclusively with real estate developers, general contractors, trade contractors and other construction providers. We offer a wide range of fee based services. We do not sell insurance and therefore are not driven by a transactional platform. We earn no commissions and therefore provide a purely objective consultative platform.

Proskauer

Proskauer, founded in 1875, is a global law firm providing a wide variety of legal services to clients worldwide from offices in Beijing, Boca Raton, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Newark, Paris, Sao Paulo, and Washington, DC. From dirt to dollars, ourReal Estate Group is the most experienced in the world at representing these major players in the full range of important and relevant matters, from financings to leasing, contract and tax issues. We regularly handle transactions relating to all sectors of the real estate business, including: acquisitions and dispositions; development, leasing, management and construction;commercial, industrial, residential, hospitality and mixed-use properties;workouts and foreclosures; reorganization transactions; joint ventures; the formation of real estate funds; the public and private offering of debt and equity real estate securities; senior and mezzanine financing transactions; and real estate litigation.

Rosenberg Estis

For two years in a row, Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. is proud to be ranked #1 by The Real Deal Magazine among the New York City law firms with the Biggest Real Estate Practice. This is a great honor but R&E did not set out to be New York City’s largest real estate law firm – just the best.

Founded in 1975, we are known for our tenacious representation in every aspect of commercial and residential real estate litigation, transactions, administrative law proceedings, and appeals.

Sciame

Sciame Construction is recognized throughout the Tri-State Area as the builder of choice for highly designed and technically sophisticated projects. Sciame brings a 42-year history and a proven track record of providing construction management services for a wide range of building types and interior spaces. Some recent notable projects include Grace Farms, The High Line – Section 3, The Shed at Hudson Yards, Donald Judd Home & Studio, The Morgan Library and Museum, and Theatre for a New Audience. Past and present projects have consistently received numerous awards for performance and quality of construction from such prominent institutions as the American Institute of Architects, The Municipal Arts Society of New York and New York Landmarks Conservancy.

stantec

At Stantec our Tri-State team of over 600 engineers, architects and scientists leverages its deep local knowledge and relationships, supplemented by our global company network of approximately 22,000 professionals across six continents, to expertly meet our clients’ needs in creative and personalized ways. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Locally our work on multiple transportation and development projects, including the transit-oriented development at One Vanderbilt, provides us with the knowledge and expertise needed to deliver seamless services to the public and private sectors. At Stantec, we are proud of our ability to exceed our clients’ objectives and expectations by anticipating needs, providing superb services throughout the life of an active project, and following up to ensure long-term performance.

Suffolk

Suffolk’s vision is to “transform the construction experience by building smart.” Our project teams are always challenging the industry status quo and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We believe in the power of innovation and people, and we empower our teams to think differently, work collaboratively and executive flawlessly on the most complex and sophisticated building construction projects in the country. Our strong culture of innovation, combined with the most advanced tools such as virtual design and construction (VDC), virtual reality technologies and lean construction principles, is revolutionizing our industry and redefining what it means to be a builder. Suffolk is a national building contractor with $3 billion in annual revenue and offices in Boston, New York City, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. We service clients in every major industry sector, including healthcare, science and technology, education, federal government, gaming, aviation and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by Founder, Chairman and CEO John Fish. Suffolk is ranked #27 on the Engineering News Record list of “Top 400 Contractors” in the country.

Tarter Krisnky Drogin

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is a full-service law firm dedicated to smart counsel and strong client relationships. We offer the diverse practice areas of a large firm, coupled with superior service and personal attention. We are distinguished by the breadth and depth of our experience and by a level of sophistication unusual for a firm of our size. From start-up companies to established institutions, our clients are leaders and innovators in their industries, and we take pride in the trust and confidence they place in our firm. We represent a wide variety of businesses, including professional service firms, wholesalers and distributors, manufacturing and trading companies, retailers, real estate developers and owners, e-commerce and technology companies, health care providers, insurance companies and financial institutions. Our clients value our professionalism and responsiveness and appreciate the benefits of our efficient, cost-conscious approach to the practice of law.

Vidaris

Vidaris is a provider of niche consulting services within the A/E/C industry for both new construction and existing buildings, with a focus on high-performance buildings and specialty structures. Through a holistic approach, Vidaris creates value for its clients through the unique synergy of its consulting services for building envelope, sustainability, code advisory and construction advisory. Vidaris maintains independence as a third party advisor in order to best deliver and serve our clients’ requirements and expectations. In sum, Vidaris helps make buildings better.

Welby, Brady & Greenblatt

Welby, Brady & Greenblatt, LLP is a leading construction and real estate law firm representing owners, general contractors, subcontractors, sureties, engineers and developers. The firm has built a strong reputation for excellence in construction law and litigation, real estate development, labor law, mediation and arbitration.

The attorneys at Welby, Brady & Greenblatt take pride in the strong working relationships they have built throughout the region. These relationships and their firsthand experience in the industries they counsel have resulted in a thorough understanding of all aspects of construction and real estate, allowing them to offer superior service to their clients.

WIN is the nation’s leading provider of indoor distributed antenna system (DAS) solutions for high-rises. We’ve worked hard to forge strong relationships with all mobile network carriers, as well as enterprises ranging in size from 20 to 20,000 employees. We’re passionate about helping our clients overcome radio frequency (RF) obstructions and ensuring in-building mobile coverage. In fact, we’re the only provider who offers a 100%guarantee of ubiquitous coverage in the building segments we’re hired to address.

WIN was founded in 1997 to provide comprehensive, candid advisement on new and burgeoning wireless technologies. With a focus on RF design, engineering, deployment and management, WIN was a pioneer and precursory Wi-Fi integrator specializing in K–12 and higher education wireless infrastructures even before Wi-Fi was introduced to the marketplace.

In early 2003, WIN branched out into the licensed spectrum, or cellular, and quickly grew to become the nation’s premier RF integrator for enhanced in-building wireless infrastructures within Class A office and mixed-use properties. In a market clouded by unscrupulous claims from a recent influx of new “experts” in the industry, WIN has forged a unique reputation for knowledge, candor and integrity, which our clients and cellular providers appreciate.