The first project I worked on at Tishman was a deal to become the permanent asset manager at 275 Seventh Avenue. I lived and breathed this project, empowered by Joe to drive it: He gave me the authority and confidence to get from point A to point B and made sure I was making the right calls. We more than doubled NOI in a short period of time, and seeing the deal from inception through to completion was extremely gratifying. To this day, Joe is one of my good friends, and one of the best mentors I have ever had. We still play a lot of golf together, and he continues to give me great advice.
When I think about the future, I am excited about our group. We have a lot of smart people at the firm, and opportunities are available for anyone who has the drive. With patience, consistency, and smart decisions, I believe we will take this business to another level.