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Location:
New City, New York, United States
Posted:
May 17, 2018

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DEBORAH WILEN

Real Estate Development & Construction Owner Representative . Architect

Experienced owner representative and senior manager in real estate development with a proven track record of success in planning and design activities associated with acquisition, due diligence, community liaising, ownership and development of mixed-use properties, including construction, conversion, marketing, sale center buildout, government and investor relations.

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Professional Experience:

El Ad Group & El Ad US Holding, Inc., New York, NY 2013 - present

Senior Manager, Owner Representative

Oversee the architecture, planning and design for privately held international real estate, investment and development company from pre-development through offering plan and sales. Source and negotiate consulting architects, designers, engineers, landmark specialists. Source vendors and contractors including scope, RFQs, RFPs and budgets for repurposing existing properties and new out of the ground high rise projects in Florida and New York. Liaise with lobbyists, NYC Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC), community boards, NYC council members and DOB.

Oversee planning, repurposing of 108 Leonard Street’s 420,000 square feet 16 story landmark commercial building’s conversion into 169 condominiums in downtown Manhattan with 2 retail spaces, community facility, amenities and rooftop gardens. Plan review and markups

Managed on-site build out of the 7,000 square foot two level sales center with multiple finishes for fully mocked up living, dining, bathrooms and kitchens, and meeting rooms finishes to represent public spaces, interactive screens and models for virtual experiences

Design, execution and site management to reconfigure and update ElAd’s 8,000 square foot additional offices

Oversaw planning and design of multiple high rise apartment buildings for 1000 residential apartment unit and planning of the Misner Property by Daniel Libeskind in Palm Beach, Florida

Ronnette Riley Architect, New York, NY 2013

HSCIP Hurricane Sandy NYCHA team, Senior Architect

Documented and assessed Hurricane Sandy damages to New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) properties throughout Queens New York for the Hurricane Sandy Capital Improvement Program (HSCIP)

Strategic planning for restoring and/or determining scope of modifications for preventing damages in future events to multi story brick mid-rise apartment buildings

Liaison and guide to FEMA team on-site

HFZ Capital Group, New York, NY 2010 to 2013

Director Development and Design

Director of Design to a real estate investment and development company which partners with publicly traded companies and highly regarded developers including The Carlyle Group, the Related Companies, CIM and Vornado Capital Partners. Provided design for preliminary phases of select properties. Responsible for overseeing design, use, distribution of square footages, air rights, building regulatory and compliance matters, originating RFP’s and negotiating, selection of design consultants, attracting and engaging national award winning architectural designer, segueing with financial analysis to sales and marketing in redesign and repurposing of distressed properties and new out of the ground high rise projects.

Managed architects & marketing of 270,000 s.f. 32 story high rise 123 condominium at 303 East 51st Street

Led design due diligence and renewal of special permit of Bryant Park property at 20 West 40th Street

Directed use, massing and design for restoration and conversion of historic 11 East 68th Street

Oversaw and resolved massing, use and design competition for 125,000sf at Highline and West 19th Street

Provided pre-schematic design and assumptions for repurposing 120,000sf at 11 Beach Street, Tribeca

Led partner coordination meetings and presentations to potential hospitality partners and investors

Extell Development Company, New York, NY 2006 to 2009

Senior Vice President and Project Manager

Senior level development person for major New York real estate investment and development company; broad responsibility in all aspects of development for approximately 1 million square feet of hotel, condominium and residential projects valued in excess of $750 million.

Managed all development activities of 54 story hotel building off Times square 46th Street

Led predevelopment of 300 key hotel with public park in rezoned Manhattan’s Hudson Square neighborhood

Oversaw predevelopment of a 6 story 82,000 square foot existing rental building at West 65th Street

Completed two Chelsea condominium buildings through sale, final punch listing and occupancy

Liaison to hotel management partners and procurement consultant

Represented Extell at tenant, community board and NYC Department of City Planning

Authored monthly project reports, monthly budget reports and expense review in Timberline

Chetrit Group, New York, NY 2003 to 2005

Owner Representative and Project Manager

Represented Chetrit Group development on and off site from acquisition through sales and occupancy of hotel conversion and new construction.

Lead repurposing of Helmsley Hotel to 150 residential condominiums at 58th Street at Sixth Avenue

Invited and engaged world renowned architect Charles Gwathmey’s first NYC prewar residential rehab

Oversaw and edited design, unit mix, marketing, sales and Attorney General (AG) report

Managed site demolition through layouts and roughing

Liaison to sales brokers.

AC Architects, New York, NY 2001 to 2003

Project Architect

As Project Architect, designed, edited, prepared detail drawings and on site review of construction of luxury residences in Aspen, The Dakota apartment house in Manhattan and Westchester county. Actualized client relationship, contractor compliance, appeared in front of governing agencies and secured permitting for timely production.

Robert A.M, Stern Architects, New York, NY 1998 to 2001

Project Manager

Project manager for This Old House Residence in Wilton Connecticut to facilitate fluid communication between architect, contractor and This Old House media publication. Propelled meeting demanding monthly production requirements, negotiated contractor requisitions. Provided on site problem solving for quick execution and completion while maintained design intent. Managed Georgica LLC offices in NYC’s Carnegie Hall Tower. Selected to manage faithful realization of Robert AM Stern’s own residential Manhattan apartment.

Education:

Columbia University Barnard College, New York, NY. Bachelor of Art, major in architecture

Development and real estate study with Columbia Graduate School of Architecture

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge Massachusetts, Master of Architecture

Real Estate Development studio with Harvard School of Business. Moshe Safti teaching assist

Technion University, Lady Davis Fellowship Trust, Haifa and Jerusalem, Israel

Independent study

Professional Licenses and Skills:

Licensed Architect in New York State and New Jersey

Licensed Real Estate Sales Person New York (from 2008-11)

Management, Autocad, Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, Timberline



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