Jodi Pulice has served as Founder and President since 1996, when she established JRT Realty Group, Inc. as a woman-owned, full-service commercial real estate services firm to address industry-wide supplier diversity initiatives. The firm is certified as a Minority- and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and National Minority Business Council (NMBC). Today, JRT Realty is recognized as the nation’s largest certified woman-owned commercial real estate services firm and is certified by several other distinguished entities, including the New York Department of Small Business Services, State of New York, The Port of Authority of New York and New Jersey and Empire State Development (ESD).
As President, Ms. Pulice is responsible for directing and overseeing all organizational activities, including transaction management and implementation; strategic consulting and project planning; property management; and leasing. Currently she is responsible for a leasing and management portfolio of more than eight million square feet on behalf of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF), one of the largest institutional real estate investors in America. Among her accomplishments are leasing and sales transactions totaling more than $3 billion, including the sale of the Seagram Building in Manhattan for $370 million as well as representing the FDIC’s national field offices at 92 locations.
Ms. Pulice also spearheads the company’s strategic alliance with Cushman & Wakefield, the world’s largest privately held real estate services firm. JRT Realty is the only certified M/WBE commercial real estate services firm in the country partnering with a leading real estate services firm that has a broad national and international presence. This cooperative alliance enables JRT to offer global real estate services in leading specialty areas.
Ms. Pulice is a member of the agency leasing team for One World Trade Center, which recently negotiated a 1.2 million sf lease with Condé Nast for the relocation of its headquarters; this assignment was viewed as a major step in the revitalization of Downtown Manhattan. The leasing team was recently awarded the Real Estate Board of New York’s Henry Hart Rice (““Most Ingenious Deal of the Year”) Award.
Other recent New York City assignments include representing the New York City Human Resources Administration (NYCHRA) in a 200,000 sf lease for Class A office space at the historic BankNote Building in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, NY; the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (NYCDCAS) in more than 1.2 million sf of leases in 18 locations in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens; The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) in advisory services for more than 3 million sf of sales, renewals, relocations, and consolidations in Downtown Manhattan and the outer boroughs; and Hamlin Ventures and Time Equities in the $40 million sale of a land parcel at 71 Smith Street in Brooklyn that can accommodate up to 314,442 sf of residential and commercial development.