Laura, Vice President and Head of Strategic Accounts, and Michael, Director of Investment Sales, are based in the firm’s Midtown Manhattan office.
About the Winners
Laura Pomerantz provides comprehensive and strategic real estate solutions based on her clients’ growth initiatives. She specializes in strategic planning and tactical plan formation, tenant and landlord representation for office and retail, lease negotiation, acquisition and development and equity investment. She has successfully concluded over 18,000,000 SF of commercial transactions for clients including Bloomberg, Hudson’s Bay Company, Giorgio Armani, Abercrombie & Fitch, Stuart Weitzman and the Guggenheim Museum, just to name a few. She is also the exclusive and national representative for Ted Baker/London, Levi’s and Vince.
Laura serves on several business boards including G-III, ROIC and Mack-Cali Realty Corporation. She has been a member of the Carnegie Hall Board of Trustees for over 30 years and is presently an Honorary Trustee. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Richard Tucker Foundation.
Michael Gembecki is the leading broker in the capital markets group of Cushman & Wakefield, focusing on Chelsea, Greenwich Village, NoHo and the West Village. To date, Michael has been involved in the sale of 32 properties with an aggregate value of nearly $1.09 billion.
Michael started at Massey Knakal in 2010 as an Associate in the Research Department, working alongside senior partners to analyze market data to identify local neighborhood trends across all boroughs. This position gave Michael the opportunity to develop a key understanding of market dynamics, which helped build the foundation for his career. The analytical mindset he gained through working in research helps Michael deliver value to his clients and adapt to the rapidly-changing New York City real estate environment. He has evaluated and sold various property types including office, mixed-use, multifamily, retail, developable land, townhouses, commercial condo/co-ops, air right transfers and partial ownership interests.