Sumaida + Khurana
Sumaida + Khurana is a New York–based development firm founded by Saif Sumaida and Amit Khurana. Establishing a new paradigm in global real estate development, the firm’s core objective is developing seminal buildings through an uncompromising dedication to architecture and craft. With this purity of vision in mind, Sumaida + Khurana seeks to develop an elegant and timeless body of work through profoundly improving upon the built environment. The firm and its affiliates are currently in development on upwards of 300,000 square feet of ground-up residential projects in Manhattan, with a total projected sellout of approximately $700 million. Additionally, the firm’s construction management affiliate, Foundations Group, is presently building 15 new development projects in excess of $550 million in construction value. Foundations Group is currently building 1.2 million square feet across its 11 ground-up construction projects and four residential conversions. Sumaida + Khurana and Foundations Group currently employ more than 100 professionals across project management, cost estimating, financial analysis, accounting, administration, and various construction personnel.
LENY is a New York–based real estate development and investment firm. LENY is currently involved in the development and management of more than half a million square feet of residential and retail space in New York City, including more than 250 residential units totaling more than $1 billion in sales. LENY invests in vibrant urban areas with strong employment sectors and growth potential, from downtown Los Angeles to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Established in 2006, the firm pairs a global perspective with local expertise. Its principals have more than 20 years of real estate experience and have developed millions of square feet across the United States, Europe, and Israel. With backgrounds in architecture, construction, finance, and real estate law, LENY’s leadership brings deep industry knowledge to every project, with its local teams skillfully navigating zoning and building codes to streamline construction in each city. LENY is the inter- national arm of LENY Group, based in Israel.
Noë & Associates
Noë & Associates delivers captivating, multi- disciplinary creative services to international clients in the fields of art and architecture, real estate and hospitality, and fashion and luxury goods. As both a practice and a brand consultancy, it prides itself on conceiving, cultivating, and communicating effective visual identities and highly sophisticated brand strategies that set its clients apart.
The Boundary creates best in class still and animated CGI content. The firm believes that the value in graphic imagery lies not simply in a sense of beauty but how that beauty makes you feel. The Boundary adds value by understanding and harnessing emotional responses which lie at the heart of all human decisions. In the constantly evolving space of digital media and graphic representation, The Boundary is founded on the principle of continued evolution of services maintaining its position at the very forefront of the industry globally, with a particularly strong focus on NY.
M18 is a full-service public relations company specializing in the intersecting fields of hospitality, real estate, and design. With a unique understanding of today’s cultural, business and media landscapes, their mission is to develop and execute strategic, high-impact public relations campaigns that engage the public with compelling and meaningful storytelling.
From project inception to building sellout, Compass Development partners with the world’s most forward-thinking developers and innovative architects through the lifespan of a project. Leveraging tenured expertise and the industry’s most powerful technological resources, we provide strategic advice for record-breaking results. The company offers a comprehensive range of developer services, including research and analysis, planning and design, marketing and sales for luxury real estate. With nationwide representation in over 200 Compass offices, Compass Development empowers residential developers with an unparalleled sales footprint in the United States. Licensed as Compass.
Spencer Bailey is a writer, editor, journalist, and strategist. He is the editor-at-large of Phaidon and a contributing editor for Town & Country magazine. Previously, he was the editorial director of Surface Media and editor-in-chief of Surface. He has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Newsweek, and Bloomberg Businessweek, and worked at The Daily Beast, Vanity Fair, and Esquire. Bailey wrote and edited the book Tham ma da: The Adventurous Interiors of Paola Navone, which was published by Pointed Leaf Press in 2016. A trustee of the Noguchi Museum in Queens, New York, he also serves on the New York honorary committee of L’Ecole jewelry-making school, which is supported by Van Cleef & Arpels, and the advisory board of the nonprofit Parley for the Oceans. He has been on the juries of the CFDA Fashion Awards, the James Beard Restaurant Design Awards, the Rado Star Prize, and the Swarovski Designers of the Future Award. Born and raised in Denver, he is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.