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.
Optimist Consulting is a fully integrated public relations and digital marketing collaboration with a talent for creating compelling stories across various channels. By bringing together the top creative minds in luxury real estate, retail, and lifestyle, we are able to offer clients a holistic approach that leverages media relations, targeted events, strategic collaborations and smart social media engagement.
Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group
With more than 30 years of experience in marketing and collective sales of over $52 billion, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is the recognized industry leader in the researching, planning, design, marketing, and sale of luxury residential development both in the United States and across the globe. Bringing together the best and brightest minds in the business and bolstered by incomparable market knowledge and innovative strategic vision, Corcoran Sunshine has consistently been ranked the top marketing and sales organization in the industry.
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.