MANAGEMENT2020-10-21T09:55:07-05:00
Management

Ali Mohamedi, P.E, AIA, LEED AP

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Phone: 212-461-4276
Location: New York, New York
email: amohamedi@carlyledevelopment.com

EDUCATION

University of Maryland University College – Graduate Certificate of Financial Accounting
University of Maryland University College – Master Science Information Technology
Brooklyn Polytechnic University – Master of Science, Business Administration and Financial Management
University of Pennsylvania – Master of Science, Civil Engineering
University of Pennsylvania – Bachelor of Art; in Architecture

LICENSING

Professional Engineer – State of New York
Registered Architect – State of New York & Connecticut
New York University Faculty – School of Real Estate

 

Mr. Mohamedi has more than twenty years of in-depth management and operational experience in the design, development, and construction industries. He has served in progressive positions as Project Architect, Development Manager, Construction Manager, Operations Manager, Chief Operating Officer and Sr. V.P. of eBusiness.

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

  • Oosten, 429 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY

A 480,000 SF ground up luxury condominiums in the heart of Williamsburg. A total of 216 units including duplexes and spacious Townhomes. Project included 100 parking spaces, well landscape courtyard and 55 foot pool as well as generous amenities spaces.

  • Emblem Health, 101 Pennsylvania Ave

150,000 SF Class “A” Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) facility including 3-story of indoor parking. Providing multi-specialty physician practices delivering comprehensive, community-based care in East NY. Building has a cast in place concrete superstructure and an elaborate curtainwall design.

  • Cambria Suites Hotel Chelsea, New York, NY

Owner’s Representative assisting with full demolition of existing building and ground up construction of 18-story, 56,000 SF, 135 key Choice hotel featuring meeting rooms and a ground floor bistro-style restaurant with outdoor seating. This is Choice’s 2nd Cambria Suite brand in NYC.

  • 47 East 34th St, New York, NY

Owner’s Representative for $67 million ground up development of 36-story, 110 unit combination of condominium and extended stay residences.

  • Beekman Tower Hotel, New York, NY

27-story Art Deco landmark, Renovation project: Convert / reconfigure 1BR’s to create 52 new guestrooms / reduce suites by 20…total new key count of 206 (+32 keys). Improve arrival experience (curbside), enlarge lobby with lounge and grand stair to 2nd floor, keep small meeting room at lobby level; destination F&B / star chef concept; create meeting rooms / pre-function space and new fitness center at 2nd floor; expand kitchen at 25th floor for top of the tower lounge. Total budget $33.5 million including base building, FFE, OSE and fees.

  • Dwell, 95 Wall St, New York, NY

Owner’s Representative of a 500,000 SF, 22-story, $175 million, gut conversion of old Chase Manhattan headquarters to luxury residential units.  Dwell 95 marks the first rental project headed by international design company Yoo by Starck, and is home to some of the finest rental apartments in the Financial District.

Mark Mahamedi, LEED AP

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Phone: 212-461-4308
Location: New York, New York
email: mmahamedi@carlyledevelopment.com

EDUCATION

Hofstra University – Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance
University of Rochester – Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

LICENSING

Licensing/Accreditation LEED AP

Mark Mahamedi joined Carlyle Development Services as a managing director in 2007. He has been recognized for his strong analytical ability, strategic thinking, and empowering management style providing the chemistry for leadership and success. Mark instinctively charts a strategic course for each client and leads design and construction professionals, who bring crucial experience, skills, and insight to deliver successful projects.

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

  • Hudson Bay Capital, New York, NY

Owner’s Representative – Procured and managed design and construction services for a 13,000 SF high-end interior fit-out for a premiere hedge fund company.  Program included relocating CEO’s office, state-of–the-art trading desks, multi-media conference rooms, fitness room, and a modern café overlooking East River of Manhattan.    

  • Oosten, 429 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY

A 480,000 SF ground-up luxury condominium complex in the heart of Williamsburg. A total of 216 units including duplexes and spacious townhomes. Project included 100 parking spaces, well landscape courtyard and 55 foot lap pool as well as generous amenities spaces.

  • Sustainable Green Roof- One Lincoln Plaza, New York, NY

Managed design and construction of a 20,000 SF Green Roof at a high-end condominium complex overlooking the Lincoln Center on the upper west side of Manhattan. Project involved opening existing elevator shaft walls for new elevator stops, replacing the existing roofing over an occupied commercial space, extensive landscaping, accent lighting and coordination of construction activities with building operations to minimize impact to residential and commercial tenants.

  • Cambria Suites Hotel Chelsea, New York, NY

Owner’s Representative assisting with full demolition of existing building and ground up construction of 18-story, 56,000 SF, 135 key Choice Hotels featuring meeting rooms and a ground floor bistro-style restaurant with outdoor seating. This is Choice’s 2nd Cambria Suite brand in NYC.

  • Financial Services Firm – Data Center, Somerset, NJ

Owner’s Representative and Project Management services to global investment bank for design and construction of 380,000 SF facility with capacity for 120,000 SF of white space supported by 13.5MW critical power.  Included building core and shell and administration building fit-out.

  • Goldman Sachs Office Tower, 30 Hudson, Jersey City, NJ

2.1 Million SF office tower. Managed the design, procurement, and construction of numerous trades. Presently, this 42-story office tower is the tallest building in New Jersey.

Abdi Mahamedi

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Phone: 212-461-4280
Location: New York, New York
email: amahamedi@carlyledevelopment.com

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania – Bachelor of Science, Civil and Structural Engineering
University of Pennsylvania – Master of Science, Civil Engineering

 

Mr. Mahamedi is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Civil and Structural Engineering (B.S.E 1983, M.S.E 1984). He began his construction career in the United States with Hartz Mountain Industries as a civil engineer for construction of commercial properties. He then moved on to create his own property acquisition and development entities including North American Development, and Emanuel Land Company, a property management and development company, and a subsidiary of Emanuel & Company, a Wall Street investment banking firm. His responsibilities at Emanuel were to assess the engineering and financial feasibility of investment grade development projects, and syndication of real estate partnerships. In late 1987, he joined CDG as a partner, where his responsibilities included the evaluation and supervision of all investment activities.

Moreover, Mr. Mahamedi has also been an active Private Equity investor in the science and technology sector, which in 2005 led him to a large investment in Liquidmetal Technologies (OTC:LQMT), a former NASDAQ listed company (Market Cap of $800,000,000 in 2001), and a leading force in the research, development and commercialization of a revolutionary class of patented alloys and processes with applications in a broad range of medical, military, consumer, industrial, and sporting goods products. Mr. Mahamedi has served on the board of directors since May 2009 in various roles, including Chairman and Vice Chairman, during which the company’s market capitalization has increased from less than $3,000,000 to more than $220,000,000 in 2017.

Andrea Miranda

PROJECT MANAGER

Phone: 212-461-4275
Cell: 917-847-9958
Location: New York, New York
email: amiranda@carlyledevelopment.com

EDUCATION

Universidad de Chile, Architectural Professional Degree (6 years). Santiago, Chile. Licensed architect in Santiago, Chile. (1999)
Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Design, December 2011

 

Andrea holds 13 years of experience in the U.S. with strong abilities in the design, development and management of high end residential projects ranging from townhouses and apartment renovations to ground up residential houses, interior architecture, interior design and decoration, retail store design, office planning, furniture and fashion design.

She has successfully lead teams and managed projects with a variety of budgets and fast paced schedules. 

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

146 Willow St, Brooklyn, NY and 21 Old Town Crossing, Hamptons, NY Residences

•Client representation and project management services for a developer of a $7 million residence built to Passive House standards in Brooklyn, NY. And a gut renovation of a $1.8 million house in Southampton, NY.

•Responsibilities included working directly with client defining scope of work, created RFP for both design and constructions teams, assessed their qualifications and established parameters for selection.

•Reviewed of change orders, requisitions, tracking of cost reports and schedules.

•Assisted in the selection of services to be provided by external companies.

Schapiro, Gupta, Masters, Lewis, Didden and Keisling Residence

•Served as designer in the interior design of renovations ranging from traditional to contemporary design.

•Developed and coordinated all phases of project, FF&E selections/proposal, created purchase orders, sourced manufacturers.

•Designed and supervised fabrication and install of custom furniture.

•Developed and managed budgets according to specific clients needs.

Tribeca Penthouse. NY, NY. US

•Designed contemporary gut interior renovation of 2000 SF rooftop apartment plus addition of 550 SF master suite at rooftop and outdoor terrace.

•Responsible for SD, DD, CD, CA. Bid analysis, coordination of consultants, project management, schedule/budget control and supervision.

•Prepared documents for DOB, LPC and Co-op submissions.

•Responsible of overall budget and construction management

Three monkey’s eyewear, W hotel Santiago and NYC

•Retail store design and development in W Hotel, Santiago and in NYC.

•Served as liaison between architecture firm in Chile and construction team located in New York.

•Design and supervised fabrication and install of custom furniture.

•Responsible for construction budget and scheduling.

•Design Architect – Socofar Executive Offices

•Developed parti of 3680 SF office layout and equipment from raw space.

•Responsible for SD, DD and furnishings and equipment selection.

•Dealt directly with clients, prepared and conducted presentations and meetings reviews.

Geoffrey Rice

Phone:212-461-4269
Location: New York, New York
email: grice@carlyledevelopment.com

 

Geoffrey Rice’s commercial real estate career spans more than 45 years. He has been active in all facets of commercial real estate lending as both a real estate broker and lender. Mr. Rice has been involved in the solicitation and/or placement of over $8 Billion in mortgage financings.

Mr. Rice was associated with CBRE Capital Markets for twelve years, beginninhttp://www.carlyledevelopment.com/wordpress/wp-admin/post.php?post=16&action=edit#g in 1997. Prior to that association, Mr. Rice spent three years as the managing director of RFG Financial, Inc., a commercial real estate conduit lender. He was also a managing director of Cambridge Real Estate Services Group, a real estate investment banking/advisory firm. Mr. Rice was affiliated with Pearce, Mayer & Greer, a nationally recognized mortgage brokerage firm, for 21 years. He joined Pearce, Mayer & Greer as a real estate analyst, opened the company’s first regional office in 1975, and was president of that firm from 1988 through 1990.

Thomas Hardardt

COMMERCIAL INTERIOR FIT-OUT AFFILIATE

Phone:212-461-4305
Location: New York, New York
email: thardardt@tkopm.com

EDUCATION

New York Institute of Technology – Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Hardardt’s comprehensive and practical understanding of Building Operations, and Property and Construction Management was developed in the property and construction management industry in which he has exercised his talents for the past thirty years.

In 1985 he joined prominent developer, Howard Ronson, founder of HRO International Ltd., and during his nine years with HRO, he was directly responsible for the day-to-day property management and on-site supervision of base building construction, including all tenant installations, for over 5 million square feet of Class A commercial real estate including Financial Square, 380 Madison Avenue, Broad Financial Center and 45 Broadway Atrium.

Joining Craven Corporation as a principal in 1993, he utilized his combination of skills in projects and property management, engineering and lease negotiation to help lead Craven Corporation to a prominent position in  the project and commercial property management business. Mr. Hardardt was responsible for over 4 million square feet of commercial property in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Highlights of his career at Craven Corporation include direct management and supervision of the repositioning of the Hiro Real Estate United States portfolio, including major capital upgrade and property management restructuring.

In April 2001, Mr. Hardardt founded TKO Project Management to focus on delivering the highest level of Project Management and Owner Representation services to building owners and tenants embarking on new construction or renovation projects.

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

  • Viking Global Investors – One Maritime Plaza, San Francisco, CA
  • Centerbridge Partners – 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY
  • Pershing Square Capital management – 787 11th Avenue, New York, NY
  • Lyrical partners, LP – 250 West 55th St, New York, NY
  • Glenview Capital Management – 767 5th Avenue, New York, NY
  • Clayton Dubilier & Rice – 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Advisor

Phone:212-461-4309
Location: New York, New York
email: edlagrassa@earthlink.net

EDUCATION

The City College of New York – Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture

New York University – Advanced Certificate in Real Estate

Mr. LaGrassa is currently president of Chilton Realty Inc., a real estate investment, advisory and brokerage company that raises equity and provides a broad range of commercial services to investors and developers. Chilton acts as a principal in real estate development and transactions. He also advises and represents Asian clients for a Hong-Kong based private equity firm overseeing their New York City residential portfolio.

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

  • While at Rose Associates, he headed their business development function. At Arrow Electronics he headed their entire real estate organization directing strategy and transactions for their 300 global locations.At the real estate investment firm of Emmes he headed Asset Management, where he oversaw an extensive portfolio of office buildings, shopping centers, industrial properties and raw land.  Emmes specialized in repositioning undervalued assets.At Citigroup he joined their Asset Management workout group at its embryonic stage and was responsible for developing the department as well as managing and “working out” a varied portfolio of 80 large troubled properties located throughout the US. He was later the Director of Global Real Estate and was involved in the strategic overview of the bank’s largest assets. He also supervised Citicorp’s internal real estate consulting business that provided services in financial analysis, transactions, architecture, construction and engineering.Prior to Citicorp, Ed ran a large diversified portfolio of investment-grade properties at Merrill Lynch Hubbard.  He began his real estate career at Allied Stores (now Macys) and during his tenor there he acted as a developer, tenant and landlord for their retail properties and shopping centers.Mr. LaGrassa is a licensed real estate broker and architect. He is an active member of The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).  Ed also chairs two industry organizations; the Asset Management Roundtable and the International Real Estate Group. Ed is an adjunct Professor at New York University’s graduate degree program and teaches the capstone course in real estate Asset Management.

    Mr. LaGrassa is a director on several boards and has a keen interest in good governance. He is also a frequent speaker at industry events.