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Real Estate Council

The Real Estate Council is a group of New York City real estate industry executives and leaders who support and promote the Make-A-Wish mission. The members, who represent many of the top companies in the industry, help fund wishes through both traditional fundraising activities and by lending in-kind services, resources and expertise to help grant design and construction related wishes.

Members 2016-2017

Dan Finnegan, Chair, Senior Vice President Structure Tone

Ken Browne, Partner, Urban Development Partners

Sari Chang, Principal, JacobsChang Architecture

Mark Deieso, Senior Director, Gardiner & Theobald

Greg DeMarco, President, Rock Brook Consulting

Eric DeSimone - Vice President, Savanna

Brian Donaghy, Vice Chairman, Structure Tone

Marc Freud, Partner, Trout Brook Realty

Eric Friedman, VP Facilities Client Services, NBC

Joshua King, Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Joe Lauro, Principal, Gensler

Eric LeClair, Vice President Design and Construction, Vornado Realty Trust

Remy Leibersohn, Associate, Cushman & Wakefield

Chris McCartin, Managing Director, Tishman Speyer

Chris Mee, Director of Facilities, Gibson Dunn

Meghan O'Reilly, Design & Construction Project Manager, MetLife

Sarah Pontius, Senior Vice President, CB Richard Ellis

Joseph Rossi, Executive Director - Design & Construction, Global Real Estate Verizon

Real Estate Council Holiday Fundraiser

The Real Estate Council hosted its second annual holiday fundraiser to benefit Make-A-Wish Metro New York. Through their efforts, they raised $88,000 to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions in our community. To view photos of the event, please click here. For a list of our generous sponsors, please click here.

Real Estate Council featured in BeScene Magazine:



Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York
1111 Marcus Avenue
Suite LL22
Lake Success, NY 11042
(516) 944-6212
Toll Free Emergency Only (877) 977-5688
Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York, Manhattan Office
200 Park Avenue
17th Floor
New York, NY 10166
(212) 957-9474

Make-A-Wish® Western New York
4600 Main Street
Suite 101
Snyder, NY 14226
(716) 810-9474
Toll Free (888) 336-9474
Make-A-Wish® Western New York, Rochester Regional Office
3025 Monroe Avenue
Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 272-9474
Toll Free (888) 336-9474