Gotham - About


Joel I. PicketGotham’s New York roots, like its personal and long-lasting relationships, run deep, and infuse the company with the same dynamic energy as the city that shares its name. Gotham takes a community-minded approach to development, enhancing the city and its neighborhoods with every new project by focusing on artfully designed buildings that lean on neighborhood materials and skyscapes, and thoughtful amenities that add energy and create a locals’ destination.

Gotham’s rich legacy began in construction; for over a century, Gotham Construction Company has built projects including office buildings, hospitals, schools, retail centers, and apartment buildings.  The company’s innovative approach and leadership continues to reshape the NYC skyline, streetscape and industry, while its ethos remains grounded in construction and an ability to build projects on time and on budget. Examples of Gotham's innovation include the transformation of Hell’s Kitchen through the development of Gotham West, the first 50/30/20 affordable housing development in New York City; the launch of Gotham West Market, the trendsetting food hall that garnered two stars from The New York Times; leadership in dormant markets, such as the development of New Gotham, the first luxury residential building constructed out of the slowdown in the 90’s; and large urban retail centers in historically underserved neighborhoods: Harlem USA, which helped transform the 125th Street corridor, and DC USA, the largest retail development in the District of Columbia.



  •  1900s
  •   The Early Years

    Gotham's roots can be traced to 1912, to a small constuction company founded by Nathan Picket

  •  1930s
  •   Gotham Construction Company



     Incorporated in 1931, Gotham Construction Company grew to be a leading privately-held firm. Development projects began in 1963, with office, schools, medical, residential & retail projects following.

  •  1960s
  •   Mayflower Terrace, Bronx

    Bronx, New York

  •   Mark Terrace Apartments, Bronx

    Bronx, New York

  •   St. George Plaza, Staten Island

    Staten Island, New York

  •  1970s
  •   Seaview Apartments, Brooklyn

    Brooklyn, New York

  •   Hudsonview Terrace, NYC

    New York City, New York

  •   244 Madison Avenue, NYC

    New York City, New York

  •   Catherine Sheridan Houses, Queens

    Queens, New York

  •  1980s
  •   50 Broadway, NYC

    New York City, New York

  •   The Renwick, NYC

    New York City, New York



  •   Westmont, NYC

    New York City, New York

  •   Key West, NYC

    New York City, New York


  •   Carlton House, Larchmont

    Larchmont, New York

  •  1990s
  •   The Royal Elizabeth, NYC

    New York City, New York

  •   Grand Chelsea, NYC

    New York City, New York

  •   New Gotham, NYC

    New York City, New York

  •  2000s
  •   Harlem USA, NYC

    New York City, New York



  •   90 East End Avenue, NYC

    New York City, New York



  •   The Foundry, NYC

    New York City, New York



  •   Atlas New York, NYC

    New York City, New York



  •   The Hamilton, NYC

    New York City, New York



  •   The Nicole, NYC

    New York City, New York



  •   The Langston, NYC

    New York City, New York



  •   DC USA, DC
    DC USA

    Washington, DC



  •  2010s
  •   The Corner, NYC

    New York City, New York



  •   Gotham West, NYC

    New York City, New York



  •   Gotham West Market, NYC

    New York City, New York



  •   The Ashland, Brooklyn

    Brooklyn, New York



  •   Gotham Market at Ashland, Brooklyn

    Brooklyn, New York



Brooklyn, New York


Gotham Project History
    • 1990s
    • 1999  The Chesapeake, NYC
    • 1999  147 East 76th St. & Lexington Ave., NYC
    • 1999  Pier A at Battery Park, NYC
    • 1999  Gurwin Jewish Geriatric Center, Commack
    • 1998  Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn
    • 1998  CDI Queens, Queens
    • 1998  New Gotham, NYC
    • 1998  MVP Housing, Bronx
    • 1998  Longacre House, NYC
    • 1997  Two Bridgeset 4, NYC
    • 1997  345 East 64th Street, NYC
    • 1997  Dumont Masonic Nursing Home, New Rochelle
    • 1997  Fordham Library, Bronx
    • 1996  Damp Rehab Program, Bronx & NYC
    • 1996  NOW Program, Bronx
    • 1996  685 Third Avenue, NYC
    • 1995  Carlos Rios, NYC
    • 1995  Shorefront Jewish Geriatric Center, Brooklyn
    • 1995  Hebrew Home for the Aged, Riverdale
    • 1995  Harbor Hill Senior Housing, Brooklyn
    • 1995  Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Center, Brooklyn
    • 1995  P.S. 37 Tibbett Gardens Elementary School, Bronx
    • 1995  East NY Turnkey, Brooklyn
    • 1995  HELP Housing & Retail, NYC
    • 1995  Wartburg Home, Mount Vernon
    • 1994  Henry Brooks, NYC
    • 1994  AT Kearney, Inc. Citicorp Center, NYC
    • 1993  Bank Audi, NYC
    • 1993  Los Tres Unidos, Brooklyn
    • 1992  Monsignor Fiorentino, Bronx
    • 1992  2250 Broadway, NYC
    • 1992  Project Hope, Bronx
    • 1991  Cineplex Odeon, NYC
    • 1991  Kingsbrook Hospital, Brooklyn
    • 1991  270 West 17th Street, NYC
    • 1991  Grand Chelsea, NYC
    • 1991  YM/YWHA, NYC
    • 1991  Echo Apartments, NYC
    • 1991  Dr. Sigmund Briger Pavilion, Brooklyn
    • 1990  Port Washington School, Port Washington
    • 1990  Abyssinian Towers, NYC
    • 1990  The Royal Elizabeth, NYC
    • 1990  Manhattan Jewelry Center, NYC
    • 1980s
    • 1989  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Queens
    • 1989  Peninsula Hotel, NYC
    • 1989  Manhattan Valley, NYC
    • 1989  Red Square, NYC
    • 1989  The Future, NYC
    • 1989  Henri Bendel, NYC
    • 1988  Holiday Inn JFK Airport, Queens
    • 1988  Harbor View Apartments, Staten Island
    • 1988  Carlton House, Larchmont
    • 1987  200-204 East 11th Street, NYC
    • 1987  Westmont, NYC
    • 1987  Key West, NYC
    • 1987  The Vogue, NYC
    • 1987  Ryan Health Center, NYC
    • 1986  The Michaelangelo, NYC
    • 1986  Rosehill Apartments, Brooklyn
    • 1986  Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
    • 1986  Executive Plaza, NYC
    • 1985  Seagirt, Far Rockaway, Queens
    • 1985  Daniel J. Gilmartin Houses, Queens
    • 1985  Rutherford Place, NYC
    • 1984  Paul Stuart, NYC
    • 1984  New Lane Shore Apartments, Brooklyn
    • 1984  Presbyterian, Queens
    • 1984  Community Hospital of Brooklyn, Brooklyn
    • 1983  Queens B’nai B’rith, Queens
    • 1983  Cabs Elderly, Brooklyn
    • 1983  Musicians Union, NYC
    • 1982  Scheuer House, Brooklyn
    • 1982  Brookdale Hospital Center, Brooklyn
    • 1982  St. John’s University, Queens
    • 1982  32 East 76th Street, NYC
    • 1982  The Renwick, NYC
    • 1982  92 Schermerhorn Street, Queens
    • 1982  Pilot Cove Manor, Bronx
    • 1981  Kings Highway Hospital, Brooklyn
    • 1981  Integrated Resources, Elmwood Park, NJ
    • 1981  Integrated Resources, Union Square, NYC
    • 1981  50 Broadway, NYC
    • 1980  Bishop Boardman, Brooklyn
    • 1980  131-33 East 23 St. & Lexington Ave., NYC
    • 1970s
    • 1979  Washington Heights Site C, NYC
    • 1979  Motor Vehicle Bureau, Queens
    • 1979  Connolly Hall, LIU, Brooklyn
    • 1978  244 Madison Avenue, NYC
    • 1978  101 West 55th Street NYC
    • 1978  Catherine Sheridan Houses, Queens
    • 1976  Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric, Brooklyn
    • 1975  Quay St. Factory, Brooklyn
    • 1975  Hudsonview Terrace, NYC
    • 1975  Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYC
    • 1974  Bronx-Lebanonrd, Bronx
    • 1974  James Lenox House, NYC
    • 1973  Seaview Apartments, Brooklyn
    • 1972  Hotel Buckingham, NYC
    • 1971  Tanya Towers, Brooklyn
    • 1971  Abbey Garage, NYC
    • 1970  First National City Bank, Brooklyn
    • 1970  St. Martin’s Tower, NYC
    • 1960s
    • 1969  St. George Plaza, Staten Island
    • 1969  Essex Terrace, Brooklyn
    • 1968  Brookdale Hospital Center, Brooklyn
    • 1966  Ramaz School & Synagogue, NYC
    • 1965  Temple Israel, NYC
    • 1965  Bankers Trust Co., Staten Island
    • 1964  Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn
    • 1964  Temple Israel of the City of NY, NYC
    • 1964  Kehilath Jeshurun, Ramaz Synagogue, NYC
    • 1964  Mark Terrace Apartments, Bronx
    • 1964  Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYC
    • 1964  Paul Stuart, Inc., NYC
    • 1963  Mayflower Terrace, Bronx
    • 1963  General Electric Company, NYC
    • 1963  Beth-El Hospital, Brooklyn
    • 1962  Macy’s Warehouse, Queens
    • 1962  Richmond Memorial Hospital, Staten Island
    • 1962  Bronx Park East Housing, Bronx
    • 1962  Beth Israel Hospital, Brooklyn
    • 1962  Chase Manhattan, NYC
    • 1961  Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn
    • 1961  Tower Gardens, Bronx
    • 1961  Workmen’s Circle Home for the Aged, Bronx
    • 1961  Beth Abraham Home, Bronx
    • 1961  Boulevard Hospital, Queens
    • 1961  Kent Building Conversion, NYC
    • 1960  Bayswater Jewish Center, Queens
    • 1960  Daughters of Jacob, Bronx
    • 1960  Temple Beth-El, Cedarhurst, Long Island
    • 1950s
    • 1959  Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn
    • 1959  Shaaray Tefila Synagogue, NYC
    • 1959  Yeshiva University, Van Etten Hospital, Bronx
    • 1959  Filmways, Inc., NYC
    • 1958  Downtown Talmud Torah, NYC
    • 1958  Society for Ethical Culture, NYC
    • 1958  Sachs Quality Stores, Paramus
    • 1958  Quality Bankers Association, NYC
    • 1958  Richmond Memorial Hospital, Staten Island
    • 1958  Oakland Jewish Center, Queens
    • 1957  Bankers Trust Co., NYC
    • 1957  Star Corrugated Box Co., NYC
    • 1957  Union Pencil Co., Yonkers
    • 1957  Congregation Habonim, Inc., NYC
    • 1957  Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital, Brooklyn
    • 1957  Brooklyn Women’s Hospital, Brooklyn
    • 1957  Manufacturers Trust Co., Brooklyn
    • 1956  Hebrew Community Service, Inc., Long Island
    • 1956  Civic Center Synagogue, NYC
    • 1956  Fieldstone School, Bronx
    • 1956  Simplicity Pattern Co., Inc., NYC
    • 1955  Stern College of Yeshiva College, NYC
    • 1955  Yiddish Scientific Institute, YIVO, Inc., NYC
    • 1955  Warschauer Solomon Home, Brooklyn
    • 1955  Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYC
    • 1955  Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases, Bronx
    • 1955  Jacob Ruppert Brewery, NYC
    • 1955  Otis Elevator Co., Bronx
    • 1955  Eastport Chemical Co., Bronx
    • 1955  Beth-El Hospital, Brooklyn
    • 1954  Forest Hills Jewish Center, Queens
    • 1954  Temple Adath Israel Community Center, Bronx
    • 1954  183 Madison Avenue, NYC
    • 1954  Manufacturers Trust Co., NYC
    • 1954  Chemical Bank & Trust Co., NYC
    • 1954  Piels Brewery, Brooklyn
    • 1953  A. Perlman Iron Works, Bronx
    • 1953  YMHA, Bronx
    • 1953  Jewish Centre of Highbridge, Inc., Bronx
    • 1952  Temple Isaiah, Queens
    • 1952  Oakland Jewish Center, Queens
    • 1952  Ethical Culture School, NYC
    • 1952  Brooklyn Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn
    • 1952  Hearns Department Store, Bronx
    • 1952  Knickerbocker Theatre, NYC
    • 1951  Board of Education, Brooklyn
    • 1951  Franklin Stores Corporation, NYC
    • 1951  Congregation Rodeph Sholom, NYC
    • 1950  Pontiac Sales & Display Facility, NYC
    • 1950  NY Telephone Company, NYC
    • 1940s
    • 1941  Joint Disease Hospital, NYC
    • 1941  New York Public Library, NYC
    • 1940  The Guild for the Jewish Blind, Yonkers
    • 1940  Sheffield Milk Bar, NYC
    • 1940  City of NY Info Center, Grand Central Station, NYC
    • 1930s
    • 1938  37th & 5th Ave, NYC
    • 1938  Mercantile & Theatre Building, NYC
    • 1931  155 East 44th Street, NYC
    • 1931  Federal Courthouse & Post Office, Brooklyn
    • 1931  Gotham Construction Company
    • 1930  Printing Trade Bldg, NYC
    • 1930  Printarts Building, NYC
    • 1900s
    • 1900  The Early Years


These are the people behind the most dynamic developments and neighborhood projects that have helped shaped New York City’s changing skyline. Collectively they infuse their imagination, creativity, energy, vision and passion into every project to bring some of the most distinctive properties and communities to life. While different in backgrounds and diverse in experience, the collaborative group share one thing in common: an organic way of thinking about development.

Joel I. Picket
Joel I. Picket
Joel I. Picket
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Gotham Organization

Joel I. Picket is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gotham Organization, Inc., and its subsidiaries including Gotham Construction Company. Mr. Picket assumed leadership of the company in 1965 and to the present day has overseen the direction of this fourth-generation, 104-year-old, family-owned firm. Mr. Picket is responsible for growing Gotham into a major developer and one of the largest, privately held construction contractors in the country; with construction of more than 35,000 residential units in the New York metropolitan area.

A native New Yorker, Mr. Picket has spent his career shaping the city that he loves with significant contributions in the institutional, commercial, hotel and residential sectors. Mr. Picket graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences.

Mr. Picket has been actively involved in various real estate trade organizations. He is a member of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York, a former director of the National Housing Conference and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Building Contractors Association. Mr. Picket’s philanthropic endeavors involve a number of educational, medical and arts institutions. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of Continuum Health Partners, which consists of Beth Israel Medical Center, at which he is Vice Chairman; Long Island College Hospital; St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital, where he is Vice Chairman; and the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. He is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University; the Advisory Board of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University, where he is also on the University Council and a trustee fellow of the Board of Trustees of Fordham University. Mr. Picket is a member of the Boards of the New York Philharmonic, Overseas Shipholding Group, the Park Avenue Armory, and the Richard Tucker Music Foundation. An astute history buff, Mr. Picket is also the Vice Chairman of The Foundation for the National Archives in Washington DC.

David L. Picket
David L. Picket
President - Gotham Organization, President - Gotham Development

David L. Picket is President of Gotham Organization, a vertically integrated real estate development company providing services throughout concept, financing, design, building, lease-up and ongoing management phases. Since joining the company in 1991, David has led Gotham’s new project development business through a period of unprecedented growth.  He became responsible for Gotham’s development and property operations businesses in 1998, and serves as Chief Executive Officer of Gotham Development.  David represents the fourth generation of Picket leadership in Gotham’s 100-year history, continuing the firm’s dedication to multifamily housing in New York City.

Under David’s direction, Gotham has developed over 5,000 housing units and over 1.7 million square feet of urban retail. The majority of the firm’s developments have utilized public/private partnerships, combining public funds, tax benefits and/or reduced land prices in exchange for the creation of affordable housing, schools, community facilities, job programs and other public benefits.

David was one of the first developers to capitalize on the resurgence of the multi-family housing market in New York in the mid-1990s and to recognize the untapped potential of the Midtown West neighborhood. In addition to Gotham West, which transformed an entire block in Hell’s Kitchen and includes the celebrated Gotham West Market, he is responsible for the development of several award-winning properties, including The Nicole, Atlas New York, The Foundry, New Gotham and The Corner, and retail projects that include Harlem USA and DC USA. Harlem USA was the first development to utilize funds generated by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone and, at the time, represented the largest private investment ever made in Harlem. Prior to joining Gotham, David was a banker in the real estate division of Citicorp and a real estate attorney for what is now Bryan Cave LLP.

David holds a law degree from Columbia and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. David is a member of or affiliated with a number of boards and organizations, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music (Member, Board of Trustees), Breaking Ground (Member, Board of Directors), Cornell University (Member, College of Arts & Sciences Advisory Board), the Real Estate Board of New York (Member, Board of Governors; Member, Housing Committee; Director, Owners and Builders Division), Realty Foundation of New York (Member, Board of Directors), The Fashion Center BID (Member, Board of Directors), Jewish National Fund (Tree of Life Award, 2007) and UJA- Federation of New York (Honoree, 2011).

David L. Picket
Christopher  Jaskiewicz
Christopher  Jaskiewicz
Christopher Jaskiewicz
COO - Gotham Organization, President - Gotham Properties & Hospitality

Chris is responsible for the company operations, including the management of Gotham’s portfolio of residential and commercial properties which provides living and work space for 4000 residents and 35 commercial businesses.

Christopher joined Gotham in 2003 after representing the company as an outside lawyer. In 2006 he became Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for transactions, commercial negotiations, human resources, risk management, contracts, litigations and crisis control, while also leading the company’s retail and commercial portfolio.  Jaskiewicz was the executive in charge of launching Gotham West Market in 2013, a first-of-its-kind marketplace named "one of America's best food halls" by Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine and others. Chris continues to oversee the operations and marketing of Gotham West Market and is now developing Gotham Market at The Ashland opening in the Fall of 2016. The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalBon Appétit, the Urban Land Institute and others call on Chris as an expert source in real estate and hospitality trends. 

Jaskiewicz was an associate in the New York office of Proskauer Rose LLP where he worked from 1999 to 2003 on mergers, acquisitions and transactions in the technology, hospitality, and real estate sectors. He has litigated entertainment, franchise, trade secrets, and professional sports issues. Prior to law school, he worked two years as a PepsiCo District Sales Manager.

Chris is a member of the boards of the Greater New York City Construction Users Council, the Garment District Alliance, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, and he served as president of the Florida State University Alumni Association of New York.

Lawrence W. Feiner
Lawrence W. Feiner
VP, CFO - Gotham Organization

As Gotham’s Chief Financial Officer for over 20 years, Lawrence W. Feiner has seen the company through impressive growth. Feiner has more than 40 years of experience running financial operations in the real estate industry and oversees a talented accounting team. Clients benefit from Feiner’s hands-on approach and commitment to the company’s values throughout the project lifecycle—from start to successful finish.

Prior to joining Gotham, Feiner was partner in a leading certified public accounting firm specializing in real estate and construction. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Construction Financial Management Association. He has served on various real-estate committees and has spoken before numerous trade organizations on industry-related issues pertaining to real estate and construction, accounting and taxation. Feiner’s complete understanding of the financial workings of the industry has earned him respect as a recognized leader.

Lawrence W. Feiner
Bryan Kelly
Bryan Kelly
Bryan Kelly
Executive Vice President, Development

Bryan Kelly joined Gotham in 2016 as Executive Vice President, Development, where he leads the Gotham Development division, including oversight of the acquisition process, entitlements and approvals, design, deal structuring, capital raising, marketing strategy and stabilization and refinancing. 

Prior to Gotham, Bryan successfully led numerous development projects for Fisher Brothers, a private firm focused on investment, asset management and development for its real estate portfolio.  As Project Executive, he oversaw more than $400,000,000 of development, including the condo conversion of 101 West 87th Street and the design and development of 225 East 39th Street, projects spanning luxury market rate homes, 80/20 affordability, amenities and retail spaces.

Bryan began his career as an Originations Manager at First Sterling Financial, a privately held firm specializing in tax credit syndications, focusing on the origination, structuring and underwriting of tax credit investments to create or preserve affordable housing, followed by time as a Senior Project Manager with Atlantic Development Group, a leading NYC developer of affordable and mixed‐income housing. During his tenure with Atlantic, he oversaw the planning or financing of more than 1,000 new affordable homes for New Yorkers.

Bryan holds a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, College at Rose Hill and pursued Graduate Studies in Economics at the Fordham University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Bryan was a five‐year scholarship athlete and member of the Fordham University Baseball Team. He is also currently a member of the Advisory Board for the New York Housing Conference.

Matt Berenson
Matt Berenson
Vice President - Gotham Properties & Hospitality

As Vice President, Gotham Properties & Hospitality, Matthew Berenson runs Gotham's Asset Management and Property Management departments. Since joining the firm in March 2012, he has been responsible for overseeing the multi-family residential and retail portfolio, and handles all facets of the properties, including daily supervision of operations.

Prior to Gotham, Mr. Berenson started his career in Corporate Treasury with a metal merchant in Stamford and then Morgan Stanley. While pursuing a Masters of Science in Real Estate Investments from New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate, Mr. Berenson obtained a position as Asset Manager with a private investment real estate company overseeing a multifamily residential and retail portfolio in New York City. Mr. Berenson received a MS from NYU Schack in 2009, and a BS in Financial Economics from Binghamton University in 2002.

Matt Berenson
Emily M. Cohen
Emily M. Cohen
Emily M. Cohen
Vice President, Marketing - Gotham Organization

Emily Cohen joined Gotham in 2015, bringing more than 20 years of experience in strategic branding, marketing and communications across companies in luxury and consumer goods, technology, wine and spirits, including Moet Hennessy USA (LVMH), Revlon, TiVo and Bain & Company. She received her BA from George Washington University and her MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Emily leads marketing for the corporate organization and all of Gotham’s businesses, including development projects, leasing and food markets.

Simeon E. Maleh
Simeon E. Maleh
Vice President - Gotham Development

As Vice President of Development, Simeon manages the design and construction for Gotham’s new developments, and oversees and coordinates architecture, engineering and construction teams from preliminary feasibility studies through construction. Current projects include 250 Ashland Place in Brooklyn, 44-28 Purves Street in Long Island City, and the Inkwell at 520 West 45th Street in Manhattan.

Simeon previously worked in the New York office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP. He was instrumental in a number of urban projects, including master plans and towers from design through construction. Projects were international and domestic mixed-use buildings with residential, hotel, office and retail components. Simeon has led large design, technical and consulting teams, demonstrating strength in team management. He oversaw the design and documentation of International Gem Tower, a 685,000 square-foot office tower in New York City; BBVA Bancomer Operations Center, a 1.7 million square-foot office complex in Mexico City; the W Hotel & Residences, a 1.2 million square-foot hotel and residential building in Kuala Lumpur; and the Haeundae Beach Resort Project, a 2.2 million square-foot hotel and residential complex in Busan, Korea. 

Previously, Simeon handled design proposals at Dattner Architects for Seward Park, including the 1.65 million square-foot development in Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Bronxchester, which includes close to 1,000 units of mixed-income residential and commercial development in the Bronx.

Simeon earned his Masters in Architecture from the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT in 2004, and his Bachelors of Science in Architecture from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan in 2001. He is a Registered Architect in New York and New Jersey, and a LEED Accredited Professional with the United States Green Building Council.

Simeon E. Maleh
Tristan Nadal
Tristan Nadal
Tristan Nadal
Vice President - Gotham Development

Tristan Nadal serves in a development project management capacity specializing in financing and acquisitions. Since joining Gotham in 2013, Tristan has been responsible for all underwriting and diligence for new and existing developments, acquisitions and financings. Prior to joining Gotham, Tristan spent five years at Prudential Real Estate Investors, where he started with the firm’s core-plus account managing a $1.3 billion portfolio of diversified assets through the economic downturn. He also helped establish the equity joint venture development platform, and closed 18 new developments nationally.

As a member of the transactions group, Nadal was responsible for sourcing, underwriting and executing new deals of all investment types in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Tristan received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in Urban Studies and minored in Urban Real Estate and Development.

Charles S. Scarlatos
Charles S. Scarlatos
Controller - Gotham Organization

Charles Scarlatos joined Gotham in 1999. As Controller, Charles handles the accounting and tax reporting on a multitude of investment properties as well as overseeing corporate finance. Scarlatos works with Gotham’s public accounting firms to streamline audit and tax packages so financial statements and tax returns are prepared in accordance with varying investment loan requirements. One of Charles’ first assignments was to compile a complete accounting report for investors and equity partners of a 38-unit, 22-story luxury condominium with gross sales of $75 million.

At Gotham, Scarlatos has established several new procedures and accounting controls to ensure timely and accurate reporting. He migrated the development division’s accounting to a job and cost-based computer software system, at a time when development deals had grown significantly in number and size. The latest development deal is an over $520 million, 1238-unit residential rental property, completed over a three-year period.   

Charles is also responsible for the financial and tax reporting on Gotham’s portfolio of rental properties with gross revenues of approximately $65 million. He has diligently and expediently managed the accounting processes during transitions to the third-party property management company. His other duties include administering a real estate tax petition process with outside counsel, various compliance reporting for tax incentive programs and debt-service payments.

Prior to Gotham, Charles had a career in public accounting with a construction and real estate emphasis.  He is a New York State CPA and a long-standing member of the New York State Society of CPA’s. He received a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Adelphi University in 1982.

Charles S. Scarlatos
Felix Vaynberg
Felix Vaynberg
Felix Vaynberg
Controller - Gotham Properties

Felix Vaynberg is the Controller for Gotham Real Estate Managers, LLC. He is a new addition to the team, and will be responsible for overseeing and managing all phases of transactional accounting and financial reporting on the multi-family residential and retail portfolio. 

Prior to Gotham, Mr. Vaynberg held several other positions of various levels with real estate development and management firms. Most recently he worked for The Durst Organization, managing their multi-family mixed-use residential portfolio. Mr. Vaynberg received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Accounting with a minor in Finance from Queens College in 2000. 


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