Sky makes a difference
My first transaction in real estate started in August 1985, when I purchased a vacant uninhabitable building in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, NY. Since then my moral compass has steered me towards activities that have a positive social impact. I converted the building as a home for the developmentally disabled, and leased the building to Independent Living Association, a not for profit that operates the facility. I still own that property today, having renewed and extended the initial twenty year lease. Since that time, our focus is as a substantial owner/ operator and developer of mostly commercial and industrial property, as well as approximately 1,000 apartments. Our portfolio is clustered in desirable high growth areas, acquiring most recently in Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington/ Baltimore, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Connecticut. I am proud of the properties that we own that fulfill a positive social impact, such as the two Department of Homeland facilities that are dedicated to public safety, as well as the GSA Department of Labor job training program which we built, and a mission critical facility for the State Police of Pennsylvania. We remain cognizant of the environmental concerns we all face, and have built a sister company, Sky Power, LLC, to integrate renewable energy into our existing portfolio and provide sustainability, resiliency and reliability solutions to our corporate clients.