G.E. Grace & Company, Inc. was founded in 1995. We are an independent, privately held, commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm.
Our expertise combines real estate market knowledge, analytical capabilities, communication skills and thirty plus years’ experience to provide successful results for challenging real estate issues.
If you or your company has a real estate opportunity, asset or requirement that demands a focused, thoughtful evaluation and fact-based analysis, call G.E. Grace.
HOW WE WORK
We start by asking questions in order to identify your real estate goals. We know how important it is to save time and money.
We are very interested in learning about your company, what motivates you, and, most importantly, what inspires you. How does your commercial real estate support those objectives? Let’s find out together.
If you are buying or selling, leasing or subleasing, whether it’s office, industrial, retail space or a development site, we assess and analyze your situation and its prospects. We provide you with a clear picture of current market conditions and demonstrate to you how to effectively leverage the market to enhance your transaction or asset value.
We inform you of the benefits and risks of each possibility.Armed with this information, you can make the best decision to meet your objectives so that we can implement the agreed upon strategy.
We follow-up on the details to insure your goals are met.
WHY G.E. GRACE?
Getting to the heart of the “why” of your business and its real estate enables G.E. Grace to develop real estate solutions that work on many levels: financially, strategically and operationally. More importantly, real estate should help your company generate revenue through employee attraction, retention and productivity. We craft real estate transactions that minimize costs, maximize flexibility and let you focus on your business.
In addition, we can help you define your vision. Many companies need to “kick the tires” so they can get a better sense of what they like. Let us show you some “tires to kick,” so you can go the distance.
George E. Grace, CRE has over 33 years of experience in commercial real estate. George began his career as a civil engineer, after graduating from Cooper Union. He received a law degree from Fordham University and an MBA from The University of Chicago. In 2012, George achieved the designation of Counselor of Real Estate (“CRE”) by the National Association of Realtors which signifies a depth of knowledge, experience and integrity. George has been involved in wide range of consulting and brokerage assignments. He is also Chair of CMCCS Charter School in the Bronx which is among several other charitable boards on which he serves.
Edward R. Pezzaro, Esq. has 30 plus years of brokerage and legal experience, with a focus on the analysis and negotiation of leases and contracts, which continues to serve his clients beyond their expectations. He is a licensed NewYork real estate broker and an attorney admitted in New York and New Jersey.
Prior to joining G.E. Grace, Ed was Senior Vice President and General Counsel to Cross & Brown Company, an affiliate of MetLife. Ed earned his law degree from Fordham University where he also received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude.
Charles Turbak has over 30 years of real estate development and brokerage experience. He was the cofounder of a successful real estate development, investment, brokerage and property management company in Seattle, Washington where his pioneering ideas led to his company’s development of several commercial business parks. Charles volunteers for the New York City Department of Education Leadership Team and Parents Association and serves as a board member and coach for a New York City youth lacrosse league.
Lewis Cowan has over 36 years of experience in commercial real estate. Prior to joining G.E. Grace, Lew was an Executive Managing Director at Grubb & Ellis and Vice President at Silverstein Properties, Inc. Lew was also a Managing Director of Real Estate at American International Group (AIG) and the Edward S. Gordon Company. He started his business career at Xerox.
Lew holds a BA degree in Psychology from SUNY Courtland and a MS and Ed.S. in Counseling Psychology from SUNY Albany.
Barbara Eddington received her degree from New York University Real Estate Institute. Prior to joining GE Grace & Company, Barbara began her career in commercial real estate at Cross & Brown Company. She was recently recognized in the “THE REAL DEAL” and received the “Tishman Speyer’s Dealmaker Award” for 2012 and 2016. Barbara is an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York, a member of the Grand Central Committee of the Real Estate Board and The Women’s Real Estate Association. Barbara is also active in several charitable organizations throughout the New York Area, including the Alliance for Lupus Research.
Sharon Cacioppo serves as G.E. Grace’s office manager. Prior to joining G.E. Grace, Sharon managed the day-to-day operations of several businesses, most notably, for several film companies that produced feature films as well as commercials. In her free time, Sharon enjoys oil painting, quilting and poetry.