We believe in innovative concepts
And great, creative design
To create spaces that are 25%-60% less expensive for our guests
While delivering strong returns for our investors
Keith Schwebel – KSNY Development – Co-Sponsor
Keith Schwebel is the founder of KSNY, an owner, operator, developer and builder. KSNY creates value by analyzing markets, identifying unmet demand, and creating differentiated products to meet that demand. KSNY recently completed development of Arlo NoMad, a 31 story, 250 room micro-hotel in midtown Manhattan, which Fodors called one of top 15 hotels to open in 2016, in the world. The restaurant Massoni, helmed by Top Chef All-Stars alum Dale Talde, was called one of the top newcomers for 2016 on Eater. He previously founded and led KSNY Construction. Mr. Schwebel also founded and led Banana Bungalow, a boutique youth hostel concept with locations in Maui, Waikiki, San Diego, Hollywood, Santa Barbara, New York and Miami.
Ken Sato – Strategic Properties – Co-Sponsor
Ken Sato has acquired, developed, financed and managed commercial real estate for over 25 years. He acquired and converted the Grand Chelsea, a 21-story high rise in Manhattan to condominiums and converted a 92 unit multifamily project called Rockville Tudor in Rockville Centre, Long Island to co-ops. He has been involved in micro apartments since 2012 and co-developed a micro apartment project in Portland, OR. He owns and manages multifamily properties in the Tristate area. Ken was formerly with an investment bank acquiring distressed real estate assets. Prior to that he was with an international real estate firm. He has a B.A in Political Science from Colgate University.
Grand Chelsea Condominiums
The Rockville Tudor
Richard Garber – GRO Architects – Architect
Richard Garber, AIA, is a tenured Associate Professor at NJIT and founding partner of GRO Architects. Garber was named one of 32 new faces of design in 2010 in Dwell magazine. Garber holds a BA from Rensselaer and a MS in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia. GRO Architects is an award-winning architectural practice that privileges the integration of emerging technologies. The virtual design and construction tools they use to realize their design proposals also allow them to bring to each project a more efficient and optimized construction process. Recent Jersey City projects include: Varick Micro-Housing, a 40,000sf micro-apartment building, and Jackson Green, a 40,000sf sustainable, modular apartment building.