Established in 2002, Matrix Development, LLC is a Manhattan-based real estate development and investment company focused on executing design-driven development projects in New York City. Attention to detail and innovative thinking are the cornerstones of Matrix’s approach to development; projects include the Urban Glass House, a 40-unit luxury condominium in west SoHo designed by the late Philip Johnson, a mixed-use 40-unit rental building located at 19-23 St Marks Place and a 359-bed student dormitory for the School of Visual Arts at 101 Ludlow Street.


Clarion Partners has been a leading real estate investment manager for more than 32 years. Headquartered in New York, the firm has offices in major markets throughout the U.S., in São Paulo, Brazil and London, England, as well as a presence in Mexico. With nearly $35 billion in total assets under management, Clarion Partners offers a broad range of real estate strategies across the risk/return spectrum to its more than 200 domestic and international institutional investors. More information about the firm is available at



Established in 1985, Steven Harris Architects is an award-winning design firm based in New York City. The firm has extensive experience in both public and private commissions, with a particular skill and fondness for residential design.

The firm takes a collaborative approach to design by fostering an open exchange of ideas both within the office and with clients. Because the design process is individually tailored to the site, context, and the client’s needs, each of the firm’s projects takes on a unique character and appearance. Renowned for impeccably crafted and expertly managed projects, the firm is particularly adept at navigating the complex approvals process of cooperative boards, the NYC Department of Buildings, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Ongoing projects include the renovation of the Barneys New York and Los Angeles department stores, the restoration of a historic Edward Durrell stone house, the design of luxury villas for a hillside site in Vietnam, the restoration of a 15th century tower in Croatia, and the design of private residences in New York City, upstate New York, the Hamptons, California, and Europe. The firm has received several awards from the American Institute of Architects as well as Interior Design Best of Year awards in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011. The firm’s founding principal, Steven Harris, was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in December 2008. Mr. Harris has also been a professor of architecture at Yale for the past twenty years.

The firm’s work has been published widely in periodicals including Architectural Digest, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Interior Design, Vanity Fair, World of Interiors, Town & Country, Details, New York Magazine, House and Garden, Newsweek, and Elle Décor. It has also been featured in numerous books, including, most recently, House, by Diane Keaton, Remodelista, and Restoring a House in the City. The firm’s first monograph, True Life, was published in 2010 by Princeton Architectural Press and explores the connection between architecture and the lived experience. The firm’s second monograph will be released in 2014.


DXA Studio’s partners Jordan Rogove & Wayne Norbeck’s expertise spans an uncommonly broad spectrum of project types including multi-family and single family residential, commercial, institutional, hotel and event design. DXA provides an uncommon balance of highly crafted design and exceptional project management, with particular adeptness at landmarks, loft board and zoning approvals, and NYC City Planning and Uniform Land Use Review Procedures.

DXA Studio's current work includes adaptive-reuse, mixed-use, residential projects at 7 Harrison, 338 Berry Street and 140 West Street. Additionally, DXA is designing four ground up single-family townhouses for private clients ranging from 5,000 to 15,000 SF, a 15 story commercial tower in the Lower East Side, multiple performance venues including the famed Blue Note jazz club and the Highline Ballroom, and is working on a sustainable and health-focused development in St. Marc, Haiti as a result of winning an international design competition.

At DXA Studio, a project begins with an open exchange of ideas and collaboration. The client’s program and desires, along with the complexities of the project’s site are used to create a conceptual framework by which an architecture of distinctive identity, clarity, and ingenuity is created.



Rees Roberts + Partners is an award-winning interiors and landscape design firm based in New York City. The firm was formed in 2007 by the interiors and landscape divisions formerly of Steven Harris Architects in order to develop a distinct presence and identity. The two firms continue to collaborate on many projects, resulting in integrated and cohesive designs.

Rees Roberts + Partners’ work encompasses a wide range of projects, including townhouses and apartments in Manhattan and Brooklyn, residences in upstate New York, Connecticut, the Hamptons, Miami, San Francisco, and New Mexico, a house overlooking the Cape Town harbor, a lakefront home in Geneva, and a boutique hotel on the Dalmatian coast. Among other things, they are currently collaborating with Steven Harris Architects on the Barneys New York and Los Angeles store renovations.

Known for interiors that deftly accommodate natural light and views, Rees Roberts + Partners creates spaces that are tailored to their context and the practical realities of the client’s lifestyle.

Rees Roberts + Partners is recognized for its innovative landscape design, and, in particular, for its skill in integrating the built structure with its natural environment. The firm understands the important role that landscapes play in defining the character of a place—particularly in New York, where a townhouse garden can provide pleasing views and a welcome respite from the urban bustle.

The work of Rees Roberts + Partners has received numerous awards, including a 2010 American Society of Landscape Architects Award and Interior Design Best of Year in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011. The firm’s founding principal, Lucien Rees Roberts, was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2008. The firm’s work continues to be well-received and widely acclaimed, having been featured in numerous periodicals – including Architectural Digest, Interior Design, World of Interiors, Elle Décor, Luxe, Garden Design, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, House and Garden, In Style, The New York Times Magazine, Town & Country– and highlighted in recent books, including Designers Abroad, Remodelista, and Restoring a House in the City.



GACE Consulting Engineers PC is an award-winning structural engineering firm headquartered in New York City’s Madison Square North historic district. It was founded in 1979, and since the mid-1990’s has been led by an experienced team of Principals - Michael Guilfoyle, Andrzej Okolski, and John Whelan. Under their guidance, GACE has grown substantially in talent and size and has expanded its range of services with outstanding success. GACE has a portfolio that extends both nationally and internationally, with a considerable number of projects concentrated in the New York tri-state area. GACE’s decades-long success is bolstered by the firm's studio structure, which fosters creativity and growth in their new engineers, while maintaining the strict standards of design excellence, which have become their hallmark.



Glickman Engineering Associates (GEA Consulting Engineers) is one of New York’s top engineering firms, specializing in the innovative design of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems for some of the city’s most well-respected owners and developers. Their projects include large-scale retail, hospitality, housing, mixed use, commercial, light industrial and institutional buildings. GEA incorporates cutting edge technology and tech-forward thinking design in all their projects and pride themselves in continuous principal involvement and quality control for every project. GEA also has a full in-house energy conservation and sustainability division, which includes full LEED consultation, including project management, energy modeling and commissioning, and NYSERDA MPP.



Leonard Steinberg and Herve Senequier of Compass are consistently amongst the top producing agents in the entire United States. Drawing upon decades of experience and market-specific knowledge, they collaborate with leading developers, world renowned architects and interior designers to create the most coveted properties in the marketplace.



The Seventh Art is an independent and ambitious creative agency with its main creative office located in New York City and project management located in Switzerland, U.K, India, U.A.E and China. Founded in 2000 with a focus on real estate and hospitality, the company delivers effective branding and marketing to a variety of high-end brands. The Seventh Art has won numerous awards and includes top hospitality groups and developers worldwide among their clients.