The New York Building Congress has named Carlo Scissura its new president and chief executive officer. Scissura, who will take over on January 1, 2017, succeeds Richard Anderson, the leader of the trade group since 1994. Anderson will assume the title of president emeritus and will serve as a consultant. Scissura comes to NYBC from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, where he served as president and chief executive.
Robert Lawrence has joined the Singer & Bassuk Organization , the real estate finance brokerage and advisory intermediary, as an executive managing director. Lawrence comes to the firm from Guggenheim Commercial Real Estate Finance.
RXR Realty has hired Joanne Minieri as executive vice president and chief operating officer, in charge of construction and development. She comes to RXR from the public sector, where she worked for four years as commissioner at the Suffolk County Economic Development and Planning Department. Prior to that, she worked for 17 years at Forest City Ratner Companies, where she held the post of president and chief operating officer before departing in 2012.
CBRE has hired Madeleine Barber as senior vice president and chief tax officer. Barber, who will be based out of Philadelphia, comes to the firm from Tyco International. Melissa Coley has also joined the firm as director, public relations and internal communications. She comes to the firm after two decades at Brookfield Property Partners.
Kaufman Organization has hired Lorenzo Isaiah Bakewell-Stone as an associate in its division that acquires, renovates, repositions and operates commercial buildings. He comes to Kaufman New Ventures from Bakewell Investment Company, a real estate firm based outside of St. Louis.
Michael DeRosa has been promoted to regional vice president of sales at William Raveis Mortgage. DeRosa has been with the firm since 2009.
Law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has brought over a three-person real estate finance and capital markets team from Allen & Overy: Kevin O’Shea, Erwin Dweck and Yaakov Sheinfeld. They are all joining as partners.
Mirador Real Estate, a residential brokerage that specializes in owner and developer representation, has hired six new agents. Five of them, Daniel Itingen, Anna Sankova, Brittany Lopez, Todd Kanfer and Racquel Popovic, join from Platinum Properties. Itingen will serve as leasing director. Charle Webb comes to the firm from Douglas Elliman.
Brooklyn-based Ideal Properties Group has hired Aileen Campbell as a salesperson. She joins from Fillmore Realty.