December 6, 2011
On Wednesday, November 2nd, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, Special Olympics New York held its 12th Annual Real Estate & Construction Gala to benefit the organization’s programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This year’s honorees were Wayne Taub, Vice President – Real Estate – Time Warner Inc., and Bruce L. Warwick, Vice Chairman – Related.
The Gala, attended by more than 700 people, honors real estate industry icons who play a role in improving the quality of life of New Yorkers with intellectual disabilities. Over $650,000 was raised through table sponsorships, journal ads, individual tickets, donations and the evening’s “Sponsor an Athlete” campaign, which raised $150,000.
Mr. Taub holds overall responsibility for Time Warner’s corporate real estate portfolio including lease administration, transaction management, project management and facility engineering. Mr. Taub is also responsible for portfolio management and strategic planning for Time Warner’s 20 million SF global real estate portfolio.
Prior to joining Time Warner, Mr. Taub was a Senior Managing Director in CB Richard Ellis’s Global Corporate Services division. He led a team of more that 100 real estate professionals providing facilities management, transaction management, project management and lease administration for the McGraw-Hill Companies 10.3 million square foot real estate portfolio spanning 35 countries. Prior to serving in this role, Mr. Taub was Managing Director of Operations for CB Richard Ellis’s Tri-State asset services division, responsible for more than 40 million square feet of institutional and investor owned commercial real estate.
Bruce L. Warwick is Vice Chairman of Related, currently working on the team that is overseeing the development of Hudson Yards, the 18 million dollar mixed-use development on the west side of Manhattan. He joined Related in 1998 to be president of Columbus Centre Developer LLC, the division of Related charged with the development and construction of Time Warner Center in New York City. Mr. Warwick was formerly Vice Chairman of The Galbreath Company and developed the $450 million Trump International Hotel & Residential Tower on Columbus Circle. He has been in the development and construction business for over 45 years having successfully developed properties in both Puerto Rico and in the Northeast.
In the past, Mr. Warwick served as Chairman of the MS Society of Fairfield County, Chairman of the Board of Fairfield 2000 Housing (non-profit housing), Senior Warden of Christ Church Greenwich, and President of The Stanwich Club. He also was on the Building Committees in the Town of Greenwich for Nathaniel Witherell Senior Housing, the Greenwich Library, and the Greenwich Town Hall.
Previous honorees include Kenneth J. Cooper, CBS; Rory DeJohn, Turner Construction Co.; former deputy mayor Daniel L. Doctoroff; Mitti Liebersohn and Bruce Mosler, Cushman & Wakefield; Louise Matthews, Avon Products; Peter G. Riguardi and Raymond Quartararo, Jones Lang LaSalle; Stephen B. Siegel; Leslie F. Whatley, Morgan Stanley & Co., Gary & Marla Greenspan; Gregg Popkin, RFR Holding, LLC; and Maureen Henegan, Henegan Construction Co., Inc.
Special Olympics empowers children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities including autism and Down syndrome, through a variety of Olympic-style sports training, athletic competitions and other related programming slated year-round. Special Olympics New York serves more than 51,000 athletes and their families, trains hundreds of coaches and works with over 31,000 volunteers who conduct more than 400 trainings and competitions in 22 sports annually.
Special Olympics does not charge athletes and their families to participate in any of the programs.
November 17, 2010
Special Olympics New York held its 11th Annual Real Estate & Construction Gala to benefit the organization’s programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, on Wednesday, November 3rd, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. This year’s honorees were Gregg A. Popkin, Chief Operating Officer of RFR Holding, LLC, and Maureen A. Henegan, Chair & Chief Executive Officer of Henegan Construction Co., Inc.
The Gala, attended by more than 500 people, honors real estate industry icons who play a role in improving the quality of life of New Yorkers with intellectual disabilities. $600,000 was raised through table sponsorships, journal ads, individual tickets, donations and the evening’s “Sponsor an Athlete” campaign, which raised nearly $170,000.
Mr. Popkin has been an acknowledged leader in the New York Real Estate community for over 30 years. As COO of RFR Holding, LLC, he directs the daily business functions of a multi-national portfolio of office, residential and hotel properties, including well known New York landmarks such as the Seagram Building and the Lever House. During his career, he has been associated with the management, leasing and/or development of more than 100 million square feet of office space in the New York metropolitan area as well as numerous properties around the globe. Mr. Popkin has always maintained a hands-on approach that has led to recognition in the community as an admired professional.
Ms. Henegan assumed the role of CEO when her father, Paul, asked her to take the reins in 1991. Today, Henegan Construction is among New York City’s premiere construction firms, providing construction management and general contracting services to a distinguished and demanding A-list of corporations and institutions in the financial, Fortune 500, and professional and entertainment industries. Under Ms. Henegan’s leadership, Henegan Construction has increased its annual revenues from under $50 million to $250 million, while its superb reputation for quality work, service and integrity has flourished. Henegan Construction is the twelfth largest women-owned company of any kind in the NYC region and among the top twenty nationwide.
Previous honorees include Kenneth J. Cooper, CBS; Rory DeJohn, Turner Construction Co.; former deputy mayor Daniel L. Doctoroff; Mitti Liebersohn and Bruce Mosler, Cushman & Wakefield; Louise Matthews, Avon Products; Peter G. Riguardi and Raymond Quartararo, Jones Lang LaSalle; Stephen B. Siegel; and Leslie F. Whatley, Morgan Stanley & Co., and Gary & Marla Greenspan.
Special Olympics empowers children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities including autism and Down syndrome, through a variety of Olympic-style sports training, athletic competitions and other related programming slated year-round. Special Olympics New York serves more than 49,000 athletes and their families, trains hundreds of coaches and works with over 25,000 volunteers who conduct more than 400 trainings and competitions in 22 sports annually.
New York City has the largest concentration of Special Olympics New York athletes – 28,000. Special Olympics does not charge athletes and their families to participate in any of the programs.
July 23, 2009
2009 JUNIOR COMMITTEE – FACT SHEET
Learn more about NYC’s finest young professionals helping Special Olympics New York
Launched in 2007, the Special Olympics New York City Junior Advisory Committee was established to spread awareness, raise revenue, recruit volunteers and build the next generation of leaders to help guide the work of Special Olympics New York. The members draw on their diverse careers, experiences and community affiliations to share their ideas with Special Olympics New York staff on how to engage other young professionals in New York City.
The Junior Advisory Committee hosted its first soiree to benefit Special Olympics programs in New York City on May 13, 2008. More than 400 attended the cocktail fundraiser at the hip and trendy Socialista. There are currently 15 members of the Junior Advisory Committee with Matt Margolin of Senator Charles E. Schumer Office serving as Chair and Marc Lewinstein of Kirkland & Ellis LLP serving as Co-Chair (photo above).
Since the first Junior Advisory Committee fundraiser, members of the Committee have volunteered at athletic competitions, served as a coach and participated in other Special Olympics committees and events. Recently, the Junior Advisory Committee held its second annual cocktail soiree to benefit Special Olympics New York City programs. Roughly 275 guests enjoyed the laidback atmosphere of Greenhouse on June 22, 2009, while learning about how they can make a difference in the lives of disabled New Yorkers.
November 24, 2008
Ted Moudis and Joanne M. Minieri honored.
Special Olympics New York honored Ted Moudis, AIA, Senior Principal of Ted Moudis Associates (TMA) along with Joanne M. Minieri, President and Chief Operating Officer of Forest City Ratner Companies, at its 9th Annual Real Estate & Construction Gala. The Gala took place on October 15 at Chelsea Piers and was attended by over 700 members of the industry and its supporters, as well as Special Olympics New York participants and athletes. Gary and Marla Greenspan, of Cushman & Wakefield and Jones Lang LaSalle respectively, served as Gala Chairs. Chris Savoglou, Ted’s long-time business partner and friend served as Journal Chair along with Joseph Coppotelli of Structure Tone, Inc. This year’s event was very successful, nearly $800,000 was raised in support of Special Olympics New York cost-free programs.
Gala Chair Gary Greenspan of Cushman & Wakefield; Honorees Ted Moudis, A.I.A.
Senior Principal, Ted Moudis Associates and Joanne M. Minieri, President &
Chief Operating Officer, Forest City Ratner Companies and Gala Chair Marla Greenspan
of Jones Lang Lang LaSalle
“Special Olympics gives many people the opportunity to achieve their individual goals, while building confidence and self-esteem,” explains Mr. Moudis, who has been involved with and an avid supporter of Special Olympics New York for almost a decade. Each year Special Olympics New York selects two honorees whose compassion towards the spirit behind the organization is evident through their involvement, philanthropic efforts and leadership among the community. The Special Olympics New York 9th Annual Real Estate & Construction gala proudly saluted Ted Moudis, A.I.A. and Joanne M. Minieri as this year’s honorees in appreciation and recognition of their generosity and dedication for many years.
Mr. Moudis is involved with numerous charities and foundations including The Ganley Foundation, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Eric F. Haray Foundation, and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. Mr. Moudis also serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of St. Dominic’s Home. Mr. Moudis is also a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), CoreNet Global New York, Association of Real Estate Women (AREW), the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) and serves on the boards of the New York Institute of Technology Advisory as well as Perspective New York Magazine.
Ted Moudis Associates (TMA), with offices in New York and Chicago, is a leader in Architectural and Interior Design services specializing in corporate and retail interiors. TMA is ranked as one of the top 10 design firms in New York and is 36th nationwide. Recent clients include Newsweek, Deutsche Bank, Societe Generale, Tiffany & Co., Coty and Rolex to name a few. (www.tedmoudis.com).
Ms. Minieri has been a supporter of Special Olympics New York. The thing that’s so wonderful about the Special Olympics is that it recognizes that we all have different potential but each of us can—through hard work and determination—achieve great things explains Ms. Minieri.
Neal J. Johnson, President & CEO of Special Olympics New York with
Mistress of Ceremony Mary Murphy, Weekend Anchor, Fact Finders Correspondent
for CW11 News at TenMs. Minieri is also philanthropic with other charitable organizations and is a member of several professional affiliations
such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Real Estate Board of New York, and is on the Boards of the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and Non-Traditional Employment for Women (NEW). Ms. Minieri was closely involved in the acquisition of a sports franchise, the NBA’s Nets. She represents ownership in overseeing the business side of the team and is responsible for managing the investment, including the plan to bring the Nets to their new home in the Barclays Center.