Portrait of Paul G. Wolf

Paul G. Wolf Co-Founder & President

Real estate development, consulting and brokerage for over 25 years

Paul is an established leader in the field of real estate, with more than 30 years of development, brokerage, and nonprofit consulting experience. Paul’s expertise is shaped by a breadth and depth of experience in New York City real estate and is proven by his strong record of realizing complex projects. Paul’s insights and creative approaches bolster the expertise of Denham Wolf’s diverse staff, bringing to bear a high level of technical excellence for every client.

As a principal of Denham Wolf, Paul has provided strategic guidance and technical expertise for a range of arts, cultural, community development, healthcare, social service, and educational organizations. He regularly advises nonprofits on major development projects, represents tenants in acquiring and divesting property, advises organizations on team assembly for major capital projects, helps nonprofits secure project financing through traditional and less conventional routes, and provides strategic planning guidance to help ensure that a nonprofit’s real estate is in service to its mission. Working collaboratively with nonprofits to articulate their real estate needs and organizational goals, Paul positively shapes each client’s strategic real estate decisions and grows their capacity to keep mission first.

Paul has spearheaded numerous projects that have shaped the cultural and civic fabric of New York City. For St. Luke in the Field, Paul supported the faith-based institution in evaluating their property’s potential, running a developer selection process, and negotiating a 99-year lease for a new development, which will provide program-sustaining cash flow. In working with Covenant House, Paul helped lead the selection of a developer to purchase part of the nonprofit’s real estate and develop a state-of-the-art shelter for Covenant House, which also catalyzed an additional 400,000 sf of new development. Paul also represented a foundation in the purchase of a 60,000 sf building in the East Village, the first step in a unique process that will preserve the building for community use.

Prior to co-founding Denham Wolf with Jon Denham in 1998, Paul served as Senior Vice President of Asset Management at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Paul regularly presents and guest lectures at institutions such as Columbia University, Yale University, Brooklyn College, and Nonprofit New York. He currently serves on the board of the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics.

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    Education & Affiliations

  • Executive M.B.A., Columbia University Graduate School of Business, New York, NY
  • B.A. in English, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Member, STREB Lab for Action Mechanics Board of Directors
  • Paul has been a licensed real estate broker in New York State since 1988
Portrait of Jonathan Denham

Jonathan Denham Co-Founder

CONSULTING, PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT SINCE 1985

Jon is an industry leader in the field of real estate consulting, with more than 30 years of experience in planning, design, and construction in New York City. Guided by his complementary background in civil engineering and urban planning, Jon co-founded Denham Wolf with Paul Wolf to provide integrated real estate services to nonprofit organizations as a means towards sustainable and dynamic urban development. By supporting organizations that provide critical services and economic activity, Denham Wolf created a viable platform for real estate that contributes to the vitality of New York City.

Since co-founding Denham Wolf, Jon has successfully managed a multitude of urban development projects, bringing to bear a deep understanding of the human dynamics involved in every project. His work has included planning and feasibility studies, building and facility assessments, and the design and construction of a diverse range of building projects for educational, healthcare, and cultural organizations. Jon’s work is strengthened by his ability to work with complex development structures, extensive contacts with government and private development entities, and a strong track record with community groups and elected officials. Together, Jon’s experience and holistic vision of real estate planning allows him to effectively lead Denham Wolf’s highly-skilled staff, as well as diversified external teams.

In 2007, Denham Wolf expanded their business practice to include the re-development of the Banknote building, a 400,000 square foot adaptive re-use project that Jon and Paul envisioned as an economic engine and locus of community service in the South Bronx. Other key projects include the development of the Jerome Robbins Theater for the Baryshnikov Arts Center, a permanent home for Poets House in Battery Park City, a new headquarters facility for the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, and Scandinavia House, a multifunctional cultural center for the American-Scandinavian Foundation.

Before jointly founding Denham Wolf, Jon studied engineering at Princeton University. During this time, he developed an interest in architecture as well, which further drove his interest in the built environment. After college, he worked in consulting engineering, and went on to work at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where his work in public-sector development and urban planning led him to pursue a Master’s degree at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service. Continuing his work at the EDC, ultimately as Senior Vice President of Capital Program & Planning, he completed a number of major projects including alternative site assessments for Yankee Stadium and for Shea Stadium.

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    Education & Affiliations

  • M.P.A. with a specialization in public policy analysis, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York, NY
  • B.S. in Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Strategic Facilities Planning Committee Member, Star Island Corporation
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Member, Row New York Board of Directors
  • Princeton Alumni Real Estate Network
Portrait of Alicia Caceres

Alicia Caceres Project Manager

With over seven years of professional experience in architecture and construction management, Alicia joined Denham Wolf’s project management team to enhance New York’s built environment through socially conscious design and real estate development.

In the role of Project Manager, Alicia lends her abilities to several key efforts which contribute to successful project delivery. Her typical responsibilities include leading the selection of project team members and other vendors required for design and construction projects; monitoring vendors’ adherence to the client’s goals, government regulations, funding requirements, and other certifications/standards; and acting as a liaison between team members, vendors, the client, and Denham Wolf. Alicia not only works closely with members of the Project Management Services group, but the firm’s other service lines as well, applying her expertise for the benefit of several Denham Wolf clients.

In prior professional settings, Alicia oversaw various construction projects. She proved instrumental in the construction of various complex and demanding projects, such as Columbia University’s Cory Dean Laboratory and the Hilton Bonnet Creek & Waldorf Astoria Orlando resort. She was responsible for managing the interior renovation for over 250 rooms at the Hyatt Regency Airport and the DoubleTree Newark Penn Station Hotels.

In addition to her work at Denham Wolf, Alicia recently completed her master’s in real estate development at NYU‘s Shack Institute

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    Education & Affiliations

  • M.S., Sustainable Real Estate Development, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, New York, NY
  • B.A., Architecture, University Autonomous of Santo Domingo (UASD), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
Portrait of Cameron Cullen

Cameron Cullen Marketing Coordinator

As a Marketing Coordinator, Cameron helps coordinate marketing efforts at Denham Wolf. He manages Denham Wolf’s social media activity, assists in creating marketing collateral, and conducts research on the needs of the nonprofit community. Cameron is passionate about storytelling, real estate, and the nonprofit community.

Before joining Denham, Wolf Cameron assisted in developing a social media startup AROUNDU, where he produced social media and commercial campaigns directed at college students. Cameron has worked with Doctors Without Borders, Seeway Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity. Cameron holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University, where he studied film and television production.

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    Education & Affiliations

  • B.A. Cinematography and Film/Video Production, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Member, SMPS
Portrait of Lauren Davis

Lauren Davis Senior Transactions Manager

Lauren joined Denham Wolf in 2014 with significant experience in the negotiation of real estate transactions for the governmental sector. Within the Transaction Services team, Lauren works closely with the firm’s project managers, principals, and directly with clients to provide a range of essential services including brokerage and strategic planning.

Lauren honed her skills in financial analysis, lease documentation, and team and vendor management while working at DTZ, a UGL Company in Washington, DC. As Associate Transactions Manager, Lauren’s work at DTZ involved the procurement and securing of leases for the General Services Administration of the United States Government. In managing this multi-million dollar national account, Lauren was responsible for transactions totaling 500,000 SF of office and warehouse space. Lauren’s work for the GSA, combined with a strong interest in the performing arts, led to her desire to join the Denham Wolf team.

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    Education & Affiliations

  • B.A. in Psychology, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Licensed New York State Associate Real Estate Broker
Portrait of Eve Dilworth Rosen

Eve Dilworth Rosen Head of Marketing

In the role of Head of Marketing, Eve guides the firm’s efforts to engage new clients and celebrate Denham Wolf’s commitment to mission-driven organizations. From a young age, Eve has been highly engaged in the promotion of social and environmental justice. Denham Wolf’s focus on leveraging real estate in support of organizational missions combines Eve’s passion with her substantial professional experience in the built environment.

Eve holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from Parsons School of Design and studied Urban Policy and Administration at CUNY’s Brooklyn College, where her research focused on equality of efficacy in public policy. She has spent the last decade working to expand and amplify the conversation on justice, sustainability, and innovation in the built environment–first at Metropolis Magazine and then at AIA New York.

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    Education & Affiliations

  • BFA, Photography, Parsons School of Design
  • MA candidate, Urban Policy and Administration, CUNY Brooklyn College
  • Member, SMPS
  • Member, Be Social Change
Portrait of Emily Fitzgerald

Emily Fitzgerald Project Controller

As Denham Wolf’s Project Controller, Emily works closely with the firm’s Project Managers to assure quality and consistency in our services as we manage a client’s capital project. Emily is dedicated to meticulously managing project accounting for each client. She diligently reviews vendors’ invoices and follows up as needed to ensure the correct amounts and backups are submitted. Emily has taken a significant role in preparing reimbursement packages for capital grants and coordinating documents for construction loan drawdowns. Specifically, Emily coordinates project accounting in addition to supporting the preparation of progress reports to clients, funders, and lenders.

Emily’s past work experience comprises several positions for mission-driven organizations in New York City’s nonprofit sector, including a homeless services provider and institutions in both K-12 and higher education. In her roles for these organizations, Emily regularly developed and maintained a variety of budgets, ensured compliant use and reporting on public funding sources, assessed the financial health of specific projects, initiatives, or departments, and made recommendations for sustainably improving financial performance, among other responsibilities that supported operational effectiveness.

Emily’s commitment to strengthening communities extends far beyond her professional positions. While working toward her MBA, Emily began serving as Policy Council Representative for Head Start, a program that promotes school readiness of children under five years of age from low-income families, which is administered within the United States’ Department of Health and Human Services. She has also volunteered in support of refugee resettlement in Vermont and briefly provided English instruction for women and children in Canoa, Ecuador.

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    Education & Affiliations

  • M.B.A., Champlain College, Burlington, VT
  • B.A., Wagner College, New York, NY
  • Certificate in Emerging Leaders in Non-Profits Pace & Baruch College, New York, NY
Portrait of Gisela Garrett

Gisela Garrett Interim Operations and Hiring Manager

Gisela leads Denham Wolf’s recruiting and hiring efforts and coordinates other human resources activities and the firm’s internal operations. Gisela previously worked for Denham Wolf in marketing and operations capacities, and she is proud to put that institutional knowledge into the firm’s continued growth and evolution.

Gisela’s prior experience with professional services providers in the building industry includes marketing, communications, or human resources-focused engagements with Perkins&Will, Avison Young, Beyer Blinder Belle, and BKSK Architects. Out of the office, she serves on the board of directors for City Growers, an educational nonprofit that connects New York City’s youth to the environment through rooftop farms and other unconventional venues. Gisela has previously held pro bono leadership positions with the Open Architecture Collaborative’s New York Chapter, the International Interior Design Association’s New York Chapter, and the Risk & Reconstruction Committee of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York.

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    Education & Affiliations

  • B.A. in Visual Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Certificate in Corporate Communication, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Secretary, Board of Directors of City Growers
Portrait of Gene Goldstein-Plesser

Gene Goldstein-Plesser Senior Associate

With nine years of professional experience in nonprofit leadership and real estate analysis, Gene’s versatile toolkit is a valuable asset for the Transaction Services and Development Services teams at Denham Wolf. Gene’s background in data analysis, market research, client services, and nonprofit management enables him to support Denham Wolf clients facing a diverse array of challenges. In particular, his experience working with nonprofit boards and executives enables him to see real estate opportunities through the eyes of nonprofit leaders.

During his tenure at Denham Wolf, Gene has managed several complex consulting assignments for a variety of non-profit organizations seeking data-driven strategic guidance in managing their real estate assets. He has also helped expand Denham Wolf’s work in the affordable housing sector, assisting non-profit housing developers with site acquisition challenges.

Gene’s previous real estate consulting work included market analyses for non-profit housing developers, due diligence work for a variety of real estate investment firms, and the creation of a novel residential supply and demand model for the San Francisco Bay Area using all original data. Gene’s nonprofit background includes over three years of operations, strategy, and fundraising work for organizations pursuing social change through education, advocacy, and community organizing, including Keshet, a Jewish LGBTQ+ advocacy organization.

Gene holds an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies and Political Science from Brown University. His award-winning honors thesis included original research into conflicts over historic preservation in Providence, Rhode Island. Gene also holds a master’s degree in Conflict Management from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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    Education & Affiliations

  • B.A. Urban Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • M.A. Conflict Management, The Hebrew University of of Jerusalem
  • Licensed New York State Real Estate Salesperson
  • Member, ULI
Portrait of Hector Pineda

Hector Pineda Project Manager

As a Denham Wolf Project Manager, Hector lends his abilities to several critical efforts contributing to successful project delivery. His typical responsibilities include leading the selection of project team members and other vendors required for design and construction projects; monitoring vendors’ adherence to the client’s goals, government regulations, funding requirements, and other certifications/standards; and acting as a liaison between team members, vendors, the client, and Denham Wolf. Hector works closely with members of the Project Management Services group and the firm’s other service lines, applying her expertise to benefit several Denham Wolf clients.

Hector has over a decade of experience in the Real Estate industry. Having worked as a Project Manager in Real Estate Development on the West Coast and the East Coast, he successfully managed all phases of Real Estate Development for large-scale tenant improvements and new construction projects. In addition to managing development projects, Hector has operations and facilities management experience. He is an effective communicator and believes that an essential element of being a great leader is to motivate a team and invest in their growth and development. A successful team is a reflection of its leader, and it is a responsibility that he thrives on to achieve measurable results.

Hector holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a Minor in Law and will receive his Master’s degree in Real Estate Development from NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate this fall. He understands that learning is infinite and is the key to success. His goal is to put his education into practice to develop and shape sustainable communities.

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    Education & Affiliations

  • M.S., Sustainable Real Estate Development Candidate, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, New York, NY
  • B.A., Sociology, Law and Society, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • OSHA 30-Hour Certification- 360 Training
Portrait of Ronzard Innocent

Ronzard Innocent Director of Project Management

Ron has been a key member of Denham Wolf’s project management team since 2007. Drawing upon his extensive background in facilities planning, design and construction, Ron brings a sophisticated understanding of all aspects of the project management process to the firm and its clients.

As Director of Project Management, Ron leads the Project Management team’s key initiatives, pilots new business development efforts, and provides guidance to the firm’s Project Managers. His leadership and commitment to seamless delivery of quality services allow him to advance the team’s expertise in implementing major construction projects.

Ron’s expertise and commitment to community-driven projects are exemplified by his work with Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI). On behalf of CCCADI, he successfully implemented the acquisition and redevelopment of a former city firehouse into an interdisciplinary cultural center. The expansion involved managing the acquisition of City-owned property, gaining public approvals for the redevelopment plan, funding from public and private sources, and achieving LEED Gold certification. Located in East Harlem on 125th Street, the firehouse is both a City and National landmark.

Ron implemented the same level of management excellence for Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, where the organization opened the Diane L. Max Health Center. This new 14,000 square foot community healthcare center in Long Island City is PPGNY’s first facility in Queens and will be utilized as a prototype for PPGNY’s other health centers around the five boroughs. Ron’s project portfolio also includes the Brownsville Multiservice Family Health Center, and the Chinese American Planning Council.

Prior to joining Denham Wolf, Ron served as Project Manager for Partners Healthcare at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts. Ron is an active board member of Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy.

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    Education & Affiliations

  • M.S. in Real Estate Development, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, New York, NY
  • B.A. in Graphic Design and Communication, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • Ron has additional training in architecture from the Boston Architectural Center
  • Member, Board of Directors of Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy
  • Member, Project Management Institute NYC Chapter
Portrait of Jessica Stander

Jessica Stander Senior Project Manager

With more than 20 years of experience in architectural design and construction, Jessica’s expert knowledge of building designs and the implementation of innovative and practical solutions shines in her diverse portfolio of work. Her expertise in managing various project types, sizes, and clients showcases her prowess in serving as a vital asset to the nonprofit industry.

As a Senior Project Manager with Denham Wolf’s Project Management Services team, Jessica ensures an efficient process for all her projects. She leads clients through various solutions to secure and guarantee the successful completion of design and construction projects. Honing in on her commitment to serving community-based organizations, Jessica upholds Denham Wolf’s mission-first approach in all her endeavors.

In Jessica’s previous roles, she oversaw projects in various sectors, including Healthcare, Higher Education, Laboratories, Early Learning, and the Arts. Jessica holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Studio Art from Vassar College.

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    Education & Affiliations

  • M. Arch. Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • BA, Biology, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Registered Architect
Portrait of Christopher D. Turner

Christopher D. Turner Director of Transactions Services

As the Director of Denham Wolf’s Transaction Services practice group, Christopher leads the team in the planning, structuring, and negotiating of real estate transactions for the New York City nonprofit community. With over 15 years of brokerage experience, Christopher has advocated for a diversity of clients in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors and represented these organizations in a wide range of acquisition and disposition projects. His extensive knowledge of the industry strengthens the group’s client engagements, while his many years of organizational design and standards oversight experience ensure the effectiveness of the group’s operations.

Christopher has been involved in more than 8 million square feet of closed transactions and advisory assignments across the United States. Prior to joining Denham Wolf, Christopher primarily provided advisement on the acquisition and disposition of a wide range of investment, leasing, and financing assignments as a Senior Director at Colliers International. Christopher’s extensive transaction-based skillset also led him to work previously with London & Capital (L&C), Cushman & Wakefield, and the British Government. While at L&C, he was responsible for a diverse portfolio of properties, and his work included reinvigorating leasing activities across the portfolio focusing on under-performing buildings to maximize occupancy. As the Associate Director for Cushman & Wakefield’s Corporate Assets Group, Christopher provided consulting services to several organizations whose assets spanned the industrial, office, retail, and residential sectors. His past government experience includes real estate advisory and managerial roles, in both the health and justice sectors.

Christopher is the US Country Chair for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure, and construction. He is a member of ULI and a perennial mentor to ULI Young Leaders.

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    Education & Affiliations

  • Postgraduate Diploma, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London, U.K. (MRICS)
  • B.S. in Building Surveying, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, U.K.
  • USA Country Chair, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Licensed New York State Real Estate Salesperson
Portrait of Cameron Tuttle

Cameron Tuttle Associate

As an Associate Cameron works with Denham Wolf’s transaction services team providing financial and market analysis to aid Denham Wolf’s clients in strategic real estate planning, as well as property acquisition and disposition.

Cameron brings a passion for real estate and nonprofits to Denham Wolf as well as her experience as a Corporate Financial Analyst at K.Hovnanian, a leading national new home builder. Previous experience supporting real estate transactions and performing financial modeling at K.Hovanian combined with internships in the finance industry supporting Sales and Trading teams for Derivatives, Equities, and Fixed Income Research, give Cameron a diverse range of skills that she is able to draw on when supporting nonprofits and helping them further their mission. Cameron holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Lehigh University where she majored in Finance with a focus on Real Estate.

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    Education & Affiliations

  • B.S. in Business and Economics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Licensed New York State Real Estate Salesperson
Portrait of Stephen Weinstein

Stephen Weinstein SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Stephen joined Denham Wolf’s project management team as a seasoned expert in New York City’s building industry. As Senior Project Manager, he leads Denham Wolf clients through a variety of multi-faceted design and construction projects, serving as a natural extension and reinforcement of the nonprofit’s internal leadership. In this role, Stephen ensures streamlined coordination across a capital project’s team members, vendors, funders, lenders, and project beneficiaries, therefore empowering the project’s progress against plan. He is committed to keeping mission central to each project, while simultaneously balancing its many competing priorities.

With past professional experience as both an external service provider and an internal project resource, Stephen is skilled at bridging communications between and across organizations. His diverse experience includes a variety of project types, project sizes, and nonprofit sectors, with past clients ranging from major academic medical centers to the Museum of Modern Art. For the latter, Stephen supported the institution in the most extensive capital project in its history, including 250,000 square feet of renovation work and 400,000 square feet of new construction. In addition, he has guided the planning and implementation of multiple office relocation or consolidation projects, led the renovation of highly regulated behavioral health space, and overseen the expansion and renovation of one of the largest Emergency Departments in Manhattan.

Through Stephen’s 20+ years of experience in the planning, design, and construction in healthcare, cultural, educational, and corporate environments, he has developed deep expertise across the entire lifecycle of a real estate project. A Brooklyn native, Stephen is OSHA certified and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brooklyn College.

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    Education & Affiliations

  • B.S. in Accounting Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY
  • OSHA 10-Hour Certification
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