August 21, 2018
Kate Van Tassel brings substantial experience to Denham Wolf Real Estate Services, expanding the company’s expertise and empowering more nonprofits to adopt a mission-first approach to real estate.
NEW YORK, NY – August 21, 2018 – Denham Wolf has named Kate Van Tassel Director of Development Services. In her new role, Van Tassel will lead a highly collaborative practice group in the assessment, structuring, and negotiation of real estate development opportunities for New York City nonprofits. Van Tassel has over a decade of large-scale planning and project management experience in the real estate industry, most recently with the NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC).
“Kate’s diverse experience with New York City projects makes her a valuable addition to our team,” said Jonathan Denham, co-president of Denham Wolf. “Her active engagement with local real estate development and the nonprofit sector will strengthen Denham Wolf’s reach and enhance our capacity for positive community impact.”
Kate is an experienced city planner with a history of successfully managing and executing complex projects. As a Vice President of the EDC, she worked as a liaison between architects, engineers and real estate professionals to facilitate the implementation of multi-million-dollar community development projects in New York City, specifically projects geared towards stimulating public and private investment. Denham Wolf’s Development Services practice group, which Van Tassel will lead, helps its nonprofit clients determine the viability and mission impact of a potential development project and then prepare for undertaking such a project.
“Since founding Denham Wolf in 1998, we have been committed to providing a full range of real estate consulting services to nonprofit organizations,” said Paul G. Wolf, co-president of Denham Wolf. “Kate’s work at the EDC demonstrates her ability to provide strategic direction on large-scale real estate development projects and to see them through completion. We are excited for Kate to bring this kind of thinking to Denham Wolf, as we help clients to ensure vibrant futures throughout New York City.”
Before joining EDC, Kate worked in a managerial position at Sustainable South Bronx among other civic positions, including a fellowship with the City of Chicago. She holds an MCP from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received her BS magna cum laude in Chemistry with a specialization in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Virginia.
About Denham Wolf Real Estate Services
An essential resource for New York City’s nonprofit community, Denham Wolf Real Estate Services provides expertise in transactions, development, and project management. Through these integrated services, the firm empowers organizations to take a thoughtful, mission-first approach to real estate. Denham Wolf has partnered with hundreds of diverse nonprofit organizations since its founding in 1998, shaping millions of square feet across New York City.