Denham Wolf’s Ronzard Innocent and Christopher Turner Recognized on Crain’s New York’s 2022 Notable Leaders in Real Estate List
NEW YORK – November 14, 2022 – Today, Crain’s New York named Ronzard (Ron) Innocent, Director of Project Management, and Christopher Turner, Director of Transaction Services, of Denham Wolf Real Estate Services to the 2022 list of Notable Leaders in Real Estate. Both Innocent and Turner are being honored among esteemed peers for their unrivaled ability to develop mission-driven real estate solutions for the nonprofit community across New York City and beyond.
“Ron and Christopher are two creative, dedicated, and influential leaders in the real estate industry, with a specialized skillset to serve nonprofit organizations in their search for sound real estate options,” said Paul Wolf, Co-Founder and President of Denham Wolf. “As Denham Wolf approaches our 25th anniversary, this recognition of two of our most tenured, executive-level team members reflects both the internal and external growth Ron and Christopher have brought to the firm.”
As Director of Project Management, Innocent works to ensure that a client’s physical space is fully reflective and supportive of its programs and mission. From preliminary planning, funding, and financing through to closeout and occupancy, Innocent brings a diligent and thoughtful approach to his leadership role. In his over 15-years at Denham Wolf, Innocent has led nearly $200 million worth of capital projects and made a lasting impact on the firm by expanding Denham Wolf’s recognition in numerous nonprofit sectors. Most recently, Innocent completed the renovation and modernization of two health centers for Planned Parenthood of Greater New York in Brooklyn and Queens; spearheaded the reopening of Symphony Space post-pandemic with countless upgrades to the space; and expertly renovated Church of the Epiphany’s historic sanctuary on the Upper East Side.
Innocent is also deeply invested in his community and serves as the secretary on the Board of Directors for the Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, an organization committed to providing African-based arts and cultural education in Crown Heights.
As Director of Transaction Services, Turner navigates complex real estate transactions and provides clients with more than traditional brokerage services. In every brokerage project, Turner secures optimal outcomes by defining client objectives, developing solutions-based approaches, and negotiating deals with clients’ best intentions in mind. Ultimately, he ensures that every transaction supports a client’s short- and long-term goals. As a leader at the firm, he has improved the quality of Denham Wolf’s financial analysis, reduced margin of error, improved efficiency, and given cross-discipline guidance—in the transactions, development, and project management services departments. To date, he has been involved in more than 8 million square feet of closed lease, sale, and financing transactions and advisory assignments across the US; notable among these was the sale of a landmark cathedral in Harlem to a developer who converted it into a nonprofit school, which made it possible to keep a beloved building in the community.
Turner also gives back to the real estate community through significant civic work. He is the US Chair for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Americas, an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) mentor program and ULI NEXT, and a mentor to numerous Denham Wolf employees.
Innocent and Turner’s inclusion in the Crain’s New York Business 2022 Notable Leaders in Real Estate list signals two careers that are growing steadily in partnership with their firm, which has been serving the nonprofit community since 1998.
About Denham Wolf Real Estate Services
An essential resource for the 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 and beyond. For more information, visit www.denhamwolf.com.