January 31, 2023
Denham Wolf Real Estate Services announces the appointment of Ronzard J. Innocent and Christopher D. Turner as the firm’s newest shareholders.
Today, leading nonprofit real estate advisor Denham Wolf announces the most significant organizational restructuring in the firm’s history – as it celebrates its 25th anniversary – with the appointment of Ronzard (Ron) J. Innocent and Christopher D. Turner as shareholders of the firm. Their new roles as Managing Directors and Principals reflect their promotions from their respective roles as Director of Project Management and Director of Transaction Services. Both professionals have a demonstrated track record of commitment and outstanding results for Denham Wolf's clients and the city's nonprofit community.
As it looks ahead to the next 25 years, Denham Wolf views this evolution as an essential operational shift in elevating the next generation of firm leadership, ensuring the long-term viability and growth of one of the city's most respected and knowledgeable mission-driven real estate firms.
“This announcement marks a tremendous new chapter for Denham Wolf as we support new leadership at the firm, to help chart a course for the future," says Paul Wolf, CEO. "Ron and Christopher are both fierce advocates for our clients, exceptional mentors to their teams, and true standard-bearers for our mantra, “mission leads; real estate follows.”
As Principal, Christopher D. Turner will continue to lead and expand Denham Wolf's Transaction Services practice group focusing on planning, structuring, and negotiating real estate transactions for the New York City nonprofit community. In this role, he leverages 22 years of experience in corporate commercial real estate and brokerage for major national and international players, including Cushman & Wakefield, Colliers International, and the British Government. This experience allows him to support nonprofits' short and long-term goals by helping them understand a myriad of deal types and enables him to navigate complex transactions with both creativity and deep analysis.
As US Chair of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, member of YMWREA, REBNY and ULI New York’s NEXT and mentor programs, Turner plays an active role in promoting best practice in the commercial real estate industry and supporting the growth of aspiring real estate professionals.
In his expanded role, Ron Innocent will continue to apply his years of project management experience to overseeing all aspects of Denham Wolf's Project Management service offering, including preliminary planning, funding, and financing; permitting and approvals; bidding; construction; and the various phases of design, construction, closeout, and occupancy through to post-project marketing. During his 15-year tenure with Denham Wolf, Innocent has led more than $1 billion worth of capital projects consisting of a wide range of building typologies.
Innocent also serves on the Board of Directors for Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy and helped the organization secure its permanent location in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood.
Ron and Christopher were recently named to Crain's New York's 2022 list of Notable Leaders in Real Estate.
This suite of integrated perspectives across the three principals spanning corporate real estate, in-house experience, public development and funding, and an intimate understanding of New York City's nonprofit sector makes Denham Wolf uniquely positioned to serve clients. It well positions the firm to help nonprofits navigate a period of continued uncertainty as they emerge from the pandemic.
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.