A Salient Redevelopment Opportunity for the Nation's Largest Adolescent Care Agency Covenant House

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Covenant House is a vital source of support and advocacy for runaway and homeless youth, providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, and supportive services. The roots of Covenant House’s 21 North American locations are in Manhattan, which remains home to the organization’s largest facility. As the need for capital improvements grew at this facility, Covenant House became eager to capitalize on the site’s rising property value and engaged Denham Wolf for guidance.

The Rebirth of an East Harlem Firehouse Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

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Founded in 1976, The Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) honors the diverse cultural contributions of communities from the African Diaspora through a range of exhibitions, performances, conferences, and artist residencies. Recognized as a catalyst for cultural and economic development, CCCADI was selected by The NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Department of Housing Preservation (HPD) to redevelop and occupy former municipal firehouse, Engine Company Number 36.

A New Haven for Women’s Health Services in Queens Diane L. Max Health Center

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Founded on the understanding that “Planning is Power”, Planned Parenthood supports the right of every individual to manage his or her own reproductive health. By providing community-based healthcare services, invaluable educational resources, and progressive public policy advocacy, the organization promotes the wellbeing of both individuals and families. When the organization’s local affiliate identified a shortage of women’s health services in Queens, Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) set out to open its first Article 28 health center in the borough. Denham Wolf supported PPNYC in managing the design and construction of this new facility.

An Off-Market Space Provides a Critical Opportunity for a Growing Theater The Public Theater @ 440 Lafayette Street

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Conceived in 1954, the Public Theater is committed to fostering new theater artists and advocating theater’s role in the framing of contemporary culture. The Public is celebrated for its production of Shakespeare and the classics, musicals, contemporary theater, and experimental pieces, all in equal measure, an approach that has supported the institution’s growth—and recently inspired the need to reevaluate its real estate portfolio.

An Unexpected Development Site for a Leading Special Education Provider Cooke School and Institute

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Founded in 1987 through a grassroots parent-led movement, the Cooke Center School and Institute serves children and young adults with special needs. The center’s ongoing growth led to its programs and operations being dispersed across four facilities in as many neighborhoods. Cooke engaged Denham Wolf to identify several scenarios that would allow for the full or partial co-location of its facilities. Ultimately, the firm supported Cooke in acquiring an 18,000 square foot development site.

An Inter-Generational Resource for Chinese-Americans in Flushing CPC Queens Community Center

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Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) is the nation’s largest Asian-American social services organization, providing over 60,000 New York City community members each year with a wide range of programs aimed at promoting social and economic empowerment. Faced with growing demand for programming, CPC partnered with Denham Wolf to construct a new 10-story facility in Flushing, Queens to respond to the needs of young children and senior citizens in the community.

A New Administrative Home for a Leading Disabilities Advocate and Service Provider CP of NYS Administrative Headquarters

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The Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State (CP of NYS) provides services for individuals with cerebral palsy and developmental disabilities as well as resources for their families. Impelled by an upcoming lease expiration at its Manhattan headquarters, CP of NYS partnered with Denham Wolf in an assessment of its long-term goal to assemble local clinical, housing, and administrative services under one roof. In addition, Denham Wolf served as broker and secured a new facility for CP of NYS.

The Nimble Negotiation of the Atlantic Theater's Stage 2 Stage II


Atlantic Theater Company is an award-winning Off-Broadway theater that produces great plays simply and truthfully utilizing an artistic ensemble. Founded in 1985 by David Mamet and William H. Macy, the theater was founded on the belief that the story of a play and the intent of its playwright are at the core of the creative process.

An Economic Ecosystem for the South Bronx The BankNote Building


Denham Wolf partnered with Taconic Investment Partners to redevelop the iconic BankNote Building in the South Bronx, transforming over 400,000 SF of industrial space into a vibrant hub for nonprofit and creative businesses. Though this major development project represented Denham Wolf’s first foray beyond our customary consulting and project management roles, it was a natural extension of our real estate work with nonprofits.

A Mission-First Roadmap for a Growing Ministry and its Historic Campus St. Luke in the Fields Block-wide Redevelopment


The Church of St. Luke in the Fields is a vibrant and inclusive Episcopal church known for its spiritual and social mission, brilliant choir, and beautiful block-wide campus. The Church has owned and occupied the block since the 1800s and recently looked to this real estate asset to support its growing programs and secure its financial future, with leadership from Denham Wolf.

A Second Facility for New York State's first Latino-led Charter School Amber II School Facility

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Led by the community-based Association of Progressive Dominicans (ACDP), Amber Charter School became the first Latino-led charter school in New York State in 2000. Fourteen years later, the school’s success inspired expansion plans, but site search challenges and a constrained budget hindered progress. With the start a new school year looming and 100 students arriving, Amber looked to Denham Wolf’s Project Management team to get prepared.

A New Act for the Opera Industry’s Greatest Resource The National Opera Center

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Founded in 1970, OPERA America is a national nonprofit organization committed to enriching the creation, presentation, and enjoyment of opera. Through a range of services that support individual artists, organizational sustainability, and audience development, OPERA America strives to create a vibrant culture within which the art of opera can truly flourish. During the organization’s relocation from Washington D.C. to New York City, and subsequent expansion, Denham Wolf served as an indispensable partner.

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