Sam Charney is a real estate professional whose project planning, design skills, construction management, and development experience make him one of New York City’s most respected and dynamic young developers. From 2004-2012 he developed over 1 million square feet of commercial office space and residential apartments for Two Trees Management Co. LLC serving in the role of lead project executive and co-head of acquisitions. Additionally he was a co-founder of Two Trees’s construction company GreenStar Builders LLC and self-performed all of their Brooklyn based projects from acquisition through lease up.
Sam is now developing close to half a million mixed use square feet in Long Island City and Williamsburg for his own company Charney Construction & Development. He has been featured and interviewed by several of the industry’s leading publications, and is a guest lecturer at the Schack Institute of Real Estate at New York University. In 2006, he won Brooklyn Building Awards for his work on the West Elm Corporate Offices and Waterfront Media Headquarters at 45 Main Street, and took home an additional award for his national historic registry gut renovation of164 Atlantic Avenue in 2008. In 2012 Sam was awarded the prestigious NYU Bart Lawson Award for Humanitarianism for his work with blind athletes.