Our Team

Gary D. Curry

President

Mr. Curry provides real estate consulting and brokerage services to the New York City School Construction Authority as part of their new capital plan and he provides ongoing consulting services for the Empire State Development Corporation on the Atlantic Yards residential Project.

Mr. Curry is currently serving as a Sub consultant to the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery Services on the Hurricane Sandy Project for the metropolitan area and a consultant to Greater Jamaica Development Corporation/ New York City Economic Development Corporation on their Station Plaza and Atlantic Avenue Extension projects. Previously a consultant to the New York City Economic Development Corporation for their Willets Point Redevelopment project and their Downtown Brooklyn Willoughby Square project, where he is responsible for overseeing the relocation efforts of the commercial tenants   Mr. Curry also worked on the ARC Tunnel project for the Port Authority of NY and NJ as a sub-contractor, where he directed the relocation and property management efforts for the project and he has also consulted for Monroe College on their real estate acquisitions and leasing requirements..  Mr. Curry has extensive experience with the intricacies of eminent domain properties and adhering to federal and state regulations

Harnessing over 25 years experience in real estate, Mr. Curry has spearheaded numerous projects.  His expertise covers a broad array of sectors including private, not-for-profits and government agencies where he assists them with their current real estate requirements.  Some clients include: New York Urban League, Women’s Prison Association, Center Against Domestic Violence, Productive Business Solutions, Therapeutic Communities, Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation, Bedford Stuyvesant Health Center, and many others. Within the private sector, Mr. Curry has worked with a number of clients in the metropolitan area and most recently completed a significant consulting assignment for Forest City Ratner Company on their Brooklyn (Barclays) Arena Project.

In previous years Mr. Curry worked as a consultant for the Economic Development Corporation on several projects such as Hudson Yards Project / Metropolitan Transit Authority Number 7 Subway Extension, the Bronx Terminal Project, Bush Terminal Industrial Complex, and the Metrotech Development Project which included 4.5 million square feet of newly renovated office and retail space.

Mr. Curry has worked and continues to work on various projects with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) including: the Second Avenue Subway, East Side Access, Grand Central Station, Ridgewood Queens Rail and Bus Terminal, the 63rd Street Subway Tunnel Extension, and the Fulton Street Transit Hub.

Mr. Curry has worked on one of the four joint venture teams representing the City of New York Department of General Services, Division of Real Estate Services where his responsibilities included analyzing the portfolio of various agencies to identify areas of potential savings, implementing a plan of renegotiations, consolidations and relocations.  The portfolio is comprised of approximately 4 million square feet of leased office, commercial, industrial and hybrid spaces in all five boroughs.

Additionally, Mr. Curry served as a consultant to the Empire State Development Corporation on the 42nd Street Development Project where he was responsible for overseeing the relocation of over 300 commercial tenants and negotiating new commercial and retail leases. Mr. Curry previously worked with Joseph P. Day Realty Corp. as a commercial real estate broker in the New York area. While at Joseph P. Day, Mr. Curry cultivated a strong client base that included law firms, accounting firms and Wall Street corporations.

A graduate of Long Island University and Leadership New York, Mr. Curry is a New York State licensed real estate broker and a member of several organizations including: Real Estate Board of New York, the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association and International Right of Way Association. Mr. Curry is an advisory board member of the African-American Real Estate Professionals of New York and has served on the executive board of the Flatbush YMCA.

 

Terry Stanley

Senior Development Adviser 

Mr. Stanley currently serves as a development consultant at Cornerstone Group. Formerly a development advisor at U3 Advisors, Mr. Stanley assisted on select assignments, contributing his significant expertise in project management, master planning, acquisitions, complex urban real estate development, not-for-profit development, and public private development.

Terry Stanley has a wide range of experience in real estate development, acquisitions, project management and master planning. From 2010 through 2012, Terry Stanley was New York Asset Manager for the owners of Central Parking Systems (now merged with Standard Parking), the nation’s largest parking garage company. For Central Parking, Mr. Stanley oversaw garage dispositions—he directed the sale of ten New York City garages as part of a corporate de-leveraging strategy. He directed land assemblages using garages as a means to create real estate value, negotiated space leases, and directed structural and cosmetic improvements associated with garage permit renewals.

As former Director of Development at The World Wide Group, Mr. Stanley was responsible for over $1 billion in complex urban development projects, ranging the renovating a former nurse’s residence into New York City’s first green public school to spearheading an RFP response that resulted in award of a 750,000 SF project in Midtown Manhattan.  Mr. Stanley secured the anchor tenancy of Whole Foods Market in that Project, and led negotiations with the City and the local community.

Previously, Mr. Stanley was a Partner at Washington Square Partners where he specialized in providing real estate advisory services to not-for-profit organizations including the Mark Morris Dance group, The Forward Association, the 42nd Street Development Corp and many others.

Earlier, Mr. Stanley served as Director of Development for Forest City Ratner Companies in New York City, where he helped re-merchandise a troubled urban shopping mall and also managed a $100 million renovation project for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Both of these projects are located in downtown Brooklyn.

Prior to joining Forest City, Mr. Stanley worked for the New York City Public Development Corporation on development and restoration projects including the South Street Seaport project in lower Manhattan and subsequently, the highly successful $1 billion MetroTech development in downtown Brooklyn.

Mr. Stanley received his BA from the University of Chicago and his MBA and MS in Urban Planning from Columbia University.