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Archive for August 2010

Recent Promotions Swig Equities

I am very proud of what Swig Equities has achieved during this difficult economic atmosphere, so it is my privilege to share with you the announcement of the promotions of Norman Zeller and Joe Caraciolo.

Joe Caraciolo and Norman Zeller Swig Equities Promotions

Joe Caraciolo and Norman Zeller Swig Equities Promotions

Norman, has been serving as Vice President and Director of Property Management for the firm’s commercial and residential properties for years and has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Director of Property Management for Swig Equities.

With over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, it is comforting to know that Norman is the force behind the Swig Equities management team. I have had the honor of working with Norman as he ascended the ranks of Swig Equities and this is a well deserved promotion.

In addition, Joe Caraciolo now serves as our Vice President and Director of Engineering and Construction Services. Joe has proven both his professional and creative skills as he has repeatedly exceeded all expectations in his previous role as Director of Engineering Services for Swig Equities. I am sure that the increase in responsibilities will provide Joe with a challenge that will see him, and the company, continue to grow from strength to strength.

This promotion is an obvious next step for Joe who has seen his career grow from being Chief Engineer on a nuclear powered submarine, to being Chief Engineer of our landmark, 34 story, 48 Wall Street property, and then to a management position.

I wish them both good luck and much success in their new roles.

Written by swigeq

August 25, 2010 at 8:09 am

The Municipal Art Society (MAS) – What an Amazing Organization!

The Municipal Art Society (MAS)

The Municipal Art Society (MAS)

The Municipal Art Society (MAS), on which I serve as a Board Member, is an amazing organization which works towards thoughtful and intelligent urban planning, design and preservation through education, dialogue and advocacy. MAS is involved with many politically challenging and cutting age projects and it is an honor for me to work with the MAS team who work so tirelessly.

This past June, I recently attended the annual meeting held in Brooklyn’s new waterfront park area, which was attended by architect David Childs of SOM who serves as the Chairman of MAS, and Vin Cipolla who serves a President, and many other impressive Board Members and Executives. At the Annual Awards ceremony and meeting we recognized the terrific programs that MAS supports and to whom MAS gave awards. MAS is definitely an association worth getting involved in if you take an active interest in New York City. A heartfelt thank you to all the organizers for an incredible annual meeting and event.

Written by swigeq

August 18, 2010 at 7:48 am

140 William Street

Recently, my company, Swig Equities, LLC, sold our property at 140 William Street, a boutique commercial office building in the FiDi (Financial District) neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. While the property was sold at a loss from its original purchase price, it was a good price in today’s market place. I wish the new owners, led by Chris Soukas, much success with their new investment.

Written by swigeq

August 9, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Cubs Game at Wrigley Field

On my trip to Chicago few weekends ago my friend and his wife and I walked from their  house to Wrigley Field to see the Chicago Cubs baseball team play against the Philadelphia Phillies.  It was thrilling to approach Wrigley Field and see it for the first time and then even more so to enter the stadium!
Although the temperature was scorching (upper 90’s with an equal number for the humidity), the day was wonderful!

Kent Swig goes to Cubs game at Wrigley Field
Kent M Swig at Wrigley Field

Written by swigeq

August 8, 2010 at 10:30 am

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