Stephen Starensier

Stephen Starensier

New York, NY, US



Real Estate Professional with a Highly Diversified Background.   Participated in over $3,000,000,000 in Subsidy and Market Rate Analysis, Inspection, Development, Due Diligence and Construction.



SMS Real Estate Consulting, New York, NY, President

• Consultant providing feasibility, construction administration, finance, capital budgets, contracts and due diligence.
• Owners’ Rep, disaster emergency responder and temporary director for NYC portfolio of the REIT AIMCO.
• Conducted NYC high-rise Local Law 11 and multiple platform construction and asset redevelopment work.
• Redeveloped base construction contracts and standard NYC project specifications.
• Conducted financial analysis and planning for the retailer Urbana and the builder Gryphon Development.
• Hurricane Sandy volunteer inspector.

Mar 2012 - current

Hope Community Inc, New York, NY, Director of Real Estate Development

• Member of senior management team administrating a non-profit real estate organization.
• Responsible for acquisitions, feasibility, development, due diligence and construction administration.
• Successfully acquired or developed, restructured, recapitalized 11 partnerships constituting 32 buildings.
• Asset and construction improved the 74 residential building and 40 commercial storefront portfolio.
• Established, designed and implemented annual building-by-building capital needs assessments program.
• Fueled growth from $0 in 2005 to cumulative $74,6000,000 in development and construction in 2011.

Jan 2005 - Feb 2012

Gryphon Development Inc, Summit, NJ, Operations Manager

• Planned, directed and built luxury residential projects for a design/build development/construction company.
• Second in command to the President.
• Conducted cost estimating, tracked all projects, materials, labor, lead times, and coordinated all installations.
• All projects developed to a very high degree of finish for exclusive private clientele.

May 1999 - Dec 2004

SMS Consulting, New York, Indianaoplis, Charlotte, Principal

• Consultant providing commercial office, retail and multifamily acquisitions, financial analysis, construction services.
• Conducted development risk analysis and mitigation, construction workouts, wrote contracts and specifications.
• Established and implemented improved financial analysis and construction tracking techniques, disposition paths, and financial models for $140,000,000 (1999 $) in development.

Apr 1993 - Apr 1999

Various, Chester NJ, Houston, New York, Director, Architect, Analyist

• Director of CH&C, a high-density residential developer.
• Architect participating in specification and construction of large scale commercial projects in the USA and the Middle East.
• Construction Analyst for Valcon Consultants Inc, a commercial development consulting organization.
• Client list includes Aetna, Chase, Westinghouse, Teachers Credit, USA Department of State and Columbia Un. professors.

Jan 1993 - Jan 1993


University of Pennsylvania, Philadephia, Bachelors, Fine Art & Art History

Fine Art & Art History

Jan 2013 - current

New York University School of Continuing Education, NY, AIA Continuing Ed

Contuning Education in real estate law, building codes, finance, green and sustainable, LEED

Jan 2013 - Jan 2013

Columbia University, NY, Masters, Real Estate Development

Real Estate Development

Jan 2013 - Jan 2013

Columbia University, NY, Masters, Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation

Jan 2013 - Jan 2013

Columbia University, NY, Masters, Architecture


Jan 2013 - Jan 2013


Kinnie Traveling Scholarship, 1st Place

Columbia University School of Architecture
Kinnie Traveling Scholarship


Areas of Specialization 


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