Practice Areas

UBS Arena
Elmont, New York


SPD often serves as the in-house development team for owners embarking on complex or atypical projects. We leverage first-hand experience and data acquired from a deep portfolio of completed work to manage risk on behalf of the owner.

Green Bay, Wisconsin


SPD Sports & Entertainment brings a holistic approach to real estate and venue development, recognizing the synergies that these elements have on the fan experience, franchise valuations and team business operations, as well as local and regional economies.

Practice Leader:
Michael Cantor

HSS - Kellen Tower
New York, New York


Special Projects bridges the gap between Advisory and Development Management providing a deeper analysis of development and construction activities on a customized basis. This work is often brought about by a distressed condition within a project and solutions range from direct oversight of the development team to resolving a specific design or construction challenge. We deploy a nimble, collaborative strategy to assist with special issues related to pre-construction, closeout or any phase in between.

Practice Leaders:
Geoff Butler
Anthony Frontino

NHL Headquarters
New York, New York


SPD provides a tailored approach to the visioning and execution of construction projects of virtually all types (i.e. commercial, residential, hospitality, industrial, healthcare, educational, etc.).Understanding the goals for the project and defining success  is the first priority, followed by coordination of the team throughout the design and construction process to final completion, often on a tight timeframe.

Practice Leader:
Shari Renzi

Brooklyn Navy Yard
Brooklyn, New York


SPD has successfully led and/or advised on numerous public-private partnerships as well as civic developments in New York and around the country. P3 Strategic Advisors has a roster of highly regarded professionals with both private and public sector experience in large-scale transformational projects. The complexity of these projects often requires extensive stakeholder collaboration and consensus.

Practice Leader:
David Ehrenberg

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
New York, New York


SPD understands that cultural, educational and institutional clients are unique because the primary goal of any project is to support the mission of the institution. Our Civic & Cultural practice serves diverse organizations including hospitals, museums, scholastic institutions and charitable causes that champion the underserved. We advise on financing and public funding, as well as government and external affairs.  

SPD provides advisory services to private foundations and family offices whose philanthropic pursuits include capital projects and real-estate initiatives. SPD establishes efficient governance and oversight to maximize and leverage the full potential of the investment.

Practice Leaders:
Joelle Byrer
Sandy Polsak

Belmont Park Retail Village
Elmont, New York


SPD is committed to supporting projects that feature sustainable elements of construction and benefit the communities surrounding these initiatives. We partner with organizations that provide sustainable solutions and conduct the cost/benefit analysis and oversight to ensure that green systems are integrated into new construction as well as new construction. We bolster our Advisory practice by bringing ESG- and energy-related code requirements into clear focus for our clients.

Practice Leader:
Alex Tilney

Raffles Back Bay
Boston, Massachusetts

SPD Advisory Group

SPD Advisory Group provides comprehensive evaluation of design and construction risk for complex real estate projects, during pre-development and once construction is underway. The majority of our clients are real estate investors who rely on our deep experience in all aspects of design, project management and development to vet the specifics of a project as if it were our own. We advise on potential challenges and recommend strategies to mitigate exposure at all stages of development, whether at the preliminary stages of design, during construction or towards the completion of a project.

Practice Leader:
Lisa Tilney