Reckson Appoints New Director of Architectural Services
In his new post, Mr. Holst is responsible for providing high quality, sustainable architectural advisory services to tenants occupying spaces in the company's five million-square-foot, Class A commercial office portfolio, comprised of properties located in Westchester, Connecticut and New Jersey.
Working directly with leasing and property management, Mr. Holst's mandate is to assist existing tenants wishing to expand and/or renew, as well as incoming new tenants, with space planning and conceptual/architectural design.
"We are very excited that Matt has joined our team to advise tenants on how to best to design office space in order to achieve maximum operating efficiencies," said John Barnes Senior Vice President and Senior Director of Reckson, who added that Mr. Holst is taking over the post most recently held by Jason Black who was just promoted to Director of Sustainability for SL Green's entire 57-property portfolio of owned, managed and/or leased buildings.
"Clearly a rising star, Matt is an extremely talented, creative, former senior associate of leading northeast architectural firm Fletcher Thompson where he earned the distinction of becoming the youngest senior associate and partner in the firm's 100-year history. He has over a decade of experience in providing programming and feasibility analysis through site planning and construction on commercial, institutional, educational and residential projects."
Among his noteworthy projects are: the complete interior renovation, exterior re-cladding, façade re-design and renovation of Reckson's Landmark Square, Stamford, CT; and BIC Corporation's new 150,000-square-foot consumer products office building in Shelton, CT.
Mr. Holst's professional affiliations include National Council of Architectural Registration Board, American Institute of Architects, and Sigma Beta Delta, an international honor society in business, management and administration. He earned an MBA degree from University of New Haven, a BA degree in architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology, and is a licensed architect LEED accredited professional, BD+C.
About SL Green Realty Corp.
SL Green Realty Corp., New York City's largest office landlord, is the only fully integrated real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is focused primarily on acquiring, managing and maximizing value of Manhattan commercial properties. As of March 31, 2011, SL Green owned interests in 57 Manhattan properties totaling more than 32.0 million square feet. This included ownership interests in 24.6 million square feet of commercial properties and debt and preferred equity investments secured by 7.4 million square feet of properties. In addition to its Manhattan investments, SL Green holds ownership interests and debt and preferred equity interests in 33 suburban assets totaling 7.3 million square feet in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester County, Connecticut and New Jersey, along with five development properties in the suburbs encompassing approximately 499,221 square feet.