Sam Charney is a real estate professional whose project planning, design skills, construction management, and development experience make him one of New York City’s most respected and dynamic young developers. From 2004 to 2012 he developed over 1 million square feet of commercial office space and residential apartments for Two Trees Management Co. LLC serving in the role of lead project executive and co-head of acquisitions. Additionally, he was a co-founder of Two Trees’ construction company GreenStar Builders LLC and self-performed all of their Brooklyn-based projects from acquisition through lease-up.
Sam is currently developing over two million mixed-use square feet in Long Island City, Williamsburg, and Gowanus for his own company Charney Companies. He has been featured and interviewed by several of the industry’s leading publications and is a guest lecturer at the Schack Institute of Real Estate at New York University. Sam sits on the boards of both The Brooklyn Public Library and Pursuit, a 501C3 based in Long Island City focused on adult education and job training. In 2006, he won Brooklyn Building Awards for his work on the West Elm Corporate Offices and Waterfront Media Headquarters at 45 Main Street and took home an additional award for his national historic registry gut renovation of 164 Atlantic Avenue in 2008. In 2012 Sam was awarded the prestigious NYU Bart Lawson Award for Humanitarianism for his work with blind athletes and in 2017 his first solo Development “The Jackson” at 11-51 47th Avenue won the Queen’s Chamber of Commerce Award for Best New Multifamily Building.