“I was the former head of real estate for the iconic Woolworth Building in New York City. I have known George Donohue for over 20 years since he was the head of real estate for the World Trade Center. I can attest to his honesty and deep real estate experience. He has excellent negotiating abilities and is someone you can trust. If you need real estate expertise, I highly recommend George Donohue and his firm.”
Former Director of Real Estate
The Woolworth Building
New York, New York
“I am a Director of the Carlton Group, a prominent real estate investment bank.
I’ve had very pleasant experiences working with IPG Real Estate. I have
known George Donohue, President of IPG for many years. He has over 30 years
of real estate experience and brings a great deal of insight to each
assignment. I find the professionals at IPG to be experienced and have
excellent market knowledge of all asset classes of properties. They are very
reliable and provide accurate and efficient services.
IPG professionals are accessible and accountable. IPG has extensive
networks in various industries, and they can surely provide value-added
services and insights for any company. I highly recommend IPG.”
560 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
“We came across IPG Real Estate in a time of need. Our previous, then current, real estate agent had us trapped into an unfortunate situation and we had to wait for our contract to end. While waiting, we contacted IPG to get their help once the contract expired. Teresa Vela-Hayes, the agent we worked with at IPG, was absolutely amazing and got the job done not only fast, but well. We recommend IPG to all of our friends and family, as well as anyone who is in need of real estate assistance. The contract to retain IPG is very straightforward and fairly written—we could have gotten out of it at any time for any reason but the thought never crossed our minds. Choosing IPG was truly one of the best decisions we ever made.”
Sheryl & James Dandorf
Campbell Hall, New York
“As a lawyer in New York it is important that I hire the best real estate people to help with the real estate aspects of the cases I worked on. I have worked with IPG Real Estate professionals and I have found them all to be dedicated to doing a good job, they are knowledgeable about the market and are extremely reliable. They are the company I recommend when real estate expertise is critical”
Douglas J. Pick, Esq.
Pick & Zabicki LLP
369 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1200
New York, New York 10017
212 695 6000 (ext. 223)
“One of the most important aspects of my law practice is getting the best professionals to work on my cases so I can achieve the best results for my clients. Working with IPG was a genuine pleasure. They understood the real estate aspects of my cases. They created an effective strategy, carried it out flawlessly and kept me apprised the whole way through. I would definitely use them again and would highly recommend them”
Joel M. Shafferman
Commercial Bankruptcy and Real Estate Attorney
Shafferman & Feldman LLP
137 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, New York 10010
“My organization The Silver Shield Foundation is a Manhattan-based not-for-profit organization that gives support to children and widows of policemen and firemen killed in the line of duty.
It is a well recognized organization started 34 years ago. Like all not-for-profits we are concerned about making every dollar count. When we hired IPG Real Estate we found them to be very reliable, attentive and sensitive to our specific needs. We highly recommend them to any not-for-profit or profit corporation.”
K. C. Fuchs
Chief Operating Officer
The Silver Shield Foundation
“As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Collegiate Church Corporation, I would like to personally thank you for your work with the Women’s Project. As you know, I also serve as Co-Chair of the Board and Treasurer of the Women’s Project. Your assistance with the Women’s Project theater space was helpful and much appreciated.
Founded in 1978, The Women’s Project was created to address the under-representation of women in American theater. Our organization is now the nation’s largest company dedicated to producing and promoting theater created by women.
We support two locations in Manhattan, the Women’s Project Theater and the City Center Stage II. As a not-for-profit organization, we work diligently to achieve the most from our budget. Your professional advice helped us identify opportunities to save on the cost of theater space in New York City. With your help, we were able to restructure our situation in order to save on operating cost. We are now able to allocate more dollars to developmental projects.
It is my pleasure to recommend you and International Properties Group as an effective team of professionals. From our initial meeting, you were attentive to our specific needs. The solutions you provided were effective in meeting our requirements for space; we were able to maintain our theater while reducing costs. Overall, your performance in difficult dispositions such as the Women’s Project is commendable.
On behalf of the Collegiate Church, the Women’s Project and myself, we thank you for your assistance. I look forward to working with you again in the near future.”
Collegiate Asset Management
500 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10110
“I am the Senior Vice President of Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC (“Berkadia”), a highly rated primary, master and special commercial mortgage servicer. I’ve had very pleasant experiences working with International Properties Group (“IPG”) on valuing distressed assets currently serviced by us. Most recently IPG completed a Brokers’ Opinion of Value service for over 30 assets at Berkadia that have a market value in excess of $200 million. George Donohue, President of IPG, has many years of real estate experience and personally oversees each assignment. I find the professionals at IPG to be experienced and have excellent market knowledge of all asset classes of properties nationally and globally. They are reliable on any project, and provide accurate and efficient services that helped my company to gain a better understanding of the true value of our assets. IPG professionals are accessible and accountable in the project. The cost of IPG’s services are commensurate with the amount of work and effort IPG professionals devote to each project. IPG has extensive networks in various industries, and it can surely provide you the same value-added services and insights for your company that they have provided Berkadia.”
Senior Vice President
Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, LLC
118 Welsh Road Horsham, Pennsylvania 19044
“Teresa Vela Hayes of IPG Real Estate was very helpful to us from the 1st time we met her. She was honest and very knowledgeable and always professional. She would always return my calls if I had any questions. I will recommend her to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a house.”
South Salem, Lewisboro, NY 10590.
“Teresa is very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and patient. We are first-time home buyers and she answered all of our questions and responded in a timely manner. Highly recommended!”
Annemarie and Jason Forgie
Town of Warwick, New York
“As President of Hudson Alley, Inc., I would like to personally thank you for your continued effort in providing real estate services for my firm’s assets.
You and your team have maintained a professional rapport with my firm. You are sensitive to my strategic plan and have adapted well to my priorities. I appreciate that you keep me abreast of opportunities that I may have not been aware of. Your team is continually working diligently to add value to my real estate portfolio – whether it is through leasing my space, marketing my properties per my requirements, etc.
International Properties Group professionals personify the qualities embedded in its logo – value, trust and expertise. Beyond working to proactively add value to my assets, I trust that your team keeps the best interests of my firm in mind. IPG has consistently demonstrated expertise in the real estate market. Through our multiple interactions, your experience with complex real estate situations is evident.
Overall, I have been pleased with the services IPG has provided and look forward to a continued relationship with the firm. I would be happy to recommend IPG to my colleagues and friends.”
Hudson Alley, Inc.
Manhattan, New York
“Please accept this letter as my sincere thanks for speaking at the Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers. It was our pleasure to host your lecture on Commercial Leasing.
As you know, the event had an impressive attendance. Your interactive speaking style made the seminar both informative and stimulating for our members. I received many positive comments from our members: you provided real-world examples, accurate answers to questions and discussion-based delivery. In fact, results of the seminar survey showed you as one the most highly rated speakers we’ve ever hosted.
The positive feedback from our members is of particular importance given the level of professional experience in the room. I appreciated that you surveyed the group early in your presentation to better understand your audience. You tailored presentation to our members, delving deeper into certain subject matter we’re all familiar with. Members also noted that they appreciated how you carefully explained topics that appraisers do not encounter regularly. Your customized presentation allowed members to fully understand the material covered and applied this new knowledge to their professional careers. It is my pleasure to recommend you as a professional speaker. ”
Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers
“As Executive Director of the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College – City University of New York, I would like to personally thank you for lecturing here. Your regular participation in our various courses adds value to our Institute’s mission by providing top instructors with real world experience for our students to learn from and interact with.
Your lectures at the New York State Salespersons’ License Course were well received by the students. Feedback from the students was terrific; students noted that you gave “practical examples and your experience in the field added significant value to the course”.
Our students always enjoy your eloquent speaking manner; they remain engaged throughout the course. You are effective in conveying the principles of real estate in New York to the students. Beyond delivering course material, you challenge students with stimulating questions and classroom debate.
It is my pleasure to recommend you as an innovative and competent lecturer. I am confident our graduates will enter their new real estate careers with a competitive edge that you, in part, have helped provide.
On behalf of our Institute, the college and myself, thank you for your continued commitment to our programs. We look forward to having you continue your involvement with us.”
Baruch College – City University of New York
“As former Deputy Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Chair of the Business Division at Mount Saint Mary College, I would like to personally thank you for your contributions to the graduate level education at the College.
Our MBA students thoroughly enjoyed your Writing for Business course. You have an innovative teaching style that engages students and fosters active classroom participation. Your industry experience added value to the course as your lived examples illustrated key topics. Feedback from students was excellent; many commented that your course was a highlight of the graduate experience at Mount Saint Mary.
Beyond your effective instruction style, students have referenced the writing skills they acquired in your as applicable in their careers. Skills such as brevity and directness in writing have served them in students’ job search and in their executive level roles.
On behalf of the Business Division at Mount Saint Mary College, it is my pleasure to recommend you as an outstanding graduate level professor. You were an asset to the MBA program. I look forward to working with you again.”
James L. Gearity, PhD
Mount Saint Mary College
“Must say the best book I have ever read on the topic [of negotiation] is Real Estate Dealmaking: A Property Investor’s Guide to Negotiating written by George Donohue who negotiated 90% of the twin towers prior to their destruction. Seen him in a seminar, the real deal! After reading that book my skills doubled! I honestly contribute the majority of my success on his principles!”
Real Estate Consultant
“If you are a serious real estate buyer, seller, landlord, tenant, property manager, or realty agent involved in negotiations, you will be at a severe disadvantage if you don’t study
Real Estate Dealmaking written by George Donohue….This is one of the few real estate books which cannot be recommended too highly. On my scale of one to 10, this superb book rates an off-the-chart 12.”
Robert J. Bruss
author, investment expert
and syndicated real estate columnist:
“Real Estate Q & A”