Principal

Sam Charney

Sam Charney is a real estate professional whose project planning, design / development skills, construction management, general contracting and development experience make him one of New York City’s most respected and dynamic young developers. Since 2004 he has developed over 1 million square feet of commercial office space and residential apartments for Two Trees Management Co. LLC and his own company Charney Construction & Development LLC.

During his time with Two Trees, Sam and his team were entrusted with the company’s Brooklyn acquisitions and lead them from acquisition through the approvals and design development process all the way to lease up / sales.

Sam 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. In 2006, he won Brooklyn Building Awards for West Elm and Waterfront Media, and took home an additional award for 164 Atlantic in 2008. In 2012 Sam was awarded the prestigious NYU Bart Lawson Award for Humanitarianism for his work with blind athletes.

Chief Operating Officer

Justin Pelsinger

Justin Pelsinger is Chief Operating Officer of Charney Construction and Development. He brings extensive experience in project management, investment analysis, underwriting and equity/debt structuring. Prior to joining Charney Construction and Development, Justin was a Senior Associate with GFI Development Company and an Analyst with Moin Development Corporation where he managed over 500,000 square feet in development projects throughout New York City. 

 Justin was honored as a recipient of the Commercial Observer's “Top 30 under 30 of Commercial Real Estate.”  He has authored numerous industry-focused publications and has spoken on issues relating to real estate development at the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate.

 Justin earned his bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University and his master’s degree in Real Estate Finance from New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.  He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, REISA and Construction Management Association of America.