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Board

 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Chairman Charles B. Moss, Jr.
President Guy Gresham
Vice President Gemma Hart
Treasurer Marc Wieder
Secretary David A. Green
 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Frederick M. Friedman  Chairman Emeritus
Marion Garfield
Meryl Gassman
Les Marshak

 

Bios:

Charles B. Moss, Jr.

Charles B. Moss, Jr., is the third generation of a family-run, century-old real estate and entertainment company that is based in Manhattan and maintains office in Colorado.

Charley, as he likes to be called, is the grandson of the legendary vaudeville impresario B. S. Moss and the son of Charles B. Moss, Sr., a radio and television producer and movie theater owner. Together they’ve build a family dynasty that has made the Moss name synonymous with show business in New York.

In the entertainment business, where expectations are high, Charley has always stayed ahead of the marketplace. He produced both feature-length films and Broadway theater shows throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Today, Charley and his son, Ben Moss, make up Bow Tie Partners, a real estate and entertainment company that continues the Moss family tradition.

With headquarters on Broadway in Times Square, in the signature Bow Tie Building, Bow Tie Partners combines Charley’s love for the arts with this vision in real estate and architectural design. He often looks deep into the soul of a building whose day has come and passed and see what no other developer can imagine. He envisions, plans and resurrects the remnants of yesterday into spaces of new functionality and beauty.

Charley graduated from the University of Pennsylvania before earning an L.L.B. from the Boston University School of Law. He then attended the Harvard University Masters of Law Program and graduated from the Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program. The first job Charley held in the film industry was as a production assistant for E.U.E. Screen Gems.

Charley has served on the Board of Directors of Showscan Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded, multimedia entertainment company producing simulated film rides. He was also a Director of Robin Cinemas, a British corporation that owns and operates movie theaters in the United Kingdom. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Will Rogers Memorial Fund, the Toronto Film Festival and Variety, the Children’s Charity.

Among Bow Tie Partner’s most recent projects are Merrit 95. an elegantly renovated office building in a sylvan corner of Mitford, Connecticut, and Temple Square, a distinctive luxury apartment complex is downtown New Haven that features two restaurants and a spectacular five-screen, first run art cinema in a landmark location.

Guy Gresham

A native New Zealander, Guy leads BNY Mellon Depositary Receipts’ global investor relations advisory (GIRA) team. The team advises corporate clients on strategies for generating liquidity and capital markets visibility. The team has specialists located in the major financial centers of New York, London and Hong Kong.

Previous to BNY Mellon, Guy was a New York based IR consultant specializing in cross-border financial communications. Prior to working in New York he was with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) in Sydney working as a policy advisor.

Guy holds an honours degree in International Relations and Economics from Victoria University, New Zealand, a graduate certificate in public relations from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia and an MBA from the Samuel Curtis Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. Guy also serves on the board of the New York Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute.

Gemma Hart

Gemma is Vice President of Communications at Anheuser-Busch.

She specializes in supporting companies as they undergo significant change projects, including post-merger communications, operational restructurings and infrastructure development, and enjoys helping her clients to align cultures and reorganize operations while maintaining business continuity. Since she joined Brunswick in 2003, she has advised clients such as Hilton Worldwide, Mars Incorporated, HJ Heinz, Kraft Foods, Blackstone Group, Merck KGaA, Armstrong Industries and TowerBrook Capital Partners.

A British citizen, Gemma spent three years working in Brunswick’s London office before moving to New York in 2006. As a result, she brings an international perspective when helping her clients navigate the challenges of communicating with varied stakeholders around the world. Gemma started her career teaching English as a foreign language across Europe and has retained a love of different languages and cultures.

Gemma holds a joint honors degree from the University of Oxford and a masters from the Sorbonne in Paris. She lives in Manhattan with her husband.

David A. Green

David is an Executive Vice President of Colliers International. In addition to his considerable real estate expertise, he is both an attorney and a certified public accountant.

David utilizes his extensive background and knowledge base to provide his clients with a competitive advantage for each transaction. During his career, David has been successful in both the landlord and tenant representation areas, and has represented many prominent owners, as well as many high-profile tenants.

Prior to joining C&W, David was an Executive Vice President at CB Richard Ellis, formerly Insignia/ESG, having been with the firm since 1991.David also spent more than six years as Vice President and General Counsel for Solow Realty and Development Company, where he directed the leasing activities of 2 million square feet of office and retail space in Manhattan, including, most notably, 9 West 57th Street.

In 2000, David was honored as a co-recipient of the Real Estate Board of New York’s most Creative Retail Deal of the Year Award for his work involving the leasing of the 105,000 square foot Toys ‘R Us flagship at 1530 Broadway in Times Square.

David is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York, The Stores Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York (former Chairman), The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association.

David resides with his wife, Karen, and their two children, Alexander and Rebecca, in Manhattan.

Frederick M. Friedman

A native of New York, Fred graduated from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University of Pennsylvania in June 1962, and started his career as a Certified Public Accountant.

Fred joined TDA Industries, Inc., in 1970 and is one of its two fifty (50%) percent owners/shareholders, as well as a director and executive officer of the Company and its subsidiaries. TDA Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, has been engaged in the wholesale distribution of roofing materials and related products, floor coverings and accessories, and plumbing, heating, electrical and industrial supplies; the processing and distribution of meat and related food products; and the manufacture, assembly, import and sales of electrical wiring devices, among other businesses; and, through a division and subsidiaries, operates an indoor/outdoor tennis facility and its real estate holdings and investment portfolios.

Fred is active in community and philanthropic activities. He is an active member of the Boards of Trustees of Variety Children’s Lifeline, Variety – The Children’s Charity (New York), the Natinoal Foundation of Facial Reconstruction, and the Boys and Girls Club of Queens, as well as an officer of these organizations.

Fred and his wife Susan have two daughters and one grandson. They enjoy participating in various cultural activities, skiing, sailing, and playing golf and tennis.

Les Marshak

Born: New York City
Education: High School of Music & Art (Music Major); B.S. from Columbia University (Pharmaceutical Sciences)

TV/Radio Announcer Career Highlights:
1961: While attending college, entered and won top prize in WABC Radio Disk Jockey Content. Appeared as guest DJ on various WABC programs.
1969: ABC Radio/TV Staff Announcer and Host of WABC Radio’s All Night Show.
1970-1977: Morning Show Host on WPIX-FM in New York
1977 – Present: Voice of Tony Awards Telecast for 20 Years (CBS TV); Voice of Academy Awards Telecast: 1992, 1994, 1996; Voice of Screen Actors Guild Awards Telecast; Voice of Annual Ford’s Theatre Gala in Washington, D.C. (current); Account on NBC’s Today Show (current); Narrator on Court TV’s “Psychic Detectives” Series; Voice-Over Announcer on Mac’s TV & Radio Spots (from 1986-2006).

Volunteer/Charities:
1984 – Present: Member of Board of Directors of Variety, the Children’s Charity and co-host of annual Telethon.
1988 – Present: Weekly Volunteer Reader at In Touch Radio Networks (Division of Jewish Guild for the Blind.)

Marc Wieder

Marc Wieder, CPA, is an accounting and audit partner at Anchin, Block & Anchin with over 25 years of experience servicing the accounting, business, and financial needs of real estate companies and their owners.

He has extensive experience in the area of federal, state, local, personal and business taxes. As Co-Practice Leader of the Real Estate Industry Group at Anchin, Marc routinely helps to shed new light into the complex world of taxation, particularly as it relates to selling and acquiring real estate.

Marc has written numerous articles on various real estate topics published in Real Estate Weekly, Real Estate New York, Real Estate Journal, Shopping Center Business, and other publications. He frequently lectures for large groups and currently writes a monthly column for Real Estate Weekly. He served for 10 years on the advisory board to the University of Buffalo Department of Accounting and Law.

Marc is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY). Marc is on the boards of The Fashion Center Business Improvement District and Variety the Children’s Charity.


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