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PO Box 770820, Florida, 34107, United States
About James Stuckey
James Stuckey, President and CEO of Verdant Properties, LLC®, has a long history of leading businesses to success. According to James Stuckey, Staten Island-based Verdant Properties develops properties for a variety of projects, including residential, office, retail, and mixed-use developments. For James Stuckey, it follows many years of development experience.
Early in his professional career, James Stuckey was appointed president of the New York City Public Development Corporation. Working with then-mayor Edward Koch, James Stuckey oversaw projects totaling $15 billion with developments that still dot the city’s skyline today. These projects included the Citibank Center and the Astoria Motion Picture Studio, among many others.
While in this position, James Stuckey caught the attention of Gronich & Company, a New York-based real estate development firm that later merged with Grubb & Ellis. Coming on board with Gronich & Company, James Stuckey served in commercial leasing and is perhaps best known for his work to restore the New Amsterdam Theater. In fact, following successful negotiations by James Stuckey, the New Amsterdam Theater became a venue for some of Disney’s most well known theatrical productions. His work on the World Trade Center’s Russian Trade and Cultural Center also earned James Stuckey the Most Ingenious Deal of the Year award.
After leaving Gronich & Company, James Stuckey joined the team at Forest City Ratner Companies, where he oversaw the development of such high-profile projects as the Harlem Center and the Hilton Hotel located in Times Square. Following the September 11 attacks, James Stuckey oversaw the construction of the first Class A office complex to be completed following the disaster. The complex became home to Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, a company that had formerly occupied one of the twin towers. James Stuckey also helped with relocating the Bank of New York after the disaster.
James Stuckey became the divisional dean of New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate, where he helped create a Master’s Degree program in real estate development at the school. During his tenure, James Stuckey also helped build the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment, a research program geared toward promoting research in order to develop sustainable practices in real estate and construction.
James Stuckey holds two master’s degrees—one from St. John’s University and the other from St. Joseph’s Seminary Institute for Religious Studies. Often lecturing at universities that include Harvard and Columbia, James Stuckey and his family reside in Florida, where he enjoys photography, bicycling, and music. In fact, James Stuckey is such a music aficionado that he’s able to play ten different instruments prolifically.
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