Ariel Garcia

Project Manager, Property Development


Ariel joined Artspace in the Fall of 2015 in the role of Project Manager in the Property Development department. With a background in urban planning and global real estate development, Ariel will be responsible for analyzing the financial feasibility of potential development opportunities, coordinating with City and State funding agencies, and overseeing the successful completion of Artspace projects.

Ariel graduated from New York University-Schack Institute of Real Estate with a Masters in Global Real Estate Development and CUNY-Hunter College with a Masters in Urban Planning.

In his previous role as Project Manager for the housing division of The Acacia Network, the 2nd largest Latino based non-profit in the country, Ariel was tasked with overseeing the development of various large-scale projects totaling well over $200 million in total development costs.

Ariel has extensive experience in all phases of project life cycles, which include pre-development, site acquisition, financing, construction oversight, project closing and loan conversions, tax credit recapturing (i.e. 8609s, etc.) and marketing.

Prior to enrolling at NYU Schack, Ariel assisted the Regional Director at New York Senator Charles E. Schumer’s office and the Regional Advocate at the Small Business Administration (SBA) developing a familiarity with federal, state and city governments in New York.

Additionally, Ariel was part of the planning team that worked on and developed the town of West New York, New Jersey masterplan (passed by the Planning Commission in 2011), supported Horsford & Poteat (HP) Development on Colon Plaza (a $16.8M development in Harlem, N.Y., helping secure an additional $400,000 in gap funding from government agencies), analyzed/researched middle eastern planning techniques and green initiatives for the architectural firm of John A. Garcia Architect for implementation in a sustainable power generator in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

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