Simone Development and Argent Ventures Honored at BOMA Westchester’s Annual Hall of Honor Dinner

From left: Simone Development President Joseph Simone, Simone Development Principal & VP Joanna Simone and BOMA President Scott Tangredi

BOMA President Scott Tangredi (left) and Argent Ventures Partner Jay Eisenstadt

More than 150 leaders of Westchester County’s commercial real estate industry were on hand May 12 for the Building Owners and Managers Association of Westchester (BOMA) 30th Annual Hall of Honor Awards Dinner. The dinner, which was held at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, honored Simone Development Companies and Argent Ventures for their contributions to Westchester’s economy.


Accepting the award for Simone Development Companies was Joanna Simone, Principal & Vice President of Leasing and Property Management Operation. Accepting the award for Argent Ventures was Jay Eisenstadt, Partner.     


Simone Development Companies is a fully integrated private real estate investment and development company that acquires and develops healthcare, mixed-use, commercial, industrial, retail and residential properties.

Headquartered at the Hutchinson Metro Center, it boasts a portfolio of over seven million square feet throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, Orange and Fairfield Counties and New Jersey. In Westchester, Simone Development owns and manages approximately 2.5 million square feet of commercial and retail space. The company’s Westchester properties include Boyce Thompson Center in Yonkers, Purchase Professional Park in Purchase, 80 Nardozzi Place in New Rochelle, 104 Corporate Park Drive in Harrison, One Zeiss Drive in Thornwood and 250 Sandford Boulevard in Mount Vernon.


Argent Ventures is a vertically-integrated, diversified real estate investment and development firm specializing in opportunistic, and value-add transactions throughout the United States. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in New York City, Argent Ventures pursues debt- and equity-related investments in any asset class. Since its inception, Argent has purchased over $3.0 billion in real estate assets and debt instruments in major markets in the United States and Europe. Argent Ventures recently announced its acquisition of White Plains Plaza for $105 million. The complex is composed of two 15-story office buildings totaling 715,365 square feet of office space. 

Additionally, the Distinguished Service Award was presented to All First Responders of Westchester County. Richard Wishnie, Commissioner of Emergency Services of Westchester County, accepted the award on their behalf.


The dinner also featured the winners of the Best of BOMA Westchester Signature Awards:


Capital Improvement: Northern Westchester Executive Park, 2649/2651 Strang Blvd., Yorktown Heights


Tenant Fit Out: Arcadis U.S., Inc, 44 South Broadway, White Plains


Sustainable Green Award: One North Lexington, White Plains


Unsung Heroes: 

William Cassese, Cushman & Wakefield/ABM Industries

Mike Cronin, Galleria, White Plains/Able Engineering Services/ABM Industries


BOMA Westchester is the county’s leading professional organization dedicated to meeting the needs of building owners, property managers and allied professionals and tradespeople. BOMA Westchester is an affiliate of BOMA International — the oldest and largest association of the office building industry, with over 100 federated associations in the United States and around the world. The 17,000-plus members of BOMA International own or manage more than 9 billion square feet of commercial properties in North America and abroad.