Barbara Quintana (left) and Mary Tanzer — Courtesy: SJP Properties
By Joshua Burd
SJP Properties has deepened its leadership team and property management platform with a recent promotion and a new addition to the company.
The commercial real estate firm said it has elevated Barbara Quintana to director of property management and hired Mary Tanzer as general manager. They will bring combined experience of more than 40 years to oversee all property management operations and tenant and vendor relations for SJP’s office portfolio.
“The highest level of concierge service in both property management and asset management has been the foundation of SJP’s success creating a world-class environment for every tenant within our portfolio, and we could not have found a more competent professional to oversee this critical function of our organization than Barbara,” said Steve Pozycki, founder and CEO of SJP Properties. “Furthermore, Barbara’s promotion created the opportunity to bring another talented professional onto our team — we’re proud to have selected Mary, who is incredibly accomplished in her own right, and who we’re confident will continue our proud legacy of delivering a superior tenant experience throughout our New York City assets.”
With more than 30 years of experience, Quintana previously served as the general manager for SJP’s New York property management teams, according to a news release Wednesday. In her new role, she will lead the management teams for SJP’s commercial assets in both New York and New Jersey, including spearheading all property management operations, financial performance and reporting.
Prior to joining SJP, Quintana oversaw asset and facility management for Class A properties in Chicago and New York on behalf of clients such as JP Morgan Chase, Fosun Property Holdings, Travelers Insurance Co., Banc One Corp. and the First National Bank of Chicago.
Quintana is a graduate of Harvard University with a bachelor’s in psychology, SJP said. She is an active member of BOMA New York, a former board member of BOMA Chicago and co-chair of the organization’s mentorship committee.
She also served on the board of Mujeres Latinas en Acción, a bilingual and bicultural not-for-profit organization that advocates for and offers services to the Latino community in Chicago, the news release said. Additionally, she was recognized as a Business Leader of Color by Chicago United and received an award for Mentorship Excellence in 2019 from the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families.
“As a leader in the industry, SJP represents the best in property development and concierge management services, and I was honored to accept this new role,” Quintana said. “I look forward to shaping and executing the company’s strategy for excellence across New York and New Jersey.”
Tanzer brings more than a decade of experience to her position as general manager, SJP said, noting that she works closely with each property management team on staffing, building relationships and general operations across its New York portfolio. That includes 11 Times Square, the home of SJP’s flagship offic.
She previously worked with Tishman Speyer as senior manager of facilities and operations, supporting NBCUniversal at 30 Rockefeller Center and NBCU/CNBC in Englewood Cliffs, the news release said. Throughout her career, Tanzer has overseen property management at several Class A properties, including Hearst Tower and 200 Park Avenue, and also worked as director of property management for Savitt Partners.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from William Paterson University.
“Having worked at several remarkable buildings in Manhattan, I am extremely proud to join the SJP team and apply my experience to upholding its reputation as a partner to corporate tenants across New York,” Tanzer said.