Taylor Bell works with Robert L. Freedman, Jonathan S. Plotkin and Timothy G. Pond.
Taylor is also a multi-instrumental composer and actively performs in NYC.
Bachelor of Accounting, Terry College of Business
The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Memberships & Involvements
Fresh Ground Pepper (FGP) Board Member
- Finance Committee
UPS, The Salvation Army, Asset International, CMMB, Boys & Girls Club of Astoria, Brack Capital, Wellington Consulting Group, Merx Aviation Finance, D. Wigmore Fine Arts, SoHo Labs, The Yale Club, Reorg Research, Sprint Connect, Joe's Crab Shack, Jollibee Food Corporation, IKEA, Merrill Corp, HATCH and Inclenberg Investments.
Executive Managing Director
AREA OF EXPERTISE
Mr. Plotkin joined the firm in 2003 when it operated as GVA Williams. With seven years of real estate experience, Mr. Plotkin specializes in tenant representation and investment sales in the New York City market as well as the Tri-State area. He represents a broad range of clients in the Media, Retail, Entertainment, Social Service and Financial Services sectors for both the acquisition and disposition of office space. Mr. Plotkin has completed in excess of a billion dollars in investment sales in New York City.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Plotkin was employed by Garage Management Company (GMC), one of New York City’s oldest and largest parking companies. His primary focus was acquisitions.
Mr. Plotkin is the Executive Vice President of The Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation. Additionally he is a Board Member The NY Landmarks Consevancy and The Salvation Army and The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF).
Co-Chairman | Tri-State
AREA OF EXPERTISE
Mr. Freedman joined the firm in 1974 when it operated as Williams Real Estate. He became a shareholder in 1985 and was subsequently elected to the Board of Directors when the firm transitioned to GVA Williams and later, FirstService Williams. Mr. Freedman’s principal areas of concentration have been tenant representation and corporate representation of major agency dispositions. He is a featured speaker in the industry and has delivered the keynote address of the Real Estate Board of New York on the state of the industry. He makes regular appearances as an industry spokesman on major media venues like MSNBC, CNBC, Fox, ABC and others.
Mr. Freedman has been appointed the co-chairman of the Incentive and Zoning Subcommittee of Senator Schumer’s Group of 35. His civic and charitable associations include the Advisory Board of The Salvation Army, The Morgan Library, the Executive Board of The Gladney Center, Fort Worth, Texas, his many years of participation in the “Principal for a Day” Program, as well as his involvement with The Partnership for the Homeless in which they recently honored him as “The Man of the Year”. Mr. Freedman and his wife Ann are associated with the “Art in Embassies” Program for the U.S. Government. They currently have works exhibited at Winfield House, the official
residence of the U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James. He has recently been named a trustee at Franklin and Marshall College.
Timothy Pond is an Associate specializing in landlord and tenant representation for both office and retail leasing. He works on the team led by Robert L. Freedman and Jonathan Plotkin and has a key role in developing business on both a regional and national level.
Tim played a key role in the redevelopment and leasing of 501 Madison Avenue, a $50 Million capital spend. The project consisted of installing a new entrance, lobby, storefronts, elevators, common corridors, office space, HVAC, & other building mechanical systems. In addition, the team leased roughly 100,000 sf out of the 180,000 sf to new tenants.
Tim also works on the agency teams for 44 West 55th Street, 410 West 14th Street, & 405 West 13th Street.
Prior to joining the firm, Timothy interned in the Midtown office of Jones Lang LaSalle. While there, he assisted a team of key brokers with preparing pitches for one of the firm’s largest commercial real estate clients. Additionally, he was active in researching submarkets for new business leads and trends throughout New York City. Preceding his internship at Jones Lang LaSalle, he also interned at several key hedge funds in New York City where he analyzed the economic and market cycles affecting the various funds.