John Simonlacaj

Managing Director of Development

John Simonlacaj heads the development division for the Company. He has responsibility for all phases of development including planning, feasibility, entitlements, programming, design, landmarks and construction. John partners seamlessly with the acquisition, construction, finance and marketing teams to execute successful and innovative projects that are transformative in the marketplace.

Mr. Simonlacaj joined HFZ Capital Group in 2005 and has played a leading role in growing the development pipeline for the Company and expanding its luxury residential offerings. John oversees the development of mixed-use luxury properties across a broad range of Manhattan neighborhoods.

Since the Company’s inception in 2005, Mr. Simonlacaj has spearheaded the development and construction of all of the Company’s projects. Some of his past projects include The Tempo Condominiums, The Gerard Condominiums, 60 Beach Condominiums, Hotel 57 and On the Ave Hotel.

Mr. Simonlacaj is a graduate of The Hagen School of Business at Iona College.