Moving Up, Moving Out: A NYC Primer + Best Practices 



Safety Partners' Webinar 



Thursday, January 28, 2021

9:00 - 10:00am

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Lauren Laidlaw 
Safety Partners, Inc. 

When thinking about planning your own lab space, where do you start and what considerations should you include?

The journey from needing new space to Day-One operations in that new space is a long and complicated one; this workshop offers a map to help you get there.

This complimentary webinar is designed to be an educational resource on moving and/or expanding into new space, either from an incubator, sub-leased, or currently leased space.

Meet your team (see bios below)!

  • Opening Remarks by Nishta Rao, Managing Director - Life Science, First Republic Bank

Panel Discussion with:

  • Yasmeen Ahmed Pattie, Principal, East Egg Project Management
  • Bill Harvey, Managing Director, Newmark
  • Matthew Malone, Associate Principal, Science & Technology Practice Leader, Perkins & Will
  • Rae Moore, Quality, Research, and Training Specialist, Safety Partners

We will answer your questions and share our experiences from recent projects:

  • Is there such thing as "too soon" to start planning?
  • What are the biggest budget factors?
  • How do you select a space that aligns with your science?
  • What is the permitting process and what are the biggest pain points?
  • Why do small companies need partners to help?


Speaker Biographies:

Yasmeen Ahmed Pattie, Founder and Principal, East Egg Project Management

East Egg’s founder and principal, Yasmeen Ahmed Pattie, is a 20+ year veteran in relationship building and project management. She is known for her experience, enthusiasm, and her attention to detail.

Before founding East Egg in 2015, Yasmeen was the first consultant, and then the first employee, brought on to the New York Genome Center (NYGC). Yasmeen also worked in the incentives consulting practice at Akerman LLP, saving developers and companies hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes through City and State programs. From 2003 to 2007 she was at NYCEDC, focusing on the real estate arm of Mayor Bloomberg’s bioscience initiative. Before that Yasmeen was in real estate asset management and commercial lending for Northwestern Mutual Life in San Francisco.

Yasmeen received her degrees from Amherst College and the University of California at Berkeley, and now lives on Long Island with her family.

Bill Harvey, Managing Director, Newmark

Bill Harvey joined Newmark in 2009 at the firm’s Manhattan headquarters, where he provides tenant representation with a focus on strategic real estate advisory services. Mr. Harvey has represented a wide range of clients including France Telecom, Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, Reno & Cavanaugh, Grigsby & Associates, and Adrea Rubin Marketing.

In 2012, Mr. Harvey brokered one of the largest transactions of the year on behalf of the New York Genome Center, Inc., (NYGC) for 175,000 square feet of space at 101 Avenue of the Americas. Founded in 2010, NYGC’s member institutions include Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Columbia University, Cornell University/Weill Cornell Medical College, The Jackson Laboratory, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York University/NYU School of Medicine, North Shore-LIJ Health System, The Rockefeller University, and Stony Brook University.

Prior to joining Newmark, Mr. Harvey was with Eastern Consolidated, where he focused on sourcing and structuring commercial real estate sales transactions in the New York City metropolitan area.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Harvey worked as a senior project manager at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, during both the Giuliani and Bloomberg administrations. In this capacity, he was responsible for the day-to-day management of a number of significant projects, including the $5 million sale of three municipally owned parking facilities to Jamaica First Parking LLC, a subsidiary of Greater Jamaica Development Corporation. He also served on the operating committee of the Queens West Development Corporation. Queens West, a public-private partnership sponsored by the city of New York, the state of New York and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, is the $2 billion residential, office and retail project located in Hunters Point, Queens.

Mr. Harvey began his real estate career as a tenant representative with Washington Realty Group, Inc., in which capacity he was awarded Kennedy-Wilson Properties’ “Dealmaker of the Year” and The John Akridge Companies’ “Broker of the Year” awards.

Outside of his professional pursuits, Mr. Harvey is active within his community. He chairs the $1 million Sara Manley Harvey/John Carroll Scholarship endowment campaign at Georgetown University and also serves on the Cristo Rey New York High School advisory board.

Mr. Harvey is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Real Estate Board of New York. He recently received accreditation as a LEED Green Associate by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Mr. Harvey is a graduate of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University with a B.S.B.A. degree in finance. He also graduated from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University with an M.S.R.E.D. degree.

Matthew Malone, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Associate Principal, Science & Technology Practice Leader, Perkins & Will

As Associate Principal and Practice Leader, Matt leads the Perkins and Will New York studio’s science and technology team for a variety of research environments and scientific workplace facilities. With 20 years of planning and design experience, Matt has hands-on, practical knowledge of the complex facilities required for life sciences that extends to the research, design, and construction administration for many different building types including new construction and adaptive reuse. He is a leader in the NYC life sciences market, working with developers, owners, institutions, and researchers to contribute to the growing demand for this sector. Matt is a licensed architect with a bachelor’s in architecture from Syracuse University. 

Rae Moore, Specialist, Quality, Research, and Training, Safety Partners

As a Quality, Research, and Training, specialist, Rae ensures the consistency and quality of Safety Partners’ work by participating in all aspects of knowledge management and best practices for EHS programs and trainings. Rae regularly conducts research into emerging and changing regulations, and trains both clients and Safety Partners staff on regulations and safety standards.  Rae also leads the team providing support to Safety Partners' clients in New York City.

Prior to joining Safety Partners in 2017, Rae was the Undergraduate Chemistry Lab Coordinator at Harvard University where she managed operations for 15 instructional labs. Prior to Harvard, Rae spent five years as a Research Chemist at McGill University and was Managing Editor of SciStarter, a website promoting citizen science initiatives.

Rae holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from McMaster University, a degree in Graduate Studies in Inorganic Chemistry from McGill University, and a Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies, Biotechnology Management from Harvard University.