Meet the Team
Skyline Developers is a private real estate development and management company based in New York City. Under the direction of its Founder and President Orin Wilf, the firm has developed acclaimed condominium developments, premiere rental buildings and owns and manages several marquee office towers and retail locations throughout Manhattan.
Skyline Developers was founded in 1999 as the New York City affiliate of Garden Homes, one of the largest builders of residential and commercial real estate in the country. The firm’s history began and continues as a story about family. Brothers Harry and Joseph Wilf established Garden Homes in 1954 when they began constructing single-family homes in New Jersey. Under today’s leadership of Leonard, Zygmunt, Mark, Orin, Jonathan and Steven Wilf, Garden Homes today and manages over 50,000 apartment units and over 25,000,000 square feet of retail centers, office buildings and hotels across 37 states.
Principal Gene Kaufman and his highly experienced team of professionals are known for high-caliber, high-impact designs that are both innovative and highly efficient. For more than 30 years, the firm has provided New York City’s most active developers with thoughtful design and a wide range of expertise encompassing zoning, land use, variances, urban planning, and historic restoration.
As New York City’s leading hospitality architect, GKA has designed 100 hotels but the firm’s experience also extends into a varied portfolio comprising commercial, educational, institutional and residential commissions as well as urban development projects. GKA’s award-winning interior design practice creates striking interiors for multi-unit residential properties, boutique and branded hotels, and cutting-edge restaurants and lounges.
In the multi-housing arena, GKA has designed dedicated and mixed-use apartment towers, loft buildings, condo projects, historic conversions and student residences. A pioneer in the redevelopment of former industrial Brooklyn, the firm has designed high-rises, factory conversions and loft projects that have helped shape the look of present-day Williamsburg and Bushwick.
Citi Habitats New Developments is a leading real estate marketing firm that provides a full suite of research, planning and design services to many of world’s top names in luxury development. Both advocates and advisors, the firm works side-by-side with stakeholders on the creation and launch of residential communities across New York City and beyond.