Briarwood Development

Profile - Company Executives

Vincent Riso is a principal of The Briarwood Organization and primarily responsible for overseeing prospective residential and commercial ventures. In this capacity, he forecasts market demand and designs the financial framework for all Briarwood-developed projects.

Separately, Mr. Riso, a licensed real estate broker, supervises Briarwood Properties, the Organization’s autonomous sales & management Corporation. Mr. Riso has been involved in numerous civic, charitable and professional causes. At the Queens Chamber of Commerce’s 2008 Building Awards, Mr. Riso received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Through his long-standing involvement with St. Mary’s, he was honored at the Bayside Children’s Hospital’s tribute dinner in 2007. In 2006, he received an East Harlem Community Service Award from Hope Community for making East Harlem a better place to live and work. He was appointed in 1995 to be the Diocesan Trustee on the Members Board of the Nehemiah II Project for the Diocese of Brooklyn by the Most Reverend Thomas C. Daily. Mr. Riso was appointed to housing and construction committees during the administrations of Mayors Koch, Giuliani and Bloomberg. In addition, he is a board member of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, a current board member, past president and founding member of the Queens and Bronx Building Association, and continues to serve on the executive committee of The Citizens Housing and Planning Council.

Raymond Riso is a principal of The Briarwood Organization and primarily responsible for overseeing the budget, schedule and quality assurance for all general contracted, construction managed and Briarwood-developed projects.

Mr. Riso is an original founder, past president, and current board member of the Queens and Bronx Building Association. During his lifelong tenure at Briarwood, Mr. Riso has played a central role in the pre-construction phases of development. He continues to serve as both a structural and construction feasibility consultant. He is also a past board member of Community Board 11 in Queens.

Howard Goodman is a principal of The Briarwood Organization and primarily responsible for overseeing the pre-planning, design and feasibility stages of all Briarwood-developed projects.

He is also charged with leading the design team for all construction, articulating project scope and requirements to structural engineers and architects. In his years of experience, many of Mr. Goodman's projects have received praise and design awards from community leaders as well as peers in the building industry. Mr. Goodman has held the positions of senior project manager, architectural designer, development planner, and estimator.

James Riso is a principal of The Briarwood Organization and primarily responsible for overseeing the daily operations for all general contracted, construction managed and Briarwood-developed projects, as well as overseeing daily operations of the company, including property management.

Mr. Riso is a past president and current board member of the Queens and Bronx Building Association, a past president and current board member of the Bayside Village Business Improvement District and a board member of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing. He is also a member of the Workplace Development Advisory Board. He is a Certified Green Professional through the National Association of Home Builders. Mr. Riso holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the New York Institute of Technology as well as a master’s certificate from the Schack Institute of Real Estate at New York University. He is also a licensed Real Estate Broker.

Ms. Inquanti is Chief Financial Officer primarily responsible for managing and monitoring the fiscal components of all Briarwood Organization ventures.

Ms. Inquanti's position involves overseeing construction loans, commercial property mortgages, and cash flow. She also oversees financial operations for Briarwood. Beyond that, Ms. Inquanti is intimately involved in the development planning process, advising on all projects pro formas and government subsidy programs. With over 25 years' experience with the organization, she has served in all capacities for Briarwood and holds a vital role in all department functions.

Mr. Brown is the Director of Development and General Counsel to The Briarwood Organization charged with identifying new development projects as well as managing all real estate and financial transactions.

In his capacity as General Counsel Mr. Brown is the primary liaison with special counsel retained for specific projects and he coordinates and monitors each project from site identification, through acquisition, financing, construction and sale or lease up. Mr. Brown is admitted to practice as an Attorney at Law in the Courts of the State of New York and has represented Briarwood for over 25 years, both as retained counsel and as General Counsel. Mr. Brown holds a Bachelors Degree from the City University of New York Brooklyn College and a Juris Doctor Degree from Brooklyn Law School. Prior to joining the organization he gained over 20 years of experience as an attorney specializing in transactional real estate, real estate development, and real estate finance. Mr. Brown is a member of the New York State Bar Association as well as immediate past president and a current director on the board of The Queens & Bronx Building Association, immediate past co-chairman of the Associate Board of Parker Jewish Institute, a member of New York State Association for Affordable Housing and a director on the board of Building Skills NY.

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