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Our Team

MEET the minds that brought the vision to reality


Founded by Issac and Solly Assa, Assa Properties has been developing and investing in major residential, retail and commercial properties since 2000. The firm has acquired over three million square feet of premier assets located throughout the United State and Mexico.

Starting in 2002, Assa Properties began acquiring buildings within the New York City Area, namely 743 Fifth Avenue, 2 Herald Square and 6 Times Square - originally the Knickerbocker Hotel built by John Jacob Astor - with an eye towards building luxury retail and hotel experiences in some of the New York City's most distinctive neighborhoods. They have since evolved their original vision with two new developments, Cassa and Galerie, full-service, luxury hotels and condominiums that will offer premium hotel services to their full-time residents.

TEN Arquitectos, which Enrique Norten founded in 1986, maintains offices in New York and Mexico City. The firm has worked on a broad array of award-winning and acclaimed architectural projects of diverse types and scales, including furniture design, single-family apartments and houses, residential, commercial and cultural buildings, parks, and urban design and redevelopment projects.

Current projects include the Guggenheim Museum Guadalajara (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico); Brisas W (Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico); Orange County Great Park (Orange County, CA); and a new vision for Rutgers University's College Avenue Campus (New Brunswick, NJ). Amongst TEN Arquitectos' most recognized projects are the One York Tribeca Residential Building (New York, NY), the National School of Theater at the National Center of the Arts, Mexico City; and the Televisa Mixed Use Building, Mexico City (1st Prize "Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion" of Latin American Architecture, Barcelona, Spain, 1998


In our ever changing world, staying ahead of the current. For over a decade, Sebastian Lopera has established himself in the real estate community gaining him valuable insight. The longevity of his career has afforded him with a vast knowledge and firsthand experience working through the many different climates of the market.

Our goal for our clients has always been to offer comprehensive advice taking their personal and financial lives into account. Over the years, we've curated a business model based on these tenants rather than following the standard brokerage model. Our commitment to success relies on honesty, adaptability and openness.

All team members have been selected for having not only strong negotiating skills, but by sharing his solid sense of ethics. This integrity forms a powerful dynamic, with a collective foundation of knowledge in business management, marketing and psychology. These attributes coupled with the cutting-edge “AI Technology” driven data provided by Compass, ensures a thoroughly informing decision-making process for buyers, sellers, renters and investors alike.

Butter Restaurant has maintained an exclusive niche restaurant scene for stylish Manhattanites since its initial inception on Lafayette St. in 2002. The American restaurant is helmed by Food Network star and Executive Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, who uses greenmarket offerings to create a seasonal menu.

Butter began as Guarnaschellis' first restaurant as executive chef, and she has gone on to create a following for herself worldwide. The dining room at Butter offers a unique atmosphere and decor. Between high arching ceilings- caped with a large format nature scape, cozy booths- perfect for a romantic night out, and an inviting bar, Butter caters to any guest, whether they are seeking either a formal dining experience or one that is more casual.

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