Dana Lowey Luttway is a seasoned real estate professional who began her career in 1984 as a broker for Klara Madlin Real Estate specializing in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. After decades of buying, renovating, and “flipping” numerous properties, Lowey Luttway launched Holliswood Development, LLC, which focuses on converting, renovating, renting and selling buildings in New York City. Holliswood has a multi-pronged approach that includes both ground up and adaptive reuse of assets in emerging markets and opportunity zones. Lowey Luttway recently converted 2 multi-family properties on West 76th Street into single families and is in the final stages of completion on a multi-family rental project on West 130th that has been net leased for 10 years to a high-end community living group. Luttway is also the managing general partner in a ground-up 22,000 sq. ft. multi-unit rental development in an East Harlem Opportunity Zone and a 21,000 sq. ft. luxury condo project in Chelsea, both scheduled to hit the market in 2020.
David Luttway, COO
David Luttway started his career in finance 30 years ago with Sanofi S.A., as operational consultant, working for the CEO. After becoming involved in the sale of a Sanofi subsidiary, he got a taste of finance, and, in 1993 joined BNP Paribas and then later the US arm of British investment bank Schroders, quickly becoming an expert at providing financing and advisory services to private equity funds. In 2001, David and a former classmate founded Cadigan Investment Partners (“Cadigan”), a private equity firm, which invested in middle market companies with a focus on distribution and retail. In 2004, he acquired PITCO Foods, a leading B2B food distribution company based in California. David received his M.Sc. from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris and a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School (“HBS”). He is a partner, investor, and financial advisor to Holliswood Development LLC.
Steve Becker, Finance Manager
Steve has worked in the Financial and Real Estate industries for more than 25 years, having worked as a controller, analyst or CFO for architecture and real estate firms in New York, Brazil, and Los Angeles. After graduating from Syracuse University with a major in finance and a minor in architecture, Steve became a controller for an architectural firm with $6 million in annual billings. Steve worked directly with the managing partner on all aspects of financial management as well as a liaison between the firm and real estate developers.
After earning his Masters from NYU in real estate investment analysis, Steve joined RAMS, a residential development and marketing firm, as the Director of Research and Analysis, where he performed market studies, site evaluations, sales projections, feasibility studies, design analysis and profit projections for various speculative and distressed property projects.
In 1994 Steve launched his own firm, Black Rock International Reality, as a full service real estate firm with $7 Million in annual revenue specializing in International corporate relocation and property management of turnkey furnished units and bank REO assets. He sold Black Rock in in 2004.
Ben Esner, Operations Manager
Ben has been running day to day business operations for years, including for clients such as MetLife, as well as prominent NYC photographers. He joined Holliswood in 2015. His primary responsibilities include office management, tenant relations and building maintenance for our longer-hold properties.