Brooke Schafran, Vice President
Brooke’s work focuses on resolving operational and regulatory issues, including permits and licensing, working to secure permits and approvals and shepherding projects through the City’s complex and myriad processes. In this role, she coordinates Clients’ teams (including project managers, attorneys, architects, expediters and others) to achieve quick, successful solutions. Among the public bodies she deals with are Community Boards, the Departments of Buildings, Environmental Protection, Consumer Affairs, Landmarks Preservation Commission, and Con Edison. In addition, Brooke guides our Clients through the City’s and State’s Lobbying Compliance Requirements.
A native New Yorker, Brooke worked in the hospitality industry for more than 15 years, beginning her restaurant career at the River Café, working her way up to General Manager of Isabella’s, one of Steve Hanson’s B.R. Guest Restaurants. She continued on to supervise the Quality Assurance and Guest Services department for all B.R. Guest properties, which included thirteen New York restaurants at the time. Brooke’s years of working in the ever changing and demanding hospitality arena have given her the skills to play a variety of roles at Capalino+Company. After graduating from New York University, Brooke went on to the Hospitality Management Programs at both Bermuda College and the University of San Francisco.
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