Yasmeen Ahmed Pattie


For 20 years Yasmeen has been building relationships and delivering _____ projects management in the fields of real estate, non-profits, life sciences, city government, and economic development. 

Yasmeen was the first consultant, and then the first employee, brought on to the New York Genome Center (NYGC, www.nygenome.org), a non-profit research collaboration among 16+ preeminent medical and research institutions including Memorial Sloan-Kettering, North Shore-LIJ (now NorthWell), and Weill Cornell Medical College.  She oversaw site selection, leasing, design and construction, and interior fit-out of their new 170,000-sf home at 101 6th Avenue, complete with flexible lab spaces, outdoor roof garden, and LEED-Gold certification. During those four years, Yasmeen also directed a number of non-real-estate projects critical to NYGC’s success, including opening their initial office space; public and private fundraising; government relations and incentives; and marketing events including the Center’s initial press launch, ribbon-cutting, and inaugural scientific symposia.

Before NYGC, Yasmeen worked in the incentives consulting practice at Stadtmauer Bailkin LLP (now Akerman Senterfitt), saving clients hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes through city and state incentive programs. From 2003 to 2007 she was at EDC, where she supported the development of City-owned sites. In addition to working on projects like the La Marqueta marketplace in East Harlem, the United Nations expansion project, and the Audubon Biotechnology Incubator, Yasmeen was the lead project manager for the disposition of the City’s flagship bioscience campus, the Alexandria Center, http://www.alexandrianyc.com/ersp.html), taking the project from RFP through to lease execution; the Center is now preparing to build its third tower. She has worked and maintains relationships with numerous City agencies, non-profits, and other institutions in New York.

Yasmeen received her undergraduate degree in Classics at Amherst College and her master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.  She lives with her family in Port Washington, NY.