Creating spaces for the greater good.

 

East Egg Project Management (East Egg PM, LLC) is a New York City- and State-certified MWBE firm offering real estate and planning services in the fields of non-profits, life sciences, city government, and economic development. East Egg’s founder, Yasmeen Ahmed Pattie, is a 20+ year veteran in relationship building and project management. The firm’s tagline articulates the inspiration for East Egg’s projects; its clients each make a positive impact on their communities, and Yasmeen is devoted to supporting their efforts. Toward that end, she works with small companies to find, lease, and furnish new office, school, and lab spaces; advises larger organizations on strategic development initiatives; and helps growing companies access public funding. 

East Egg prides itself on its unique ability to quickly understand a project, assess what needs to be done, and develop a rapport with the full range of stakeholders in order to move the project forward.  Throughout the duration of a given project, the firm will ensure a responsive, proficient, and comprehensive approach to and execution of the tasks at hand, even when the project scope may change direction or grow.  Yasmeen will use her experience, enthusiasm, and attention to detail to perform all the tasks required to successfully support a project through to completion.  East Egg also maintains an extensive and solid network of top-level technical expertise that can be called upon for technical questions and clarifications on an informal basis.

 

Who we are

 

YASMEEN AHMED PATTIE
PRINCIPAL

Yasmeen has 20+ years of relationship building and project management experience in the fields of real estate, non-profits, life sciences, city government, and economic development. Throughout her career, she has focused on planning, developing, and creating spaces for the greater good. Toward that end, Yasmeen works with small companies to find, lease, and furnish new office, school, and lab spaces; advises larger organizations on strategic development initiatives; and helps growing companies access public funding. 

Yasmeen’s recent projects include managing a major renovation for a Chelsea private school, obtaining $6M+ in city and state funding for NYC-based biotech companies, studying the feasibility of life sciences development in Queens, finding new spaces for a public charter high school and for a non-profit management consulting firm, and advising public entities on strategic plans for biotech and tech developments. 

Yasmeen was the first consultant, and then the first employee, brought on to the New York Genome Center (NYGC), a non-profit research collaboration among 16+ NY-area preeminent medical and research institutions.  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. 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 the Center’s initial press launch and its ribbon-cutting.


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 NYCEDC, where she was the lead project manager for the disposition of the City’s flagship bioscience campus, the Alexandria Center, taking the project from RFP to groundbreaking; the Center is now preparing to build its third tower. Yasmeen earned her BA in Classics from Amherst College and a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.  She lives with her family in Port Washington, NY. 

 
 

What we do

 

  • Owner’s Liaison / Project Management:

    • Owner-Design/Construction team communication/relations

    • Team assembly and management

    • Budget, design, construction, fitout/furnishing oversight

  • Site Search, Selection, Assessment

  • Institutional Advisory: Development, Strategy, Policy

    • Market Research and Analysis

    • Feasibility Studies, Implementation Plans

  • Private and Public Funding, City and State Incentives

  • RFPs, Responses/Proposals

 
We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
— Winston Churchill

Projects

Quentis: City and State funding search: $1.5M for capital project and job growth from NYCEDC and ESD

Long Island City Partnership: Prime consultant on feasibility study exploring life sciences development

Celmatix: City and State funding search: $4.5M for capital project and job creation through ESD REDC

Avenues School: Pre-development, owner’s rep, project management for $900,000 renovation project, as a subconsultant to Type A Projects

Dream Charter School: Space search, pre-development for interim high school, as a subconsultant to Type A Projects, with Newmark Knight Frank

New York Genome Center: Site selection, leasing, design and construction, and interior fit-out of new 170,000-sf facility, including flexible lab spaces, outdoor roof garden, and LEED-Gold certification. Mission-critical non-real estate projects included establishing initial office space; public and private fundraising; government relations and incentives; and marketing events: initial press launch, ribbon-cutting, and inaugural scientific symposia.

NYCEDC: Strategic senior-level advisory for Life Sciences Infrastructure Initiative (LSI2) - full-scale implementation plan to promote the development of wet-lab facilities throughout New York City. With BJH Advisors and Buro Happold Engineering

NewYorkBIO: networking, business development, event planning/staffing

Civic Builders on behalf of Newark Public Schools: facility portfolio assessment and analysis, including policy recommendations and capital cost estimates. With Faithful + Gould, Perkins Eastman, and Hunter Roberts Construction Group

Civic Builders: development of "Owner's Manual" maintenance guide for client schools upon project completion

Rutgers University: feasibility study and implementation plan, including market research and analysis, for proposed technology park at New Brunswick campus. With BJH Advisors and U3 Advisors

RFP responses: 

Private client: furniture selection for new 7,500-sf office for downtown non-profit

Private client: space search for new 1,700-sf office for midtown management consulting group

Private client: space search for new 200-sf office for midtown psychotherapist

 

All space is space in which to create.
— Eric Maisel, Writer

Partners


Consulting

Yasmeen works on larger projects with many of the City's brightest consulting groups. These long-time relationships result in strong, complementary teams that provide clients with considerable depth and breadth of expertise. 

Her partners include:  

Professional / Contractors

Yasmeen is not a broker, a designer, an engineer, or an attorney — but she knows when a project requires these roles, and has a wide network of trusted professionals that she consults with as needed. For a referral, please contact her here

First life, then spaces, then buildings.
The other way around never works.
— Jan Gehl, Architect