Charlie Samboy

vice president
real estate

Charlie Samboy: vice president, real estateCharlie Samboy joined the Real Estate team at Kasirer after a decade in the public and non-profit sector where he was able to make significant contributions to the betterment of neighborhoods across the five boroughs and impact the lives of New Yorkers who looked to government for help. Whether it were students at Hunter College hoping to finish school sooner and with less debt or residents in Hunts Point seeking affordable housing and access to fresh food or construction workers demanding fair treatment, Charlie has been able to facilitate dialogue, foster trust and identify mutually beneficial outcomes for businesses, government and the people that make up a community.

In his current role as Vice President, Real Estate, Charlie is the lead account manager for clients that develop affordable housing, healthcare facilities, life science laboratories and large-scale energy transmission infrastructure, among others. Throughout his years as a professional and volunteer, Charlie has amassed a wealth of knowledge about various issues that confront Kasirer clients and a robust network that can aid in creating solutions to complex transactions in real estate development. As an avid reader of all things, Charlie has cultivated a wide-ranging perspective on a variety of topics enabling him to be able to connect with people of all backgrounds, and he brings a passion to think outside of traditional constraints to design solutions that help unlock opportunities for every party involved in a negotiation – his philosophy is that everyone has to walk away winning something while being treated fairly and having their point of view heard.

At Kasirer, Charlie aspires to tackle systemic issues that affect the real estate industry and foster a new way of thinking for both business and government. He believes it’s good for business to be good and that much can be achieved when business, community and government work together for the betterment of the whole. He believes that Kasirer’s clients have the ability to change how residents and businesses engage in economic development. Evidence of this philosophy can be found in his prior achievements at NYCEDC and the New York Building Congress, which include over $1 billion in investments, the development of over 3,000 units of affordable housing, securing nearly 10 acres of new open space, creating more than 5,000 construction and permanent jobs, and passage of legislation at the City and State levels. During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Charlie also helped launch the East Harlem Small Business Grant program that distributed $4 million in emergency funds to over 200 businesses to help cover operating expenses for struggling restaurants and mom-and-pop businesses. For his efforts, he was recognized as part of the 2022 Bronx Power 100 by City & State.

Prior to roles in public policy, Charlie worked for over a decade as a certified airplane mechanic for companies such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways, JetBlue Airways, and Liberty Helicopters.

Charlie is also a devoted outdoorsman, having completed 4 marathons (Chicago 2x, New York City and Philadelphia), a 101-mile Gran Fondo cycling event and regularly hiking trails along the East Coast. Charlie is also the Vice Chair of the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance board, mentor with America Needs You, and a facilitator with the CUNY Model Senate Session Program. He is an alumnus of prestigious fellowships such as Coro New York’s Leadership New York and the New Leaders Council, where he also served as Chapter Co-Director.

Charlie holds a Masters in Urban Affairs and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, both from Hunter College, and a high school diploma and aviation maintenance certificate from Aviation High School.