Ellen Cea, Director of Tenant and Community Development at Rechler Equity Partners, Long Island’s largest commercial real estate company, has been named to the board of directors of Maureen’s Haven, a human service organization based in Riverhead that provides shelter, meals, and training to homeless adults and families throughout the North and South Forks. Maureen’s Haven Executive Director Tracey Lutz made the announcement.
“We are pleased and honored to welcome Ellen to our board,” stated Lutz. “She and Rechler Equity Partners are supporters of Maureen’s Haven and understand the critical role played by private industry in helping our group to fulfill its mission. As a result of the slow economy and more recently, Hurricane Sandy, the demand for our services has never been greater. I’m confident Ellen’s enthusiasm and business knowledge will make a real difference on the board and throughout our network.”
At Rechler Equity Partners, Cea’s primary focus is to oversee marketing and tenant development at The Hampton Business District at Gabreski, a 55-acre, state-of-the-art business park being developed by Rechler Equity at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach. The project is expected to break ground early next year.
“Rechler Equity has a long history of supporting not-for-profits across Nassau and Suffolk but particularly in the communities where the company is active,” explained Cea. “Over the past year, on behalf of The Hampton Business District, I have been privileged to reach out to so many East End organizations that are dedicated to improving the quality of life here. I’m very excited about serving on the Maureen’s Haven board and look forward to doing my part to benefit the region’s homeless population.”
Before joining Rechler Equity, Cea, who resides in Quogue, spent over two years with Suffolk County Economic Development assisting with site development at County-owned Gabreski Airport as it transitioned into a business and technology park. She attended Fordham University/CUNY, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree before earning her Masters in Criminal Justice.
Developing Long Island for 55 years, Rechler Equity Partners is the region’s largest owner of commercial real estate with a portfolio of assets totaling over seven million square feet. Its Hampton Business District at Gabreski will be the East End’s first world-class business park, comprised of nine buildings totaling 440,000 square feet and accommodating the needs of small and large businesses alike. More information is available by visiting www.hamptonbusinessdistrict.com. To learn more about Maureen’s Haven, please visit www.maureenshaven.org.