As a Senior Manager with Boston Properties, Deborah oversees the two million sf, world renowned GM Building. Through her 30-year career, Deborah has worked for several Class A Landlord/Developers in NYC and Washington, D.C. and as a Managing Director for the Tri-State Asset Services Group with Cushman and Wakefield, where she oversaw a multi-million sf portfolio for many prestigious clients including Sony, Malkin, The Ford Foundation, Teachers and Morgan Stanley. Ms. Tomasi has also overseen several major residential multi-building portfolio’s in NYC on behalf of MetLife, NYU and NYPH.
Deborah is an active member of the commercial real estate industry, she is a member of WX New York - Women Executives in Real Estate, the Institute of Real Estate Management and the Real Estate Board of NY. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for BOMA/NY, and currently chairs their newly formed Technology Committee.
Deborah was the recipient of the BOMA/NY Pinnacle Award for Renovated Building during her tenure at 200 Park Ave, is a three time winner of the C&W International Best Practices competition and more recently received the REBNY 2017 John M. Griffin Community Service Award, BOMA/NY 2017 Pinnacle for Outstanding Local Member, and the BOMA/NY’s 2017 President’s Award.
Deborah expanded her focus to civic betterment and charity nearly a decade ago and ultimately became involved with the Covenant House Lifeline Award Event. Based on the inspiration she received from her work with Covenant House and other organizations, in 2016 Deborah founded and now leads Defeat the Streets, a philanthropic organization focused on supporting the people of NYC where she grew up and still works.
Ms. Tomasi is committed to mentoring young real estate professionals emerging in the industry and is currently an Adjunct Professor with both NYU and Fordham University where she teaches the Principles of Commercial Property Management.
Please join Deborah in her efforts to raise awareness and help the young people of Covenant House build futures they never dreamed they’d see. Make a contribution or purchase a sponsorship or ticket in honor of her now.
Director of Business Development and Marketing
Antonina Caruso is Director of Business Development & Marketing at Holt Construction Corp., an award-winning General Contracting & Construction Management company founded in 1919, providing services in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Texas.
Ms. Caruso has been involved in the commercial construction industry for more than 15 years. Antonina began her career working with her father and brothers in the commercial painting trade and it was there that her passion for the construction industry began.
At Holt, Antonina’s role is leading the business development and marketing department and planning efforts, as well as managing client relationships on an executive level. She is involved in projects from initiation to completion, including RFP process, pre-construction, construction, and close-out.
Antonina is an active member of the Core Net NYC chapter, BOMA NY, BOMA Philadelphia, and sits on the Ambassador’s Council of NEW-Nontraditional Employment for Women. Ms. Caruso is also involved in several charities and philanthropic organizations such as St. Francis Food Pantries, Donate Eight, and Covenant House New York. Antonina is the Co-Chair of St. Francis Food Pantries’ Cycle for Hunger event. In 2017, Antonina received the “Ladies in Leadership Award” from the greater NYC Boys Scouts’. Antonina was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Staten Island and currently resides in Manhattan.
Support the contributions of Antonina, who is helping homeless and trafficked youth build a new life with Covenant House. Purchase a sponsorship or ticket or make a donation in honor of her commitment now.
Supporters of our Lifeline Award Event make a tremendous impact on the lives of homeless kids and we are so grateful to the companies and individuals who make this event possible. To join them in making a difference, learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.
For homeless and trafficked youth, having a warm bed, safe shelter, and caring adults they can rely on gives them the opportunity to trade a life on the streets for the future of their dreams. Every night, nearly 2,000 homeless youth visit those dreams as they sleep in a Covenant House bed.
Covenant House was founded more than 45 years ago to serve these young people with absolute respect and unconditional love. From a single drop-in center in New York City, Covenant House has grown into the largest primarily privately funded agency serving homeless youth in the Americas.
With a robust network spanning 31 cities in six countries, we provide our young people with food, shelter, crisis care, and essential services. To date, our trauma-informed, resilience-directed services have helped more than 1.5 million homeless youth transform their lives.
For more information, please visit www.covenanthouse.org.