“Demonstrating remarkable creativity and a good deal of stamina, Carol Nelson managed to get a difficult deal done under challenging circumstances. Thanks to Carol’s expertise and commitment, Broadway Housing Communities’ most recent community revitalization initiative, the Sugar Hill Project, is now in the final stages of construction. Designed by world-renown architect David Adjaye, this 191,000 SF mixed-use building will transform one of New York’s most important yet under served neighborhoods, with access to affordable housing, early childhood education and a new cultural institution.”

Ellen Baxter, Founder and Executive Director and Mary Ann Villari, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, BHC


“Thank you for the extraordinary job that you have done as leasing agent for the IRS for 1133 Avenue of the Americas. Leasing in excess of 800,000 square feet in 18 months in what was described as the worst market since the depression is a truly remarkable accomplishment and a testament to your skills and determination.”

Douglas Durst


“You and your team did an outstanding job for the Royal Bank Financial Group in assisting us in searching a favorable office location with excellent lease terms. I am delighted with the outcome. …Please accept my personal thanks for your patience, perseverance and dedication to assisting us in achieving our goals. I doubt we would have stayed the course without your overall guidance and wise counsel.”

Gordon M. Ritchie, President and Chief Executive Officer
RBC Dominion Securities Corporation


“Please accept my most heartfelt congratulations on your receipt of the Henry Hart Ingenious Deal of the Year Award for your work in connection with the Conde Nast transaction. Given my understanding of the deal itself, there is absolutely no question that you earned it and deserve it. We can all take pleasure in your accomplishments and, you may be certain, look up to you as an example of what may be achieved given sufficient talent, creativity and drive, and the ability to work as a team on behalf of your colleagues, management, and the shareholders of Insignia. Please accept my gratitude for your ongoing contribution to the organization, and my congratulations on a job well done.”

Andrew Farkas, President and Chief Executive Officer


“Carol is a premier professional and industry pioneer whose enormous success blazed a trail for women in commercial real estate. Indeed, she has served as an inspiration and role model for scores of women brokers at both Insignia and throughout the world. Carol is among a handful of professionals who have garnered the Real Estate Board of New York’s awards for ingenious brokerage on three separate occasions. .. When it comes to innovative brokerage and creating new business, Carol has few peers.”

Stephen B. Siegel
Insignia ESG


“It is my honor to forward to you the enclosed Certificate of Appreciation for your service and leadership as a Trustee of the American Red Cross. Thank you for your many contributions to the Red Cross over the years.”

Robert M. Bender, Board of Trustees
American Red Cross