Rockefeller Group Expands Northeast Development Team with Addition of Sarah Ashcroft as Vice President

– Real estate and economic development professional joins Rockefeller Group in New York to manage existing projects and expand pipeline

NEW YORK – June 19, 2018 – Rockefeller Group announced today that Sarah Ashcroft, an experienced New York real estate and economic development executive, has joined Rockefeller Group as Vice President and Senior Regional Director, Northeast.  She was previously a Senior Development Manager for Jonathan Rose Companies.

Ms. Ashcroft has 20 years of commercial real estate experience, both in real estate and economic development and has extensive knowledge of New York City.  At Rockefeller Group Ms. Ashcroft will be responsible for overseeing some of the company’s current development projects throughout New York City as well as be involved in future development projects in the Northeast region.  She is based in the company’s headquarters office in Midtown Manhattan.

“Rockefeller Group is very pleased to add someone with Sarah’s experience and track-record to our Northeast development team,” said Megumi Brod, Rockefeller Group’s Senior Vice President and Regional Development Officer for the Northeast Region.  “With her dual background in real estate and economic development, we expect to be well positioned to continue our expansion in New York City and throughout the Northeast.”

At Jonathan Rose Companies, Ms. Ashcroft led the development of more than 800 rental units across New York City and Washington, D.C.  Prior, she was Vice President, Real Estate Development, for the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where she managed several large mixed-use development projects.  She also worked for the Greater Jamaica (Queens, N.Y.) Development Corporation.

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About Rockefeller Group

Rockefeller Group is a leading real estate developer, owner and investor, known since the development of Rockefeller Center for pioneering large-scale urban mixed-use development.  For nearly nine decades the company has been trusted for its financial strength, stability and vision, and today remains committed to the selective acquisition, management and development of innovative, high-quality office, industrial, residential and mixed-use properties in urban centers and strategic distribution markets.  The company combines the global perspective and market access of a sophisticated development and investment management platform, through its partnership with Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd., and its strategic investments in independent property fund platforms in the United States and Europe.  Visit

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