Quinlan Development Group has assembled a team of well-regarded and experienced professionals who work collaboratively while overseeing every aspect of each project. Everyone works with a goal-oriented approach, where clear communication and timely actions contribute to a project’s success. The company emphasizes integrity, character, and dedication, to safeguard continued success and a culture of responsibility.
Robert C. Quinlan
Principal and Founder
Robert C. Quinlan has been a real estate investor and developer in the tri-state area since 1971 when he pioneered the re-development of Columbus Avenue. Since that time he has developed or renovated over 22 buildings and maintains ownership in 33 properties, including over 85 retail stores. He works in close partnership with his son, Timothy Quinlan, a principal in Quinlan Development Group.
Mr. Quinlan is also owner of Walker, Malloy & Company, Inc., a management and leasing company that specializes in residential management and retail leasing.
From 1964 to 1971, Mr. Quinlan was Partner and Vice President of James D. Landauer Associates, national real estate consultants. While there, he was consultant to over fifty corporate and institutional clients, including the Rockefeller, Goelet, and Phipps Families.
In between projects, Mr. Quinlan dedicates himself to the preservation of historic buildings and open space. He is a past Chairman of the Historic House Trust of New York City; former Trustee of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Director of Friends of the Upper East Side Historic District, Inc.; Advisory Council and former Board Member of the New York City Landmarks Conservancy; Trustees Council and former Board Member of the Preservation League of New York State; and Chair of Friends of Coleman Station Historic District, which he founded. He and his wife have established a nature preserve in western Puerto Rico. With his wife, Encarnita Valdes Quinlan, he has sponsored a Dia Foundation installation art project in western Puerto Rico.
Mr. Quinlan is married and has three children. He is a graduate of Yale University, attended Harvard Law School, and holds a Masters degree from Columbia University.
Timothy C. Quinlan
In 2007, Tim took over all day-to-day operations of Quinlan Development Group and is directly responsible for all aspects of the company. During his tenure he has invested in, developed, or is developing over one million square feet of new projects.
Tim also oversees the family’s legacy portfolio and the leasing and management affiliate Walker, Malloy & Company, Inc.
Prior to joining Quinlan Development Group, Tim worked at SLCE Architects, Cushman & Wakefield, Tommy Hilfiger, and at a start-up technology company. He graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, and received a Master of Science in Real Estate from New York University.
Tim serves on the boards of Open House New York, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, and Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District. He was involved in the foundation of the Junior Committee for the High Line, and assisted the Park Avenue Armory in starting its Avant-Garde program. He is a Member of the New York Farmers, the Urban Design Forum, New York Landmarks Conservancy, and Chairman of Friends of Coleman Station Historic District. Tim also actively supports several other non-profits.
Tyler A. Wilkins
Tyler Wilkins focuses on deal sourcing, project management, company strategy, and capital structuring and sourcing within the firm. Since joining Quinlan Development Group, Tyler has closed on $750 million in equity and debt transactions throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn across most property types.
Prior to joining Quinlan Development Group, Tyler was a Vice President at DTZ Rockwood, a real estate investment bank headquartered in New York City. During his tenure, Tyler underwrote and structured transactions valued at over $5 billion, specializing in buy-side advisory, workouts, and debt and equity restructuring and placement on behalf of institutional clients.
Prior to joining DTZ Rockwood, Tyler founded Wilkins Development, a real estate development firm which built, operated, and owned office, residential, and self-storage properties in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Additionally, he worked in the acquisition groups at the JBG Companies and ASB Capital Management, where he underwrote and performed due diligence for large office portfolios in the D.C. metro area and condo developments in New York City.
Tyler holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Master in Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Marc L. Lazarus
Director of Development and Construction
Marc Lazarus oversees all aspects of the company’s construction projects, contributing at the planning stages and then managing projects until completion of construction.
Marc has over thirty-five years of experience in the construction industry, working at some of New York’s most respected organizations. Marc spent fourteen years as a Senior Vice President at the Related Companies in the Development Group, where he was in charge of over twelve residential developments. He has also worked for Rose Associates and the Durst Organization overseeing various high-profile construction projects.
Marc holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Pratt Institute and has a Site Safety Manager Certificate from the City of New York Department of Buildings.
Vice President of New Development
Adam Koplewicz helps lead deal acquisition and structuring as well as project management.
Prior to joining Quinlan Development Group, Adam was the Chief Operating Officer at Thayer Street Partners, a boutique private investment firm. In this capacity, he was responsible for oversight of all business operations of the firm, including execution of strategic growth initiatives. Prior to joining Thayer Street Partners, Adam was an Assistant Vice President at AllianceBernstein in the Real Estate Investment Group, responsible for sourcing, underwriting, execution, and asset management across real estate asset types.
Earlier in his career, Adam worked at Goldman Sachs in various real estate groups including the Real Estate Principal Investment Area (the Whitehall Funds, GS Real Estate Mezzanine Fund, and balance sheet investing), Real Estate Investment Banking, and internal real estate asset management/development. Throughout his career, Adam has been integral in building out new lines of business and has underwritten over $15 billion, closed over $1 billion, and asset managed over 20 million square feet of real estate related deals across both mezzanine and equity.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.
Assistant Project Manager
Kyle Cohen joined the Quinlan Development Group team as an Assistant Project Manager focusing on the company’s development projects. He is heavily involved with on-site construction management, administrative management and construction budgeting.
Prior to joining Quinlan Development Group, Kyle worked for Iron Bridge Consulting, a construction consulting firm, where he focused on residential, commercial, and retail development projects. His main client was Westfield where he was a tenant coordinator for the grand opening of 110 retail stores at the World Trade Center. Kyle also worked at Fisher Brothers in acquisitions and development for two high luxury residential projects in Manhattan.
In 2015, Kyle graduated from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University with a dual major in Finance and Entrepreneurship.