Jim Randel, a graduate of Columbia University School of Law, is a 35-year entrepreneur who has been involved with several high-profile real estate deals and business start-ups. He is currently a principal in four start-up ventures, the lead investor in a 180,000 sf real estate development in Miami, and the author of 10 books.
In his 35-year business history, Randel has been the lead developer or founder of the first factory outlet center in the U.S. (Norwalk, CT), a 650,000 sf power center (Albany, New York), a 15,000 redevelopment in the middle of Miami Beach, a footwear company that was sold to Steve Madden, a publishing venture with two best sellers in China, and a commercial real estate brokerage company with offices in Connecticut and Florida.
Randel is the author of Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur (McGraw Hill, 2006), one of the most successful real estate investing books of the last decade. He has lectured throughout the United States and including the NYU Stern Institute and Harvard Business School.
Randel’s law practice includes high net worth individuals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and celebrities. He is well-known for his ability to pull different parts of the “success puzzle” together in order to facilitate the best interest of his clients.
Prior to law school Kelly Molloy served nine years as an officer and aviator in the United States Army. She began her military career at West Point and went on to become the Army’s first female OH-58D Kiowa Warrior pilot. Molloy commanded an air cavalry troop, consisting of 8 helicopters and 35 pilots and crew chiefs, she also commanded the 3rd Infantry (Mechanized) Division’s Headquarters Company, with over 400 soldiers in her command.
Molloy’s law practice covers a variety of transactional deals including commercial leasing for office, retail and warehouse space; business acquisitions through stock purchase agreements; employment contracts; vendor contracts; commercial building acquisitions and sales; 1031 exchanges; economic development incentive transactions and residential purchases and sales.
Throughout her 14 year legal career, licensed in both New York and Connecticut, Molloy has assisted numerous companies as outside general counsel, including: Kaufman Astoria Studios, a major New York based production studio; Quest Workspaces, a business suites company with nine locations in New York and Florida; MRA, a Norwalk based company that imports premium Italian food products for national distribution; JAD International, a New York based company that sells secondary market clothing and apparel and A Little Something White, one of Connecticut's premier bridal salons located in Darien, CT.
Molloy is also the founder and Executive Director of Colin’s Kids, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing medical research related to congenital heart defects and providing financial assistance to families struggling to care for their children with congenital heart defects.