Anna Zarro — who left her position as head of sales at Extell Development earlier this summer — is launching her own new development consulting business.
Running her own shop has been a longtime goal, she said, but it was one she put on hold when Gary Barnett’s Extell came knocking in 2016. Previously, she was senior vice president of marketing and leasing at Town Residential.
Zarro said she’s launching her as-yet-unnamed venture with two anchor clients: Extell, for whom she’ll help to oversee leasing for 1,000 rental units, and Ceruzzi Properties, where she will serve as an executive in residence and head of sales, marketing, and communications. In that capacity, she will help launch 1289 Lexington — also known as 147 East 86th Street — Ceruzzi and Kuafu Properties’ 18-story condo tower. She will also help to launch 138 East 50th Street, a 71-story tower designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli. Both projects are set to begin sales in 2019.