Mary Schwagerl Named Among 2024 Commercial Observer’s Top Young Professionals


From childhood visits to Hearst Tower construction sites with her father Brian Schwagerl, to closing major real estate deals at RIPCO, Mary Schwagerl has already had an impressive journey at the young of age of 26.

After roles at RCG Properties and Nest Seekers, University of Maryland grad Mary Schwagerl joined Vice Chairman Richard Skulnik’s team at RIPCO. Her first big deal involved finding the perfect space for Hotworx in Chelsea. Now, she’s leasing 80,000 sq ft at RXR’s 620 Avenue of the Americas, transforming it from a former Bed Bath & Beyond. 

“This is something that piqued my interest,” Schwagerl said. “How we can take these big-box spaces” and fill them? “Previously, Bed Bath & Beyond looped around like a U, with a lower level. No one needs that much square footage. So we’re cutting it up — two corner spaces on the south and north corner, and then the atrium. We’re playing a puzzle-piece game.”

Mary’s hard work, dedication, passion for real estate, and innovative thinking have fueled her success at RIPCO, where she tackles significant projects with creative solutions. Congratulations, Mary, on being named among Commercial Observer’s 2024 Young Professionals, a very well-deserved recognition!

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