Meet Us


Scott-and-Jerry-Photo_thefactorydictrict The Janus Property Company has a long history of successful development in upper-Manhattan, specializing in the creative development of complex public-private projects. Janus has grown into the largest and most active private non-institutional developer and property owner in the Manhattanville Factory District. Founded in 1989, Janus has been headquartered on West 126th Street for more than 20 years and is proud to be an integral part of the West Harlem community.

Together, the principals of Janus, Scott Metzner and Jerry Salama, have almost 60 years of real estate development, finance, law, public policy, construction and management experience. In the case of the Taystee Building, Janus is pleased to have formed a partnership with the principals of Monadnock Construction, one of New York's most respected and accomplished construction firms.

Scott Metzner
is Founder and Principal of the Janus Property Company and affiliates. Prior to Janus, Mr. Metzner held senior positions with several national firms focusing on both agency and principal-related real estate activity, including at Daiwa Securities America and Eastdil Realty (a predecessor firm to Eastdil-Secured) where he rose from associate to partner.

Mr. Metzner received a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University with a double concentration in finance and real estate, and a five-year Bachelor of Architecture professional degree from University of Maryland. He currently sits on the Executive Committee as Trustee of Phipps Houses, the nation's oldest developer/owner of affordable housing, Phipps Neighborhoods, its social services affiliate, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, preserving and interpreting the story of New York immigration and enhancing appreciation for the profound role it plays in shaping America.

Jerry Salama
is Principal of the Janus Property Company affiliate that developed the Sweets Building and is developing The Taystee Building, among many others. Prior to Janus, Mr. Salama was Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Acting General Manager of the New York City Housing Authority and Counsel to the Deputy Mayor for Finance and Economic Development. He started his career as a real estate attorney with the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He has also advised clients including the Enterprise Foundation, the New York City Housing Partnership and the Faith Center for Community Development. He completed a fellowship with the Open Society Institute and teaches at New York University School of Law.

Mr. Salama received a law degree from Harvard Law School, a Master's in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Salama previously served as a board member of four housing and community development organizations.

Commercial Leasing

David Itzkowitz
Senior Director
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10104
212-841-7551 Tel
212-805-1448 e Fax
david.itzkowitz@cushwake.com

Retail Leasing

Aaron Gavios
Executive Vice President
Square Foot Realty, LLC

14 Penn Plaza 1805

New York, NY 10122

212-971-1414
Tel
212-971-1444 Fax
aaron@squarefootrealty.com

Directions

Location

  • One block east are the A and D subway lines accessing TimeWarner Center, Columbus Circle, and Central Park in one stop, along with the B and C subway lines; One avenue west is the Broadway #1 subway line, accessing the #2 and #3 subway lines.
  • The District sits within the highest concentration of North-South and East-West bus lines in Manhattan
  • The MetroNorth Commuter Rail Station is approximately one mile east at 125th Street and Park Avenue, accessing the suburbs of Westchester to the north and Grand Central Station.
  • The North-bound and South-bound access and exits of the West Side Highway are two short avenues west.
  • Amsterdam Avenue conveniently runs both north and south at this location and is the major truck route in and out of Manhattan, with direct access to Interstate-95, the George Washington Bridge, New Jersey and the New York State Thruway.

Right Side

neighborhood

Please note: The street grid changes north of West 125th Street. West 126th, West 127th and West 128th Streets do not continue west across Broadway.

Right Directions

Subway

  • A, B, C or D train to 125th Street. Ride in the front car and exit through the north exit to St. Nicholas Ave and West 127th Street. Turn left to walk west, past Convent Ave until you reach the intersection of West 126th and West 127th Streets. The Marketing Center is on your right, on the north side of the street, on the ground floor.
  • Broadway #1 train to 125th Street; walk east along 125th Street. Turn left at Amsterdam Ave and right on West 126th St. The Marketing Center is on your left, on the north side of the street, on the ground floor.

Bus

  • •  M11 or M100 bus to West 126th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
  • •  M101 or M104 bus to West 128th Street and Amsterdam Avenue

Train

  • MetroNorth to Harlem/125th Street stop.
  • •  taxi westbound to Amsterdam Avenue, or
  • •  M100 bus westbound to 126th and Amsterdam Avenue, or
  • •  M101 bus westbound to 128th and Amsterdam Avenue

Car

  • North-bound West Side Highway: exit toward 125th Street. Right onto West 125th Street for .5 mile and left on Morningside Avenue. 2nd left onto West 127th Street.
  • South-bound West Side Highway: Exit 12 toward 125th Street. Merge onto Marginal St; 1st left onto West 125th Street for .6 mile; turn left on Morningside Avenue. 2nd left onto West 127th Street.
  • North-bound FDR Drive: Exit 19 toward East 125th Street. Merge onto East 127th Street, slight right onto 1st Avenue. Right onto East 125th Street for 1.4 miles; turn right onto Morningside Avenue. 2nd left onto West 127th Street.


Press Contact

Donnette Dunbar
CEO
Dash Media PR
423 West 127th Street
New York, NY 10027
212-939-7544 Tel
646-370-5755 Fax
DashMediaPR@gmail.com