CEO Les Hiscoe was named to the Crain’s New York Business 2022 Notable Leaders in Real Estate list. Selected alongside an accomplished cohort of leaders—developers, brokers, technologists, architects, and more—Les and the other honorees are celebrated for shaping the fabric of New York City and advancing the growth of its most fast-paced and high-stakes industry.


The Crain’s profile highlights Les’ significant contributions to New York City’s commercial real estate market, commitment to building teams who deliver exceptional client service, and dedication to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both within and outside Shawmut’s walls. Read Les’ Crain’s profile here and more on his impact below.


Under Les’ leadership, Shawmut has led projects that have shaped New York City—working with clients from top commercial developers and leading academic institutions to prominent life sciences and healthcare systems to award-winning hotel groups. Les and his teams have thoughtfully executed the most sophisticated concepts in the market for clients, including The Met, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University, Louis Vuitton, and more. In the past year, the firm completed Brooklyn Public Library's first new branch in 40 years; “the most important new restaurant in New York City’s history,” Le Pavillon, with Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud and SL Green; and The Diagrid Club in the apex of 425 Park Avenue, the first full-block office building on Park Avenue in 50 years.