Shari Forrest serves as Managing Director of Residential Operations and Leasing for Slate Property Group and ABODE Residential, Slate’s residential leasing subsidiary. Shari has been in the real estate industry for over 20 years, getting her start at Citi Habitats in 1999. Since then Shari has worked on both the brokerage side and for Landlord/Developers at some of the most prestigious companies in New York – including Stonehenge, Moinian, Jack Parker and Town Residential – where she cultivated her experience in all areas of leasing and resident experience before joining Slate in January 2016 to oversee the renovation project of its largest asset, Oriana at River Tower. Since that time Shari has taken over residential and leasing operations for the Slate portfolio as well as launching ABODE Residential in 2018, where she oversees the day-to-day operations of the brokerage and all aspects of leasing for Slate. Shari grew up on Long Island and graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of English.