The Practice

Anthony Morena

Anthony Morena is the founder and principal of Mortar.

He is a licensed architect in New York and New Jersey, and has worked as an architect and developer in the area for more than 18 years. A native of Brooklyn, he received his Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute and attended the Graduate School of Real Estate Finance and Development at New York University.  

Mr. Morena began his career at the renowned firm Joseph Pell Lombardi & Associates, one of the first in New York City to specialize in the restoration, preservation, and adaptive re-use of buildings. While there, he oversaw the design, development, and restoration of several landmark loft building conversions in Tribeca. He went on to join The Moinian Group. With a portfolio of 20 million square feet of assets valued at nearly $10 billion across the U.S., it is among the only national real estate entities to develop, own, and operate properties across every asset category. His work involved the construction and development of projects totaling 1,200 residential apartments, including The Atelier, a 42 story, 500 unit residential tower located on Manhattan's West Side.

Mr. Morena is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, The American Institute of Architects (AIA), The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, and The Municipal Art Society. His work has been profiled in numerous publications including the New York Times, and he has been an invited juror for the Multi Housing News' Green Initiative Awards Competition.