Team

Macro Sea team members have backgrounds in real estate, development and investment, project finance, architecture, art, design, project and consulting management, and scheduling.

David Belt
Executive Director and Founder

David is an active real estate developer who has worked on a diverse range of projects that vary widely in size, scope, and location. David is also the founder and Managing Partner of DBI, a firm specializing in real estate development, construction consulting and project management. Currently, David and Macro Sea are working on a redevelopment in the Brooklyn Navy Yard called New Lab, which will bring interdisciplinary high-tech fabrication and collaboration to a former shipbuilding facility. He is also spearheading the new development and restoration team for the Hotel Chelsea. David has been a guest lecturer, panelist, and participant for institutions such as Columbia University, RPI, Penn Design, Community Design Collaborative, the Atlantic Conference, the Venice Biennale, and MoMA.

Nicko Elliott
Managing Partner, Creative Director

With an emphasis on the social potential of landscape, materiality, and detailing, Nicko leads creative and technical consultant teams and organizes fabrication, manufacturing and construction to create impactful objects and environments. Nicko currently heads the design team for Other Spaces as it rolls out the Brooklyn site and properties overseas.

Rebecca Birmingham
Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Rebecca oversees logistics and legal issues on projects from the concept phase to realization, and researches every aspect of our ideas from aesthetics to zoning. Rebecca is currently managing the operations company for New Lab. In addition, she led the team that developed a proposal for the Governors Island Historic District RFP.

Liz Song
Designer - Project Manager

Liz’s interest in the design of built environment stems from an emphasis on creating meaningful narratives of social space. She is currently exploiting those interests as project designer for Other Spaces Brooklyn.

Alexander Adkins
Designer

Drawing on experience working as an architect, graphic designer and web developer, Alexander takes pleasure in focusing on craft in both digital and physical space. Currently Alexander is building the brand experience for Other Spaces.

Allison Moss
Special Project Coordinator

Allison manages day-to-day logistics, scheduling and research for Macro-Sea. Think of her as the bridge for smooth communication between people, places and things. Allison is currently working with the team on the coordination and development of Macro-Sea projects domestic and abroad.

Andrew Alexander
Chief Financial Officer

Andrew has extensive experience in complex real estate transactions locally, regionally, and nationally. Prior to joining Macro Sea, Andrew worked for ten years at Turner Construction Company, where he held the positions of Treasurer and Director of Real Estate Operations for its two wholly-owned real estate subsidiaries.