Who We Are

Our Leadership

Leveraging the power of Newmark Knight Frank, TheActivationGroup is an elite commercial real estate consulting team made up of highly experienced consultants and advisers with multidisciplinary backgrounds in commercial real estate and operations. TheActivationGroup partners with corporations for the purpose of implementing and developing strategies that will financially re-engineer corporate headquarters and global real estate portfolios. These strategies ensure the maximum benefit of new accounting standards and changes in financial markets while minimizing risks and increasing operational flexibility. TheActivationGroup’s rapid deployment process enables clients to realize their greatest results and savings within 18 months.

Michael Ippolito

Managing Partner

Mr. Ippolito has since developed analytical and strategic tools that brought real estate and operational strategy development into alignment with his clients' core business objectives.

Alan Nager


Mr. Nager co-founded operations and management consulting firm Operations Associates (OA) and president of the firm through the successful company sale in 2003.

Seth Weinstein


Mr. Weinstein is an expert in advising companies on improving their P&L and Balance Sheet by aligning real estate, facilities, and operations with their overall business objectives.

Mitchell Wolff


Mr. Wolff’s experience in structuring, negotiating and management of real estate transactions and portfolios, as well as his analytical skills and strategic thinking, are advantageous resources which his clients draw upon.

SEAL teams

We enable businesses to scale and contract, align real estate to business strategy, improve the workplace to generate talent attraction, create self-funded run rate savings and free cash for investment. Agile, Global SEAL teams solve pressing challenges and unlock strategic opportunities. Consultants with varying backgrounds from accounting, operations and finance assist corporations from conception through execution.

Strategy – Solving pressing challenges and unlocking strategic opportunities to improve financial results

Execution – Centrally organized strategic consulting, change management and governance; local market expertise and engagement

Alignment – Co-sourced engagements with client partners and outcome-based fees

Leadership – End to end in-house expertise in operations, finance and real estate