September, 2014

Dane's Top "In the News" Articles

What Counts as Affordable Housing?

Friday, August 15, 2014
By Charlie Herman: Business and Economics Editor

Deborah VanAmerongen is an affordable housing policy advisor for the law firm Nixon Peabody and the former Commissioner for the New York State Division of Housing. She says she can drive around New York City and point out buildings that "you wouldn't be able to pick it out that it's affordable housing. It doesn't look different from the things around it or the buildings privately financed that go for market rates."

Three Things I Wish I Had Known in My 20's: Heidi R. Burkhart  
By Rebekah

"The journey is the reward. I wish I'd heard this Steve Jobs quote in my twenties. It's my favorite because it's so true. Each day - with the ups, the downs, the deals lost, the deals gained - it's important to remember that every experience is a learning experience, to be enjoyed along the way. We are what we make ourselves to be, so take what life throws your way and make the most of it."

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Michelle Tolson will join the Dane PCG & Saxon/Hart family as the Director of Communications.


Michelle Tolson has been dancing since the age of 10 and choreographing since the age of 15. Her students hold many regional and national titles in both dance competitions and pageants including Regional Dancer of the Year for American Dance Awards, World Talent Winner for International Sunshine Girl, and World Showstopper. Former students have gone on to appear in regional and national tours, So You Think You Can Dance and on Broadway in Memphis, Chaplin, Mama Mia, West Side Story, Pippin and Rock of Ages.


Michelle held the title of Miss New Hampshire 1996 and competed at the Miss America Pageant that fall. Her picture and shoe can be seen in the Miss America Hall of Fame in Atlantic City. She was the choreographer and producer for the New Hampshire's Distinguished Young Woman Program for seven years, a scholarship program for senior's in high school and is a former Junior Miss for New Hampshire.


Her performance credits include being a Radio City Rockette for six years, where she performed in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular as well as on the Today Show, the Isaac Mizrahi Show, and in the Macy's Day Parade. She also performed in Tap Girls, 42nd Street and numerous television, video and print works.


For five years she was a Professor at Wagner College on Staten Island, NY, where she choreographed Cabaret for the main stage and implemented the Tap program. She has been a guest artist at Georgian Court University where she worked with the dance club and was the dance advisor/coach for the Neptune High School dance team and the choreographer for the musicals. Her dance team was chosen out of 90 teams in the NY/NJ/CT area to compete on the new MSG Varsity Talent Show. While at Neptune she choreographed A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Guys and Dolls.  She continues to teach at dance studios throughout New York and New Jersey, and works as a Master Teacher throughout the country.


Michelle recently held the title of Director of Public Relations at the New York City Rescue Mission, the first homeless shelter in the country. While there, Michelle brought local and national media attention to the issues of homelessness and generated support through fundraisers and special events to help those in need in the New York City area.  


She is now the Director of Communications for Saxon/Hart & Dane Professional Consultant Group where she is using her talents to help further our mission: "Live to Give. Give to Live."


Saxon/Hart "Live to Give. Give to Live."

Saxon/Hart's Next Event:  COLON CANCER INITIATIVE.

Dane PCG would like to say thank you to our Real Estate Clients who have contributed to making this event possible. A Special thank you goes out to Stonehenge Partners for hosting our October 8th Event. 
You are beyond appreciated.  Thank You!
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______:CANCER is a national action Saxon/Hart cause campaign kicking off with a full day fitness fundraising event on October 8th in NYC to raise money and bring awareness to Ulcerative Colitis and Colorectal Cancer, particularly among adults 50 and under where incidence rates have been on the rise.

The two-day event hosted by Saxon/Hart, a unique, inspirational cause marketing company and Dane Professional Consulting Group along with premier sponsor, Stonehenge NYC, will raise funds ( to offset hospital expenses for Will Lanier, a young, active male that is a prominent figure in the NYC fitness community. Will was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in July 2014 after a long history of ulcerative colitis. Will has a large following in the fitness community, as he is currently the General Manager of Brick New York, a top area gym, and is a contributor to many national men's lifestyle, fashion and fitness magazines.

October 8th is significant, as it will mark the date of Will's second surgery that will remove his rectum. An all-star line-up of fitness instructors from popular gyms around the city as well as female impersonator, Destiny Devine, who will teach a Beyonc�-inspired Dance Fitness class, have signed on to participate in this great cause and support Will.

Supporters of the event, include lululemon athletica, a leader in athletic clothing, leading fitness instructors from facilities such as, Flex Studios, Brick NYC, Under Armour Performance Center, BFX Studio, and Barry's Bootcamp.



Amanda Valdes Erica GiovinazzoHolly
Matthew JohnsonPatrick
7:30am 9:30am 12:30pm 2:15pm 4:30pm 6:30pm 8:15pm 
"Training Camp"


Come join the Saxon/Hart giving forward initiative an raise furs for Will Lanier on Wednesday, October 8th for our _______: CANCER Fitness Event.  First Come - First Serve! Sign-up for classes at and come dressed to workout.


Date:                 Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (Rain or Shine)

Time:                 7:30am to 9:30pm

Venue:               555 Sixth Avenue at the corner of East 16th Street (a @Stonehenge Retail Property)

Reservation:     Please email us at


No charge: Donation appreciated to  

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Dane PCG and Saxon/Hart are founded by Heidi Burkhart.


Dane PCG's platform is aimed to offer the highest quality brokerage and consulting service in the nationwide affordable housing community by creating a team consisting of the utmost respected, professional, knowledgeable, and ethical parties in our respective fields. We surround ourselves with the best in order to be the best. Give us a call today at (212) 575-1400, or browse our listings.

Saxon/Hart is a Cause Marketing Company that reinvests its net profits in direct impact giving initiatives. The entire Dane PCG team participates in these community outreach endeavors to further the giving-forward initiatives as noted in Dane's mission "Give to Live. Live to Give."  visit our website.





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