NEW YORK CITY—In conjunction with his former Vornado Realty Trust colleague Eric Birnbaum, Michael Fascitelli has returned to the New York City real estate scene, quietly working on a residential development in Hudson Yards through a new investment firm, Imperial Companies, reports The Real Deal.

The move comes about one and a half years after Fascitelli left Vornado after close to 16 years with the REIT. Imperial was not available for comment at press time but during a recent interview, the Real Deal reports, Fascitelli said he was looking to get back into real estate with “value-added development opportunities.”

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