Owners, Developers & Managers / Design-Build - April 8-21, 2014

Benenson Capital Partners forms joint venture with Rose Associates to develop mixed-use building in downtown Brooklyn
According to Richard Kessler, COO of Benenson Capital Partners, LLC, one of the nation's oldest privately held real estate investment and development companies, has formed ...

Gene Kaufman Architect chosen to design two new projects on Manhattan's West Side
Gene Kaufman Architect, P.C. (GKA) has been chosen by McSam Hotel Group to design two new hotels on the West Side. The two projects, located ...

Modern Spaces reaches 100% sales milestone for The Bindery, a Long Island City condominium property
Long Island City's condominium The Bindery has reached the 100% sales milestone, much to the acclaim of real estate and brokerage company Modern Spaces, the ...

Meadow Partners launches $15 million renovation plan at 211 East 43rd Street; Cohen and Emden of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank named exclusive leasing agents
211 East 43rd St., a 210,000 s/f office property located between Second and Third Aves. in the Midtown East neighborhood, will embark on a $15 ...

TF Cornerstone's 4545 Center Blvd. is now 100% leased
TF Cornerstone's 4545 Center Blvd., a 41-story, 820-unit waterfront property, is now 100% leased. Leasing activity at the tower has been swift since it began June ...

LargaVista Companies and Related Companies form joint venture for development of 300 Lafayette; Designed by COOKFOX Architects
LargaVista Companies, a second generation real estate development, management and investment firm, and Related Companies, a prominent privately owned real estate firm, have formed a ...

I. Buss & Allan completes redesign of uniforms for The Durst Org.'s commercial portfolio
Employees of The Durst Org. who work in its nine commercial properties are now sporting new uniforms designed and manufactured by I. Buss & Allan ...

PWC seminar helps businesses launch, grow and get certified; Double-header event held on March 12th
On March 12th, Professional Women in Construction (PWC) presented a double-header, combining its Continuing Ed program with its Mentorship Series through a Small Business/Entrepreneurial Seminar. ...

March was a productive month for AIANY's advocacy efforts
By Lance Jay Brown, FAIA March was another busy and productive month for the AIA New York chapter's advocacy efforts. On March 19th, we made our ...

ACEC New York presents 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards; Brooklyn Botanical Garden Visitors Center wins top award
On Saturday, March 29th, 700 consulting engineers and clients attended the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York's (ACEC New York) 47th annual Engineering ...

Greater New York IREM's upcoming events and education courses
The Greater New York chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) will hold the following upcoming events: * Tuesday, April 29th: Monthly luncheon at ...

April at BOMA New York: TOBY honors and education
BOMA New York starts off the month of April on a victorious note as three of its 2013-2014 Pinnacle Award winners accept TOBY Awards April ...

Building envelope issues: Owners should identify and address issues before they cause problems
Identifying and addressing building envelope issues before they cause serious problems can help building owners avoid serious damage to its building's infrastructure but also implement ...

Building owners can now turn to technology to mitigate the effects of a doorman strike
This time it's different. This time negotiations between Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union and owners of residential buildings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and ...

Why building envelopes matter during blackouts: How will your building weather the next storm?
"Where were you when the lights went out?" was a famous slogan from the 1965 Northeast Blackout, but a better slogan in light of the ...

Cost seg of the IRS' final regs: A combo one-two punch maximizing tax deductions/write-off benefits
It's hard to believe that once again, April 15th is just around the corner, and people are scrambling to try and figure out how they ...

Property of the Month: Montroy Andersen DeMarco Architects completes 35,000 s/f Dentsu Americas Headquarters in Manhattan
The architecture and interior design firm of Montroy Andersen DeMarco (MADGI) has completed the 35,000 s/f headquarters of Dentsu Americas, one of the world's largest ...

Second phase of the New York City site stalled program: Re-evaluation protocol
With the bettering of the local real estate market and the economy in New York City, no compliance issue has been more frustrating than the ...

Remote building security in the age of mobile tech: Datawatch launches Hosted VideoWatch
Gone are the days when you get up from the couch to switch channels on your TV. Despite the fact that sometimes you can't often ...

Metro fiber helps buildings add value for tenants: Provides "last mile" of connectivity to the Internet
Business Internet usage is being pushed to the limit. Cloud computing is a primary vehicle for several applications - IP telephony, video conferencing, digital media, ...

Professional Profile: Olga Breise, 2014
Name: Olga Breise Title: Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Company: Team Gotham Location: 1375 Broadway 6th Fl. Suite 18, New York, NY 10018 Birthplace: Germany Education: BA of Science, University of ...

Professional Profile: James Krochune, 2014
Name: James Krochune Title: Sales Manager Company: American Plant Maintenance Location: Woburn, MA Birthplace: Boston, MA Education: Master's of business management First job ...

Professional Profile: Tina Larsson, 2014
Name: Tina Larsson Title: CEO Company: The FolSon Group Location: 100 Park Ave., Suite 1625, New York, N.Y. 10017 Birthplace: Sweden Education: Pace University, MBA First job outside of real ...

Professional Profile: Robert Simonetti, 2014
Name: Robert Simonetti, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Title: Senior Associate/Project Architect/Designer Company: SWBR Architects Location: 387 East Main St., Rochester, N.Y. 14604 Birthplace: Rochester, N.Y. Education: University of Buffalo, ...

Mc Gowan Builders completes renovation project at Hotel Beacon; Installed new Bar Beacon lounge and various interiors
Mc Gowan Builders (www.mcgowanbuilders.com) has completed a renovation project at the Hotel Beacon, located at 2130 Broadway. The scope of the renovation project undertaken by ...

Equity Residential tops out 170 Amsterdam Avenue; Joined by Ryder Construction, Handel, Desimone and ADS
On March 11th, project team members from Equity Residential, Ryder Construction, Handel Architects, Desimone Consultants and ADS joined construction workers to celebrate the topping out ...

VOA Architecture designs 6,000 s/f showroom for BSH
VOA Architecture, PLLC has completed the BSH Home Appliances (BSH) Experience & Design Center in the Architects & Designers Building. The 6,000 s/f showroom features ...

Shawmut Design hosts second annual Broken Resolutions party
Shawmut Design and Construction hosted its second annual Broken Resolutions party at LAVO Restaurant in the Midtown area for the firm's retail and hospitality clients. ...

Itzhaki completes Modern 19 in Chelsea
According to developer Erez Itzhaki, he has completed his newest Chelsea development, Modern 19, located at 138 West 19th St. between 6th and 7th Aves. ...

Faithful+Gould provides pre-construction cost estimating for Governors Island; For West 8 (landscape architect) and The Trust for Governors Island
Faithful+Gould is providing pre-construction cost estimating services to West 8 and The Trust for Governors Island. This project presents various challenges due to its location, ...

Panebianco and Franzon join Grassi's tax practice
Grassi & Co. has added two new professionals to their tax practice - Tony Panebianco, CPA, and Bill Franzon, CPA. Panebianco has joined Grassi as director ...

Design AIDD to design McCaffrey art gallery
Design AIDD Architecture, DPC was chosen to design the McCaffrey Fine Art Gallery at 508 West 26th St., between Tenth and Eleventh Aves. In 2008, ...

Rothenberg joins Sam Schwartz Engineering as a senior transportation engineer
Dr. Heather Rothenberg has joined Sam Schwartz Engineering (SSE) as a senior transportation engineer, with an emphasis on traffic safety studies and research. She is ...

Executive of the Month: Chen, chief operating officer of Crystal Window & Door Systems: The champion of change and improvement
Crystal Window & Door Systems' champion of change and improvement is Steve Chen. As chief operating officer, Chen constantly challenges his company to outperform other ...

Working with a medical equipment planning consultant
Regardless of the size of your facility, equipment costs can range between 25%-30% of the overall project budget. For a project where the project costs ...

Thornton Tomasetti presents $12,500 in grants
The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation has awarded two grants totaling $12,500 to The Center for Sustainable Engineering, Art and Architecture at Cooper Union in New York ...

MNS sells 75% of townhomes at Williamsburg Townhomes; Developed by Magnum Real Estate Group
According to MNS, an innovative real estate brokerage firm specializing in the marketing, rental and sale of residential properties, the Williamsburg Townhomes by developer Magnum ...

04-16-2014 - PWC to hold Hospitality Forum
The Professional Women in Construction (PWC) will hold a Hospitality Forum on April 16th from 8 to 10:30 a.m. The event will be held at ...

05-03-2014 - The Subcontractors Trade Association to hold 45th Annual Construction Awards Dinner
The Subcontractors Trade Association (STA) will hold its 45th Annual Construction Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 3rd at 7 p.m. at Russo's On The Bay, ...

Congressman Meeks and Greater Jamaica Development Corp. sign contract for BRP Companies to build $225 million development
The leaders of Greater Jamaica Development Corp., joined by congressman Gregory Meeks and local officials, have signed a contract for one of the largest private ...