Professional Profile: Armen Boyajian, 2019
Name: Armen Boyajian
Title: Executive Vice President
Company: Stillman Development International, LLC
Location: New York, NY
Birthplace: New York, NY
Education: BS in Civil Engineering from Tufts University, MS in Real Estate Development from New York University
First job: Newspaper delivery boy
First job in real estate or allied field: Junior estimator at Slattery Associates in Whitestone, NY
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Stillman Development International is embarking on a complete renovation, reconstruction and restoration of the historic Times Sq. Theater on 42nd St. between 7th and 8th Ave. We are transforming the vacant theater into experiential retail/brand experience space. Challenging components to the project include extracting interior plaster for offsite restoration; severing, bracing and hydraulically lifting the façade; full cellar excavation; construction of new 5 levels of steel framed building behind and above the historic façade; installation of a glass overlook over the 42nd St. sidewalk; full façade restoration; installation of large format LED signage on the building’s exterior. We are creating the platinum standard of flagship experiential buildings in Times Sq. For the future, we are planning transformational distribution/warehouse facilities in NYC activating decades old railways to reduce truck congestion, introducing electric charging for trucks to reduce carbon emissions and planning solar farms on the buildings to be as energy independent as possible.
How do you unwind from a busy day? Yard work – a great way to clear to your mind.
Favorite movie: Lion
Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? Cardi B “Money”
One word to describe your work environment: Inspirational!
Rules to live by in business: Do deals that can survive on a handshake. Be honest, act with integrity and always show respect.
If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Kirk Krikorian at Almayass Restaurant
What is your dream job? United States Secretary of State