Professional Profile: Peter Fontana 2016

Peter Fontana - 2016

Name: Peter Fontana - 2016

Title: Senior Estimator

Company: Holt Construction

Location: 875 Avenue of the Americas, New York NY

Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Education:  College of Staten Island

First job in real estate or allied field: Plan Clerk for a New York City commercial interiors contractor.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I prepare comprehensive cost estimates for commercial construction projects as well as provide preliminary budget estimates during the conceptual stage of design.  My future plan is to get more involved in the pre-construction phase of projects to offer value engineering and aid in the management of cost control. 

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Watch Sesame Street and “Story Time” with my 14 month old daughter. 

Favorite book or author: “Wolves of the Calla” (The Dark Tower, Book 5), by Stephen King.

Favorite movie: “Young Frankenstein”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “The Hand That Thieves,” Streetlight Manifesto

One word to describe your work environment:  Vigorous

Rules to live by in business:  When working to establish a cost you have three options – fast, good, and cheap. Pick any two.

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? Dave Grohl, Down the Hatch in the West Village NYC for some wings and pints.

What is your dream job?  Owning and operating a vintage vinyl record store.