Professional Profile: James Palace 2022

James Palace

Name: James Palace

Title: Co-Founding Exec. Vice President and Operations Manager

Company: Urban Atelier Group

Location: 85 5th Avenue, New York, NY

Birthplace: Astoria, Queens, NY

Education: Hunter College

First job: Working in my family-owned pizzeria called Janine’s on Canal St. and 6th Ave.

First job in real estate or allied field: Working as a laborer on the Stuyvesant High School project along the West Side Highway.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? My role is to oversee the successful management of our projects and clients and to help our employees to grow and prosper at UAG. I am excited to successfully complete some of our major projects in 2022 while concurrently beginning several new and exciting projects for 2023. I look forward to continuing to grow UAG into a best-in-class construction management firm in New York City.

One word to describe your work environment: Fulfilling

Two things on your bucket list: Launching a hit single and winning a Grammy award

Favorite vacation destination: Italy

Favorite book: “Winesburg, Ohio” by Sherwood Anderson

Favorite movie: “The Godfather”

I can’t wait for the next season of: “Ted Lasso”

Have you ever been told you look like someone famous? Who? I’d like to think I’m one of a kind!

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? I would invite Derek Jeter for an exclusive omakase experience.

Rules to live by in business: Be respectful, be kind, be transparent, and be honest.

What is your DREAM job? (NOT your current job) I’d be a successful songwriter and music producer.