Professional Profiles: Douglas González 2016

Douglas González - 2016

Name: Douglas González - 2016

Title: Associate Partner

Company: Leslie E. Robertson Associates

Location: New York, NY

Birthplace: New York, NY

Education: Cornell University, Master of Science (Structural), 1991; The Cooper Union, B.E. Civil Engineering, 1989

First job in real estate or allied field: Design engineer at LERA

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? As an associate partner at LERA, I serve as project director and project manager on a wide variety of challenging and exciting projects. As LERA’s QA manager, I also oversee LERA’s QC and standards programs. Recently, I’ve worked on a number of projects for the NYU Langone Medical Center. Other notable projects of mine include the Javits Center, the Apollo Theater and the Newseum in Washington D.C. Having just become president of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) for the 2016-17 year, I’m honored and eager to lead the chapter through some exciting new initiatives. SEAoNY is an invaluable resource for structural engineers and a great liaison for the broader design and real estate community.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Hang with my family and friends, watch sports/movies and drink a beer or a good bourbon.

Favorite book or author: Paradise Lost, Milton

Favorite movie: Star Wars

Last song you purchased/downloaded? Ouroboros, Ray LaMontagne

One word to describe your work environment: Rewarding and challenging

Rules to live by in business: Always be open minded and listen; be fair and honest and never give up

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? Ernest Hemingway at Rao’s

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) Writing fiction novels while traveling around the world.