Design / Build

Mancini names Sheridan and Kipfer principals

New York, NY According to Mancini, Jessica Sheridan, AIA, and Michael Kipfer have been elevated to the principal level of leadership. Their promotion comes on the heels of a groundbreaking year of new initiatives and a proven track record of engaging clients with dynamic services. 

SWBR wins two NAIOP Awards of Excellence at annual ceremony for Evergreen Center and American Packaging

Buffalo, NY SWBR was recognized at the 2018 NAIOP Upstate New York Chapter Awards of Excellence ceremony for two projects — Evergreen Center in Buffalo, and the new American Packaging manufacturing facility in Chili.

Bolano joins Colliers as a regional director

New York, NY According to Colliers International, 35-year construction and project management veteran Joe Bolano has joined the firm’s healthcare project management team as regional director, healthcare and life sciences. Bolano will oversee the design and construction of healthcare projects from conception to closeout and will be instrumental in growing Colliers’ portfolio and building a specialized healthcare team.

Racanelli family honored at Boulton Center Gala

Bay Shore, NY Members of The Racanelli Family, who head up Racanelli Construction Co., were honored at the 15th Annual Boulton Center Gala held on November 2nd at the Boulton Center.

EmpireCore completes $20 million amenities renovation of 63-67 Wall Street; Project team: The Design High and IMC Architecture

Manhattan, NY EmpireCore has completed the comprehensive amenities renovation of 63-67 Wall St., owned by the Brooksville Company and managed by Pinnacle City Living. This project required extensive work due to the limited and aged amenities previously existing, and after 12 months of continuous construction, EmpireCore completed the $20 million renovation.

Mass Contracting hires Dolan as project manager

New York, NY Brian Dolan has joined Mass Contracting Corp. as a project manager. He will oversee construction projects and serve as the main point of contact for subcontractors. He will also collaborate with team members to maintain effective client relations. 

Hottest trend of 2019: Sustainability – The times are indeed ‘a-changin’ with a new generation - by Steven Schleider

We’ve written what’s hot and what’s not in our annual real estate predictions of green trends and have also written in depth about those trends - roof gardens, urban farms, beekeeping, biophilic design, solar and many more.  But come gather ‘round people, because the times they are a’changin. Certainly, we’re seeing changes in the real estate landscape. As The Urban Land Institute’s “Emerging Trends in Real Estate US and Canada” opines: “New Era Demands New Thinking.” ULI considers the 2019 outlook to be complex with uncertainty, a scenario where the subtle interplay of overlap among real estate market sectors will “make for innovation and creativity. “

Coworking 2.0 – Transforming the industrial real estate market and generating higher revenue - by Rafael Alvarez

It is clear that coworking has transformed both the commercial real estate industry and the startup ecosystem. By allowing small businesses and solopreneurs easy access to well-appointed, turnkey, flexible office space complete with fractional use of shared resources such as printing, conference rooms, and videoconferencing, coworking companies typically extract significantly higher psf revenue than traditional commercial landlords. Given the clear benefits to both landlords/operators and their customers, coworking is not only here to stay, but will continue to encroach upon the traditional commercial office space landlord/tenant model. Coworking behemoth WeWork was recently valued at $45 billion and is rumored to be planning a very high profile IPO in 2019. 

Strategic, Cape Advisors and Forum Absolute top out Greenwich West; Team includes: Plaza Construction, Locia Anima and Adamson

Manhattan, NY According to Strategic Capital, Cape Advisors, and Forum Absolute Capital Partners,  West SoHo’s newest residential tower, Greenwich West, has topped out to its full 30-story height. The building broke ground in July 2018 and launched sales of its 170 residences this fall, with closings slated to begin in early 2020. The builder for the project is Plaza Construction. Greenwich West is located at 110 Charlton St. in the Hudson Sq. neighborhood, which sits at the nexus of the West Village, Soho and TriBeCa. The area, and all of the west side waterfront up to Hudson Yards, is currently in the midst of one of the city’s biggest development booms, as illustrated by Google’s recent announcement to develop a New York campus in Hudson Sq. This news came months after Disney/ABC said that it would be moving its New York headquarters to the neighborhood, further showcasing the area’s transformation into a 24-7 live, work and play destination.

Rudman joins MKDA as managing director

New York, NY According to MKDA, Richard Rudman has joined the firm as a managing director. In addition, his corporate design firm, Rudman Design, LLC will be merged into MKDA. He has 35 years of experience in interior space planning, programming, design and project management. He has worked on offices, showrooms and educational facilities for clients that include Pirelli North America, Christine Valmy, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Catalyst, Rent Stabilization Associates, Karl Lagerfeld and Krizia.