Spotlights

2019 Women in Building Services: Barbara Kavovit, Evergreen Builders & Construction Services, Inc.

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? My novel, “Heels of Steel” about a girl from the Bronx taking the construction industry by storm will be released this June by Harper Collins, which is one of my greatest achievements

2019 Women in Building Services: Kristen Ambrosino, ACC Real Estate Services, Inc. 

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?  This past year I had the opportunity to step into the General manager/controller position at ACC. This has been an amazing learning experience for me, as I now get to know and learn every single aspect of our commercial property and leasing firm. Being in this new position has allowed me to grow and create connections more rapidly than before, due to the fact…

2019 Women in Building Services: Elizabeth Kirchhoff, SWBR

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?  Something I am proud of this past year is beginning a new job in a different sector of the building industry. Learning more about designing low income housing and senior living communities has been a rewarding challenge because each project I am involved in…

2019 Women in Building Services: Alexa Antopol, Fisher Dachs Associates

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? My favorite theatre we opened in 2018 is the renovated Helen Hayes Theater. This project expanded Second Stage’s campus from two stages to three, filling a void on Broadway with new American plays from diverse voices, and broadening the company’s impact on both

2019 Women in Building Services: Sonya Verny, IA Interior Architects

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? Joining IA Interior Architects as director of client services for the New York office is my greatest professional achievement in the last 12 months. I moved to New York over eight years ago with little knowledge of the real estate industry…

2019 Women in Building Services: Nicolle Frantellizzi, Shawmut Design and Construction

Which of your philanthropic endeavors are you most proud of?  I’ve reconnected with the construction management department at my alma mater, Pratt Institute. I’ve spoken on two panels for students and faculty, discussing my career path and experience as a project manager, as well as the importance of…

2019 Women in Building Services: Jamie Walegir Potucek, KOW Building Consultants

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? Our company reviews and approves construction projects for lending institutions. In 2018 alone, KOW reviewed over 200 projects, of which I had reviewed 50 of them. The most notable projects that cross my desk are ones that have a positive social impact…

2019 Women in Building Services: Maria Nocera, Shawmut Design and Construction

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?  We took over a project for owners who had been undergoing a very challenging, four-year-long renovation to their residence. We mobilized quickly and put a schedule in place that allowed us to

2019 Women in Building Services: Nancy Colella, NYS Sustainable Corp.

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?  The NYSSC firm has now implemented case studies worthy of depicting the corporation’s specialization on Green-Tech strategic investment related models. As a business owner with great respect and admiration for the commercial real estate sector. NYS Sustainable Corporation’s positioning is critical to the sharing of renewable investment projects that…

2019 Women in Building Services: Joelle Kirchick Nelson, Thornton Tomasetti

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? With a background in forensic engineering, I led several investigations into the structural collapse of cranes. Oftentimes, these crane failures could have been prevented, and recognizing that, I decided to make crane safety the focus of my career…