Spotlights

2019 Women in Building Services: Kiwesa King, SureTech Engineering, PC

Which of your philanthropic endeavors are you most proud of? I believe that we all have something valuable to share. If you know how to read, teach someone who does not. I am proud to serve on the Advisory Council for Fordham Real Estate Institute. The Fordham program is unique in that the participants are…

2019 Women in Building Services: Allison Shannon, SWBR

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?  John Walton Spencer School 16, a $32 million elementary school gut rehabilitation that includes a gymnasium, kitchen and classroom addition.

2019 Women in Building Services: Susan Sassoon, Rosenbaum Design Group

Which of your philanthropic endeavors are you most proud of?  I love my work with Canstruction Long Island. Over the past 10 years, I’ve participated as a team captain for RDG, an event committee member, and as the director of sponsorship for the Executive Board. Each year, teams of architects, engineers, designers and contractors build…

2019 Women in Building Services: Susan Boyle, GEI Consultants, Inc./ NYC Brownfield Partnership

Which of your philanthropic endeavors are you most proud of? For those of us who are “seasoned” members of this industry, I can’t imagine anything more satisfying than mentoring the next generation and helping them achieve their goals with scholarships…

2019 Women in Building Services: Christa Forte, Shawmut Design and Construction

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?  The completion and reopening of the Chanel flagship on 57th St., which included 2.5 years of renovating and expanding the entire boutique.

2019 Women in Building Services: Yun Luo, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? I am working on a new resilient acute care hospital tower for Coney Island Hospital. It serves an urgent community need and is designed against future severe weather events. We are adopting many innovative elements in…

2019 Women in Building Services: Mary Serafy, BRP Companies

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?  The Crossing at Jamaica Station, a 30-story, mixed-use building consisting of 669 affordable units has been the most complex project I’ve worked on to-date. It has also been the most rewarding, as it will be iconic for Jamaica, Queens when it’s completed later this year.

2019 Women in Building Services: Stacie Alexiou, WATT + FLUX

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? Removing over 2 million Kwh each from two DOT transportation facilities that host transport to over 62,000 people every eight hrs. We performed this work while working with the Facilities Terminal Services, our prime manager and the DOT to continue  normal operation and protect the safety of the…

2019 Women in Building Services: Amy Pisano, Honest Buildings

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? When I was still at FreeWheel I worked with stakeholders across the company after a merger to reorganize and bring together all products and services into a single offering for customers. This helped customers get the most value and insights from the service and put us on a shared mutual value approach to…

2019 Women in Building Services: Laura Puerta, Trion Real Estate Management

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? My greatest achievement in 2018, has been my promotion to the director of operations. Prior to stepping into this role, I lead the leasing and sales department, while working closely with the director of property management on improvement strategies companywide