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                 Real estate Weekly                                         WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010


            Industry is on the move,                                                                                              Real estate Weekly

      construction chiefs tell PWC crowd
    “These sorts of events in this type of economy will help
us all to keep the business flowing,” said Elizabeth Velez,
president of the Velez Organization, one of five speakers at
                                                                     The guests were introduced by PWC board members
                                                                  Janis; Christine Flaherty, CCM, business development man-
                                                                  ager of STV; Barbara Armand, president of The Armand
                                                                                                                               Construction
the hugely popular annual “Meet the Construction Chiefs”
networking and tabletop exhibit event presented by Profes-
                                                                  Corporation; and Lina Gottesman, president of Altus Metal
                                                                  & Marble Services.
                                                                                                                                 & DESIGN
sional Women in Construction (PWC) National on March 2               PWC’s annual Awards Reception will be held on Wednes-
at Il Valentino in NYC.                                           day, April 7, at The Yale Club in NYC. Visit www.pwcusa.                        section b
    “These are the people you all need to meet, the in-           org, call 212.486.7745 or contact pwc@pwcusa.org.
dustry’s movers and shakers,” said PWC president Le-
nore Janis to a crowd who flocked to learn of the latest
trends and projects from the industry’s top decision mak-
ers.
    Anthony Acerra, vice president, account manager, Skan-
ska USA Building, said that the top jobs currently at Skan-
ska include a large-scale campus renovation project; a $400
million, LEED Silver construction of the Advanced Science
Research Center at CUNY; and projects at NYU and Co-
lumbia University.
    Gus Maimis, vice president for STV Construction, spoke
of the construction progress being made on the National
September 11 Memorial & Museum and the upcoming bid-
ding opportunities for the M/WBE contracting community.
    George Toma, AIA, vice president, construction manage-
ment for the NYCSCA, said that the SCA’s commitment to
M/WBEs and local businesses “is second to none.”
    Peter Marchetto, president, construction operations with
Tishman Construction Corporation, spoke of several proj-
ects currently out to bid: Tower 1 downtown; The Hubble
or downtown transportation hub at Ground Zero, a 50-50
joint venture with Turner; a $500 million project at the Javits                                                                                                  Photo by Michael Roach
Convention Center; the 911 Call Center; and projects with          Professional Women in Construction staged its popular “Meet the Construction Chiefs” event at Il Valentino earlier
Intercontinental Hotels and the TransHudson Tunnel.                this month. A panel of high-powered speakers agreed that the industry was adjusting to the demands of the new
    Marchetto urged all to “Keep your eye on the ball,” not-       marketplace and noting increasing signs of health and movement in the industry. Pictured l-r: Lenore Janis, PWC;
                                                                   Peter Marchetto, Tishman Construction Corporation; Anthony Acerra, Skanska USA Building; Elizabeth Velez, The
ing that there are increasing signs of health and movement         Velez Organization; George Toma, AIA, NYCSCA; Gus Maimis, STV Construction.
in the industry.

				
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