As seen in... 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 firstname.lastname@example.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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