40 Under 40: “I take nothing for granted. There is always an opportunity to learn, grow and succeed”
What is your greatest professional accomplishment? Ten years ago, I left school to work in the construction and real estate industry, working my way up from entry-level jobs that span many facets of the business. Fast forward to today, and I now employ over 30 people who are also able to provide for their families. To see my effort multiply like that gives me a great sense of accomplishment.
What has been your most notable project to date? We recently completed the renovation of the 139,000±- s/f Ramsey Office Center, turning what was a dated property into a modern complex designed for today’s workers. We were not only able to bring new life to an old building, we also contributed to Bergen County’s growth as a hub for some of the most successful new companies in the country. To do this, we leaned on our value engineering and creative construction methods, which allowed us to complete the project on schedule and under budget by 30%. It was the property’s first major upgrade since it was built in the 1980s and the repositioning so far has attracted several new tenants for the ownership.