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[ about company ]

Your Partner in Construction and Development Excellence

CNY Group, headquartered in the heart of Times Square in New York City, is your trusted partner for all your construction management and development needs. Established in 2003, we have cultivated an expansive portfolio, specializing in large-scale mixed-use buildings, intricate renovation and reconstruction programs, revitalizing obsolete structures, interior finishes, and specialty projects. Our business operates with the flexibility and adaptability of an open-shop format, encouraging collaboration and co-creation.

[ company strategy ]

Our Philosophy

At CNY, we harness the power of ESG and SDG principles to transform the construction industry and the built environment. We are committed to the ideals and goals of a sustainable world, beginning with our own contributions to the environment.

ESG & SDGs

ESG & SDGs

CNY is committed to creating a safe, diverse, and inclusive workplace for everyone; regardless of race, gender, age, or sexuality

DEIB

DEIB

We adhere to rigorous guidelines both on and off-site to ensure the safety of all employees and pedestrians.

Health & Safety

Health & Safety

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Completed Projects
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LEED Certified Projects
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Open Shop Projects
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Completed Hotels
[ Approach ]

Our Solutions Based Approach

  • Hands On Principal Involvement –“Skin in the Game”
  • CNY Is Fully Independent And Provides True “Open Shop”
  • Over 90% Of Our Work Is For Owner / Developer
  • “Open Book” Transparency On All Transactions
  • Expert In Living Spaces, Commercial Properties, and Large-Scale Developments
  • Deliver strong Preconstruction Expertise & Solutions
  • Design-Assist And Constructability Analysis
  • Quantitative/Qualitative Pricing Analysis To Support Pricing/Bidding/Award
  • Global Sourcing Capabilities
  • “Systems” Commissioning And Start-up
  • Continuously Looking To Increase Value & Enhance Owner’s Interest
[ our team]

Strategic Executive Team

Ken Colao

Ken Colao

[ Founding Principal & CEO ]
Steve Colao

Steve Colao

[ Founding Principal & COO ]
Dennis Prude

Dennis Prude

[ Principal & Executive VP of Field Operations]
Katie Urtnowski

Katie Urtnowski

[ Vice President of People & Culture ]
Moe Aziz

Moe Aziz

[ Vice President of Preconstruction ]
Jack Messagno

Jack Messagno

[ Advisory Board Member ]
John Fedele

John Fedele

[ Principal- CFL ]
[ ESG & SDGs ]

Transforming Spaces, Building Futures

At CNY, we understand the importance of conducting business in an ethical and transparent way. But that’s just the beginning. Our transformative approach to construction influences how people work, live, play, rest, and recover, creating sustainable and inclusive spaces.

Our obligation extends beyond our immediate stakeholders. We’re committed to improving our communities, sustaining our planet, and supporting equity for all. Through our steadfast commitment to Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) principles, we ensure that our operations have a positive impact.

With a mission to build better places in endurable, regenerative ways, we promote wellness, ensure equity, and respect the needs of all stakeholders. Our vision unites all stakeholders to adapt to sustainable, efficient, and equitable practices through innovative developmental construction methods.

Our principles guide our actions. We embrace differences, support diversity, and foster an inclusive workplace. We advocate for adaptability and change, utilizing science and technology as catalysts. Our commitment to education and professional development, waste reduction, and efficiency forms the backbone of our operations. Our ideas and solutions turn ideals into tangible achievements, creating value that exceeds expectations.