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NYREJ April 16, 2019 What do you consider to be your greatest professional accomplishment in the past 12 months? Being a part of the Times Sq. Edition Hotel (a.k.a. 20 Times Sq.) team and having a hand in building something so iconic in one of......

NYREJ April 16, 2019 Who or what do you attribute to your success? Being proactive. In most work environments, people are there to just “do their jobs” and nothing more. How often does one hear at a work place, “Oh, that’s not my job, so-and-so......

NYREJ April 16, 2019 Who or what do you attribute to your success?  I’ve had the pleasure of working with some really smart and trusting senior superintendents/managers/executives over my career. They provided me with an enormous amount of training and lessons that prepared me for......

Building Design & Construction November 13, 2018 No other place in the country generates more advertising revenue from building façades than Times Square. A single billboard can command upwards of $4 million per advertiser per year. Using the latest digital signage technology and creative building......

Mann Report Management November 1, 2018 In New York City, the construction industry shapes Manhattan’s iconic skyline. Moreover, it’s paramount for the city’s property managers and real estate elite to have a deep understanding of how an exemplary construction firm operates—and how exceptional buildings are made.......

Crain’s New York Business November 2018 Ms. Hawkins’ focus is on strengthening and growing CNY’s position in the industry. Her responsibilities include identifying and implementing new business strategies in current sectors and innovative business initiatives for its expansion. Read more ...

CityBizList December 20, 2018 CNY, one of New York City’s leading construction management firms, today announced the appointment of AnaTracey Hawkins as Vice President of Strategic Growth. In the newly-created role, Ms. Hawkins will focus on strengthening and growing CNY’s position in the industry, working closely with CNY President......

CityBizList January 7, 2019 CNY, one of Manhattan’s leading construction management firms, today announced its Interiors Division has completed the $3.2 million interior renovation of the 6,000-square-foot lobby at The Chelsea Mercantile Building, a luxury, 354-unit condominium located at 252 Seventh Avenue. According to Scott Yarmus, CNY Interiors......

New York Real Estate Journal February 19, 2019 What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?In my career I’ve been fortunate enough to be part of some historically significant projects, such as the 9-11 Memorial & Museum and the......

New York Real Estate Journal February 19, 2019 What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? Joining one of the New York’s leading construction management firms as vice president of strategic growth where my focus is strengthening and growing CNY’s......

REAL ESTATE WEEKLY February 27, 2018 Ken Colao, president of CNY, was a featured panelist  at the Fourth Annual Anchin Construction & Development Forum held at the New York Academy of Sciences in Downtown Manhattan.  “Recycle, Redevelop, Re-purpose:  Smart Strategies for Maximizing ROI of Existing Buildings” was the......

CityBizList December 20, 2018 In the spirit of the season, CNY, one of New York City’s leading construction management firms, donated 250 Amex gift cards to families in need in the Jamaica, Queens community. The event was held at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JAL) in......

Mann Report Management December 27, 2018 In the spirit of the season, CNY, one of New York City’s leading construction management firms, donated 250 Amex gift cards to families in need in the Jamaica, Queens community.  The event was held at Jamaica Center for Arts and......

The New York Post July 11, 2017 The Woolworth Building still has plenty of views of everywhere. When Larry Silverstein built 30 Park Pl. at the other end of the block, I thought the Woolworth Building conversion sales were toast. Boy, was I wrong. If......

CityBizList February 28, 2019 CNY, one of New York City’s leading construction management firms, today announced the appointment of Michael Geary as Director of CNY’s Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Technical Services Group.  In his new role, Mr. Geary will be responsible for managing CNY’s Technical......

CityBizList February 28, 2019 CNY, one of New York City’s leading construction management firms, today announced the appointment of Michael Geary as Director of CNY’s Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Technical Services Group. In his new role, Mr. Geary will be responsible for managing CNY’s Technical Services MEP......

Engineering News Record September 19, 2017 CNY Group executive Dennis Prude has a life story that sounds like it was ripped from the pages of a Charles Dickens novel. He was abandoned by his mother at age 5 and spent his childhood bouncing around homes in......

New York Real Estate Journal October 3, 2017 21 East 12th, a residential condominium being built by CNY Construction and developed by William Macklowe Company and Goldman Sachs, topped out recently at 22 stories. Located in Greenwich Village, the project will offer 51 apartments consisting of one......

As our nation continues to discuss problems of bigotry and discrimination, we would like to address the topic head-on so there is no ambiguity about CNY’s viewpoint. At CNY, discrimination is not part of our culture. Not only does it lead to failure for a......

The Architect’s Newspaper, October 2 2017 Archtober kicked off Sunday with an intimate tour of The Woolworth Tower Residences led by Joanna Stephens, Project Manager for CNY Group, and CNY Group President Kenneth Colao. Stephens and Colao described how the project, which converts the top 30......

Crain’s New York Business November 14, 2017 In August Steven Witkoff flipped the switch on a 9-story, 18,000-square-foot LED billboard that wraps around the base of the luxury hotel his firm is developing at West 47th Street and Seventh Avenue. The screen is one of the......

New York Real Estate Journal July 18, 2017 New York, NY On June 22nd, Kenneth Colao, president and co-founder of construction management firm CNY Group, received the Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Award in the Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction category in N.Y. from EY. The award......

Connect Media June 28, 2017 Kenneth Colao won the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award in the Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction category in New York. “It is so gratifying that our achievements — including surmounting challenges in the aftermath of 9/11–have been recognized,” said Colao,......

ENR New York July 10, 2017 Complex projects that require a healthy measure of innovation and problem-solving skills are the norm for New York City’s construction management firms. But applying an entrepreneurial approach to tackle those challenges is what Ken Colao, founding principal and president......

Real Estate Weekly  September 20, 2017 21 East 12th, the luxury residential condominium, being developed by William Macklowe Company and Goldman Sachs, and built by CNY Construction, has topped out  at 22 stories. Located in Greenwich Village, the project will offer 51 apartments consisting of one to......

New York Real Estate Journal February 20, 2018 CNY Group has appointed Ruth Mitteldorf, CPA as chief financial officer. With 25 years of experience working in senior financial positions for real estate companies, in this newly-created position Mitteldorf will be reporting to and working with......

New York Real Estate Journal December 19, 2017 Name & Title: Ken Colao, Co-Founder and CEO Company Name: CNY Group Address: 214 W. 39th Street, New York, NY 10018 What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2017? Being recognized by EY......

Commercial Observer September 20, 2018 Major construction at Woolworth Tower Residences is set to wrap up in early December, according to the general contractor on the site, though buyers who have inked contracts for luxury condos will likely have to wait longer to close on their units.......

BISNOW July 16, 2018 By the end of the year, a slew of major projects in New York City will officially open up. Much-anticipated developments like 3 World Trade Center have already delivered, and the rest of the year will see major openings at Hudson Yards and in Brooklyn.......

Structure March 1, 2018 20 Times Square, or 701 Seventh Avenue, is located on the northeast corner where 47th Street and Seventh Avenue intersect in New York City. When finished, 20 Times Square will host a variety of functions, including nearly 75,000 square feet of premium retail......

Commercial Observer September 20, 2018 SAM is the construction worker who never takes a break. SAM never gets sick. SAM can lay approximately 100,000 bricks in a single month. Just don’t ask SAM to do corners. Earlier this year, SAM—or a “semi-automated mason”—showed up at the construction......

Commercial Observer October 18, 2017 Top NYC Officer: Kenneth Colao, co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Value of Projects: $420 million Employees: 139 in NYC and N/A globally Top NYC projects: The Crossing at Jamaica Station at 93-01 Sutphin Boulevard Tammany Hall at 44 Union Square CNY Group is......

Engineering News Record May 1, 2018 The construction market is cyclical. Executives at large U.S. contractors understand this and also understand that the current booming market will not last forever. However, despite the fact that this is one of the longest domestic upswings on record, few see......

The Real Deal April 1, 2018 New York City developers and builders certainly won’t strike gold with the Trump administration’s recent metal tariffs.  Following President Donald Trump’s early-March announcement that he would tax overseas metals — citing national security concerns with China as a rationale — the government......

GlobeSt.Com February 26, 2018 NEW YORK CITY—How do developers decide to buy and repurpose a building or demolish it and build from the ground up? Moderator Aaron Dussair, COO of Pembrooke & Ives, asked this question to speakers on the return on investment (ROI) redevelopment......