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William N. Bernstein, PMI, CSI, LEED®AP, AIA : 

  • Mr. Bernstein is a registered architect and a graduate of Yale University (Master of Architecture), with over thirty years of experience in the design and construction of high-profile, large-scale institutional, commercial and residential work.  Mr. Bernstein is a member of the following organizations: American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, American Society of Hospital Engineers, Hospital Engineering Society, Healthcare Construction Certified by the American Hospital Association, Construction Specifications Institute and the Project Management Institute. Mr. Bernstein is registered to practice architecture in: NY, NJ, CT, MA and FL. Mr. Bernstein is LEED-certified, and offers additional experience in the project management of sustainable and LEED-certified projects.

  • Areas of Project Management : Laboratories, High Rise Construction, Residential, Hotels, Offices, Health Care, Not-for-Profit, Educational, Sustainable and LEED-certified projects.

 

Richard Rose, RA, NCARB:  

  • Mr. Rose is a registered architect in New York with more than 35 years experience managing large and complex projects for major corporations and institutions. His experience includes out-of-ground projects for Tiffany & Co., Liz Claiborne, The Soho Grand Hotel, The Morris Museum, as well as large-scale tenant fitouts for Prudential, BMW, Tiffany & Co., Medco Corporation, Scholastic, Inc., Elders Futures, and others in New York and New Jersey.

  • Areas of Project Management Expertise: Universities, Corporate, Museums, Hotels.

Jamie Toler, PMP :

  • Mr. Toler is a graduate of Clemson University (Masters Certificate in Project Management) and Queens University (Bachelor’s Degree – Accounting and Business Administration). Mr. Toler has spent the last twenty years of his career in the project management industry, successfully project managing complex, large-scale healthcare and commercial projects. He is a well-known expert in managing healthcare projects, having managed over $300 million of hospital and healthcare construction. In addition, he has managed over $100 million in commercial construction, where his clients have included Microsoft. Mr. Toler is a certified Project Management Professional and a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.   

  • Areas of Project Management Expertise : Healthcare (including New Hospitals, Hospital Additions and Renovations, Outpatient Facilities) and Commercial.

 

Valentine Lehr, PE :

  • Mr. Lehr is a is a licensed engineer and a graduate of Manhattan College, (Bachelor of Civil Engineering) and Polytechnic University (Master of Science, Civil Engineering), with over thirty years of experience in the engineering design and construction of high-profile, large-scale institutional and commercial work. Mr. Lehr is an active registered professional engineer in 26 states and territories, and is registered as a chartered engineer by The Engineering Council of U.K.. He has been the founding partner of one of New York's largest engineering companies for the past three decades, and has designed and managed close to twenty major hotel projects, worldwide, over the past decade. Mr. Lehr is a member of many professional organizations including : American Consulting Engineers Council (National Director), New York Association of Consulting Engineers (Past President), Dayton University Engineering Advisory Council Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers, Fellow of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American Society of Sanitary Engineering: National Standards Committee, Past Chairman, ASSE/ASPE Liaison Committee Metrics Committee, Past Interim Chairman, National Society of Professional Engineers, and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers. Author of many technical engineering News, Mr. Lehr is a well-known and well-respected professional in the international design and construction industries.

  • Languages other than English : German

  • Area of Project Management : Hotels

 

Doug Dworsky, LEED®AP, AIA : 

  • Mr. Dworsky is a registered architect and a graduate of Princeton University (Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and Yale University (Master of Architecture, Chi Medal for Excellence and Leadership), with over twenty-five years of experience in the design, construction, project management and development of high-profile, large-scale institutional, commercial and residential work.  Mr. Dworsky’s background includes real estate development on both an executive and principal level, project management of a wide range of project types, and principal-level leadership in a nationally-known architecture firm. Mr. Dworsky  is a member of the American Institute of Architects, and is registered to practice architecture in CA. In addition, he is LEED-certified, and offers additional experience in the project management of sustainable and LEED-certified projects.

  • Areas of Project Management: High Rise Construction, Commercial, Residential, Hotels, Offices, Laboratories, Health Care, Not-for-Profit, Educational, Sustainable and LEED-certified projects.

Harvey Bienstock, PE  

·      Mr. Bienstock is a licensed civil engineer registered in the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.  He received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the City College of New York and his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from New York University.  Mr. Bienstock has over 45 years experience in all facets of Civil Engineering projects, ranging from wastewater treatment plants to site planning and design, to every type of infrastructure design.  He is a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Water Environmental Federation and the Society of Marketing Professional Services. Mr Bienstock has been the founder and President of his own civil/structural consulting engineering firm for seventeen years.

·      Area of Project Management : Health Care, Offices, Retail, Infrastructure and Site Planning.

Richard Frain

  • Richard Frain is an experienced project manager who received his Bachelor of Architecture from Catholic University, Washington DC. Mr. Frain has worked for the last 35 years in the areas of design, construction and real estate. For the last 20 years he has worked as an owner’s representative and project manager, representing a wide range of prominent companies, including: The Daily News, Environmental Defense, Fashion Institute of Technology, Boston Properties, Halstead Property, the New York Athletic Club. Esprit De Corp, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Levi Strauss & Co. In addition, he has been a project manager on many prominent residential projects.

  • Areas of project management: offices, retail, restaurants and residential. 

William O'Connor :

  • Mr. O’Connor earned a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College in the Bronx, New York. He spent 20 years as a Field Engineer and subsequently Director of the Building Commission of the Archdiocese of New York. As such, Mr. O’Connor was responsible for managing over 2,000 religious buildings spread over 500 locations.  He is an active member of the International Facility Managers Association (IFMA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He has given presentations on Facilities and Construction Management on five occasions for the CCFM on topics ranging from "Owner-Architect Contracts" to "Hiring the Right Plant Manager". He has also given presentations to the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) on "Facilities Planning" and "Fundraising for Capital Repairs".

  • Area of Project Management : Religious Institutions (Churches, Synagogues), Hospitals, Schools and Laboratories 

Mitch Gipson 

  • Mitch Gipson is a consultant to the biotech industry as well as a graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (Masters in City and Regional Planning) and Dartmouth College. Mr. Gipson was the Executive Director of the Audubon Biomedical Science and Technology Park at Columbia University Medical Center for 11 years. He was responsible for the overall commercial development and management of the Park, which is comprised of two university research buildings and the Audubon Business and Technology Center, New York City’s first incubator for start up biotechnology companies. The incubator has been a home to over 50 start up companies to date. Prior to coming to Columbia, Mr. Gipson spent 8 years at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, which is responsible for implementing New York City’s economic development initiatives. While at EDC, Mr. Gipson worked on a variety of commercial real estate development projects including community retail development efforts, regional retail development projects and large scale mixed-use and office projects in downtown Brooklyn including the Morgan Stanley/Pierrepont building and Renaissance Plaza/New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, which was Brooklyn’s first new, full service hotel in over 40 years.

  • Area of Project Management: Laboratories

Willie Landau

  • Ms. Landau has been active as an interior designer and purchasing specialist since 1977.  She has participated in the strategic planning and implementation of both domestic and international projects of varying degrees of complexity, ranging from new construction, to restorations, and partial or total rehabilitations. Known in the hospitality industry as a strong negotiator with an extensive knowledge of product and sourcing, Ms. Landau has a consistent tract record of achieving substantial saving for her clients. Her work encompasses contract and residential design, purchasing, project management at high dollar volume levels, and specializes in consulting services for the hospitality industry.

  • Area of Project Management: Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E)

Robert S. Goodman, MBA, CHE

  • Mr. Goodman is a 30-plus year veteran of the healthcare industry, having held positions in hospital administration, investment banking, financing and consulting. His career in hospital administration began in 1973 and culminated with being CEO of a 240-bed community hospital in New York City that he turned around in the late 1980’s. He spent 6 years associated with a Merrill Lynch wholly owned subsidiary where he was involved with the turnaround and disposition of 16 diagnostic imaging centers located throughout the United States. He then started a new subsidiary for a diversified financial services company focused on financing de novo outpatient centers, notably surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers and radiation therapy centers. He started The Mansfield Group, LLC, a healthcare management and consulting firm, in 2000 and has worked on many outpatient projects, mostly managing the arrangement of debt financing, negotiating with landlords, performing feasibility studies, advising on ownership structures and providing other advisory and development services. Philosophically, Mr. Goodman has a deep sense of the delicacies associated with balancing the provision of healthcare with the business of healthcare. He believes that hospitals and physicians must act together to be able to offer the best and most affordable healthcare to the communities they serve. He also realizes that it is not always possible.

  • Area of Project Management : Health Care

John Baranello, Jr., PE :

  • Mr. Baranello is a licensed engineer and a graduate of Polytechnic University (Bachelor of Civil Engineering).  Mr. Baranello has over 27 years of experience in the structural design of hospital and laboratory, medical and long-term care facilities; office buildings; and state-of-the-art data centers.  Mr. Baranello is an active registered professional engineer in 12 states and is a member of many professional organizations including:  American Consulting Engineers Council, American Concrete Institute, American Institute of Steel Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Welding Society, National Concrete Masonry Association, National Society of Professional Engineers and Structural Engineers Association of New York (Past President).  He is a principal of Severud Associates Consulting Engineers in New York City.  Severud has been actively engaged in providing structural engineering services since its inception in 1928.

  • Area of Project Management : Infrastructure, Structural, Churches, Synagogues, Government

James M. Hunt, AIA:

  • Mr. Hunt is a registered Architect and graduate of Kansas State University (Bachelor of Architecture) with over thirty-five years of experience in all phases of the construction industry.  He was employed by architectural firms for ten years working primarily with health care projects, was Director of Facilities Management for the Menninger Clinic (a world renown private mental health facility) for twenty years and is presently president of a facility management company and a licensed general contractor.  Mr. Hunt is a member of the American Institute of Architects, International Facility Management Association, founding member of IFMA’s Health Care Council and former Planning Commissioner in Topeka.  Mr. Hunt is registered to practice architecture in Kansas and because of his NCARB certification can be registered to practice architecture in all 50 states and Canada within 30 days of application.  His experience with the Menninger Clinic allowed him to gain intimate knowledge of the very specialized requirements for designing safe environments for behavioral health care units.  He has consulted with facilities in eight states on design and remodeling of this type of facility.  He co-authored a white paper titled “Guidelines for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities” which was published on the website of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems.  Mr. Hunt has also been published in Psychiatric Hospital magazine and featured on the cover of Facility Design and Management and has been a guest lecturer at the College of Architecture and Design at Kansas State University.

  • Areas of Project Management: Health Care (with a sub-specialty in Psychiatric Facilities)

Kenneth Yesmant :

  • Mr. Yesmant is a graduate of SUNY Farmingdale, Pratt Institute, and the National Academy of Art & Design.  He has devoted his career to the design and construction of restaurants, and he has worked on some of the most prominent and successful restaurants in the country.  He has a national reputation in restaurant design and construction, and has completed over (20) prominent restaurant projects around the country.

  • Areas of Project Management : Restaurants

Douglas Cheung, AIA :

  • Mr. Cheung is a registered architect and a graduate of the University of Hong Kong (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Architecture ), with over seventeen years of experience in the design and construction of high-profile, large-scale institutional and commercial work, in the US, Canada, and Hong Kong. Mr. Cheung is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a registered architect in the USA and Canada. He founded and ran a successful architectural practice in Canada, and practices architecture in New York as a Senior Associate in a well-known architecture firm. Mr. Cheung is extraordinarily organized, intelligent, and technically knowledgeable in all areas of design and construction.  Mr. Cheung is well regarded as a diligent and successful Project Manager in the New York design and construction industries.

  • Languages other than English : Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)

  • Areas of Project Management : Health Care, Laboratories, Offices, Residential

Steve Winter :

  • Mr. Winter is a an engineering designer and project manager, and a graduate of City University (Bachelor of Engineering), with over thirty years of experience in the engineering design and construction of high-profile, large-scale institutional and commercial work. Mr. Winter is a member of American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) - Chapter President, 1984, 1985, American Society for Sanitary Engineers, Professional Plumbing Practices Advisory Committee (ASPE), Building Owners Managers Association, and New York Association of Consulting Engineers. He has been a partner of one of New York's largest engineering companies for several decades, and has designed and managed close to twenty major hotel projects, worldwide, over the past decade.

  • Area of Project Management : Health Care, Hotels, Financial Services.

Gerd Althofer, RA :

  • Mr. Althofer is an architectural designer and project manager, and a graduate of the Technische Hochschule Aachen in Germany (Dipl. Ing. Architekt) and the University of California at Berkley (Master of Architecture), with over thirty five years of experience in the design and construction of high-profile, large-scale projects for the financial services industries. Mr. Althofer has provided architectural and project management services to over twenty major financial institutions, in the USA, Canada, Ireland, Mexico City, Russia and Turkey. Clients have included banks, brokerages, and hedge funds. In terms of trading floors, Mr. Althofer has designed over fifty trading floors, with a total of over 7,000 trading desks. His work in this area has been published and awarded widely, and his experience in financial facilities design and construction management is unparalleled.

  • Languages other than English : German

  • Area of Project Management : Financial Services

Bernice Leader :

  • Dr. Leader holds a doctoral degree in art history from Columbia University, and  has sixteen years experience as founder and manager of an art consulting firm, which she continues to run.  She has worked with many health care facilities and corporations in the tri-state area, and has gained particular renown as an experienced art consultant to hospitals.  Dr. Leader manages every phase of art acquisition projects from the creation of art budgets to the installation of site specific art.  She is a member of the International Association of Professional Art Advisors, and is a past president and current board member of the New Jersey Business Network.  Dr. Leader also served on the Board of the Bergen Museum of Art and Science. Before starting her own business, she worked in print production management for several companies, and in her academic career, taught art history at SUNY Stony Brook, Cooper Union, Ramapo College, and Fairleigh Dickinson University.

  • Areas of Project Management : Art Procurement, Transportation and   Management

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