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The 2015 Construction Market Outlook Survey Results Are In!

Earlier this month, Construction Industry professionals gathered for the second annual Construction Industry Symposium at The 3 West Club in New York City. Hosted by Grassi & Co. and sponsored by a number of the industry’s elite service providers, the event featured a panel of experts who discussed the results of the 2015 Construction Industry Market Outlook Survey and shared their perspectives on the current state of the Construction market. The panelists offered their insights regarding the major challenges and trends impacting their companies and the overall New York regional construction community. Lou Coletti, President & CEO of the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA), moderated an esteemed panel of industry executives, which included: Samara Barend, Senior Vice President, AECOM Capital, Ed Harms, Managing Partner, Island Companies and William Gilbane III, Senior Vice President, Gilbane Building Company. Topics discussed by the panel included: •Design Build.  As competition in the market continues to increase and project owners look to obtain more value, many companies are considering implementing a design build strategy as a way to differentiate themselves and increase revenue.  However, this strategy is not an easy undertaking as a design build strategy could expose a company to a tremendous amount of risk and expense.  “Getting into it before being prepared can be costly and risky,” stated Samara Barend of AECOM Capital.  Even if properly prepared, the financial stress associated with this business strategy could be a major disadvantage for companies.  “The costs to pursue projects can be exorbitant,” added Samara.  As such, companies looking to implement design build need to have a detailed understanding of the pros and cons associated...

The New Opportunities in Crowdfunding

Grassi & Co.’s Phillip Laycock, and a group of panelists, discussed the new opportunities in crowdfunding at LaunchPad Huntington. The panelists discussed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act and Regulation A+, and how they allow everyday citizens to invest new opportunities in private businesses via crowdfunding and also offer private companies new streams of capital...

Grassi & Co. Presents 2015 Construction Industry Market Outlook Survey Results to the BTEA

Grassi & Co.’s Carl Oliveri, Steven Goldstein, and Bill Fischer presented the 2015 Construction Industry Market Outlook Survey Results to the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) Membership this morning at the Parker Meridian Hotel in NYC. If you would like a copy of the 2015 Construction Industry Market Outlook Survey Results and/or if you would like Grassi & Co. to present the results to your organization, please email...

Spring 2015 Complimentary CPE Seminar

Grassi & Co. hosted it’s Spring 2015 Complimentary CPE Seminar this morning at Arno’s Ristorante in NYC. The presenters provided updates on the mid-2015 Accounting, Regulatory and Tax developments, as well as new accounting guidance that may simplify...