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Jennifer Balgobin NedrickProject AccountantRead Bio
Jennifer Balgobin Nedrick
Ms. Jennifer Balgobin Nedrick is a Project Accountant at OC Construction Management. Her responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: processing monthly billing based on project completion, reviewing and processing all invoices, auditing project financials, and maintaining accurate records. Jennifer supports multiple construction management teams from project inception through final close out.Mila CooperControllerRead Bio
Mila Cooper is Controller for OC Construction Management. She has nearly 15 years of project accounting and cost control experience within the real estate and construction industries, overseeing billions of dollars in revenue.
In addition to facilitating company growth, Mila oversees the Accounting Team and all aspects of company’s financials that range from ensuring quality control and reporting is in place across projects to ensuring that the team’s technological platforms for financials are running optimally. She also facilitates process improvements that lead to faster and more efficient processing of payables and receivables.
Prior to joining OC in March 2019, Mila was a Senior Accounting Manager at Colliers PM Northeast, responsible for supervising the NYC project accounting division and managing more than $2 billion in revenue across the project portfolio, including work on luxury residential condominiums, as well as commercial and mixed-use assets. Prior to Colliers, she worked at Gilbane Building Co. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Hunter College.
Anthony SandovalSuperintendentRead Bio
Anthony Sandoval is a construction superintendent with in-depth experience in multimillion-dollar construction developments through various phases of construction. Having worked in high-end renovation projects, ground-up commercial and mixed-use projects, Anthony has acquired the experience and a valuable hands-on approach to the challenges of building in New York City.
His attention to detail and commitment to quality assurance was cultivated during his work with high-end projects. He has worked on fast-track schedules productively, utilizing his problem-solving abilities to ensure that field operations on the project ran smoothly from start to finish.
Prior to working at OC, Anthony gained significant knowledge from his time at companies such as The Vorea Group, Triton Construction, and PCL Construction. At The Vorea Group, he spearheaded the intricate façade and roof scopes of a 33-million-dollar luxury condominium building. At Triton Construction, he collaborated on multiple projects including the turn-over of Queens Plaza Tower B2. Lastly, at PCL Construction, he worked as a Field Engineer in the American Dream Mega-Mall Project in East Rutherford, NJ.Art FazioProject ExecutiveRead Bio
Mr. Art Fazio is a Project Executive at OC Construction Management. In his role, he leads OC staff to execute projects swiftly and successfully. He and his team develop purchasing strategies and priorities, manage project financials, develop logistics and safety plans, coordinate with city agencies, oversee the trade partners selected for the project, and document lessons learned.
Prior to OC, Art was a Chief Estimator at H.M. Hughes Co., Inc. where he managed a staff of estimators and assistant estimators in preparing cost estimates for a variety of clients such as Verizon, National Grid, Columbia University, NYPH, AECOM/Tishman, MSKCC, Bio – Bat, and Maspeth Savings Bank.
Art was also previously employed with Citibank for over 30 years as a Senior Vice President responsible for design and construction in the North East Region & New York Retail Branch network. His responsibilities included managing a staff of up to 20 project managers and architects and designers. His team was responsible for all design and build out and financial control of all new branch projects, as well as a variety of back-office renovations, data centers and customer service centers.Bryant ToledoAssociate Project ManagerRead Bio
Associate Project Manager
As Associate Project Manager, Bryant Toledo’s primary responsibilities are to facilitate productive communication and implement strategic thinking across all avenues of construction. Working alongside project managers, superintendents, trade partners, and clients, he ensures the smooth and efficient progress of project deliverables.
Mr. Toledo brings with him years of diverse project management experience, as well as a variety of industry skills and knowledge. Previously, Mr. Toledo worked with Albano Tile Setters as Chief Estimator/Senior Project Manager. In this role, he managed the office team and client relations to ensure successful project completion. There, he partnered with clients such as SL Green and The Fiel Organization, and worked on numerous projects, including high-end residential buildings.
Mr. Toledo holds an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from NYC College of Technology and a Construction Project Management Certificate from Fordham University.Chris KlebanSenior SuperintendentRead Bio
An experienced construction leader, Mr. Kleban serves as a Senior Superintendent of OC Construction Management and plays a critical role in the 150 Fifth Avenue project, a 186,000 sf commercial office redevelopment. In this role, Chris is responsible for the complete field oversight of a construction project. OC is dedicated to providing turnkey development services while communicating openly, honestly and clearly to clients. As a Superintendent, Chris’s responsibilities are primarily focused on managing the day-to-day activities of a construction project. Chris’s focus areas on each construction project are assisting with purchasing to ensure no scope gaps exist, forecasting and identifying construction, engineering, and architectural related issues well before construction begins, and optimizing schedule, logistics, manpower, and materials to ensure the project and his team is always set up to succeed.
Mr. Kleban brings 10+ years of construction experience in New York City and New Jersey, including tenant fit outs, interior renovations, infrastructure upgrades in critical facilities, and ground up structure buildings. Chris has experience in the commercial, power, mission critical, healthcare, higher education, and residential industries. Chris has experience working with such clients as: New York University, NYU Langone Medical Center, Forest City Ratner, Prudential Financial, SJP Properties, Madison Equities, Silverman Building, and most recently, Fields Development Group.Edward McCloskeySenior SuperintendentRead Bio
A general and mechanical Field Supervisor, Master Carpenter, and Foreman with 33 years of hands-on experience, Mr. McCloskey is knowledgeable in carpentry, steel, concrete, masonry and mechanical construction. He has experience in all areas of construction, including high-end residential, commercial (retail) and industrial work. He has completed multi-floor interior fit outs, including suites and regional offices, across thousands of square feet and has built out spaces for Louis Vuitton, Sharper Image, and Sephora.
Mr. McCloskey has completed various projects along the East Coast by coordinating trades and building strong rapport with architects, inspectors, engineers, local officials, vendors and clients. He has also been involved in contract negotiations, project estimating, design review, document preparation, building code and regulations, material purchasing and site management, including project and site scheduling.
He has a strong background in retail construction (both in-line and stand-alone stores), as well as numerous administrative and trade talents, especially relating to mechanical construction.Edward StrelkoSenior SuperintendentRead Bio
Mr. Edward Strelko is a Senior Superintendent for OC Construction Management. With over 33 years in the construction industry as a tradesman and superintendent, Mr. Strelko brings vast residential and commercial construction experience to OC. In his current role, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of his sites which includes scheduling of the trades, meeting milestones, quality control, site safety and resolution of all field-related issues.
Prior to joining OC Construction Management, Mr. Strelko worked for Plaza Construction and Alcon Builders. Honest, responsible, competent, and hardworking, Mr. Strelko is skilled at completing jobs on time and within budget. His people skills allow him to create and maintain working relationships with clients, subcontractors, and team members to solve problems and create solutions.
He is a NYC DOB Licensed Construction Superintendent and, after completing 60+ hours of training, he also received his NYC DOB Site Safety Training Supervisor Card.Eric SchusterProject ManagerRead Bio
Mr. Eric Schuster is a Project Manager at OC Construction Management. He is responsible for working with the project team with project management and the supervision of all trades. This includes coordinating with subcontractors to ensure they are providing accurate and comprehensive scopes of work, assisting with the submittal process, and maintaining a record of RFI’s and drawings.
Prior to OC, Eric worked as a Project Manager at Coastal Tile & Marble for more than seven years, where he successfully managed the completion of $3.5 million of work across multiple tile installation projects for large and small companies in New York City and the greater metropolitan area.Gary BenwareSuperintendentRead Bio
Mr. Gary Benware is a Superintendent for OC Construction Management. Gary is a current member of the team at the 150 Fifth Avenue project, a 186,000-sf commercial office redevelopment. In his role, Gary is responsible for the field oversight of day-to-day activities of construction. Mr. Benware is instrumental at establishing site logistics plan prior to start of work, advising of any issues, and directing day-to-day on-site supervision of field labor force. Mr. Benware is also committed to safety, helping to perform pre-task safety meetings and job hazard analysis prior to start of shift in alignment with company culture, practices and procedures.
An expert in the industry for over 22 years who has his NYC DOB Site Safety Training Supervisor Card, Mr. Benware has an extensive knowledge of out-of-ground construction, with 7 years of experience with mechanical installation and 15 years of carpentry experience. He has also been a project supervisor for crane logistics on various sites. Prior to starting with OC, Mr. Benware worked with multiple agencies including the School Construction Authority, the DDC, and NY Parks Department. He held positions at AALCO Rigging & Transport, ACS System Associates, Stonewall Contracting, and Pavarini McGovern.Hannah RegeleAssociate Project ManagerRead Bio
Associate Project Manager
Hannah serves as an Associate Project Manager for OC Construction Management. In her role, she supports the day-to-day operations of OC projects. This includes refining purchasing strategies and priorities, managing the project financials, developing logistics and safety plans, coordinating with city agencies, directing project staff, and managing the subcontractors selected for a project alongside Senior Project Managers.
Prior to joining OC, Hannah worked at a Manhattan-based residential contracting firm in project management and operations.
Originally from New York, Hannah attended Barnard College at Columbia University where she double majored in Philosophy and American Studies with concentrations in ethics and political theory.Jacob MillerSuperintendentRead Bio
Mr. Jacob Miller serves as a Superintendent for OC Construction Management. He has nearly 10 years years of experience in the construction industry, including three years in New York City high-rise and multi-family construction. In his current role, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of his sites which includes scheduling trades, meeting milestones, conducting quality control protocols, overseeing site safety and resolving all field-related issues.
Prior to joining OC Construction Management, Mr. Miller worked for Five Horsemen Construction and Hunter Roberts Construction Group.Jason PolizziSuperintendentRead Bio
A detail-oriented and target-driven leader with a facilities management and construction background, Mr. Polizzi maintains the position of Superintendent at OC Construction Management. From project inception through closeout, he is continually committed to ensuring that OC’s clients are provided with a move-in-ready space that equipped to meet all client business needs. Mr. Polizzi focuses on coordinating with his project managers to communicate with on-site contractors, analyze architectural plans, review schedules, coordinate with onsite building engineers, purchase materials, identify construction concerns, maintain schedules, and lead his team by example.
Mr. Polizzi worked in facilities management for over 10 years at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (“ASCAP”). There, he rose through the ranks to become the Director of Operations, which involved ensuring company security and emergency preparedness. He interacted with third-party construction vendors, inspected equipment, maintained office supply inventory, and implemented COVID-19 related policies and procedures.Julian GiraldoAssociate Project ManagerRead Bio
Associate Project Manager
Mr. Julian Giraldo is an Associate Project Manager at OC Construction Management. In his role, Julian works with both clients and trade partners to establish scopes of work, budgets, schedules, as well as execute project plans. He facilitates productive communication and implements strategic thinking across all avenues of construction.
Julian has 10+ years of international experience managing all aspects of design and construction, including residential, commercial, and institutional projects. His expertise lies in architectural design, building restoration, rehabilitation, and preservation.Kenny ChanAssistant Vice President of ConstructionRead Bio
Assistant Vice President of Construction
Mr. Kenny Chan is Assistant Vice President for OC Construction Management. In his role, he leads OC staff to execute projects swiftly and successfully. He and his team develop purchasing strategies and priorities, manage project financials, develop logistics and safety plans, coordinate with city agencies, oversee the trade partners selected for the project, and document lessons learned.
With more than a decade in the industry where he completed more than 30 projects with values up to $200 million, Kenny has experience ranging from corporate interiors, high-rise residential and major renovation commercial work to 35-story ground-up hotel and airport replacement projects.
Prior to joining OC Construction Management, Mr. Chan worked for Group PMX, Triton Construction and Broadtrade Group. PMP certified, he is also a CMAA Certified Construction Manager and an NABCEP Board Certified PV Installation Professional. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Construction Management from the New York Institute of Technology.Marcus GregoryProject ManagerRead Bio
A professional with proven skills in the construction / real estate industries, Mr. Marcus Gregory is experienced in managing short- and long-term renovation and building improvement projects in both the Philadelphia & New York City markets. He is an adept problem solver capable of identifying potential coordination and implementation deficiencies to mitigate risk prior to project start. He also quickly finds resolutions to challenges that arise during the project and uses his strategic planning abilities to streamline process efficiencies and remain on or ahead of schedule.
Since October 2018, he has served as an Project Manager for OC Construction Management and assists the team throughout the project lifecycle to ensure success. Before joining the company, he worked at Vanguard in the Corporate Real Estate department, where he managed multiple low- and mid-tier design and construction projects from bid to closeout, including financial and scheduling oversight. He was engaged daily with both internal and external partners to establish scope of work, budget, and schedule, as well as execution of the project plan. His involvement on (2) full building renovations where both footprints exceeded 150,000 sf and were fully occupied with tenants included daily coordination with trades and tenants to execute in line with the project schedule and ensuring business continuity.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Facility Management from Temple University.Marvin Stokes BeamonProject ManagerRead Bio
Marvin Stokes Beamon
Mr. Marvin Stokes Beamon is a Project Manager at OC Construction Management. In his role, Marvin has primary responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, overall schedule and budget monitoring, document maintenance, design coordination, meeting management, and the cultivation of client relationships.
Prior to joining the company, Marvin worked at JRM Construction Management, where he created and managed RFPs for construction projects, prepared and negotiated agreements with subcontractors, value engineered cost solutions to reduce project costs, developed and maintained project schedules, and researched building construction guidelines and procedures for project planning. Some of his notable clientele included Bloomberg, Blackstone, and CBS.Michael CheungProject EngineerRead Bio
Mr. Michael Cheung is a Project Engineer at OC Construction Management. He is responsible for assisting team members with project management and the supervision of all trades. This includes assisting with subcontractor coordination and the management of project control documents, including submittals, RFIs, and drawings.Mark ManakhimovAssociate Project ManagerRead Bio
Associate Project Manager
Mr. Mark Manakhimov is an Associate Project Manager at OC Construction Management. In his role, he works with both clients and trade partners to establish scopes of work, budgets, and schedules, as well as execute project plans. Mark facilitates productive communication among all project stakeholders and implements strategic thinking across all avenues of construction.
Prior to OC, Mark worked in real estate development as an Assistant Project Manager and IN Coworking as a Project Designer. Mark has a Bachelor of Architecture from CUNY City College and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration at Baruch College.Michael MerckProject ManagerRead Bio
As a Project Manager, Mr. Michael Merck’s primary responsibilities are to facilitate productive communication and implement uniform strategy between CM and PM teams. Working alongside, project managers, superintendents, subcontractors, and ownership, he insures the smooth and efficient progress of project-wide administration.
Mr. Merck brings with him a decade of high-level administrative experience, diverse project management experience, as well as industry-spanning skills and knowledge. As Founding Co-Director of Knockdown Center, a vertically integrated arts and culture destination in Queens, Mr. Merck assisted with an 8 million dollar renovation of a century year old factory, worked with city and state permitting agencies in the construction and F&B sectors, and designed and executed largescale interactive art installations and public events.
He holds a BA in Humanities from the University of Iowa.Ned EisemanSuperintendentRead Bio
Mr. Ned Eiseman is a Superintendent at OC Construction Management. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project site. This includes scheduling of the trades, meeting milestones, quality control, site safety and all field related issues from start to completion.
Prior to OC, Ned worked at L&M Development Partners, where he directed and oversaw all facets of construction from foundational groundwork to interior finishes.Nick MeadAssistant Vice President of ConstructionRead Bio
Assistant Vice President of Construction
Mr. Nick Mead serves as an Assistant Vice President of Construction at OC Construction Management. Agile and detail-oriented with a proven record of developing, executing, and driving high production value plans with efficiency, Nick assesses and analyzes budgets to efficiently minimize expenses and optimize profits. He meets the needs of designers, consultants, and clients by identifying potential challenges and pain-points to find solutions and build consensus across key stakeholders.Oliver ToledoProject EngineerRead Bio
Mr. Oliver Toledo is responsible for assisting team members with project management and the supervision of all trades. This includes assisting with subcontractor coordination and the management of project control documents, including submittals, RFIs, and drawings.Pablo RomanLabor SuperintendentRead Bio
Mr. Pablo Roman is a Labor Superintendent at OC Construction Management. In his role, he assists with day-to-day on-site supervision of subcontractor and field labor forces, ensuring a clean and organized project site. Pablo works in tandem with the Superintendent to meet customer and project requirements in a timely and cost effective manner.
Prior to OC, Pablo worked at Lettire Construction as a General Labor Foreman. He was responsible for coordinating with the General Superintendent to delegate tasks to other laborers, maintain site safety, and create schedules for debris and garbage pickup.Ryan DoughtyLabor SuperintendentRead Bio
Mr. Ryan Doughty is a Labor Superintendent at OC Construction Management. In his role, he assists with day-to-day on-site supervision of subcontractor and field labor forces, ensuring a clean and organized project site. Ryan works in tandem with the Superintendent to meet customer and project requirements in a timely and cost effective manner.
Prior to OC, Ryan worked as a Construction Foreman at Cal’s Excavating. His responsibilities included completing and overseeing all scopes of site work, operating heavy equipment, supervising a field crew, organizing operations, and delegating assignments to meet schedule targets.Sebastian ZapataLabor SuperintendentRead Bio
Mr. Sebastian Zapata is a Labor Superintendent at OC Construction Management. In his role, he assists with day-to-day on-site supervision of subcontractor and field labor forces, ensuring a clean and organized project site. Sebastian works in tandem with the Superintendent to meet customer and project requirements in a timely and cost effective manner.
Prior to OC, Sebastian was an Installer Apprentice at Permasteelisa Group, where he coordinated and installed building façade panels, rigged and secured heavy materials, and ensured worker safety at One Vanderbilt. Sebastian was also a Fuel Farm Coordinator and Supervisor in the United States Marine Corps. He managed fuel handling units and accessory equipment, tested petroleum products, oversaw a 40,000-gallon fuel farm, created tactical fuel farms, and performed security convoys.Thomas WalterSenior SuperintendentRead Bio
Across his nearly 30 years of hands-on experience in the commercial construction industry, Thomas Walter has made reliability and accountability his driving motivation. As a Senior Superintendent with OC Construction Management, he has responsibilities that include scheduling of the trades, meeting milestones, quality control, site safety and resolution of all field-related issues from start to completion. He focuses his efforts on day-to-day problem solving and partners well with clients, as well as trade and design partners.
He got his start in the industry as a carpentry apprentice and built upon his knowledge base as a Union Carpenter for 25+ years. He has held a superintendent role since 2005. Specializing in projects ranging from $1 to $15 million dollars, he is adept at project schedule adherence, coordination of subcontractors, safety compliance, and exceptional recordkeeping of project documentation inclusion daily logs, submittals, RFI’s, and drawings. He previously worked on ground-up and interiors projects including lobbies, schools, banks, restaurants, dorms, and parking garages with Talisen Construction, Delric Construction, and MBI Group.
Barbara BrunsAdvisorRead Bio
AdvisorChris KuzAdvisorRead Bio
AdvisorTim DobbinsCultural ArchitectRead Bio
A trusted advisor to OC Construction Management, Tim Dobbins has had a successful career as a top Performance Coach, Senior Team-Builder, Workshop Leader and Motivational Speaker is based on 30 years of experience. By understanding culture and focusing on the professional development of key leaders, he has become a recognized expert in the field of leadership development.
He advises and develops top decision makers of businesses, corporations, and government sections. He is a Wharton Fellow, guest lecturer and elected Fellow of The British-American Project – seeking to keep the US/UK alliance strong. As an ordained Episcopal clergyman, he strengthened and led three congregations (1981-1997) and taught and ministered throughout the world while serving as a Third-Party/Track Two Conflict Negotiator.
He is the author of two leadership and communications books, published in multiple languages: “Stepping Up: Make Decisions That Matter” (Harper Collins), and “Business Companion” (Random House/Living Language), plus an original work for Audible.com: “Making the Most of Change”.
He was a first responder at Ground Zero, following the terrorist attacks on New York City. His firm was retained for two years by The September 11th Fund and Safe Horizon to provide staff training in strengthening their efforts and service to over 20,000 people impacted by the tragedy.
For a full client list, please visit TimothyDobbins.com.
Daphne RongOperations CoordinatorRead Bio
Daphne serves as an Operations Coordinator for OC Construction Management. She plays an integral role in supporting the Operations Team in the development and implementation of strategic plans to improve existing workplace systems and policies to increase efficiency and effectiveness within the company. She is a recent graduate of Cornell University.Elizabeth FlynnVice President of OperationsRead Bio
Vice President of Operations
Liz serves as Vice President of Operations for OC Construction Management. Leveraging her experience in the financial, construction and project management industries, she is committed to operational excellence, quality service, relationship management, and process efficiencies. Ms. Flynn evaluates and analyzes data offered by technology solutions to bridge gaps, aid in decision-making, and facilitate the optimization of operations across business lines. She relies on her strong leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills to implement the strategic vision of the company.
Prior to OC, Ms. Flynn worked at JLL on the JPMC account, where she led a team of four to create and promote the standardization and adoption of all account processes nationally. Knowledgeable on policies ranging from budgeting, scheduling, and compliance to risk mitigation, reporting, project creation and closeout, she drove data integrity and consistency, championed Best Practice initiatives, and distilled complex topics easily. In addition, she was a key player in the rollout of technology enhancements that provided the Client with the ability to realize key business goals, including greater transparency to cost, project count, and schedules. Previously, she partnered with Moritt, Hock, and Hamroff on the TD Bank account and Cushman & Wakefield on the Citibank account after starting off her career in the publishing industry.
Liz holds a Bachelor’s Degree, magna cum laude, in English and History from Providence College in Providence, RI.Hadley EdieOperations ManagerRead Bio
Hadley serves as an Operations Manager for OC Construction Management. She plays an essential role in the development and implementation of strategic plans to improve existing workplace systems and policies to increase efficiency and effectiveness within the company. She also works closely with the different lines of business, including Accounting, Marketing, Estimating, and Construction Management, to support business processes companywide. She is committed to providing the highest level of support and quality to contribute to the growth of the company while working to meet annual goals and objectives set by the management team.
Prior to joining OC, Hadley worked as the marketing and communications intern at Nature Net, an environmental non-profit dedicated to creating and promoting opportunities for urban children and families to experience nature. Originally from Boston, Hadley attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she double majored in Biology and Environmental Studies.Jessica MerklCM CoordinatorRead Bio
Ms. Jessica Merkl is a CM Coordinator at OC Construction Management. She serves as a liaison between internal lines of business and subcontractors. Jessica is responsible for maintaining accurate data on each project, which includes directory maintenance, logging project schedules, and coordinating timely document reviews.
Prior to joining OC, Ms. Merkl worked for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Capital Projects division. In her role at Parks, she was responsible for providing helpdesk assistance for the division’s construction contract creation program. This included working with the various design teams and the division’s application development team to resolve all issues that arose during the creation of the Park’s construction contracts. Additionally, she provided analysis and management of subcontractor payment data for Capital Projects construction projects to ensure accurate data keeping.
Joseph BucciVice President of Business DevelopmentRead Bio
Vice President of Business Development
As Vice President of Business Development for OC Construction Management, Joseph is responsible for leveraging past & present relationships he has built throughout his ten-plus years in the construction and real estate industry. His role is also essential in developing new relationships, all in an effort to build and establish lines of communication and new business opportunities for OC.
Prior to joining OC, Mr. Bucci held positions throughout the Real Estate industry, including SPM at CBRE where he was responsible for the relocation, renovation and improvement projects for Santander Bank. Mr. Bucci also held the position of SPM at JLL within their Corporate Solutions Division. While at JLL, he managed a portfolio of relocation, renovation, signage, and improvement projects throughout the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast Regions for the JPMC account. Prior to his time at JLL, Mr. Bucci was a PM for Mace Group where he managed the TD Bank account and oversaw the rollout program of more than 50 ground-up and in-line retail stores from development, design and construction activities to completion. Mr. Bucci also managed a series of 16 capital improvements for Goldman Sachs which consisted of data center, hotel lobby, trading floor, theater, kitchen & facility renovations and upgrades. Joseph also led the construction of 60,000 sq. ft. multi office consolidation and design lab for Starwood Hotels and Resorts including 4 highly detailed, branded conference rooms.
Manuela CorchoEstimatorRead Bio
Manuela Corcho serves as an Estimator for OC Construction Management. As an Estimator, Ms. Corcho is responsible for providing bidding, budgeting, and procurement of all project costs, including subcontractors, vendor services, and general conditions. She prepares and organizes estimates and proposals across pricing options ranging from GMP and Cost-Plus to Stipulated Price and Design-Build contracts.
Prior to joining OC, Ms. Corcho held a position as an estimator at Petretti & Associates. Her responsibilities included creating budgets, scope sheets, and bid proposals following careful analysis of project drawings. She aided her team in executing detailed contract documents such as purchase orders and change orders, and attended weekly meetings throughout the duration of her projects. Ms. Corcho was involved in various multi-million dollar projects throughout the tri-state area with notable clients including NBC, Empire State Realty Trust, and WWE. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Stony Brook University.Matthew SciEstimating CoordinatorRead Bio
Estimating CoordinatorSean LoweVice President of Procurement & EstimatingRead Bio
Vice President of Procurement & Estimating
Mr. Sean Lowe has nearly 15 years of experience in preparing cost estimates and managing projects. After 6 years in the field as a project superintendent, Mr. Lowe shifted and became dedicated to providing estimating and preconstruction services across a diverse mix of market sectors and projects. This experience has allowed him to become proficient in conceptual budgets, hard bids and negotiated work.
Prior to his time at OC, Mr. Lowe was a Senior Estimator for Petretti & Associates, successfully budgeting, bidding and awarding work throughout NYC and lower CT. Prior to Petretti & Associates, he held the positions as Project Superintendent and Project Estimator at Pavarini North East Construction, a division of Structure Tone, where he managed bidding / awarding work in the Tri-state area. With an eagerness and enthusiasm for professional development, these positions held by Mr. Lowe have established his well-versed ability to estimate a wide variety of construction projects.
In his personal life, Mr. Lowe attained the rank of Eagle Scout in March of 2004, is a recipient of 2019 Orange County Rising Stars, and is an active volunteer member of Harriman Eng. Co #1 – MJFD holding the positions of Secretary, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Lieutenant, Captain and 2nd Asst. Through over 15 years of service, he holds certificates of recognition for work with our active military through the non-profit organization Towns 4 Troops from the Air National Guard, 411th engineers brigade, West Point Military Police, 105th base defense squadron, US Military Academy/ US Army Garrison West Point – ACS, MALS 49 and VMGR.
John HuntGeneral CounselRead Bio
A construction industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience handling design and construction transactions, litigation, insurance and risk management, Mr. John Hunt has held in-house positions at Brookfield Properties, where he was Senior Vice President and Counsel, and Forest City Ratner Companies, where he was Senior Vice President and Director of Construction Legal Services and Risk Management. In his nearly 15 years in these roles, Mr. Hunt facilitated more than three billion dollars in design and construction transactions as counsel on notable residential, office, retail, infrastructure, and sports and entertainment projects, including Barclays Center, the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech, New York by Gehry, four Pacific Park residential buildings, the Vanderbilt Rail Yard reconstruction, and Yonkers Ridge Hill.
Before joining Forest City in 2004, Mr. Hunt was in private practice for two years, and before that served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel.
Mr. Hunt has been the General Counsel for OC Construction Management since 2019, where he provides all legal support for OC, while also providing guidance and counsel on the firm’s projects and transactions. With his extensive background in design and construction transactions, litigation, insurance, and risk management, Mr. Hunt plays a key role in the ongoing growth and successful delivery of large-scale projects.
He holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School, along with a B.A. from Binghamton University.Michele LudenaAssociate Compliance ManagerRead Bio
Associate Compliance Manager
Michele Ludena is an Associate Compliance Manager for OC Construction Management. She has more than 10 years of administrative experience within the construction industry. In her current role, she is responsible for reviewing internal and external documents across disciplines for accuracy and compliance. In addition to examining Certificates of Insurance for the accuracy of limits, expiration dates, and contractual requirements, she follows up with subcontractors and agents regarding new, expired, and non-compliant insurance certificates.
Prior to joining OC, Ms. Ludena was an Insurance Coordinator for Americon Construction d/b/a/ Americon HITT, where she was responsible for managing and keeping track of all the insurances that were submitted from Vendors for their NY offices. Originally from NYC, Michele attended Berkeley College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
Jeff MelofchikCorporate Safety OfficerRead Bio
Corporate Safety Officer
Mr. Jeffrey Melofchik serves as Corporate Safety Officer for OC Construction Management, through outsourcing partnership with ProSafety LLC. In his role, he is responsible for planning, implementing, and overseeing the company’s employee safety, both in the office and on job sites. While ensuring workplace safety, he also runs safety audits on the sites and identifies potential hazards with recommendations and processes to resolve them.
Prior to his work with ProSafety LLC, he worked for Bovis Lend Lease as the Environmental Health and Safety Manager. During his time there, he was a Site Safety Supervisor at various large construction sites, with his key responsibilities of leading site specific safety orientations, training personnel in the use of safety equipment, conducting daily safety inspection, and interacting daily with regulatory agencies, like DBO, EPA, and OSHA. In addition to this, he also developed and implemented various safety plans for projects.
In addition to this, Mr. Melofchik has also worked at ENSR Environmental Corp., AMEC, IT Corp. During his time as Senior Program Manager for ENSR, he was responsible for developing site investigation plans, managing execution of plans, negotiating with regulatory agencies and training staff. At AMEC, he worked as Earth and Environmental Program Manager where he managed health and safety programs at the WTC rescue and recovery from 9/01-7/02. This included developing a site safety plan and evacuation procedure. He also conducted EHS audits at National Guard facilities throughout the U.S.
Mr. Melofchik holds BS from Stockton State College as well as a J.D. from New York Law School. In addition to this, Mr. Melofchik has a number of certifications, which are: NJDEP UST Subsurface Investigation and Closure, AHERA Asbestos Inspector and Management Planner, 40-Hour Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response, OSHA Disaster Site Worker, OSHA 10-Hour – Construction, OSHA 510 – Construction Standards, OSHA 500 – Trainer Construction Standards, and NYC Local Law 52 – Scaffold, to name a few.