Neevon has almost thirty years years of experience in the construction and real estate industry that includes a significant focus on project management and construction supervision means and methods for a wide variety of health care, hospitality, retail and residential projects. The variety of experience has allowed him to work closely with developers, owners and design professionals throughout his career. His ground up growth within the industry has given him the practical hands-on understanding of all aspects of the construction process. He has grown due to his strong work ethic from his start as a plan clerk to an estimator, scheduler, project manager, supervisor, project executive and now to company principal. A consistent ability to find solutions specific for each of his client’s needs along with an entrepreneurial and cost-conscious mind have proven his keen result-oriented methods which have allowed him to continue to excel within the industry while inspiring and motivating his employees and partners to continue to exceed their goals.
PROJECT SAMPLING OF RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
WESTGATE HOTEL, 304 East 42nd Street, New York, NY
$11 Million - 290 Key Hotel, corridors, full lobby renovation, custom Stella Bar and Starbuck Grab & GO
This multi tower project included the gut renovation of 290 hotel rooms, plus all corridors and common areas inclusive of a new lobby, custom fabricated Stella Artois Bar, Starbucks Grab and Go and a basement level sales center. This project was scheduled and completed while the hotel remained open and occupied.
THE FREEHAND HOTEL, NEW YORK, NY
$40 Million – 400 Key Hotel, 4 Restaurants, 2 interior Bars, roof top Bar and Retail Project.
This 190,000 square foot gut renovation included the complete demolition and reconstruction of 19 floors of guest rooms, amenity and back of house support. This landmarked project included full abatement, removal and replace of all plumbing and mechanical systems, new electrical and low voltage distribution and gas service. The project incorporated the construction of commercial kitchens with 4 restaurant fit-outs inclusive of 3 indoor bars and two exterior roof deck bars all while working around the existing 29 SRO tenants that remained throughout the project without service interruption.
GEORGE WASHINGTON HOTEL CONVERSION - MODEL ROOM BUILD-OUT
2016 Build-out of 2 model rooms, in preparation for full building 440-room renovation. The work schedule was extremely restricted and logisticly complex due to the full occupancy of the building. Several key items learned for the full project renovation included how to work with a crumbling plumbing system, electrical distribution to rooms from various directions, floor levels that do not align within newly combined rooms, limited space for deliveries and trash removal, existing curved concrete curbs in corridors that cannot be incorporated within the new design, and existing conditions that drastically differ from design drawings.
280 ST. MARKS AVENUE, Brooklyn, NY
$24 Million – 32 Unit Luxury Condominium Building
This 80,662 square foot out-of-the-ground Brooklyn chic luxury condominium building was designed with meticulous detail. The poured-in-place superstructure included an underground parking garage and five floors above grade. Custom lift and slide windows span floor to ceiling with state-of-the-art building systems and amenities. Most units have built in outdoor space, and a fully landscaped courtyard has been constructed above the grade level podium. The custom brick façade has been imported from Denmark and Spain. Work started in the late summer of 2015, and the project is anticipated to be completed below budget by December of 2016.
11 GREENE STREET, New York, NY
$27.5 Million – 32-Unit High-End Rental and Retail Project
This 80,000 square foot out-of-the ground luxury high-end rental building has been designed with the highest level of finishes and amenities. With an early May 2015 start date, this project includes 117 drilled caissons embedded into rock approximately 100’ below grade, a full basement, retail, gym and custom flooring, windows and finishes. Located on one of the busiest streets in NYC (corner of Canal and Greene), the site logistics are quite intricate and include both Little E and Landmark designations. Completion is scheduled for the end of 2016.
THE JEFFERSON AT FARMINGDALE STATION, Farmingdale, NY
$39 Million – 154-Unit Rental and Retail Project.
Design Development, Preconstruction, Estimating, and Project Coordination and Buyout for below grade parking for 174 cars with 115 Apartments, Club House, Gym, Management Office, Theater and multiple Retail spaces within the 166,000 sf of Phase 1. This portion of the project is located on a 65,000 sf footprint on a full poured-in-place podium and a secondary retail podium at grade for 3 stories of wood framed construction above. Approximately 55,000 cubic yards of bank run was removed from the site as well as full internal site storm retention system and utilities. Phase 2 of this project consisted of 44,000 square feet of structure for 39 Apartments on a full poured-in-place podium with 8,000 sf of retail plus parking. This portion of the project was completed in December of 2014.
LIDO BEACH HOTEL, Lido Beach, NY
$4 Million – 35-Unit Condominium Renovation Project
This Hurricane Sandy reconstruction and restoration of the Lido Beach Hotel landmark building included full Design Build Construction Management services with the condominium board in order to get 35 families custom renovations over a four month period while meeting the narrow budget available for the project. This scope of the project included all interior ground floor unit core and shell construction as well as new emergency systems and ground water management infrastructure.
MARKHAM GARDENS, Staten Island, NY
$52 Million – 390 Unit Rental Community
This project encompassed a 12 acre site for 50 new buildings inclusive of new water and gas mains, new electrical distribution, sewer systems, storm retention and drainage plus the conversion of an existing boiler plant into a new community center. The 390 units totaling approximately 400,000 sf of area was designed to achieve a Lead Silver status under the United Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes pilot program. This project was the pioneer for the LEED for Homes pilot for metal framed construction. Services for this project included pre-construction from Nov. 2006 to July 2007. Construction Management services ran from the summer of 2007 to completion in the spring of 2010.
SEAVIEW INDEPENDENT LIVING, Staten Island, NY
$23 Million – 104 Unit Senior Housing Facility
This project entailed the restoration and conversion of two abandoned landmark buildings at Seaview Hospital. These structures were left open to the elements and in a complete state of disrepair for well over 50 years. This hospital was the site of the discovery of the cure for Tuberculosis, and we converted it into a state-of-the-art Senior Housing and Independent living facility. This project included the complete restoration of the landmark façade, custom window, copper gutter and leaders as well as the interior restoration of the landmark finishes. The building systems included new electrical infrastructure as well as the restoration and completion of one of the Cottage structures. The project was completed in the summer of 2009.
JACKSON AVE– Long Island City, NY
$6.5 Million – 9-story 13-Unit High Condo
This out-of-the-ground project was located directly over the 7 train in Long Island City. The 90’ deep 10” diameter augured piles with rock sockets required intense coordination and monitoring with the MTA in addition to the
massive dewatering efforts for the compact site. This high end condominium was one of the first to implement a Core-Ten rain screen system to provide it with its distinctive look.
WASA Studio A ARCHITECT & ENGINEERS, New York City, NY
$1.5 Million - 30,000 Square foot occupied renovation
This project was a complete gut renovation of high-end office while occupied and completed on budget with an eight-week schedule per floor. This project was a completed design build project for a 125-year-old Design and Architecture firm. This work incorporated the interconnection of the 4th and 5th floors with a new custom floating staircase. All aspects of the project were coordinated and managed for the client, including all Data, Phone, IT and Furniture to provide a complete turnkey move-in. All target dates were met, and personnel were relocated without any downtime or loss of productivity to the firm.
JASA BROOKDALE VILLAGE, Far Rockaway, NY
$9 Million - Renovation of Two 22-Story towers
This extensive rehabilitation project included the façade restoration, full roof and window replacement on two 22-story towers consisting of 546 apartments split by an existing community center. In addition to the core and shell work, an interior upgrade ran concurrently to replace the unit kitchens while occupied. Schedule requirements were that each unit have its kitchen floor, cabinets and countertops replaced in one day. Due to the limited elevator access and tight scheduling demands, all materials and logistics required extensive coordination and logistical foresight in order to meet the project schedule.
LAFAYETTE ST. CONDO CONVERSION, New York, NY
$12 Million Condominium Conversion and Penthouse Addition
This existing 77,000 square foot industrial building was converted into a high end condominium building inclusive of a new penthouse addition. The core of this structure was improved with new elevators along with new mechanical systems designed to service each high end unit. The building shell was fully restored and improved inclusive of historically approved windows.
CENTURY 21 DEPARTMENT STORE, New York, NY
$5.5 Million, 60,000 Square foot project
This out-of-the-ground “Big Box” retail project was completed in 6 months as well as under budget. This new home goods store consisted of a new 30,000 sf structure designed to accept a second floor in the future. As part of the project, an 18,000 sf addition was constructed to connect the new store to the existing 12,000 sf 3-story structure warehouse building. The project included new site utilities; parking lot; and an architecturally designed, acid-stained, decorative concrete slab finish. Coordination and management services were provided for the owners’ data, communications, loose fixture and perimeter fixtures installation in order to complete the store fit out for the grand opening.
BRONX LEBANON HOSPITAL, Bronx, NY
$9 Million Occupied Renovation of the ER and New LINAC and MRI Facilities
These three projects began simultaneously within this occupied facility. The existing Emergency Room required both expansion and modernization. The ER project was broken into five phases in order to minimize the disruption to the ongoing hospital functions. We assisted the design team in creating a phasing plan that minimized the disruption to the ongoing operations and allowed one of the busiest ER’s in the country to function throughout the renovation without any disruptions. The MRI facility was fast tracked in order to minimize the hospital’s overhead costs via use of a temporary MRI trailer facility. The new facility required new shielding, mechanical and electrical services, and the close coordination of all trades, including the hospital’s vendors to ensure the timely completion of this project. The MRI was completed almost one month early. The LINAC project required a massive coordination effort and structural bracing in order to transfer the new equipment through the occupied hospital. These projects were finished ahead of schedule, while the Hospital increased the base scope throughout the construction by 35%.
6th AVENUE & 17th STREET CONDO CONVERSION, New York, NY
$9 Million Condominium Conversion and Addition
This existing 3-story building was structurally enhanced to accept 7 additional stories for a new high end
condominium conversion in Chelsea directly over the F/M Subway line. This project was one of the first mid-rise projects completed with Non-Union structural steel and exterior hoist contractors.
HOSPITAL FOR JOINT DISEASES, New York, NY
$3 Million Orthopedic Unit & MRI Renovation
Project Manager for the renovation of the new 12th floor Orthopedics Unit and the new 6th floor MRI facility at the Hospital for Joint Diseases. The construction included new nurse’s stations, core bathrooms, new nurse call systems with temporary stations for the phasing, new medical gas systems, new patient head walls and patient room and bathroom renovations. The MRI facility was constructed with structural steel reinforcement from the floor below. Construction of a new patient waiting area, exam room space and a dedicated HVAC system were also part of the project to cool the new spaces and MRI equipment.
BEST BUY, INC, Westbury and Bay Shore, NY
$7 Million Big Box Retail Construction Projects
Project Manager on the construction of two Long Island-based Best Buy department stores. The Westbury Best Buy was a complete gut and renovation of an existing store to create a 45,000 sf sales and storage facility inclusive of a new regional office mezzanine. This project was completed three months ahead of schedule and on budget. The Bay Shore store was a 42,000 sf sales floor and storage facility, inclusive of a new car stereo installation bay, a new loading dock, new site utilities and a new exterior parking lot.
CONGO Rainforest Exhibit at the BRONX ZOO, Bronx, NY
$42 Million Gorilla Rainforest Exhibit
Associate Project Manager responsible for all aspects of construction, coordination and cost controls on the Congo Gorilla Rainforest Exhibit. Several of this project’s highlights include custom shot-crete rock work and trees built and carved by Artisan Masons from Washing State, a Mi-Fog system, jumping jets and jewels, a hand woven mandrill tent, a full movie / viewing theater complete with high end AV Systems, radiant flooring and custom steel caging systems, along with several structures and educational classrooms. This project required extensive coordination with the Wildlife Conservation Society as well as many artist and designers.
Spring Roc, L.L.C. – President
New York, NY 2004 - Present
Spiegel Consultants, L.L.C. – Principal
New York, NY 2006 - 2019
T. Link Associates, Inc. – Principal
New York, NY 2001 - 2006
Jeffrey M. Brown Associates, Inc. – Project Manager
New York, NY 1998 – 2001
Humphrey’s and Harding, Inc. – Associate Project Manager
New York, NY 1995 – 1998
Bachelor degree from the University of Connecticut
Construction Management certification from New York University