As a joint effort, Grassi & Co. and Zetlin & De Chiara LLP conducted a survey of architecture and engineering executives to collect information regarding current market dynamics and trends and to then provide the results as a market intelligence tool and resource to those in the industry.
The survey results were released at “The A&E Market Outlook Briefing: Planning for 2013 and Beyond” on April 2 at the Center for Architecture, an event co-hosted by Grassi & Co. and Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, where a panel of industry executives shared perspectives on the current and future state of the A&E market. They discussed various topics addressed in the survey including, financial considerations such as containing costs and improving collections, diversification of service offerings, M&A activity and expansion of geographical reach, implementation of technologies such as BIM, human resources issues and ownership transition.
The panel was moderated by Jay Simson, President of ACEC New York, and included two engineering and two architectural firms:
- Capital Markets - Cia Buckley, Chief Investment Officer/Partner, Dune Real Estate Partners
- Real Estate - Anthony Malkin, President, Malkin Holdings
- Education and Technology - Cathy S. Dove, Vice President, Cornell NYC Tech.
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Zetlin & De Chiara LLP is a leading national construction law firm committed to providing sophisticated and innovative legal and business advisory services related to real estate, design and construction for a wide spectrum of industries. Our attorneys include individuals with in-house construction counsel experience, degrees in the design professions, and LEED accreditation. The firm provides counsel throughout the planning, design, and construction process — from drafting and negotiating contracts to advising on risk management strategies. We have extensive experience representing clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and also advise on business formation, licensing and corporate issues.