Principal / Senior Project Manager
With over 15 years in the construction and development industry, Matthew has worked on and managed complex projects across all asset types including ground up residential, major conversion projects and interior office build outs.
Prior to establishing PDCo, Matthew was a Senior Project Manager at HFZ Capital Group, where he oversaw complicated rehab projects from design development and entitlements through construction management. Before HFZ, Matthew was a project manager at RXR Realty, responsible for construction management on various major repositioning and interior construction projects throughout RXR’s Manhattan portfolio.
Matthew began his career at Lend Lease, where he started as an intern, ultimately managing a variety of different project types as a field superintendent in the special projects group. Matt holds a B.A. in Political Science from Fairfield University and received a Masters in Real Estate Development from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Jamie Piazza joined Piazza Development in June of 2018 bringing over 12 years of experience. Jamie has worked on and managed over 1 Million square feet of complex projects in New York City and San Francisco.
Prior to joining Piazza Development, Jamie served as Director of Construction for Synapse Development Group. At Synapse, he oversaw the design development and construction of Perch Harlem, the first market rate Passive House designed building in NYC, and the 203 key Yotel San Francisco. Prior to working at Synapse, Jamie served as a Senior Project Manager for HFZ Capital Group, a Manhattan-based real estate investment, and development company, where he worked on notable condo conversion projects such as the Chatsworth and 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue. Jamie also served as Project Manager at Sciame Construction. At Sciame, he worked on the Pritzker Prize winner, Maki & Associates-designed, 51 Astor Place and the Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed, Columbia University Medical Center. Jamie first began his career in construction management while working for Tishman Construction on the Tishman/Turner Joint Venture World Trade Center Transportation Hub project.
Jamie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business
Robert is currently Vice President of Residential Construction in the northeast at The Rockefeller Group. In his role with PDCo., Robert advises on general business strategy and project specific guidance. PDCo. is able to leverage Robert’s experience and resources to better support clients, their partners and projects. Spanning a career of over 35 years, Robert has built and renovated some of the New York’s most iconic buildings including Radio City Music Hall, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 40 Bond Street, 400 PAS and The Gramercy Park Hotel.
Prior to joining The Rockefeller Group, Robert was First Vice President of Construction for Equity Residential, The country’s largest publicly traded apartment REIT. In this role, Robert has overseen the construction of more than 2M sf of ground up residential development and was responsible for all contract negotiations, labor negotiations, cost control, schedule monitoring and general construction oversight for the company’s New York office.
Prior to joining Equity, Robert was a Senior Vice President and Principal in Charge at Bovis Lend Lease. Robert holds a BA from Fairfield University and is on the Board of Directors at Holy Cross High School