Robert Piazza Joins Rockefeller Group to Lead Residential Design & Construction in the Northeast
NEW YORK – July 20, 2017 – Rockefeller Group today announced that Robert Piazza has joined Rockefeller Group as Vice President, Residential Design & Construction for the Northeast, a new position. He is based in the company’s headquarters office at 1221 Avenue of the Americas in Rockefeller Center. He was previously first vice president for Equity Residential in Manhattan.
Rockefeller Group has continued to expand its residential development capabilities nationally and throughout the Northeast, with recent mixed-use, multifamily and condominium project completions in New York City, New Jersey, Florida and Arizona. Completed projects have included phase one of Flushing Commons in Queens, Amaray Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale, Liv Northgate in Arizona and AVE Florham Park in New Jersey.
Megumi Brod, senior vice president and regional development officer for Rockefeller Group in the Northeast, said, “Bob is a great addition to Rockefeller Group at a time when the company is leveraging its New York and national development expertise to very selectively expand its residential development portfolio in Manhattan and throughout the New York metropolitan area.”
John Pierce, senior vice president, Design & Construction, added, “We are very pleased to add someone of Bob’s caliber and experience to our Design & Construction team. We look forward to his contributions, which will help ensure all of our residential projects are differentiated by originality, authenticity and quality, attributes that meaningfully enhance the experience of Rockefeller Group developments.”
Mr. Piazza has more than 30 years of experience in New York City residential development, having completed more than 1,500 apartment units across five projects, including the 42-story 400 Park Avenue South and 500 W 23rd St., a luxury rental property adjacent to the High Line.
Prior to Equity Residential, he was a senior vice president for Bovis Lend Lease, where he oversaw the completion of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at the Time Warner Center and the Gramercy Park Hotel and Condominiums, among other projects. He was also Director of Construction for Ian Schrager Company. He is a graduate of Fairfield University and is an active member of both the Real Estate Board of New York and the New York Building Congress.