Louis Katsos

Assistant Professor

Professor Katsos teaches ARCH 143 - Construction Management. Professor Katsos has over 40 years of major project experience in the New York real estate and construction management market. A recognized leader in the industry, he has for over 35 years held executive management positions with major New York construction management and general contracting firms as well as being President of his own firm Jekmar Associates Inc., a construction and development consulting firm to New York developers and owners.

Jekmar Associates Inc. is currently involved in numerous residential, mixed use and hotel projects amounting to over 2.5 million square feet including, among others, 605 W. 42nd St. (currently the largest residential structure being built in New York), the POD Hotel and Residences at 400 W. 42nd St., 81 Fleet Place,180 Myrtle Ave. (mixed use building), and 86 Fleet Place. He has helped build, ground up, over 10 million square feet of noted high rise buildings (residential, commercial, and institutional) , and landmark buildings in New York including Zeckendorf Towers, the Jewish Museum, New York Public Library Expansion, The Four Seasons Hotel (57th St), The Broadway Crowne Plaza, The London Hotel, the reconstruction of the historic U.S. Courthouse in Old San Juan, The Mark, The Atelier, The Ivy Tower, Strivers Gardens, the W New York Downtown Hotel/Residences, The Corner, and The Lara among many others.  

As a former Corporate Executive V.P. /COO of Tishman Construction he has managed the construction of many more. In addition he is currently the Executive Managing Director and member of the New York Immigration Fund which raises (approx $300 Million to date) EB-5 foreign investment funds for numerous New York City development projects currently being built. Professor Katsos is an Executive Board Member of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and Chair of its International Relations Committee; an Executive Board Member and Executive Vice President of the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce and Chair of both its Development , Design & Construction Committee, and its highly noted Education and Culture Committee events. A noted educator and lecturer in Construction Management for over 30 years he has taught both at New York University and The Cooper Union. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering and an M.B.A., both from New York University.

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