AECOM’s Tishman Construction unit to provide construction management services for new residential tower in Brooklyn, N.Y.
All 298 units will be designated as affordable housing.
17-Dec-2014 — Tishman Construction, an AECOM company, announced today that it has been selected to provide construction management services for Greenland Forest City Partners’ 535 Carlton Avenue. This 18-story residential tower is part of the Pacific Park Brooklyn development. Greenland Forest City Partners, a joint venture between Forest City Ratner Companies a subsidiary of Forest City Enterprises, Inc., and Greenland USA, a subsidiary of Shanghai-based Greenland Group Co., is developing the 22-acre development.
“We are proud to be working with Greenland Forest City to build 535 Carlton Avenue, bringing additional affordable housing units to this vibrant community,” said Jay Badame, president and COO of Tishman Construction in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. “Brooklyn is undergoing a tremendous revitalization that started with the new Barclays Center, and Pacific Park will continue this exciting transformation.”
“535 Carlton is an extraordinary building that will provide much needed affordable housing to a wide-range of New Yorkers,” said Bob Sanna, executive vice president and director of construction & design development for Forest City Ratner Companies. “We are very pleased to have Tishman Construction on board as our construction management partner. They have a record of excellence that we believe will contribute greatly to the completion of this building.”
In a prime location on Carlton Avenue at the corner of Dean Street, 535 Carlton Avenue is part of the 22-acre Pacific Park development. It will provide 298 of Pacific Park’s planned 2,250 affordable housing units. COOKFOX Architects designed the 292,000-square foot building to complement the unique character and aesthetic of the surrounding Prospect Heights neighborhood.
535 Carlton Avenue broke ground on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Completion of construction is expected in 2017.
About Tishman Construction
Founded in 1898, Tishman Construction, a wholly owned AECOM subsidiary, is one of the world’s leading builders, currently managing construction for the 1,776-foot-high One World Trade Center, the Javits Convention Center expansion and renovation in New York, the new headquarters for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., and phase one of Greenland USA’s Metropolis mega development in Downtown Los Angeles, California. Known for successfully managing complex, iconic projects, Tishman is responsible for the construction of more than 500 million square feet of space, incorporating facilities of every size and type, including arts and culture, commercial, convention centers, education, gaming, government, healthcare, hospitality, residential, retail, sports and leisure, technology and transportation. More information on Tishman Construction can be found at www.tishmanconstruction.com. Follow Tishman on Twitter at @TishmanBuilds and like Tishman Construction on Facebook.
With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in more than 150 countries around the world following the acquisition of URS, AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm. AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings. The company is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, had revenue of approximately $19.5 billion during the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2014. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.