Plaza Construction Promotes Michael Gabbay

New York, NY – May 7, 2012 – Plaza Construction is pleased to announce that Michael Gabbay, an industry veteran with more than 32 years of construction experience on projects ranging from commercial office skyscrapers to luxury residential to mixed-use to historic preservation and many more, has been promoted to Executive Vice President.  He will continue to be based in Plaza’s Midtown Manhattan headquarters.

Mr. Gabbay’s responsibilities extend to overall management of Plaza’s activities in both its Interiors and Core & Shell divisions nation-wide.   Since starting with the company in 1997as a Vice President, he has been involved in the oversight of more than 20 million square feet of iconic and noteworthy projects in New York City and throughout the Northeast.   Supervising a staff of more than 200 professionals, he works closely with Plaza Chairman Steven Fisher and President Richard Wood to implement continuous quality control procedures, labor relations, safety training, professional development, capacity building mentorship and building commissioning programs.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce Michael’s promotion,” said Mr. Wood.  “We have worked together for fifteen years to build Plaza’s reputation, expand our capabilities and extend our geographic outreach from coast to coast.  Michael is unquestionably one of the industry’s most talented, innovative, dedicated professionals, a true leader and an exceptional manager.  He is active in private development, institutional construction and additionally, is spearheading the initiative for Plaza’s entry into new markets, namely transportation, energy and power, and other industries with projects that require complex infrastructure installations.  We wish him many more years of continued success.”

Among some of the more prestigious construction projects that Mr. Gabbay has overseen are:  over 3 million SF of private development and residential projects including The Chelsea Stratus, Oro, The Element, Superior Inc., Soho Mews, and 26 Astor Place to name only a few; NYU School of Law Building; Astoria Energy, Phase 1 of a new 500 MW power plant; and our work at Brooklyn Navy Yard such as: Building 92, Building 280 and the Green Manufacturing Complex.

Mr. Gabbay is a key member of the Contractors Association of Greater New York (CAGNY) where he is responsible for developing and executing collective bargaining strategies with affiliated member unions.  He serves on the Board of Governors of the Building Trades Employers Association, is a member of the Building Trades Arbitration Committee and for five years was Chairman of the Greater New York Construction User Council.

He is involved with a number of charitable organizations including the Boy Scouts of Greater New York, LIFE Organization, the Intrepid Museum and the Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens.  He earned a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona.

About Plaza Construction

Established in 1986, and headquartered in New York City,  Plaza Construction provides construction management, general contracting, and project consulting services nationally with offices located in Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Washington DC and Newark, NJ. Consistently ranked by Engineering News Record as one of the nation’s leading construction management companies, Plaza was ranked by Crain’s New York Business as the eighth largest contractor in New York City in 2011.   As an industry leader in sustainability, Plaza has executed more than $2.3 billion of LEED rated projects, and in the past five years, the Company’s revenues have averaged almost $1 billion annually.