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Peter Gorry

Commercial Real Estate Executive with ground up construction and management expe
rience in budgeting, operations, materials management, logistics, facilities and
capital project planning and implementation. Strong record of success in organi
zing and managing diverse projects, schedules and operations while maintaining b
udget costs and controls.
* Headed $8m central chiller plant replacement and upgrade project. Installed co
mbination of electric and steam hybrid equipment and capitalized on a combinatio
n of utility rate locks and NYSERTA rebates with and estimated ROI of 6 years.
* Responsible for $80m of capital programs over 5 years that support business un
its and improvements to various properties, including infrastructure upgrades, p
ower, data, HVAC and cafeteria project for Emigrant Bank.
* Project manager for a $5m construction of a data center, bank branch and call
center within six week timeline, complete with redundant power and communication
s; producing a savings in NYC taxes for
* Promoted within two years to head up all Emigrant Banks Corporate Administrati
ve Services supporting 50 locations including various properties that are owned
or leased totaling 1,000,000 sq-ft.
* Collaborated on start-up of three class A commercial buildings from core and s
hell, totaling 1.2 million sq-ft. These properties were advanced hi-tech designs
using the latest equipment and computer controls.
* Involved during the design stage of mechanical and security systems for two ne
w class A buildings, 360 Madison Avenue and 505 Fifth Avenue. Both properties be
ing developed by Kipp-Stawski Management Group.
Emigrant Savings Bank, 5 East 42nd Street, New York, NY
2005 2010
VP-Director of Facilities and Construction
* Managed Emigrant Banks facilities, engineering, construction, property managem
ent, purchasing, mail and loan file departments with a staff of 65; direct repor
t to CAO.
* Provided management support for day to day operations within the Corporate Adm
inistrative Services department, including capital projects for all related enti
* Partnered with the finance and tax departments, evaluating real estate markets
and challenging assessed values with various tax authorities producing reoccurr
ing annual savings.
* Formulated real estate policies and procedures and established office space st
andards including technologies producing aggregate savings in furniture and equi
* Instrumental in saving approximately $5m through rebidding existing contracts,
reallocation of resources, consolidation of activities and the streamlining of
various operations.
* Conducted facility inspections, evaluate service and performance of both staff
and the various service vendors.
* Reviewed and evaluate all electrical, HVAC, equipment maintenance, repair and
replacement contracts for all facilities.
* Administered and manage Business Continuity and emergency response plans for a
ll critical system operations and facilities support personnel.
* Planed all logistical timelines for all internal and external moves between th
e various in-house departments, IT, phone, furniture and electrical installation
s along with the physical moves.
* Drafted RFPs including engineering to cover overhaul of HVAC equipment, data c
enters and co-location sites for diversification and redundancy to accommodate i
mmediate needs and future growth.
* Directed planning and implementation of capital projects, restacking, acquisit
ions of buildings and new spaces for various banking departments and entities th
roughout the US.
* Managed pre-qualification and oversight of all contractors, consultants and su
ppliers; development of standard terms & conditions for all vendors; development
of contracting and service agreements.
* Created and monitor all operating and capital budgets for any variances. Monit
or performance against approved budget and industry norms; administer change ord
er review process; monitor purchasing patterns; prepare project cost reports; re
view all invoices and payment requests and obtain appropriate sign offs.
* Secondary role provide project management support for several residential pro
perties owned and operated by Milstein Properties.
* Managed various phases of a 600 apartment condo conversion, health club, lobby
and hallway upgrades along with building infrastructure and amenity upgrades.
Kipp-Stawski Management Group, 565 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
1992 2005
Property Manager
* Responsible for start-up of 300,000 sq-ft building, 33 stories from constructi
on to 100 percent occupancy, including all phases of mechanical, electrical, eme
rgency power and elevator installation.
* Acted as owners representative with cost reports, sign offs, punch listing and
closeout of base building contracts.
* Approved and supervised installation of all computer systems for SMART buildin
g operations. Systems include: BMS, Fire Alarm, Card access system incorporating
elevator control.
* Developed and managed computerized maintenance tracking and billing system for
time and materials allowing for direct billing of all HVAC operating costs.
* Liaised with tenants from build-out phase to eventual move-in and collaborate
with architects, engineers and tenant contractors identifying and correcting con
struction issues to maintain a building standard.
* Trained and managed all engineering, cleaning, security and in-house messenger
center personnel creating a teamwork oriented environment to provide the highes
t level of tenant services with minimal costs.
Tishman Midwest, 100 Gold Street, New York, NY
1990 - 1992
Chief Engineer
* Revamped and streamlined operations for a 10 story, 700,000 sq-ft central plan
t building.
* Implemented and performed restoration of all pneumatic control systems, govern
ing summer/winter operation for all equipment.
* Restructured all vendor contracts and maintenance work, including tools and pa
rts purchases and inventory.
* Performed all Fire Safety Director duties, including tenant and employee train
ing in evacuation and life safety procedures.
* Managed all daily crew activities and tenant construction to comply with vario
us Local Laws.
Boston Properties, 599 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
1986 - 1990
Chief Engineer
* Supervised start-up of 1,000,000 sq-ft building, 52 stories from construction
to 95 percent occupancy.
* Conducted start-up, testing and acceptance procedures of all mechanical and el
ectrical systems.
* Reviewed contract drawings and specifications against actual installation of F
ire Alarm, BMS and Mammoth VAV package units.
* Established maintenance and training for engineering crew to effectively meet
each employees professional goals to promote creative thinking while creating a
teamwork environment.
* Organized tenant work order system to track man-hours and materials for in-hou
se service billing.
* Inspire and motivate several employees to seek out and achieve their professio
nal goals, which resulted in promotions to chief engineers and a building manage
Graduate Coursework in Construction, New York University, New York, NY
Bachelor of Science in Real Estate, New York University, New York, NY
Certificate in Property Management, New York University, New York, NY
Designation, Real Property Administrator, Building Owners and Managers Institute
Homeland Security Training Program, I.U.O.E. Local 94, New York, NY
Certificate Environmental Controls, I.U.O.E. Local 94, New York, NY
Associate member of The Institute of Real Estate Management, IREM
Associate member of The Corporate Real Estate Network, CoreNet
Principal member of Building Owners and Managers Association, BOMA
Peter Gorry, 212-809-4000,