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Feb
14
Governor Cuomo expands the use of Design-Build

Governor Cuomo is proposing legislation to give all state agencies and county-level governments outside of New York City authority to use design-build as a construction project delivery method. Many people outside of the construction field are unaware there are different project delivery methods. To simplify the explanation of the methods, it helps to understand there are three principal parties

Jan
23
Risk Management during Construction

Risk is ever present in construction, the fragmented, entrepreneurial characteristics of the industry create uncertainty and inconsistencies in safety practices as well as the legal and financial underpinnings of each project. A strong risk management program will help to limit exposure and liability for all project stakeholders. Before engaging the construction manager or general contractor,

Jan
16
Jim Coughlan named LIBI Membership Chairman

The Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI) recently named Jim Coughlan chairman of its membership committee. In this role, Jim will lead the association's strategic efforts in membership invitations, retention and education and growth. Members find value in this industry association through networking and advocacy that help the industry as a whole and provide members opportunity to increase

Dec
12
Blueprint to Revitalization Success?

After decades of decline Brooklyn began a renaissance around the turn of the century that included lowering crime, revitalizing neighborhoods and developing multi-family properties. The borough attracts people from all over the world and rivals Manhattan as one of the coolest places to live. The Brooklyn renaissance has not escaped the eye of the commercial real estate community. The hottest

Nov
28
Retail is heating up at New Village

Retail leasing at New Village at Patchogue is in full swing. Existing tenants Hoshi Sushi & Hibachi, Del Fuego, My Health and Teachers Federal Credit Union have been joined by Arooga’s Grille House and Sports Bar, and soon Locale, a gastro bar and pizzette and SmallCakes Cupcakery and Creamery. Patchogue locals got a sample of Arooga’s at Taste of Patchogue this past May and got the full

Oct
28
TRITEC Meets Substantial Completion at Dealertrack

On October 28th, TRITEC achieved substantial completion of the building shell for Dealertrack’s new headquarters at 3400 New Hyde Park Road. The milestone comes after almost two years of construction at the site. Work began on the project in the Fall 2014 with site and foundation work progressing well into Fall 2015. The site contains a drainage system designed to handle a 5” rainfall and

Oct
18
Lidl purchases 4.7 acres in Manassas

TRITEC Real Estate Company, Inc. is pleased to announce that Lidl, a German based grocery marketplace which delivers low-cost, efficient shopping experience, has purchased 4.7 acres from TRITEC in Manassas, Virginia. The 4.7 acres is part of a 10-Acre development located at the corner of Sudley Manor Drive and Ashton Ave. Jason Yanushonis of Rapport Companies represented TRITEC in the

Oct
03
Have Fun, Win, Be Nice with Brian Sherlock

Interning at TRITEC this summer has been an uplifting experience. I was given the opportunity to be part of a prestigious company, which has given me ample experience to use going forward in my career path. The moment I walked into the office, I could sense the positive energy and friendly environment that I was in. The entire TRITEC team was very welcoming, making me feel at home while interning

Sep
23
Stained Glass Lights the Way for New Science Wing

TRITEC Building Company recently completed Phase 3 of the St. Anthony’s High School Science Center. The Science Center project includes specialty-designed classrooms that serve multiple scientific disciplines. Included in the renovation project is the Padre Pio meeting room, named for the famous Saint Pio of Pietrelcina. The architectural focal point of the Padre Pio room is a large stained

Sep
09
Have Fun, Win, Be Nice with Kevin Wylie

For eight weeks this summer, I worked alongside Kelley Coughlan, an Associate Developer at TRITEC Real Estate Company. I entered this internship role with a background in mechanical engineering and geology, and next to no experience in business or finance. Through my work with Kelley and the rest of the TRITEC team, I have been able to see how critical financial analysis is in every aspect of

Aug
31
Being a Good Neighbor

Community engagement is vital to building trust, relationships, and long-lasting collaborations for neighborhood redevelopment projects. Stereotypically, there tends to be a concerning lack of communication between real estate developers and local community organizations and residents. TRITEC works tirelessly to bridge the communication gap and build relationships within a community in an effort

Aug
10
Have fun, Win, Be nice with Alex Flobeck

I recently had the pleasure of interning at TRITEC Real Estate Company. It was a great experience where I learned about development, construction and what TRITEC actually does. My preconception of an intern was someone who sat at a desk doing all of the nonsense work no one else wants to do. I thought I would be required to run to get coffee for the employees all day. During my internship, I

Aug
01
Gloucester Parkway Extension at Kincora

The completion of the Gloucester Parkway extension at Kincora was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning. The extension provides a critical new crossing of Broad Run providing a convenient connection from the Loudoun County Parkway to Pacific Boulevard and beyond. The extension combined with the opening of Pacific Boulevard connection to Russell Branch Parkway later this year will

Jul
10
How to Market Long Island to Millennials

Convincing young adults to stay on Long Island is vital to the regional economy. Recent studies by the Suburban Millennial Institute and Molloy College report, “30% of the young adult Long Islanders who responded said they were planning on leaving Long Island.”  Long Island also lost 15% of its 20-34 year olds during the last census period. An economic study released in February of 2016

Jul
06
Manufacturing is Alive on Long Island!

It has been widely reported that manufacturing jobs that once defined Long Island aren't likely to return especially after being trimmed during the most recent recession. Despite the rumors of manufacturing’s demise, the sector may be showing signs of life. The construction of a 233,000 square-foot office building being developed in New Hyde Park may be providing some of the sparks! The

Jul
01
Fourth of July and Fire Safety

School is out and summer is in full swing. From camping to backyard barbeques to Fourth-of-July fireworks, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun. In the spirit of summer and in honor of our nation’s independence, we would like to share a few helpful reminders about summertime fire safety. Attend public fireworks displays and leave the lighting to the professionals Wear short

Jun
21
WINDY HILL FOUNDATION WINS FUNDING FOR WORKFORCE HOUSING AT KINCORA

Kincora is pleased to announce that Windy Hill Foundation has been awarded funding by the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) to build 96 units of affordable workforce housing at Kincora in partnership with the Flatiron Partners. The award is expected to exceed $15M in funding to the housing known as Heronview Apartments. “Windy Hill is pleased and excited to have been awarded the

Jun
14
TRITEC breaks ground on The Shipyard at Port Jeff Harbor

With the help of the Village of Port Jefferson, TRITEC Real Estate Company celebrated an official groundbreaking for The Shipyard at Port Jeff Harbor on Tuesday the 14th of June. The Shipyard at Port Jeff Harbor, consist of 112 luxury apartment homes, helping revitalize the blighted western gateway into Port Jefferson Village. The Shipyard development will continue to promote and enhance Port

Jun
14
Kincora Announces Major Data Center Transaction with CyrusOne

Kincora – the 6.7 million square foot mixed-use development at the corner of Route 7 and Route 28 – today announced the sale of 40 acres to CyrusOne, the global data center solutions provider. CyrusOne will bring $1,000,000,000 in new investment to Loudoun County, Virginia, through the development of data centers totaling over 900,000 square feet at the Southwest quadrant of the Nokes

May
26
TRITEC Fights Hunger at the Taste of Patchogue

The annual event, Taste of Patchogue, was held on May 25, 2016 on The Village Green at New Village at Patchogue and hosted by TRITEC Real Estate Company. This event, with nearly 1,200 attendees, boasted live music, tours of New Village, and samplings of cuisine from 14 local restaurants. What a wonderful way to kick off the summer months! The Crisis Crayons provided a great musical

May
20
Blazing Trails

The planning for the nature trails at Kincora, our 424 acre mixed-use development in Loudoun County, has begun! We spent the week of May 9th walking, hiking and exploring to find the best areas of the community in which to place the trails. Kincora’s trail network will be a destination in itself, covering more than three miles and featuring an array of outdoor amenities. Observation areas,

May
06
Building Bridges

As our 424 acre mixed use community at Kincora continues to take shape, we are dedicated to providing a welcoming community where nature, culture, art and commerce merge to create a friendly atmosphere of connection and discovery. To accomplish this, we are currently developing the infrastructure to make it happen. As our way of giving back to the greater Loudoun County community, we have

Apr
23
Earth Month at New Village

TRITEC strives to create the most environmentally conscious and economically sustainable project that is feasible. One of the greatest environmental perks to a mixed-use project in a walkable downtown is a lower carbon footprint. Instead of people getting in their cars, people walk and bike; at New Village they have immediate access to restaurants and mass transportation. TRITEC and Bozzuto both

Apr
06
Hello, Herons!

Nestled along the whispering streams of Broad Run River is one of the largest great blue heron rookeries on the East Coast. It is located near NoVa’s Routes 28 and 7, at the lush green site where Kincora is rising. The woodland surrounding the river is currently home to over 70 nests. Great blue herons are commonly found wading in pristine wetlands, foraging for food. They typically feed on

Mar
17
The Story of Kincora

In observance of our Irish heritage and in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, we’d like to share the story behind our community’s name. Kincora, also known as the palace of Ceann Coradh, was situated on the summit of the hill in Killaloe town, Ireland. Though Kincora was built as a defense against the Vikings in the ninth century, it was under the rule of Brian Boru in the 11th century

Feb
23
Congratulations to Christian Alvarado!

Congratulations to TRITEC Preconstruction Coordinator Marianne Alvarado's son Christian on being selected as a George C. Marshall award recipient. Only two hundred seventy-five of the top Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Cadets, representing colleges and universities from across the nation are selected to attend the seminar. ROTC has a total of 275 programs located at colleges and

Jan
28
Topping Out at Dealertrack

The TRITEC/Castagna team at 3400 New Hyde Park Road has reached a significant milestone, raising nearly the last piece of steel on the new Dealertrack Technologies building. The tradition of “topping out” traces its roots back to the Scandinavian countries; when building their homes, they would celebrate the setting of the last and highest wood beam. Part of today’s tradition is for the

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Jan
04
Class A office address on a budget

Before you decide that Class A office space is beyond your budget, take a moment to explore Class A buildings’ second-generation space. When leasing second-generation space or space that has had a prior tenant, your tenant improvement dollars can go much farther because you may be able to reuse some walls, doors, ceiling treatments, and light fixtures. Finding second-generation space that

Dec
22
Duralee moves into 49 Wireless Boulevard

TRITEC Real Estate Company, Inc. is pleased to announce that Duralee has moved into 14,762 sq. ft. of space at 49 Wireless Boulevard, Hauppauge NY. The 86,500 sq. ft. office building, 49 Wireless Boulevard, is located in Hauppauge Industrial Park and is now 100% occupied. An established company with a fresh, young perspective on design, Duralee has continuously expanded their extensive

Dec
21
Winter is Coming!

During the winter months, prevention and preparation are key for properties, job sites and employees. When winter hits the hope is to have a heated site where employees are working mostly indoors, but this is not always possible. Frank Gray, of TRITEC Building Company, was asked to provide some tips on worker and site safety during wet, cold weather: Maintain safe ingress, egress and

Nov
23
Big Apple Visual Group moves to 45 Gilpin Avenue

TRITEC Real Estate Company, Inc. is pleased to announce that Big Apple Visual Group has signed a lease for 10,000 sq. ft. of industrial space at 45 Gilpin Avenue, a 172,000 sq. ft. industrial property, which is part of TRITEC’s portfolio in the Hauppauge Industrial Park. Big Apple Visual Group specializes in all types of architectural, way finding, and retail signage. Specializing in custom

Nov
12
Have fun, Win, Be nice with Ashley Dominguez

For a couple of months this summer I was able to have the opportunity to intern at TRITEC Real Estate Co. and the experience was nothing short of inspirational. During my time at TRITEC I was able to learn and gain experience that I would have not gained elsewhere. I was able to join my mentor, Christopher Kelly on meetings, visit job sites and learn first hand what he and other employees of

Nov
09
What kind of roof is on your building?

If the roof on your warehouse is not white you may want to consider making a change. A white roof is proven to be better for the environment because it reduces the “Heat Island Effect” by reflecting heat back to the atmosphere. If all urban, flat roofs in warm climates were whitened, the resulting 10% increase in global reflectivity would offset the warming effect of 24 Gigatons of

Nov
04
Can Real Estate Development Benefit The Environment?

Smart Growth & Sustainable Redevelopment Historically, employing “green” techniques in real estate development seemed unattainable. Contrary to the belief that new development will add to our environmental headache, many of TRITEC’s new developments can be the start of a cleaner, healthier Long Island. Modern-day construction practices and innovative building plans are

Oct
09
Sheetz opens in Manassas

TRITEC Real Estate Company, Inc. is pleased to announce that Sheetz , a growing, family owned convenience retailer has opened a new location in Manassas, Virginia. Sheetz occupies 2.57 acres on a 10-Acre parcel located at the corner of Sudley Manor Drive and Ashton Ave. TRITEC Real Estate Company and The Merion Group jointly purchased and developed the 10-acre site in December of 2012 and

Oct
05
Congratulations to Stephen DePasquale!

Congratulations to TRITEC Vice President Martin DePasquale’s son Stephen, on passing his PGA Playing Ability Test (PAT); on his first try!  For those of you who don’t know, the PAT is a measure of golfing ability.  It means PGA Professionals have the skills needed to teach and grow the game, and by passing, Stephen can now become a PGA Professional when he graduates from college.

Sep
30
Securing construction sites for extreme weather

It is imperative to maintain a clean and safe site during construction but the need is magnified during extreme weather events. It is in the best interest of everyone to take all practicable steps to protect the health and safety of the workers and the community surrounding the site. Ken Abrami Vice President of Operations for TRITEC said ,“All parties involved with a construction project

Sep
22
How to Choose Office Paint Colors

Color has been proven to affect the productivity level in your office. The saturation and intensity of the color choice is as important as the actual color itself. Highly saturated, bright colors will stimulate; while softer, muted colors will soothe. When you try to maximize productivity it is good to make sure that employees are surrounded by the colors that will best suit their type of

Sep
09
Crown Advertising signs to makes 135 Engineers Road Fully Leased

TRITEC Real Estate Company, Inc. is pleased to announce that Crown Advertising has signed a lease for 3,784 sq. ft. of office space at 135 Engineers Road, a 55,000 sq. ft. office building, part of TRITEC’s portfolio in the Hauppauge Industrial Park. With the addition of the Crown Advertising lease 135 Engineers is fully occupied. Crown Advertising is a marketing agency with services that range

Aug
31
It’s Not Just Free Ice cream!

Tenant retention is an incredibly important aspect of property management. As tenant retention ultimately equates to revenue and asset value retention, it basically tells you how satisfied your customer is with your product. If your tenant isn’t satisfied, then it is unlikely that your property will occupied. The physical condition of your property is crucial. To remain competitive, the rented

Aug
05
Have Fun, Win, Be Nice with Mary Brigid Coughlan

TRITEC has been a major part of my life ever since I can remember. From attending the annual "Christmas Party" each December, to volunteering at Montauk We Hope, I have been around this company constantly for the past nineteen years. However, it was not until this past summer that I actually understood what my dad, uncles, grandfather, and their colleagues do on a day-to-day basis and

Jul
27
Construction Management vs General Contractor

When you begin your next construction project, you may find yourself asking 'What is the difference between a general contractor (GC) and a construction manager (CM)?' Although GCs and CMs are both considered the primary contractors on a construction job, there are fundamental differences between these two roles. Let's walk through some of the benefits and disadvantages related to each

Jul
24
Long Island is a great home for hotels

Long Island has breathtaking beaches, numerous golf courses and world-renowned wineries. It is the perfect destination for your next vacation, whether you enjoy relaxing on the beach, taking in the gorgeous scenery, playing golf, or spending a day tasting local wines. What’s more, families can enjoy the amusement parks that Long Island has to offer, such as Splish Splash or Adventure Land.

Jul
21
Impact of the Hauppauge Sewer

Sewage Treatment Plants A sewage treatment plant that connects several buildings to one source isn’t just economically beneficial, but environmentally as well. Additional sewage capacity allows companies to use new processes, which may have not been available to them when they had restrictions on wastewater discharge. Being that water is one of Long Island’s most precious natural

Jul
07
New Village is 20 Minute Living

Long Island Index recently published a blog post about the concept of 20 minute living originally created by Gerding Edlen. This idea directly applies to the New Village at Patchogue. The philosophy of 20 minute living is that individuals have easy, convenient access to their daily needs: markets, restaurants, schools and parks all within a 20 minute walk or bike. In order for it to work

Jul
06
It’s Not Just Sushi: Hoshi Sushi and Hibachi

Just walking into Hoshi Sushi and Hibachi, located in New Village at Patchogue, assures you that you will have an experience of a lifetime. The restaurant’s modern and unique interior contains everything from a lounge area, to intimate booths, to a sushi bar, to family-style tables for a hibachi experience. The restaurant, which is open from 11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. during the

Jul
06
Long Island Wants You!

For a recent college graduate finding a job can one of the most strenuous and daunting tasks, but keep in mind Long Island wants you! Despite recent stigma, many graduates are finding jobs in their career fields, particularly in-high demand areas, such as engineering and education according to the New York Federal analysis of Census Bureau data. Long Island natives who are recent college

Jun
30
Workforce Housing Explained

What is workforce housing? Many people do not know the answer because it is one of the most misunderstood terms, but the answer is simple. Workforce housing is a program designed to assist households afford quality homes in proximity to their employment centers. Based on the applicant’s income, the program provides an opportunity to live, work and play on Long Island. Attracting new, and

Jun
25
Opportunity Knocks for Long Island Job Seekers

At the Choice Job Fair on June 25th 2015, at the Melville Marriot on Long Island N.Y. 33 companies were in attendance, as well as a hefty amount of potential employees. Upon first arriving at the fair the line of registered attendees were wrapped along the walls of the hotel, with so many people in attendance the venue was not large enough to support everyone entering at the same time. The Choice

Jun
13
Know your farmer, your neighbor and your food. Why shop at a farmer’s market?

One of the goals of the New Village at Patchogue is to promote a healthy lifestyle and to engage residents in the community. The Farmer’s Market series this summer does just that. Long Island farmers, and local small business come out every Saturday to sell their goods. Locals are encouraged to spend Saturday strolling around outside shopping compared to inside at a grocery store. The produce

May
29
Taste of Patchogue at New Village

New Village at Patchogue held The Taste of Patchogue Festival on May 28, 2015 presented by TRITEC Real Estate Company. With live music, tours of New Village and samples of cuisines from ten local restaurants. The event that had nearly 500 attendants was a wonderful kick-off of the summer. This is the first event of many to come during the summer at this exciting mix-use community. The New

May
22
Projects that will Revitalize Long Island

Principal at TRITEC Real Estate Company, Robert Coughlan as well as other panelists spoke at HIA-LI Trade Show Executive Luncheon - LI Economic Revitalization Projects on May 21st 2015. They discussed plans, progress and benefits to upcoming projects to revitalize Long Island. Coughlan spoke about the recently finished project New Village, In Patchogue, NY as well as the upcoming projects, the