Joseph Yacovone joined DTZ in 2007 as a Senior Managing Director of Project & Development Services. Prior to joining DTZ, Mr. Yacovone was a Principal of Cresa Partners FSI Project Management, an independently-owned project consulting firm specializing in interiors and building infrastructure construction.
Exposure to contract negotiations on both sides of the table, combined with his 30 years of experience in the construction industry in the New York region, have contributed to his success in client representation for projects of all size and complexity across all market sectors. His technical expertise and background in electrical engineering enable DTZ to deliver a level of project management and expertise that is unparalleled in the industry.
As the founding member of FSI, Mr. Yacovone was personally involved in all of the company’s major projects. Most notable of the company’s accomplishments were the planning and restacking of AXA Financial’s corporate offices in New York and New Jersey and the planning and construction of a new corporate training campus in Atlanta, Georgia, for Equitable Insurance.
Prior to founding FSI, Mr. Yacovone held the position of Vice President of Corporate Administration for Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield. His areas of responsibility included corporate strategic planning, design and construction, corporate real estate, contracts administration, purchasing, telecommunications and corporate security. His knowledge of construction and expert negotiating skills were vital to the company’s aggressive market expansion and ongoing operations.