Joseph T. Yacovone , LEED AP

Senior Managing Director

277 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10172

F: 212-421-4191
C: 917-747-3955

Professional Expertise

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.

Clients Served

MTA Metro-North Railroad
YMCA of a Greater New York
AXA Financial Services
Fidelis Health Care
Univision Communications
Writers Guild of America East
Hyperion Capital
CFA Institute
Con Ed Solutions
Aer Lingus
AEW Capital Management

Major Projects

Planning and implementation of a corporate campus environment at Crystal Run Road in Middle Town, NY. Consisted of three multi-story office buildings (500,000 SF)

Planning and construction of the core, shell and interiors of 11 Corporate Woods facility in Albany, NY (385,000 SF) for Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Planning and Construction of an 80,000 SF of office space for GMAC Financial at 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

Restack of 200,000 SF of office space in Secaucus, NJ for Equitable Life Insurance

Planning and construction for 100,000 SF LEED certified office and technology facility for MTA Metro-North Railroad.


New York Institute of Technology, Bachelor's degree

Areas of Specialization

Project and Development Services

Professional Affiliations

LEED Accredited Professional
Ongoing guest speaker at Practicing Law Institute