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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Manuel Silva 2016


  • Title: Vice President, Director of Construction Services
  • Company: M&J Engineering P.C.
  • Location: 2003 Jericho Tpke., New Hide Park, NY 11040 
  • Birthplace: Portugal

Education: Bachelor and master degrees in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College

First job outside of real estate: Construction Inspector

First job in real estate or allied field: Residential restoration

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Construction management of highways and bridges. I am planning to also work in vertical construction management.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate at work? Walk, bike, helping kids learn the game of soccer, coaching and teaching them the importance of being physically fit, skill development, teamwork and good character.

Favorite book or author: “A Song of Fire and Ice” (Game of Thrones Series) by George R. R. Martin.

Favorite movie: “The Godfather” by Francis Ford Coppola

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd

One word to describe your work environment: Invigorating

Rules to live by in business: Develop strong leadership qualities and communication skills, the ability to interact with experts, willingness to listen, flexibility, fairness, treat others with respect, and emphasize collaboration and team work.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would itbe and where would you go? Vasco da Gama, a courageous Portuguese explorer and first European to reach India by sea enabling a very small country to reach unprecedented wealth, power and relevance in the world. I would invite him to a restaurant in Sines, a city by the sea and his birth place.

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) Real Estate Development