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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Marcos Maldonado 2014


  • Title: Project Coordinator
  • Company: Hoffmann Architects
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Birthplace: Puerto Rico

Family: Single

Education: Syracuse University

First job outside of real estate: Research Assistant in an investigation of the Jahangir Mahal temple in Orchha, India.

First job in real estate or allied field: Fuster & Partners- Architects, in San Juan Puerto Rico.

What your firm does now and its plans for the future? Our firm specializes in the rehabilitation of building exteriors. Hoffmann Architects diagnoses and resolves deterioration within façades, roofs, plazas/terraces, parking garages, and historic/landmark structures.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Tennis and kite surfing

Favorite book or author: “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Favorite movie: “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” by Pedro Almodovar

Rules to live by in business: Patience and hard work.

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Sergio Fajardo, former mayor of Medellin, and who I had the privilege of meeting while at Syracuse University. With the power of design, Fajardo aided in the transformation of the city of Medellin, from a place of violence, drugs and corruption to a place of calm beauty and peace using architecture and urban renewal as a catalysts for social change.

What is your dream job? Industrial Designer