March 21 - April 3, 2017

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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Michael Reed 2015


  • Title: Chief Executive Officer
  • Company: Elite Construction Company of NY
  • Location: 1225 Franklin Ave., Suite 325, Garden City, NY
  • Birthplace: Rockville Centre, NY


Education: United State Air Force Academy, BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering; New Jersey Institute of Technology, MS in Engineering Management.

First job outside of real estate:  United States Air Force, Deputy, Environmental Engineering, Flight Section at McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey

First job in real estate or allied field: Project manager, Turner Construction

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future?  Elite Construction is a full service construction management firm, which also performs general contracting services in selected markets. Our focus is on the commercial, institutional, public and educational projects located in the Greater New York area.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Exercising, including weight training and a mix of cycling and jogging.

Favorite book or author: “Against All Odds: Ten Entrepreneurs Who Followed Their Hearts and Found Success” by Wendy Beech

Favorite movie: The James Bond series

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “Changed” by Tramaine Hawkins

One word to describe your work environment: Fluid, always adjusting to challenges and opportunities

Rules to live by in business:  Be prepared to adapt to the ever-changing environment.  Those that are not prepared to adapt will no longer be relevant and exist.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go?   Mahatma Gandhi, to discuss the current world events and see how some of our issues could be resolved

What is your dream job? Youth Counselor