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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Richard Markel 2016


  • Title: Executive Project Manager
  • Company: UA Builder Group
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Birthplace: St. Clair, Michigan

Education: Master of Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

First job outside of real estate: Detroit auto factories

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? UA Builders Group is building impressive and often challenging commercial projects nationwide. Our firm has built more than 2 million s/f of offices for the shared workplace giant WeWork. I am currently managing two build-outs for WeWork in Washington, D.C. and Boston, MA.  I am looking forward to helping UA develop long-term relationships with other blue chip companies.

How do you unwind from a busy day? A pint of the most local IPA

Favorite book or author: Stephen King

Favorite movie: “The Sting”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? Hugo, “99 Problems”

One word to describe your work environment: Progressive

Rules to live by in business: Either lead, follow, or get out of the way

What is your dream job? Airline pilot or high school teacher