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Professional Profile: Richard Tesoro 2008

About

  • Title: Senior Associate
  • Company: VVA LLC
  • Location: 117 East 31st Street, New York, NY
  • Birthplace: N/A

College: New York Institute of Technology

First job outside of real estate: I would help my father at his plumbing company answering the telephone and getting tools from the truck for the guys working for him.

First job in real estate or allied field: Out of high school I worked as a draftsman for a civil engineering firm. Worked on the widening of Sunrise Highway on Long Island, N.Y., and some parks projects.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? VVA, LLC is a leading full service, independent project management firm, headquartered in NYC. VVA is regarded as an expert in project management among a variety of industries, including: law firms, financial services, media and entertainment, libraries, museums, mission critical facilities, healthcare facilities, new building development and retail. VVA continues to grow and expand by expanding its scope of services offered and providing project management services to new clients in various industries.

Favorite book: “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand

Favorite movie: “Citizen Kane” directed and produced by Orson Welles

Persons you admire most (outside of family): Theodore Roosevelt and Robert Moses, because these people made it happen.

Key to success: Always believe that there is a way to get the impossible done.

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? I have wanted to be an architect since elementary school and I do not think that I could choose any other profession.