Sal Perfetto is a Project Executive with L+M Builders Group. With over 15 years of construction experience, Sal currently oversees L+M Builders Group’s Procurement Department, which he helped start in 2016. Since joining L+M in 2008, Sal has successfully managed the construction of residential, commercial, and capital expenditure projects to ensure that each project meets L+M’s standards of excellence. Prior to joining L+M, Sal worked at Turner Construction in their preconstruction and purchasing departments, as well as on the 229 West 43rd Street project. He holds a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College.
Ayanna Oliver-Taylor is a Managing Director at L+M Development Partners and oversees all aspects of the company’s New York preservation portfolio. Since joining L+M in 2016, Ayanna has developed and preserved approximately 3,000 housing units representing nearly $1 billion in total capitalization. Recently, she led the teams that successfully executed two large scale public-private partnerships with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to recapitalize, rehabilitate and preserve 2,600 units of public housing. Ayanna’s expertise includes multilayered financing, design, structuring complex public-private partnerships, and building relationships with residents and agency representatives, making her instrumental to the overwhelming success of these projects. She was involved in L+M’s pandemic response, which supported the delivery of over 500,000 meals, provided large scale resident protections, secured a COVID-19 vaccination center for L+M’s Baychester development, and helped develop a portfolio-wide broadband access strategy to promote digital equity in New York City.
Prior to joining L+M, Ayanna spent two years as a Senior Project Manager at the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), where she financed over 2,200 units of multifamily housing utilizing a range of financing tools that leveraged both public and private resources to support the Mayor’s housing production goals.
Alban leads the Technology and Business Applications teams responsible for the IT infrastructure, strategy, information security and end-user support across 70+ construction and property management offices. Since joining L+M in 2005, Alban’s focus has been on ensuring reliability and performance of the core company-wide platforms while staying ahead of rapidly evolving trends in the industry and the regulatory environment.
Prior to joining L+M, Alban held positions in various NYC consulting firms and managed service providers, closely working with clients such as General Electric’s intellectual property division, Long Island Rail Road, a nuclear power consortium, NYC government, elected officials, law enforcement and numerous accounting and law firms.
Alban holds a BA in Public Administration and a Master of Science degree in Information Management and Security from NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering (formerly Polytechnic University.)
Kix Ryen is the Chief of Staff and Director of Special Projects for L+M Development Partners. She leads the Communications and Administration teams and spearheads many of L+M and C+C’s intradepartmental efforts. Since joining L+M in 2014, Kix has implemented various Communications initiatives, including a company-wide intranet and newsletter as well as various social media channels. Prior to joining L+M, she worked at UBS for over ten years in various business management, project management and communications-related roles, most recently as an Executive Director and Global Business Manager for Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities. Kix holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from UCLA and an M.S. in Organizational Development and Human Resource Management from Manhattanville College.
Pat Leach is a Vice President and Project Executive with L+M Builders Group. With almost 25 years of construction experience, Pat has led several new construction and preservation projects to ensure that each project meets L+M’s standards of excellence. Since joining L+M in 2009, Pat has successfully managed the construction of almost 20 projects, including more than 2,500 new construction units, rehabilitating over 2,000 preservation units, and numerous retail fit-outs. He is also experienced in managing third-party builders within the affordable market. Prior to joining L+M, Pat worked with Robert F. Hyland & Sons, Christa, and Turner Construction, and some of his notable projects include Rochester Institute of Technology Field House, Mayfair Lofts, Caribbean Condominiums, and the Lincoln Center additions and alterations project. He holds a BA/BS in Business Communications and Political Science from SUNY Brockport with a year of study abroad at Brunel University in London, England.
LaNelle Alexander is the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at L+M Development Partners, where she leads diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives with our staff and in our communities, informed by her almost 15 years of leadership in these areas. Most recently, LaNelle was on the executive leadership team of buildOn, an international nonprofit based in Stamford, CT, where she was the first Vice President of Human Resources and inaugural Global Director of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion.
LaNelle holds a BA in Organizational Behavior and Change Management, with a minor in Diversity and Inclusion from New York University. She maintains certifications from both the Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional [SHRM-CP] and Society for Diversity, Certified Diversity Professional [CDP]. LaNelle is also on the board of buildOn New York, a nonprofit focused on youth development in the South Bronx, and HOPE Worldwide’s CT Chapter, which delivers sustainable, high-impact community-based services to vulnerable international communities.
Juliette Marshall is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for L+M Development Partners and its affiliated companies. She leads the team responsible for recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, performance management, training and development, and career management. Since joining L+M in June 2017, Juliette has provided HR leadership during a period of rapid growth and has launched programs and initiatives aimed at developing future leaders and building a high-performance workforce.
Juliette has more than 20 years’ experience in human resource management. Prior to joining L+M, she held various HR positions at companies such as PwC, MasterCard, and Pitney Bowes and non-profits such as The Jewish Board. Juliette holds a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from Fordham University and an M.S. in Organizational Development and Human Resource Management from Manhattanville College. She also maintains both the HRCI Senior Professional in Human Resources and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional certifications.
Stephen Bonasera is the Vice President of Preconstruction and leads the team responsible for guiding projects from feasibility to construction. Since joining L+M in 2008, Stephen has built the Preconstruction team and has collaborated on more than 60 residential and mixed-use development projects. Under his leadership, the team has developed expertise in sustainable and resilient developments including passive housing standards. Prior to joining L+M, Stephen managed commercial, residential and institutional projects in the NY Metro area for Triton Construction and consulted with clients on project costs, design and feasibility. Stephen graduated with a BS in structural engineering and environmental engineering from the University of Maryland, A. James Clark College of Engineering.
Mentor Haxhija has over eighteen years of construction management experience working on a variety of residential and mixed-use projects, including overseeing construction for L+M at the Essex Crossing development. He is responsible for managing teams across multiple projects to ensure projects are delivered timely, safely and on budget. Mentor also plays a role in developing and implementing L+M Builders overall strategy. In his time at L+M, he has overseen the construction of over 1,800 residential units. Prior to joining L+M, Mentor worked for Turner Construction Company in the preconstruction department on several large-scale commercial, educational, and healthcare projects. Mentor holds a BS in civil engineering from Manhattan College and an MBA from Temple University’s Fox School of Business.
With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Amy Cordone brings an in-depth understanding of the construction business. Amy joined L+M in 2014 and was responsible for managing the operations of the Builders group – driving process improvements and operational efficiencies including the use of technology and collaboration amongst departments. She also shaped the Workforce and Contractor Diversity group which is responsible for the company’s initiatives and compliance related to M/W/LBE contractors and construction workforce. In her current role as Senior Vice President of Operations and Strategy, Amy develops and executes corporate strategic initiatives relating to data, people, and culture to facilitate the company’s growth strategies. Amy continues to lead the Workforce and Contractor Diversity team, as well as the Insurance, and Business Analyst functions.
Prior to joining L+M, Amy worked with Tishman Construction (AECOM) and led corporate initiatives and change management for the construction services business She is the recipient of the Top 20 Under 40 for Metro New York from Engineering News Record and Member of the Year for the Boston Chapter of the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). Amy holds a BBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, a certificate in international business from the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University, and an EMBA from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Amy is an active member of Chief, private network focused on connecting and supporting women leaders.