Darren Schumer serves as Principal/Senior Vice President of Lee & Associates Development – Lee & Associates NYC’s real estate’s project/construction management affiliate. Mr. Schumer has over 30 years of construction management, project management, and owner’s representation experience. Mr. Schumer manages all capital improvement and tenant construction, renovation, and relocation projects, including project management of contractors, consultants, and design, engineering, technology, security, furniture, and move-in services to ensure projects are delivered within scope, on time and on budget.
While at Lee & Associates Development, Mr. Schumer has managed multiple tenant installations including the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health’s new 60,000 square foot headquarters at 55 West 125th Street, a 55,000 square foot expansion office and studio kitchen space for Zero Point Zero at 875 6th Avenue and turnkey white box spaces at 875 Washington Street. In addition, he has managed numerous building capital projects, including new elevator installations/modernizations, roof and sidewalk/vault replacement at 72-76 Greene Street, and Local Law 11 facade work at 875 6th Avenue and 55 West 125th Street.
Over the course of Mr. Schumer’s career he has worked at commercial construction, owner/developer, and project management companies. He was Director of Construction at Swig Equities, a New York development firm, where he oversaw construction and development projects for the firm’s commercial tenant installations and lobby upgrades at 44 and 48 Wall Street, 80 and 90 Broad Street, 5 Hanover Square, and 110 William Street.
Mr. Schumer served as Vice President of Project Development Services at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in New York City and managed the firm’s Bank of America account. Mr. Schumer’s major project experience at JLL included construction of investment banking offices, trading floors, and prime brokerage operations throughout its 1-million square-foot New York City portfolio. Mr. Schumer managed the build out of 180,000 square feet of new office space in a former retail mall after the destruction of 9|11, enabling the timely relocation and ability to resume work of 500 bankers.
Mr. Schumer holds the Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware and a Certificate in Construction Management from the Real Estate School at New York University.
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