Joseph Traina

Chairman/Partner
Mr. Traina conceptualized, developed and constructed the 2 million square feet International Design Center (IDCNY) in Long Island City, NY, which won several international awards for excellence in design and construction.

Mr. Traina is the former President of Lazard Development Corp., the wholly-owned real estate subsidiary of the investment banking firm, Lazard Freres & Co., and former President of Galesi International, an affiliate of the real estate developer and manager, The Galesi Group.

In his past and present real estate activities, he has overseen a property portfolio valued at $2 billion, and has acquired, renovated, leased and/or sold 10 million square feet of commercial property and over 1,000 acres of residential property in the New York metropolitan area.

As Chairman of The Traina Companies, Mr. Traina brings more than 30 years experience in senior levels of real estate development, construction management, executive management and marketing. He is an authority on land-use review, zoning, and financial incentives, and has relationships with the world’s leading real estate development, construction and investment professionals.

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