OVERVIEW

Citistructure is a full-service General-Contractor/Construction-Manager and Real Estate Development firm established in 2001. Our diverse experience enables us to successfully build projects that range from multi-use out-of-the-ground buildings, corporate interiors, high-end retail, to government-funded projects, and beyond. We separate ourselves by our owners being involved with every project enabling all our clients to get the best service in the industry.

FEATURES

  • General Contractor/Construction Manager/Real Estate Developer
  • Trades Self-Performed as Subcontractor: concrete & masonry, tile, carpentry, millwork, painting, demolition, fireproofing, miscellaneous Metals, Excavation/Environmental Remediation, and metal work.
  • Certified MBE and DBE Firm
  • 35 Full Time Staff (and growing)
  • Non-Union and Union
  • Projects Range From $1Million to $50 Million
  • Current Bonding Capacity: $30 Million
  • Firm’s Principals Integrally Involved in Every Project

AWARDS

PROJECTS

Bushwick Multi-Use Development
Brooklyn, NY
  • Developer & General Contractor
  • Budget: $25 Million
  • New 22,000 sf Church
  • New 8-story 21,000 sf residential building with 23 units
  • New 7-story 30,000 sf residential building with 33 units
  • New 11,000 sf “FRESH” Food Supermarket & food court
  • Secure rental building includes:
    • virtual doorman
    • fitness room
    • open area “Green” area – common courtyard
    • bike storage

Samaritan Daytop Village
Bronx NY
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  • General Contractor
  • Budget: $25,500,00
  • 7 Story – 65,000 sf Medical Wellness Facility

    Building Includes:
    • Parking garage
    • 3 Elevators
    • Medical offices
    • Medical exam rooms
    • Methadone clinic
28 Herbert St
Brooklyn NY
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 General Contractor  Budget: Approximately $14 Million  38,500 sf Mixed Use Building  26 Units  6 Floors – 2 Floors of Commercial and Retail and 1 Floor of Parking Garage
  • General Contractor
  • Budget: approximately $14 Million
  • 38,500 sf Mixed Use Building

    Building Includes:
    • 26 Units
    • 6 Floors – 2 Floors of Commercial and Retail
    • 1 Floor of Parking Garage
NYC Build It Back Modular Homes

NYC Department of Design & Development Queens, NY

  • City of NY Hurricane Sandy Residential Community Program (SANDHRO)
  • Foundation Contractor
  • Budget: Approximately $5,000,000.00
  • Eighteen (18) Foundations for Single Family Homes
  • Excavation, Rebar, Concrete Girders and Columns
  • Department of Design and Development Approved
  • PQL Approved – Residential Community Recovery (SANDHRO)
Jacob Javitz Center Expansion
New York, NY

Jacob Javits Center Expansion

1.2 Million Square Foot Expansion for $1.5 Billion

Turner / Lend Lease Joint Venture

  • Subcontractor - Carpentry
  • Budget: $1.2 million
  • Truck Marshalling Area
  • Stairwells
  • Subcontractor – Miscellaneous Metal
  • Budget - $850,000.00
  • Miscellaneous Metal throughout new expansion
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Luxury Condominiums
40 East 72nd Street, New York, NY

  • Construction Manager; $15M GMP
  • Historic Preservation of North Façade
  • Unique Demolition Process
  • High-End Condominium Development
    • 8-stories, 25,000sf
    • Four, 3,000sf single floor units
    • One, 3,000sf duplex
    • One 500sf studio
    • Triplex, Floors 6-8 to be occupied by Owner
Metropolitan Lighthouse Charter School
180 West 165th Street, Bronx, NY
  • General Contractor, Lump Sum
  • Budget: $12 Million
  • 52,000sf, 9,200sf footprint, 6-stories
  • 26 classrooms
  • State-of-the-art science labs, computer facilities
  • Major Challenges:
    • Expedited 10 month construction schedule
    • Tight work site adjacent to existing homeowners
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Metro North Gardens Apartments
250 East 105th Street, New York, NY
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  • Work financed by Housing Preservation & Development Corp. (HPD)
  • General Contractor, $5M Lump Sum
  • Gut Rehabilitation of 48 Apartments
  • Phased: Built in 8 stacks, 6 apartments/stack
  • Tenants in stack temporarily relocated - 40 units occupied at all times
  • Worked around remaining tenants
  • Work also included:
    • New plumbing, sanitary and electrical risers
    • New hot water heaters
    • New boilers
    • New roof
    • Masonry restoration
    • Window replacement
US Secret Service Offices
Brooklyn, NY
Internal Revenue Service Offices
33 Maiden Lane, NY, NY
  • General Contractor; $10 Million
  • 60,000sf high-end build-out
  • US Secret Service occupied during construction
  • Complete interior demolition
  • Special features included:
    • Bullet proofing and mesh in all drywall
    • Secure interrogation rooms
    • Modern gymnasium and locker room
    • Forensic laboratories
    • Kitchen and lunch room
    • Hi-tech data/communications systems
    • State-of-the-art command and communications center
    • Latest security technology including high-tech entry systems
    • Special electrical to support the security systems
  • On-going construction maintenance contract
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  • General Contractor - $6 Million
  • Office of the
  • IRS General Counsel IRS occupied while construction took place
  • Complete interior demolition
  • Hi-end interior build-out of 40,000sf on 2 floors
  • Electrical, carpentry, millwork, flooring and lighting
  • Special features included:
    • High-density file rooms
    • State-of-the-art security systems
    • Sophisticated data/communications systems
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Bethesda Baptist Church Restoration
Jersey City, NJ
  • Construction Manager (GMP); $6 Million
  • Church in Jersey City historic district
  • 14,000sf, 4-levels on an 80’ X 60’ footprint
  • Major interior demolition due to fire
  • Value Engineering:
    • Reduced project from $12M down to $6M
    • Pile system to spread footings ($1 Million)
    • Windows ($2 Million)
    • HVAC ($400,000)
    • Elevators ($300,000)
    • Electrical ($400,000)
    • Stairs/Railings ($400,000)

Bethel Gospel Tabernacle
Jamaica, NY

  • General Contractor; $6 Million
  • New Administration and Multi-Purpose Facility
  • 5-story, 15,000sf steel structure, glass curtain-wall
  • Facility includes:
    • Offices
    • Multi-purpose rooms
    • Kitchen
  • Major Challenge:
  • Extensive de-watering
NoLita Place and BLVD/Crash Mansion
199 Bowery, NY, NY
  • General Contractor; $27 Million
  • “Rescue Project”
  • 18 month schedule completed in 9 months
  • 14-story reinforced concrete and red brick building
  • 65 apartments: studios, 1- and 2-bedroom
  • Large landscaped roof garden
  • Built-out 18,000sf of retail spaces:
    • BLVD (restaurant and nightclub)
    • Crash Mansion (nightclub)

NYCT 72nd Street Station
New York, NY
Jacobs Engineering Offices
260 Madison Ave., NY, NY
  • Subcontractor; $5 Million
  • Award winning new control building
  • Historic restoration of landmark control building
  • Major challenges:
    • Tightly constrained site
    • Phasing - New control house made operational first so existing control house could be restored
    • Tight schedule - New control building could not be started until the underground work completed

  • Design-Builder; $1 Million
  • 15,000sf office reconfiguration
  • Construction of a new entrance lobby
  • Lobby - special lighting and millwork
  • Major Challenge:
    • Minimize office operational disruptions

TEAM

Ravi Reddy

Partner & Project Executive

Ravi Reddy

Ravi serves as the Managing Partner at Citistructure LLC. Along with Ken Deriggi, he runs all day to day operations.

Ravi has had a passion for construction since college. His early career began as an assistant project engineer for the Rehabilitation of Hudson St in the summer of 1993 when he was still in college. After graduating, he started as a project engineer for the $40 million Union Square Subway Station Rehabilitation. He was then given the opportunity to spearhead highly visible projects such as the $65 million Grand Central Subway Station, the West Chester County Courthouse Rehabilitation, and Baruch College at 55 Lexington Avenue.

Always seeking to grow his experience, Ravi shifted gears to run corporate interior fit-outs for Alliance Capital, Oppenheimer Capital, Blank Rome, Accenture, LVMH, Avon, Maquarie Holdings, Cushman Wakefield, SL Green, Newmark Reality, and many other investment/law, building owner and retail firms.

Ravi co-founded Citistructure in March of 2001 and has since completed over $250,000,000 of construction throughout New York and New Jersey.

Ravi’s diverse experience enabled Citistructure to successfully build projects including 100,000SF+ buildings in both the corporate and luxury residential arenas and high-end retail. This has allowed him to work with a wide range of entities. Clients have included: WL Ross, US Secret Service, Internal Revenue Service, GSA, NYC Transit, Met Life, Jacobs Engineering, CNN, Turner Broadcasting, Wachovia Bank, Elie Tehari, Samaritan Daytop Village, Metropolitan Lighthouse Charter School, NYC DDC, Jacob Javitz Center Extension as well as residential projects that Citistructure is a developer/builder such as 605 Hart St/118 Suydam St. Citistructure has extensive experience in real estate development, the general contracting arena and self-performing trades.

In addition to running Citistructure, Ravi is heavily involved in many non-profit organizations and philanthropic endeavors: He is a Managing Director of Privilege to Serve (P2Serve), which builds schools in 4th world nations; a board member of McCloud Cares, which serves underprivileged children in the NY/NJ area; an Ambassador for The Miracle Foundation—which operates orphanages in India—and a Trustee for the Board of The Haverford School; a prep school for boys in the suburbs of Philadelphia, from which he graduated.

Ravi holds a BS in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, a MS in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic/NYU University, and a Certificate in Construction from NYU.

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Kenneth DeRiggi

Partner & Project Executive

Kenneth DeRiggi

After being introduced to the industry by his father at the age of 19, Ken Deriggi began his career working in his family-owned architectural millwork company focusing on luxury and single-family residential homes. Without initial interest, his abilities soared but still, he wanted to follow his passion in finance. Ken received his B.S. in Finance at Montclair State University in New Jersey; while expanding the family company into the New York market, growing twenty times greater than it began. Newly inspired, Ken excelled and focused on high-profile opportunities for the next ten years working on some of the most prestigious projects and architects throughout New York City, such-as; The Tribeca Grand Hotel, Covington & Burling Law, The Dalton School, Soho Grand Hotel to name a few in addition to colleges, auditoriums, and trading desk targeting a facet of interior design divisions producing high-quality outcomes. Ken became passionate about turning raw products into mesmerizing final products. He acquired several large-scale warehouses and generated higher income streams through renovation and efficient management to increase net values. It wasn’t until the industry dynamics changed when Ken realized it was time to make his dreams a reality.

In 2001 Ken advanced his career and co-founded CitiStructure, focusing on general contracting, construction management, and real estate development, reintroducing true art and talent back to the construction industry. Clients have included and not limited too, Manatus Development Group, NYC DDC, SLSCO, Cayuga Capital Management, Lend Lease Turner Joint Venture, Metropolitan Lighthouse Charter School, NY Economic Development Corporation, Turner Impact Capital, U.S. Secret Service, Internal Revenue Service, Jacob Javitz Expansion Center, General Service Administration, MetLife, and Housing Preservation and Development. As Partner and Project Executive, Ken brings the skills of interior design, manufacturing, construction, sub-contracting proficiencies, land development, and finance to the team while overseeing day-to-day aspects of the company, including R&D, financial management, and marketing. He directly managed projects such as SoHo Grand Hotel, Metropolitan Lighthouse Charter School, Bethesda Baptist Church Restoration, SkyClub Fitness & Spa, and Luxury Condominiums at 40 East 72nd St. Ken continuously evolve in his expertise from his knowledge of how to build to gain the ability to visualize the whole project. Ken is a problem solver and a visionary with a perpetual focus on growing the business and utilizing resources within his reach. Working with some of the most brilliant architects worldwide with a plethora of knowledge allows him to analyze and value engineer through design projects. He understands the importance of key decision-makers and how a decision at the moment would impact layers of a project and overall business. This mindset is pressed upon many of his employees, giving them the capability to learn daily and use mistakes as lessons on the pathway towards their own success goals.

Today, Ken is inspired by seeing the completion of a project and knowing that major components were developed by his team. In no form does he see construction as an individual task reminding us that “there’s no I in TEAM.” Regardless of being the decision-maker, he encourages his team to feel confident and knowing he’s there to support them. Ken invests in his staff to direct them to the next level. He impresses upon his mentorship and teaching – he loves to teach, loves to challenge, and love to be challenged regardless of status to seek new perspectives. More importantly, he takes time to be a great leader and wants everyone to have the opportunity to be great in their role as he culminates a true power team. A huge incentive for Ken is working with his staff, building trust to lead, and teaching while building – it’s tangible to Ken.

Family is Ken’s top priority; he carefully balances business, home, fun at the golf course, and activities with his son. Ken finds the utmost importance in teaching the value of education and building a strong foundation of respect. Friendship is also greatly valued to Ken; he’s considered a close friend to many and hold relationships to his heart. In the near future, Ken hopes to work with veteran and children organizations. Ken takes pride in hiring people from within developing communities and is an advocator for redefining the position of previously incarcerated people, bringing hope, and helping them see bright futures.

Throughout Ken’s career, he has been striving for greatness and has taken the honor of being an intricate part of CitiStructure’s thriving legacy.

CONTACT

If you have a project you would like to tell us about or are interested in working for CitiStructure, contact us at the following or use the form below:

    CitiStructure
    44 Hudson Place, 2nd Floor
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Phone: (201) 798-4470
    Fax: (201) 798-1228
    Email: office@citistructure.com