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Commercial | COCOZZA GROUP

Cocozza Group has helped many clients
develop concept-sharing solutions, such as
Bondi Sushi and NODA in Manhattan.

Finding Focus

COCOZZA GROUP REBRANDS ITSELF SOLELY FOR RESTAURANT AND RETAIL CONSTRUCTION. BY KAT ZEMAN

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s the rent continues to increase
for restaurant and retail space
in posh locations throughout
New York City, many independent business owners find themselves in

Cocozza Group
www.cocozzagroup.com
* Revenue: $7 million
* Headquarters: New York
* Employees: Eight
* Specia y: Retail and estaurant
construction

"It's been a good and teady
grow . During our first four years,
we increased ales every year."
- Dan Cocozza, managing director

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a quandary. For some, it's too expensive to
operate in certain neighborhoods.
New York-based Cocozza Group, a
construction management and general
contracting services company, has been
helping many business owners find solutions. "There are certain prime areas where
rent is so high that our clients have to get
creative to get in the locations they want
to be in," says Dan Cocozza, owner and
managing director.
Cocozza Group specializes in the
fast-paced world of restaurant and retail
construction in New York City. Its expertise
includes pre-construction services such
as site analysis, design coordination and
budgeting as well as construction management, general contracting and consulting.
This specialization allows the company to

get involved at a project's inception stage.
"We work hard to get involved early in the
process," Cocozza explains. "The earlier that
we can be involved, the closer to conception, the better and more successful the
project will be. If we get in early, we can
really work with our client as a partner
and help them with site analysis and early
budgeting through the designing process."
Cocozza fell in love with retail and
restaurant construction early in his career
and founded the company in 2012 after
hearing business owners lament about
their lack of positive experiences with
builders. His venture paid off. Cocozza
Group has experienced substantial growth
in the past few years.
Last year, the company tackled 13
projects and grossed roughly $7 million in


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