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NEW WORLD DELIVERS A HOLLYWOOD FANTASY AND HEADS INTO RESIDENTIAL. BY JANICE HOPPE-SPIERS

New World Design Builders uses its
experience in the hospitality industry
to develop high-end custom homes.

N

ew World Design Builders is
known for creating "Insta-worthy" environments for its clients
in the hospitality industry and
has begun translating that imaginative design into the high-end residential sector. "We
build everything that we design," founder
and CEO Chris Kofitsas says. "We are not only
the architects, but also the interior designers
and general contracting company."
Kofitsas started the New York City-based
design/build firm 23 years ago. His goal was
to eliminate the typical finger-pointing that
plagued the construction industry, and to
provide seamless integration of all aspects
of design and construction. "I always
thought it was unusual, even going back to
when I worked in a firm in Manhattan right
out of college, to have someone else build
your design," he remembers. "I realize it

was the industry standard, but I just didn't
understand it and I wanted to be able to
provide both seamlessly."
Today, design/build firms are more prevalent in the industry but New World Design
Builders was one of the first to recognize the
benefits of combining the two. "Being a designer and contractor has made me better in
both disciplines," Kofitsas says. "I've learned
through the years the challenges and
strengths of both through building projects."
New World Design Builders has focused
mostly on the hospitality industry over the
past two decades, creating and building
endlessly captivating spaces. "I keep my
office small purposely so I have an involvement in every project we do," Kofitsas says.
"If I'm not familiar with a project I'm not
inspired. We do 10 to 15 projects per year
and I'm usually working on three to four at

«

a time. Our projects last anywhere from six
months to a couple years."
New World Design Builders has made a
seamless entry into developing high-end
custom homes in the Northeast because of
its work in the hospitality industry in New

New World Design Builders
www.newworlddesignbuilders.com
* Headquarters: New York
* Employees: 100
* Specia y: Interior design and construction

"I wanted at first 100 feet
to be eally important and
take you away from where you
just were, which was downtown
Los Angeles."
- Chris Kofitsas, founder and CEO

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