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Keys to Success
some of the most complex and large-scale conversion projects ever
undertaken in New York City, transforming many iconic landmark
buildings into today's most functional and luxurious environments,
according to President Michael Siciliani. "We are the undisputed
leader in commercial to residential conversions," Siciliani says. "We
tackle large-scale, unusually challenging logistical puzzles. We
CCM's expertise dates back to the 1980s when Siciliani started working in the industry. He and his dedicated staff have developed highly
specialized techniques and methodologies over the years by working
with various structural elements found in older buildings, such as
brick and timber, terra cotta arch, cast iron, steel, concrete and glass.
CCM attributes its success to being transparent throughout the
entire process. "In many cases we start out as owners' representatives," Siciliani explains. "We hire and manage all the consultants
and make informed decisions throughout the design process that
effect not only the construction, but also the long-term mainte-
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understand how to work in and around an existing building, sometimes even while occupied."
With every project, CCM "takes what the existing building gives
and employ our unique expertise and creativity to overcome the
various infrastructure issues that are inherent in this type of work,"
Siciliani says. "Oftentimes, the most elegant solutions are very simple, but you may need an uncommon way to look for them. We have
a well-curated bag of tricks."