Cahill Strategies is a team comprised of skilled construction industry strategists dedicated to guiding clients through the intricate regulatory and political landscape, resulting in propelling projects within New York City to completion. Our expertise lies in representing large general contractors, sub-contractors, construction management firms, design professionals, and owners/developers.
Liaising with City and State regulatory agencies such as NYC DOB, DOT, FDNY, DEP, Landmarks, HPD, DOF, DOH, DOE, and others;
Liaising with elected officials and other stakeholders such as NYC Mayor, City Council, Community Boards, NYS Governor, Senate and Assembly;
Liaising with public utilities, such as ConEd, National Grid, Water & Sewer;
Liaising with private utilities and telecommunication companies;
Facilitating submissions to City and State regulatory agencies, Community Boards and other decision makers for project support and approval;
Consultation on Stop Work Orders, Violations, Commissioner’s Orders and other enforcement actions; and
Consultation and negotiating fines with the NYC or NYS Department of Finance, and other City and State regulatory agencies.
Why Choose Us:
At Cahill Strategies, we take pride in being your top choice and first call when faced with construction issues. Here’s why you can trust us with your projects:
Industry Knowledge: Our team of professionals have in-depth knowledge of industry standards and trends. With a finger on the pulse of the construction sector, we stay ahead of the curve, ensuring your projects are executed with the latest advancements and best practices.
Key Relationships: Our extensive network of connections is the backbone of our success. We have cultivated strong relationships with decision makers across various entities, including DOB, DOT, DEP, DEC, DOF, DOH, DOE, HPD, FDNY, Landmarks, and others. These valuable connections enable us to navigate bureaucratic processes efficiently, expediting approvals and ensuring project success.
Proven Results: With a rich history of accomplishments, we have demonstrated our ability to deliver successful projects across a wide array of sectors. From public and private major mixed-use buildings, airports, schools, hospitals, and manufacturing facilities, we’ve consistently achieved outstanding outcomes for our clients.
Meet the Team
Diane Cahill – Founder and CEO
Diane is a highly accomplished strategist with over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. She excels in providing expert guidance to clients, helping them navigate the complexities of the political landscape and achieve successful project outcomes within the New York City construction industry. Her success stems from her ability to foster strong relationships with government officials, regulatory agencies, and utility companies. Diane delivers effective solutions that propel construction projects forward.
Kevin Moran – Vice President, Construction Solutions
Kevin has a proven track record in guiding clients through complex building processes in the New York construction industry. His expertise spans successful projects in commercial and residential developments, infrastructure, transportation, and utility matters. Kevin’s unique problem-solving ability and knack for anticipating challenges contribute significantly to the success of projects. His skill in fostering positive relationships with stakeholders and advocating for clients’ needs ensures seamless project execution, making him a significant asset to our team.
Bobby D’Alessio – Director of Construction Code & Safety
Bobby is a former Senior Executive Director of Construction Safety for the Department of Builders with over 30 years of experience in construction safety. He played a key role in the 2014 and 2022 NYC Building Code revision and is an invaluable resource for clients’ major building and renovation projects as Director of Construction Code & Safety at Cahill Strategies. Bobby talents, dedication, and enthusiasm for innovation in the areas of compliance and construction safety are a unique asset for our clients.
Bernie Ross – Senior Construction Safety Associate
Bernie is a highly experienced construction professional in NYC. He served the DOB for over 20 years, overseeing safety and compliance on major projects across all boroughs. Now a Senior Construction Safety Associate at Cahill Strategies, Bernie’s expertise in project analysis and regulatory compliance makes him an invaluable resource for clients in and around New York.
Chuck Buynak – Senior Construction Associate
Chuck Buynak is a veteran of the NYC construction industry, with 38 years of experience working on major commercial, mixed-use, and residential projects for both new buildings and major alternations. Chuck specializes in commercial and industrial electrical systems, i.e.: Lutron lighting systems design, installation, and renovation; fire alarm system installation, and other areas of commercial construction.
Sign Up to Receive Your Complimentary Chapter 33 Building Code Review
Cahill Strategies has developed a detailed and documented guide to the most important revisions that New York construction professionals are likely to encounter every day. We were able to do this because Cahill Strategies has been involved instrumentally in the development of these codes.
The 100-page book is meticulously organized and can be used as a handy reference when many common issues arise. In each section, the specific revisions are highlighted, and the new information is presented in a clear and practical manner with further explanation on why the change is so important. All of this, reviewed and vetted by one of New York’s longest serving, former DOB professionals – Cahill Strategies’ Director of Construction Code & Safety, Bobby D’Alessio.