Matt K. Lynch

Matt K. Lynch

Brooklyn, NY, US




ZD Jasper, Great Neck, NY, US, Development Manager

ZD Jasper signed on as a JV Partner with Ascent Development for the Long Island City project in early 2020. In November, ZDJ established a leading position in the project and I transitioned to their team to continue managing the project. We expect to break ground in February, 2021.

In addition to this project, I am managing a ground up 65,000sf rental building on the adjacent site, with an anticipated construction date of July, 2021. Regular duties also include design review of additional developments within the office and acquisition feasibility studies for potential new projects.

Nov 2020 - current

Ascent Development, Long Island City, NY, US, Development Manager

Development Manager for a ground up 138,000sf residential condo in Long Island City and 13,700sf rental building in Astoria. Current responsibilities span all stages of development from project acquisition to project closeout.

Internally, I track project status, set agendas and lead weekly ownership meetings, as well as distribute minutes to the project team. Pre-construction duties include drafting & reviewing new acquisition feasibility studies and pro formas, analyzing zoning envelope massing & test fits, managing ACR and drafting bank requisitions for payment release.

Within the construction phase of new development, responsibilities include scheduling and leading contractor and consultant interviews, bid leveling & award meetings as well as contract review, additional service & change order reviews and execution. Once signed, I work with consultants and contractors to develop construction schedules based on DOB, DOT, NYCTA, and other relevant approval timelines as well as delegate deliverable requirements to consultants in order to meet approval deadlines. Throughout all stages from schematic through the shop drawings, I review contractor and design consultants drawing where focus is placed on optimising layouts and reviewing mechanical systems for constructability, the relationship to project scope and cost, and developing VE options which maintain the design intent. Where required, there is additional work with the expediting team to ensure all supplementary documentation is submitted and approved for all necessary permits.

At present time, Ascent Development is seeking our next acquisition.

Jan 2019 - current

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), New York, NY, US, Sr. Project Manager

Sr. Project Manger for large scale mixed use residential and residential & hospitality projects in New York and New Jersey

May 2018 - Jan 2019

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, NY, US, Associate / Project Manager

Duties include coordination of details and systems with all consultants and contractors with the impetus of retaining RAMSA’s original design intent as well as staffing and maintaining budget as required. Additionally, tasks involve managing a team of design staff to produce various designs while working one on one with partners and clients.

Aug 2011 - May 2018

Appel Design Group, Long Island City, Junior Architect

Multi-award winning firm specializing in light commercial and large residential projects.
Junior Architect, CAD draftsman and minor hand draftsman. Worked on CD sets for high end residential construction as well as interior office fit-outs. Design work on residential additions and marketing material. Performed site and space planning studies, interior design and renovation work

Jun 2009 - Jul 2010

Kimmerle Group / Kimmerle Newman Architects, Morristown, NJ, US, Intern / Junior Architect

Multi-award winning firm specializing in commercial and civic projects.
CAD draftsman, organized proposals, designed marketing material, ran LEED specification checklists and researched building products for value and efficiency, performed lighting analysis, site and space planning studies, interior design and renovation work

Aug 2008 - Jan 2009


Pratt Institute, Masters, Masters of Science of Architecture & Urban Design

“Androidian_ism” project from Fall ’10 for MSA&UD featured in Pratt Institute student work book, “inProcess17”

“Twist” project from Spring ’10 for MSA&UD featured in Pratt Institute student work book, “inProcess17”

Jun 2010 - May 2011

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), BArch, Bachelors of Architecture

Sep 2004 - May 2009

Areas of Specialization