Curtis Wahle

Curtis Wahle

Livingston, NJ, US



An Experienced and Dynamic Building Professional with superb credentials and professional achievements, that continually challenges team members to push personal limitations to accomplish beyond expectations. A high-energy Team Leader with a strong professional education and a broad range of involvement, always seeking innovative channels to achieve excellence in production and product alike.  Processing a comprehensive understanding of both Acquisition side and Production side of the Real Estate Development and Building Industries.  Enjoying success through pro-action rather than reaction. Proven record of overcoming challenging situations and conditions to maintain Project Schedule and Budget. 


CLWNYC Inc., New York, NY, US, Managing Director

• Client: New York Developers and Management, Inc, Brooklyn NY 10/2017-Present
Project Executive for Developer/Construction Manager with well-established Residential, Commercial and Mixed-Use Project Portfolio – CM for a High-end Residential Gut Rehab of a Landmarked Highrise in Downtown Manhattan

• Client: BFC Partners, Brooklyn NY. 9/2016-10/2017
Project Executive for Real Estate Developer/Builder specializing in Mixed-Use and Residential (Market and Affordable). Self-Performing as GC (Union) for all construction of a 1.1MM SF Mixed-Use Project (Retail and Hospitality).
Responsible for management of on-site team (Senior Project Managers, Project Managers and Superintendents) and day to day building production. Delegate through staff; directing all building trades.

Oct 2016 - current

KiSKA Development Group, Inc., New York, NY, US, EVP - Development

Development Lead and Executive Vice President of KiSKA Real Estate, Inc. (KRI) a US subsidiary of KiSKA Developers, Inc. (KDI) which is an international multi-billion-dollar Construction, Real Estate and Hospitality company.
Managed Entitlement, Design and Pre-Construction of a High-Rise Hotel in Midtown Manhattan that was to be branded under KDI's Marmara Hotels. Project was tabled after completion of Design Development due to fall in tourism in Turkey (Marmara Hotel’s base operation) – the main source of working capital for the project.

Aug 2015 - Oct 2016

The ELAD Group, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager for a Real Estate Development Firm specializing in Ultra High End Residential. Brought on to help manage the completion of distressed project that had been poorly managed and was significantly behind schedule. Managed the Construction Management Team which mandated direct interaction with all Trades and Sub-Contractors. Righted the Critical Path Schedule with only minimal impact on the final budget.

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015

Construction Management and Development, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager for an International Real Estate Development Firm. Provide leadership to manage the entitlement, Design, and construction processes with efficient, disciplined procedure. Manage a team of Managers, Assistant Managers and Administrative Staff. Firm practice focus primarily Hospitality, Multi-Family and Mixed Use Developments.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2014

Sleepy Hudson, LLC/Leeds United Construction/ Caerus Group, New York, NY, US, Senior Manager/Executive

Vice President/Project Executive- 10/07-3/09 - New York City Real Estate Builder/Developer specializing in High End Residential Condominiums – Assumed full Project responsibility during the Pre-Construction. Worked closely with the Design team to re-evaluate the Construction Documentation delivery sequence and encouraged them to increase the level of detail to facilitate coordination. Overcame several challenges from private parties and the City regarding the available square footage for the project and challenges regarding the Ownership of the private alley immediately adjacent to the rear yard. Saved the Project over 1 million dollars by negotiating with NYC Department of Sewer ad Water to resolve an appropriate resolution to a century old condition with the existing sewer line.
Reorganize the Construction Management leadership: re-bid and/or renegotiated all Trade Contracts. Working with both the Design team and the Production team, brought down Construction costs to the predetermined budget provided by the Ownership. Challenging work site logistics require constant coordination, internally and with ongoing construction on adjacent properties.

Real Estate Development Consultant- 4/09-6/11- Marketing the “Project” as several other possible uses: For-Sale, Rental, Hospitality, Student Dorms and Mixed Use. Prepare Pro Forma Packages for each option. Present Development packages to potential Developers, Partners and Lenders.
Director Project Management- 6/11 – 6/2013 - Manage Real Estate Development Services for an International Investment Group. Focusing on properties (Land and Improved) for Acquisition and Development as High End Residential and Premier Hospitality Markets. Primarily in the Manhattan and South Florida Markets.

Oct 2007 - Jun 2013

K. Hovnanian Companies, Red Bank, NJ, US, Senior Construction Manager

Senior Community Construction Manager/Owner’s Representative recruited into the newly formed High Density Division of Fortune 500 Residential Community Developer, because of my previous experience in Mid/High Rise Construction. Responsible to provide full Project Management throughout complete development process. Manage Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers, with full Profit and Loss accountability. Initially hired to provide leadership for the development of a single site, quickly given responsibility of developing additional site. Served as liaison between entire community and governing municipality.

Mar 2006 - Oct 2007


Rice University, Houston, TX, US, Real Estate Development and Investment

Certificate Program - Commercial Real Estate Investment

Sep 2019 - Dec 2019

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, School of Architecture

Professional Architectural Degree Program

May 1990 - May 1993

DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, US, Bachelors, English Literature

Sep 1984 - May 1988


Thesis Commendation / Publication, Award

Thesis: Architecture is Sublime - Commendation / Published TSA Review 1993


Areas of Specialization