I really enjoy projects that involve construction.
From the very beginning of my career a significant amount of my work has involved alterations, major renovations, or entirely new construction. I find the process, the opportunities, and the challenges invigorating!
In the case of a new loft near Lincoln Center I was able to see the apartment before the developer was finished with construction: I saw the many errors of their ways (plans & details) and their missed opportunities. I encouraged my new clients to ask the developers to stop the construction and purchase the apartment ‘as-is’.
This stealth move prevented wasted time having the developer build-out what we knew we didn’t want, and then remove it before we could start with our plans…