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Sal Barbieri’s word is his bond.  I had the joyful experience of working with him when he was the owner’s representative on a $30 million project at our church.  This was a complicated project that involved the excavation of 10 feet of rock beneath an existing frame structure. Sal was at the site almost daily and available for meetings with the owner, the contractor and architect at least weekly.  I don’t know how we would have accomplished the job without the professional skills, patience and persistence that Sal brought to the task.  Not only was the project completed on schedule, but also within 1% of budget.  I would gladly recommend Sal to others undertaking construction projects.
The Rev. J. Oscar McCloud,
Associate Pastor Emeritus/Executive Minister,
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church,
New York City

In my experience working with clients who are undertaking major residential renovations or other residential construction work, Metropolitan Planning & Management, led by Sal Barbieri, has provided service that is highly competent, dependable, efficient, and wholly professional.  It is a source of comfort to an owner to know that when MP&M is on the job, his project will be monitored and supervised with skill and dedication, with the result that the job has a far greater chance of turning out as he envisioned it, and that his budget will be met.  This is an organization that gets results.
David Warren, Esq.
Partner
BLANK ROME LLP
212 885 5235

Salvatore Barbieri’s involvement as Owner’s Representative in the League’s renovation project in 2003 was essential to its successful and timely completion.  The top to bottom infrastructure renewal required complex scheduling of numerous trades including electric, plumbing, HVAC and egress construction that brought our 1892 building into the 21st century. Under Sal’s supervision, the entire project was completed in 4 months and we reopened on schedule.  We couldn’t have done it without him.
Ira Goldberg
Executive Director
The Art Students League of New York
215 West 57th Street
New York, New York 10019

On three different projects Sal has managed the technical complexities, the relationship between us and the contractor and stood in front of our safe.  All the while, calm and delightful to work with.
Carol Tweedy
Executive Director
Asphalt Green
New York City

I’ve worked with Sal on several client residential projects. It’s great to have him on your team to keep everyone honest and on their toes. When problems occur, which they inevitably do, Sal is there to interpret and resolve. I highly recommend him.
Gary Kress
Murphy & Kress
Santa Monica, CA

I have worked with Sal Barbieri on many projects since 1992.  Most have been complex, time-critical projects involving difficult logistics and difficult deadlines. These have ranged from a 200,000 sq. ft.+ interior fit-out in a large Manhattan office building; to projects which required closing and reopening schools to meet their academic schedule; to managing facility set-ups, renovations, and closings for the numerous offices of our law firm; to arranging a very difficult major HVAC renovation for a world-class aquatic facility.   In all cases Sal’s attention to detail and steady hand enabled the owner to achieve completion on time and without budget blow-ups.  Sal has a combination of talents not often found in the construction world – the skill to be tough in negotiation without alienating the other side, strong common sense, and the ability to be understood by corporate boards and trade contractors.  He also has extensive experience in untangling the red tape associated with New York City capital funding of not-for-profit institutional projects.  With Sal as your owner’s representative your project will be in very good hands.
Peter S. Britell, Partner
VENABLE,LLP
New York, NY
212 370 6226

CORPORATE REFERENCES

ASPHALT GREEN
Ms. Carol Tweedy
Executive Director
212 369 8890

BBDO WORLDWIDE
Mr. James Cannon
Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer, Board Member
212 459 5000

BBDO WORLDWIDE
Mr. Dana Perry
Chief Financial Officer
212 459 5000

BLANK ROME LLP
David Warren, Esq.
Partner
212 885 5235

CHRIST CHURCH METHODIST
Roseann DeGennaro
Church Administrator
212 838 3036

COOPER ROBERTSON & PARTNERS
Mr. Jacquelin Robertson
212 247 1717

DL PIPER LLP
Patrice Stavile Esq.
212 335 4738

FIFTH AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Dr. Oscar J. McCloud
Former Assistant Minister, (Retired)
OscarMcCloud@aol.com

Mr. Robert DeLuke
Controller
212 247 0490

HORACE MANN SCHOOL
Mr. Morton Olshan
Board Member
212 935 1330

LIGHT YEAR CAPITAL, MARRON & ASSOCIATES
Mr. Donald Marron
Chairman
212 882 5800

MURPHY KRESS
Gary Kress
310 398 7000

NEW YORK YACHT CLUB
Mr. Jack Orben
Chairman of the House Committee
Member of the Executive Committee
Past President of the New York Yacht Club Foundation
212 832 1000 631 722 5649

PROSKAUER ROSE LLP
Ralph Ferrara, Esq.
Partner
(202) 416-5820

UBS (FORMERLY PAINEWEBBER INCORPORATED)
Mr. Brian J. Dugan, (Retired)
Senior Vice President
201 902 4001

SAINT JAMES CHURCH
Mr. John Scibilia
Parish Manager
212 774-4240

THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK
Mr. Ira Goldberg
Executive Director
212 247 4510

VENABLE LLP
Peter S. Britell, Esq.
Partner
212 370 6226

THE RACQUET & TENNIS CLUB
Mr. Robert Gressler
Resident Manager
212 753 9700

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