Henry M. Celestino has more than four decades of experience in residential, retail and commercial construction, site development, engineering, building operations and management at properties throughout the metropolitan region. As Vice Chairman at L&L Holding, he is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day construction, engineering, building operations and management throughout the company’s nearly 10 million-square-foot New York City portfolio.
He also plays an integral role in the redevelopment and commissioning of such landmark L&L projects as 200 5th Avenue, 195 Broadway, 390 Madison and 425 Park Avenue. He has also guided the engineering, planning and installation process for several large mechanical and architectural capital infrastructure projects.
Prior to L&L, Celestino served as Executive Vice President of Building Operations and Construction for Newmark Real Estate, where he was responsible for the property management function of the company’s 25 million square-foot third party institutional portfolio. Before that, Hank held various positions at Schulman Realty Group in Westchester County, N.Y., where he focused on constructing ground-up commercial office complexes along Route 287’s Platinum Mile corridor. During his successful decade-long stint with the company, he was elevated to EVP of Construction and Operations and oversaw Schulman’s 26-building portfolio. Hank also served as a project engineering manager at Burns & Roe Engineering, where he worked on several major projects, including site development for the Clinch River Nuclear Breeder Reactor Plant, a 1,300-acre site in Oak Ridge, Tenn. He also handled manufacturing processing systems evaluations on several offshore drilling rigs, wastewater treatment plants and oil refineries for Burns & Roe Industrial Services Group.
Mr. Celestino has proudly served as a board member on the Real Estate Board of New York’s Management Board of Directors and Commercial Management Council, and BOMA’s Codes & Regulations and Security Task Force Committees. Hank is on the Board of Directors of the New York Energy Consumers Council and is also active with several charitable organizations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Fairleigh Dickenson University.