Managing Director, Projects
Michael Chionchio is a Managing Director for JLL. He has been the JLL Variable Practice Leader since 2007 managing a team of over 50 professionals in New York City, primarily on projects which include infrastructure upgrades, interior and exterior restoration, museums, theatres, educational facilities, not for profit work and corporate interiors.
In 2012 Michael's group has managed over 300 projects totaling over $3 billion in costs. Previous Project Experience Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft’s 450,000 s.f. at One World Financial Center in NYC The Verizon 1.3mm s.f. relocation from NYC to a 150 acre campus site in Basking Ridge, NJ United Federation of Teachers 740,000 s.f. in lower Manhattan Ernst & Young’s 1mm s.f. 5 Times Square project WNYC Radio relocation in lower Manhattan Chapin School expansion on the upper east side Empire State Building’s capital plan totaling over $500mm, including the renovation of the Observatory and Lobby restoration projects.
Prior to joining LL, Michael had 13 years of corporate project management experience and five years in construction management experience.
Select projects included: Originally brought on board to manage Dean Witter’s 1.3 million s.f. consolidation into Two World Trade Center and 325,000 s.f. at Five World Trade Center. Michael eventually managed Dean Witter/Morgan Stanley’s headquarters construction in the tri-state area. During the terrorist attack in 1993 at the World Trade Center, Michael managed the temporary facility relocations for all Dean Witter WTC personnel including; data facilities, all trading functions and critical operations. He coordinated the clean up of all WTC offices with the Port Authority of NY and NJ and worked with Insurance companies to reconcile losses due to the 1993 incident and again after the tragedy on 9/11/01.
Jones Lang LaSalle Club 2011 – This award is presented to an individual who demonstrates the company’s values and culture and achieves outstanding accomplishments in a single year.
Michael has the honor of being one of only 55 recipients to receive this prestigious award across all service lines.
Michael earned a Bachelor’s degree from St. Francis College, in Brooklyn, New York. He has also attended the Mechanics Institute, located in New York City, where he studied Architectural Drafting/Construction.