Since 2006, the MacQuesten Companies began incorporating sustainability and Green elements in the design/development/construction of its projects. Mid construction, MacQuesten partnered with R3 Energy Group on the Highland Senior Residence Project in Yonkers, NY. Together they applied to NYSERDA’s Multifamily Performance Program. MacQuesten incorporated a substantial number of energy efficient elements (including a co-generator) to quality as an energy efficient building. In 2011 NYSERDA designated Highland Senior Residence as an Energy Star Building. In 2010 MacQuesten redesigned the Rev. Dr. Fletcher C. Crawford to include Energy Star rated windows, appliances, and co-generation. In 2013 the companies completed Heritage Homes Phase I in the City of New Rochelle, NY. MacQuesten again raised the bar on its philosophy of building green. The property was built with sustainable building materials including but not limited to recycled cement board exterior, bamboo floors, energy star rated windows, energy star appliances, central air conditioning, and individual energy star domestic hot water heaters. Mother Arnetta Crawford Apartments and The Modern have been designed to achieve LEED certification standard of Silver or better.
MacQuesten has consistently delivered high-quality real estate development projects on time & within budget. Projects include the new construction and rehabilitation of affordable and modern multi-family residential and mixed-use commercial/retail/ community facilities. Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects and Tax Exempt Bond financed projects are especially sensitive to time and budgetary constraints. MacQuesten’s approach ensures successful completion.
From Pre-Development to Final Certificate of Occupancy, meticulous attention is paid to every phase of the development process. The Principals of MacQuesten are personally involved from the nascent stage of each project whether it is land/building price negotiation, architectural design consultation, and value engineering. Ms. Fogliano is hands on and has a philosophy of being involved in the entire process.
MacQuesten is committed to the communities in which it develops. We have an ear to the desires of the residents of the respective areas– from Brooklyn to Harlem to Westchester County. MacQuesten does extensive outreach to provide jobs and business opportunities; dedicated to helping communities thrive and prosper not only by offering new and better places to live, but also providing economic opportunities for local businesses and residents. We are also very experienced in working together with local not-for-profits as co-developers. MacQuesten principals pride themselves on really listening to the community.