Member Mondays - Claire Gondon

April 15, 2022
Written by: CREW New York
Claire Gondon
Project Manager
JDS Development
CREWbiz Profile
How many years a CREW Member?
3 years

What about CRE ignites your passion? How about in your current role?
I have always dreamed about managing prominent projects that would both
shape the landscape of a city and bring greater vitality to the community.
This aspiration first materialized when I became an architect and designed
large and complex projects. In order to achieve this goal, I transitioned to
real estate development.

In my current role at JDS Development, I am passionate about my work in
the development of The Brooklyn Tower, a high profile and
beautifully-designed mixed-use project which takes the crown as Brooklyn's
first supertall skyscraper.

How do you bring value to your company?
With an expertise in architecture, construction and real estate development,
I effectively streamline the performance of consultants, vendors and
contractors to bring value and mitigate risks for my projects. To do so, I
have found the most effective skills were being extremely organized, a
tactful negotiator, and never taking "no" as an answer.

Who or what inspires you? Why?
New York City is the center of real estate and development. In New York
City, there are investment funds and entrepreneurs at every turn, as well as
endless opportunity. I am constantly inspired by the people I meet in this
incredibly vibrant city. These determined visionaries bring stunning projects
to life in this highly competitive environment and are the key to the
development of this thriving city. I cannot image a better place for me to
refine my skills as I become the real estate developer that I aspire to be.