Leadership

Leadership

Manny P. Kratsios, Principal

Manny P. Kratsios, Principal

President & CEO
mkratsios@mharrisinc.com

Master of Business Administration (MBA) at St. John’s University Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering at Columbia University Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Stadium Managers Association (SMA), Mortgage Bankers Association of New York (MBA of NY), MBA Association, and Caribbean Hotel Association Mr. Kratsios joined Merritt & Harris in 1984 as a Project Manager in the Construction Monitoring Group, eventually rising to Assistant Vice President, Head of the Construction Monitoring and Workout divisions, followed by Chief Operating Officer in 2007 and then becoming President & CEO of the firm in 2010. Besides his formidable leadership skills and… Read More

Edward J. Bellavigna, AIA, Principal

Edward J. Bellavigna, AIA, Principal

Head of Property Condition Assessment Group
ebellavigna@mharrisinc.com

Bachelor of Architecture at City College of New York Bachelor of Science in Architecture at City College of New York Registered Architect in the State of New York Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Mr. Bellavigna joined Merritt & Harris in 1998 as a Project Manager for Property Condition Assessments. In 2010, he was appointed Group Leader of the Property Condition Assessments Group, and in 2015 he was promoted to Principal of the firm. Amongst his many projects, some of the more prestigious projects that he has managed, include: American Stock Exchange, New York City Bayside Marketplace, Miami,… Read More

James G. Cockinos, AIA, Principal

James G. Cockinos, AIA, Principal

Head of the Construction Monitoring Group
jcockinos@mharrisinc.com

Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the University of Illinois Architectural Studies at City College of New York Registered Architect in the State of New York. Memberof the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and New York Society of Architects (NYSA) Mr. Cockinos joined Merritt & Harris in 1998 as a Project Manager, and was named Senior Associate in 2004. He was subsequently appointed Head of the Construction Monitoring Group in 2008. In 2015 he was elevated to Principal of the firm. Mr. Cockinos oversees the activities of all Construction Monitoring project managers. Throughout his career at Merritt & Harris, he… Read More

Michael J. Dwyer, Principal

Michael J. Dwyer, Principal

Head of the Plan & Cost Review Group
mdwyer@mharrisinc.com

Member of Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) and Building Officials Code Administrators International (BOCA) Mr. Dwyer, joined Merritt & Harris in 1989 as an Assistant Project Manager, responsible for cost tracking and review of construction documentation. He was subsequently promoted to Project Manager/Cost Analyst in 1995, Lead Cost Analyst, Manager of the Plan & Cost Review Group, and ultimately designated as a Principal of the firm in 1997. Mr. Dwyer has worked on literally thousands of cost estimating assignments, including 30 professional sports facilities. He is considered one of the most knowledgeable cost estimators in the industry…. Read More

Ricardo Flores, Principal

Ricardo Flores, Principal

Los Angeles Branch Manager
Head of Latin America Group
rflores@mharrisinc.com

Engineering College- National University Mexico City, Mexico Mr. Flores joined Merritt & Harris in 1998 as a Project Manager, became the Los Angeles Branch Manager in 2001, and was subsequently named a Principal of the firm in 2003. As manager of the Los Angeles office, Ricardo is involved with all of the professional consulting services offered by the firm, including construction monitoring and property condition assessments. In 2007 he was appointed the Head of the Latin America Group, in response to the need to review documents and drawings prepared in Spanish for lenders located in the U.S., but lending in… Read More

Ellen D. Lee, MBA

Ellen D. Lee, MBA

CFO & Director of Administration
elee@mharrisinc.com

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance at New York University Bachelor of Business Accounting, minor in Information Technology, at Georgia State University Ms. Lee joined Merritt & Harris in 2013 as Controller, wearing many hats such as Human Resources/Benefits Director, member of the Marketing Committee and Head of the Documents Processing division. Ellen is also the Secretary and Treasurer of the firm’s Board of Directors, as well as a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Her responsibilities include finance, accounting, internal control, data processing, and general office support staff administration. She began her Finance career with The McGraw Hill Companies… Read More

Joseph Marciano, P.E., LEED AP

Joseph Marciano, P.E., LEED AP

Senior Associate & Head of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Group
Commissioning and Green Building Advisor
jmarciano@mharrisinc.com

Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering (BSME) at Cornell University Construction Management Diploma from the Real Estate Institute at New York University Professional Engineer in the State of New York LEED Accredited Professional Faculty Professor at Mechanics Institute – General Society of Mechanics and Trade Member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Urban Green Designers, and Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) Mr. Marciano joined Merritt & Harris as a Mechanical Engineer in 1996. In 2004, he was promoted to Senior Associate. In 2015, he was elevated to Head of the… Read More

James L. Mako, P.E., LEED AP

James L. Mako, P.E., LEED AP

Florida Branch Manager & Senior Associate
jmako@mharrisinc.com

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at Florida Atlantic University Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida LEED Accredited Professional Mr. Mako joined Merritt & Harris in 2007 as a Project Manager. In 2011, he was promoted to Senior Associate and became the Branch Manager of the firm’s South Florida office. In 2016, Mr. Mako was appointed to the management committee. Mr. Mako oversees all of the activities of the firm’s Florida office, and is highly experienced in Construction Monitoring, Property Condition Assessment, and Mechanical assignments. Some of his more high profile projects include: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas… Read More

Thomas C. Richard, AIA

Thomas C. Richard, AIA

President Emeritus & Board of Director
trichard@mharrisinc.com

Bachelor of Arts at Fordham University Registered Architect in the State of New Jersey Member of American Institute of Architects (AIA), New Jersey Society of Architects, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Board Member of the Rutherford Education and The Orphaned Starfish Foundations Mr. Richard, AIA, joined Merritt & Harris in 1981 as a Project Manager and was appointed Vice President in 1984. In 1987 he was named Senior Vice President and Principal, heading the Property Condition Assessment Group, which provides total building evaluation services to the real estate financing and investment community. In 1996, Mr. Richard became President… Read More