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Construction Group

Nova’s team of construction specialists partner with construction lenders, developers, and building owners to provide comprehensive management, precise monitoring, and concise reporting throughout all phases of the construction process. By streamlining internal procedures, utilizing advanced project tracking software, and through proactive communication, Nova effectively manages the requirements and deadlines of our worldwide client base. By tailoring our services and deliverables to custom-fit their needs, the projects we service and orchestrate finish promptly and successfully.

Over the past five years, Nova staff has partnered with our clients on hundreds of construction projects nationwide, with services expanding into Europe, Asia, and Australia. We employ a widespread team of expert engineers, architects, and construction managers who understand clients’ needs to react quickly under rapidly changing, and often difficult, market conditions. Our upfront and unambiguous approach enable us to provide answers on-demand and when they’re needed most.

Michael Passaro 141x212Michael A. Passaro, RA | SVP, Construction Services Group Manager

Mr. Passaro is a Registered Architect with over 30 years of experience in the architectural design, facilities management, project management, and real estate industry. Over the past several years he has focused on construction risk management for regional banks, national lenders, REITs, foreign governments, international banks and private equity investors. He is responsible for the management of a technical staff of architects and engineers, preparing proposals, interfacing with clients, and writing reports that apply construction administration expertise to mitigate construction risks.


Michael Apostolos 141x212Michael Apostolos, RA, ARA | CLM Senior Project Manager

Mr. Apostolos is a Registered Architect with over 38 years of experience in conducting constructability/document reviews and construction draw monitoring. A career highlight includes the oversight of a document QA/QC program with a team of 11 Project Managers collectively working on $126M.


Bob Applegate 141x212Bob Applegate | National Practice Leader

Mr. Applegate has 45 years of experience in the design and construction management of commercial properties. Throughout the construction process, he also provides interim and permanent lenders with pre-construction document review reports and periodic construction loan monitoring reports.


Mark_Perry 141x212Mark Perry | Vice President, Corporate Region

Mr. Perry has more than 20 years of experience conducting and managing environmental investigations and property site assessments. He also has experience with the oversight of construction loan monitoring projects, including the upfront construction document review, monthly site inspection, and pay application/draw review.


11 - Maksim VaynshteynMaksim Vaynshteyn | Project Manager

Mr. Vaynshteyn has a Bachelors in Architecture. His experience includes performing property condition assessments and construction document reviews on new construction of medical buildings, hotels, warehouses, and residential apartment complexes. Mr. Vaynshteyn’s primary responsibilities consist of project mobilization. He also oversees the management of on-site monthly status inspections.