PELHAM, N.Y. – The MacQuesten Companies, has announced that Joseph Apicella has joined the firm as managing director of development.
Apicella has been directly involved in more than $2 billion worth of development in the tri-state area. As executive vice president for Cappelli Enterprises, a position he held for the last nearly 20 years, Apicella played key roles in the development of some of Westchester’s most iconic real estate, including The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester Renaissance Square, a 1.4 million square-foot complex in downtown White Plains that includes a 43-story tower, the tallest building in Westchester County.
“Joe is one of the most knowledgeable and talented development professionals in the New York Metropolitan area,” said Rella Fogliano, president of The MacQuesten Companies, based in Pelham. “He brings a wealth of experience and know-how to the MacQuesten Companies, and I know that with Joe on board, we will be even more successful at bringing affordable and middle-income housing to a region that needs it.”
Apicella has experience in all areas of development, including acquisition, securing financing, obtaining government approvals and construction. He played major roles in developing City Center White Plains, which includes the 212-unit Trump Tower and an 18-screen National Cinema Deluxe movie multiplex; Trump Plaza New Rochelle – that city’s tallest building and the Trump Park Residences Yorktown.
Previously, he served as downtown development manager for Yonkers, the fourth-largest city in the state, where he coordinated the creation of the Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Master Plan.
He plans to call on his entire range of knowledge and experience at The MacQuesten Companies.
“I am pleased to be coming on board with a company that is in growth mode,” Apicella said. “Rella has done great things and our best days are in front of us."