New York Real Estate & Construction Recruitment


“David is very well connected in the New York area. His contacts in the industry of construction & development are impressive and extend far into other related fields of expertise. His ability to understand people and their aspirations surpass those of an average recruiter. David found me a position at a time when I was content with my employer and it’s as if he knew better than me that I belonged elsewhere. After meeting with him only a few times, David presented me a very unique and exciting opportunity that I hadn’t even known existed. After a quick series of interviews, I landed the job and have remained grateful ever since. For anyone looking, or even open to the idea that a more suitable position might exist, I highly recommend connecting with David.”

—Jamie Reynolds, Project Manager at Urban Art Projects, North America

“David was very discreet and easy to work with. He met with me and provided information on the current market and on the companies that would be the best fit for my background and skill set. After setting up interviews with 3 of my top choices I was fortunate enough to be hired by one of the top NYC construction firms with an unmatched reputation in the industry.”

—Joseph Boyle, Project Manager at Sciame Construction

“David has placed me at my current position at Michilli Inc which I am going on my 5th year. He was very honest, professional, and did an overall great job placing me there. His knowledge of the construction business is highly regarded, and I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a construction career placement.”

—Kenny Khemraj,Project Manager at Michilli Inc. (Servizio)

“David successfully placed me in my current position and I found his services to be extremely valuable. He demonstrated a high level of expertise on the NYC Construction Management employment market. When we first met David asked me very detailed, direct questions about my career goals and listened carefully to my responses. When he sent me information on possible opportunities, it was clear that they were within the criteria we had discussed. Throughout the whole process he communicated well. He responded quickly (usually within the hour) to my phone calls and emails. It reassured me that he expressed a sincere desire to place me in a position that was truly a good fit. I’ve already recommended him to friends and colleagues and would certainly do so again.”

—Peter Titus, Project Manager at Gorton & Partners

“After one phone conversation with David, he was able to identify my goals for my career. He asked all of the right questions and was very honest and realistic with expectations. After a sit down meeting, he was able to provide me with some options that I may be interested in. Not only are his contacts in the construction industry impressive; he took into account my preferences for quality of life which are legitimate questions that we should all ask ourselves when looking for a new job. I definitely feel that I have gained a friend in the industry and I look forward to catching up with him in the near future.”

—Sang Park, Project Manager at Ryan Associates

“In working with many recruiters throughout my career, David has always been the most attentive and caring about my personal and professional development. He is very knowledgeable of the construction industry and takes a personal interest in putting the right people together with the right companies. I highly recommend his services. Thank you David for all of your help over the years.”

—Rob Crusan, Project Manager at Michilli Inc.

“My dealings with David have been professional and productive. David is a results driven recruiting professional who works diligently for his clients as well as his job candidates to ensure proper match ups. He is very sensitive to wasting anybody’s time. This type of screening on his end deserves commendation and recommendation.”

—William Reilly, Senior Construction Manager

“To anyone who is in search of a new position within the construction industry, I would highly recommend contacting David for his assistance. He worked hard to find me a position that was a perfect fit for my skills and experiences. I wouldn’t have found it without him.”

—Chris Dollbaum, Assistant Project Manager at DBI Associates

“David always had a very professional and positive attitude that made me feel comfortable working with him.  Our communication was both professional and personable at the same time.  David never stopped until he was sure that I was happy with the position that I wanted.  I would not hesitate to contact him again and recommend him to others.  A real pleasure to work with!”

—Tyler Rechten, Superintendent

“David Cone-Gorham of NYCM was instrumental in helping me with a career changing decision. He is very well versed in the construction and development fields in NYC and is a sincere and intelligent advocate. Finding the right match for his client and me was his first and only priority.”

—Eric Mullen, RA LEED AP, Senior PM

“Working with David during my job search was an absolute pleasure. He was very knowledgeable, well connected in the market and was honest in his feedback and advice. I would highly recommend David to anyone seeking a role in the Real Estate Construction/Development Industry in New York City.”

—John Dimaras, Construction & Development PM

“David was very instrumental in putting me together with Michilli at the right time and place. He was professional and worked hard to make sure the company and the candidate was a good match which is commendable and rare. I would work with David again on either side of the fence.”

—Michael Dearborn, Senior Project Manager at Michilli Inc.

“David is not your typical Head Hunter/Recruiter. He actually knows the company he is working for inside and out. He is extremely detailed and passionate about what he is doing. I have been working with David for over 13 years and I would find it very difficult or impossible to find someone better than him.”

—John Sincebaugh, General Superintendent

“I’ve started dealing with David 6-7 years ago. He helped me to land a good job closer to home with great salary. He is very professional, good at his trade with great connections in construction industry, trustworthy, honest, reliable, result oriented. I would do business again with him & recommend him to my associates.”

—Lana Gutkovich

“David has been a valuable and reliable resource to our firm over the years. I highly recommend him both as a business associate as well as a friend.” May 3, 2012

—Angelo Michilli, Michilli Inc.

“David is as much a career councilor as a recruiter. He’s interested in making a placement that will last and that will get you closer to your career goals. He stands by this work, judging his own success not by the initial placement, but by your long term job satisfaction.”

—Rafael Salamon, Project Manager, RC Dolner

“I have worked with David twice, both times producing quick results at well-respected construction management firms. David helped me move seamlessly from the design engineering field on Long Island to the construction management field in NYC in 2006. When the economy hit on hard times in 2009, David assisted me in finding a new firm in a timely fashion, at which I am still presently working. David really gets to know the professionals that he places and has proven to be trustworthy and reliable while finding good companies that fit my personality. If anyone is looking for a great recruiter with an excellent knowledge of the construction job market, I would definitely recommend David Cone Gorham.”

—John Marsala, Project Manager / Estimator. RC Dolner

“At a time when I was looking for a new direction in my career in 2007, David helped me to find a new career with my current employer. He insured that I was the right fit for the company and that the company was the right fit for me. He also ensured that I started at a competitive salary. I would highly recommend David to anyone in the construction industry looking to change their employment.”

—Steven Petri, Construction Manager, Equity Residential

“David takes the time to get to know both the potential employee and employer to make sure that both are a good fit for each other. He gets to know everyone involved to make sure the fit is not just in experience, but also each others personalities will work with one another. David’s intimate knowledge of the potential employer provides the interviewee with invaluable knowledge prior to the interview process and afford’s them with a level of comfort that ensures a good interview is ahead.”

—Ryan McKee, Project Manager

“David found me the perfect job I would never have found on my own and has kept in touch over the years. There’s nothing more you could ask for from a recruiter.”

—C.J. Sadera, Senior Project Manager

“David has an approach to the recruiting process which differentiates him from others I’ve worked with. He places high value on integrity and honesty, with all parties. This shows through immediately in discussions, and has clearly placed him in good standing with many of the top companies in New York. He does not blindly solicit prospects, nor does he sugar coat his thoughtful evaluations of company and
employee. I recommend him very highly.”

—Jamie Corcoron, Project Manager

“Despite David’s true talent as a recruiter, it is his integrity that will always be what I admire most about him. His ability to recruit highly competent professionals, combined with this integrity, allows him to work with the top of the line clients.”

—Tom Crum, Recruiter, Summitt Recruiters

“David is methodical in his approach. He has a keen instinct for matching applicants with employers, and has the market knowledge and industry connections to make it happen. I worked with David in the Spring of 2010 as an applicant. He identified multiple opportunities and coached me throughout the process, which resulted in career advancement and a great job.”

—Eric McLaughlin, Director of Business Development, Silverlining Interiors

“David has given me the opportunity to work for one of NYC’s Premier GC/CM firms despite the current ecomonic

—Jerry Medina, Estimator

“David covers all bases and is very reliable. In addition, he is very personable. Unlike many counterparts in industry, David was always able to factor aspects that go beyond a typical recruiter.”

—Alan Kusov, Project Manager

“David has provided timely services in a professional manner . He has tenacity, diligence and an ability to deal with challenges . He has provided results for me regularly .”

—Michael Nicholson, Prev. Concept Construction Services, Inc.

“I worked with David for three years at Commonwealth Resources and we have stayed in touch since then. I say with total confidence that David is one of the most honest people I have ever worked with. He shoots straight and delivers great client service. He is truly cares about the result of a job placement and I often consult him when it comes to complicated situations. I would recommend him without reservation.”

—Brendan Ahearn, Owner, Strive Search, Boston, MA

“David managed to place me in a role in the middle of the GFC, in a foreign country, without an existing visa. He was the reason I was able to be in NYC for two years and this experience set me up for the rest of my career. I am extremely grateful he persisted for me during a challenging time.”

—Elly Daley, previously of Michilli Inc., now COO at Bailey Nelson