President & CEO
Ken Colao is a recognized leader and entrepreneur in the construction industry with more than 33 years of experience as a principal and founder of several major construction firms. During his career, he has completed more than $4.7 billion worth of building construction both domestically and internationally.
Mr. Colao is an engineer and holds a B.S.C.E. degree from NJIT, where he serves on the Board of Overseers for the university and on the Board of Advisors for the School of Architecture and Design. He is an active member of YPO and has held positions for several charitable organizations. He recently won the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award for the New York Region, in the Real Estate, Construction and Hospitality category. EY’s global program recognizes individuals who excel in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Mr. Colao leads his executive team at CNY Group an innovative forward-thinking building company that has led the way for “open shop” construction of large scale projects, and specializes in repurposing/reconstruction of existing properties. CNY is currently managing over $1.2 billion in projects in New York City.