Nov 24, 2017 – New York, NY – An active, hands on approach to learning has been proven to be one of the most effective methods time and time again. Especially in a field such as construction, some of the most valuable lessons are learned while working. Columbia University has a program M.S. in Construction in Administration to help bridge this gap between the field and the classroom. West Village GC’s founder, James Mansfield, will be speaking about his real life experiences as a guest lecturer beginning Nov 9, 2017 and ongoing.
Columbia’s program strives to bring real world experience into the classroom and stress the importance of formal training for high level positions.
James Mansfield founded the company West Village General Contracting almost 20 year ago. It was born out of a discovery of his natural knack for flipping spaces and selling them at a profit. Mansfield paid $325K for a New York apartment. After investing another 50 thousand dollars into the space and his own labor, he over doubled the value of the space. Within the week of putting this newly designed space on the market, Mansfield sold the apartment for one million dollars in cash. Suffice it to say, his natural aptitude and passion for construction is reflected in his company.
Not only is Mansfield’s personal success noteworthy, but his dedication, laid firmly at the foundation of West Village General Contracting, has driven the company to its positive notoriety and over 20 employees. The company’s values, as stated on their website, emphasize doing things once, being accountable, over communicating, always be learning, and a truthful element of caring about each project and client. The company has carried out over 400 projects in the Manhattan area. James does not simply delegate work to his team; he sees to it that he is personally involved in each project to ensure that every client is given the high quality treatment they deserve. The continual fostering of positive company-client relationships alongside the execution of good work is critically important in any field. It is this experience that James Mansfield will be bringing to the development and construction: process and practice: M.S. in Construction Administration.
Company Name: West Village General Contracting
Contact Person: Julie Arora
Phone: (212) 649-4632
Address:454 W 50th Street #3R
City: New York
State: NY, 10019
Country: United States