Seth Porter, project executive in the New York Metro region was named to New York Real Estate Journal’s 2023 Ones to Watch Industry Leaders. Recognized as a top leader in the industry, read Seth’s Q&A below and in New York Real Estate Journal for insights into his recent work at The Diagrid Club at 425 Park Avenue and his advice for aspiring leaders.

3 skills that you use every day in your position: Collaboration, partnership, and planning.

Best book, podcast, or app for aspiring leaders: The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch.

Best advice for new leaders in 10 words or less: Don’t be afraid to act and take calculated risks.

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? The Diagrid Club at 425 Park Avenue—the first full-block office building on Park Avenue in over 50 years. We built out the high-end amenity space on the 26th floor while the rest of the building was still under construction. I’m proud of my team for developing creative solutions to achieve both form and function in the space, which took detailed planning with our clients, consultants, and subcontractors — and resulted in a NYCxDESIGN Award win.

What makes Seth an Industry Leader?

“Seth’s vast experience, expertise, and network make him an extremely effective leader for our most high-profile projects in New York. Having spent over 18 years building some of New York’s most iconic spaces, Seth is a trusted leader who provides value to his entire team, both internally and externally.” – Jay Quackenbush, Senior Director – Construction Operations at Shawmut.