Build Better with Rizzo-Brookbridge

Rizzo-Brookbridge is an industry-leading building solutions firm partnering with clients to make buildings safe, healthy, resilient and sustainable.

With a full spectrum of services, Rizzo-Brookbridge brings extensive expertise in building code and zoning consulting, sustainability services, and life safety inspections.

OUR VALUED CLIENTS

Our Services

Zoning Analysis
Zoning is a prerequisite to identify as-of-right versus any variances that may be required. Our team of Zoning Experts will assess the conceptual design and advise accordingly.

Expert Consultation & Project Tracking
Our consultants provide the knowledge and experience that is necessary to navigate the complex expanse of zoning laws and municipal building codes.

Certificates of Occupancy
Our team works tirelessly and in unison with all parties to procure Temporary and Final Certificates of Occupancy.

Approval & Permits
Industry leading approval rates and permits backed by some of the most knowledgeable and friendly staff deliver all projects with timely results.

Special Inspections
Our strategic partnership enables us to perform required inspections with great expediency and resolution.

Violation Tracking & Dismissal
Our violation division focuses its efforts to quickly identify, provide the remedy and resolve any violations existing on o property.

Project Tracking
Project tracking provides a strategic schedule between the hard construction and regulatory web of administrative reviews and approvals

Complete Sign Offs and Open App Tracking
Our Sign Off team puts great emphasis to procure timely sign offss and closeouts on all projects.

Document Storage and Archives
From base building drawings, tenant build-outs, specialized uses, City Planning, Landmarks, and any other municipal agencies, may all be accessed with a click of a button and organized to your preference.

Leadership Team

Charlie Rizzo

Principal

Charlie Rizzo founded Rizzo Group in 1967 and continues to be actively involved as a Principle of the Rizzo-Brookbridge team. As the President of Rizzo Group for many years, Mr. Rizzo grew the organization into a leading building and zoning consulting firm in New York City with a reputation for excellence and quality. He built the Rizzo team firm with professionals dedicated to compliance, inclusive of licensed architects. Rizzo Group was the consulting team involved with many of the seminal jobs in the City from the United Nations Master Plan, 550 Washington Street for Google and new buildings such as 425 Park Avenue and 799 Broadway

Mr. Rizzo graduated from Pratt Institute in 1970 and is currently based in New York City, United States.

Bob Silvestri

Founder & CEO

The founder of Brookbridge Consulting Services, Inc., Mr. Silvestri has over
forty years experience in real estate construction, development & property
management in the New York area. As a specialist with extensive
knowledge of regulatory systems, he guides clients through the complex maze of regulations governing new construction, renovations and ownership of commercial and residential property.

He has developed more than twenty million square feet of prime commercial and residential real estate, and has managed multi-hundred million dollar construction projects nationally.

His experience with new development projects and the acquisition of existing properties
uniquely qualifies him to fathom the extent of a landlord’s obligation to meet all regulatory
and property management requirements on both a local & national scale.

Mr. Silvestri has built a solid reputation for Brookbridge by maintaining the highest standards of ethics for clients who require quality stewardship. He and his team of specialists are ever conscious of meeting deadlines without compromising sound judgment.

Prior to establishing his own company, Mr. Silvestri was with Tishman Speyer Properties, where he was a partner. He was a responsible asset and portfolio manager for over 8 million square feet of class-A commercial real estate. From 1976 to 1984, he was a construction and property manager for Fisher Brothers and the chief engineer of the Citicorp building. He began his career at Cushman & Wakefield as an operating engineer in 1972.

Mr. Silvestri holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Iona College of New Rochelle. He completed the Certified Property Management Program from the Institute of Real Estate management. His professional memberships include the Building Owner and Managers Association of New York and the Real Estate Board of New York. He is a former chairperson of the Recreation Commission in the Borough of Old Tappan, a coach at Northern Valley Regional High School, a certified substitute teacher in NYU's Masters program in Real Estate Science, and in the state of New Jersey as well as a former advisor to the Board of Education. Mr. Silvestri was the recipient of the Aflac National Assist Coach of the Year award in 2005. He received the “Man of the Year” award from the Mann Group in 2009.

Stephen Rizzo

Principal

Stephen Rizzo is the Principal and CEO of Rizzo-Brookbrige. Mr. Rizzo is the Principal in charge for many of Rizzo-Brookbridge’s signature projects, including the Google expansion in NYC as well as the Empire State Building capital plan renovation. His expertise is in obtaining municipal permits with various City Agencies. In 2013, Mr. Rizzo was selected for the Mayor’s Building Resiliency Task Force, for which he received the Distinguished Service Award for leading the Commercial Buildings Code Task Force.

On the community level, Mr. Rizzo is active in REBNY, on the Management Committee and is part of the Advocacy Committee for BOMA New York. Mr. Rizzo is a graduate of Fordham Law School and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Jenna Silvestri

Executive Vice President

Jenna Silvestri graduated Magna Cum Laude from Quinnipiac University and started her career in commercial real estate in 2007 at SL Green Realty Corp. She comes with 15 years’ experience in Property Management, including a combined total of 10 years at SL Green, and in between at Trinity Real Estate and Paramount Group, Inc.

Jenna joined the Rizzo Brookbridge team in September 2021 and has been instrumental in our launch of the new Brookbridge Compliance website.

Prior to this, Jenna most recently served as Vice President, Portfolio Manager at SL Green, responsible for the oversight and management of 11 buildings, totaling 10 million square feet of commercial, residential, and retail space. She contributed to very high-level corporate projects and was responsible for overseeing major service contracts for the entire SL Green portfolio. Jenna was also involved with several multi-million-dollar redevelopment projects at some of New York's most iconic properties including 1515 Broadway, 11 Madison Avenue and the Lipstick Building.

Prior to her recent role at SL Green, Jenna oversaw the $20 million dollar redevelopment at 712 Fifth Ave, which included a complete lobby renovation, including an elevator modernization, class E upgrade and had intensive façade repairs. During her tenure at Trinity from 2012 - 2016, Jenna oversaw 6 buildings, totaling two million square feet, and was intimately involved with the rezoning and transformation of the Hudson Square portfolio.

We offer site development and expediting expertise for these building types

Workplace
Technology
Financial Services
Professional Services
Manufacturing
New Builds
Residential
Hotels
Office
Redevelopments
Theatres
Stadiums
Museums
Conference Centers
Retail
Big Box Retail
Experimental Retail

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