Throughout his extensive real estate career, Mario Procida has worked on a wide variety of commercial, residential, retail, and institutional projects – directing his broad experience and unwavering commitment to clients to the creation of value through a combination of reliable, efficient design and quality construction. As President/CEO of Procida Construction Corp. Manager of various Procida entities, Mr. Procida is responsible for setting the direction and providing operations oversight for the Procida group of companies.
Early in his professional career, Mr. Procida focused on the development and construction of affordable housing developments, initially in the Bronx and subsequently in Brooklyn and Upper Manhattan, as affordable housing was a serious need that had gone long unmet in New York. By creating several thousand residential units, Procida emerged as a major player in the rebuilding of the borough.Mr. Procida received a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and Bachelors of Science and Bachelors of Arts degrees in Civil Engineering and Architecture from Lehigh University. While at the University of California, he was awarded both Robert McGuire and Thomas Landau Fellowships for Academic and Design Excellence and, at Lehigh, he was a recipient of the Spillman Farmer Architectural Award. In 1990, Mr. Procida was acknowledged by Crain’s New York Business as a member of their “40 under 40.” In subsequent years he and his companies’ projects have garnered recognition from organizations including the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York, Bronx Historical Society, National Association of Homebuilders, and Governor’s Housing Awards. In 1995, Mr. Procida was awarded the prestigious Developer of the Year Award from the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York.
Mr. Procida is a former trustee of Greenwich Academy as well as a former Director of the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York, Young Presidents Organization, and Bergen Catholic High School.