Will Seward is the Owner/Operator of Chilmark Construction Corp., Founder/Managing Member of United Trade & Design (UTD) and most recently a new partner in phbCatalystgroup and the newly formed Catalyst Chilmark, LLC with Mark Harari and Carlos J. Pesant. Mr. Seward has 15 years’ experience in Construction Management and retail and residential Real Estate Development. With projects ranging from midrise, 100-unit new build condominiums to luxury custom homes on Park Avenue and Martha’s Vineyard.
In 2000 Mr. Seward transitioned from restaurant development to construction of his own projects, to then focus solely on design/build General Contracting for third party (restaurant, nightclub and retail) spaces. In 2008 Mr. Seward graduated to high rise, beginning pre-construction work on a 132,000 SF, 20-story high rise as a Project Manager, and with the support of his Project Sponsor, Mr. Seward formed Chilmark Construction Corp. in 2011 to complete the project.
Chilmark Construction went on to manage and consult on additional high rise and hospitality projects including 5 Franklin Place (19-story condominium in TriBeCa), SLS New York Hotel conversion, City Point Podium (Downtown Brooklyn) and 430 Albee Square (250-unit residential also in Downtown Brooklyn.) Chilmark has also completed custom renovation work of a number of private residences on New York’s Upper East Side as well as the offices of Kutnicki Bernstein Architects.
In 2014 Mr. Seward created United Trade & Design, LLC (UTD) to develop residential projects in house utilizing existing Chilmark project relationships and funding from trade and design professionals. UTD currently has three projects in development in Boerum Hill and Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn as well as Inwood, Manhattan, with sales projected for summer 2016.
Mr. Seward was born on Martha’s Vineyard where he worked alongside his father building luxury custom homes on the island throughout high school and summers during his late teens and early twenties. He holds certificates in Construction Management and Construction Cost Estimating from New York University. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and son.