VP of Construction Management
Jay McDermott joined the LanTree team in January 2020 and serves as Vice President of Construction Management. In this role, Jay provides expert technical oversight for all projects in the LanTree portfolio, working closely with construction management firms and subcontractors. Additionally, Jay plays an instrumental role in ensuring that LanTree meets all of its financial goals and objectives, while increasing operating performance and developing a strategic growth plan for the entire organization. Before joining LanTree, Jay had a 30-year career with K. Hovnanian Enterprises, where he most recently served as Area President, and oversaw the development of 1,100 homes with total revenue in excess of $775 million. He was responsible for the oversight of 30 associates, as well as a diverse portfolio that included a 278-unit condominium high-rise in West New York, New Jersey.
Jay is a graduate of Rider University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a minor in Computer Science. Jay is also a licensed New Jersey Real Estate Salesperson, Chairman of the Borough of Belmar Planning Board, member of the Borough of Belmar Technical Review Committee, is OSHA certified, and has expertise in ProCore/Hyphen System.