Grassi & Co., Jericho, N.Y., has been named as one of the top five fastest-growing firms in the nation by INSIDE Public Accounting. It has also been tapped as an all-star firm based on management and growth. The result was based on an IPA survey of 400 firms.
Douglas Development, New York, was honored as Development Company of the Year during the 2011 Multi-Housing News Excellence Awards ceremony.
Daniel Nall, senior vice president and director of sustainability at WSP Flack + Kurtz's New York office, has been named to the inaugural class of LEED Fellows by the Green Building Certification Institute. The LEED Fellow Program recognizes exceptional contributions to green building and significant professional achievement within the growing community of LEED professionals.
GEI Consultants, Boston, has promoted Cheryl Gagne from office manager for the Atlantic region to regional operations manager in the firm's Hartford, Conn., office.
Syska Hennessy Group, New York, has opened a permanent office in Dubai's Internet City, United Arab Emirates.
Marc Herbst, executive director, Long Island Contractors' Association, has been elected the 2012 chairman of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association Council of State Executives.
The Spector Group, New York, has hired Lear Barel, Stephen Dargo and Roland Vasquez as architects.
STV, of New York and Douglassville, Pa., has hired John Berchert as vice president and higher education national practice leader.
Famaz Hamedachian has been awarded the first annual John Burnetti Award for Excellence in Lath and Plaster Design by John Brunetti, president of the Cement League, and Robert Ledwith, business manager of Local 46 Metallic Lathers.
Goldberg & Connolly, Rockville Centre, N.Y., has hired W. Richard Kroeger as senior associate. He will work in the firm's expanding Construction Policyholder Coverage Group.