New York Real Estate & Construction Recruitment


Brendan Sarsfield

Project Executive

I highly recommend David and his thorough recruitment services. He is extremely knowledgeable of the industry and job types and provides excellent insight into the potential employer and interviewing process. He is very honest and did an excellent job understanding my job desires and matching me with an excellent company and position. Guaranteed you will not be disappointed with David and his services.

Frank (Fatmir) Krasniqi

Project Manager

David is a true gem in the NY construction recruiting market. He is very knowledgeable, greatly connected and never pushy. He is always looking out for the interest of all parties involved. David helped me find my current job and managed the entire process flawlessly.

Greg Pucillo

Assistant Project Manager

Working with David to find a good professional fit exceeded all expectations. He took the time to learn about my professional history and personal preferences and gave the real impression that he would be a thoughtful advocate in the search process. The impression turned relatively quickly into a reality that I’m very grateful for. The opportunity that David introduced me might not have entered my radar, but David clearly had a wide-reaching network and understanding of the industry. The role he introduced me to checked all of the boxes in terms of direction, responsibilities, and culture fit. In short, reaching out to David turned out to be the best decision I could have made.

James Holloway


David is professional, courteous a great communicator!

Pat Chevalier

Project Manager 

Living in Seattle at the time, I linked up with David via LinkedIn while scanning for jobs in NYC for an Owner/Developer. I noticed that David consistently had his ear to the ground in the Construction industry in NYC and I needed help breaking into this market while living across the country. David was thoughtful in his approach in matching me with potential employers, realistic with his expectations to both the employer and employee, and showed a consistent willingness to go to bat for me whenever I requested it. I would recommend David’s services to anybody who is serious about growing their career in the construction industry in NYC, but more importantly, I would recommend connecting with David to anybody who is in the business of establishing strong personal relationships with quality human beings along the way. 


JBS Project Management / CHA Consulting

David placed me in late 2017/early 2018 into a position I really love. His skill set, network, and passion for the industry really helped land me an opportunity of a lifetime. He was receptive, responsive and thorough from introduction through hire. I would recommend David and his services both for employees seeking great opportunities, and employers seeking well qualified candidates. If you’re looking to expand your team or just looking for a new opportunity, David is your man. 5 Stars. 10/10. 

Nina Chan

Project Manager at Noble Construction Group

Highly recommend David. He has helped me advance my career. He gave me the best advice and without him, I definitely would not be where I’m at today.

Peter Titus

Senior Construction Manager at Penzance

David successfully placed me in my current position and I found his services to be extremely valuable. He demonstrated a high level of expertise on the NYC Construction Management employment market. When we first met David asked me very detailed, direct questions about my career goals and listened carefully to my responses. When he sent me information on possible opportunities, it was clear that they were within the criteria we had discussed. Throughout the whole process he communicated well. He responded quickly (usually within the hour) to my phone calls and emails. It reassured me that he expressed a sincere desire to place me in a position that was truly a good fit. I’ve already recommended him to friends and colleagues and would certainly do so again.

Bob Becker

Director Of Development at Levin Management Corporation

I worked with David about 3.5 years ago. Dave found me the job that I used to get my foot in the door to my current position. David did a great job working with the clients who took over 6 months to have the position approved

Eric McLaughlin

Senior Vice President at Reis Contracting

David is methodical in his approach. He has a keen instinct for matching applicants with employers, and has the market knowledge and industry connections to make it happen. I worked with David in the Spring of 2010 as an applicant. He identified multiple opportunities and coached me throughout the process, which resulted in career advancement and a great job.           

Andrew Maziarski

Assistant Project Manager at EverGreene Architectural Arts, Inc.

For my first time working with a recruiter, David could not have made me feel more comfortable or left a better impression. He was communicative, thoughtful, well connected, and made great suggestions and recommendations throughout the process. I would recommend him to anyone in the industry looking to make a change or for new opportunities. A true professional!

Paul Spina

Sr. Director of Project Delivery, Europe, Middle East & Africa at WeWork

Clear, concise and successful. David was great at communicating options and ultimately placing me in a great opportunity with plenty of upside growth.

Michael Shilow

Construction Executive, Noble Construction Group

David is one of the most professional, enthusiastic and connected recruiters in the NYC construction industry. His networking/relationship management skills are second-to-none and he genuinely cares about his clients. David truly gets to know you and uses that insight to properly help find your next position. I strongly recommend reaching out to him if you are considering a move or if you are looking for qualified candidates.

Jamie Reynolds

General Manager at UAP North America

David is very well connected in the New York area. His contacts in the industry of construction & development are impressive and extend far into other related fields of expertise. His ability to understand people and their aspirations surpass those of an average recruiter. David found me a position at a time when I was content with my employer and it’s as if he knew better than me that I belonged elsewhere. After meeting with him only a few times, David presented me a very unique and exciting opportunity that I hadn’t even known existed. After a quick series of interviews, I landed the job and have remained grateful ever since. For anyone looking, or even open to the idea that a more suitable position might exist, I highly recommend connecting with David.

Steven Petri

President at Skyline Construction Consulting, Inc

At a time when I was looking for a new direction in my career in 2007, David helped me to find a new career with my current employer. He insured that I was the right fit for the company and that the company was the right fit for me. He also ensured that I started at a competitive salary. I would highly recommend David to anyone in the construction industry looking to change their employment. 

Venancio Rahul Fernandes, CMIT, SSM, OSHA

Assistant Project Manager at MNC General Contractors

David is one of the most communicative recruiters I have come across in the recent present. He is well devoted to his clients. During my struggle of searching for job in the industry I could not look up to anyone better than David who gave me enough optimism of landing something under my belt. To anyone and everyone who are looking for a dedicated recruiter, he is the man! 

John Dimaras

Project Executive at DBI Projects LLC

Working with David during my job search was an absolute pleasure. He was very knowledgeable, well connected in the market and was honest in his feedback and advice. I would highly recommend David to anyone seeking a role in the Real Estate Construction/Development Industry in New York City.

Eric Mullen, RA, LEED AP

Vice President of Design & Development at Marx Development Group

David Cone-Gorham of NYCM was instrumental in helping me with a career changing decision. He is very well versed in the construction and development fields in NYC and is a sincere and intelligent advocate. Finding the right match for his client and me was his first and only priority.             

Joseph Boyle

Sr. Project Manager at Shawmut Design and Construction

David was very discreet and easy to work with. He met with me and provided information on the current market and on the companies that would be the best fit for my background and skill set. After setting up interviews with 3 of my top choices I was fortunate enough to be hired by one of the top NYC construction firms with an unmatched reputation in the industry. 

Elly Daley

Chief Operating Officer at Bailey Nelson

David managed to place me in a role in the middle of the GFC, in a foreign country, without an existing visa. He was the reason I was able to be in NYC for two years and this experience set me up for the rest of my career. I am extremely grateful he persisted for me during a challenging time.             

Sang Park

Project Manager at VCC

After one phone conversation with David, he was able to identify my goals for my career. He asked all of the right questions and was very honest and realistic with expectations. After a sit down meeting, he was able to provide me with some options that I may be interested in. Not only are his contacts in the construction industry impressive; he took into account my preferences for quality of life which are legitimate questions that we should all ask ourselves when looking for a new job. I definitely feel that I have gained a friend in the industry and I look forward to catching up with him in the near future. 

Robert Crusan

Senior Project Manager at Holt Construction Corp.

In working with many recruiters throughout my career, David has always been the most attentive and caring about my personal and professional development. He is very knowledgeable of the construction industry and takes a personal interest in putting the right people together with the right companies. I highly recommend his services. Thank you David for all of your help over the years. 

Nathan Fenton

Senior Project Manager at Reis Contracting

David was very helpful, lots of construction industry understanding & contacts. A pleasure to work with 

Chris Dollbaum

National Project Director at Interstate Restoration

To anyone who is in search of a new position within the construction industry, I would highly recommend contacting David for his assistance. He worked hard to find me a position that was a perfect fit for my skills and experiences. I wouldn’t have found it without him.

Lana Gutkovich

Senior Estimator

I’ve start dealing with David 6-7 years ago. He helped me to land a good job closer to home with great salary. He is very professional, good at his trade with great connections in construction industry, trustworthy, honest, reliable, result oriented. I would do business again with him & recommend him to my associates.

Angelo Michilli BSME, MBA, LEED

President at Michilli Inc.

David has been a valuable and reliable resource to our firm over the years. I highly recommend him both as a business associate as well as a friend.            

Rafael Salamon

Project Manager at RC Dolner

David is as much a career councilor as a recruiter. He’s interested in making a placement that will last and that will get you closer to your career goals. He stands by this work, judging his own success not by the initial placement, but by your longterm job satisfaction.

Mike Dearborn

Sr. Project Manager at Westport Construction Inc.

David was very instrumental in putting me together with Michilli at the right time and place. He was professional and worked hard to make sure the company and the candidate was a good match which is commendable and rare. I would work with David again on either side of the fence.              

C.J. Sadera

Vice President of Construction

David found me the perfect job I would never have found on my own and has kept in touch over the years. There’s nothing more you could ask for from a recruiter.              

John Marsala

Project Engineer at Turner Construction Company

I have worked with David twice, both times producing quick results at well-respected construction management firms. David helped me move seamlessly from the design engineering field on Long Island to the construction management field in NYC in 2006. When the economy hit on hard times in 2009, David assisted me in finding a new firm in a timely fashion, at which I am still presently working. David really gets to know the professionals that he places and has proven to be trustworthy and reliable while finding good companies that fit my personality. If anyone is looking for a great recruiter with an excellent knowledge of the construction job market, I would definitely recommend David Cone-Gorham. 

Ryan McKee, LEED GA

Partner at 3 Industries

David takes the time to get to know both the potential employee and employer to make sure that both are a good fit for each other. He gets to know everyone involved to make sure the fit is not just in experience, but also each others personalities will work with one another. David’s intimate knowledge of the potential employer provides the interviewee with invaluable knowledge prior to the interview process and afford’s them with a a level of comfort that ensures a good interview is ahead. 

Jamie Corcoran

Project Manager at O’Neal Construction

David has an approach to the recruiting process which differentiates him from others I’ve worked with. He places high value on integrity and honesty, with all parties. This shows through immediately in discussions, and has clearly placed him in good standing with many of the top companies in New York. He does not blindly solicit prospects, nor does he sugar coat his thoughtful evaluations of company and employee. I recommend him very highly. 

Jerry Medina

Estimator at Tri-Star Construction Corp.

David has given me the opportunity to work for one of NYC’s Premier GC/CM firms despite the current economic situation.            

Alan Kusov

Vice President at Highgate

David covers all bases and is very reliable. In addition, he is very personable. Unlike many counterparts in industry, David was always able to factor aspects that go beyond a typical recruiter.       

Micheal Nicholson

Vice President Of Construction at conceptcsi

David has provided timely services in a professional manner . He has tenacity ,diligence and an ability to deal with challenges . He has provided results for me regularly .

Brendan Ahern

Founder, Strive Search

I worked with David for three years at Commonwealth Resources and we have stayed in touch since then. I say with total confidence that David is one of the most honest people I have ever worked with. He shoots straight and delivers great client service. He is truly cares about the result of a job placement and I often consult him when it comes to complicated situations. I would recommend him without reservation. 

Tom Crum

Head of Recruiting and Strategic Development at Dvele

Despite David’s true talent as a recruiter, it is his integrity that will always be what I admire most about him. His ability to recruit highly competent professionals, combined with this integrity, allows him to work with the top of the line clients.