David Von Derau Jr.
President & Chief Operating Officer
David Von Derau possesses nearly 20 years of healthcare experience and more than 30 years of experience in construction, ranging from residential to commercial to heavy highway to complex healthcare construction. As an experienced Owner Representative and Construction Manager, David has successfully managed numerous complicated construction processes, ensuring the project timeline and deliverables are controlled to meet the project’s objectives. Through his keen attention to detail, David has effectively ensured his projects are completed on time and on or under budget.
David embraces fully McGuire Development’s signature transparent process, delivering the greatest value to the client. He has continually challenged the status quo throughout all aspects of the construction process to provide the best result for McGuire Development’s clients. He has gained a thorough working knowledge through his experiences working in the public, not-for-profit, and private sectors.
As President & Chief Operating Officer David is responsible for McGuire Development’s construction, facilities, and property management divisions. Currently, David and his team are responsible for 3.5 million SF of Class A office, medical office, educational, warehouse, industrial, commercial, residential, and long-term care facilities.
David also serves as the Owner’s Representative on a number of construction projects for McGuire Development clients. He is responsible for ensuring that clients enter into fair and equitable contracts with the project architects, conducting a proactive design review process, and adhering to the project vision, timeline, and budget. David also works with the construction manager to negotiate fees, complete a facilities overview of the design, and assume the lead project management role alongside the owner.
Projects include 28 projects for ECMC, including its Dialysis Center and the Terrace View long-term care facility; Emerson II School of Hospitality, conversion of the former Sheehan Memorial Hospital into Compass East, a class A professional office building; renovation of the former Holy Angels Academy, a 200 student all-female private school, into the state-of-the-art, 500+ student, co-ed Charter Middle School for Applied Technology; suite build-outs for Tonawanda Pediatrics and University Pediatric Dentistry at Northwoods Medical Center; construction of 50,000 sq. ft. of space for Time Warner Cable Business Class; and the construction of Camp Road 200, a 16,000 sq. ft. cutting edge medical office building. Additional projects include the construction of Excelsior Orthopedics’ new surgery center, construction projects for King Center Charter School and Tapestry Charter School, and the construction of the new Buffalo IT Innovation and Commercialization Hub for IBM.
David is involved in many organizations throughout the industry and his community. He is a past president of the WNY chapter of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers, member of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Prostate Cancer Awareness Planning Committee, co-founder of Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Cruisin’ for a Cure event, member of the East Aurora Chamber of Commerce, certified judge for the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, and a coach for the Buffalo Ski Club. David is also a small business owner of the Duck Duck Goose Child Care Center in East Aurora, NY. David recently graduated from Empire State College with his MBA in 2018.
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