Who's Who of Top Executives

Stanford Chan

Title: Senior Principal and Director of Existing Buildings
Company: SOCOTEC, Inc.
Location: New York, New York, United States

Stanford Chan, senior principal and director of existing buildings at SOCOTEC, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in architecture and restoration.

Mr. Chan embarked on his architectural journey after earning his Bachelor of Architecture from Cooper Union in 1993. His career began as a project manager for restoration projects at James R. Gainfort, AIA Consulting Architects from 1995 to 1997. Subsequently, he joined Vidaris, Inc., now Socotec, Inc., as a principal and director of restoration in 1997, where he continues to excel. Since 2017, she has served as the senior principal and director of existing buildings at Socotec, Inc., where he drives the expansion of their work in existing buildings. Under his leadership, the company has seen remarkable growth, with staffing and revenue increasing substantially over the past two decades.

Mr. Chan attributes his success to his dedication to making a real difference for his clients, believing that expertise and impactful service are paramount in the service industry. His most notable accomplishment lies in his pivotal role in expanding the company’s work in existing buildings. Initially joining a small team of 10 individuals, he has played a crucial part in the company’s growth, significantly increasing staffing and revenue. Looking ahead, Mr. Chan aims to empower his core team of leaders to take on more responsibility and enhance client interactions, fostering exemplary leadership and continuity within the organization.

In the forthcoming years, Mr. Chan envisions paying his success forward by empowering his team to assume more significant roles and strengthening client relationships. He finds the most rewarding aspect of his profession in making a tangible impact on his clients’ lives and the real estate industry as a whole. His extensive expertise and leadership have made him a guiding force in the architectural realm, with his innovative approaches and dedication to excellence shaping the future of the industry.

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