OTL IS ROOTED IN A PERSONAL SENSIBILITY THAT, NEARLY 30 YEARS LATER, IS STILL AT ITS CORE.

It began in 1985 with founder John Carson helping neighborhood friends and acquaintances with small construction and carpentry projects. John soon garnered a reputation as a builder who could recognize and solve both common and obscure problems without compromising the aesthetic. 

Word spread quickly, and recognizing the opportunity to build on his passion and the need to keep up with the demand, John enlisted long-time friend and fellow real estate enthusiast Angelo Cosentini to join OTL in 1990. Angelo had similarly been honing his skills in the market, mastering the complexities of development, with a propensity for recognizing a project’s true potential long before others and structuring the deal that would bring it to fruition. 

With John at the helm of general contracting and Angelo leading development initiatives, OTL flourished on the forefront of the Manhattan real estate and housing landscape while it underwent a historic transformation. The firm has proudly built and renovated countless properties with leading designers and architects totaling over one million square feet of residential, commercial, and retail property in and around New York City. Their portfolio speaks volumes, not only of the unique perspective afforded by their partnership, but also of their stellar reputation and relationships. Founded by two friends, in a city they have grown and thrived with, OTL delivers the same personal attention, obsession with detail and specialized collaboration that is at the heart of, and was the catalyst for, its founding. 

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