Northern Pointe Development was founded in 2015 by Vishal Khanna, whom previously developed numerous large scale projects primarily focused within the renewable energy sector. Since then Mr. Khanna has positioned Northern Pointe Development to expand from its original identity to pursue more diverse projects, globally.

Northern Pointe Development is the unification of a group of highly successful Development, Construction, Engineering and other Design Professional experts with over a century of combined experience having completed reputable projects throughout the world.

Our goal is to provide innovative turnkey design-build development solutions all achieved through:

Our staff, comprised of the top people within their respective fields have demonstrated a commitment to these core values on a daily basis.

The company has evolved along with its leadership team to act as a full-service development firm, providing turnkey design-build solutions for projects worldwide, focusing on large-scale projects encompassing the Hospitality, Healthcare, Residential, Commercial, and both Renewable and Conventional Energy industries.

Vishal Khanna

Vishal Khanna is the President and CEO of Northern Pointe Development.  Mr. Khanna founded the company in 2015 through the amalgamation of multiple corporations in an effort to consolidate various disciplines under one corporate umbrella.

Under Mr. Khanna’s vision of an “Integrated Design Practice”, Northern Pointe Development has positioned itself to handle the most complex projects by integrating a consortium of strategic alliances with Design professionals, General Contractors and Construction Managers.

Mr. Khanna has been instrumental with the development and design of the Wyndham Grand Nevis, and has been responsible for all areas of the project development including the assembly of the entire design team, procurement of the financing, management of the sales brokers, developing marketing strategies, negotiating all contract documents and establishing the relationship with brand operators and management companies (in multiple sectors).  He also negotiates with local and federal governments to have a variety of projects permitted and approved for development and construction.

Mr. Khanna has been involved in the Clean Technology sector for a majority of his career, spending his early years dealing with Water Purification Systems.  Prior to founding Northern Pointe Development, he founded Pulstream USA Inc., a consulting and development company involved with Renewable Energy projects.

Mr. Khanna, as President and CEO of the firm, brings to the practice extensive experience in project development with a background in engineering and over 12+ years business knowledge in several fields including manufacturing, engineering (automotive, energy and building services), project development, project management, business operations and business management.  He also specializes in all areas of project development including assembly of design teams (architects, engineers, construction managers, landscape and interior designers) procurement of project financing, negotiations with federal, state and local government authorities and negotiations for all project contract documents.

Also, as a Partner of Lehr Engineering Mr. Khanna brings to the practice his experiences with environmental issues and sustainable natural energy systems.  In addition, his unique experience with water purification and treatment technologies provides special expertise needed for high quality grey water applications.

Mr. Khanna has not only been responsible for the engineering and design of numerous Multi Mega-Watt utility scale wind and solar energy projects, but has also been instrumental in the overall development and construction of these projects.

Valentine A. Lehr, P.E., F. ASHRAE, F. ASCE, LEED AP

Mr. Lehr is an internationally known consulting engineer and distinguished keynote speaker providing early insight on industry mega trends and focusing on their impact to the construction industry and the global inhabitants who occupy the built environment. He gave the keynote address at eight Global Engineering Conferences. Known for innovative design solutions to unique buildings and projects, he has over 50 years of experience on a wide variety of diversified private and governmental projects.  He is especially noted for his innovative work with ultra-tall buildings, hotels and projects having unique requirements. He leads an engineering firm which has completed over 25,000 project assignments in its 48-year history.

Mr. Lehr earned his Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Manhattan College (1962), has a Master of Science degree in Engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute (now NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering) (1966) and has a Doctoral Degree (Hon) from Manhattan College (2007).  He is a member of multiple Professional Organizations and a Fellow of both ASHRAE and ASCE. He has Professional Registrations in multiple States and disciplines, and is both a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom and a Registered Professional Engineer in Australia.

During his long career, he has taught at New York University’s School of Professional Development (42 years), lectured at numerous Universities and is on the visiting faculty of the University of Melbourne (Aust).  He has served on the Boards of numerous organizations, and is the former Vice Chair of the Manhattan College Board of Trustees and the immediate past Board Chair of La Salle Academy.

An advocate of sustainable design and total integration of building systems and components, he continues to work towards improved construction technology based on advanced integration coupled with innovative systems and components.

Our People

Michael Lehr

Director of Business Operations

Alex Consroe

Vice President Engineering

Daniel Cogan

Chief Administrative Officer

Our blueprint for success is to merge the expertise and experience of our members and staff in order to provide a broad range of services to clients in search of a firm capable of developing projects from concept to completion. Northern Pointe brings together a consortium of strategic alliances with design professionals and general contractors/construction managers allowing for the integration of both design and project management. This gives Northern Pointe the capability to handle even the most complex projects.

What makes us different?

Our philosophy as developers is to provide world class design and engineering services, coupled with construction Management/Owners Representation Services. Also, our ability to finance projects allows us to offer a fully integrated practice, creating an overall development process that is smooth and efficient for the owner, as they have only one point of contact from concept to completion. Other companies offer these services, but we feel the core competency (Architects, Engineers, Construction Professionals) of our team rivals the best in the world.

Areas of Expertise

Hospitality
Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
Commercial
Residential
Ultra‐tall Buildings
Power Generation

Conventional
Renewable

The Wyndham Grand Nevis will be a 150-Key, all Suites Hotel, with 32 Luxurious Villas and 5-Star equivalent public spaces and amenities. The resort will have majestic views from its cliff-side villas and suites of both the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, coupled with spectacular beaches protected by natural reefs. The Wyndham Grand Nevis will be a desirable destination for couples and families seeking an exclusive vacation or residence.

NPDL has been responsible for all aspects of this Project, including the Design Team Assembly, Project Financing, Procurement and Project Management.

Hotel Ritz

Paris, France
NPDL Design Engineering Partner, Lehr Engineering has been involved with the world-renowned Hotel Ritz on Place Vendome, Paris since 1979, providing engineering design for the major early 1980’s renovation and the recently completed complete upgrade of the hotel.  In the intervening years, we provided continuing overview of system condition and resolution for operating issues.  This luxury hotel required high reliability, low acoustical levels and exacting temperature control, all in the context of a building dating back to the early 1700’s.

Year
1979 to 2014

Services
Heating, air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing, fire protection, electrical power and low voltage systems.

Story
Caesar Ritz is renowned as the Father of the Luxury Hotel, and the name Ritz is synonymous with luxury.  The Hotel is noted for “old style” elegance and service.  At the same time, Clientele increasingly demand improvements in technology.  Providing solutions which seamlessly integrate technology with traditional elegance is a unique problem and one which NPDL Design Engineering Partner, Lehr Engineering has been able to resolve.  Additionally, the Ritz is located in one of the most sensitive historical districts in Paris with regulations which negate many of the normal typical hotel systems from consideration.

Merdeka PNB 118

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Merdeka PNB 118 tower, currently under construction will be the tallest building in Kuala Lumpur, and be the centerpiece of the new Warisan Merdeka District, and will serve as headquarters for the PNB Indonesian National Insurance Company.

The 3.1 million square foot, 682-meter tall Tower will contain a 5-star hotel, residential apartments, mixed use space and the PNB offices.  This building is significantly taller than the Petronas Twin Towers.

Year
2007 – 2017

Services
Heating, air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing, fire protection, electrical power and low voltage systems.

Story
PNB is the Indonesian National Insurance Company which currently has offices in a number of building spread throughout Kuala Lumpur.  The Warisan Merdeka District is a historic section of Kuala Lumpur which contains the National Stadium, as well as any enclosed stadium/arena.  PNB decided to consolidate their offices in a single tall tower and to locate it in the Warisan Merdeka District which is also a sports center in KL.  In developing the Tower, the project was expanded to include an integrated shopping center as well as hotel facilities.  NPDL Design Engineering Partner, Lehr Engineering, with its experience in tall buildings, provided the design for the building as well as for a central heating and cooling plant which will serve the entire District.  This project is currently under construction.

Taipei 101

Taipei, Taiwan
We provided full MEP/FP/LS for this new mixed-use 101-story office tower.  At the time of completion, is was the tallest skyscraper in the World, Taipei 101 is home to the Taipei Stock Exchange in addition to numerous international companies and a 1.6 million ft2 shopping center with soaring glass-domed social space at the foot of the Tower.  The project featured advanced engineering concepts including an extensive ice thermal storage facility which significantly reduces peak electrical demands and overall operating expenses.

When completed the 508-meter tall, 101-story Taipei 101 Tower was the tallest building in the World.  In addition to the Tower, a 1,600,000 square foot shopping center formed the base for Taipei 101.  This project was constructed in a severe earthquake zone and a City which experiences multiple severe typhoons each year.

Year
1999

Services
Heating, air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing, fire protection, electrical power and low voltage systems.

Story
We had been working with the Owner of Taipei 101 for a number of years examining the possibility of an ultra-tall building on a limited building site.  Each of these solutions ultimately proved unsatisfactory.  When the Owner acquired a significantly larger site, immediately across from City Hall, the area proved satisfactory for this mega construction.  In addition to the more conventional design parameters, the building needed to observe feng-shui constraints. The municipal city council was also very conservative with regard to life safety, requiring multiple zone of refuge and establishing requirements to assure that the smoke exhaust system would remain fully functional in the midst of 180 mph typhoon winds.

The project contains multiple innovative features including thermal storage plants in both the Tower and the Shopping Center base, low temperature air distribution, and a chiller plant which produces almost all the required building cooling overnight when electrical energy is significantly cheaper.

New York Hilton Hotel

New York, NY
NPDL Design Engineering Partner, Lehr Engineering has a long history of involvement with the iconic New York Hilton.  Principals of the firm were engaged in the initial design of the building, and beginning in 1975 Lehr was directly involved in a variety of modifications to the building including major refrigeration equipment and cooling towers, designing modifications to the guest room air conditioning elevating it to the state-of-the-art and providing for a pioneering fuel cell installation, one of the first in New York City.  Lehr also providing engineering for the last major lobby and public area renovations.

When Hilton contemplated expanding the original 2200 room hotel, NPDL Design Engineering Partner, Lehr Engineering also provided the complete engineering design package for a 1000 room addition which ultimately did not proceed as the combined scale of the expanded property was deemed too large to maintain the high standard Hilton set for this property.

Year
1962 original design
1979 – 2014 NPDL Design Engineering Partner, Lehr Engineering involvement

Services
Heating, air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing, fire protection, electrical power and low voltage systems.

Story
When originally constructed, the New York Hilton was the largest modern hotel in New York City.  Hilton endeavored to keep that property at the cutting edge of current design and amenities, and that required a continual upgrade of design and services, especially in regard to air conditioning.  Additionally, beginning in 1975, energy conservation and system efficiency evolved as a major concern for hotel operations.  NPDL Design Engineering Partner, Lehr Engineering provided the needed services to keep the New York Hilton current with technology and to assure energy efficiency and effective utility cost control for profitable operation.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

New Brunswick, NJ
Robert Wood Johnson University of Medicine and Dentistry is a major medical facility in Central New Jersey and includes the main hospital complex in New Brunswick as well as an auxiliary campus in Piscataway in New Jersey.  NPDL Design Engineering Partner, Lehr Engineering completed a number of projects at the New Brunswick campus including their new Children’s Hospital Building, a new Oncology Center Building and in excess of 45,000 square feet of retro-fit of adjacent buildings.  Additionally, NPDL Design Engineering Partner, Lehr Engineering undertook a comprehensive evaluation of air distribution systems at the Piscataway campus.

Year
1985 – 2000

Services
Heating, air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing, fire protection, electrical power and low voltage systems.

Story
NPDL Design Engineering Partner, Lehr Engineering was selected for this prestigious assignment because of the significant amount of work successfully undertaken at a number of other major medical facilities in the State of New Jersey. We are especially proud of the Children’s Hospital which was a state-of-the-art facility serving a good section of east central New Jersey.

Aga Khan University Hospital and Medical College

Karachi, Pakistan
NPDL Design Engineering Partner, Lehr Engineering has provided engineering services for this major hospital complex since it was first constructed in 1975.  The Aga Khan University Hospital and Medical College is located on a large campus in central Karachi and consists of the main Hospital, a Filter Clinic, a Doctors’ Office Building, a Medical College, a Nurses’ College, and residence buildings for students and staff.  When it was initially completed in 1980 it was the largest medical facility between Europe and Japan.  NPDL Design Engineering Partner, Lehr Engineering also provided ongoing engineering services including a new Master Plan in 1995.

Year
1975 – 2000

Services
Heating, air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing, fire protection, electrical power and low voltage systems.

Story
The Aga Khan facility was intended to be a major improvement in healthcare in Karachi not only in size, but also in sophistication.  Karachi City was notorious for its lack of infrastructure and water supply and electrical power were especially critical.  The site was designed to operate in a stand-alone manner with full standby power, and extensive water storage and treatment facility, and a highly sufficient central refrigeration plant designed to provide for later co-generation.

On completion, this project won numerous awards for design, engineering and medical advancement.

New York Power Authority Black Start Installation

Power Generating Plants at Hell Gate Station and Harlem River Station

Bronx, New York

Year
2015 – 2017

Services
Electrical power and low voltage control systems, gas booster installation.

Story
New York City has experienced several major power outages where restoration of power took several days.  Determined to have a rapid restart in the event of another major outage, the New York Power Authority, acting as Agent for Consolidated Edison, determined to add Black Start capability (Black Start is what is referred to when power is completely off and plants must be restarted) to several major generating stations.  With these stations capable of being brought on line quickly, they could expedite the rapid restart of other stations on the grid.

NPDL Design Engineering Partner, Lehr Engineering designed one megawatt quick start generators at each of the two Bronx Stations, and configured the electrical distribution to enable a quick restart of the main generators thus avoiding a long shutdown while the equipment cooled sufficiently to allow a more conventional restart.  That restart also required high pressure gas and the maintenance of gas boosters.

These projects were successfully constructed and tested.  NYPA and Con Ed both expect to be able to restart the entire grid in the future more expeditiously.

Project Development
Project Management
Integrated Design - Architecture & Engineering
Procurement
Financing Solutions
Owner’s Rep

Wyndham Lands in Nevis with Deluxe Multi-Million Dollar Resort

The Caribbean’s newest Wyndham Grand signifies the company’s continued aggressive expansion in the region

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (January 4, 2017) – Hospitality powerhouse Wyndham Hotel Group continues bolstering its robust Caribbean pipeline by bringing approachable luxury to the breathtaking shores of Nevis, one of the region’s most exclusive destinations, with the island’s first Wyndham Grand® resort.

The beachfront Wyndham Grand Nevis will be situated within Northern Pointe Resort, a new 30-acre luxury real estate development being built along Long Haul Bay in the Parish of Saint James. When completed in 2019, the stunning resort will boast 170 sumptuous suites, condominiums and villas ranging from 900 to 5,100 square feet; a private beach club; five dining areas; infinity pools; more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space; a spa; and more. The property is owned by Northern Pointe Development LTD and will be managed by Wyndham Hotel Group.

The worldly, upper-upscale Wyndham Grand brand offers an unpretentious and approachable atmosphere, allowing guests to enjoy the grand things in life like pristine guest rooms, relaxing spas, one-of-a-kind dining experiences, and more with local culture and style infused into each hotel and resort.

“Nevis is known around the world as one of the most desirable yet exclusive vacation spots in the Caribbean, and as more travellers discover this tranquil paradise the demand for more upscale accommodations will grow,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director, Latin America and the Caribbean for Wyndham Hotel Group. “Wyndham Grand’s distinct experiences and understated approach to luxury will bring a unique accessibility to this elite island. Adding Nevis to an impressive growing list of amazing global destinations – including Shanghai, Istanbul, Chicago, Phuket and Barbados – not only positions us to raise the Wyndham Grand flag in even more top-tier locations, but it also expands our managed hotel portfolio here in the region and further solidifies our commitment to providing unparalleled guest experiences to all travellers.”

Located roughly 1,200 miles from Miami, the 36-square-mile Nevis is the smaller of two islands which make up the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Travel to the island is steadily blossoming with overnight visitors and cruise tourism increasing each year since 2013.

“By partnering with the world’s largest hotel group, we’re able to harness the power of Wyndham Hotel Group’s vast global distribution capabilities, globally renowned brands and simple and generous Wyndham Rewards loyalty program to deliver first-rate hospitality to Nevis visitors in an exquisite setting,” said Vishal Khanna, president and CEO of Northern Pointe Development LTD.

A Fast-Growing Regional Footprint

Wyndham Hotel Group is growing dramatically throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Late last year the company opened Puerto Rico’s first TRYP by Wyndham® hotel in San Juan and announced plans to manage the five-star Sam Lord’s Castle Barbados, A Wyndham Grand Resort. The hotel giant currently has 13 hotels operating in the Caribbean under its Wyndham Grand, Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham, Ramada® and Howard Johnson® flags.

In Latin America, Wyndham Hotel Group announced earlier this month the acquisition of Fën Hotels, a leading management company in the region. The deal added 23 operating hotels and three soon-to-open locations to the company’s portfolio across Argentina, Peru, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Paraguay, and the U.S. including two newly constructed Wyndham Grand hotels opening in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Asunción, Paraguay.

More information on the resort development can be found at www.npnevis.com.

Wyndham Rewards® is the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty program for Wyndham Grand and Wyndham Hotel Group, offering members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate in more than 70 countries across the world – the first of its kind for a major hotel rewards program. To learn more or to join for free, guests should visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Driving the democratization of travel, Wyndham Hotel Group is elevating the experience of the everyday traveler, changing the game so every traveler – no matter how much they spend or how they like to travel – has an extraordinary experience. As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 hotels and approximately 689,800 rooms in 75 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, ranked number one hotel rewards program for 2016-2017 by U.S. News & World Report, offers more than 48 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at 25,000 hotels, condos and homes globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

dck worldwide to Serve as General Contractor for Wyndham Grand Resort Project in Nevis

dck worldwide is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with Northern Pointe Development LTD to build the first Wyndham Grand Resort on the Caribbean island of Nevis. The Wyndham Grand Nevis will be situated on a 30-acre beachfront development site on Long Haul Bay in the island’s Parish of Saint James.

The property is owned by Northern Pointe Development LTD and will be managed by Wyndham Hotel Group.

Upon completion in 2019, the 5-star luxury resort will feature 170 spacious two and three-bedroom suites, condominiums villas; a secluded beach club, five dining areas, infinity pools, space for meetings, weddings, and receptions, a health spa and fitness center, along with many other top-tier amenities.

According to dck worlwide’s CEO Stephen D’Angelo, the company is looking forward to partnering with Northern Pointe Development and the Wyndham Hotel Group to bring their vision of unparalleled luxury and customer service to life in one of the region’s most desirable and exclusive destinations. “We all share the same commitment when it comes to quality workmanship, dedication to safety, superior customer service, and building excellence. dck worldwide is excited to be part of such a remarkable team.”

dck worldwide has extensive experience building in the Caribbean, and a significant footprint in the hospitality market sector. Over the past 25 years, the company has completed projects on 21 islands, built or renovated 6,400 hotel room keys, and performed $2.6 billion in construction value totaling more than 4 million square feet.

Vishal Khanna, President and CEO of Northern Pointe Development, cited the company’s successful track record in the Caribbean and in the hospitality sector in general as the primary reasons behind his decision to partner with dck worldwide. “We at Northern Pointe Development are delighted to work with dck worldwide and are confident that their exceptional experience within the Caribbean will provide an unrivaled standard of five-star luxury for the Wyndham Grand Nevis and our future patrons.”

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Phone: 212-502-6468

Email: info@northernpointe.com

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New York, New York
1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

Long Island, New York
170 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York 11501

Detroit, Michigan
5700 Crooks Road, #220, Troy Michigan 48098

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