As one of the most innovative boutique agencies on the international stage, BLDWORKS provides bespoke services in real estate transaction, teaming structure, property development, design management, project management and construction oversight around the globe.


About Us


As a pioneer in location-independent practice, BLDWORKS is known for its creative thinking and problem-solving expertise in complex transactions and development projects. BLDWORKS assembles the most effective mix of qualified firms and seasoned professionals from around the world, tailored for each project. BLDWORKS employs a unique, multi-faceted approach:

  • Proactively engaging all stakeholders at the early stages of every project
  • Managing real estate transaction processes as Buyer’s Agent, Seller’s Agent or Dual Agent
  • Managing the property development process as the Owner’s principal adviser
  • Providing leadership in all site selection/acquisition, project planning, building design, construction management and project delivery activities.

In 2018 BLDWORKS launched BLD Proptech to research, develop and promote emerging technologies for the Real Estate industry.



Real Estate Transaction &
Development Management

  • Seller's Agent, Buyer’s Agent and Dual Agent
  • Domestic and cross-border transactions
  • Multi-party JV /consortium structuring and GP & LP arrangement
  • Property search and selection, valuation, negotiation, due diligence and financial closing 
  • Zoning and land use, air-rights, setbacks, bulk and height
  • Goals and objectives, constraints and opportunities 
  • Market survey, demographics, catchment area, absorption and income projections
  • Financial feasibility, pro forma analysis, operating expenses, allocation of hard, soft and contingent costs
  • Development brief and investment memos
  • Development program, residential mix, retail podium, building core and amenities

Rigorous Project
Execution Planning

  • GP provision and assistance in selections of PM, CM and GC 
  • RFP preparation, proposal reviews, service contract negotiation and execution 
  • Development objectives, sustainability and wellness design goals and strategies
  • Complete design consulting team: Master planners, architects, engineers, interior designers, hotel operators, retail/mall operators and specialty consultants
  • Precise scope delineation and division among design A&E and A&E of record, international vs. local consultants
  • Rigorous design processes, project milestones, progress workshops, A&E design and production scheduling
  • Concept planning and design, optimization alternatives, development planning and brief design, phasing strategy and master project scheduling
  • Logical and optimum construction procurement, contract planning, cost and schedule control systems, value engineering studies and cost reduction plans


Meet the Team

Maurice Biollay and Dan Hsu co-founded BLDWORKS Realty and BLD Proptech, a boutique property development advisory and brokerage firm based in NYC. 

Trained as a civil engineer in Switzerland with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Ecole d’Ingenieur de Geneve, Maurice has over 25 years of experience in the real estate and construction industries in the US, Caribbean, South America, Europe and Africa. Maurice is a quick learner in local culture, professional practice and emerging property technologies.

With master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in planning and from UCLA in architecture, Dan was trained as a forester, an urban & regional planner and an architect. He is certified by NCARB and is registered in the states of New York and California. Dan has over 35 years of industry experience in the US, Russia, UK, France, India and Vietnam. Dan is an expert in large scale mixed-use with super-tall building development.

Both Maurice and Dan maintain a primary interest in every project, adhere to the client’s vision, strive for effective and efficient delivery transaction and are closely involved in subsequent developments.


Maurice Biollay

Licensed Salesperson
NYS# 10401291120
+1 917 853 1755

Dan Hsu, AIA 

Licensed Salesperson
NYS# 10401290698
+1 917 751 4751