Principals

Anthony V. Bastardi

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Anthony V. Bastardi is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Construction Technology Corporation and its affiliate, Strategic Development Group, both recognized leaders in managing the development, financing, planning, design, and construction of complex institutional facilities for education, healthcare, and hospitality. He has over 40 years of broad-based management experience and an extensive background in the development of a wide range of mixed-use, commercial, educational, research laboratory, healthcare, senior housing, and other institutional facilities.

Mr. Bastardi holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree (with Honor) from Stevens Institute of Technology (1966), a Master of Science in Industrial and Management Engineering degree from the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science (1967), and has done post-graduate work at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

He is the recipient of two Awards of Excellence from the New Jersey Builders Association. Under his leadership, Construction Technology Corporation was included in Business News New Jersey’s Top 40 Fastest Growing Companies in New Jersey. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society. In 2004, Mr. Bastardi was the recipient of the Archdiocesan Sesquicentennial Cathedral Golden Jubilee Medal awarded by the Archbishop of Newark for his exemplary work at Caldwell College. He also received the 2004 Paterson Federation of the Knights of Columbus Councils Corporate Ethics Award and the 2014 Outstanding Philanthropist Award from the New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals .

Mr. Bastardi is Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Public Media New Jersey, operator of NJTV. He is past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Independent College Fund of New Jersey, where he now serves on the Executive Committee. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Christ the King Preparatory School and on the Advisory Board of Birth Haven.

Mr. Bastardi has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Caldwell College (now Caldwell University) and the Foundation for New Jersey Public Broadcasting as well as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Morris Museum and of Saints Joachim and Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brooklyn. He is an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees of Delbarton School and past President of the Fathers and Friends of Delbarton.

John D. Biehl

Senior Vice President

John D. Biehl brings over 30 years of diverse construction experience and know-how to the Construction Management Team. As Principal and Senior Vice President, he leads the sales and marketing team and is responsible for project executive services for clients in the education, hospitality, recreational, and health care sectors. He has developed a niche in the renovation and expansion of golf and country clubs to provide state-of-the-art clubhouses, dining rooms, pro shops, and pool complexes to modernize existing facilities.

Mr. Biehl holds a Certificate in Construction Management from New York University.

Christian D. Bastardi

Senior Vice President

Christian D. Bastardi, Principal and Senior Vice President, oversees estimating and procurement for client projects. With his engineering background and 16 years of diverse construction project management experience in education, healthcare, and senior housing, he has expanded his project executive services that include effective value engineering and technology expertise to carbon reduction, renewable energy, and energy conservation projects.

Mr. Bastardi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Master of Engineering degree in Engineering Management from Cornell University. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Green Hill, Inc., a former client.

Linda L. Brendel

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Linda L. Brendel has more than 35 years of diverse administrative and financial experience. For the past 25 years, she has focused her career on construction project administration and construction-related finance. She is proficient in the current construction cost management software.

Her experience includes a broad range of educational, research, hospitality, senior living, and healthcare projects for private and public institutions including many prominent universities and colleges, secondary schools, elementary schools, healthcare institutions., and country clubs. Ms. Brendel attended the Latin American Institute and Centenary College.

As Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Brendel is responsible for all of the corporation’s financial operations, planning, and reporting. She also directs the Project Administration Team in administering trade contracts, processing contractor draw requests, enforcing contractor insurance compliance, monitoring labor reporting requirements, and preparing monthly project financial and progress reports. She works directly with the clients and lenders to ensure project cost and budget accuracy and transparency.