Affect comprises a core NYC-based team and a trusted global network of makers, manufacturers, tradespeople, artists, and specialist fabricators.

Our people are our biggest asset. They are a diverse, talented, and passionate team, and the driving force behind our success. We invest in their health, safety, and well being, and we foster an inclusive culture.
Bernard McNamee
Bernard McNameeManaging Director

Bernard has over 12 years of experience in the construction and hospitality sectors, overseeing the development of multiple one-off concepts and involvement in large scale mixed-use developments in Ireland and the UK.

His achievements include a key role as a Quantity Surveyor from inception for Harcourt Developments, Titanic Quarter in Belfast, Europe’s largest waterfront regeneration project. Most recently he has overseen PMac Hospitality Group’s New York expansion, managing the concept development, design, build, and operations for their multi-unit portfolio.

Cathal Egan
Cathal EganDirector of Construction & Development

Cathal’s experience includes almost a decade working on boutique and large-scale commercial real estate developments.

He has worked for renowned firms such as AKF, Wonder Works Construction, and Development and, most recently, Xin Development (the US investment arm of Xinyuan, NYSE: XIN) where he oversaw multiple development and construction projects.

Cathal has been responsible for the delivery of over 500,000 SF of development and construction projects ranging from ground up to office renovations. Cathal holds a Masters of Real Estate Development from NYU Schack School of Real Estate.