Jeff Sareyka is the Corporate Controller for The Buccini/Pollin Group. Jeff oversees the accounting and financial processes for the management company, BPG Real Estate Services. In addition to the financial side, Jeff also oversees the tax department in preparation of the various LLCs for The Buccini/Pollin Group.
Before joining The Buccini/Pollin Group, Jeff was a supervisor for a local public accounting firm for 12 years specializing in construction and real estate. Jeff earned his CPA in 2011.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Wilmington University.
Anita Neubauer, Revenue Officer/Investor Relations Liaison, began working with The Buccini/Pollin Group in 2005. She supervises a team responsible for all aspects of commercial revenue including billing, accounts receivable, budgeting/forecasting and lease administration.
Since 2014, Anita has also proven to be a valuable resource in acting as the liaison between The Buccini/Pollin Group and their investor community. She has focused on effectively conveying strategy and progress by implementing an investor portal and continually reviews processes to enhance relationships as well as performance.
Anita received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Delaware.
Ruby Ann Velez
Ruby, Development Controller, began working with The Buccini/Pollin Group in September of 2011. Ruby is responsible for overseeing the newly acquired properties, active development projects and non-real estate operating entities.
Prior to joining The Buccini/Pollin Group, Ruby spent 10 plus years within the accounting field in a variety of industries, including semiconductor, freight, imaging, electronics as well as a non-profit company.
Ruby received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Manuel L. Quezon University in the Philippines.
James Rowe is Vice President, Portfolio Management of The Buccini/Pollin Group, a privately-owned developer, owner and operator of hotel, office, residential, retail & sports and entertainment properties throughout the United States.
Mr. Rowe joined BPG in 2015 and is responsible for maximizing hotel portfolio value and investment returns. In this role, Mr. Rowe actively monitors and works to enhance hotel performance. Mr. Rowe works closely with BPG’s President and Co-Chief Investment Officer on formulating hotel asset strategies and also works on dispositions, re-financings and recapitalizations. Mr. Rowe is also active in Investor and Lender Relations.
Prior to joining BPG, Mr. Rowe was the Senior Vice President of Investment Strategy and Capital Markets for Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc. As a member of the Executive Committee, Mr. Rowe worked with the Chief Executive Officer and other members of senior management to formulate Interstate’s investment strategy and capital budgeting plan with the goal of aggressively growing the company to position it for a capital exit event (IPO/sale) from the Thayer Lodging Group portfolio. Mr. Rowe played a key role in executing an industry consolidation strategy that resulted in the acquisition of six hotel management companies. Mr. Rowe also led Investor Relations.
Prior to joining Interstate in 2013, Mr. Rowe worked in various positions at Thayer Lodging Group where he was most recently the Vice President of Investments. At Thayer, Mr. Rowe worked directly with the Chief Operating Officer in sourcing and evaluating strategic corporate investments including the privatization of Interstate Hotels & Resorts in 2010. Previously, Mr. Rowe underwrote numerous potential acquisitions as a member of Thayer’s Acquisition & Development team. Prior to joining Thayer in 2007, Mr. Rowe worked for Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels where he successfully completed hotel investment sales and financings of over $1.0 billion in transaction value.
Before joining Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, Mr. Rowe worked in the Investment Banking division of Raymond James & Associates where he gained experience in both the Financial Services Group and the Real Estate Group. While at Raymond James, he completed a variety of corporate finance transactions including public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic advisory engagements and fairness opinions.
Mr. Rowe holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in Real Estate and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University.
Alex Fine, Director of Asset Management, joined Buccini/Pollin in December 2016. Mr. Fine is responsible for the overall performance of the firm’s six million square feet of office and retail space, as well as the firm’s residential and mixed use communities. Mr. Fine’s focus is on the enhancement of the portfolio’s value through strategic financing, leasing and operating initiatives.
Mr. Fine brings over 15 years of wide ranging experience with some of the region’s most influential real estate companies. Most recently Mr. Fine served as Development Director for The Cordish Companies, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. In that capacity Mr. Fine initiated a strategy that resulted in the doubling of the office occupancy at one of the firm’s mixed use districts. He also created and oversaw the performance of a new business venture focused on transitional and shared office space which not only enhanced the portfolio, but also enabled the company to launch a new line of business. Prior to joining The Cordish Companies, Mr. Fine managed a diverse $500 million portfolio consisting of office, retail and residential properties for Caves Valley Partners in Towson, Maryland, and also worked at the development company for The Buzzuto Group, headquartered in the Washington DC market. Prior to working for The Bozzuto Group, Mr. Fine spent 5 years working as a private practice attorney representing clients on a variety of real estate matters.
Mr. Fine received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and his law degree from American University. Mr. Fine also holds a Master’s of Science in Real Estate from The John Hopkins University, Carey School of Business.
Peter Murphy began working with The Buccini/Pollin Group in 2017. As Development Asset Manager for the company, Mr. Murphy focuses on the development and construction of commercial and residential properties. His responsibilities include financial analysis, lender/investor relations, development project management along with oversight and performance of stabilized properties.
Most recently, Mr. Murphy served as Associate Director at Resource Residential, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In that capacity, Mr. Murphy supervised multiple project managers throughout the country in the development and execution of various value-add strategies for a portfolio of multi-family properties. Prior to joining Resource Residential, Mr. Murphy managed the development of new multi-family properties for Toll Brothers Apartment Living, based in Horsham, Pennsylvania. Prior to his time at Toll Brothers, Mr. Murphy served as a U.S. Navy Pilot under Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Mr. Murphy holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Georgetown University.
As Vice President of Asset Management for PMHS, Randall provides an independent voice to senior leadership on financial analysis and benchmarking, budget review, third-party management contract objectives, as well as capital expenditure planning and management, all with the goal of maximizing asset profitability and ownership portfolio investment returns. As the primary link to ownership and lenders, Randall coordinates portfolio reporting and loan compliance, as well as addressing brand management issues on behalf of ownership.
With over 30 years in hotel leadership positions, Randall has led award-winning development projects in select-service and full-service hotels in multiple chain affiliations including Starwood, Marriott and Hilton products, as well as Independent hotels throughout the US.
Randall earned his BBA degree from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Management with a major in Accounting.
Michael Turick, Vice President of Real Estate with Buccini/Pollin, specializes in leasing and finance of commercial and retail properties. Since joining the company in 2003, Mr. Turick has transitioned into the role of asset management following overseeing the leasing efforts of Buccini/Pollin’s commercial properties throughout the State of Delaware. Mr. Turick is also a valuable resource for the acquisition team, providing support in the financing for new and existing investments.
Previously, Mr. Turick served as an analyst in the Washington, DC office of Studley, Inc., a commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in tenant representation. While at Studley, Mr. Turick was involved in over 3 million square feet of transactions for clients which included the U.S. Government, Fortune 100 companies, and nationally-ranked law firms.
Mr. Turick received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College, majoring in Mathematics.
Christopher F. Buccini
Chris Buccini is Co-President of The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. (“BPG”), and founder and President of BPG Real Estate Services, LLC, the entity responsible for BPG’s office, residential, retail, and parking management and leasing efforts. Mr. Buccini is responsible for the ultimate performance of the company’s commercial, retail, parking and entertainment activities, leading its acquisitions, financing, leasing, operations, and disposition efforts. Since joining BPG in 1999, Mr. Buccini has grown the company to over $4 billion in assets, including ownership of six million square feet of office and retail space, 6,500 hotel rooms, 2,000 apartments and four live entertainment venues. In addition, Mr. Buccini co-founded and is co-owner of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union.
Mr. Buccini is the founder and current member of the Board of The Light Up The Queen Foundation; a member of the Board of Trustees of Wilmington Friends School; on the Board of Directors of the Brandywine Conservancy, United Way of Delaware, and Wilmington Renaissance Corporation; and a member of the Delaware Business Roundtable, City of Chester Institute for Economic Development, and Hagley Museum and Library Council of Advisors.
Prior to The Buccini/Pollin Group, Mr. Buccini was the Director of Acquisitions and Senior Vice President of Barrow Street Capital, LLC, a New York City-based real estate private equity fund which is an affiliate of Greenhill and Company. Prior to joining Barrow Street, Mr. Buccini was a Vice President at Eastdil Realty, where he was involved in the disposition, financing and development of investment quality office, retail, industrial, lodging and multi-family projects.
Mr. Buccini received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University.
Robert E. Buccini
Mr. Buccini co-founded The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. (BPG) in 1993. As Co-President he is responsible for and leads the company’s residential, commercial, retail, parking, sports and entertainment development activities. Since co-founding the company, Mr. Buccini has grown the company to over $4 billion in assets, including ownership of six million square feet of office and retail space, 6,500 hotel rooms, 2,000 apartments and four live entertainment venues. In addition, Mr. Buccini co-founded and is co-owner of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union.
Mr. Buccini is Chairman of the Wilmington Housing Partnership, a non-for-profit developer that is one of the region’s leading home builders, member of the Board of Directors for the Vice President of the United States Residence Foundation, member of the Board of Trustees for Delaware State University and the Nature Conservancy of Delaware and a member of the Cornell University Council.
Prior to founding BPG, Mr. Buccini was employed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Buccini received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cornell University.
David B. Pollin
Dave Pollin is a Co-Founder and Co-President of The Buccini/Pollin Group (‘BPG”), co-headquartered in
Washington, DC. He serves as Chairman of PM Hotel Group, the hotel
management affiliate of BPG. Mr. Pollin leads BPG’s hotel acquisition, development and financing efforts.
BPG’s offices in Wilmington, Delaware; Baltimore; and Philadelphia focus on office, retail, multi-family and
sports/entertainment development and management.
The Buccini/Pollin Group has acquired and developed over $4 billion of properties in every real estate asset
class throughout the United States since its founding in 1993. BPG is the developer, owner and operator of
28 hotels, over six million square feet of office space, 10 residential communities, numerous retail
properties, and multiple sports/entertainment venues.
PM Hotel Group currently manages 25 hotels for BPG and third party clients across the United States, with total
annual revenue in excess of $150 million. BPGS Construction, LLC – BPG’s construction affiliate – is based
in Wilmington, Delaware and has 40+ associates focused on general contracting, tenant improvements and
owner representation services. BPG Real Estate Services develops and manages office and residential
projects for BPG. The principals of BPG are also co-founders and part owners of Major League Soccer’s
Philadelphia Union, having developed and constructed PPL Park, the team’s home stadium in Chester,
Since co-founding BPG, Dave Pollin has led the firm’s development or acquisition and renovation of over 30
hotels valued at over $1.5 billion. Mr. Pollin’s extensive relationships with Hilton, Starwood, and Marriott
have led to BPG winning numerous industry honors, including being named Hilton’s Multi-Brand developer
of the year. Strong industry ties and a track record of exceptional hotel design and performance provide
unique access to development and acquisition opportunities. BPG is the developer, owner and operator of
hotels carrying the following flags: Westin, Hilton, Sheraton, Canopy, The Madison (5-star hotel in
Washington, DC), Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Aloft by W Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton and
Mr. Pollin is currently serving on or has recently served on the following bodies: the Federal City Council of
Washington, DC; Starwood Hotels & Resorts North American Owner’s Advisory Council; Owner Advisory
Council of Hilton’s Embassy Suites brand; Cornell University Council; founding board member of Monument
Bank of Maryland; Nominating Co-Chair of the Economic Club of Washington, DC; Co-Founder and
President of the Board of Starlight Children’s Foundation MidAtlantic; and Regional Chair of the Northeast
US Region of the Young Presidents Organization. Prior to co-founding The Buccini/Pollin Group and
Pollin/Miller Hospitality Strategies, David Pollin was a consultant with Laventhol & Horwath, worked in
operations with Westin and Sheraton, and graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel
Jay Vaughn is the Assistant CFO for The Buccini/Pollin Group. As Assistant CFO, Jay oversees the accounting operations for Property Management, Real Estate Services, Development and Investor Relations, working very closely with all of the controllers and their teams.
Before joining The Buccini/Pollin Group, Jay spent 11 years at Ernst & Young. At Ernst & Young, Jay was a senior manager who spent the first half of his Ernst & Young career in the audit practice and the second half in the transaction advisory services practice, managing various workstreams on transactions ranging from $2 million to $45 billion.
Jay holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from the University of Delaware and obtained his CPA in 2007
Ms. Neuse serves as the CFO/COO and Executive Vice President for all non-hotel properties overseeing all financial and operational matters for these properties.
Before joining Buccini/Pollin, Ms. Neuse had 12 years experience in healthcare management including preparation and analysis of feasibility studies for potential joint ventures as well as formation and evaluation of investment strategies. Prior to this, Ms. Neuse was an audit manager with Ernst & Young, specializing in real estate development and banking.
Ms. Neuse is a CPA and JD, holding her Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Edinburg and Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law.
Jim O’Hara is the Chief Financial Officer for PMHS and is responsible for the finance, accounting, tax and IT functions for the company. He most recently served as CFO for a real estate developer specializing in industrial/flex properties in the Washington D.C. area. His prior background included 8 years in public accounting where he served as CFO for hire with several large national clients, and prepared corporate, partnership, and individual tax returns as well as audits.
Jim is a CPA licensed in Maryland and a member of the AICPA. He holds a degree in accounting from University of Maryland.
Mr. Anzelone is the Co-Chief Investment Officer, and a Principal, of The Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG). BPG is a privately-owned developer, owner and operator of hotel, office, residential, retail & sports and entertainment properties throughout the United States.
Darren joined BPG in June of 2004 and is responsible for overseeing the development, acquisition and financing of new hotel investments throughout the United States, as well as being actively involved in the asset management of existing investments. He has been responsible for oversight of transactions totaling in excess of $2 billion since joining BPG; including the acquisition, development, and redevelopment of twenty five hotels.
Prior to BPG, Darren was with Fremont Realty Capital, LP, a New York City-based real estate private equity fund, which is an affiliate of Fremont group – the private investment arm of the Bechtel family. While at Fremont he was involved in the acquisition, financing, development, disposition and asset management of multi-family, hospitality, retail, residential, assisted living and student housing investments.
Prior to joining Fremont, Darren was a Supply Corps Lieutenant in the US Navy, and is an original crew member (Plank Owner) of the USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74).
Darren serves on the Board of the Tewaaraton Foundation (Heisman Trophy of Collegiate Lacrosse), as well as the Board of Bethesda Lacrosse Association, a not-for-profit youth lacrosse organization serving 2,000 boys and girls.
Darren holds a BS degree in Economics from the US Naval Academy, where he was a member of the Navy Lacrosse Team, and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Potomac, MD with his wife Lisa and four children.
Mr. Wagner is Co-Chief Investment Officer and began his career with Buccini/Pollin in 1999 as an analyst. Between 1999 to 2013, he held numerous positions within Buccini/Pollin where he facilitated acquisitions and financing for over 5 million square feet of commercial office space, and over 1,500 residential units, focusing on aggressive asset refinancing. In his current role, Mr. Wagner oversees and manages the acquisition, development and financing of non-hospitality properties, concentrating primarily on commercial and residential projects, including acquisitions, ground-up development, redevelopment and tax credit investments. Since joining BPG, he has been responsible for the oversight of $2 billion in real estate transactions.
Mr. Wagner received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware.
Recognized by the Delaware Business Times in 2014 as one of Delaware’s rising 40 under 40, Mr. Wagner is active in the community in addition to his professional accomplishments. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Downtown Visions of Wilmington and Innovative Schools of Delaware. Mr. Wagner is a 2010 graduate of the Leadership Delaware program.
Jeffrey Gannett, Vice President of Transactions, began working with the Buccini/Pollin Group in 2007. Mr. Gannett oversees the leasing of commercial and retail properties in the Delaware portfolio. In his 9 years with BPG, Mr. Gannett has facilitated over $250,000,000 in transactions including leases with AstraZeneca, Wilmington Trust, Nemours Hospital, and Wilmington University.
Prior to joining The Buccini/Pollin Group, Mr. Gannett was an Associate with Binswanger specializing in tenant and landlord representation in the Philadelphia suburban markets.
Mr. Gannett received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.
Kenneth Kearns specializes in commercial real estate leasing, dispositions, acquisitions, entitlement and asset management. Mr. Kearns has been representing tenants, landlords, buyers and sellers for over 17 years in the greater Philadelphia region. He has overseen the leasing efforts of many of the region’s top private landlords and has secured over 1 million square feet of leases through tenant representation. Mr. Kearns also handles development entitlements, approvals and underwriting for his clients. Recently, Mr. Kearns has overseen significant transactions covering a range of asset classes and geographies, including Retail, Office, Multifamily Residential, Townhome development and Hospitality.
Previously, Mr. Kearns served as Vice President in the Transactions Group for O’Neill Properties Group (OPG), one of the largest private commercial developers in Pennsylvania, overseeing leasing of OPGs 2 million square-foot, multi-state office portfolio. Prior to his time at OPG, Mr. Kearns served as Senior Vice President for Trinity Capital Advisors where he was responsible for over $100 Million in acquisitions and leasing, and as an associate at PREI, a privately held commercial real estate development company. Mr. Kearns started his career as a project manager for global management consulting firm PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC), where he was instrumental in development of The Zone, PwC’s innovative Global Management Consulting Solution Center and Project Fast-Start Center in Philadelphia and New York.
Mr. Kearns received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Villanova University, majoring in Marketing and lives with his wife and four children in Wayne, PA.
Brendan began his career in the field of commercial real estate in 2003 with the Binswanger Company. As an associate he was responsible for providing senior brokers with market intelligence and support for the Philadelphia and Philadelphia Suburban markets. In 2005 Brendan was promoted to Vice President where he represented such major landlord’s as Keystone Property Group, O’Neil Properties, Preferred Real Estate Investments, HRPT, First Evergreen, Franklin Development and the Buccini/ Pollin Group. He was responsible for tens of millions of dollars’ worth of lease signings representing both tenants and landlords in the Pennsylvania market. In 2017, Brendan’s focus shifted to optimizing The Buccini/Pollin Group’s entire commercial portfolio across state lines as Vice President of Transactions.
Since late 2006 Brendan has handled leasing and sales for largest privately held office portfolio in the Philadelphia region and was directly responsible for the execution of over over $750 million dollars worth of lease and sales transactions for The Buccini/Pollin Group.
Brendan was the recipient of the 2009 Philadelphia Business Journal Suburban Office Deal of the Year Award. He is an active board member of the i2n which oversees the PA Keystone Innovation Zones in Chester and Delaware Counties. Mr. Kelley attended LaSalle College High School and LaSalle University.
Marco DiPrinzio joined The Buccini/Pollin Group in 2017 as Manager of Transactions. His responsibilities include handling leasing, acquisitions, and dispositions for the Buccini/Pollin commercial portfolio throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Prior to joining The Buccini/Pollin Group, Mr. DiPrinzio was an Associate with a boutique Commercial Real Estate firm specializing in tenant, landlord, buyer and seller representation in the Philadelphia suburban markets.
Mr. DiPrinzio is a graduate of Archmere Academy, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Real Estate from Villanova University and his MBA in Finance from St. Joseph’s University.
Ralph Rossi is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations for Buccini/Pollin. He oversees all aspects of finance, leasing, construction, tenant relations and facilities management for the company’s six million square foot commercial portfolio.
Mr. Rossi brings with him an extensive background in banking, business development, sales, finance and management, having previously worked for JP Morgan Chase and Fidelity Leasing.
Mr. Rossi received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Wayne Calloway School of Business at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He is a member of CIRC and currently serves on the boards of the Riverfront Wilmington Business Improvement District and the Brandywine Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.
Paul Watts is the Director of Commercial Operations for The Buccini/Pollin Group, joining the firm in 2015. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the company’s property management teams, including tenant service requests, preventative maintenance, tenant relations and all capital projects within the commercial office portfolio.
Mr. Watts began his career in commercial real estate in 1990. Prior to joining Buccini/Pollin, Mr. Watts spent the previous 16 years with Brandywine Realty Trust, where he oversaw all aspects of their Delaware office portfolio consisting of over one million square feet of Class A urban and suburban properties. His extensive knowledge of critical building systems drives BPG’s ability to maximize their properties optimal performance and efficiency.
Mr. Watts attended Delaware Technical & Community College and the University of Delaware. He is a licensed real estate agent with the State of Delaware. Paul is a member of the Commercial-Industrial Realty Council (CIRC), the Building Owners & Managers Association of Philadelphia (BOMA), a life member of the Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown where he has served on the Board of Directors and a member of the New Castle County and Delaware State Fire Chiefs Associations.
K. Cole Flickinger
K. Cole Flickinger is the Vice President of BPGS’s Construction Services Division, which offers a full array of pre-construction, design-build, and construction management services. Mr. Flickinger has led projects for the Construction Services Division since its inception over a decade ago. He has worked to grow the company from a small start-up department to a corporate division that exceeds forty million dollars per year in gross volume.
Mr. Flickinger is heavily involved on the front end of each project. He works with his team and clients to provide preconstruction and estimating services, design strategy, and ultimately negotiate an open-book cost plus fee with GMP or lump sum contract agreement. He takes a detailed approach to fully understand the design, budget, and schedule requirements for each project. He then offers a customized strategy to meet the client’s expectations, and aligns the talents of the project team with the project’s goals.
Mr. Flickinger joined BPGS Construction as its first employee upon graduating from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Mr. Flickinger passed the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers & Surveyors Engineering Fundamentals Examination (“FE/EIT Exam”) and completed FMI’s Leadership Institute, a 36 hour leadership training retreat. He has also successfully completed OSHA’s 30-hour training course in Construction Safety and Health.
He currently serves as a member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware’s Wilmington Unit Board and also as Chairman of the Board’s Property Committee.
Mr. Groth, Executive Vice President of Construction and Development, began working with Buccini/Pollin in March of 2006. Mr. Groth is responsible for overseeing the active development and construction projects serviced by BPGS Construction. Mr. Groth primarily focuses on commercial and residential development projects including ground-up, rehabilitations and brown field redevelopments.
Prior to joining Buccini/Pollin, Mr. Groth was employed by Gilbane Building Company, a national Construction Management Company based in Providence, Rhode Island. During his tenure with Gilbane, he completed multiple mid and high-rise projects in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Mr. Groth received his Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree, with an emphasis in Construction Management, from the Penn State University.
H. Wesley Schwandt
Mr. Schwandt is President of BPGS Construction, a full-service Construction & Development Management company with offices in Wilmington, Delaware and Washington, D.C. The primary function of BPGS is to oversee all construction and development related activities for Buccini/Pollin, Buccini/Pollin Real Estate Services, and select third party clients. Mr. Schwandt brings his individual focus to each project undertaken, bringing a leadership role throughout the process with ownership, designers, and the end user.
Prior to joining Buccini/Pollin and founding BPGS Construction in 1998, Mr. Schwandt spent eight years with an industry leading full service CM/GC firm operating throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Mr. Schwandt held positions as a Senior Estimator and Project Manager before becoming a Vice President and corporate officer.
Mr. Schwandt received his Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University’s School of Business and Economics, with concentrations in law and architecture.
Mr. Schwandt’s community activities include:
Board of Directors for Preservation Delaware, Inc. (2003 – 2008); the statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Delaware’s irreplaceable architectural heritage and historical settings.
2006 Co-chair for the United Way Campaign for the State of Delaware.
Board of Directors for the Delaware Preservation Fund (2003 – 2009); a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to provided low interest loans for historically oriented renovations.
Board of Directors for the Delaware Contractors Association (2007 – present); the states leading construction services organization with direct affiliation to the AGC or Associated General Contractors of America.
Board of Directors for the Delaware Nature Society (2008 – present); a pre-eminent non-profit environmental organization in the state, integrating education as a vital element in preservation, conservation, and advocacy.
Sarah Lamb is the Director of Design and Marketing at The Buccini/Pollin Group. Her responsibilities cover a wide range of tasks, including designing and overseeing building upgrades across BPG’s portfolio of properties, conceptualizing floor plans for potential tenants, tenant fit-out design, working with architects and construction teams on various construction projects, as well as the design and implementation of marketing materials for BPG and its subsidiaries.
Prior to joining BPG, Ms. Lamb was the Project Manager/Designer for arQitecture in Wilmington, DE where she oversaw the design and construction of notable retail, restaurant and office fit-out projects. Before moving to the Wilmington area, Ms. Lamb worked for Mathes Brierre Architects in New Orleans, LA where she designed and oversaw K-12 and higher education projects as well as condominiums and master planning studies.
Ms. Lamb earned a Masters in Architecture degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She currently serves on the Presidential Advisory Board for the Delaware College of Art & Design and the advisory boards for both the InWilmington Campaign and Wilmington Storefront Project.
Rob Snowberger began working with Buccini/Pollin in 2014. As Vice President of Development for the company, Mr. Snowberger focuses on the identification, financing, development and construction of commercial and residential projects. His responsibilities include financial analysis for potential acquisition & reposition targets, development project management, and lender/investor relations.
Prior to joining Buccini/Pollin, Mr. Snowberger served as a U.S. Navy SEAL & completed 2 tours of duty under Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mr. Snowberger also worked for Fabiani & Company, a federal government affairs and marketing firm located in Washington D.C., as well as the office of U.S. Senator Tom Carper.
Mr. Snowberger holds a BA from The George Washington University and an MBA in Finance and Real Estate Development from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Brandon S. Flury
Brandon S. Flury is a Vice President for The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. (“BPG”), based in Washington, DC. He has over eight years of professional real estate experience.
Since joining BPG in 2007, Mr. Flury has been involved in a full range of sourcing, underwriting, due diligence, structuring, financing, and closing activities for a number of hospitality acquisition and development projects. During his time at BPG, Mr. Flury has helped execute financing of transactions totaling in excess of $1.25 billion.
Prior to joining BPG, Mr. Flury began his professional career at Booz Allen Hamilton. As a Consultant for the Global Security Group, he provided direct, on-site client service for the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Grants and Training, Technical Assistance Division.
Mr. Flury currently serves on the board of the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District, and holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Relations and Chinese from the College of William & Mary.
Michael J. Hare
Mr. Hare joined The Buccini/Pollin Group in March 2008 as Senior Vice President for Development. His responsibilities include development management, acquisitions, public investment and government relations. He currently serves as Project Director for the Chester Waterfront Redevelopment efforts.
Prior to joining the Buccini/Pollin Group, Mr. Hare served as the Deputy Director of the Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware (RDC), a position which he held from 1995-2008. Mr. Hare was employed by the Delaware Economic Development Office starting in 1989 most recently serving as a Senior Development Specialist prior to being assigned to the RDC by Governor Thomas R. Carper in September, 1995.
A native of Wilmington, Mr. Hare is a graduate of Archmere Academy and received a B.S. in Public Administration from St. Joseph’s University. He also attended Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Hare serves on the Board of Directors for Archmere Academy, the Latin American Community Center, the Salvation Army, the Delaware Stadium Corporation, Friends of the Woodlawn Library, Riverfront Wilmington Improvement District, and the Rivers Edge Community Development Corporation. He also serves on the National Alumni Board of Saint Joseph’s.
Mike serves as co-chair for the URBAN Land Institute’s (ULI) Delaware Regional Chapter. From January 2001 to December 2005, Mr. Hare served on the Wilmington City Council as an At-Large Member where he served on the Finance, Housing, and Licenses and Inspection Committees.
Mr. Kaplan is Vice President for Development Management, focusing on acquisitions and asset management. Mr. Kaplan has development management responsibilities for Buccini/Pollin’s Philadelphia mixed-use and Rivertown at Chester projects. He oversees BPG’s for-sale residential communities and ongoing development efforts.
Mr. Kaplan possesses over 15 years of advisory, business development, and real estate experience. Prior to joining Buccini/Pollin, he was a Vice President for acquisitions with Paradigm Realty Alliance, a privately-held developer of mixed-use projects across Greater Philadelphia. He also served in a variety of operations and acquisitions roles at Toll Brothers, Inc., where he guided the development of several Pyramid Award-winning residential communities.
Mr. Kaplan holds a B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Matthew Kattler began working with Buccini/Pollin in 2011, where he creates financial analyses that supports the firm’s acquisition, development, capitalization and sales strategies. His responsibilities include underwriting, due diligence and closing of acquisitions and development projects, as well as valuing existing investments. Since joining BPG, Mr. Kattler has helped to execute transactions in excess of $700 million.
Prior to joining Buccini/Pollin, Mr. Kattler worked with KPMG in the Structured Finance Group where he specialized in modeling and analyzing securitized investments.
Mr. Kattler received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from James Madison University. He is a CFA charterholder and member of the of the CFA Institute and CFA Society Philadelphia
Steve Schroeder, SVP of Legal Affairs and Development of The Buccini/Pollin Group, serves as the chief legal officer for the Company’s DC headquarters and the Hospitality division. Steve joined BPG in 2005 and oversees the legal function in support of all hotel transactions, including acquisitions, financings, joint ventures and dispositions, as well as hotel development activities and Pollin/Miller Hospitality Strategies, Inc., BPG’s hotel management affiliate.
Prior to BPG, Steve held several legal and business positions at America Online and AOL/Time Warner, most recently as Vice President of Business Affairs and Development where he led a team that was responsible for structuring and negotiating programming, advertising and e-commerce relationships.
Prior to AOL, Steve represented a wide range of clients in complex commercial real estate transactions, project finance and corporate matters as an Associate in the Washington DC office of Arent Fox PLLC.
Steve holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce and a J.D. from Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. He is a member of the DC and Virginia Bars.
Steve resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, Rachael, and their three kids Zachary, Aidan and Zoe. He serves on the Board of Arlington Food Assistance Center, a non-profit serving families and individuals in Arlington that suffer from food insecurity, and coaches in various sports leagues.
Mr. Bojanowski, President of PM Hospitality Strategies, has more than 20 years of management experience in the hospitality industry including extensive experience in Food & Beverage, Rooms Division Operations, Sales and Marketing, Development, Openings and Renovations. Since joining PMHS in 1997, Mr. Bojanowski has played a critical role in the growth of the company. In addition to Mr. Bojanowski’s current role, he has served PMHS in the roles of President – Asia Pacific, Vice President – Operations, and Vice President – New Builds and Transitions. Mr. Bojanowski has intimate knowledge of all markets in which PMHS hotels compete.
Prior to joining PMHS, Mr. Bojanowski worked with two of the industry’s leading hotel companies – Doubletree Hotels & Winegardner Hammons. In ten years with these companies, Joseph served on executive committees of resorts, conference centers, and full-service airport and university hotels. Noteworthy, his work experiences embody a broad geographic area of the U.S. with assignments in the northeast, mid-west, western and southeast markets along with the mid-Atlantic region.
Joseph is responsible for the operation and profitability of PM Hospitality Strategies’ award winning portfolio of hotels working with Hilton, Marriott, Starwood and Choice Hotels franchise affiliates. As a past Director of the Delaware Hotel and Lodging Association, Mr. Bojanowski remains actively involved in numerous industry related associations and organizations
Greg J. Miller
Greg Miller is the Managing Director of Washington, DC based PM Hospitality Strategies, Inc. PMHS is a hotel/hospitality management company initiated by Mr. Miller and two other Cornell graduates in 1996. Since co-founding, PMHS has been actively involved in realizing 40 separate hotel projects – providing services from development to start-up to day-to-day operations. Presently, PMHS operates hotels, conference centers and executive apartments under Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn, Westin, Sheraton, Aloft, Comfort Inns, and Marriott Fairfield Inn brands.
Mr. Miller’s dossier of operations experience prior to forming PMHS includes management roles with Marriott, Westin and Doubletree Hotels. During his early operations career, Mr. Miller served on management teams for two Mobil Five Star Award winning properties – the Arizona Biltmore (Westin) and Camelback Inn (Marriott).
Beyond the operations track, Mr. Miller has extensive knowledge of project development, franchise, strategic planning, financial valuation and appraisal. Prior to the creation of PMHS, he served as the Development Director for Crowne Plaza Hotels covering a 10-state region. As a manager for a leading hospitality consulting firm upon graduating from Cornell, he completed numerous development planning, site selection, market study, and financial feasibility analysis for a wide range of lodging projects. As Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, he completed more than 50 appraisal assignments including 30 hotel and resort projects. Due to his grasp of tourism research and strategy, he was hired by the Arizona Office of Tourism to assist in the completion of that organization’s three-year strategic plan.
Mr. Miller received his degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. He is a member of on the Board of Directors for AHLA serving on its Management Council, serves on the Assoc. of Starwood Franchise Owner’s Board, is the President of Virginia Hospitality & Tourism Associate Hotel Council, is the immediate past Chairman of the Board for Visit Loudoun, and is a board member of Loudoun’s Economic Development Committee.
Mr. Miller is also an Executive Vice President of The Buccini/Pollin Group – a privately-held, commercial real estate company formed in 1993, that has developed and acquired hotel, office, multi-family, townhouse, industrial, retail, and parking with a portfolio value totaling over $3 billion. Through a group of affiliated companies, including PM Hospitality Strategies, Inc. (hotel operating company), BPG Real Estate Services LLC (office property management and leasing), BPG Residential Services LLC (residential property management and leasing), and BPGS Construction LLC (construction management), the principals of BPG oversee all aspects of project acquisition, finance, development, construction, leasing, operations, and disposition for its portfolio properties.
Dan McCarthy, Vice President of Human Resources, joined BPG in July of 2015. Dan is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the associate experience, including recruitment, on-boarding, associate relations, career development and benefits.
Prior to joining Buccini/Pollin, Dan spent 15 plus years within the Human Resources field working in the financial and real estate industries.
Dan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Neumann University and MBA from Villanova University.
Ms. Balick is Real Estate Counsel for Buccini/Pollin and has represented the company since 1996. She handles all leasing matters for the company’s six million square feet of office and retail space and coordinates with outside counsel in local and regional acquisitions, financings and land development projects.
Prior to joining the company in 2006, Ms. Balick was in the Real Estate Practice Group with the firm Morris James, LLP where her practice focused on residential and commercial real estate transactions involving acquisitions, sales, financing and commercial leasing. Before that, Ms. Balick was an attorney with the City of Wilmington, serving as counsel to the Departments of Real Estate and Housing, Finance and Economic Development. Ms. Balick also served for three years as the Chairperson to the City of Wilmington’s Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Ms. Balick received her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and her law degree from the Dickinson School of Law. Ms. Balick is a former judicial law clerk for The Honorable Carl Goldstein of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware.
Joseph G. Lisicky
Mr. Lisicky is General Counsel for Buccini/Pollin and is responsible for overseeing the legal aspects of the company’s business, including acquisitions, sales, development projects, leasing and financing. He also supervises the company’s work with law firms and legal service providers.
Mr. Lisicky has represented Buccini/Pollin since its inception in 1993. Prior to joining the company in 2005, Mr. Lisicky practiced law at Morris James, LLP, a Wilmington-based law firm, where he was a partner in the firm’s real estate group representing a broad range of local, regional and national companies and institutions. He previously practiced law at Morgan Lewis in Philadelphia.
Mr. Lisicky received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University and a masters degree in land planning from the University of Massachusetts. He received his law degree from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where he was Managing Editor of the Temple Law Review. Mr. Lisicky has been recognized by Chambers USA as one of the top real estate lawyers in Delaware.
Michael Mazzagatti is Director of Residential Facilities for the Buccini/Pollin Group. Michael attended The Pennsylvania State University and completed his studies in liberal arts in 1999. He is responsible for oversight and maintenance of all the residential properties, inclusive of land parcels, high rise apartment buildings, parking garages, and residential apartment buildings.
Michael has held a variety of Construction Management, Facilities Management and Consulting positions for the past 17 years. He has managed numerous commercial and residential construction projects throughout the world. Mike provided oversight of an 80 million dollar, general office, retail and consumer banking portfolio inclusive of 70 locations for a regional financial institution. Most recently, Michael provided consulting services for a Delaware based financial institution overseeing three separate initiatives involving coordination of hundreds of team members from 5 countries, thousands of new hires and a 50 million dollar budget.
Mr. Mazzagatti contributes his spare time regularly to the Miracle League, Little League of America and Habitat for Humanity. He is working on receipt of the RPA designation from Building Owners and Management International.
Miranda J. Sorrels
Miranda J. Sorrels serves as the Corporate Residential Revenue Analyst for the Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. Her responsibilities include execution of the overall pricing strategy and the methodology for achieving it. She analyzes pricing strategies and campaigns, market segmentation, customer price sensitivities, and revenue management initiatives. Mrs. Sorrels gives continuous emphasis on monitoring property and market performance to measure impact of pricing actions, ensure compliance with pricing strategies, and develop future modifications. Her position is responsible for identifying opportunities and crafting solutions for revenue growth and overall improvement at the property and portfolio level.
Mrs. Sorrels has 10 years of Multi-Family Property Management experience. Prior to joining Buccini/Pollin in March of 2015, Mrs. Sorrels worked for The Galman Group and Bozzuto.
Mrs. Sorrels received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Politics from The Pennsylvania State University in 2001. She is also a licensed Pennsylvania Real Estate Salesperson and is active with the Delaware Apartment Association.
Mr. Snyder is the Director of Security for the company overseeing all security operations and investigations. He is responsible for the physical protection and security of the company’s property and assets, the safety of employees, tenants, residents, and customers. Ensuring the effective operation and maintenance of the company’s security equipment and devices; Mr. Snyder also is responsible for the recruitment, hiring, and supervision of over 75 guards assigned to various commercial, residential and hotel sites in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Retiring as a Lieutenant from the Wilmington Police Department after 22 years of service, Mr. Snyder spent four years as an Assistant Vice President at MBNA/Bank of America before joining Buccini/Pollin in August 2007. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Delaware. Mr. Snyder is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the American Society for Industrial Security, and is a Security Consultant for Tower Hill School in Wilmington.