Anita Neubauer, Treasury Management Officer, 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, Property 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.
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, Senior Vice President of Asset Management 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 $5 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 the Co-Founder and President of The Buccini/Pollin Group (“BPG”), coheadquartered in Washington, DC and Wilmington, DE. He also serves as Chairman of PM Hotel Group, the hotel management affiliate of BPG. Mr. Pollin leads the firms’ hotel acquisition, development and capital markets efforts.
The Buccini/Pollin Group has acquired and developed over $5 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 over 40 hotels, seven million square feet of office space, 15 major residential communities, numerous retail properties, and multiple sports/entertainment venues.
Among BPG’s affiliates, PM Hotel Group manages 50+ hotels and over $500mm of managed revenue across the United States, ranking it in the Top 20 of independent hotel management firms. BPGS Construction is based in Wilmington, Delaware and has 100 associates focused on general contracting, tenant improvements and owner representation services. BPG 360 develops and manages office projects for BPG, while Reside BPG oversees BPG’s multi-family residential efforts. The principals of BPG are also co-founders and owners of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union, having developed and constructed Talen Energy Stadium, the team’s home field in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Pollin’s current affiliations include: Cornell University School of Hotel Administration’s Dean’s Advisory Board; Vice President of the Economic Club of Washington; Trustee of the Federal City Council; Trustee of The Holton Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland; Canopy by Hilton’s Owner Advisory Council; and Revere Bank’s Washington, DC Advisory Board. In years past, Mr. Pollin served on Cornell University Council; Starwood Hotels & Resorts North American Owner’s Advisory Council; Owner Advisory Council of Hilton’s Embassy Suites brand; founding board member of Monument Bank of Maryland; 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 PM Hotel Group, Mr. Pollin was a consultant with Laventhol & Horwath and worked in operations with Westin and Sheraton. David Pollin graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
Ms. Neuse serves as the Chief Financial Officer and 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.
B. Jeffrey Gannett
B. 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 for the Delaware portfolio. In his 12 years working with BPG, Mr. Gannett has facilitated over $450 million in transactions including leases with AstraZeneca, Comcast, 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. He is a licensed real estate salesperson in Pennsylvania and Delaware
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.
He is a licensed real estate salesperson in Pennsylvania and Delaware.
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 Buccini/Pollin, joining the firm in 2015. Paul oversees the day-to-day operations of BPG|360’s property management teams focusing on tenant service, preventative maintenance, vendor relations and all major capital projects with the commercial office portfolio. Mr. Watts started his career in the commercial real estate industry in 1990 and has extensive knowledge of building operations, critical systems and design criteria.
Mr. Watts attended Delaware Technical & Community College and the University of Delaware. He is a licensed real estate agent with the State of Delaware receiving his certification through the Real Estate Institute of Delaware. Paul is a member of the Commercial-Industrial Realty Council (CIRC), the Building Owners & Managers Association of Philadelphia (BOMA) and the Building Owners & Managers Association of Pittsburgh. Additionally, he has been active in his community as a life member of the Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown for 30 years, where he previously served in many operational capacities, including the Board of Directors.
Paul currently serves as a Director for the New Castle County Board of Inspection, License and Review.
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 Vice President 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.
Blaine Skaggs is a Financial Analyst focusing on acquisitions and development, where he creates financial analyses that support 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 project management. Prior to joining Buccini/Pollin, Mr.Skaggs served as a Private Equity Summer Analyst at Shore Capital Partners.
Mr. Skaggs received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vanderbilt University.
David Rinnier is the Vice President of Capital Markets at BPG, responsible for structuring and procuring financings for the firm’s portfolio and acquisitions. Mr. Rinnier oversees the capitalization process from sourcing to execution and manages relationships with the firm’s capital partners.
Prior to BPG, Mr. Rinnier was Vice President of Capital Markets at Patriot Equities, a privately held real estate investment firm, where he executed $700 million of transactions across eight states. David started his career as an Analyst at J.P. Morgan.
Mr. Rinnier studied finance at the University of Delaware and completed postgraduate studies in real estate investment and analysis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) holder and serves as a Big Brother and board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Philadelphia.
Brandon S. Flury
Brandon S. Flury is a Senior Vice President for The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. (“BPG”), based in Chevy Chase, MD. He has over eleven 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, closing, and disposition activities for a significant number of hospitality acquisition and development projects. During his time at BPG, Mr. Flury has helped execute financing of transactions totaling in excess of $1.75 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. He currently resides in Potomac, MD with his wife, Kathryn, and two children.
Michael J. Hare
Mr. Hare joined The Buccini/Pollin Group in March 2008 as Executive Vice President for Development. His responsibilities include development management, public investment, government relations, multi-jurisdictional entitlement and external communications.
Prior to joining the Buccini/Pollin Group, Mr. Hare served as the Deputy Director of the Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware (RDC), where he helped lead the $1 billion transformation of the Wilmington Riverfront from 1995-2008. Mr. Hare was employed by the Delaware Economic Development Office starting in 1989 serving as a Senior Development Specialist prior to being assigned to the RDC by Governor Thomas R. Carper in September, 1995. 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.
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 Boards of: Salvation Army Delaware, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, St. Edmond’s Academy; Delaware Technical Community College; the Latin American Community Center. Mike also serves as the Co-Chair of the Saint Patrick’s Day Society which has raised more than $2 million for the Saint Patrick’s Center which provides vital services for the underserved on Wilmington’s east side.
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.
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.
Richard Snyder joined the Buccini/Pollin Group in 2019 as Director of Food and Beverage where he oversees operations for the company’s various hospitality projects, such as Starbucks, I.M. Coffee, DeCo and Maker’s Alley. His focus is on the continued success of these and other locations under the BPG umbrella and the integral role hospitality plays in the revitalization of Wilmington.
Prior to moving to Delaware, Richard worked in and around New York City, where he contributed to the success of Michelin-starred restaurants, award-winning craft-cocktail bars, 3rd wave coffee shops, breweries, and New York and Hamptons lounges, including such varied establishments as the Hard Rock Café, Employee’s Only, and his own SoHo restaurant, Goblin Market, which was selected as a Time Out New York Best New Restaurant. As a resident and business operator, Richard witnessed firsthand the redevelopment successes of the East Village / Lower East Side, Brooklyn and Jersey City which afforded him a unique vantage point to hospitality’s role as a driving force in bringing economic and cultural vitality to struggling urban areas.
Mr. Snyder received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Drexel University. He currently is a proud member of the Delaware Restaurant Association.
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.
Shannon Sneed, Human Resources Manager, joined the Buccini/Pollin Group in 2015. She brings over 15 years of experience in human resources working within the banking, state government and real estate industries.
In her various roles, Shannon has been responsible for all facets of Human Resources, including but not limited to, recruitment, compensation, benefits, payroll, human resources information systems, reporting and process improvements.
Shannon holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Goldey-Beacom College. She is also a member of the Society of Human Resources Management.
Stacy Bazzana is the Vice President of Human Resources at The Buccini/Pollin Group where she is responsible for creating innovative ways to engage all associates and enhancing the culture, systems and training that will develop leaders and empower associates to solve problems. She will also create integrated talent acquisition plans in partnership with the various BPG subgroups.
Stacy graduated from Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Education, and from the University of Delaware with a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction.
Jeff Reed is the Information Technology Director for The Buccini/Pollin Group. Jeff joined BPG in 2016 and provides strategic oversight of the BPG IT Department. Jeff provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the company.
Prior to joining BPG, Jeff has spent 25 years in the Information Technology space, most recently as the IT Director for the Delaware Department of Justice. Prior to that position, Jeff worked in various IT roles for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, JPMorgan Chase and the DuPont Hospital for Children.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology, an Associate’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and is a Delaware Native.
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.
Christine Downs is Vice President of Residential Operations for ResideBPG. Since Christine joined ResideBPG in 2014, the residential portfolio has doubled. Christine’ responsibilities include overseeing 7 lease-ups, associate staffing and training, leasing strategies, marketing, budgeting, systems integrations and weekly reporting. Christine is responsible for 10 assets including market rate, extended-stay and most recently tax credit communities.
Christine’s passion for real estate began in 2005, working in the mortgage industry. Since then, Christine has worked in commercial construction and residential property management. As Leasing Director for her previous employer, Kamson Communities, Christine increased NOI 4%., by taking occupancy from 88% to 94% within 3 months at a 1,500 unit property.
Christine holds her NALP designation, is a member of the NAA and is active in the DAA. She is currently working on her CPM.
Christine is a volunteer dog handler for the DHA and has also volunteered for the Urban Promise School in Wilmington, DE.
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.
Steve Cavalier joins Buccini/Pollin as the General Manager for the 76ers Fieldhouse and BPG | SPORTS. Mr. Cavalier has a demonstrated history working in the sports industry including being the Founder and Executive Director of the Future Soccer Stars Foundation, a non-profit that introduces children to soccer through complimentary programming that uses soccer as a tool to inspire kids to believe and invest in themselves. Steve is responsible for the strategic vision and execution of the 76ers Fieldhouse. The 76ers Fieldhouse will provide Wilmington and the region with a world-class athletic training center to inspire health, play and passion through competition and community programs.
Prior to joining the Buccini/Pollin Group Mr. Cavalier has held numerous positions in the sports industry including Director of Operations for the University of Delaware Men’s Soccer, Director of Operations for Delaware Football Club, Director of Youth Development for Delaware Rush Soccer Club, and Talent Identification Scout for the Philadelphia Union.
Mr. Cavalier earned a Bachelors of Arts focused in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Delaware. He also holds a United States Soccer Federation “A” License.