WILMINGTON, DEL. – August 14, 2023 – Wilmington-based developer the Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG) is pleased to welcome Ann Shepard Visalli to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Visalli joins BPG with over 30 years of experience in budget, finance, and economic development. She had a successful 22-year career in Delaware state government, which included serving as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget under former Governor Jack Markell. Most recently, Visalli served as the Chief Operating Officer for St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware.
Visalli has an extensive portfolio of experience that includes strategic budgeting, financial management, facilities and construction oversight, human resources, compensation, health and retirement benefits, risk management, teaching, and building high functioning teams. She has served in numerous committee and volunteer leadership rolls, locally and nationally, throughout her career.
Although most known for its real estate investments, BPG is also a multifaceted operating company with various businesses in food and beverage, sports and entertainment, retail and parking, commercial and residential property management.
As Chief Operating Officer, Visalli will be responsible for the oversight of financial operations for all BPG operating entities including budgeting and forecasting, long term financial planning, and strategy. She will also directly supervise Human Resources, Information Technology, Risk Management, Marketing and, in conjunction with Asset Management, Commercial and Residential Operations and Leasing.
“Ann’s extensive experience as a strong, compassionate leader and her financial acumen will be critical in supporting BPG’s strategic growth. She will play an integral role in continuing to build a strong company culture across all divisions at BPG.” said Chris Buccini, Co-President of the Buccini/Pollin Group. “We value Ann’s commitment to our associates and the overall success of our business. We are thrilled she is joining our executive leadership team.”
Visalli holds a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Delaware.
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About The Buccini/Pollin Group
The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. (Buccini/Pollin) is a privately held, integrated real estate acquisition, development and management company co-headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and Chevy Chase, Maryland. For 30 years, Buccini/Pollin has developed and acquired hotel, office, residential, retail, and parking properties throughout the United States.
Buccini/Pollin has acquired, developed and owns real estate assets having a value in excess of $6.0 billion, including over 40 hotels, 7 million square feet of office and retail space, 17 major residential communities, and multiple entertainment venues, including Subaru Park Stadium, home of the Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer team, and the Chase Fieldhouse, home of the 76ers G-League affiliate the Delaware Blue Coats.
The principals of Buccini/Pollin, along with PM Hotel Group (hotel operating company), BPG | 360 (office property management and leasing), ResideBPG (residential property management and leasing), BPGS Construction, LLC (construction management), and BPG | Sports (sports management) oversee all aspects of project acquisition, finance, development, construction, leasing, operations, and disposition for its portfolio properties. The Buccini/Pollin Group has over 3,500 employees in 12 states. For more information, please visit www.bpgroup.net.