22A — November 18 - December 22, 2022 — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal


M id A tlantic R eal E state J ournal

ID ATLANTIC — Greysteel , a na- tional commercial M Executive, broker, and investor brings years of experience Greysteel adds Drane as VP of national training and dev.

Firm acquires Miami-based DWA O’Donnell & Naccarato expands footprint

into Florida has been a key aspect of our growth strategy, and we have found a valuable partner in DWA,” said An- thony Naccarato, PE, SE, F.ASCE president of O&N. “Their outstanding service and unsurpassed reputation in the Florida market, coupled with O&N’s structural engineering excellence, scale of projects, and production capacity, make this acquisition a natural fit for both firms.” Consistent with O&N’s long-term strategic vision, the merger will combine DWA’s longstanding local re- lationships with O&N’s vast project experience, signifi- cant resources, and national reach to position the firm for continued growth in Florida and beyond. O&N welcomed 23 employ- ees from DWA, which will operate as Wood / O’Donnell & Naccarato. The combined firm will be registered to perform design and restoration ser- vices in all 50 states. MAREJ firm, brings over a decade of experience of active in- volvement in every aspect of the real estate investment process to Bergman. Rand will be responsible for spearheading the firm’s acquisitions activity and expanding the firm’s portfo - lio across a variety of asset classes, including industri- al, multi-family, office and retail. MAREJ

PHILADELPHIA, PA — O’Donnell & Naccarato (O&N) has acquired Miami-

confident that my focused ef - forts on onboarding, training and development will support our goal of cultivating the best talent in the industry,” said Drane. “Matthew is a tremendous addition to the Greysteel team. He brings a wealth of leader- ship experience and industry insight to our professionals and we look forward to him leveraging our existing infra- structure to build the premier training and professional de- velopment program in the in- dustry,’’ said senior vice presi- dent Mark Bittenbender . Drane holds a B.S. from Miami University’s Richard T. Farmer Business School and an M.B.A. from the Uni- versity of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a licensed salesperson in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, and Illinois. MAREJ

life to commercial real estate advisory and previously led hundreds of sales profession- als for a national commercial real estate brokerage firm. Before commercial real estate, Drane held leadership positions within several organizations, including two Fortune 500 companies. Over the years, he has developed an impressive track record of closing multi- million-dollar transactions and managing client relationships throughout the U.S., the Middle East, and Europe. “I am thrilled to join Greysteel and look forward to contributing to the firm’s rapid growth. Over the years the firm has developed very talented professionals across our service lines. Our profes- sionals are highly sophisti- cated and have a reputation for delivering exceptional results for our clients. I am

based Doug- las Wood Associates (DWA) , as part of the firm’s larger strategic vi- sion to ex- pand its foot- print in key

real estate investment services firm, we l comed Mat thew E. Drane as vice presi- dent of na- tional train- ing & devel-

Anthony Naccarato

Matthew Drane

markets nationwide. Simulta- neously, O&N announced the opening of an additional office in Orlando to support O&N’s rapidly expanding client base in Central Florida. DWA brings its 30-year track record of excellence and deep-rooted South Flor- ida market knowledge to the growing O&N team, providing a full suite of creative services for all types of buildings and structures. The acquisition places O&N among one of the largest purely structural engi- neering firms in the country. “O&N’s continued expansion

opment. Drane brings years of experience as a commercial real estate executive, broker, and investor. As vice president of national training and de- velopment, Drane will oversee the onboarding, training, and development of Greysteel’s investment sales, capital mar- kets, and structured finance professionals across all office lo - cations throughout the country. For over 10 years, Drane has dedicated his professional

Lee & Associates rallies to support victims of hurricane Ian with donations & human capital

Rand joins Bergman Real Estate Group as director of acquisitions

the Naples/Ft. Meyers office rushed to her aid and installed a temporary tarp to protect her furnishings. This scene was replayed countless times throughout the region as Lee & Associates employees helped with the removal of debris from homes and mapped out plans to make residences safe to inhabit again. The work is continuing through the Florida region. Immediately after the war in Ukraine broke out earlier this year, CompassionateLEE initiated a program to solicit support employees and rela- tives of Klik Solutions, an in- formation technology services company which operates dual headquarters in Baltimore, MD and Ukraine. Many em- ployees with the company live in Kyiv and have either been displaced or are currently part of the volunteer military due to the ongoing crisis. “We still read and are re- and its high concentration of mass transit options across the metro’s out-commuter sub- urban submarkets, such as Montgomery County where the firm arranged two garden- apartment trades in the third quarter. “More and more, we are see- ing that people are interested in a very particular lifestyle,” said

minded about the war on a daily basis but, for some, the hurricane is quickly forgotten for those living outside the Florida area. Many people have felt really helpless watch- ing both situations unfold and CompassionateLEE provides an outlet to help and direct re- sources precisely to those that need immediate assistance. It is so important to work at a place that has philanthropy embedded deep in the DNA of the corporate culture and I am awed at the outpouring of sup- port from our national network for these and other causes,” said Jordan. CompassionateLEE was founded in 2019 following the company’s response to the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area in the Fall of 2017, as a way to provide Lee & Associates em- ployees a conduit to help those in need. MAREJ Joseph Brecher , executive managing director. “Before the pandemic, where people lived depended on the location of their jobs. Now, thanks to more people working remotely on a regular basis, they’re able to select the location that makes the most sense for affordability and the lifestyle they want to lead.” MAREJ

COLUMBIA, MD — Lee & Associates responded to the ur- gent needs of Hurricane Ian vic- tims by rallying its network to solicit both financial donations and human capital support to assist with clean-up and rebuild operations. The effort was or- ganized through the company’s 501C-3 charitable organization, CompassionateLEE, which regularly provides assistance to important causes of this nature, including providing donations, clothing, and supplies to fami- lies and individuals displaced by the war in Ukraine. Kate Jordan , a partner with Lee & Associates Maryland, functions as the Chairperson for Compas- sionateLEE. One particular effort struck close to home. A Lee & Associ- ates Cincinnati employee work- ing remotely in Punta Gorda, FL lost the roof to her home and more rain was expected. Jerry Messonnier, principal in apartment communities primed for value-add reposi- tioning totaling 1,847 one- and two-bedroom units. In addition to its activity in New Jersey, the Greater Phila- delphia MSA is another bright spot for the firm. This is thanks to Philadelphia city-proper’s well-connected neighborhoods

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Bergman Real Estate Group has appointed Bri-

an Rand as its director of acquisi- tions. Rand, a real estate entrepre- neur and founder of a real estate investment

Brian Rand

Matt Weilheimer, Executive VP

Starting a career during tur- bulent times can seem daunt- ing, but you will look back and always know you had the grit to make it work. MAREJ “The end does not justify the means.” Hard work and perse- verance will get you to the place you want to be. Don’t be afraid to stand up for others. MAREJ so the listing is yours. What outside activities do you enjoy during your free time? To be with family, perhaps sitting on the beach, watching the waves come crashing in. What inspiring word of advice would you give to a young executive graduat- ing from college today?

continued from page 12A What inspiring word of advice would you give to a young executive graduat- ing from college today? What is the funniest, most unique situation you have faced / conquered during your career? Or in your life? Meeting a prospective client and he says that you look just like Jerry Seinfeld, which hap- pened to be his favorite show, continued from page 10A no better feeling in the world when I come across someone that knew him. They ask about him and tell me that they never met a more fair person that always treated them with respect.

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