20C — May 11 - 24, 2018 — Profiles on Industry Professionals — Pennsylvania — M id A tlantic
Real Estate Journal
P rofiles on I ndustry P rofessionals
Billy Procida Founder & CEO
Del Markward President & CEO
BILLY PROCIDA, Founder & CEO Procida Funding Advisors Englewood Cliffs, NJ Birthplace: AboveMcSorley’sAleHouse inManhattan Family: Married College: No College First job out of College: While in high school he was a member of Laborer’s International
Del Markward, President & CEO The Markward Group Allentown, PA Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA. Family: Wife, Maureen, Son: Del, Jr. “Dutch”, Daughter: Cara. College: Lehigh University, Pennsylvania. First job out of college: Manufacturing printed Circuit Boards in Austin , TX. First Job in Real Estate: When I came back from seven years in Texas I went to work for Jackson Cross in Pennsylvania. What do you do now? Run a brokerage firm and I own a Development firm, named after my daughter, CaraCor, LLC. Hobbies: Golf , Tennis, All sports, love to travel Favorite Book: Richest Man in Babylon by George Clayson. Favorite Movie: The Bourne Series, Animal House, because we all lived it. Person you most admire (outside of family): Ben Franklin Key toyour success: I learnedal long timeago toplowthrough the ups and downs in this business and be persistent. If you were forced to choose another vocation what would it be? An Orthopedic Surgeon.
Union local 104. Five days after graduating High school he contracted to buy his first defaultedmortgage onwhat would be his first major development project. It was called White Beach Condominiums and Marina, and was in Bronx, NY. He had bought it in bankruptcy and managed to get a bank loan for 7 million to develop it, finishing it before he turned 23. What do you do now? I am a lender who lends to fellow builder’s folks who banks can’t lend to for some reason. Favorite book: I started two books, but did not finish them. I read four newspapers a day. I do recommend to anyone in commercial real estate, the book; Zeckendorf , and the book The Power Broker about Robert Moses, who planned development of NYC. Hobbies: Boating, skiing, playing rhythm guitar; my musical claim to fame is to have played with Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. Hemarriedme andmy wife last summer in front of 80,000 people. Favorite Movie: Rocky-All of them. Person you most admire: If I named 5, I would be slighting 50. I havehadsomanypeople inmy lifehelpmeand I admire themall. Key to your success: The harder you work the luckier you get, the smarter you work the richer you get, the more you give back, the moreyouget back. I liveby these threemottos andseveral others. If you were forced to choose another vocation what would it be? A Rock star who ended all wars, stopped all violence, cured all diseases, eliminated poverty, homelessness hunger, and ended all prejudice. Ya that would be cool!
Pete Reinke Vice President of Development
Jonathan Kinsley President/CEO
Pete Reinke, Vice President of Development Ashley Development Bethlehem , PA
Jonathan Kinsley, President & CEO Kinsley Construction 2700 Water Street, York PA Birthplace: York, 02/27/1963
Birthplace: Philadelphia , PA Family: Wife, Mary Frances.
College: Lafayette College, Pennsylvania First jobout of college: Courier ,Driver for Executives, for the Seltzer Organization. One of Philadelphia’s
Family: Wife Pamela, Children: Jessica Schiding, Zac Kinsley, Cassie Firestone, Landon Firestone – Family Business InvolvingBobKinsley (father) asChairmanand brothers Pat Kinsley, Chris Kinsley, Tim Kinsley and Rob Kinsley. College: Widener University.
first suburban office park Commercial Real Estate Developers. First job in Real Estate: Seltzer Organization . Phil Seltzer gave him his first job in commercial Real Estate Development. What do you do now: Handle development projects, dealing with Boards, and Authorities. finds grant and loan programs. Assist brokerage team with potential clients. Hobbies: Loves Sports, Gardening, reading books and newspapers. Starts his morning with actual newspapers, not only online version. He was assistant men’s basketball coach at Lafayette College for 5 years before getting back into the CRE industry. Person you most admire (outside of family): 1) Bob Weed, temporary CEO of Lehigh Valley Economic Development, who literally turned it around. Bob came in at an organizational low point, with his leader- ship it began to flourish. He learned leadership skills and humility from him 2) Phil Seltzer, for giving him his start and teaching him all the ins and outs of the business, especially how to do with things in a down market Commercial Real Estate business. 3) Lou Pektor, President Ashley Development, for his creativity, vision and deal making skills. Key to success: Knowing how to be in the right place at the right time, persistent, always making the next call, and relationship building with peers, and engaging with the next generation of leaders. If you were forced to choose another vocation what would it be? College Basketball Coach ( loves the Lafayette Leopards and the resurgence of the Philadelphia 76ers).
First job out of college: Estimator. First Job in Real Estate: Estimator.
What do you do nowandwhat are you planning for the future? Oversee Kinsley Construction and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Hobbies: Fly fishing, and Flying. Favorite Book: Extreme Ownership. Favorite Movie: The Big Chill. Personyoumost admire (outsideof family)? Benjamin Franklin. Key to your success (one idea): Produce results and be humble. If you were forced to choose another vocation what would it be? Be a machinist and inventor.
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