November 2023

12C — November 2023 — Owners, Developers & Managers — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal

P eople on the M ove

Hecker leads new combined practice at Hodgson Russ

New roll as vice president of construction Alfred Sanzari Enterprises promotes John Schleer

as president of the University at Buffalo Law Alumni As - sociation and First Vice-Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Environment & Energy Law Section. The newly combined Real Estate, Environment, Energy & Finance Practice was formed by merging the firm’s Environ - ment & Energy Practice into its Real Estate, Finance & Bankruptcy Practice Area. Both groups have received national accolades, including recognition in Chambers USA, as well as “Best Law Firms” Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings by Best Lawyers/U.S. News & World Report in the Environ - mental Law and Real Estate Law categories. “The Environment & En - ergy Practice has been one of the firm’s fastest growing areas in recent years, driven by the rapid expansion of work in the renewable en- ergy sector,” Mike said. “The entrepreneurial efforts – and cross collaboration – of attorneys in the Real Estate and Environment & Energy Practices have greatly contributed to that growth. By bringing these two groups together under one umbrella, we will help to further facilitate continued collaboration and growth, with the ultimate goal of de- livering unmatched service to our clients.” MAREJ Lee Warfield , president & CEO, Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer comments “We are thrilled to welcome Drew Harbrecht as the new leader of Thalhimer Multifamily and as a member of the firm’s ex - ecutive leadership team. Drew brings an impressive depth of experience in the multifamily asset services and management world. From institutional- quality apartment communi- ties to value-add assets, he knows what it takes to provide best-in-class service for clients, owners, and residents. Under Drew’s leadership, Thalhimer is focused on expanding its multifamily portfolio and en- hancing the visibility of our business capabilities. MAREJ

BUFFALO, NY — Hodg- son Russ LLP announced that Michael J. Hecker has been named practice area leader of the firm’s newly combined Real Estate, Envi - ronment, Energy & Finance Practice Area. He will lead a team of more than 50 nation- ally recognized attorneys, along with other business pro- fessionals, that regularly work as part of multi-disciplinary teams to serve client needs. Before being elevated to his new position, Mike served as the firm’s Environmental Practice leader. He also cur - rently serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. A versatile lawyer with a broad-based environmental and energy-based practice, Hecker focuses on addressing environmental issues in busi- ness transactions; renewable energy project development; regulatory compliance coun- seling and permitting; admin- istrative, civil, and criminal environmental defense; and remediation-based project oversight and management. Hecker has been recognized by various professional orga- nizations for his legal work and acumen, including being ranked as Tier 1 by Chambers USA, and listed multiple times in “Best Lawyers in America” (Best Lawyers/ U.S. News & World Report ) and “Super Law - yers.” He also currently serves RICHMOND, VA — Cush- man & Wakefield | Thal- himer announced that Drew Harbrecht has joined Thal- himer as senior VP and will lead Thalhimer Multifamily , Thalhimer’s residential prop- erty services division. Harbrecht has more than 17 years of management experi- ence, and most recently served as a director for Greystar, where he led a management portfolio of nearly 10,000 units in Central VA and the DMV corridor. Harbrecht is active in the Urban Land Institute and holds multiple accredita- tions with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and the National Apartment Association (NAA) . Harbrecht, through his pas- sion for innovation in multi- family, will lead Thalhimer Multifamily (TMF), a fully in - tegrated property management firm with expertise in acquisi - tions, dispositions, troubled


Joshi brings a diverse en- gineering background to his principal role with proven project management acumen and knowledge of a broad range of building types across multiple market sectors. His portfolio of projects ranges from corporate, governmental, and hospitality facilities, to educational campus buildings and performing arts spaces. As a principal of Acentech’s he bolsters the group’s lead- ership capacity and expands Acentech’s technical reach, collaborating with the firm’s AV, technology, noise and vi - In her continuing role with the company, Bosser will han - dle a variety of marketing assignments, including man- aging and creating designs for all internal corporate projects, executing social media cam- paigns, and creating graphic design elements for selected special events. She will also be involved in producing the branding initiatives for CRU. “Marisa is a high energy and multi-talented professional who brings incredible creativity and passion to every assignment,” “Over the past 16 years, John’s unique expertise and leadership in successfully navigating the challenges in the field and from the broader supply chain have ensured our projects are delivered both on time and on budget,” said Ryan Sanzari , president of Alfred Sanzari Enterprises. “This promotion serves to recognize his important role in our success and the tre- mendous value he brings to our company each day. I have no doubt that his experience, track record, and collabora- tive spirit will continue to accelerate our success as an organization.” Schleer added, “Since day one, Alfred Sanzari Enter - prises has been defined by its focus on quality construction. I am excited to build upon this legacy as I step into this new role and ensure our construc- tion capabilities continue to follow the gold standard of

bration consulting groups to better serve our major clients in the region. “Darshit’s experience advanc- es our strategic client develop- ment efforts while expanding Acentech’s presence in the re- gion,” said Acentech’s president Benjamin Markham, FASA . Joshi earned his Master of Science in Mechanical Engi - neering from Wayne State Uni- versity in 2003 and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engi - neering from Nagpur Univer- sity in 1997. He is a LEED Ac - credited Professional, Building Design and Construction, and a member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE-USA) and the National Council of Acoustical Con- sultants. MAREJ construction this firm has es - tablished and is continuously recognized for.” With a commitment to con- tinued excellence, Alfred San- zari Enterprises’ long-term ownership of each asset allows its construction team to lever- age its decades of experience to create and manage timeless spaces that businesses can proudly call home. Utilizing the best materials and the most cutting-edge construc- tion techniques while adher- ing to strict timelines, each of the firm’s buildings truly stands as a testament to their nearly 80-year commitment to quality and innovation. Schleer, a resident of Ran- dolph, joined Alfred Sanzari Enterprises in 2007 as a con - struction project manager. Schleer was recently named a 2023 NJBIZ Leader in Real Estate, Construction and De - sign. He attended Rutgers University. MAREJ said Belinda Torres , CRC’s corporate marketing director. “It has been gratifying to watch her professional growth and her developing talent, and we look forward to seeing more cutting-edge work from her in the future.” Bosser earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Market- ing from Towson University before completing her Graphic Design certificate from the Community College of Balti - more County. MAREJ

ACKENSACK, NJ — Alfred Sanzari Enterprises has

announced that John Schleer has been promot- ed to VP of construction. Most re- cently serv- ing as the director of

John Schleer

construction, Schleer has been with Alfred Sanzari Enter - prises since 2007. The new role will allow Schleer to further grow his leadership position at the firm as he guides all aspects of its construction operations from tenant buildouts to prop- erty capital improvements to ground-up development. He will also work closely with the company’s in-house prop- erty management and leasing teams as well as third-party contractors and professionals.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Acentech announced that Darshit Joshi, LEED Joshi, LEED AP BD+C joins Acentech as a new principal will be responsible for project leadership and fostering client relationships to support Acen- tech’s strategic growth in the Mid-Atlantic region.

AP, BD+C has joined the firm’s Char - lottesville of- fice as a new principal in the Architec- tural Acous- tics Group. Joshi is an

TMF adds Drew Harbrecht as senior VP asset turnaround, property operations, and related ser- vices. Thalhimer Multifamily has a proven, long-term track record of value creation with a management portfolio of over 10,000 units in Virginia and North Carolina.

Darshit Joshi

expert acoustician with more than 20 years of consulting experience in architectur- al acoustics, MEP noise and vibration control, and envi- ronmental noise assessment serving the design and con- struction industry throughout the District of Columbia, MD, and VA area. As a principal, he

CRC promotes Marisa Bosser to corporate marketing specialist

BALTIMORE, MD — Con- tinental Realty Corpora- tion (CRC) announced the

promotion of Marisa Bosser to corporate marketing specialist. Fo rme r l y marketing and training coordinator,

Marisa Bosser

Bosser began her career at CRC as a leasing consultant intern in 2018.

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