12C — April 22 - May 19, 2022 — Owners, Developers & Managers — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal


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Mowery promotes Hughes to president

Ranked 80 on 2022 Top 200 Performers list Benchmark Construction honored throughABCNational

officer in 2020. Hughes brings a unique and practical perspec- tive to the role of president, hav- ing served in the construction industry since the age of 15 in nearly every role from laborer to leadership. Hughes looks forward to ap- plying his well-rounded experi- ence to the role of president at Mowery, “I am blessed to be in this position and understand that the bar is very high. As only the fifth person to ever hold the role of president at Mowery, I am filling the shoes of some in - dustry legends. It’s my hope to rise to their examples and move the company forward with the same spirit and commitment to excellence.” MAREJ

MECHANICSBURG, PA — Mowery , a construction company based in Mechan-

L ANCASTER, PA , — Benchmark Con - struction of Brown- stown was ranked 80 on Associated Builders and Contractors ’ 2022 Top 200 Performers list, which ranks its commercial and industrial contractor members that build long-lasting high-quality con- struction projects, based on work hours. As an ABC Top Performer, Benchmark demonstrated world-class safety perfor- mance by achieving Gold in ABC’s STEP Safety Manage- ment System, which makes the top-performing contrac- tors more than six times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to ABC’s Safety Performance Report. Benchmark also earned two national Excellence in Con- struction Pyramid Awards, presented during ABC Con- vention 2022 in San Antonio, on March 16 for the UPMC Pinnacle West Shore Expan- sion in Camp Hill, and the Penn State Hershey Endos- copy Renovation in Hershey, PA. The EIC awards are the

icsburg an- n o u n c e d the promo- tion of Seth Hughes to p r e s i d e n t . Owner Da- vid Cross will assume the role of CEO.

successes to its people, and its value proposition gives their employees purpose, delivers quality to their clients, and strengthens their bottom line,” said Michael Bellaman , president and chief executive officer of ABC. “Congratula - tions to Benchmark Construc- tion for raising the bar in developing people, winning work, and delivering that work safely, ethically, and profitably.” Through STEP, AQC, and other robust ABC programs, ABC Top Performers demon- strate they: • Sustain and grow their businesses, financially and economically • Offer market competitive compensation, benefit, and retirement packages • Commit to world-class safety • Commit to workforce devel - opment, education, and creat- ing career opportunities • Commit to an inclusive and diverse work environment • Develop opportunities for their employees to achieve their career dreams • Cultivate committed leader - ship MAREJ team and technical profession- als with an innovative perspec- tive as she focuses attention on the intentional growth and expansion, both regionally and nationally.” A champion for the region, Deysher has served on numer- ous industry and non-profit boards and committees, ac- tively contributing to organi- zational advancement through major development campaigns, rebranding initiatives, real estate purchases, leadership transitions, and new service and program expansion. MAREJ our culture, core values and commitment to excellence for the communities we serve.” Magid has been with FirstSer- vice Residential for over 25 years has over 35 years of property management experience. He is responsible for the executive- level oversight of the team that serves condo/homeowner asso- ciations throughout NJ. Over the past 35 years, Magid has served on several NJ chap- ter committees and as its Chap- ter President in 2005. MAREJ

construction industry’s lead- ing national competition that honors general and specialty contractors for world-class, safe, and innovative construc- tion projects from across the nation. The Top Performers listing highlights contractors that have earned ABC’s Accredited Quality Contractor credential for their commitment to corpo- rate responsibility in quality, safety, talent management— including inclusion, diversity, and equity—education and community relations; those that won national Excellence in Construction, Safety Excel- lence and Inclusion, Diver- sity and Equity Excellence awards; and those that hold designations awarded to di- verse companies to help pro- cure work from government and private entities. “Benchmark Construction invests in and attributes its Jeff Euclide, P.E. , presi- dent, shared, “I am delighted to welcome Kirsten Deysher. This is a new position in our firm supporting our passion for developing an anticipatory mindset to serve our clients’ needs and help them over- come their challenges. Kirsten brings great energy to Entech and provides our leadership award recognized his industry excellence and outstanding dedication to the chapter and was presented at the chapter’s annual awards celebration on February 24. “We are thrilled that Jim’s tremendous efforts in support of New Jersey’s CAI chapter are being recognized and cel- ebrated,” said Michael Men- dillo , president, FirstService Residential. “Jim is an incred- ible representation of FirstSer- vice Residential as he embraces

Seth Hughes

Hughes began his career with Mowery in 2016 in preconstruc- tion services with an emphasis in the industrial market as the director of the Logistics Group and was most recently promoted to chief operating

NAIOPPhila. opens application portal for summer program

NAIOP-Drexel Summer Program Students spend time with local CRE executives, taking tours of Philadelphia-area developments and in classroom activities to learn more about potential careers in nearly every aspect of commercial real estate.

READING, PA — Entech Engineering, Inc. (Entech) is announced the recent hiring Entech Engineering, Inc. welcomes Kirsten Deysher ing solutions firm. At Entech, Deysher is an integral leader in strategy development and implementation, business re- lations, and client experience initiatives.

Every accepted student will receive a full scholarship covering room, board, and all program activities. “As we enter our fourth year, the NAIOP-Drexel Sum- mer Program has successfully leveraged Drexel’s expertise in experiential learning, while serving as a testament to the power of partnerships from solutions-based learning and civic engagement with local communities and organiza- tions.” said Dr. Brian El- lis , associate dean of Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. Admission is competitive, with each applicant asked to provide GPA, available standardized test scores (PSAT, SAT, ACT), informa- tion on their involvement in extracurricular and/or com- munity service activities, and a personal essay. “The generosity of our mem- bers, the commitment of our board, and the innovation of our partners at Drexel Univer- sity have all come together to make this program a reality,” added Ritchie. MAREJ

PHILADELPHIA, PA — NAIOP , the commercial real estate development as- sociation, is soliciting ap- plications for its award-win- ning NAIOP-Drexel Summer Program. The academically challenging 10-day program focuses on activities designed to introduce high-performing high school students of color to the Commercial Real Es- tate (CRE) industry. “This unique and impactful program is designed to intro- duce students of color to CRE as a career option. It puts them in the room with local CRE executives, provides tours of exciting Philadelphia-area real estate developments, and includes classroom instruction and group project work. In ad- dition to the CRE education, we are also introducing them to a taste of college life,” said Joe Ritchie , president of the Board, NAIOP Philadelphia. “And just as with college, we don’t forget the fun – there’s lots to do, learn and see.” The program will run from July 10-19, and applications are due by June 1, 2022.

of Kirsten D e y s h e r as manager of client en- gagement. D e y s h e r b r i n g s 2 0 years of di- verse experi- ence in mar-

Kirsten Deysher

keting, communications, client relationship management, and business development, includ- ing managing her own market-

FirstService Residential's Magid recognized at industry awards celebration with CAI-NJ Hall of Fame Award

EATONTOWN, NJ — FirstService Residential announced that the company’s

VP, James M a g i d , C M C A , P C AM i s the recipient of the 2022 Hall of Fame Award from the New Jer- sey chapter

James Magid

of the Community Associa- tions Institute (CAI-NJ) . The

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