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Leadership Team
A carefully crafted group of experts, we have a demonstrated track record of continual success and honest opinions - that is why our partners trust us. 
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Chairman; Legal Counsel

Karl began working with the firm in 2005 and now oversees the Development and the Management teams. He leads deal structuring, financial relations, and construction. Karl previously worked at UBS and is a large political donor. He is a member of the Economic Club of New York, Manhattan Institute, and graduated from the London School of Economics.  

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Chief Marketing Officer

Shannon heads the firm's marketing efforts, digital strategies, and outreach. She works with Nespresso and has managed the brands for leading US companies such as Nestle, Publicis, Gerber, and Sleep Innovations. Shannon frequently speaks at industry conventions and has won awards from W3 and The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. She graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.   

Bernd has over 35 years of real estate law and development. He has unparalleled relationships with local municipalities and leads the approval process for the firm's development projects. He has led over 1,000 transactions since beginning the 1980s. Bernd graduated from Columbia Business School, Seton Hall Law School, and Colby College. 

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Chief Administrative Officer
Kadimik III

John's team handles administrative operations and permitting for the firm's projects. He works closely with loan servicing and assists the property management team's relationships with lenders. John has a strong track record with Loan Care and previously with Cenlar. Additionally, John oversees the Human Resources requirements. He graduated from Rowan University.   

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