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Who We Are

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Leadership Team

Managing Partner and Director of Acquisitions

Andrew Gallinaro

Managing Partner

Brian Kavoogian

Principal, Development

Charlie Rollins

Managing Partner and Director of Acquisitions

Andrew Gallinaro

Background

Andrew directs the firm’s new acquisition activities. In this role, and as a member of the investment committee, he reviews opportunities for new investment, including existing buildings and new development.  Andrew is responsible for identifying, analyzing and evaluating opportunities across a wide array of property types in both the urban and suburban Greater Boston market.  Andrew has a background in institutional investment and asset management for commercial, industrial and multifamily residential projects.

Education

B.S., Business Management, Babson College
M.S., Real Estate Development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professional Affiliations
  • Board Member & Executive Committee Member, Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Executive Council, MIT Center for Real Estate Alumni Association
  • Former Trustee & Executive Committee Member, Foundation for Metrowest
  • Chairman, ULI Boston Market Council and Urban Development & Mixed Use National Product Council
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Member, Board of Trustees and Building & Grounds Committee, Charles River School

Enjoys the unending pursuit of winning the company fantasy football league.

Principal, Development

Charlie Rollins

Background

Charlie has extensive experience in the design and construction of complex, mixed-use development projects from New England to Florida. In his most recent position, Charlie served as EVP for one of the largest construction firms in the country. Before that he served as the Director of Development and Construction Management for Strategic Property Partners where he oversaw the Water Street Tampa project, a transformative $3.5 billion mixed-use development in downtown Tampa. Prior to relocating to Florida, he served as the Director of Construction for Samuels & Associates working on complex commercial, residential and retail projects in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.

Education

B.S., Business Administration, Salem State University
MBA, Real Estate and Finance, Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business

Professional Affiliations
  • NAIOP
  • ULI

In addition to spending time with family, Charlie enjoys mountain climbing, fishing, and gardening.

Managing Partner

Brian Kavoogian

Background

Brian oversees the firm’s investment strategy as well as its investment management platform. Brian joined the firm in 2006, leading the creation of its investment management platform, which allowed the firm to transition from raising capital on a deal-by-deal basis to sponsoring closed-end private equity funds as the primary source of capital. Prior to joining National Development, Brian was a Principal of The Davis Companies, a Boston-based investment and development firm. From 1984 to 2000, Brian was with Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF), a leading real estate investment banking firm, where he served as a Senior Managing Director and head of the Boston Office.

Education

B.A., Tufts University (1984), Economics

Professional Affiliations
  • Chair, Tufts Medical Center
  • Director, Tufts Medicine
  • Vice Chair, MA Development Finance Agency
  • Director & Past Chair, NAIOP Massachusetts
  • Past Chair, Greater Boston RE Board
  • Chair, ULI Advisory Board
Community Activities
  • Director and Past Chair, Heading Home
  • Trustee Emeritus, Tufts University
  • Past Director, Greater Boston YMCA

Brian is mildly addicted to endorphins derived from biking, running and skiing.

Managing Partner

Ed Marsteiner

Principal, Director of Asset Management and Leasing

Leah Harsfield

Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Kinsella

Managing Partner

Ed Marsteiner

Background

Ed plays a leadership role in the firm’s development activities and serves on its investment committee. With a diverse background in engineering, development and real estate private equity investment, Ed’s experiences have ranged from the rezoning, permitting and financing of complex mixed-use development projects to the acquisition and disposition of varied product types throughout the eastern half of the United States. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, fishing and playing hoops.

Education

B.S. and M.S., Civil Engineering, Clarkson University
M.B.A., Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Professional Affiliations
  • Director and Past Chair, NAIOP Massachusetts
  • Past Executive Committee Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Member, REFA
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Co-Chairman, NAIOP Charitable Events Committee
  • Alumni Interviewer, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Commissioner, Stow Youth Basketball Association
  • Coach, Assabet Valley Little League

Ed has driven cross-country three times and has visited 46 of the 50 states.

Principal, Director of Asset Management and Leasing

Leah Harsfield

Background

Leah joined National Development as an asset manager in 2013 and was named Principal in 2021. Leah works on various product types including life science, office, industrial, and retail. She directs leasing strategy for new acquisitions, developments and key existing assets within the commercial portfolio including managing major lease expirations and new tenant prospects. Leah coordinates with the investment team to help make key decisions based on market factors including, tenant demand, rents, costs, competitive set, end user experience and capital markets.  She plays a leadership role internally and within the industry to identify new trends in retail, prop tech, merchandising, space utilization, activation, and user experience and oversee effort internally to integrate progressive industry trends and best practices across the ND commercial portfolio.

Education

B.A., Communications, The George Washington University

Professional Affiliations
  • NAIOP MA
  • Commercial Women in Real Estate (CREW)
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Past Volunteer, Big Sisters of Massachusetts
  • Past Volunteer, Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Leah landed her first paying job at the age of 8, as a toy tester for Calico Toys.

Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Kinsella

Background

Steve is responsible for all financial operations of the firm including accounting and budget related matters, corporate and project financing activities, investor reporting and the management of the firm’s human resource and information technology groups. Prior to National Development, Steve was a partner in the real estate group at the public accounting firm of CBIZ Tofias PC.

Education

B.S., Accounting, University of New York College at Oswego,
Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and New York

Professional Affiliations
  • MSCPA
  • AICPA
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Steve participates in and supports various charitable organizations and events

Enjoys family travel and hiking the NH 4000.

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

Ted Tye

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

Ted Tye

Background

A founding partner of National Development, Ted has been named by Boston Business Journal as one of the 50 most influential Bostonians. He has been the principal responsible for National Development’s award-winning Boston-area projects such as Ink Block, the WBZ-TV/Allston re-development, the Midtown Hotel/Boston, MarketStreet Lynnfield and Station Landing, as well as over thirty senior housing projects including three recognized as best in the US. He has been involved in permitting and developing projects in more than forty municipalities. Ted has served in a leadership capacity with many professional, charitable and community organizations.

Education

B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, Tufts University
M.B.A., Harvard Business School

Professional Affiliations
  • Director and past board chair, NAIOP Massachusetts
  • Board Member, A Better City
  • Frequent speaker on real estate at Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, Tufts, and numerous professional organizations
  • Awards include YMCA Red Triangle Award, BBNE Distinguished Achievement Award, Dean College honorary alumnus, Newton Girls Soccer Hall of Honor, Can-Do award for affordable housing, numerous design awards for National Development projects.
Professional Sports Affiliations
  • Co-owner of Maine Red Claws of the National Basketball Association G-League (2009-2019)
  • Co-founder and chairman of Worcester Tornadoes minor league baseball team (2005-2009)
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Trustee, Tufts University
  • Chair, Tufts University Trustee Buildings and Grounds Committee
  • Chair, Tufts University Athletics Board of Advisors
  • President, Newton Metrowest Basketball and long-time coach

Loves building great places, sports, politics, media and daily spin classes. Dedicated Tufts Jumbo.

Vice President, Asset Management

Billy Kennedy

Senior Vice President, Investments

Bryan Clancy

Senior Vice President, Asset Management

Chuck Landry

Senior Vice President, Investments

Bryan Clancy

Background

Bryan is responsible for asset management of many of National Development’s investments. Drawing on his depth of experience in finance, development and institutional asset level project management, Bryan is responsible for execution of investment asset plans and for initiating best practices for the firm’s investment portfolio. Bryan is also involved in the evaluation of new investment opportunities and financing activities.

Education

B.A., International Relations with concentrations in Spanish and Applied Music, Tufts University

Professional Affiliations
  • Member, REFA
  • Member, NAIOP MA
  • Guest Lecturer, MIT Center for Real Estate, Boston University School of Hotel Administration, Babson College and Harvard Business School
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Board Member & Past President, Habitat for Humanity – Metrowest/Greater Worcester Chapter
  • President, Holliston Affordable Housing Trust

Fun Fact: When not working, often found sailing off Newport, RI.

Senior Vice President, Asset Management

Chuck Landry

Background

Chuck is responsible for the strategic oversight of commercial office and industrial assets. This includes leasing, budgeting, capital projects, building operations, financing activities and participation in the acquisition and disposition processes.

Education

B.S., Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry, Providence College
B.S., Civil Engineering, Columbia University
M.B.A., Finance and Real Estate Finance, Babson College

Professional Affiliations
  • NAIOP MA
  • Commercial Broker’s Association
  • Licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Broker
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Current Chair of Enrollment Committee and past Chair of the Finance Committee, Matignon High School Board of Trustees
  • Volunteer, Caritas Communities
  • Member, St. Raphael’s Parish in West Medford, MA
  • Active coaching involvement with youth sports

In addition to spending time with his family, Chuck spends much of his free time renovating a turn-of-the-century (last century!) cottage on family land near Lake Winnipesaukee.

Vice President, Asset Management

Billy Kennedy

Background

Billy joined National Development in 2012. His responsibilities include implementation of asset strategy involving leasing, budgeting, capital projects, building operations, working collaboratively with senior management, joint venture partners, lenders, brokers, attorneys, property managers and a broad group of consultants and professional service providers. He also identifies new value add opportunities such as participation in selective acquisitions, debt refinancing, equity recapitalizations and dispositions.

Education

B.A., Accounting, Roger Williams University
Certificate, Real Estate Finance, Boston University

Professional Affiliations
  • REFA
  • Urban Land Institute
  • NAIOP MA
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Past member of local Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Youth soccer coach

Billy is on a mission to find the best lobster roll in New England.

Vice President, Development

Danny Mora

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Diane Breed

Senior Vice President, Commercial Property Management, Director of ESG

Erika Clarke

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Diane Breed

Background

Diane Breed has led National Development’s Human Resources Department for over 20 years. Her leadership skills have helped the department significantly grow in the past few years. In particular, she fosters employee relationships, provides guidance to individuals as well as management teams, recommends and implements new company policies, and oversees the HR staff in all aspects of processing payroll, benefits administration, insurance, on-boarding and working with outside vendors. Diane takes great pride in promoting a pleasant work environment for all ND employees.

In her spare time, Diane likes spending time in Cape Cod with her family, friends and dog, Bella.  She enjoys biking, gardening, re-purposing furniture, home decorating, and shopping for good deals.

Education

Massasoit Community College

The best part of my job is working with our people.

Vice President, Development

Danny Mora

Background

Danny manages all aspects of the development process including design, permitting, construction oversight, and cost management. Current projects include the development of the residential and retail building at Iron Works in South Boston and an industrial development at 201 Lowell Street in Wilmington, MA. Prior to National Development, Danny worked at Strategic Property Partners in Tampa, FL, where he oversaw the development of multiple projects within the Water Street Tampa master plan.

Education

B.S. Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professional Affiliations
  • NAOIP MA
  • Urban Land Institute
  • REIC
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity

Danny had a brief cameo in a Kenny Chesney music video during a concert tailgate party.

Senior Vice President, Commercial Property Management, Director of ESG

Erika Clarke

Background

Erika has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate with a focus on property management, working primarily on the ownership side. She oversees the management and operations for National Development’s commercial properties including capital improvements, tenant relations and budgeting.

Erika has had the opportunity to work on a variety of commercial product types including residential, industrial, office and retail both nationally and internationally. She has been involved in the acquisition, management and repositioning of more than 25 million square feet during her career.

Education

B.A., Geology, Boston University
M.S., Real Estate, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Professional Affiliations
  • Past President and Director, BOMA Boston
  • Past Chair, Greater Boston Real Estate Board
  • Member, Commercial Women in Real Estate (CREW)
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Treasurer, Medfield Blake Middle School PTO
  • Women Build Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity

Celebrates her birthday (and start of the year) with a new year’s hike with the family… no matter the weather!

Senior Vice President and CFO, Fund Management

Haley Barrar

Senior Vice President, Residential Properties

Jessica Buonopane

Vice President and Senior Counsel

Kate Childs

Senior Vice President and CFO, Fund Management

Haley Barrar

Background

​Haley oversees the accounting, reporting and tax functions for the firm’s investment funds including cash planning, financial statements and investor capital notices, and REIT compliance. She also assists in review of asset level reporting and cash needs for the funds’ investments, both internally and third party managed. Haley is a certified public accountant in the state of Massachusetts.

Education

B.S., Financial Economics, Binghamton University,
M.S., Accounting/M.B.A., Northeastern University

Professional Affiliations
  • Massachusetts Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of CPAs

Haley co-organized her neighborhood’s first block party, which has become an anticipated annual event.

Senior Vice President, Residential Properties

Jessica Buonopane

Background

Jessica is responsible for strategic operational oversight of all residential properties in the ND Communities portfolio. She oversees budgeting, capital improvements, staffing, marketing, leasing and day-to-day operations on her sites. Additionally, she assists the Development and Acquisition groups with decisions related to new properties in the portfolio.

Jessica started her career in the engineering and government sector, and has been involved in real estate since 2003. Jessica has been involved in the successful lease ups of many residential properties throughout the Boston market.

Education

B.S. Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
M.S. Technology & Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professional Affiliations
  • President, Massachusetts Apartment Association
  • Member, Rental Housing Association
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Volunteer, Children’s Montessori Center of Andover
  • Women Build Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity

Jessica spends most of her spare time (and keeps in shape by) chasing around her two young daughters.

Vice President and Senior Counsel

Kate Childs

Background

Kate joined National Development after eight years in private practice with Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP.  She supports and implements the acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing, permitting, development and asset management activities of the firm.  During her time at Nutter, she represented a variety of real estate developers and owners, banks, life insurance companies, pension funds, real estate investment trusts and other institutional lenders in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions. In her spare time, Kate enjoys travelling, biking, hiking, cooking and yoga.

Education

B.A., English, University of Southern Maine
J.D., Northeastern University School of Law

Professional Affiliations
  • Member, CREW Boston
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Participates in charity fund raising recreational events
  • Habitat for Humanity Women Build event

Kate was a pastry chef before law school.

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Kathy McMahon

Senior Vice President, Development

Katie Snyder

Vice President and Associate General Counsel

Kevin Sullivan

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Kathy McMahon

Background

Kathy is responsible for all branding, marketing, and communications for National Development, Cranshaw Construction, ND Communities, and ND Asset Management, leading the effort on firm and property websites, printed marketing/leasing materials, social media, public relations, internal communications, and community engagement including programming public realm. Kathy has been working in the architecture and real estate industry for over 20 years, and has a deep appreciation for the impact of the built environment.

Education

B.S. Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Professional Affiliations
  • Leadership Council, NAIOP MA
  • Past Board Member and Current Program Committee Member, Commercial Women in Real Estate (CREW) Boston
  • Former Board Member and Committee Chair, Society for Marketing Professional Services Boston (SMPS)
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
Charitable and Community Activities
  • United Way of Massachusetts Bay, Executive Committee, Real Estate Breakfast
  • Former Board Member, Design Museum Boston

Kathy loves travel, good food, white sand, boating and skiing (and plays a mean game of Bocce).

Senior Vice President, Development

Katie Snyder

Background

Katie is responsible for managing all aspects of the real estate development process, including design, permitting, leasing, financing, and construction. Since joining National Development in March 2015, Katie has focused on the redevelopment and transformation of The District Burlington, a 1.3M SF suburban office park located in Burlington, MA; the development of Avenu at Natick, a 62+ Active Adult community; and two build-to-suit office buildings at University Station in Westwood, MA. Prior to joining National Development, Katie worked on a variety of project types including, large mixed-use developments, ground-up office buildings, institutional capital improvements, and high-end office fit outs.

In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with close friends and family, ideally in Cape Cod or on the ski slope!

Education

B.A., Economics, College of the Holy Cross

Katie was the captain of the division one Women’s Lacrosse Team her senior year at the College of the Holy Cross.

Vice President and Associate General Counsel

Kevin Sullivan

Background

Kevin joined National Development after ten years in private practice at WilmerHale.  He represents the company across a broad spectrum of legal matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, zoning, land use and permitting matters, debt and equity finance, leasing and development.  At WilmerHale, Kevin’s practice focused primarily on the acquisition, development, financing and leasing of office, laboratory and R&D, senior living, retail, multifamily and mixed-use developments across the country.

In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, often skiing in the winter and on or near the ocean in the summer.

Education

B.A., Religion, Middlebury College
J.D., Boston University School of Law (Senior Articles Editor, BU Law Review; G. Joseph Tauro Scholar; Dean’s Award)

Charitable Community Activities
  • Past pro bono counsel and long-serving member of the Board of Directors of Camp Starfish, a summer camp serving children with emotional and behavioral issues
  • Coach, Hingham Youth Football and Hingham Little League

Kevin backpacked solo around the world, spending much of his 8-month trip in Central and Southeast Asia.

Senior Vice President, Investments

Marc Forchielli

Vice President and Senior Counsel

Michael Zabowsky

Vice President, Finance and Accounting

Monique Cedrone

Senior Vice President, Investments

Marc Forchielli

Background

Marc is responsible for the acquisition, financing and disposition of investments across a mix of property types including office, residential, industrial, hospitality, and senior housing. Marc joined the firm in 2007 and is involved in the firm’s portfolio management, investor relations, and fundraising activities

Education

B.B.A., Finance, Loyola University
M.B.A., Finance, Loyola University

Professional Affiliations
  • NAIOP Massachusetts
  • REFA
  • Urban Land Institute

Marc and his wife ran the Milton Special Olympics program for 8 years prior to the arrival of their twin boys Nick and Zach.

Vice President and Senior Counsel

Michael Zabowsky

Background

Mike joined National Development after seventeen years in private practice at Nutter, McClennen & Fish in Boston, the last nine years as a partner.  Mike has extensive experience in real estate transactions both locally and nationally.  During his time at Nutter, he represented a variety of national and local institutional property owners, developers, REITs and financial institutions on a wide range of real estate transactions with a primary focus on leasing, acquisitions, dispositions and financings involving downtown office and retail properties, suburban office buildings, parks and shopping centers, mixed-use developments, residential properties and warehouse and industrial properties.

Mike was named to “The Best Lawyers in America” list in 2018, was named a “Leading U.S. Real Estate Attorney” by Chambers and Partners from 2010 to 2017, was named a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” in Boston Magazine in 2017, was named a “Leading U.S. Real Estate Associate to Watch” by Chambers and Partners from 2007 to 2009, and was named a “Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star” in Boston Magazine seven times from 2006 through 2014.

Education

B.A., Political Science, The University of Vermont
J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University Law School (Editor, Suffolk University Law Review)

Professional Affiliations
  • Programs Committee and Past Board Member, REFA
  • Participating instructor, MIT School of Real Estate
  • Former Co-Chair, ULI, Boston Market Council
  • Invitee and participating member, Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute, Georgetown Law Center, Washington, DC
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Coach, Winchester recreational youth basketball

Mike grew up in beautiful Burlington, VT, and despite highly recommending to people who have not been there that they visit, very few people have actually followed his recommendation.

Vice President, Finance and Accounting

Monique Cedrone

Background

Monique is involved in due diligence, project budgeting, and integration of new acquisitions. She also performs financial analysis, debt refinancing or restructuring for existing assets. Monique has over 20 years of real estate experience for both privately-held companies and Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Education

M.B.A., Finance, with high distinction, Bentley College
B.S., Finance with Concentration in Management, Bentley College

Charitable and Community Activities
  • Volunteer, Maronite Youth Organization of Jamaica Plain
  • Volunteer, St. Gerard’s Kids Camp of Canton

Monique represented Bentley College in the ACUI Billiards Tournament.

Senior Vice President, Development

Naomi Mayeux

Senior Vice President, Investments

Patrick McAneny

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Richard Schwartz

Senior Vice President, Development

Naomi Mayeux

Background

Naomi manages all aspects of the development process, including design, permitting, financing, and construction. Since joining the firm in 2014, Naomi has worked several significant projects including the redevelopment of The District Burlington, a condominium project in Boston, a medical office build-to-suit, and she is currently working on two major life science projects in the City of Boston.

Education

B.A. Economics, Connecticut College

Professional Affiliations
  • Board of Directors, Co-Chair of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, Real Estate Finance Association (REFA)
  • NAIOP MA
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Regular Volunteer at Rosie’s Place

 

 

In her free time, Naomi enjoys traveling, fishing, practicing yoga, and playing squash.

Senior Vice President, Investments

Patrick McAneny

Background

Patrick’s focus is on the firm’s new investment activity including deal origination, acquisition and financing. He is responsible for the acquisition of value-add existing assets and development opportunities across a variety of property types including office, life science, industrial and multi-family. Patrick has a background in capital markets brokerage and is experienced in all aspects of the commercial real estate transaction. Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Patrick worked as an associate for HFF in Boston.

Education
  • B.S. Mathematics, Georgetown University
  • M.B.A., University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
  • CFA charterholder, CFA Institute
Professional Affiliations
  • NAIOP Massachusetts
  • Urban Land Institute

Patrick has a standing annual goal of being in the ocean or on the mountains at least one day each month.

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Richard Schwartz

Background

Rich joined National Development in 2003 after sixteen years in private practice with Nutter, McClennen & Fish in Boston, the last eight years as a partner, and manager of the firm’s Real Estate & Finance Department at the time of his departure.

Rich oversees and directs all legal matters for the company, and is actively involved with the structuring of all of ND’s transactions and implementation and execution of its project finance, development, investment, acquisition, asset management and leasing activities.

Rich has extensive experience, both locally and nationally, in numerous sub-specialties of real estate law, including leasing, debt and equity finance, joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions, and zoning and land use. While in private practice, Rich represented a wide variety of clients including developers, life insurance companies, pension fund advisors, real estate investment trusts, and operators of healthcare facilities, corporations, universities and other not-for-profit institutions.

Education

B.A., Political Science and Economics, Brandeis University
J.D., magna cum laude, The Boston University School of Law (Editor, The Boston University Law Review; Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar)

Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • Contributor and panelist, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Former Coach, West Newton Little League

Growing up Rich wanted to be a pilot for Eastern Airlines. Also, he has never driven cross-country but has visited one more state than Ed Marsteiner.

Senior Vice President, Development

Sherry Clancy

Senior Vice President, Development

Sherry Clancy

Background

With over 30 years of managing complex real estate projects, Sherry is a senior member of ND’s development group. Her broad-based experience includes project management of challenging site work and buildings in all product types including office, industrial, residential, retail, hotel, and life science. Sherry has special expertise in permitting, particularly in the City of Boston.

Education

BS, Northeastern University

Professional Affiliations
  • Sherry has long been involved in representing the industry on public policy matters and has been an active member of NAIOP Massachusetts for many years
Charitable and Community Activities
  • As an active member of her community, Sherry has been involved in many activities, notably religious education and charitable work

Voracious reader and active insomniac.

Director and Co-Founder

Tom Alperin

Director and Co-Founder

Jack O’Neil

Director and Co-Founder

Tom Alperin

Background

A founding partner of the firm, Tom has been an active participant in the Boston real estate market for forty years and is involved in a number of charitable, community and professional organizations. In 2022, Tom stepped back as a Managing Partner and serves as a member of National Development’s Board of Directors.  

Education

B.A., Political Science, Tufts University

Professional Affiliations
  • Director and Past Chairman, NAIOP Massachusetts
  • Past Director and Treasurer, Greater Boston Real Estate Board
  • Past Chairman, Massachusetts Assisted Living Association
  • Member, Real Estate Finance Association of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Board Member, Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation
  • Co-Chair United South End Settlement’s Real Estate Committee
  • Trustee Emeritus, Tufts University
  • Past Trustee, Boston Medical Center
  • Past Co-Chairman and Trustee, Hebrew Senior Life; current Capital Campaign Committee Member
  • Past Trustee, Newton-Wellesley Hospital

My decision to go to college in Boston was influenced by my sports loyalty to the Celtics and Red Sox.

Director and Co-Founder

Jack O’Neil

Background

As a founding partner of National Development, Jack has led many of the firm’s development projects with special focus on commercial, retail and mixed-use projects. In 2021, Jack stepped back as a Managing Partner and serves as a member of National Development’s Board of Directors.  He continues in leadership positions in several philanthropic organizations.

Education

B.A., Administrative Science, Colby College

Professional Affiliations
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Urban Land Institute
  • NAIOP Massachusetts
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Trustee, Colby College
  • Past Board Chair and Trustee, The Foundation for MetroWest
  • Wilson Middle School and Natick High School Building Committee
  • MetroWest YMCA Capital Campaign Steering Committee
  • Past Co-Chair, United Way Real Estate Breakfast Committee
  • Past President, Framingham Country Club
  • Long-time coach in Natick Youth Hockey, girls’ basketball and softball

Jack was the captain of his college hockey team and signed a contract to play professional hockey in Europe. Unfortunately, he tore ligaments in his knee and never played a game.

Employee Spotlight

“It’s important to me to work for a company that shares my values. I am proud that ND/CC is willing to implement meaningful changes by allowing employees at all levels to organically shape the path for a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization.”

Naomi Mayeux

Vice President, National Development