Our People

Who We Are

Driven by purpose and passion, our team of over 300 comes from many diverse backgrounds but is unified in our commitment, creativity & vision. Pull up a chair and get to know us better.

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Leadership Team

Managing Partner and Director of Acquisitions

Andrew Gallinaro

Managing Partner

Brian Kavoogian

Managing Partner

Ed Marsteiner

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
  • NAIOP Massachusetts
  • ULI
  • REFA
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Trustee, Foundation for Metrowest
  • Plant Committee, The Riverbend School
  • Past President, MIT Center for Real Estate Alumni Association

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

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.

Managing Partner

Brian Kavoogian

Background

Brian is focused on the firm’s investment strategy and oversight of the firm’s investment management platform. Brian co-founded National Development’s investment management platform, Charles River Realty Investors in 2006 and currently serves on National Development’s investment committee. In 2019, upon the close of its fourth fund, Charles River merged with National Development. Prior to forming Charles River, 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, most recently as a Senior Managing Director and head of the Boston Office.

Education

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

Professional Affiliations
  • Vice Chair, Massachusetts Development Finance Agency
  • Director and Past Chairman, NAIOP MA
  • Member and Past Chair, Greater Boston Real Estate Board
  • Co-Chair, ULI Advisory Board
Community Activities
  • Past Co-Chair, Heading Home
  • Past Vice Chair, YMCA of Greater Boston
  • Trustee Emeritus, Tufts University
  • Board of Advisors, Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University
  • Overseer, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Corporation Member, Partners Healthcare System, Inc.

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

Principal, Director of Leasing

Leah Harsfield

Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Kinsella

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

Ted Tye

Principal, Director of 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

One of Steve’s first jobs as a child was performing magic shows with his brother in upstate New York.

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

Ted Tye

Background

A founding partner of National Development and co-leader of its development group, Ted was 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 development Boston-area projects such as Ink Block, The Circle, MarketStreet Lynnfield, Station Landing and the Midtown, 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.

Chairman and Co-Founder

Tom Alperin

Chairman and Co-Founder

Tom Alperin

Background

A founding partner of the firm, Tom plays a leadership role in the firm’s strategic direction and is a member of its executive and investment committees. An active participant in the Boston market for over thirty years, Tom has been involved in a number of charitable, community and professional organizations.

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.

Assistant Project Manager, Development

Aisling Kerr

Vice President, Asset Management

Billy Kennedy

Senior Vice President, Investments

Bryan Clancy

Assistant Project Manager, Development

Aisling Kerr

Background

Aisling supports all aspects of the real estate development process including design, permitting, finance and construction. Her project portfolio includes industrial, senior living and mixed-use developments. Prior to National Development, Aisling worked for the Boston Planning & Development Agency where she managed the regulatory review and permitting processes for projects totaling more than 10 million square feet of development across the city.

Education

B.S. Managerial Economics, Bentley University

Professional Affiliations
  • Member, NAIOP
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Volunteer & Alumni Committee Member, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester

Much of Aisling’s free time is spent at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, MA, where she enjoys coaching and playing Gaelic Football.

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.

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.

Project Manager, Development

Chapin Jacob

Senior Vice President, Asset Management

Chuck Landry

Project Manager, Development

Daniel Mora

Project Manager, Development

Chapin Jacob

Background

Chapin manages all aspects of the development process including design, permitting, construction oversight, and cost management. He specializes in delivering large, complex life science projects as well as shell and core tenant fit-outs. Current projects include the development of a new life science center in Watertown and pro-bono services for The Gavin Foundation, to open its first substance abuse treatment facility for women in Boston. Prior to National Development, Chapin worked with John Moriarty & Associates where he oversaw project delivery for clients such as MITIMCo, Pfizer, Cerevel, and Philips North America.

Education

B.A. Providence College, English

Professional Affiliations
  • NAIOP MA
  • Urban Land Institute
Community Activities
  • Board Member, Dana-Farber Running Programs
  • Youth Soccer Coach, Hamilton/Wenham

Chapin tied his first pair of running shoes at the age of 26 and loves to best his younger brother at the Boston Marathon and Annual Ironman each summer.

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.

Project Manager, Development

Daniel Mora

Background

Daniel 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, Daniel worked at Strategic Property Partners in Tampa, FL, where he oversaw the development of multiple projects within the Water Street Tampa master plan.

Prior to National Development, Daniel worked at Strategic Property Partners in Tampa, FL, where he oversaw 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

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

Vice President, Human Resources

Diane Breed

Senior Vice President and Director of Residential Development

Doug Straus

Senior Counsel

Eric Lemont

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.

Senior Vice President and Director of Residential Development

Doug Straus

Background

As a senior member of the firm’s development group, Doug plays various roles within the organization. His extensive experience includes project design, permitting, finance, construction management, marketing and project management. Doug personally manages a variety of large scale projects including several commercial office and retail projects, while overseeing National Development’s residential development activities (rental and condominium) and mentoring staff members.

Education

B.A., Economics, Syracuse University
Professional Development Program Coursework, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Professional Affiliations
  • NAIOP MA
  • REFA
  • RHA
  • ULI
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Advises various non-profit housing corporations and community groups
  • Participates in graduate student advisory panels

Doug’s first job after college was a professional oyster shucker at Legal Seafood. Ironically, he now owns a home in Wellfleet, home of the famous Wellfleet oyster!

Senior Counsel

Eric Lemont

Background

Eric joined National Development from Sullivan & Worcester LLP, where he was a partner in its Boston office. While in private practice, Eric represented a wide range of clients in complex commercial real estate transactions, including developers, real estate funds, REITs, banks, and insurance companies. Eric has a broad transactional background that includes extensive experience with acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and financings across various asset classes (office, retail, industrial, multifamily and hospitality).  In his free time, he enjoys reading (especially WWII history and historical fiction) and playing basketball.

Education

B.A., History, University of Michigan
J.D., NYU School of Law
MPP, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government

Professional Affiliations
  • Former Chair, Purchase and Sale Committee of Real Property Section, American Bar Association
  • Program Committee Member, REFA
  • Boston Bar Association
  • NAIOP MA
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Board member and former coach, Lexington Youth Basketball Association

Eric’s attachment to Dunkin’ Donuts coffee has slowly soothed the loss of all the good diners from his South Jersey childhood.

Senior Vice President, Commercial Property Management

Erika Clarke

Vice President, Fund Accounting

Haley Barrar

Senior Vice President, Residential Properties

Jessica Buonopane

Senior Vice President, Commercial Property Management

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!

Vice President, Fund Accounting

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
  • 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, Development

John Felix

Vice President and Senior Counsel

Kate Childs

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Kathy McMahon

Vice President, Development

John Felix

Background

John is a LEED certified, registered architect who has worked in the field of real estate for more than 30 years as a project architect and development project manager.  John has spent his career designing large scale projects, and has supervised office, residential, senior housing, hospitality and retail projects as a development manager.  Most recently, John has worked on a range of senior housing projects including independent living, assisted living and memory care facilities throughout New England, Connecticut and New York.

Education

Master of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.F.A., Cornell University School of Fine Arts

Professional Affiliations
  • Institute for Energy and Sustainability
  • Boston University Program for Real Estate Studies, Professional development coursework
  • US Green Building Council – LEED AP  BC+D
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Boston Center for Community and Justice- Lead Boston Fellow 1995
  • Burke Mountain Academy
  • United States Ski and Snowboard Association- Level 3 Race Official

John spends his free time making repairs to his 125 year old house, is an avid bike rider in the summer, and in the winter months, spends his weekends working as an alpine race official for ski races throughout New England.

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

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
  • Board Member, Design Museum Boston

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

Vice President, Development

Katie Snyder

Vice President, Senior Counsel

Kevin Sullivan

Senior Vice President, Investments

Marc Forchielli

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, Senior 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

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, Development

Matt Davis

Project Manager, Development

Mike Harris

Vice President, Director of Investment Analysis

Mike O’Shea

Vice President, Development

Matt Davis

Background

Matt manages all aspects of the real estate development process including design, permitting, financing, and construction. Matt is currently working on the redevelopment of an industrial/office building in Boston and the master planning of a large mixed use project in South Boston. Prior to joining National Development, Matt oversaw the master planning of Water Street Tampa, a 53-acre development in Downtown Tampa, FL.

Education

B.S. Urban and Regional Studies, Cornell University

Professional Affiliations
  • NAIOP Massachusetts
  • REFA
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Buzzards Bay Coalition Member

Matt lived in Jakarta, Indonesia for three years, sparking his fascination with cities and urban planning.

Project Manager, Development

Mike Harris

Background

Michael manages all aspects of the development process including design, permitting, construction oversight, and cost management. He specializes in delivering multi-family and retail projects. Key projects include the redevelopment of the Midtown Hotel as well as the Cole Hersee Buildings at Iron Works in South Boston.

Prior to National Development, Michael worked at Cranshaw Construction where he managed multiple projects ranging from multi-phase tenant fit-outs to a high-rise multi-family project in Somerville. He also worked for Gilbane Building Company managing complex projects within the commercial and higher education markets.

Education

B.B.A. Management, UMass Amherst
Certificate Real Estate Finance, Boston University

Professional Affiliations
  • NAIOP MA
Charitable and Community Activities
  • Vice President, ACE Mentoring of Greater Boston
  • Member, ADL New England

Mike considers himself somewhat of a reality TV star, having renovated his kitchen with his wife on an HGTV show.

Vice President, Director of Investment Analysis

Mike O’Shea

Background

Mike currently heads the firm’s investment analysis group and is involved in various accounting and financing activities for a wide variety of projects. Mike is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Education

M.S., Accounting, Babson College – Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business
B.S., Business Administration, Babson College

Professional Affiliations
  • NAIOP
  • REFA
  • AICPA
  • MSCPA

    Michael showed his interest in real estate early by successfully renovating and flipping a condominium as a college student.

    Senior Counsel

    Michael Zabowsky

    Vice President, Finance and Accounting

    Monique Cedrone

    Vice President, Development

    Naomi Mayeux

    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 follow 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.

    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.

    Vice President, Investments

    Patrick McAneny

    Senior Vice President, General Counsel

    Richard Schwartz

    Vice President, Development

    Samantha Randel

    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
    • B.A., University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
    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.

    Vice President, Development

    Samantha Randel

    Background

    Sam manages all aspects of the real estate development process including design, permitting, financing, and construction. She currently manages the development of several multi-family/mixed use projects in the City of Boston, including a 180-unit residential project at the Ink Block, which will be the first co-living project in Boston. Sam’s completed projects at National Development include an urban 92-unit independent living/hotel mixed-use project in the Cleveland Circle neighborhood of Boston, memory-care assisted living projects in Andover, MA and Mashpee, MA and the leasing of approximately 80,000 SF of retail at the Ink Block project.

    Education

    B.A. Economics and Spanish, Brandeis University
    M.A. International Economics and Finance, Real Estate Specialization, Brandeis International Business School

    Professional Affiliations
    • NAIOP Massachusetts, Developing Leaders (Winter Panel participant)
    • Urban Land Institute, Young Leaders (Guest on the ULI Urban Development and Mixed-Use National Product Council at the 2019 ULI Fall Meeting)
    • CREW Boston
    Charitable and Community Activities
    • Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

    Sam played varsity softball at Brandeis and enjoys reliving her softball days at the company softball game each year.

    Senior Vice President, Development

    Sherry Clancy

    Vice President, Development

    Steve Senna

    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.

    Vice President, Development

    Steve Senna

    Background

    Steve manages all aspects of the real estate development process, including design, permitting, leasing, financing, and construction. Over the last ten years, Steve has been involved in a wide-range of development projects, including retail, office, R&D, industrial, senior housing and major master planned mixed-use projects. Steve has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry working for some of the Boston area’s most active real estate owners, developers, and service providers, including Harvard University, AEW Capital Management, Spaulding & Slye, and Jones Lang LaSalle.

    Education

    B.A., Government, University of Notre Dame
    M.S., Real Estate Development, Columbia University School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

    Professional Affiliations
    • Wilderness Volunteers trail maintenance volunteer with the National Forest Service
    • Habitat for Humanity Global Village international volunteer in both Nicaragua and Dominican Republic

      Steve’s retirement dream is to focus his development skills on creating New England’s finest vegetable garden.

      Director and Co-Founder

      Jack O’Neil

      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