We are a team of agile problem-solvers and experienced implementers, who bring deep financial and real estate expertise to every project, along with a shared focus on your vision.
Founder and Chairman
Jim provides guidance and mentorship to the executive management team. His experience includes the vision for, development of and execution of marketing of flexible, state-of-the-art research and laboratory space for universities, university-related research parks and health care systems; the development of commercial real estate; and the redevelopment and repositioning of existing properties. Jim also brings to Wexford intimate knowledge of corporate financial structuring, debt and equity markets, and tax and accounting regulations as they relate to real estate leases and financing.
Wexford was originally established in 1998 as a business line of Townsend Capital, LLC, a Baltimore-based investment company. The business line was formed by Jim, then President of Townsend, to specifically meet the growing and specialized real estate needs of institutions, including universities, university-related research parks and health care systems. In 2005, Jim and his investors purchased the university business segment from Townsend and named the new company Wexford Science & Technology, LLC.
Prior to joining Townsend Capital, Jim was a banking industry veteran, with over 18 years at Bank of America, and its predecessor banks. At Bank of America, he was Commercial Market Manager for the Washington, DC region.
Dan brings over 40 years of diverse real estate experience throughout the U.S.
Prior to Wexford, he worked at Townsend Capital for over 15 years in various executive and development leadership positions. His experience includes development, construction and repositioning of commercial assets including office, industrial, retail, and research projects. In addition, Dan was actively involved in the structuring of creative products for tax-free exchanges and the use of historic and new market tax credits to enhance project feasibility.
Previously, Dan was Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Ackerman and Company’s Washington, DC office, and prior to that led development for Opus Corporation in both their Chicago and Tampa offices.
Dan has a MS degree in real estate from the University of Wisconsin and a BS degree from Duke University.
President, Chief Executive & Chief Financial Officer
Ted serves as Wexford Science & Technology’s President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Since joining Wexford in 2009, Ted has played a pivotal role in the company’s growth. He brings over 25 years of extensive experience in commercial real estate and financing to his role where he is responsible in setting and leading the execution of Wexford’s overall business strategy and managing the company’s operations, including financial performance. In addition, he leads the efforts to ensure Wexford’s vision, values, and culture are maintained as Wexford continues to grow in size, complexity, diversity, and geography.
Before joining Wexford, Ted was a Vice President of RBS Greenwich Capital’s Real Estate Finance group, where he was responsible for the origination, underwriting, and structuring of commercial real estate loans for inclusion in public commercial mortgage-backed securities for direct private placements with portfolio lenders. Ted also managed the group’s effort with Fixed Income Trading of the purchase sale of secondary market leased-backed-loans and securities. Prior to RBS, Ted was a member of Legg Mason’s Investment Banking Group, in the Structured Finance division with the role of structuring, originating, investing in and securitizing net leased real estate debt and equity for property owners and developers.
Executive Vice President
Sandy is involved in strategic direction and implementation. Prior to joining Wexford, Sandy was a partner in the Business and Finance Department of the law firm of Ballard Spahr, LLP, representing investment banks, commercial banks, bond issuers, trustees and other parties in connection with tax-exempt and taxable financing transactions for a range of industries, including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, higher education facilities, retirement communities, and other qualifying facilities.
During his last 10 years with Ballard Spahr, LLP, Sandy acted as underwriter’s counsel or bond counsel in connection with tax-exempt and taxable revenue bond issues aggregating in excess of $1.25 billion to finance private student housing facilities at 31 universities and colleges in 16 states; aggregating in excess of $3.5 billion to finance more than 40 acute care hospital facilities; and aggregating in excess of $3 billion to finance more than 50 retirement communities and related facilities.
Sandy is a regular fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White) in the areas of Banking Law, Project Finance Law, and Public Finance Law.
Executive Vice President, Development
Joe brings over 40 years of commercial real estate experience to his role of Executive Vice President of Development for Wexford. In this role, Joe is chartered with leading Wexford’s regional executives and directors to develop and execute Knowledge Communities throughout the United States as well as develop relationships in new markets as opportunities arise. Over the past 16 years with Wexford, Joe has executed projects in Philadelphia’s uCity Square, Providence’s Innovation & Design District, Miami’s Converge, and Pittsburgh’s Innovation Corridor. In addition, he is currently working on predevelopment in UC Davis and the University of Washington.
Before joining Wexford, Joe was Assistant Vice President of Real Estate and Architecture for the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), where he oversaw 5 million square feet of owned and leased facilities and directed the Health System design and construction department with an annual capital budget in excess of $100 million.
Joe graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He is also a registered architect in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Executive Vice President
Tom is employed by Wexford Science + Technology as an Executive Vice President. In this role, he guides Wexford’s implementation of its Knowledge Community strategy across their development stakeholders globally to position Wexford’s research park developments as critical hubs in the regional innovation ecosystem.
Tom is an engaging speaker who has recently delivered keynotes on creating innovation ecosystems and helping Universities, research institutions, cities, regions, and federal governments, leverage their research and technologies into knowledge-led economic development, at the Associated of University Research Parks, the Austin Chamber of Commerce, the Society for Research Administration, and the NATO Industry Summit. He has also appeared on CNBC, CBC, CNN, and CBS and his opinions have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fortune, The Globe and Mail, and The New York Times, among others.
Additionally, Tom serves as an innovation advisor to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade – Canada; helping Canadian companies successfully expand their operations into the United States and assisting US companies in developing Canadian partnerships and markets. He also serves as an advisor to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on global innovation, and the Brookings Institution for Innovation District research and measurement.
Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff at Broadwing Inc., an NYSE-listed, telecommunications provider, providing executive leadership in the areas of corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and innovation.
Prior to that, he served as Special Assistant to United States Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.), providing advice on foreign policy issues. Tom also provided policy advice to the Reagan Administration and developed a research methodology that has become a standard at Congressional Quarterly magazine.
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
Danielle serves as Wexford’s Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. Since 2016, she has been responsible for all legal matters for Wexford and currently also leads the day-to-day operations of the company.
Prior to joining Wexford, Danielle was an associate in the Real Estate Department of the law firm of Ballard Spahr, LLP, representing developers and investors in the acquisition, development and disposition of development and operating properties, construction and permanent debt financings, equity financings and joint ventures, and development-, leasing-, and management related agreements.
During Danielle’s time with Ballard Spahr, LLP, she participated in a variety of commercial and mixed-use properties, multifamily housing and for sale housing. Before embarking on her legal career, Danielle served as Assistant Vice President for Deutsche Asset Management in Baltimore and as the Director of Legal Services for AIM Funds in San Francisco.
Danielle graduated with honors from the University of Maryland Law School in 2004 with the distinction of Order of the Coif and was the recipient of the William P. Cunningham Award for Exceptional Achievement and Service. Danielle is the Vice President of the Board of Directors of One House at a Time, a nonprofit which acts as the receiver for the City of Baltimore’s Vacants-to-Value program.
Senior Vice President, Chief Community Officer
Travis serves as Wexford’s first Chief Community Officer and works hand-in-hand with Wexford’s university partners, civic leaders and community groups in the Knowledge Communities we develop. His primary role is to ensure that Wexford is building inclusive communities in each of our cities and to lead the overall community engagement strategy, identify new partners and initiatives to add to the knowledge community portfolio, develop funding mechanisms to increase opportunities for under-represented innovators, and strengthen the connections between the Knowledge Community and the geography in which it resides.
Previously, Travis was President of the CIC Venture Café Global Institute (VCGI) where he was responsible for the growth and expansion of the organization. He was also the founding Executive Director of Venture Café St. Louis – the first expansion city outside of Cambridge located at the Wexford’s property, @4240. In his role, Travis propelled Venture Café St. Louis to be the largest weekly event gathering for innovators and entrepreneurs in the United States.
Prior to launching Venture Café St. Louis, Travis was the Assistant Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership where he ran an annual business plan competition, launched a biotech incubator, and managed a network of four additional business incubators.Travis is a community designer who uses innovation and entrepreneurship to drive community and economic development. He co-founded 59DaysOfCode and GlobalHack, two competitions that create community and build talent. GlobalHack is now the world’s largest hackathon and attracts participants from around the globe.
A frequent speaker, Travis honed his skills while doing standup for more than three years and is often called upon to speak on the topics of innovation, community design, economic development and leadership.
Travis was appointed by St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson to serve on the board of directors of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership; he is also a board member for the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis and is an advisor to Balsa Foundation and Pipeline Entrepreneurs.
He received a bachelor’s in psychology with a minor in conflict resolution and peacemaking, a master’s in organizational behavior and has completed the coursework for a doctorate in organizational leadership.
West Region Executive and Senior Vice President, Development
Doug serves as Wexford’s West Region Executive and Senior Vice President of Development. In his role, he is chartered with developing and executing projects that create and expand Wexford Knowledge Communities in the Midwest and West regions.
Doug brings over 30 years of experience in real estate development and finance, including development management, stakeholder advisory, construction oversight, and financial structuring.
Prior to joining Wexford, Doug was CEO of Downtown STL, Inc. a public-private partnership focused on economic development in downtown St. Louis. Doug’s previous experience includes consulting with Knowledge Community stakeholders, including the Cortex Innovation District and Washington University in St. Louis.
From 1985 to 2007, Doug was employed at Bank of America where he held several company-wide leadership positions at the bank, including President of the Community Development Banking Group and President of the Franchise Banking Group.
Doug currently serves on the Advisory Board of the George Warren Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a former board member of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, the Local Initiative Support Corporation and the St. Louis Equity Fund.
Senior Vice President, West Region Executive
Southeast Region Executive and Senior Vice President, Development
Caroline is employed by Wexford Science + Technology as the Southeast Regional Executive and Senior Vice President. With over 30 years of commercial real estate experience, Caroline brings a wealth of development knowledge and experience from mixed-use and brownfield to adaptive re-use and transit-oriented development projects. Currently she leads the development efforts across the southeast region, including Baltimore, MD; Durham, NC; Winston-Salem, NC; and Miami, FL.
Before joining Wexford, Caroline was the founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Ekistics, a real estate development company focused on urban infill and adaptive reuse opportunities. During her time at Ekistics, she managed the day-to-day development for the 700,000 square foot mixed-use, multi-building first phase as part of the larger $1.5 billion, 28-acre transit-oriented development in partnership with the State of Maryland.
Prior to founding Ekistics, Caroline spent the majority of her career with Struever Bros Eccles & Rouse (SBE&R) ultimately serving as Chief Operating Officer, where she was responsible for the company’s commercial and residential development. Caroline grew SBE&R’s portfolio to more than two million square feet, managed a team of 25 staff members and oversaw all aspects of development with total project budgets in excess of $500 million.
Caroline is a licensed real estate broker in Maryland and member of numerous community involvement programs including the Economic Development Committee of Greater Baltimore, Urban Land Institute of Baltimore, Baltimore Chapter of the Lambda Alpha International, and the Open Society Institute-Baltimore Leadership Council.
Northeast Region Executive and Senior Vice President, Development
John serves as Wexford’s Northeast Region Executive and Senior Vice President of Development. In this role, John develops relationships and executes projects that create and expand Wexford Knowledge Communities throughout the Northeast, including uCity Square in Philadelphia, the Innovation Corridor in Pittsburgh, and the Design & Innovation District in Providence.
John brings more than 30 years of experience in building and managing public-private partnerships that drive investment, development, and job growth to his role at Wexford. Prior to joining Wexford in 2020, John served as President of PIDC, Philadelphia’s city-wide public-private development corporation where he was responsible for efforts to strengthen relationships among the public, private, institutional and philanthropic sectors to drive inclusive job growth, investment and development to every corner of Philadelphia. John joined PIDC in 1998, serving in a variety of senior leadership positions, including overseeing PIDC’s city-wide real estate development activity and its acquisition and redevelopment of The Navy Yard prior to becoming its President in 2011. Prior to joining PIDC, John spent 9 years with the Cooper’s Ferry Development Association planning and developing Camden, NJ’s commercial waterfront.
John is a graduate of La Salle University with a BA in Economics and the University of Pennsylvania’s MPA program. He is active with a number of corporate, higher education and civic organizations in Philadelphia, including serving on the Board of Directors at PECO Energy, an Exelon Subsidiary; as a Trustee at La Salle University; a member of the CEO Council for Growth; and on the Board of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. He also serves as a member of the President’s Real Estate Council at Drexel University, the Corporate Council at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Innovation Advisory Board at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center, and the Advisory Board of Life Sciences Cares.
Senior Vice President, Asset Management
Mark is involved in all facets of Wexford’s transactions with particular responsibility for managing client relationships, the development process and the marketing and leasing of assigned projects. Mark also assists in the financial analyses and evaluations of investment opportunities being considered by Wexford.
Prior to joining Wexford, Mark served as Director of Real Estate at Allegis Group, Inc., a multi-billion dollar staffing company. Mark was responsible for all aspects of the corporate real estate strategy including leasing, disposition, and management of leased office space throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Mark also brings commercial banking experience from his time at Bank of America, NA and its predecessor banks. His experience included financial analysis and structuring complex debt transactions.
Senior Vice President, Engineering + Construction
Chris is a founding member of the Wexford team and brings over 30 years of diverse construction and engineering experience throughout the U.S. Since 2005, he has been in charge of overseeing all the design, construction and engineering related development activities for both core and shell and tenant improvement projects within the Wexford development and pre-development portfolio. His responsibilities include direct involvement in the initial project planning and budgeting; building design and construction; and project closeout. In addition, Chris manages the environmental due diligence and activities within Wexford.
Over the past 16 years, Chris has contributed to Wexford’s growth by developing approximately 3.5 million square feet of new, ground-up projects and roughly 2 million square feet of historic rehabilitation projects including 5 LEED Platinum and 8 LEED Gold certified projects.
Before joining Wexford, Chris spent nine years at Townsend Capital, LLC, where he was responsible for all the design and construction as well as facility improvement activities. Prior to joining Townsend Capital, Chris spent eight years at AT&T/ Lucent Technologies where he was responsible for all the engineering and operational aspects of a major facility including building engineering, operations and tenant build-out.
Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He also completed his Master of Science in Engineering Management from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Chris is a licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey and Maryland.
Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer
Marco A. Chacon, PhD., serves as Wexford’s Chief Scientific Officer. In this role, he provides direction and guidance on Wexford’s Scalable Lab Platform and in helping life science companies take full advantage of the connections with universities and entrepreneurs that are at the core of our Knowledge Communities.
Additionally, he is the Founder & President of IRAZÚ Bio-Holdings LLC., a company dedicated to early-stage technology development, while bridging the uncertain divide between academic research and drug development. Leveraging innovative biochemical mechanisms described in hypoxia tolerant and neuroprotective phenotypes, including caloric restriction models, newborn mammals and hibernators, IRAZÚ is developing indications to promote survival, prevent disease and improve quality of life in old age. The company is also developing technology in the fields of immuno-oncology and gene therapy.
Formerly, Chacon served as Assistant Vice President of Industry Alliances at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Chacon is also the Founder and former Chairman of Paragon Bioservices, Inc., a contract development and GMP manufacturing organization (CDMO) that specialized in process development and GMP manufacturing of viral vectors for gene therapy. In May of 2019, Paragon was acquired by Catalent Pharma Solutions—a global CMO—for $1.2 Billion. The combined organization occupies roughly 200,000 square feet of space at three sites in Maryland, including The University of MD BioPark, Anne Arundel County and Gaithersburg. It is estimated that the company will have greater than 1,000 employees by the second quarter of 2021.
Dr. Chacon’s academic interests include energy metabolism, oxygen homeostasis and the regenerative potential of tissues and organs. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Youngstown State University and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Maryland. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Maryland Foundation and was appointed in 2016 to the Life Sciences Advisory Board by Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. Additionally, Dr. Chacon is the founding chair of The Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland Graduate School.
Senior Vice President, Administration
Debbie is a founding member of the Wexford team and oversees all aspects of the day-to-day administrative operations for Wexford Science & Technology. She is responsible for overseeing human resource matters, coordinating marketing efforts for the Wexford team, website management, and support for the Chairman and President of Wexford.
Before joining Wexford, Debbie was employed at Townsend Capital, LLC where she was involved with the university and university-related research parks business line that is now Wexford. Debbie played a pivotal role in growing the business line through her organizational and administrative expertise.
Debbie brings over 20 years of office management, human resources-related experience, and corporate governance to Wexford.
Senior Vice President and Market Executive
Dennis serves as Senior Vice President and Market Executive for Wexford. In his role, he is responsible for delivering and executing projects in partnership with research universities resulting in place making mixed-use Knowledge Communities.
He brings over 30 years of combined experience in commercial banking, real estate financing and development. Prior to joining Wexford, he was Senior Vice President of Development at East Baltimore Development with responsibility for planning and developing an 88 acre mixed-used Bio Lab, residential and amenity rich community next to Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Previously, he was Vice President and General Manager for Maryland Mixed-Use Master Planned Communities for The Rouse Company and General Growth Properties with responsibility for development of over 2,000 mixed-used acres, ongoing development of Columbia, Maryland, entitlements, development and P/L performance, and prior was a commercial/real estate banker for 13 years.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lincoln University, a Master of Business Administration in Corporate Finance and Investments from George Washington University and Executive Studies in Mixed-Use Development from Harvard University.
Senior Vice President, Leasing
Mark brings over 30 years of experience to his role of Senior Vice President of Leasing for Wexford Science & Technology. Since 2009, Mark has led the leasing strategy and execution for Wexford’s Knowledge Communities in the West including St. Louis’ Cortex Innovation Community and BRDG Park, Phoenix’s Biomedical Campus, and Sacramento’s Aggie Square.
Prior to coming to Wexford, Mark spent over twenty years in various senior management positions in marketing and sales with Wells Fargo Bank, Sister-to-Sister Foundation, Montgomery Sports and Tailwind Sports.
Mark was a member of the 1980, 1984, and 1988 Olympic Teams and won a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles in the 1,000-meter sprint cycling event. He was inducted into the U.S. Cycling Hall of Fame in 1995.
Vice President, Finance
Jonathan is involved in the financial planning and analysis of Wexford projects; with a primary focus on underwriting new and potential projects. Additionally, Jonathan is responsible for Wexford’s current and future project subsidies including New Market Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits and various local and state level programs. His transaction responsibilities include financial analysis and modeling, RFP responses, subsidy benefit calculations, investor negotiations, space-lease and ground-lease negotiations and financial closings. Jonathan has over 14 years of commercial real estate and structured finance experience.
Prior to joining Wexford, Jonathan was a manager in CohnReznick, LLP’s real estate and financial consulting group. During his time there, Jonathan represented developers, non-profits, manufacturing companies and others utilizing federal and state tax credits; helping to structure transactions to best serve their financial and tax needs. Throughout the years, he has spoken on numerous panels at industry events across the country.
In addition to his work at Wexford, Jonathan is an active board member of the Dyslexia Tutoring Program, a non-profit providing free tutoring programs to low-income dyslexic children in Baltimore.
Jonathan received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Baltimore.
Vice President, Senior Real Estate Counsel
Sheelagh Allston serves as Vice President and is responsible for working on leasing and development matters.
Prior to joining Wexford, Sheelagh was a partner in the Real Estate and Commercial Lending groups of Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP. While at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP, Sheelagh represented clients in a variety of real estate matters, including representing lenders in sophisticated financing transactions such as bond-secured financings, and representing borrowers in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae financings. Her practice also included representing clients in general business matters and representing landlords and tenants on leasing matters (including office, restaurant and retail leases), drafting and negotiating construction contracts and representing developers in acquisitions and various land development issues.
Sheelagh graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 2000. She was named to the Best Lawyers in America List for Real Estate Law in 2018 and is a member of the 2017 Class of the Greater Baltimore Committee LEADERship program. She serves on the Board of Young Audiences Arts for Learning Maryland, a non-profit organization devoted to enriching the lives and education of Maryland’s youth through educational and culturally diverse arts programs.
Vice President, Market Executive
Rosalio serves as Vice President and Market Executive for Wexford Science & Technology and is responsible for developing and executing projects in the Western United States. With over 20 years of experience in commercial and multifamily real estate development, architectural design, and construction management, Rosalio brings a wealth of knowledge to leasing, acquisitions, budgeting, due diligence, environmental remediation, entitlements, sustainable design, and permitting.
Before joining Wexford, Rosalio oversaw the operations for Boos Development Group’s Western division as a Vice President of Development and Construction. Over his career, he has developed over 2.5 million square feet of commercial projects and managed development teams and company divisions in the western US. Previously, he worked as an architectural designer for HOK in the Culver City, CA office and Fragoso Construction as a project manager in the Chicago region.
He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Illinois Chicago and Master of Architecture from the University of California Los Angeles. He also attended the Ross Minority Program in Real Estate at the University of Southern California. In addition, Rosalio has the LEED AP accreditation from US Green Building Council and holds a CA Real Estate License.
Manager, Property Administration
McKayla serves as the Manager of Property Administration at Wexford Science & Technology where she is responsible for assisting the Vice President of Asset Management, Regional Asset Managers, internal stakeholders, third party property management teams, and clients with the day-to-day tasks required to operate a portfolio of commercial real estate.
Prior to joining Wexford, McKayla served as the Assistant Property Manager for MRP Realty where she was responsible for the administration of tenant leases, billing and collecting tenant receivables, processing all invoices, maintaining cash accounts, and generating monthly closing reports for ownership.
McKayla graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She was a member of the National Communication Association’s Honor Society.
Director of Legal Services
Jennifer brings over 20 years of legal field experience to her role as Director of Legal Services. She is responsible for drafting licenses and other corporate documents, maintaining and managing the company’s document database, as well as helping with additional administrative tasks. Jennifer has been with Wexford for over 6 years and originally served as an executive administrative assistant to senior members of the legal and development teams.
Prior to joining Wexford, she was a legal administrative assistant at Lenrow, Kohn & Oliver.
Jennifer attended Purdue University and received her Associated Degree in Paralegal Studies from Baltimore County Community College.
Regional Asset Manager
As Regional Asset Manager, Chip oversees property management for Wexford in its Baltimore, Chicago, Durham, Hershey, Norfolk and Richmond markets. Chip is responsible for building strategic relationships with major tenants and Knowledge Community partners. He directly manages Wexford’s third-property management partners in these markets.
Chip joined Wexford in June of 2019, bringing more than 12 years of commercial property management experience, working for both public and private developers as well as a third-party manager. Prior to joining Wexford, Chip was Senior Property Manager for Cushman & Wakefield, serving as the third-party manager for Wexford’s University of Maryland BioPark assets and the Hershey Center for Applied Research. Chip has also held roles in property management with St. John Properties and the Howard Hughes Corporation, bringing experience managing life sciences, retail, industrial /flex and office properties.
Chip holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from Clemson University. He is a licensed real estate salesperson in Maryland and is pursuing a RPA designation through BOMI. He has been member of BOMA Baltimore since 2010.
Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Steve focuses on all aspects of corporate accounting for Wexford, with a primary role of financial statement preparation and reporting. Steve brings over 15 years of diverse commercial real estate accounting and finance experience including acquisitions, historic rehabilitation, ground-up development, mixed-use, strip center, enclosed mall and outlet center projects. His background and additional responsibilities include budgeting, cash management and forecasting, job cost tracking and financing of real estate projects through the use of debt, equity, federal and state tax credits and other subsidies.
Before joining Wexford, Steve had a similar role with a unique 3,200 acre multi-modal redevelopment of a former steel plant. Prior to that, he was accounting manager for the Rouse Company and General Growth Properties where he was responsible for daily accounting operation for a group of wholly owned and joint venture projects.
Senior Director, Construction
Sean is responsible for managing all aspects of the planning, design, and construction of the Wexford portfolio in Providence, Rhode Island and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With over 15 years of experience, he is a seasoned construction industry professional that has worked on a variety of construction projects from submarine graving docks to historic renovations that range in size from $10 million to $200 million. Sean’s areas of expertise include mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) management, project management, owner project manager (OPM), and project engineering.
Prior to joining Wexford, Sean spent 15 years at Gilbane Building Company as a project manager.
Sean earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from Johnson and Wales University. In 2017, he graduated from the Leadership Rhode Island program.
Over the past 14 years, Sean has been a volunteer for Rebuilding Together and Special Olympics.
Vice President, Leasing
Larry brings nearly 20 years of experience to his role of Vice President of Leasing for Wexford Science & Technology. He leads the leasing strategy and execution for Wexford’s Knowledge Communities in the West region including the Phoenix Bioscience Core, Aggie Square in Sacramento, Science Research Park in San Diego, and W27 at Portage Bay in Seattle.
Prior to joining Wexford, Larry’s career spanned leadership and brokerage roles at Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE. As the brokerage market leader at Cushman & Wakefield, he managed between 75-to-120 brokers in San Diego and Orange County with responsibility for supporting business development, client satisfaction, and revenue growth. As a broker at CBRE, Larry was a partner on a market dominant team supporting Institutional and Private Investors and representing corporate occupiers in their leasing of space.
He received his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Accounting from UC Santa Barbara.
Sue joined the Wexford Team in July 2017. She provides administrative support to the Baltimore Office and Development teams.
Sue brings to Wexford over 20 years of C-Level Suite Executive Assistant expertise in the Higher Education, Finance and Hospitality fields. Sue is a Board member of the Baltimore Jazz Alliance and a member of Baltimore’s City Center Residents Association. She is also an active member of Baltimore Transit Choices and the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance.
Executive Director, Construction
Bernie functions as the central point of contact concerning all construction, budget and scheduling issues for projects in Winston-Salem, NC; Durham, NC; Chicago, IL; and Norfolk, VA. He brings over thirty years of experience in the construction industry, ranging from General Superintendent to Senior Executive of Operations for a New York City construction firm.
Over the last six years, Bernie has been responsible for delivering over 1 million square feet of core and shell and an additional 500,000 square feet of tenant improvements within the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. This project was a historical renovation of multiple former RJ Reynolds tobacco factory buildings, adding additional layers of complexity and coordination. He was also a vital contributor in the support and coordination of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter’s infrastructure and park amenities.
Bernie is exceptionally adept at balancing the multiplicity of building stakeholders, while ensuring the requirements and objectives of the University remain first and foremost.
He attended Seton Hall University for Business. In addition, Bernie completed the Construction Management Certificate Program at NYU and the Architectural and Construction Management program from Mechanics Institute NYC.
Vice President, Market Executive
Pete serves as Vice President and Market Executive for Wexford Science & Technology. He actively manages the marketing, leasing, financing, operation and construction of uCity Square – Wexford’s project in the Philadelphia market.
uCity Square is a 8.0 million square foot mixed-use development project located in Philadelphia’s growing Innovation District. Specific buildings that Wexford manages include 3711 Market Street, 3737 Market Street, 3675 Market Street, 3401 Market, 3440 Market Street, 1 uCity, and Drexel University Health Sciences Building.
Pete graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University. He is an active member of ULI Philadelphia and serves on the Board of NAIOP Greater Philadelphia.
Vice President, Market Executive
Mike serves as Vice President and Market Executive for Wexford Science & Technology with a focus on executing new development opportunities in the Northeast Region. With over 12 years of commercial real estate experience, Mike has been responsible for the development and leasing of The Assembly, a $330 million adaptive reuse project in Pittsburgh, PA totaling 355,000 square feet of lab and office space in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh. Mike was previously Director of Finance at Wexford where he participated in the successful underwriting, structuring, and closing of over $370 million in real estate investments totaling over 800,000 square feet.
Prior to joining Wexford, Mike was an Associate with Valbridge Property Advisors where he was responsible for appraisal and consulting assignments for a wide variety of property types including office, industrial, retail, residential, institutional, and recreational uses within Washington, D.C., and Baltimore Metropolitan areas.
Mike received a Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College.
Senior Director, Market Executive
Claire serves as the Senior Director, Development and Market Executive for Wexford’s first development in California- Aggie Square. She is responsible for overseeing the design, construction, marketing, operations, and deal project management. Aggie Square is a 1 million SF development on UC Davis’ Sacramento campus. With two 7-story lab buildings, one academic office tower, a mixed-use residential component, and parking, the project is estimated to bring over $1.1 billion of development to Sacramento. This development will also showcase Connect Lab by Wexford, Wexford’s marquee shared lab and office offering.
Prior to joining the Wexford team, Claire was a Senior Program Manager at Arizona State University; leading the place-based innovation efforts for Entrepreneurship + Innovation team. This included oversight of design and construction of new spaces for the program, programmatic and operational design and daily oversight of the existing portfolio sites, leading a team of six, and launching a premier, community-facing makerspace.
Before working at ASU, Claire worked at CIC (the Cambridge Innovation Center), curating a diverse portfolio of clients for the CIC Boston site, helping to design and implement data analytics for company-wide sales goals, and eventually leading the expansion into Providence, Rhode Island.
She received her Bachelors of Science and Arts in Operations Management and Spanish from the University of North Carolina- Asheville and a Masters of Global Affairs in Innovation Ecosystems from the University of Toronto.
Director, Asset Management
Jake is involved in all facets of Wexford’s transactions with particular responsibility in the financial analyses and evaluations of leasing and investment opportunities being considered by Wexford. Jake also assists in managing client relationships, the development process and the marketing of assigned projects.
Prior to joining Wexford, Jake served as the Senior Investment Analyst in the Washington, DC offices of Northmarq Capital, the nation’s largest privately held servicer and provider of commercial real estate debt and equity with an annual production volume of over $13 billion. His experience included financial and market analyses corresponding to the structuring of complex debt and equity transactions throughout the United States.
Jake also brings third party due diligence experience from his time as an environmental analyst. His experience included performing Phase I and II Environmental Assessments, along with assisting on Property Condition and Appraisal Reports, throughout the United States.
Assistant Vice President, Asset Management
Jennifer works directly with the vice president of asset management to oversee property management for a majority of the Wexford portfolio. Her territory includes five markets consisting of 17 buildings and 3 parking garages. Jennifer is responsible for assisting in maintaining positive relationships with major tenants and Knowledge Community partners. In addition, she has direct management and oversight of third party property management companies.
Jennifer joined Wexford in August 2017 bringing 17 years of property management experience with her. Jennifer spent eight of those years working as Senior Property Manager for Divaris Real Estate, Inc. overseeing property management out of their Rockville, Maryland satellite office. Jennifer has experience in managing retail, industrial, healthcare and commercial buildings throughout her career.
Jennifer studied accounting and business at Mount Saint Mary’s College and University of Maryland, respectively.
Vice President, Market Executive
Gregg Herlong has over ten years of commercial real estate experience. As a Vice President and Market Executive, he actively manages the marketing, leasing, financing, operation and construction of Wexford’s development activities in Providence, RI and Baltimore, MD, as well as the pursuit of new business opportunities.
Gregg was previously a Senior Associate at Tradepoint Atlantic, a 3,100 acre Global Logistics Park in Baltimore, MD and an Associate at Wexford Science & Technology, where he focused on financing, underwriting and structuring various office, lab, retail and industrial real estate transactions.
Gregg began his career in commercial real estate at CBRE as a property manager and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Clemson University and a Master of Science in Real Estate from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
Vice President, Leasing
Susan serves as Vice President of Leasing of Wexford’s Knowledge Communities throughout the Eastern and Midwestern regions. In this role, Susan performs a wide range of functions related to the ongoing branding, leasing, and marketing efforts for the portfolio including projects in the development pipeline as well as existing, stabilized assets.
Prior to Wexford, Susan was a First Vice President with CBRE where she focused on Medical and Life Science leasing for Investors and Occupiers. Susan has over 20 years of progressive Real Estate experience in helping clients execute successful real estate strategies. She has worked for several local developers such as Manekin LLC and St. John Properties Inc. and has an extensive leasing experience with a wide range of portfolio classes. She possesses a unique blend of business acumen overseeing the leasing and construction processes, budgeting, value engineering of capital cost, and real estate strategy and analytics. She is a leader in developing cross-functioning teams who collaborate as a unit to achieve business goals.
Susan is Wexford’s market professional who maintains a deep understanding of market conditions and economic trends. She develops, refines, evaluates, and manages leasing strategies and best practices for the portfolio including marketing plans & budgets. She is instrumental in building strong relationships with local, regional, and national companies allowing Wexford to establish a broad professional network. She works with internal and external resources to create detailed analyses and deal specific recommendations based on market and portfolio dynamics. In addition, she works with third party vendor to create property renderings, marketing collateral and comprehensive property data sheets.
Susan has a Bachelor of Science degree from Elon University in Elon College, NC and holds a Maryland and District of Columbia Real Estate License.
Senior Director, Finance
Jim oversees all facets of the construction and equity draw processes for the Wexford development portfolio. He also assists the Construction and Development teams with providing job cost information and budget to actual reporting.
Prior to joining Wexford, Jim worked for PNC Realty Investors, Inc. where he oversaw the accounting function for a portfolio containing multi-family, industrial, office and joint venture properties. Jim brings over 15 years of experience in real estate accounting and finance.
Jim received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Frostburg State University, where he graduated summa cum laude.
Vice President, Market Executive
Kyle serves as Vice President and Market Executive for Phoenix and Seattle and is responsible for new developments, marketing, leasing, community engagement, construction, and operations in those markets. The first project in Phoenix is 850 PBC, a 227,000 SF building in partnership with Arizona State University and the City of Phoenix at the Phoenix Bioscience Core. This building provides a bioscience focused innovation and research space for ASU, CEI, and private companies, resulting in the beginning of a vibrant Knowledge Community in downtown Phoenix.
Prior to joining the Wexford team, Kyle was a Development Manager for PEG Companies, a full-service real estate firm based in Utah. He has completed extensive underwriting and due diligence throughout the United States and brings development experience in a variety of asset types and markets. His experience includes the development of a 1,604-bed student housing community at Utah Valley University, over 450 apartment units, and hotels in multiple states.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Facility and Property Management from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration in Real Estate from the University of Utah.
Kyle currently serves on the Downtown Phoenix Inc Board, Phoenix Community Alliance Board, ULI2D Committee, and the BYU Facility and Property Management Industry Advisory Council.
Executive Assistant, Real Estate
Davina is responsible for managing the administrative functions to leverage the Asset Management Team’s performance, including, but not limited to, assisting with document/lease management, schedule coordination, and expense reporting.
Before joining Wexford, Davina worked as a customer accountant at the Euler Hermes corporate headquarters for North America and has over eight years in total of customer service and administrative support experience working for a variety of organizations.
Davina graduated from the University of Baltimore in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Prior to that she earned her high school diploma from the culinary arts magnet program at Western School of Technology in Catonsville. She also served as a chapter advisor for B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO) in a volunteer capacity for over ten years.
Vice President, Construction
Bob joined the Wexford team in 2007, shortly after the company’s inception. He serves as Wexford’s Vice President of Construction and has been managing the development and redevelopment of projects in key markets including St. Louis, MO; Philadelphia, PA; Miami, FL; Hershey, PA; Raleigh/Durham, NC; and Pittsburgh, PA. In his role, he is responsible for the projects from concept design through substantial completion and occupancy. Specifically this includes selecting the design team and clarifying the scope of services and fees; selecting a construction manager that is best suited to execute the scope of the project; and focusing on teamwork, collaboration, and maintaining focus of the project goals. In addition, Bob achieves long-term relationships with Wexford’s valued construction partners.
Bob specializes in a variety of vertical construction including: new construction of laboratory research; historic demolition and rehabilitation projects; hi-rise construction in urban environments; “tilt-up” structures; and pre-cast structured parking garages. To date, all of the projects that Bob has completed have been either LEED Gold or Platinum certified.
Prior to joining Wexford, Bob gained over 20 years of experience in civil and site work that included estimating, project management, customer development and daily personnel management of more than 200 employees.
Bob received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Economics from Ithaca College.
Project Director, Construction
Tracy brings over 18 years of experience in construction management within the Philadelphia region to her role as Project Director, Construction. She is a detail-oriented individual who is responsible for overseeing the quality of a project, schedule management, and budget control.
Prior to joining Wexford, Tracy was a senior project manager with INTECH Construction where she worked on projects including eleven floors of outpatient medical offices for Penn Medicine at 3737 Market, development of an infrastructure roadway at uCity Square, the core and shell of 3675 Market and other life science lab fit-out projects.
Tracy holds a Master of Architectural Engineering Degree with emphasis on Construction Management from the Pennsylvania State University.
Project Director, Construction
Daniel brings over 15 years of experience in design and construction specifically in innovation districts and life sciences. A skilled collaborator, he is detail oriented and technical. Daniel is responsible for managing all aspects of the planning, design, and construction of the Wexford portfolio in North Carolina. Daniel’s area of expertise includes building metrics for life sciences and the various components that encompasses these types of buildings.
Prior to joining Wexford, Daniel was a senior associate at Ayers Saint Gross where he led multiple projects through master plan, design, and construction including Wexford’s projects Point 225 in Providence, RI and The Pearl Innovation District in Charlotte, NC. He was responsible for the production, management, and coordination of technical documents while maintaining a high level of design with flexibility to meet client needs.
Daniel holds a Master of Architecture Degree from Catholic University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The University of Maryland. He is a registered Architect in Maryland and The District of Columbia.
Director, Engineering + Operations
With over 30 years of experience as a Chief Operating Engineer, Joe serves as Wexford’s Director of Engineering and Operations. His responsibilities include overseeing the engineering and operations across the entire portfolio and assisting the third party property engineering staff in maintaining and upgrading the properties. In addition, he also works with the construction team on engineering and mechanical issues.
Prior to joining Wexford, Joe served as Associate Vice President for Cushman and Wakefield where he was responsible for all aspects of maintenance and equipment replacement for a large institutionally owned trophy office property in Washington, DC. He has experience in all types of physical plants from steam and chilled water operations to thermal storage. Throughout his career he has often served as project manager for large-scale physical plant and building renovation projects in occupied buildings.
Joe holds several designations from BOMI, US Green Building Council and the Green Building Initiative.
Vice President, Asset Management
Brendan oversees all aspects of property management for the Wexford portfolio, which includes 33 buildings and 6 parking garages in 12 different markets totaling 5.7 million rentable square feet. He also assists the Development team with property management related issues for development properties as well as creating the pro forma operating budget for the projects. Brendan is responsible for helping maintain positive relationships with major tenants and park partners. He has direct management and oversight of the third party property management companies.
Prior to joining Wexford, Brendan served as Associate Vice President for Colliers Pinkard where he oversaw the management of a portfolio of properties that included office, warehouse and research uses. Brendan has over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry.
Brendan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Towson University as well as holding several designations from BOMI, IREM and the U.S. Green Building Council.
Senior Real Estate Counsel
Natalie serves as Senior Real Estate Counsel. Prior to joining Wexford, Natalie was an associate in the Real Estate Group of Venable LLP, representing owners, developers, investors and lenders in real estate and commercial transactions.
Natalie graduated with honors from the University of Maryland Law School in 2012 and was the Executive Symposium and Articles Editor of the Maryland Law Review. Natalie is the co-chair of the Baltimore Chapter of the Emory Alumni Association.
Assistant Development Director
Brandon serves as a Assistant Development Director, supporting all lease executions within the portfolio. His responsibilities include negotiating new leases, renewals, and amendments, creating leasing strategies and targets, monitoring lease expirations, and maintaining tenant relationships.
Prior to joining Wexford, Brandon served as an Industrial Research Analyst in the Baltimore office of CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. Brandon’s experience included leading the market research and reporting of industrial assets within the Baltimore/Washington D.C. region and collaborating with leasing and capital markets teams to assist in the leasing and sale of commercial real estate on behalf of both owner and occupier clients.
Brandon has a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland: College Park.
Project Director, Construction
Chris is an experienced leader in the design, construction and overall real estate development of complex projects. His work includes the oversight of both core and shell and tenant improvement projects in the private and public sectors. As a lead facilitator on these projects, he enables teams to work in an efficient manner towards the primary goal of completing a successful project.
Before joining Wexford, Chris spent over three years working as a real estate development consultant for Amazon in their development of office space in the Puget Sound region.
Prior to this role, Chris spent over four years working as a project manager for a global architecture firm, focusing on projects in healthcare and higher education.
Project Compliance Coordinator
Courtney is the Project Compliance Coordinator at Wexford, working in collaboration with the Asset Management and Legal teams. She is responsible for the implementation of processes, tracking and coordination of compliance requirements for projects under development and operating projects.
Prior to joining Wexford, Courtney was a real estate paralegal where she assisted with the acquisition, construction and refinance of multifamily housing and healthcare facilities. She brings over 10 years of legal experience to her role at Wexford.
Courtney holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University.
Assistant Development Director
Senior Director, Marketing
Sami serves as Wexford’s Senior Director of Marketing and is involved in the marketing and corporate communications of the firm. Her responsibilities include the execution, management and vision of the verbal and visual identity, marketing collateral, and new business development opportunity materials. In addition, she works closely with the development team project leads to provide assistance with Wexford’s Knowledge Community brands. Sami brings over ten years of experience at the corporate and Knowledge Community levels.
Sami graduated magna cum laude from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and a double minor in Marketing and Art History.
Ben helps facilitate the construction and equity draw processes for the Wexford Development portfolio. Assisting the Construction and Development teams by providing job cost information and budget to actual reporting. In addition to his development responsibilities he assists with various corporate accounting processes and procedures.
Prior to joining Wexford, Ben worked as a contractor for GE Renewables, where he worked as an analyst to forecast and track annual financials. In addition he has experience in financial accounting with Trident USA Health Services, and ECI where he facilitated the month end close processes respectively.
Ben has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Siena College in Loudonville, NY.
Project Manager – West Region, Development
Annie Snyder serves as the Project Manager of West Region Development at Wexford. She is involved in Wexford’s Knowledge Communities at Aggie Square in Sacramento, California, and Phoenix Bioscience Core in Phoenix, Arizona. In her role, Annie helps manage the offsite design package, project construction, timeline management, marketing, leasing, operations, and community engagement.
Prior to joining the Wexford team, Annie was an Operations Director at two Arizona-based consulting firms. She was also on the Land Acquisition team at Walton Global, helping secure bulk land deals for top residential home builders across the nation, and holds an active Arizona real estate license.
Annie has extensive experience in contract management, legal copywriting, communications, real estate due diligence and contract negotiations.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Law, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Public Service and Public Policy, from Arizona State University at Barrett, the Honors College.
Assistant Director, Development
Jenna serves as the Assistant Director of Development in our Philadelphia Market. She provides support in the marketing, leasing, financing, operation, and construction of uCity Square, an 8.0 million square foot mixed-use development in Philadelphia’s growing Innovation District.
Prior to joining Wexford, Jenna was part of a small development team based in Seattle, Washington, building offices for users such as Amazon, Costco, Facebook and the Bill + Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition, she has experience creating dynamic urban retail and hospitality environments with roles involving leasing, marketing, and business development.
Vice President, Connect Labs
Karen is the senior administrative assistant and oversees Wexford’s Philadelphia office location. In addition, she provides technical and logistical support to the northeast region executive and development team based in Philadelphia.
Prior to joining Wexford Science & Technology she held a variety of positions performing special event planning, fundraising, marketing communications, public relations, and administrative assistant functions.
Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
Contract Manager, Construction
Dawn is the Contract Manager for construction projects at Wexford. She brings over 15 years of experience in office management and construction related coordination. In her role at Wexford she is responsible for the coordination of the projects including managing the contracts and invoices. Dawn works closely with the engineering and construction team, especially the project directors and managers.
Prior to joining Wexford, Dawn was employed with SJP Properties for seven years as an executive coordinator to the vice president of pre-construction
Senior Project Manager, Construction
Steve is involved with construction and tenant improvements throughout the Wexford portfolio. He brings over 30 years of experience in construction, maintenance and property management to the Wexford team. His responsibilities have included the construction of research laboratories, network operations centers, manufacturing facilities, and corporate offices.
Since graduating Rutgers School of Engineering in 1983, Steve has worked in equipment design, management of construction projects in high technology industries, and HVAC projects for government, pharmaceutical and industrial customers. These roles have provided Steve with a balanced perspective of construction that allows him to view projects holistically, thinking about lifecycle costs, future serviceability, functionality and initial expense.