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We have proven that sustainability creates lasting value.
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We believe that well-crafted buildings can improve people’s lives.
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We build for and with communities.
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We prioritize lasting partnerships.

Our Company

MAG Partners is a woman-owned, WBE-certified, urban real estate company with decades of experience developing impactful, iconic, large-scale projects.

Led by MaryAnne Gilmartin, together the MAG Partners team has successfully designed, built and operated over seven million square feet of office, residential and mixed-use projects, including over 2,000 units of housing, with a total value of over $4.5 billion. Our current multi-million square foot development portfolio includes three multifamily rental buildings and a ground-up commercial development in Manhattan and a master plan redevelopment in Baltimore.

We believe and have proven that principles of beauty, diversity, inclusion and sustainability create great places with lasting value for our partners, investors and communities.

Our Record

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New York Times

The New York Times Building is an office building in midtown Manhattan developed in partnership with The New York Times Company. The building was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Italian architect Renzo Piano and was a driving force behind the redevelopment of 42nd Street.

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New York by Gehry

When New York by Gehry was completed in 2011, this 896 unit building—dubbed “Frank Gehry’s Love Letter to New York”—was the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere. The building was a catalyst for the transformation of Lower Manhattan into a 24/7 mixed use community.

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Tata Innovation Center

The Tata Innovation Center is a first-of-its-kind office space for tech innovation. Designed by acclaimed architects Weiss/Manfredi and located on the cutting-edge Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, the building brings together industry and academia to spur innovation in the digital economy.

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Barclays Center

Barclays Center, a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, is the centerpiece of the Pacific Park Brooklyn master development. A creative collaboration with music legend JAY-Z, the arena was designed by SHoP Architects and is credited with revitalizing the surrounding area and bringing professional sports back to Brooklyn.

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Pacific Park Brooklyn

Pacific Park Brooklyn is an eight million square foot master plan development that includes 14 mixed-income residential buildings, commercial, and retail space. When completed, Pacific Park Brooklyn—groundbreaking in its scale and ambition for the borough—will span eight acres and cover the Vanderbilt Rail Yard. Pacific Park’s first four residential buildings were designed by SHoP and COOKFOX Architects and opened in 2017.

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Metrotech Center

MetroTech Center is a $1.5 billion, 7.6 million square foot commercial, academic, and high technology complex on a ten-block, sixteen-acre site that was developed, leased and operated by members of the MAG Partners team. Critical to kickstarting Brooklyn’s revival, MetroTech transformed a dilapidated downtown into New York’s third-largest business district, bringing more than 22,000 jobs to the neighborhood.

Our Expertise

MAG Partners pairs institutional know-how and experience with a creative and nimble approach to deal-making. We strive to create great spaces, deliver superior service and construct projects that build upon the fabric of their surrounding communities.

Acquisitions & Capital Markets

MAG Partners utilizes its creativity and deep relationships to source and structure unique and valuable projects. Grounded in comprehensive real estate knowledge and experience, the MAG Partners team pairs expert project evaluation skills, from site evaluation and zoning analysis to political risk assessment, with access to project structuring and underwriting capacity, sourced from long-term relationships with institutional investors and lenders. In November 2020 MAG Partners formed a non-exclusive joint venture with the real estate investor Safanad to pursue urban real estate projects, primarily in the New York area. The venture will act as a general partner as it acquires properties and sites for both ground-up development and active management.

Portfolio & Asset Management

MAG Partners is comprised of a team of highly seasoned asset managers whose experience includes operating over 20M square feet of commercial, residential, retail and hospitality space at Forest City Realty Trust and Mack-Cali. The team’s expertise includes the full range of management capabilities, from budgeting and financial analysis to leasing, marketing, and property management. MAG Partners’ unique approach focuses on creating exceptional relationships with all constituencies – from tenants and vendors to investors and lenders – leading to long-term partnerships with the parties critical for maximizing the value of each asset in the portfolio.

Development & Construction

MAG Partners has successfully designed and built over seven million square feet of office, residential and mixed-use projects, including over 2,000 units of housing, with a total value of over $4.5 billion. The team brings a comprehensive, end-to-end skill set to development, enabling MAG Partners to manage projects from ideation to steady state management and exit. The MAG Partners team has spearheaded some of New York City’s most transformative masterplan developments and takes pride in its human-centric approach to transforming neighborhoods and making markets.

Public-Private Development

The MAG Partners team has decades of experience executing successful public-private partnerships and bringing to life transformational masterplans. Members of the team have been relied upon by New York City and State governments to produce development and infrastructure projects that deliver benefits to the community, including high levels of MWBE participation and quality permanent and construction jobs, with a special emphasis on local hiring. MAG Partners has a dedicated and experienced in-house lobbying capability, giving MAG Partners access to policymakers in New York City and Albany – a unique advantage for New York projects. A core capability of the MAG Partners team is its expertise in developing community support and achieving successful public approvals for projects. As experts in New York City Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) and New York State General Project Plans (GPP), MAG Partners has vast experience entitling projects and navigating complicated regulatory environments.

Our Team

MaryAnne Gilmartin

MaryAnne Gilmartin

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

MaryAnne Gilmartin

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

MaryAnne Gilmartin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MAG Partners, a real estate development company she founded in 2018.

Today, the company has a $1B development pipeline in New York, including RUBY at 243 W. 28th St, a mixed-income residential building designed by COOKFOX that began leasing in April 2023. In addition, the company is developing two other residential buildings, 335 Eighth Avenue and 300 E. 50th St., as well as a boutique office building at 122 Varick. In partnership with Sagamore Ventures, Goldman Sachs Asset Management and MacFarlane Partners, MAG Partners is leading the development of Baltimore Peninsula, a 235-acre masterplan in Baltimore, MD. In 2023, 1.1M SF of office, retail and residential development will open on a prime waterfront location.

MaryAnne previously served as President and CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies, where she oversaw a period of game-changing ground-up development and managed its multimillion square foot residential, commercial and retail portfolio. MaryAnne also served as Chair of the Board of Directors and interim Chief Executive Officer of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation.

In her tenure at Forest City Ratner Companies, MaryAnne spearheaded the development of some of the most high-profile real estate projects in New York City. She led the efforts to build Barclays Center, the state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue and the centerpiece of the $4.9 billion, 22-acre mixed-use Pacific Park Brooklyn development. She also oversaw the development of The New York Times Building, designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano; New York by Gehry, designed by award-winning architect Frank Gehry; and the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech, a new office building that is a first-of-its-kind space for tech innovation, designed by Weiss/Manfredi on Roosevelt Island.

MaryAnne is a civic leader in the New York metropolitan area, serving as Chair Emeritus of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, member of the Board of Trustees of The Brooklyn Academy of Music, member of the New York Public Radio Board of Trustees, and a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of The Real Estate Board of New York.  At Columbia University, MaryAnne is part of the Industry Advisory Board of the MS Real Estate Development Program as well as a member of the real estate advisory board in the Center for AI in Business Analytics & FinTech.  In addition to her civic and industry board service, MaryAnne was appointed a member of the board of directors of the global investment banking firm Jefferies Group LLC in 2014.

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Arion Alku

Arion Alku

Vice President of Accounting

Arion Alku

Vice President of Accounting

Arion Alku is Vice President of Accounting for MAG Partners and oversees corporate and project accounting, including management of day-to-day accounting functions and financial reporting.

Prior to joining MAG Partners, Arion spent two years at Marx Realty leading accounting and financial reporting for their major retail asset. Before that, he worked for 6 years in public accounting conducting audits of financial statements and internal controls for some of the largest private and publicly traded real estate owners in the country.

Arion received his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance and Accounting from the University of Tirana, Albania.

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Andre Beckles

Andre Beckles

Baltimore Peninsula Local Hiring Law Project Coordinator

Andre Beckles

Baltimore Peninsula Local Hiring Law Project Coordinator

Andre Beckles is the Baltimore Peninsula Local Hiring Law Project Coordinator with the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development. In this role, Andre serves as a liaison to local businesses and the community at large providing access to several employment opportunities. Excelling in this role managing contractual compliance and community engagement, Andre has background in sales and management and has assisted hundreds of city residents.

Andre received a Dual Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Management and Marketing from Albright College and is soon completing a Master of Business Administration with a Post Baccalaureate Project Management Certification from Morgan State University.

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Patrick Bell

Patrick Bell

Associate

Patrick Bell

Associate

Patrick Bell is an Associate responsible for development and financing for the company.

He previously worked with Weller Development for 4 years, executing on acquisitions, development, and financing for residential, office, retail, hospitality, and industrial assets.  Patrick managed the development and underwriting of the first 1.5 million square feet in the $5 billion mixed-use Baltimore Peninsula development. Financing for the first 1.5 million square feet closed at the end of 2020 and included three loans, opportunity zone equity, traditional equity, TIF bonds, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits.

Prior to Weller Development company, Patrick worked for 4 years as an Investment Analyst at Northmarq Capital underwriting loans for more than 10 million square feet and over $1 billion in total deals.

Patrick is a graduate of Washington and Lee University where he was a member of the varsity football and club hockey teams.

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Rob Boidock

Rob Boidock

Senior Vice President of Operations

Rob Boidock

Senior Vice President of Operations

Rob Boidock is the Senior Vice President of Operations at MAG Partners and oversees various departments and teams in Baltimore including finance, accounting, horizontal property management, JLL property management, legal, and operations.

Rob joins us from Sagamore Ventures, where he served as their Director of Asset Management and Reporting.  Rob joined Sagamore Ventures in 2018 with a focus on accounting operations and oversight of the firm’s real estate development investments, including the Baltimore Peninsula project and Sagamore Pendry Baltimore hotel.  While at Sagamore Ventures, Rob represented ownership in closing on the initial 1.1 million square feet of new construction at Baltimore Peninsula, including the issuance of $137 million of TIF bonds.

Prior to his time at Sagamore Ventures, Rob worked for Realterm, an industrial real estate investment manager, as their Director of Corporate Accounting. At Realterm, Rob led accounting and financial reporting for corporate operations, non-core real estate investments and international joint ventures.

Before joining Realterm, Rob worked for Windsor Healthcare Equities and Morgan Stanley.  Rob began his career at Ernst & Young in assurance services focusing on Private Equity, Government and Healthcare clients.

Rob received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Purdue University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Kim Bowling

Kim Bowling

Director of Tenant Coordination

Kim Bowling

Director of Tenant Coordination

Kim Bowling is Director of Tenant Coordination for MAG Partners and oversees the office and retail tenant buildouts.

Prior to joining MAG Partners, Kim spent 12 years at Under Armour leading the Facilities Management team for North America Retail. Before that, she worked for 13 years at Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, Inc. on notable Baltimore projects such as Harbor East, Can Company, Clipper Mill, Belvedere Square and Brewers Hill.

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Chenire Carter

Chenire Carter

Director of Community and Experiences

Chenire Carter

Director of Community and Experiences

Chenire Carter is the Director of Community and Experiences at MAG Partners. Responsible for facilitating the implementation of a $139MM MOU/community benefits agreement with Baltimore City and six south Baltimore neighborhoods. In her role, she provides resources to each community to build capacity in the changing landscape of the city, strategically create plans for sustainability, and meet the needs of community members around housing, education, transportation, public safety, and environmental matters.

Chenire is an entrepreneurial, senior executive with 15+ years of passionate experience igniting change through strategic leadership and relationship cultivation, fund development, and program creation both in non-profit and private sectors. Recognized as a master campaign strategist and spokesperson as demonstrated accomplishments include organizing capital campaigns, creating organizational brand exposure by securing segments at local television stations, and developing programs that create community awareness around education as a human right and support of long-term, academic growth and development of underserved communities. She worked at Higher Achievement, St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, Goucher College, Paul’s Place, Baltimore City Public Schools and served on many boards.  In 2023, Chenire was recognized by the Baltimore Business Journal as one of its Enterprising Women of Excellence.

Chenire has worked in development for non-profits curating events, raising funds, friends, and awareness for causes with accomplishments such as overseeing 3 Capital Campaigns that raised over $12 million. She also reorganized planning and execution of signature fundraising events for 2000+ participants that resulted in cultivating over $155,000 of yearly revenue within three years which increased from $15,000.

She studied at University of Phoenix and Maryland College Institute of Art.

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Garrett Collins

Garrett Collins

Associate

Garrett Collins

Associate

Garrett Collins is an Associate at MAG Partners and supports development and capital markets activities at the company.

 Prior to joining MAG Partners, Garrett spent three years at TPG Angelo Gordon, most recently as an Associate on the US Real Estate team. In that role, Garrett underwrote potential equity and debt investments, and spearheaded the due diligence and closing processes of new acquisitions. He also previously worked on the acquisitions team at Starwood Capital Group with coverage of the Eastern United States. Garrett has assisted in over $1 billion of transaction volume across property types.

 Garrett is a graduate of Dartmouth College where he majored in Government.

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Ashley Cotton

Ashley Cotton

Principal

Ashley Cotton

Principal

Ashley Cotton is a Principal at MAG Partners and oversees government affairs, communications, and marketing for the company.

Previously, as Managing Director for L&L MAG, Ashley led public affairs for both L&L MAG and L&L Holding Company, including the 10 million square foot commercial real estate operating and development portfolio. She led the positioning and launch of Terminal Warehouse, a 1.2 million square foot historic warehouse to office conversion in Chelsea and TSX Broadway, a first-of-its-kind full-building promotional platform in the heart of Times Square.

Prior to L&L MAG, Ashley served as Executive Vice President at Forest City Ratner Companies, managing all external relations for the company. In that role she oversaw media and community relations for complex development projects such as Pacific Park Brooklyn, Barclays Center and the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech, as well as directing the marketing strategy for the company’s multimillion square foot residential, commercial and retail portfolio.

Prior to Forest City, Ashley served as a Senior Policy Advisor to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development.

Ashley is a graduate of Bowdoin College and received her Master in Public Administration from Columbia University. A Brooklyn resident, she serves on the board of BRIC Arts Media.

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Sydney Cowles

Sydney Cowles

Marketing Manager

Sydney Cowles

Marketing Manager

Sydney Cowles is a Marketing Manager at MAG Partners. Sydney is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing marketing strategies, programs, and branding for the MAG Partners projects in Baltimore and New York.  Sydney works alongside the management, development, and leasing teams and in partnership with external creative agencies, architects, tenants, and media firms.

Before joining MAG Partners, Sydney’s career specialized in commercial real estate development, including marketing roles at Related Companies.  Sydney has also worked in commercial leasing at Boston Properties and Colliers International.

Sydney earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bates College while playing lacrosse and field hockey.

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Laurie Davidow

Laurie Davidow

Director of Real Estate Operations

Laurie Davidow

Director of Real Estate Operations

Laurie Davidow is Director of Real Estate Operations at MAG Partners. She is responsible for overseeing all property and facility management, lease maintenance, building and site management, tenant relations, event management, risk assessment, and preventative maintenance. Laurie has 15 years of property management experience with expertise in luxury and commercial properties.

Prior to joining MAG Partners, Laurie served as property manager for the Baltimore Peninsula project for seven years under Weller Management Company and Sagamore Development Company. There, she managed the company’s real estate portfolio, including the opening of City Garage, and ensured both internal and external clients were able to thrive in spaces.

Previously, Laurie worked in property management for eight years with The Bozzuto Group and Himmelrich Associates. Laurie is currently involved in the local IREM® and BOMA chapters, has her CPM® certification and was awarded IREM 2019 CPM® of the Year.

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Tammy Fraser

Tammy Fraser

Accounts Payable Specialist

Tammy Fraser

Accounts Payable Specialist

Tammy Fraser is the Accounts Payable Specialist for MAG Partners. She handles processing invoices and vendor relations, as well as assisting with other accounting functions for the team. Prior to her time at MAG Partners, she spent 10 years at Oracle as a Contract/AP Specialist.  Previously, she has also worked at University of Maryland Medical Center, Pandora Jewelry, Allegis Global Solutions, and McCormick.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bowie State University, a proud HBCU.

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Adam Freindlich

Adam Freindlich

Vice President

Adam Freindlich

Vice President

Adam Freindlich is a Vice President at MAG Partners and supports development and capital markets activities at the company.

Prior to joining MAG partners, Adam spent four years at Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, most recently as Associate of Strategic Initiatives. In that role, Adam facilitated potential capital opportunities, conducted strategic planning and administered the due diligence process on inbound offers. Adam has assisted in over $1 billion of acquisitions and ownership consolidations, as well as over $1 billion of financings.

Adam is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Economics with concentrations in Real Estate and Finance.

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Eleanor Hatch

Eleanor Hatch

Marketing Manager

Eleanor Hatch

Marketing Manager

Eleanor Hatch is the Marketing Associate for MAG Partners.

Prior to joining MAG Partners, Eleanor was the Digital Marketing Associate for DuClaw Brewing Company where she managed all social media platforms, designed event posters and social media graphics, produced short-form video content, created email marketing campaigns, and facilitated influencer marketing relations.

Eleanor graduated summa cum laude from Elon University where she received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Communication Design and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) in Marketing, as well as a minor in dance.

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Jennifer Hearn

Jennifer Hearn

Director of Development

Jennifer Hearn

Director of Development

Jennifer Hearn is a Director of Development at MAG Partners responsible for managing all aspects of the development process, including but not limited to infrastructure, parks and public spaces, environmental remediation, placemaking design and installation, and various strategic initiatives throughout Baltimore Peninsula and the surrounding communities.

Jennifer has over ten years of real estate development experience and specializes in new opportunity due diligence and acquisitions, repositioning of assets, governmental relations, and property entitlements.  Prior to joining the Baltimore Peninsula Development Team, Ms. Hearn worked as an Associate Development Manager with St. John Properties, Inc. on mixed- use development projects throughout their Southern Maryland portfolio.

Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University where she majored in Political Science and Environmental Studies.  During her time at St. Lawrence, she studied Sustainable Development in Copenhagen, Denmark and was a four-year member and two-year captain of the Squash Team.

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Hailey Hyman

Hailey Hyman

Director of Accounting

Hailey Hyman

Director of Accounting

Hailey Hyman is a Director of Accounting for MAG Partners and leads the day-to-day development accounting for the Baltimore Peninsula project. Prior to this role, Hailey worked on the property management accounting and reporting functions for the project with Weller Development Company.

Previously, she spent three years in public accounting at KPMG as a senior tax accountant.

Hailey received her Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from James Madison University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Kayla Keane

Kayla Keane

Administrative Coordinator

Kayla Keane

Administrative Coordinator

Kayla Keane is the Administrative Coordinator at MAG Partners’ Baltimore office. She works closely with our partners in the Baltimore area to ensure projects are working smoothly.

Prior to joining MAG Partners, Kayla was the front desk coordinator for an orthodontic practice where she was responsible for managing the office as well as tracking and billing insurances. She has over seven years of experience working in the hospitality field. She is responsible for managing day to day office operations, ordering supplies, overseeing the maintenance of office equipment, and coordinating office events. Kayla uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed.

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Andie Krefsky

Andie Krefsky

Assistant Vice President of Construction

Andie Krefsky

Assistant Vice President of Construction

Andie Krefsky is the Assistant Vice President of Construction at MAG Partners. Andie is responsible for supporting in the oversight of the construction of the development portfolio and manages contractor performance and design consultants to ensure a successful and timely delivery of each asset.

Previously, Andie served as a Senior Project Manager at Savanna, where she oversaw the design and construction process for multiple commercial and residential development projects within Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island City. She executed over $300+ Million dollars and 2+ Million SF worth of capital improvement, building infrastructure and tenant fit out space, within the vertically integrated real estate investment management fund. She has extensive experience in direct tenant/owner communication, leasing negotiations, budgeting, and design oversight.

Prior to Savanna, Andie served on the construction team for the 99 Hudson St project in Jersey City at Plaza Construction.

Andie earned her Bachelors of Science in Architecture from Roger Williams University.

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Erin May

Erin May

Vice President of Real Estate Operations

Erin May

Vice President of Real Estate Operations

Erin M. May CPM® is Vice President of Real Estate Operations at MAG Partners and has worked on the Baltimore Peninsula project since its 2012 inception, overseeing all aspects of the physical facilities, grounds, security, city maintenance MOU’s, as well as the overall human experience. Through his oversight, and with his unparalleled attention to detail, Erin keeps ownership’s vision, budget, and reputation at the forefront. Additionally, he is also responsible for leading a team of property management professionals that manage a diverse 250+ acre real-estate portfolio encompassing commercial, industrial, office, residential and retail properties, as well as marinas, parks, bike paths, and vacant buildings. He has over 30 years of hands-on real estate development/management experience.

In support of the advancement of Baltimore City, Erin serves on Baltimore’s Clean City Committee, Greater Baltimore Committee’s Public Safety Committee, Cherry Hill Public Safety Committee. He also sits on Arcules’ Global Security Technology Advisory Board.

Prior to joining the MAG Partners, Erin lead teams at various employers, including Michael T. Rose Family of Companies, Sagamore Development, and Weller Management Company, always being on the forefront of industry practices while always maintaining world class standards.

In 2017, Erin was installed at the institute of Real Estate Management as a CPM® (Certified Property Manager), the highest designation for Property Management. He was also recently chosen for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2022, which consists of 52 business and community leaders from across the state chosen to participate in a professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland.

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Scooter Monroe

Scooter Monroe

Vice President of Leasing

Scooter Monroe

Vice President of Leasing

Scooter Monroe is a Vice President of Leasing at MAG Partners and oversees office leasing for the Baltimore Peninsula project.

Scooter has worked for several high-profile developers gaining over 18 years of experience in the development and leasing of commercial and multi-family projects in the Baltimore Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Previously, Scooter worked for Weller Development Company where he served as the VP of Leasing and a Director of Development. Prior to joining Weller, Scooter served in development roles, overseeing the development of multi-family projects for CSI Support and Development, a senior housing developer, and Conifer Realty, a nationally ranked affordable housing developer. Scooter also worked in a property management role, overseeing the management of The Boulevard at Capital Center, a retail lifestyle center, for The Cordish Companies, a nationally recognized developer with expertise in entertainment, gaming, and hospitality.

Throughout his career, Scooter has gained experience in property management and ground-up development on multifamily, senior housing and hospitality assets. He has also managed retail renovations, industrial/flex redevelopments and led the redevelopment/retail investment sales transaction of a building located 3150 M Street, which set a record for the highest per square foot sale in the history of Washington, DC.

A native Marylander, Scooter earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he was student athlete in football. Scooter also serves on the NAIOP Maryland Board of Directors.

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Jeffrey A. Rosen

Jeffrey A. Rosen

Principal

Jeffrey A. Rosen

Principal

Jeffrey Rosen is a Principal at MAG Partners and oversees development and capital markets activities for the company.

During his time with MAG Partners, Jeffrey has been responsible for sourcing $92M in joint venture equity and oversaw the closing of a $173M construction facility for a 480-unit multi-family rental project in Chelsea.

Prior to joining MAG Partners, Jeffrey spent 12 years at Forest City Realty Trust, most recently as Executive Director of Greenland Forest City Partners, a joint venture partnership between Forest City Realty Trust and Greenland USA, a subsidiary of Shanghai-based Greenland Group. In that role, Mr. Rosen was responsible for the overall execution and strategic direction of Pacific Park Brooklyn, the $4.9 billion, 22-acre mixed-use development in the heart of Brooklyn.

Jeffrey also served as Senior Vice President for Finance and Capital Markets at Forest City Ratner Companies where he was responsible for the origination and structuring of construction and permanent debt, private equity transactions and joint venture partnerships.

Prior to Forest City Ratner Companies, Jeffrey worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Management Consulting Services division, advising Fortune 500 clients on enterprise-wide process improvement initiatives.

Jeffrey is a graduate of Cornell University and received his MBA from New York University.

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Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith

Counsel

Christopher Smith

Counsel

Christopher Smith is Counsel at MAG Partners and oversees legal and risk management matters.

With over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate (development, construction, property management, and brokerage), Christopher has structured, negotiated, and closed hundreds of transactions, including assemblages, build-to-suits, joint ventures, and mixed-use developments. Prior to joining MAG Partners, Christopher was general counsel to Manekin, LLC, a full-service real estate company, for 15 years where he oversaw all legal matters related to acquisition, development, construction, financing, and leasing of $2+ billion of projects and management of 10+ million sq. ft. (office, multi-family properties, retail, industrial, and master planned communities). In 2020, he led negotiations for the  Baltimore Peninsula project’s financings (vertical construction and land refinancing) and has worked daily with the development, construction, and property management groups on a range of business and legal matters. Christopher is a “Dirt Lawyer” who understands the myriad of issues impacting properties.

Prior to Manekin, LLC Christopher served as the first COO of Enterprise Community Partners, was General Counsel for a family-owned real estate company (6,500 multi-family units and three shopping centers), and worked in the commercial group of a regional law firm.

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Alexander Snider

Alexander Snider

Waterfront Operations Manager

Alexander Snider

Waterfront Operations Manager

Alexander Snider is the Waterfront Operations Manager at MAG Partners. He is responsible for oversight of the marinas, waterfront activations and events. He has been on the Baltimore Peninsula Development Team since 2018 when he began as the Fleet Manager, overseeing and operating the touring vehicles and vessels.  Alex Snider has spent 15 years working on the water up and down the East Coast and the Caribbean. He has been the senior captain for Watermark Cruises in Baltimore and Annapolis, a captain for Seadog Cruises in Baltimore and Sunset Watersports in Key West, FL as well as the Licensed Mate for the Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships out of Boston, MA and the Bahamas.

Alex sits on the Board of Directors for Sail Baltimore and holds a USCG 100 Ton Near Coastal Masters License.  He is also a certified Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional.

Alex has a Bachelors degree in TV and Film from St. John’s University in Queens, NY.

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Sam Spikell

Sam Spikell

Development Manager

Sam Spikell

Development Manager

Sam Spikell is a Development Manager at MAG Partners managing the development of the first five buildings at the Baltimore Peninsula project in Baltimore, MD.

Prior to joining MAG Partners Sam assisted in the design, development, and entitlement of the Covington project with Weller Development, overseeing the design process of a 162-unit residential building as well as the acquisition of an 18-hole golf course development opportunity. Prior to joining the Baltimore Peninsula project, Sam worked as a retail leasing associate in Washington DC where he oversaw tenant representation and worked with clients to expand their retail presence in the area.

Sam is a graduate of the University of San Diego, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Business Management with a Real Estate focus.

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Aida Stoddard

Aida Stoddard

Senior Vice President of Development

Aida Stoddard

Senior Vice President of Development

Aida Stoddard is Senior Vice President of Development for MAG Partners and she works on the company’s ground up development projects.

Aida has been working in the construction, design, and development fields in New York for more than twenty-five years. Prior to joining MAG Partners, Aida was Managing Director of Development at Gemdale USA, and has also previously worked with Jonathan Rose Companies and at Twining Properties where she managed development teams and worked on the development of multi-family and mixed-use buildings.

Aida has a background as a licensed architect, and started her career in development by launching Bright City, the first all-women owned developer to be financed by HSBC in New York. Bright City developed some of the first sustainable condominiums in Brooklyn. Aida is an active WLI/ULI member, having served on the WLI-NY steering committee and is currently a member of the New York Mixed-use Development Product Council and NY Awards for Excellence Committee. Aida received her BA from Columbia College and M. Arch from Columbia University GSAPP.

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Peter Turo

Peter Turo

Executive Assistant

Peter Turo

Executive Assistant

Peter Turo is the Executive Assistant to the Founder and CEO at MAG Partners and provides administrative support to the leadership team.

Prior to joining MAG Partners, Peter was a Membership Associate for Broadway productions and tours at Actors’ Equity Association. Previously, he worked as an Executive Assistant to the Finance Department at Forest City Ratner, where for five years he worked for and alongside many of his current colleagues. Peter also worked as an Executive Assistant for the Programming Department at Bravo TV. A playwright, he had a production in the NY Fringe Festival in 2018.

In addition to a BA in English and Education from Manhattanville College, Peter has an MS in General Education Studies from SUNY Albany (and taught high school English in Westchester County, NY) and a Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate (and taught at a language school in Milan, Italy).

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Danielle West

Danielle West

Vice President of Corporate Operations

Danielle West

Vice President of Corporate Operations

Danielle West is Vice President of Corporate Operations at MAG Partners and oversees general operations for the firm.

Previously, Danielle served as Executive Assistant to the President and CEO at Forest City Ratner Companies where she managed all of the President and CEO’s scheduling, meeting preparation, travel and expenses, fundraised on behalf of the President and CEO, and provided critical support in internal and external communications, staff coordination, and speaking engagements and appearances.

Prior to joining Forest City Ratner Companies, Danielle served as Senior Project Manager at Kinsella Media in Washington, DC where she oversaw dozens of nationwide media programs for litigation settlements, and gained international expertise implementing programs.

In addition, after graduate school, Danielle used her policy and organizational skills to oversee research publications and support legal and government relations teams at a prominent national nonprofit in Washington, DC.

Danielle is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and received her MPP from The College of William and Mary. Danielle is also a certified Project Management Professional, has her aPHR certification, and is a Notary Public in the state of New York.

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Rob Willis

Rob Willis

Head of Construction

Rob Willis

Head of Construction

Rob Willis is the Head of Construction at MAG Partners, overseeing the building of the company’s mixed-use portfolio.

Previously, Rob was the SVP of Construction at Veris Residential, formerly Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, where he established and oversaw the construction department, and was responsible for the $100M repositioning of Harborside 1 in Jersey City, N.J.  Prior to Veris, Rob oversaw the design and construction team at HEI Hotels and Resorts, was the managing director of the New York City office of The John Hardy Group, and served as a Vice President of Design and Construction at Starwood Hotels and Resorts where he oversaw the pre-construction phase of the mixed-use St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, and managed the design process for the creation of two new hotel brands. Rob also served as Vice President of Construction at Forest City Ratner Companies where he was the day-to-day project manager on the 42nd Street Retail-Entertainment Complex and the New York Times Building projects.

In addition to a Bachelor of Arts in English from Washington & Lee University, Rob earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction from Arizona State University and a Masters in Real Estate from New York University.

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Lizzy Zevallos

Lizzy Zevallos

Assistant Vice President of Development

Lizzy Zevallos

Assistant Vice President of Development

Lizzy Zevallos is an Assistant Vice President of Development at MAG Partners.

Previously, Lizzy served as the Vice President of Portfolio Management at Maverick Real Estate Partners, where she created the strategic framework and probabilistic model used to underwrite $3+ billion of CRE loans. She also developed a portfolio management system, assisted in fundraising and investor relation efforts, and led the organizational planning for high priority projects.

Prior to Maverick, Lizzy interned at L&L MAG, the company from which MAG Partners spun out, and worked as a real estate development consultant. In addition, Lizzy was a professional dancer in NYC for several years.

Lizzy received her Bachelors of Arts at Middlebury College where she won the Christian A. Johnson Prize for Excellence in Architecture. She then received her Masters of Real Estate Development at Columbia University where she won the Buell Center Paris Prize and the William Kinne Travel Prize.

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