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We believe that well-crafted buildings can improve people’s lives.
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Our Company

MAG Partners is a woman-owned, 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, MAG Partners

MaryAnne Gilmartin

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, MAG Partners

MaryAnne Gilmartin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MAG Partners, a real estate development company she founded in 2020.

Today, the company has a $1B development pipeline in New York, including 281 West 28th Street, a mixed-income residential building designed by COOKFOX that will begin leasing in early 2023. In addition, the company is developing two other residential buildings and a boutique office building in Hudson Square. In partnership with Sagamore Ventures, Goldman Sachs Asset Management and MacFarlane Partners, the MAG Partners is leading the development of 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, member of the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of The Real Estate Board of New York, and part of the Industry Advisory Board of the MS Real Estate Development Program at Columbia University.  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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Kim Bowling

Kim Bowling

Director of Tenant Coordination and Property Services

Kim Bowling

Director of Tenant Coordination and Property Services

Kim Bowling is Director of Tenant Coordination and Property Services 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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Marc Broady

Marc Broady

Vice President for Community and Government Affairs

Marc Broady

Vice President for Community and Government Affairs

Marc Broady, Esq. is Vice President for Community and Government Affairs with MAG Partners, responsible for overseeing and executing the coordination around and implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Baltimore and SB6 Coalition at Baltimore Peninsula. In this role, Marc is also responsible for government relations at the local, state and federal levels. His focus is on compliance and resource allocation of the over $130 million dollar benefits agreement meant to ensure the transformational nature of Baltimore Peninsula reaches beyond its physical boundaries.

Previously, Broady worked on Capitol Hill as Senior Counsel and Policy Advisor to the honorable Rep. Elijah Cummings, where he drafted and drove legislation in areas such as education, criminal justice, housing, small business and tax, while also leading efforts in Baltimore for the Congressman. He previously worked in the Baltimore City Public School System and The Office of CitiStat for the Mayor of Baltimore City. Marc serves on numerous boards including University of Maryland School of Law Board of Governors, ROCA Baltimore, NIIF and the Center Club.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Marc received his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law, is a member of the Maryland Bar.

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Chenire Carter

Chenire Carter

Community Relationship Manager

Chenire Carter

Community Relationship Manager

Chenire Carter is the Community Relationship Manager 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.

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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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.

MAG Partners spun out of a successful two-year partnership with the L&L Holding Company founders, called L&L MAG. As Managing Director for L&L MAG, Ashley led public affairs for both companies 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.

Previously, 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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Laurie Davidow

Laurie Davidow

Director, Property Management

Laurie Davidow

Director, Property Management

Laurie Davidow is the Director, Property Management 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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Christian Farina

Christian Farina

Senior Property Accountant

Christian Farina

Senior Property Accountant

Christian Farina is a Senior Property Accountant at MAG Partners and is responsible for financial reporting and property management accounting for the Baltimore Peninsula project.

Prior to joining MAG Partners, Christian served as a Property Accountant for Corporate Office Properties Trust, a publicly traded REIT, where he performed operational accounting duties for a portfolio of office and retail outlets. Previously, he spent two years in public accounting at RSM as a Senior Assurance Associate.

Christian received his Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting (B.B.A.) from James Madison University, as well as his Master of Accounting (MAcc) from Loyola University Maryland. Christian is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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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 Associate

Eleanor Hatch

Marketing Associate

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

Development Manager

Jennifer Hearn

Development Manager

Jennifer Hearn is the Development Manager 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.

Ms. Hearn 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.

Ms. Hearn 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

Accounting Manager

Hailey Hyman

Accounting Manager

Hailey Hyman is an Accounting Manager 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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Matt Jahromi

Matt Jahromi

Senior Director of Marketing

Matt Jahromi

Senior Director of Marketing

Matt Jahromi is Senior Director of Marketing at MAG Partners. Matt is responsible for building the brand of Baltimore Peninsula, one of the largest waterfront real estate developments in the country. This role includes multimedia storytelling, experiential marketing, public relations, place-making, and community impact. Matt also leads branding and leasing efforts for the buildings in Baltimore Peninsula including offices, apartments, retail, marinas, event spaces, and more.

Prior to joining MAG Partners, Matt’s career has specialized in urban real estate development, including marketing roles at Weller Development Company, PN Hoffman focusing on District Wharf in Southwest Washington, D.C., and Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse and Cross Street Partners in Baltimore, focusing on Harbor East, The Can Company and Clipper Mill. Matt has also worked as a public involvement consultant for Baltimore City and State of Maryland agencies, and served in a communications role as an AmeriCorps volunteer at Habitat for Humanity in Baltimore.

Matt earned a BA degree in English from Franklin & Marshall College and an MA in Publications Design from the University of Baltimore.

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Kayla Keane

Kayla Keane

Office Administrator

Kayla Keane

Office Administrator

Kayla Keane is the Office Administrator 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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Erin May

Erin May

President, Property Development

Erin May

President, Property Development

Erin M. May CPM® is President of Property Management 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, Leasing

Scooter Monroe

Vice President, Leasing

Scooter Monroe is a Vice President 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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Shawn Obermeier

Shawn Obermeier

Director, Facilities

Shawn Obermeier

Director, Facilities

Shawn Obermeier joined the Baltimore Peninsula management team with Weller Management in October of 2019 as Director of Facilities and Grounds to provide leadership, maintenance oversight and guidance throughout the entire project.  In May of 2022, Shawn transitioned to MAG Partners to continue his work on the growing portfolio of properties including the five new mixed-use buildings totaling 1.2 million square feet of rentable space.  Shawn works closely with the design and development teams to ensure campus efficiency and quality while providing a connected tenant and visitor experience.

Shawn was previously employed by B&R Construction Services as a Superintendent working at The American Dream Mall in Meadowlands, NJ, a 4.5 million square foot designer shopping center and attraction park where he oversaw the mechanical startup of the 12-story indoor ski slope, tenant metering and numerous other aspects of the base building systems.

As a Stationary Engineer, Shawn has worked for various property management companies overseeing the daily requirements and maintenance tasks as well as tenant and vendor coordination.  From 2009 through 2018 at Towson Commons as Lead Operating Engineer with GGP, JLL, Legacy Cassidy Turley, Cushman & Wakefield and PMA.  Shawn has also worked with Transwestern in Houston TX from 2000 through 2004 as a maintenance technician.  Additionally, Shawn has a strong electrical background from his employment with Testerman Electrical Company from 2004 through 2009 working on residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems.

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John Pezzulla

John Pezzulla

Managing Director, Asset & Property Management

John Pezzulla

Managing Director, Asset & Property Management

John Pezzulla is the Managing Director, Asset & Property Management at MAG Partners. He is responsible for the guidance, strategic direction, and oversight of the asset and property management team at Baltimore Peninsula. John has over 30 years of experience in property and asset management, primarily mixed-use in urban environments, with an emphasis on placemaking, public space activation and operational excellence.

Before joining MAG Partners, John was with Pacific Retail Capital Partners, where he oversaw a 1.5 million square foot flagship retail asset on fifty-seven acres in the City of Raleigh, NC. and was involved in planning the redevelopment of the site into a future 57-acre mixed-use project.   Prior to that, John created, developed, and lead the commercial/retail asset management team for Bozzuto, providing oversight of 2.5 million sf of mixed-use retail/commercial space in ten states and the District of Columbia. John began his career with The Rouse Company, in marketing and operations for two iconic and nationally acclaimed urban waterfront retail destinations; Harborplace in Baltimore and Bayside Marketplace in Miami. He then continued his career overseeing management of high-profile adaptive reuse projects for Struever Bros Eccles & Rouse in Baltimore; Under Armour’s 500,000sf waterfront global headquarters, Belvedere Square (retail/market stalls/office), Clipper Mill (retail/office/artist studios/residential) and The Can Company (office /retail). At Federal Realty, John oversaw several signature mixed-use properties in the DC metro area; Rockville Town Square, Pentagon Row, and the Village at Shirlington.

John is a graduate of James Madison University, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. John currently serves on several boards in Baltimore including the Baltimore Public Markets Corporation, Pigtown Main Street, Sail Baltimore, and the Baltimore Dragon Boat Club, which he also co-founded.

John is a member of ICSC, BOMA Baltimore, NAIOP Maryland and ULI Baltimore.

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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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Ryan Schupp

Ryan Schupp

Senior Property Manager

Ryan Schupp

Senior Property Manager

Ryan Schupp is a Senior Property Manager with MAG Partners.

Prior to joining MAG Partners, Ryan managed a portfolio of Class A office space for JLL in the Washington, D.C. metro area where he was responsible for all aspects of client and tenant satisfaction. Ryan worked with clients to develop strategic plans, operating and capital budgets based on their investment objectives. As the lead professional, he was also responsible for preparing budgets and financial reports, managing TI and capital improvements, lease administration, contract management, sustainability initiatives and developing his staff.

Ryan is a graduate of State University of New York at Cobleskill where he received his bachelor’s degree. Ryan holds a Maryland Real Estate Salesperson license; he also earned the LEED Green Associate and Fitwel Ambassador designations.

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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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David R. Smith

David R. Smith

Head of Vertical Development

David R. Smith

Head of Vertical Development

David R. Smith is Head of Vertical Development at MAG Partners.

He previously served as Senior Vice President – Development with Strategic Property Partners (SPP) on the 56-acre Water Street Tampa project, overseeing the development of three multifamily high-rise towers containing 1,300 residential units and 80,000 SF of retail.  He began his career in commercial real estate development in 1995 with Hines Interests LP in Washington, DC and later as Vice President of Development with Forest City Realty Trust and Brookfield Properties, working on large scale urban mixed-used projects in DC.  Over his 27-year career in real estate development, Mr. Smith has had direct oversight for all phases of the development cycle from masterplanning, land use and entitlements through design and construction, involving the delivery of over 700,000 SF of office space, 180,000 SF of retail, and 2,100 apartment units, valued at over $1.3 billion of real estate.

David earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University, receiving a BSE with a double major in Civil Engineering and Economics. After Duke, he began working in Technical Marketing with General Electric’s Lighting Business Group in Cleveland, OH and New York, NY. He attended graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a Master of Architecture. After practicing architecture for three years with Francis Cauffman Architects in Philadelphia, PA, he moved to Evanston, IL to attend Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where he received an MBA majoring in finance and marketing.

Professionally, Mr. Smith is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and sits on ULI’s Urban Development and Mixed-Use Council (UDMUC). He currently serves as a Director on the Board of Trustees of University School, his alma mater in Hunting Valley, OH, on the Duke University Annual Fund Advisory Board, and on the Dean’s Council of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design at UPenn.  David also volunteers extensively with A Better Chance, Inc. (ABC), through which he received a scholarship to attend University School.

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Alexander Snider

Alexander Snider

Manager, Waterfront Operations

Alexander Snider

Manager, Waterfront Operations

Alexander Snider is the Manager, Waterfront Operations 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 and lives in Fell’s Point.

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Diana Souder

Diana Souder

Director, Human Resources

Diana Souder

Director, Human Resources

Diana Souder is the Director, Human Resources at MAG Partners LP. In partnership with the Vice President of Corporate Operations, Diana manages the day to day HR and office needs for the Baltimore Peninsula team in Baltimore, Maryland.

Prior to joining the MAG Partners team in 2022, Diana served as HR Director at Weller Development Company for four years, specializing in talent acquisition, talent management, employee relations, performance management, office management, benefits, and payroll. Diana began supporting the Baltimore Peninsula team in 2016 when she was hired by Sagamore Ventures as their HR Manager. At Sagamore, she supported the various venture companies and assisted with the development of their HR programs. With a background in real estate, Diana was particularly interested in the Baltimore Peninsula development project, and she transitioned to Weller Development Company in late 2017.

Diana began her HR career in New York City supporting the global law firm, Goodwin Procter. She relocated to the Baltimore-Washington area in 2013 and worked for Washington REIT and Medifast before joining Sagamore Ventures.

Diana graduated from West Virginia University in 2010 with her Bachelors degree in Communications and Spanish and she also holds her PHR certificate.

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Sam Spikell

Sam Spikell

Senior Analyst

Sam Spikell

Senior Analyst

Sam Spikell is a Senior Analyst 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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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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Mary Wilkerson

Mary Wilkerson

Vice President of Accounting

Mary Wilkerson

Vice President of Accounting

Mary Wilkerson is a Vice President of Accounting at MAG Partners overseeing all aspects of accounting and financial reporting activities for the Baltimore office.

Mary has over 25 years of experience in real estate and construction accounting with experience in all real estate asset classes.  Prior to joining the Baltimore Peninsula development team, she worked as Senior Accounting Manager in the construction accounting department at Corporate Office Property Trust, a publicly traded office property REIT.

Prior to joining Corporate Office Properties Trust, Mary spent 8 years with Thayer Lodging Group, most recently as Vice President, Accounting, a private equity firm focused on hospitality investments, where she was responsible for investor relations and financial reporting.

Mary also served as Director of Accounting for the Rouse Company where she oversaw the operations accounting reporting for 13 regional malls.

Mary earned a B.S. in Economics with a certificate in accounting from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and an M.S. in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University. Mary is a Certified Public Accountant.

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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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Susi Yu

Susi Yu

Principal, Head of Development

Susi Yu

Principal, Head of Development

Susi Yu is a Principal and the Head of Development at MAG Partners, responsible for overseeing and executing the company’s development investment strategy.

Previously, Susi served as Executive Vice President of Development for Forest City Ratner Companies, leading the Residential Development team on execution of Pacific Park Brooklyn, the $4.9 billion, 22-acre mixed-use development in the heart of Brooklyn. At Forest City, Susi also oversaw the development of large scale, mixed-use urban projects including New York by Gehry, a 896-unit residential building designed by Frank Gehry. Susi started at Forest City in 2001 and worked there until 2018, except for a 20-month stint from 2013–2015 with the Howard Hughes Corporation as Senior Vice President of Development.

Trained as an architect at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, Susi previously worked for ten years in that field, most recently as a Project Architect for Robert A.M. Stern. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Master of Science in Real Estate Development Program and is a registered architect in New York State. Susi emigrated from Seoul, Korea to Richmond, Virginia at the age of ten. Susi serves on an advisory board of the Goldman Family and is a director of Apple Bank.

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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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Port Covington has a new name: Baltimore Peninsula
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Port Covington has a new name: Baltimore Peninsula

By: Hallie Miller – The developers of Port Covington have announced a new name for the 235-acre project: Baltimore Peninsula. (Paul Newson/The Baltimore Banner) Starting Tuesday, Port Covington,…
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Port Covington gets new name, rebranding amid leasing push

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