New York Executives

Paul F. Ciminelli, President and Chief Executive Officer

As President and CEO of Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation, Mr. Ciminelli has been instrumental in spearheading many of our company's key projects over the past three decades, including:

·       The development of Conventus, Ciminelli’s largest project to date at 350,000 sf

·       Contracting with KeyBank (formerly First Niagara Bank) to provide facilities management services for its 4,000,000 square feet of space across NY, PA & CT

·       The formation of Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation, Ciminelli Real Estate Services of Florida and Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation of Canada

·       The formation of Allpro Parking, LLC, Western New York's premier parking operator 

·       The purchase of the former Federal Reserve Building in downtown Buffalo, and its redevelopment for New Era Cap Company

He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Certificate of Finance from the University's School of Management. Mr. Ciminelli is a member of the inaugural class of Harvard University's Executive Program, "Running A Private Real Estate Company." As a strong proponent of the Buffalo Niagara region, he is also actively involved in many civic, professional and nonprofit organizations.

Kyle J. Ciminelli, Executive Vice President

In his role as Executive Vice President, Mr. Ciminelli oversees the brokerage, investments, and marketing teams.  Specific to brokerage, an alliance with global real estate firm, Newmark, resulted in the introduction of Newmark Ciminelli in the Western New York market.  The alliance delivers the strength of local relationships and market knowledge with the resources of global leader Newmark in commercial real estate.  The formation of Newmark Ciminelli was a natural fit for Mr. Ciminelli, after spending 16 years with Newmark in New York City, where he most recently served as Executive Managing Director, providing real estate services to both tenants and landlords.  

Throughout his career, he has provided real estate advisory services for numerous high-profile clients, specifically within the technology, media, legal and education sectors.   Additionally, Mr. Ciminelli has been a part of an array of leasing teams for some of Manhattan and Brooklyn’s most distinguished buildings, as his team handled over 20 million sq. ft. of assignments. He is the recipient of NKF’s NYC Managing Director of the year,   its Aaron Gural award for the broker best representing the firm’s brand as voted on by his peers, and the Rising Star Award, which acknowledges NKF’s top broker with less than seven years of experience.  He has also been named as one of Real Estate Forum’s Tomorrow’s Leaders of New York, Real Estate Weekly’s Rising Star, and earned an SL Green Most Significant Lease GreenDeal award for representing Pace University in a complex, 140,000 sq. ft. ground-up development next to the World Trade Center.   

Mr.Ciminelli is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in New York State, holds a Bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate and Finance from NYU.  He is also active in regional business groups and is a member of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.   



James M. Gottstine, Chief Operating Officer

In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations at Ciminelli, Mr. Gottstine is responsible for overseeing real estate services functions in support of 16 million square feet of owned, managed and developed commercial real estate in 7 states. 

In his role, he works directly with the President & CEO to establish and accomplish organizational goals and objectives, as well as strategic plans for the company.  He is responsible for obtaining, negotiating and closing commercial real estate loans for the development and portfolio projects, and acts as the liaison between the company and regional economic development agencies and financial institutions. Mr. Gottstine holds a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) accreditation, a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Canisius College, with a concentration in Finance.  He is also a member of the Real Estate Advisory Committee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, the third largest pension fund in the United States.

Denise M. Juron-Borgese, Vice President of Development and Planning, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Ms. Juron-Borgese is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the development team, and also serves as the project lead on several development initiatives for Ciminelli.  The scope of those responsibilities consists of client relations, site planning, entitlements, community engagement, consultant management, budget and schedule oversight, design coordination, construction administration and transition of new buildings to our Property Management team. 

She is a licensed Architect in New York State, earned undergraduate degrees in Architecture and English from SUNY at Buffalo, holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty in Building Design and Construction.  Ms. Juron-Borgese is a founding member of the Buffalo Architecture Foundation, Inc. for which she has served as a past-president and is currently on the Board of Directors. She is also an Associate Member of the Urban Land Institute.  Buffalo Business First has also named her one of Western New York’s 100 Most Powerful Women for four consecutive years, from 2016-2019.

Anne E. Duggan, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations

Ms. Duggan oversees all aspects of marketing and communications for the company. She supervises the planning and development of all corporate marketing initiatives, and manages the content and flow of all outbound communications, including media relations, corporate and project websites, digital marketing, social media, and all other marketing initiatives. Ms. Duggan is also responsible for creating and maintaining corporate and property marketing plans and budgets, and coordinating all aspects of new project proposals.

She is a member of the American Marketing Association and has served as an officer on the Board of Directors for the FBI Citizens' Academy Alumni Association. Ms. Duggan holds a B.A. in Communications from Canisius College.

Christopher M. Keenan - Senior Vice President of Property Management, LEED AP, RPA, FMA

Mr. Keenan is responsible for overseeing and providing leadership for all Property Management activities in New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.  This includes the planning and oversight for all property finances, including operating and capital budgets, project management, utility analysis and work order processing, and the review and tracking of all tenant and capital improvements.  The scope of Mr. Keenan’s responsibilities necessitates daily interaction with the leasing, finance, development and construction departments.

Mr. Keenan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois, and is a LEED Accredited Professional with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).


Zachary C. Melas - Vice President of Corporate Services, LEED AP

Mr. Melas joined Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation in 2007 and is responsible for oversight of the Procurement, Legal, and Risk Management functions for the company, design and implementation of strategic measures that increase overall performance, reduce expenses, and increase communication between departments, and facilitation of inter-departmental meetings to emphasize accountability, focus on improving communication, and drive desired results.

Mr. Melas has been an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Buffalo (BOMA) since 2007, currently serving on the Board of Directors and chairing the Government Affairs Committee. He was named BOMA Property Manager of the Year in 2014. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Science in Management.


Michael L. Miller – Director of Construction

Mr. Miller is responsible for coordinating Ciminelli’s entire interior construction process for our clients, from initial space planning through substantial completion.  He has over 30 years of diverse experience in commercial construction.   Mr. Miller coordinates projects ranging from 500 - 125,000 square feet, including budgeting, space planning and furniture planning, and implementation of the entire project through substantial completion, using a variety of interior construction systems. 

As Director of Construction, Mr. Miller is responsible for project schedule development and management, project budgeting, estimating and value engineering, and management of the entire construction process. 

Mariann C. Stiles –  Senior Human Resources Manager

A seasoned human resources professional, Ms. Stiles has extensive experience in HR compliance, recruitment, training, organizational development and performance management. Her responsibilities at Ciminelli include recruiting, interviewing and assessing job candidates, creation and administration of employee training and development programs, and the facilitation of strategic planning initiatives.

Ms. Stiles earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York (R.I.T.) and holds certifications in assessment administration for DiSC, Workplace Big 5, and the Birkman Method™. 

Christopher J. Udy – Assistant Vice President of Finance/IT, CCIM

A seasoned financial executive, Mr. Udy has extensive experience in finance, accounting, budgeting, strategic planning, financial reporting and analysis, and change management. His responsibilities at Ciminelli include asset management and financial analysis, mortgage loan negotiations, insurance and risk management, oversight of property management of all Section 8 properties, and coordination of company-wide IT projects and services.

Mr. Udy has developed strong relationships with local and regional financial institutions and lenders as well as municipalities as he works to deliver the most value while reducing vulnerability to risk from the assets we manage on behalf of our clients.  He holds a CCIM designation, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the State University of New York at Geneseo, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Texas A&M University.

Ryan M. Zebro - Vice President of Investments

 Mr. Zebro sources investment capital from both institutional and individual investors, is responsible for underwriting and structuring the company’s investment opportunities, coordinates creation and distribution of financial reporting and investor correspondence, and is the liaison between investment partners and the company.

Mr. Zebro has more than 14 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate finance and investment.  Much of his experience was obtained in Boston, Massachusetts while working with Boston Capital and Cabot Properties where he successfully negotiated many significant financial transactions. 

Mr. Zebro holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is a Board Member of Western New York’s Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) and a member of the Board of Directors, Real Estate Committee and Finance Committee for the Hospice Foundation of Western New York.

Florida Executives

Thomas C. McGeachy, Principal, CCIM, CPM, RPA

Mr. McGeachy oversees all aspects of leasing, sales and business development for our Florida offices. He has more than two decades of commercial real estate experience in asset management, property management, leasing, sales, strategic planning, financial analysis and acquisition due diligence. His designations and licenses include Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Certified Property Manager (CPM), Real Property Administrator (RPA) and Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Florida. Mr. McGeachy is past President of the West Coast District of the Florida CCIM Chapter. He holds a B.A. in General Business from Stetson University and an M.B.A. from Babson College.

J. Hunter Swearingen, Principal, CCIM, CPM, RPA

Mr. Swearingen brings more than 20 years of experience in asset management, receivership, leasing, acquisition and disposition services to overseeing all of our property management operations in Florida. He holds the designations of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Certified Property Manager (CPM) and Real Property Administrator (RPA). Mr. Swearingen is actively involved in the Greater Bay area community through a number of professional and charitable organizations, including the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Hillsborough Education Foundation, National Association of Office and Industrial Property (NAIOP), University of Florida College of Real Estate Advisory Board and the University of Tampa Board of Fellows. He is the past President of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), West Coast Florida Chapter, and Treasurer for the local CCIM Chapter. Mr. Swearingen graduated from the University of Tampa with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Marketing. He is a lifelong Florida resident and U.S. Navy veteran. 

Marty Busekrus, Managing Director, CCIM

Mr. Busekrus began his commercial real estate career in the early 2000’s after 10+ years of successful outside sales. Much of his early success in commercial real estate involved investment sales and structuring off-market real estate transactions for local South Florida office, industrial, retail, and apartment owners.

Leasing and management of properties for local high net worth investors was also incorporated. During his career he has directly participated or led a team in over $830M worth of commercial transactions. He is also fully integrated into the South Florida commercial real estate industry serving on multiple boards including the local NAIOP chapter as well as the national Board of Directors. He is also a member of ULI, former board member of CIASF, MENSA member, and has earned the prestigious CCIM designation.


Chris Reckart, Vice President, Property Services
A member of the Ciminelli team since 2001, Mr. Reckart is responsible for the supervision of the Florida office's commercial property staff. He is actively involved in the review and monitoring of commercial property related trust accounts and the recommendation of capital expenditures. He is a CPM (Certified Property Manger) through the Institute for Real Estate Management (IREM) and holds the RPA (Real Property Administrator) and FMA (Facilities Management Administrator) designations through BOMI.

Mara Porras, Director of Property Services, CPM, CCIM, RPA, LEED AP
Ms. Porras has 38 years of experience in all aspects of third party commercial property management, integration of new properties to the management portfolio, financial analysis and oversight, tenant capital improvements, and tenant/vendor relations. Over her career, Ms. Porras has been involved in the management of over 8 million square feet of office, industrial, and retail space.


J.R. Long, Managing Director, CCIM

A Tallahassee native, J.R. has over 18 years of providing full service real estate services to clients, Owners, Tenants and investors throughout North Florida and South Georgia. He began his real estate career as an associate with Tallahassee Land Company in 2001, was co-founder of Proctor & Long, LLC, a full service commercial brokerage company in 2005, and partnered to create Structure Commercial Real Estate and Management in 2010 and was co-owner until 2017. J.R.’s focus is on Industrial, Retail and Office Leasing & Management with a background in Construction and Development. He has also been involved with land transactions including bulk acreage and agricultural sales. Prior to his career in real estate, he was Vice President of Long Contractors Inc, a commercial and residential construction company started by his father in 1976.


Stewart Proctor, Managing Director, CCIM

Stewart began his real estate career in 1995. He has been a founding partner of several real estate investment holding companies, two brokerage companies and three property management companies over the course of his career. Stewart works with local and national clients to assist with site acquisition, disposition, landlord and tenant representation, consulting, and property management. His knowledge of the market and portfolio of experience helped him earn the prestigious CCIM designation in 2005. As a CCIM, he is among the elite top 6% of brokers worldwide who hold the designation. He is also a commercial property owner and understands the challenges of commercial property investing, ownership and management. These experiences allow him to relate first hand to small businesses, large corporations, owners, investors, landlords & tenants.


Shaun Kimball, Property Management Specialist

Shaun is a Property Management Specialist with 10+ years of construction and project management experience. His diverse background includes construction projects for many sectors of real estate including residential, commercial, institutional, and government. His history has provided him with vast expertise of construction delivery methods and practices. He is responsible for maintaining over 600,000 SF of commercial office & retail space, and project management for commercial building renovation and beautification projects. Shaun, a graduate from Keiser College, is skilled in Management, Strategic Planning, Facility Management (FM), Project Management, Graphic Design, Consulting, and Team Building.