Meet our key executives
New York Executives
Paul. F Ciminelli
President and Chief Executive Officer
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
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
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 approximately 23 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
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 200 Most Powerful Women for 2016-2022. Denise also actively shares her professional insights at industry events hosted by the Congress For The New Urbanism, Urban Land Institute, and the United States Green Building Council among others.
Christopher M. Keenan
Senior Vice President of Property Management, LEED AP, RPA, FMA
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).
Matthew E. Caldiero
Matthew E. Caldiero - Controller, CPA
Mr. Caldiero is responsible for oversight of both property and corporate accounting activities for Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation. His vast experience as a Certified Public Accountant for leading CPA firms, and perspectives gained in various team leadership roles, will help create and deliver efficiencies to enhance the level of service provided to our company’s many clients. Mr. Caldiero is knowledgeable about the Western New York market, and has also provided services for clients in a variety of industries.
In 2022, Mr. Caldiero was named one of Buffalo Business First’s 40 Under 40 recipients. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Accounting Information Systems from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for Lexington Co-operative Market.
Zachary C. Melas
Vice President of Corporate Services, LEED AP
Zachary C. Melas - Vice President of Corporate Services, LEED AP
Zach Melas joined Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation in 2007, working in the Property Management department for more than decade, and in 2020 was named Vice President of Corporate Services. In his current role, Mr. Melas is responsible for the company’s Procurement, Legal, and Risk Management functions. He collaborates throughout the organization to design and implement strategic solutions that increase overall performance, reduce expenses, and improve communication between departments. He is also a member of Ciminelli’s Corporate Stewardship team, and has been integral in the development of the company’s Environment Social & Governance program.
Mr. Melas has been a dedicated member of Buffalo BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) for 15 years, serving two 3-year terms on the Board of Directors and has chaired various committees, including Government Affairs and Membership. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Case Western Reserve University and is a LEED accredited professional.
Mariann C. Stiles
Vice President of Human Resources
Mariann C. Stiles - Vice President of Human Resources
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™.
Ryan M. Zebro
Vice President of Investments
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.
Thomas C. McGeachy
Managing Principal, CCIM, CPM, RPA, Ciminelli Real Estate Services
Thomas C. McGeachy - Managing Principal, CCIM, CPM, RPA, Ciminelli Real Estate Services
Mr. McGeachy possesses over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the management and marketing of commercial real estate. Over his career, he has been involved in the management, marketing, development, acquisition or disposition of over 15 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space. He also sourced and facilitated the acquisition of a local real estate firm, adding one million square feet of commercial space to the Ciminelli portfolio.
Mr. McGeachy oversees all aspects of leasing, sales and business development for the Florida offices. Primary areas of responsibility include strategic planning, new business development, investment analysis and the acquisition and disposition of assets for Ciminelli clients.
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. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Business from the Stetson University and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College.
Mr. McGeachy is board member, and Past President, of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) Tampa Chapter, and Past President of the West Coast District of the Florida CCIM Chapter.
J. Hunter Swearingen
Principal, CCIM, CPM, RPA, Ciminelli Real Estate Services
J. Hunter Swearingen - Principal, CCIM, CPM, RPA, Ciminelli Real Estate Services
Mr. Swearingen brings nearly 30 years of wide ranging, third party commercial real estate experience, including asset management, receivership, leasing, acquisition and disposition services. His career highlights include the management and asset repositioning of over 20 million square feet of commercial properties located in Florida and Western New York. He has also been engaged in and successfully completed over 3 million square feet of receiver assignments with a combined loan value in excess of $500 million.
Mr. Swearingen oversees all Florida property and asset management operations for over seven (7) million square feet of commercial real estate assets; integration of new properties into the Ciminelli portfolio, property analysis and implementation of property initiatives, financial analysis and oversight, new construction, tenant relations and retention, acquisition and disposition oversight.
He holds the designations of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Certified Property Manager (CPM) and Real Property Administrator (RPA), and graduated from the University of Tampa with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Marketing.
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 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. He is a lifelong Florida resident and U.S. Navy veteran.
Managing Director, CCIM - Fort Lauderdale
Marty Busekrus - Managing Director, CCIM - Fort Lauderdale
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 A. Reckart
Vice President, Property Services, Ciminelli Real Estate Services
Chris A. Reckart - Vice President, Property Services, Ciminelli Real Estate 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.
Managing Director, CCIM - Tallahassee
J.R. Long - Managing Director, CCIM - Tallahassee
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.
Managing Director, CCIM - Tallahassee
Stewart Proctor - Managing Director, CCIM - Tallahassee
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.
Property Management Specialist - Tallahassee
Shaun Kimball - Property Management Specialist - Tallahassee
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.