People

  Leadership

 


Dean Patrinely
Managing Principal
  Dean Patrinely serves as managing principal and oversees all phases of the company including execution of the origination process, due diligence, financing/ disposition, marketing and property management teams. Mr. Patrinely received an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard University, a M.S. Environmental Engineering from University of Florida and a B.S. Civil Engineering (honors) from University of Florida.


Robert Fields
President and Chief Executive Officer/Principal
  Robert Fields leads all new development and project management activities for the firm. His project experience includes corporate headquarters, commercial office developments, multifamily properties, mixed-use development and hospitality projects. He is personally hands-on with all projects, commencing with due diligence and financial modeling, then continuing through design and into construction. Mr. Fields received his M.B.A. from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University.


Don Thomas
Chief Operating Officer/Principal
  Don Thomas oversees all assets from due diligence during the acquisition process, to the creation of operating procedures, budgeting and management of the properties and personnel matters. He excels at facility commissioning/start-up and warranty period review. He provides value to our clients through his quality control oversight program and detailed attention to each project.  Mr. Thomas received a B.S. in Political Science from Texas A&M University. He is a Certified Property Manager and holds Texas, Massachusetts and Utah Real Estate Broker Licenses.



Michael Nicholls
Executive Managing Director/Principal
  Michael Nicholls specializes in due diligence, strategic design and construction matters, and commissioning, with a focus on mission critical construction and operational issues. Project/construction management, from design concept through operations, is a core strength of Mr. Nicholls, who has more than 35 years’ experience in project management. Mr. Nicholls received a M.S. Finance from the University of Houston and a B.A. from Abilene Christian University.



Pete Pfile
Chief Financial Officer/Principal
  Pete Pfile oversees accounting and financial reporting to investors and lenders for all investments. He also manages the coordination between accountants for individual properties and the asset managers. Mr. Pfile received a B.B.A. Accounting cum laude from Texas A&M University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.



Executive Team



Richard Bard
Senior Vice President
  Rich Bard has 40 years of experience and provides project budgeting, scheduling, design and construction management for the firm’s large scale projects. His project experience includes large Class A office, medical office buildings, luxury residential and hotel experience. Mr. Bard received a B.S. in Business from Eastern Illinois University.


Phillip Benjamin
Chief Portfolio Officer
  Phillip Benjamin directs underwriting for potential investments, evaluating risk parameters, leasing and sale projections, financing assumptions, alternative exit strategies and sensitivity analyses. He serves as the company’s chief asset manager. Mr. Benjamin received a B.S. cum laude from the University of Buffalo.


Steve Byers
Executive Vice President
  Steve Byers supervises property management operations in and around The Woodlands area in addition to overseeing the operations of Anadarko Campus, a 1.7 million-square-foot office complex located in The Woodlands. Mr. Byers received a B.S. from Texas A&M University. He is a BOMA Real Property Administrator.



Carolyn Drushel
Executive Managing Director
  Carolyn Drushel is responsible for internal and external corporate communications, media relationships, advertising and marketing services for Patrinely. She directs and coordinates marketing for every Patrinely project and acts as liaison between the various creative groups and the firm’s clients and principals. Ms. Drushel joined the company in 1984 and received an M.B.A. and B.B.A. Finance from the University of Houston. She is a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM).


Elizabeth Fancher
Vice President/Controller
  Elizabeth has 25 years of experience in accounting with the majority in the real estate industry. She is responsible for the accounting and reporting functions and managing accounting staff of several operating properties and development projects. Ms. Fancher received a B.B.A. and B.A. Plan II from the University of Texas. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.


Ric Guenther
Vice President
  With 35 years of experience, Ric Guenther brings a wealth of expertise in design and project management to Patrinely Group. His specialty is due diligence on investment prospects and development of office, mixed-use and multifamily property. Ric oversees Patrinely’s multifamily projects and also works on its new mixed-use developments. Mr. Guenther received a Masters of Architecture from Rice University and a B.S. Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a Registered Architect in the State of Texas.


Erik Harrison
Senior Vice President
  Erik Harrison has 25 years of experience in development, real estate finance and project underwriting. Mr. Harrison is involved in every aspect of the company’s multifamily development projects, including responsibility for budgeting, scheduling, governmental permits and approvals as well as oversight of architecture, engineering and construction teams. Mr. Harrison received an M.B.A. from University of Maryland and a B.S.B.A. Finance from The American University, Washington, D.C.


Patrick Higgins
Vice President
  Patrick Higgins is experienced in ground-up development, acquisition, asset management and financing of all real estate asset classes.  Patrick, located in Patrinely Group’s New York office, is responsible for investment underwriting/financial analysis and development management for Patrinely’s mixed-use developments. Mr. Higgins received a Bachelor of Accountancy from George Washington University.


Paul Howard
Senior Vice President
  Paul Howard is responsible for overseeing the firm’s engineering departments. He specializes in energy management, MEP and life safety systems and plays an integral role in achieving ENERGY STAR and LEED-EB certification for properties under his charge. He is a LEED Accredited Professional O+M



Jay Jameson
Vice President/Senior Development Manager
  Jay Jameson has 30 years of experience as a project manager, owner’s representative and project director in the management of large scale commercial, institutional, mixed-use/residential, and hotel construction projects. He oversees Patrinely Group projects in the northeast. Mr. Jameson received a M.S. Construction Management from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ and a B.S. Architecture and Technology from New York Institute of Technology. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified International Project Manager (CIPM).



David Joiner
Executive Vice President
  David Joiner manages various types of projects including corporate build-to-suits and institutional client projects with proven expertise with tight schedules and difficult budgets. As team leader, he excels in supervising complex projects which require sensitive or critical oversight and coordination with highly specialized teams. Mr. Joiner holds a B.S. in Construction Science from Texas A&M University.



James Madget
Senior Vice President
  James Madget brings to the company more than 40 years of experience and leads the firm’s mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and control system innovation initiatives and helps optimize the design and implementation of enhanced sustainability and energy conservation measures for all Patrinely Group projects. Mr. Madget received a B.S. Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in 12 states.


Scott Small
Vice President
  Scott Smalls depth of experience includes project and construction management and property management of commercial office and multifamily projects, as well as extensive experience with building engineering operations. Mr. Small received a Bachelor of Business Management from the University of Phoenix, Denver. He is a BOMA Real Property Administrator and Systems Maintenance Administrator, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.


Dennis Tarro
Executive Managing Director
  Dennis Tarro is responsible for all corporate build-to-suit lease activities as well as broker and tenant relations for the firm and is actively involved in its project finance solutions. He has extensive experience in large corporate lease negotiations. Mr. Tarro holds an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, an M.S. in Real Estate Development from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. from Georgetown University.



Rich Weber
Vice President
  Rich Weber is a senior development manager and brings more than 20 years of experience in the area of development, management, design, construction and leadership in class A commercial office, mixed-use and retail markets.  He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University. He has been with the company since 2012.
 
   
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