MacKenzie Property Management Team

Brendan Gill

President

Brendan Gill

Direct: 410-494-4889

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About Brendan

President

Brendan Gill serves as President of MacKenzie Management Company, LLC and is responsible for MacKenzie’s property management platform which oversees over nine million square feet of commercial space in over 244 buildings consisting of over 1,400 tenants. MacKenzie Management manages all property types including office, medical office, retail, flex, industrial, condo associations and multifamily. Of the nine million square feet, 2.25 million square feet is owned by MacKenzie for which Brendan acts as an asset manager, helping with ownership level decision making. In his career, Brendan has had extensive experience in leasing, acquiring, developing, and managing commercial real estate. Brendan started his career with Cushman & Wakefield in their San Diego office as a broker before joining MacKenzie in 2006 as a broker. He then spent four years in development and acquisitions on behalf of the MacKenzie portfolio where he helped acquire or develop over 800,000 square feet. In 2010, Brendan joined MacKenzie Management as a property manager and upon seeing the opportunity to take the best practices within MacKenzie to third party clients, was able to grow the managed portfolio rapidly. Brendan is a Principal of MacKenzie Ventures, LLC, the holding company of the MacKenzie Companies and holds a seat on its board. In addition to running MacKenzie Management, Brendan spends time working with the other companies in the MacKenzie platform with a special focus on investments through MacKenzie Investment Group, LLC.

Experience

Brendan is a designated Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), a former board member of BOMA Baltimore, and past President and current PAC Chair for NAIOP Maryland.

Joyce Frank

Executive Vice President

Joyce Frank

Direct: 410-494-4831

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About Joyce

Executive Vice President

With more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, Joyce manages and oversees the daily operations of MacKenzie Management Company, LLC and MacKenzie Services Company, LLC, which encompasses property management, lease administration, billing and collections, and building maintenance services. Joyce is responsible for more than 60 employees that work directly in the operations and management of more than 200 properties, totaling nearly 10 million square feet of commercial, medical, and retail space. She is the primary liaison for all third-party accounts which comprise of over two thirds of the total square footage under management. Joyce has been a member of BOMA since 1999 and is a past member of the BOMA Board of Directors.

Sue Fortman

CFO

Sue Fortman

Direct: 410-494-4848

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About Sue

CFO

As CFO of MacKenzie Commercial, Sue manages all Accounting and IT services. She currently oversees a staff of 28 accounting professionals who maintain records for nearly 250 entities generating more than $200 million in revenues. Sue’s team works with each client individually to determine specific reporting requirements and design custom tailored financial reports to fit the owner’s individual needs. Additionally, Sue researches and utilizes software that provides cutting edge technology to improve efficiency and information flow to owners and tenants. Sue received her Bachelor of Science degree and graduated with magna cum laude honors from York College of Pennsylvania.

Michael Columbus

Vice President of Operations

Michael Columbus

Direct: 410-494-4833

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About Michael

Vice President of Operations

Mike Columbus has been working as Vice President of Operations for MacKenzie Services Company for over twenty years. He oversees a department of nearly 50 employees and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of building maintenance services, the Customer Service Desk and the MSC Project Department. Mike is experienced in the construction and repair of HVAC systems and is EPA Certified, and therefore serves as a technical advisor to the Property Managers. He is instrumental in implementing the transition for new accounts and works closely with third party clients. Prior to joining MacKenzie in 2000, Mike spent 10 years working for ARAMARK Corporation managing the maintenance department at Mesa Verde National Park in Southwest Colorado. His other duties at ARAMARK included Safety Director and Environmental Auditor. He has also worked in Sequoia National Park in California and Denali National Park in Alaska. He attributes his many years working with the public in the National Parks for developing his customer service skills.

Experience

Mike provides technical assistance and advisement to the property managers with any building system problems.

Melanie Brent Carrera

Vice President, Business Development

Melanie Brent Carrera

Direct: 443-798-9342

Mobile: 410-746-0630

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About Melanie

Vice President, Business Development

Melanie works with MacKenzie’s leadership team to uncover new business opportunities and develop strategic relationships with property owners and asset managers, expanding upon the firm’s nine million square feet of properties managed. She also establishes and maintains ongoing client relationships and partners with the firm’s property managers and marketing department to create and implement brand awareness and business strategies. Melanie has more than 25 years’ experience in commercial real estate. Prior to joining MacKenzie, she worked for Savills where she was part of the team that opened the firm’s Baltimore Office and oversaw operations, client services, and marketing. She also held positions at Colliers International where she provided direction to clients on developing and executing business plans and assisted agents with leasing and sales efforts, and Manekin, LLC, and KLNB, Inc. where she formulated public relations and branding strategies as director of their marketing departments. Melanie is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and is a licensed Commercial Real Estate Broker in Maryland. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington & Lee University.

Kevin Kimmel, RPA, CPM®

Senior Vice President, Property Management

Kevin Kimmel, RPA, CPM®

Direct: 410-494-4897

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About Kevin

Senior Vice President, Property Management

As an industry veteran, Kevin brings nearly 25 years of property management experience to the MacKenzie Management Company team. By blending his formal education in civil engineering and real estate with practical experience learned from the daily management of real estate, Kevin is able to work with clients to develop strategic ways to add value to their real estate assets. In addition to the daily management of each project, Kevin maintains and promotes an open line of communication with current tenants, evaluates and pursues best practices, establishes vendor contracts, and reports directly to ownership. Prior to joining MacKenzie, Kevin worked for owner/developer St. John Properties and regional contracting powerhouse Whiting-Turner. He holds a Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation from Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) and a Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) organization. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and a Master of Science degree in real estate from Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.

Marie Gerwig

Vice President, Property Management

Marie Gerwig

Direct: 410-494-6659

Mobile: 410-241-6561

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About Marie

Vice President, Property Management

Marie joined MacKenzie Management Company as a Vice President in 2018. She has been in the commercial property management industry for more than 30 years and has extensive familiarity with all product types including office, retail, industrial and medical properties. Marie provides executive oversight, working with each property manager to optimize tenant relations, manage vendor relations and accountability, and create detailed budgeting and reporting packets. She also works closely with owners and investors to achieve their objectives through capital projects planning and operating cost reductions. Prior to joining MacKenzie, Marie was a Senior Vice President at JLL, a Vice President at Colliers International, and an Asset Manager at Manekin, LLC. She holds an RPA Designation from BOMI Institute, has an NFPA 101 Certification, and a JAHCO Certification.

Heather Anuszewski

Vice President, Lease Administration

Heather Anuszewski

Direct: 410-494-4874

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About Heather

Vice President, Lease Administration

As MacKenzie Management Company's Vice President of Lease Administration, Heather Anuszewski manages a team of ten Lease Administrators and is responsible for the overall coordination and preparation of operating budgets for all properties in MacKenzie Management’s portfolio. Additionally, Heather reviews all leases prior to execution, and provides analysis and special reporting for third party clients. Her attention to detail, coupled with more than 20 years of management experience, provides a level of understanding and oversight for lease administration, tenant billing, collections, reconciliation of annual pass-through expenses, and account management that is unparalleled within our industry. Heather received a Bachelor of Science degree from Salisbury University.

James Anuszewski

Portfolio Controller

James Anuszewski

Direct: (410) 494-4847

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About James

Portfolio Controller

As the Portfolio Controller, James is responsible for managing accounting and financial reporting for all MacKenzie Management Company’s clients. He is a CPA with more than 24 years of experience in the accounting profession. Prior to joining MacKenzie, James worked for Grant Thornton as a Senior Accountant and had clients in the Real Estate, Manufacturing and Government Contracting industries. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Accounting from Stevenson University.

Andy Austin

Portfolio Controller

Andy Austin

Direct: 443-798-9330

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About Andy

Portfolio Controller

Andy joined MacKenzie in 2016 and is responsible for managing accounting and financial reporting for all MacKenzie Management Company properties. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to coming to MacKenzie, Andy worked at Black Oak Associates as the Director of Accounting & Finance, managing the daily accounting, reporting, budgeting, forecasting and treasury management. Andy also has several years of experience at Municipal Mortgage & Equity LLC, JE Robert Companies, and Arthur Andersen. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Elon University.

Kati Coles

Senior Property Manager

Kati Coles

Direct: (410) 494-4867

Mobile: (443) 803-3242

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About Kati

Senior Property Manager

As a Senior Property Manager for MacKenzie Management Company, Kati oversees the day-to-day operations of an office portfolio including medical and government tenanted properties. Responsible for bidding, awarding, and overseeing all vendor contracts, repair work, and capital improvements to the property, Kati also creates and reports on the annual budget, reviews the monthly financial statements, inspects the properties on a weekly basis, and codes and approves vendor invoices. As the first line of customer service in managing each property, Kati facilitates and maintains healthy communication between her landlords and tenants. Her exceptional customer service ensures long-lasting relationships that result in cost-savings for all parties and won Kati the “Rookie of the Year Award” for her dedication.

Andrew Ingalls

Senior Property Manager

Andrew Ingalls

Direct: 410-494-6651

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About Andrew

Senior Property Manager

As a Senior Property Manager, Andrew’s years of property management, finance, and construction experience enable him to identify synergies across portfolio assets to produce cost savings and protect the long-term health of his client’s investments. In addition to the daily management of each project, Andrew maintains and promotes an open line of communication with current tenants, establishes vendor contracts, and reports directly to ownership. Andrew has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Baltimore and a Master of Science in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.

Experience

In addition to the daily management of each project, Andrew maintains and promotes an open line of communication with current tenants, evaluates and pursues cost/benefit best practices, establishes vendor contracts, and reports directly to ownership.

Wayne Keehner

Senior Property Manager

Wayne Keehner

Direct: 410-579-3423

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About Wayne

Senior Property Manager

Wayne manages a 400,000 square foot portfolio of owner-occupied office space in the Annapolis, Maryland submarket. Prior to his position as Senior Property Manager, Wayne was a Building Engineer for a 150,000 square foot mixed-use complex and went on to become a Facility Manager. By balancing the daily operation requirements with the overall financial management of his portfolio, Wayne can extend to his clients an in-depth understanding of how each element within their strategic plan directly translates into cost-savings and the importance of operating buildings at peak efficiency. Coupled with an exemplary customer service rating, Wayne has earned a reputation within the industry as a dependable and resourceful manager. His extensive experience enables him to provide his clients a unique perspective to the management and oversight of their assets. Wayne has a Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University.

Julio O. Purcell

Senior Property Manager

Julio O. Purcell

Direct: 410-494-4829

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About Julio

Senior Property Manager

Julio has nearly 30 years of commercial real estate experience. He specializes in the management of Class A office buildings with duties including tenant/occupant relations, financial management responsibilities, overseeing physical management of assets, directing management personnel and property vendors, and administrative duties. Julio has nearly 30 years of commercial real estate experience which includes a background in commercial real estate leasing and sales, a skill set which provides a benefit to the landlords he represents. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond, and a Master of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University.

Jessica Escobar

Property Manager

Jessica Escobar

Direct: 410-494-6653

Mobile: 443-810-3067

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About Jessica

Property Manager

Jessica has several years of experience in property management. Currently, Jessica manages over 500,000 sf of mixed-use properties including commercial, medical, and retail space, for a variety of owners and investment groups. Her management territory includes Baltimore, Howard, Anne Arundel, and Prince George's counties. In addition to the daily management of each property, Jessica maintains and promotes an open line of communication with current tenants, evaluates and pursues cost/benefit best practices, establishes vendor contracts and reports directly to ownership

Tom Gentry

Property Manager

Tom Gentry

Direct: 443-798-9336

Mobile: 410-793-2745

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About Tom

Property Manager

A retail/restaurant industry veteran, Tom brings more than 35 years of management and leadership skills to MacKenzie. Tom is known within the industry for driving business results and maximizing profitability through the delivery of exceptional product quality, customer service, and the prudent management of people, systems and processes. As a property manager he has multiple responsibilities dealing with on-site management and tenant retention programs to lease management and administration to record keeping and reporting. Other responsibilities include oversight of building and tenant improvement projects, service contracts, and liaison between ownership, tenants, and MacKenzie leadership.

Samantha Hamsher

Regional Manager of Multifamily Housing

Samantha Hamsher

Direct: (443)798-9337

Mobile: (443)769-3974

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About Samantha

Regional Manager of Multifamily Housing

Samantha’s portfolio of properties includes office, retail, and multifamily projects. She manages the day to day operations by providing responsive customer service, administering vendor contracts, bidding and overseeing repairs, maintenance and tenant improvements, and preparing annual budgets and monthly financial reports. For several years, she served as the property manager for 1111 Light Street in Baltimore, orchestrating all daily operations of its commercial and residential spaces. Prior to joining MacKenzie, Samantha was the Sales and Service Associate for leasing at Bozzuto, where she was responsible for the sale of apartments and customer service for over 350 units. Samantha earned a Bachelor’s degree from Towson University in Sports Management, with a minor in Business Administration. She also holds a BOMA International Foundations of Real Estate Management Certificate.

Jill Whitty

Property Manager

Jill Whitty

Direct: 410-494-4890

Mobile: 410-375-9879

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About Jill

Property Manager

As a Property Manager for MacKenzie Management Company, LLC, Jill oversees the day-to-day operations of nearly 200,000 sf. As the first line of customer service in managing each property, Jill’s first priority is to facilitate and maintain a healthy communication between her landlords and tenants. In addition to tenant relations, Jill’s responsibilities include project management, bidding, awarding, and overseeing all vendor contracts, repair work, and capital improvements to the property, creating and reporting on the annual budget, reviewing monthly financial statements, and routine property inspections. Prior to her work at MacKenzie Management, Jill was the Anheuser-Busch high-end sales rep for the Baltimore area.

Mary Ziemann

Property Manager

Mary Ziemann

Direct: 410-494-4878

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About Mary

Property Manager

Mary joined MacKenzie Management Company in 2009 and specializes in office and retail management. As an agent for her property owners, Mary’s responsibilities include building inspections, vendor contract solicitations and review, and tenant relations. She also oversees financial reporting and budgeting for each property. Prior to her role as property manager, Mary worked for MacKenzie Services as the team lead for its customer service center. In that role, Mary was responsible for assisting clients in the reporting of maintenance issues, tracking problematic issues, and answering general building-related questions.