NAI Emory Hill is pleased to welcome three new brokers – Emily Drake, who is working out of the New Castle County, and Ann Bailey and Ted Nutter, both of whom will work from the Lewes office serving Kent and Sussex counties.
Emily has several years of experience in sales and marketing and a Bachelor of Science degree in Leadership from the University of Delaware. She will be representing all types of property transactions out of Emory Hill’s corporate offices in New Castle.
Ann is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and commercial real estate broker who was previously with Jackson Cross Partners and employed by the original Jackson Cross Company for 16 years. She specializes in multi-family properties and has more than 27 years of real estate experience in commercial brokerage, holding licenses in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida. Ann received her Bachelor of Arts at Temple University where she studied at the Center City Real Estate Institute. She resides in Rehoboth Beach.
Ted has held a Delaware real estate license for more than 35 years. His extensive experience and training has encompassed residential and commercial brokerage, new home sales, appraisal, property management, and real estate finance. Ted is a former Executive Director of the Wilmington Economic Development Corporation and was responsible for securing millions of dollars of financial assistance for small businesses throughout the City of Wilmington and New Castle County. He also worked for the state as Real Property Administrator in the Department of Administrative Services where he negotiated commercial leases for state facilities. He is a graduate of Lehigh University and earned a Master Degree from the University of Delaware College of Urban Affairs and Public Policy. Ted also served as a City Councilman and Deputy Mayor in his hometown of Newark. He now resides in Dover.
Bob Hill, President of Emory Hill & Company, was presented with the 2012 Richard P. DiSabatino Sr. Award by the Delaware Contractors Association (DCA) at its 43rd Annual Meeting at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Known affectionately as the “Dickie Award,” the honor was established 14 years ago by the DCA Executive Committee to annually honor the individual who has worked most diligently on behalf of the DCA during the past year. “This year’s recipient has been extremely active with the association,” said Rick DiSabatino, who presented the award on behalf of the DCA. Bob “has worked tirelessly for DCA this past year and has served with great dedication while providing valuable insight into issues affecting the industry,” and “has not only been supportive of the association, but our industry as a whole.” Bob Hill is a Past President of DCA and is actively involved on the Finance, Nominating and Government Affairs Committees, the Civic Affairs Construction Council (PAC) and regularly attends DCA Board and Executive Committee meetings.
Emory Hill Real Estate Services, Inc. is pleased to welcome John Skeparnias as a property manager and Cheryl Williamson as the chief dispatcher in the maintenance division. John has worked in commercial real estate for the past eight years in a variety of roles including development, construction, project management, marketing, business development and vendor/relationship management. Prior to joining Emory Hill, John worked for several companies in York, PA including Agora Development where he was a development director, Sigma Commercial Realty as a commercial real estate agent and property manager, and as the co-owner of the Boulevard Sports Garden. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Towson University and lives in Wilmington. Before joining Emory Hill, Cheryl worked as an installation manager and project coordinator with P.J. Fitzpatrick Inc. in Delaware. Her roles included coordinating schedules, invoicing and collections, accounts receivable, job cost/purchasing, payroll, marketing and quality assurance – many of the same duties she will be performing for Emory Hill. Cheryl is a Delaware native and lives in Middletown.
Delaware Economic Development Office Secretary Alan Levin and several state legislators were on hand at the ribbon cutting ceremony which kicked off the Grand Opening celebration of the new NAI Emory Hill Lewes office on August 21. Secretary Levin commended NAI Emory Hill on its commitment to bring business and more jobs to Sussex County and its long-standing business relationship with the entire state of Delaware over the past 31 years. NAI Emory Hill hosted the celebration in conjunction with the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, sponsoring a networking luncheon as part of the event, which was attended by 60 people including Delaware Senator Gary Simpson and Representatives Peter Schwartzkopf and Harvey Kenton. On behalf of co-owner Robert Hill and the entire staff, NAI Emory Hill President Carmen J. Facciolo Jr., thanked Secretary Levin and the delegates present and introduced Brittany Danahy, the head broker of the new Lewes office. Danahy is currently the broker for over 25 property listings in Sussex County and has already completed several lease transactions.
Delaware Economic Development Office Secretary Alan Levin will be speaking at the Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Event at Emory Hill’s new Lewes office at noon, Tuesday, August 21. The event is being held in conjunction with the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and will include a lunch, networking and door prizes. For more information see the attached; You must register with the state chamber to attend. To register visit: http://www.dscc.com/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=1276
Construction manager Emory Hill & Company will be breaking ground for the new Seeds of Greatness Bible Church on a 17-acre parcel on Route 273 across the street from
the Farmers Market in New Castle. The groundbreaking ceremony, slated for July 29, promises to be an exciting event, reflective of the church itself, which
has grown eight-fold to approximately 1,000 weekly attendees since it was founded just twelve years ago. The church will be moving from its current warehouse location at 190 Quigley Blvd.
Emory Hill & Company proudly announces that Lew Larson of Emory Hill & Company (construction) and Alan Moretti of Emory Hill Real Estate Services, Inc. (property management) have earned the credential of “LEED Green Associate.” To earn the credential, Lew and Alan successfully passed the LEED Green Associate exam given by the GBCI (Green Building Certification Institute). Lew is a Project Manager for our Construction Division and has more than 35 years of experience in the industry. Alan joined Emory Hill in 2011 as a Commercial Property Manager. He has several years of experience n property management and was formerly with Jones Lang LaSalle in New York.
Emory Hill & Company proudly announces that Bob Liberato has been elected by Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County to serve on its Board of Directors. Liberato is the director of business development for Emory Hill & Company which provides commercial construction services. He joined Emory Hill in 2003 and also heads the company’s construction estimating department.
After being closed for nearly a month, the Wilmington Library will re-open Monday, June 25 in its new, temporary location at the One Customs House Building behind the Double Tree Hotel at 8th and King Streets thanks in part to NAI Emory Hill’s Steve Dobraniecki who represented them. The Wilmington Library will be housed for approximately a year-and-a-half in its new location until renovations on the former downtown facility at Rodney Square on 10th and Market Streets is completed. The library, in its 225th year of operation, is expected to reopen in early 2014 with an $11 million renovation. Meanwhile, the library will be housed in 22,700 square feet of space on the third floor of One Customs House at 704 N. King Street, just blocks away from its permanent home; therefore it will still be easily accessible by bus and is within walking distance to the train station and Wilmington’s Riverfront.
Delaware’s first Yogen Früz, constructed by Emory Hill & Company, will be opening in Christiana Mall this week in the Target courtyard just in time for summer! The innovative new store offers patrons a “mix it” yourself frozen yogurt and sorbet bar in which patrons select a low-fat frozen yogurt or fat-free sorbet and then choose from a large variety of fruits or toppings which are then blended to create customized frozen creations. Co-owners Michael Geonnotti of PA and Ron Perruzza of Toronto own several stores in the Tri-State area and plan to open more stores in Delaware once the mall store is underway. Founded in 1986 in Toronto, Yogen Früz has grown to be a world leader in the frozen yogurt industry with over 1,200 locations operating in 25 countries around the world.