KEY MEMBERS OF OUR TEAM
Jim Pisula, CFA
President & CEO
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
V.P. of Investments and Acquisitions
Vice President of Construction Services
Director of Engineering Operations
Director of Leasing
Director of Real Estate Development
Senior Property Manager
Senior Property Manager
Senior Property Manager
Senior Property Manager
Senior Property Manager
Senior Property Accountant
Senior Property Accountant
Senior Financial Analyst
Human Resources Manager
Marketing & Graphic Design
Tom Pisula – Chairman
Tom founded RRC MRE in 2003. He is responsible for making and executing the company business plans. Tom has overall responsibility for all projects including the sourcing and structuring of those projects as well as overseeing all aspects of the organization.
Tom has developed or acquired approximately 2,500,000 SF of mainly medical office buildings in Texas, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Colorado with a total value in excess of $650 million. Tom’s background is in the energy business, specifically natural gas commodities. His work in the energy business provided him with the ability and knowledge to be responsible for the development and acquisition of the current portfolio. Tom debuted the first “green” environmentally-friendly (LEED certified at the Silver) office building in the Greater Northwest/Houston area. He retired from Louis Dreyfus in 2010 as VP of Trading. Prior to trading, Tom was an accountant for Coastal Corp and Direct Gas Supply.
Tom attended St. Francis College of PA and Duquesne University studying Economics and Political Science.
Jim Pisula, President & CEO
Jim is responsible for the overall responsibility for all projects including the sourcing and structuring of those projects as well as overseeing all aspects of the organization. Jim spent the past 15 years focusing on the financial structuring of all projects including the sourcing and negotiation and closing of equity and debt. He is also responsible for project acquisitions and due diligence.
Jim has extensive experience in medical office management, development and acquisitions and was a founding member of a national medical real estate development group based in Colorado. He has been active in commercial real estate development, acquisition, asset management and finance for over 25 years completing approximately $2.5 billion in transactions.
Jim graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S.B.A. and Master’s degree in Finance from Georgetown University. He also studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Jim is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a licensed real estate Salesperson in Texas and a Broker in Colorado.
David Teague – Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, David is responsible for directing the management operations and oversight of the company’s portfolio of sixty- two (62) owned and managed properties totaling 2.47 million square feet of medical, office and retail spaces.
David has over 20 years of experience in healthcare and commercial real estate including property and asset management, construction management, and property leasing and lease administration. David brings a high level of customer service and an attitude that consistently serves our clients in a manner they have come to expect.
David received his undergraduate and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Texas Tech University. David is a licensed real estate Broker in Texas.
David Pisula – Director of Construction Services
David is responsible for project design, bidding, permitting process coordination and management as well as ensuring contractors are building within the approved designs. Dave also assists in the due diligence process for new property acquisitions.
David has been in the construction business since 1977. His experience includes estate home construction, concrete multi story buildings and over 5 years of Timberline Estimating. Throughout the years, David has developed strong organization and communication skills from working with employees, contractors, owners, architects, engineers and inspectors. David has a broad understanding of construction practices and techniques and assures capital projects meet project objectives.
Keagan LeBlanc – Director of Real Estate Development
Manage the due diligence process on land opportunities and develops documentation and recommendations on key findings that may affect the return and financial performance of the proposed deal. Support the negotiation of sale and purchase agreements for approved projects. Directs third party relationships to complete project design concept and building plans in accordance to approved scope of work.
Keagan joined RRC MRE in 2012 and worked as a property manager for five years managing over 450,000 square foot. He was responsible for financial management, operations, tenant retention, budgeting and capital planning of each property he managed. Keagan started his career in Real Estate as an intern in Memorial Hermann’s property management department in 2008 where he was responsible for receiving and dispatching service calls and maintaining a control book of all vacant spaces. Keagan started working for the University of Texas in their Information Technology Services department in 2009 where his knowledge of computers, software and related technology grew abundantly. Keagan has closed over $65 million in real estate transactions.
Keagan graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2012 with a degree Sociology. Keagan obtained his Texas Real Estate Broker License in 2018.
TJ Fry – Director of Leasing
As the director of leasing, TJ is responsible for managing the company’s leasing and marketing objectives and strategies, including managing third party broker relationships. He works with the ownership to market each property and negotiate leases. In addition he assists in the sourcing of new opportunities as well as working with the property management group to coordinate the expansion and renewal of existing tenants.
TJ started his real estate career on the finance side in 2002. As a commercial lender, TJ handled a broad portfolio focused in real estate but which also extended into various industries. In 2009, TJ left banking to purchase a retail chain, which he modernized, expanded and turned around for private equity sale. He returned to real estate on the brokerage side and is licensed in the state of Texas.
TJ graduated from Clemson University in South Carolina in 1996. While at Clemson he was a swimming scholarship recipient.
Andrew Lopez – Asset Manager
Andy is responsible for supporting the acquisition, disposition and asset management activities of Pinecroft Realty’s medical office portfolio. He is focused on the financial analysis of assets including operating statements, budget and variance review, loan administration, and lease analysis while building relationships with investment partners, leasing brokers, contractors, and stakeholders to further portfolio performance. Andy’s responsibilities include monitoring the company’s portfolio, sourcing new investments, obtaining financing, overseeing property managers, leasing brokers, and general contractors.
Andy joined RRC MRE in 2014 as an Analyst and has worked his way to becoming the Asset Manager. Through the years Andy has served as a Leasing Agent, where he focused on Landlord representation and cultivated relationships with other building owners to build the third-party Leasing and Management business of RRC MRE. He worked closely with the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive Officer analyzing the needs, working standards, and economic viability of prospect tenants.
Andy also worked as a Senior Property Manager, responsible for managing a portfolio of eight (8) real estate properties totaling over 620,000 square feet. He worked closely with the Chief Operating Officer to monitor the financial performance of each asset that he managed. He handled tenant relations, lease administration, lease renewals, generated monthly financial reports, processed A/R, prepared annual operating and capital budgets, along with budget re-forecasting and met with vendors and contractors to obtain and negotiate service contracts. Andy also works closely with the construction management team on all tenant improvement projects.
The Louisiana State University – BS in Business Administration, Minor in Entrepreneurship. Andy obtained his Texas Real Estate Salesperson License in 2015. He also earned his Masters Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Real Estate from the University of Houston in 2018.
Amy Cooper – Finance Manager
As Accountant, Amy is responsible for collaborating with the finance and development teams for funding and compliance.
A native to the Houston area, Amy began her career managing the accounting for an event management and ticketing company working with Dr. Jane Goodall, Whoopi Goldberg, Marie Osmond, Julie Andrews and more. Prior to joining RRC MRE, Amy came from the non-profit world preparing month end reports, collecting and accounting for donations and grants, and managing all accounts payable and accounts receivable.
Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Houston.
Phone: 832.299.6409 ext 14
Kenneth Kessler – Construction Services
Kenneth is responsible for overseeing tenant improvement projects. From design review to coordination of contractors Kenneth works diligently to ensure tenant improvement projects meet all building specifications and that the project is completed according to schedule. Kenneth also provides leadership on the plumbing, irrigation and landscaping installations, improvements and repairs.
Kenneth joined the team at RRC MRE in 2013. Kenneth started in high rise commercial and hospital projects. Preforming work on domestic water, waste and vent systems, medical gas and evacuation systems.
Kenneth graduated from Houston area joint apprenticeship school in 1987. Holds a Journeyman plumbing licenses with medical gas endorsement. Holds a Master Plumbing License with RMP. Holds a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT) license.
Rachael Mann – Leasing Agent
Rachael joined RRC MRE in May, 2019. As a leasing agent Rachael focuses on Landlord representation and tenant representation as well as cultivating relationships with other Landlords to build the larger third party Leasing and Management business of RRC MRE.
Rachael graduated from Texas A&M University in 2019 with Bachelors in Business Administration degree with a double minor in Communication and Economics. Rachael obtained her Texas Real Estate Sales Agent license in 2019.
Lisa Erdil – Senior Property Manager
As a Property Manager, Lisa is responsible for managing a portfolio of fourteen (14) real estate properties totaling over 346,000 square feet. She works closely with the Chief Operating Officer to monitor the financial performance of each asset that she manages. She is responsible for tenant relations, lease administration, lease renewals, generating monthly financial reports, processing A/R, preparing annual operating and capital budgets, budget re-forecasting, creating and managing contracts with service vendors. Lisa also works closely with the construction management team on all tenant improvement projects.
Lisa joined RRC MRE in 2019. Lisa started her real estate career in 1988 as a Property Administrator and worked briefly as an accountant for a national senior care facility provider. Throughout her career, Lisa has become proficient in all facets of property management.
Patricia Cruchelow – Senior Property Accountant
Patricia is responsible for processing accounting transactions for a mixed portfolio of leased office space as well as construction in progress. Primary responsibilities include financial statement preparation, bank reconciliations, journal entries, accounts receivable and payable, and sales tax reporting and compliance. In addition, Patricia interacts with tenants, clients, and owners to ensure accurate and timely financials.
Patricia joined RRC MRE with over 28 years of accounting experience. She served in the accounting division of one of the largest multi-family REIT’s in the U.S. for over 21 years, progressing to senior accountant during her tenure, and an accounts payable manager for an auto part company for over seven years. Patricia’s experience includes joint venture and construction accounting to encompass multi-million dollar draws, job costing, property tax, and conversion of construction properties to lease-up and income producing entities. Patricia has led multiple accounting teams and has spear-headed special projects such as writing policies and procedures, software conversions and interfaces of financial data.
Patricia attended Lone Star Community College with an emphasis in Accounting.
Debbie Truitt – Senior Property Manager
As Senior Property Manager for the Healthcare Realty (HR) portfolio Debbie manages a total of eight (8) real estate properties totaling 398,947 square feet. She works closely with the Chief Operating Officer to monitor the financial performance of the HR assets.
Debbie is responsible for the tenant relations, lease administration, generating monthly financial reports, processing A/R, preparing annual budgets, budget reforecasting, obtaining and negotiating service contacts with vendors and contractors as well as working closely with the construction management team on all tenant improvements.
Joining Pinecroft Realty in August 2020, Debbie brings 34 years’ experience in Commercial Real Estate which includes medical, office, retail and industrial assets. Her experience includes serving as the Lease Administration Analyst for a Fortune 10 company and in Asset Management which spanned sixteen (16) states including Toronto, Canada where she worked with the Vice President on acquisitions and depositions.
Debbie worked her way up through Commercial Real Estate and obtained her RPA (Real Property Administrator) from BOMI in 2003 only needing one more class to earn her FMA (Facilities Management Administrator) designation. She also was a dedicated Exam Proctor for BOMI’s RPA courses. Debbie also served on the Ft. Lauderdale BOMA Board of Directors as the Co-Chair for the Education Committee. She currently holds a Texas Real Estate license and a current (inactive) Florida Brokers License.
Dana Blount – Graphic Designer
Dana works closely with all departments to create material relevant to their needs. She joined Pinecroft in 2018 where she designs and develops marketing materials that are used throughout the company. Some of her responsibilities include creating flyers and brochures for buildings, build presentations and keep up a social media presence.
For fifteen years, Dana volunteered on several local organization boards designing and updating websites, flyers and merchandise. Dana spent 2 years marketing for home healthcare. She also served on the event planning committee for the second largest aquatic organization in the country.
Bachelors in Mass Communications from Southwest Texas State University.
Denise Giordani – Property Manager
As a Property Manager I am responsible for managing a portfolio of (6) real estate properties totaling over 436,000 square feet. I am responsible for tenant relations, generating monthly financial reports, processing A/R & A/P, preparing annual operating and capital budgets, budget re-forecasting. I communicate with my vendors and contractors to negotiate new services agreements for a lower cost while maintaining the level of service.
I have been with RRC since March of 2020. I am a motivated and energetic bilingual Property Manager with over 22 years’ experience in Commercial Real Estate Management. I have managed industrial, office, retail and medical office throughout my career. I focus on the relationship with my tenants, vendors and my team.
Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC – BS in Marketing. Working on my RPA designation through BOMA.
Gwen Wilson – Administrative Associate
As an administrative assistant, Gwen is responsible for assisting the Property Managers with their administrative work and enjoys helping others with their daily needs.
Gwen is a proud native of Conroe and enjoys living in Montgomery County. Prior to joining RRC Medical, Gwen worked for attorneys that specialized in real estate. She also worked 16 years for a corporate oil well servicing company in the training department.
Gwen attended Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, majoring in history.
Todd Graff – Senior Property Manager
As Senior Property Manager for the Harrison Street properties, Todd manages eight medical office properties totaling 535,000 square feet. He works closely with the Chief Operating Officer and ownership to monitor the financial performance of the portfolio.
Todd is responsible for overseeing tenant relations, lease administration, monthly financial reporting, annual budgets, service contracts with vendors as well as working closely with the construction management team on tenant improvements.
Before joining Pinecroft Realty in September 2020, Todd was the asset manager responsible for an office portfolio in excess of a million square feet and worked with third party owners. He has over 10 years of property and asset management experience including retail, industrial and senior housing development projects in the Houston area. Todd held Corporate finance leadership roles in the housing and energy sectors prior to his move into asset and property management.
Todd received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and has a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. Todd is a licensed real estate Broker in Texas.
Michael Saragosa – Director of Engineering Operations
Michael Saragosa is the Director of Engineering Operations for Pinecroft Realty. Michael’s responsibilities include the property portfolios’ daily operations, including HVAC, controls, plumbing, electrical, other mechanical systems, security systems, and fire safety. As the Chief Engineer, Michael is responsible for the maintenance staff and maintenance schedules. Michael works closely with the Chief Operating Officer and Property Management Team regarding scheduling to budgeting.
Before being named Chief Engineer for Pinecroft, Michael was the Lead Engineer at Hewlett Packard. While at HP, Michael was part of the team that helped get the 1.6M sq ft facility back online after the 2016 Tax Day Flood and Hurricane Harvey.
Michael has an AAS in HVACR from LSC and is HVAC and electrically certified with the State of Texas. Michael is a firm believer that effective teamwork in the workplace helps drive the company toward success and that the success of a business is directly related to the talented individuals that comprise the workforce.
Jennifer Henry – Property Manager
As a Property Manager, Jennifer is currently responsible for overseeing the Colorado/Arizona portfolio of real estate properties totaling over 450,000 square feet. She works closely with the Executive Management team to monitor the financial performance of each asset that she manages, along with the daily operations, tenant relations, assisting leasing, lease administration, financial reporting, processing A/R, preparing annual operating and capital budgets, budget re-forecasting, and meeting with vendors and contractors to obtain and negotiate service contracts. Jennifer also works closely with the construction management team on all tenant improvement projects.
Jennifer started her commercial real estate career in Denver with Equity Office Properties in the mid-nineties. After a transfer to Seattle in 2001, she stayed with EOP, helping manage the Bellevue CBD portfolio until 2007, when the company was acquired by Blackstone Group. Having an opportunity to expand her knowledge and skills, Jennifer then went to work for a local urban developer Nitze-Stagen in Seattle who specialized in historic properties, including the iconic Starbucks Global Headquarters. After returning to her hometown of Denver in 2014, Jennifer continued to add experience and asset classes by joining Baceline Investments, a boutique real estate investment firm, specializing in distressed neighborhood retail in the “heartland” of the United States.
Jennifer is actively pursuing her RPA and CO real estate license.
Francisco Zenon – Accountant
Francisco joined Pinecroft Realty in 2021and currently serves in the role of Accountant II. Francisco is responsible for processing full-cycle accounting transactions for a mixed portfolio of leased office space. Primary responsibilities include accounts receivable/payable, bank reconciliations, account reconciliations and related journal entries, and financial statement preparation and reporting. Francisco also interacts with tenants, clients, and owners to ensure accurate and timely financials.
Francisco joined Pinecroft Realty with over eight years of customer interaction and management experience in a professional retail environment. In his last role, he handled day-to-day managerial tasks with a team of forty-five individuals. Francisco comes from a family of accountants and looks forward to his future endeavors with Pinecroft Realty!
Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, The University of Houston – Victoria
Arely Majano – Accountant
Arely joined Pinecroft Realty in 2022 and currently serves in the role of Accountant I. Arely is responsible for processing accounting transactions for a mixed portfolio of leased office space. Primary responsibilities include accounts receivable/payable, bank reconciliations, account reconciliations and related journal entries, and financial statement preparation. Arely also interacts with tenants, clients, and owners to ensure accurate and timely financials.
Arely joined Pinecroft Realty with over five years of accounting experience to include heavy accounts receivable/payable, account reconciliations, extensive customer service responsibilities, lien preparation, payroll processing, and HOA experience. Arely began working with the Accounting Team as a temp in 2021 and was hired on full-time in 2022.
Jose Alvarez – Human Resources Manager
As Human Resources Manager, Jose is responsible for leading the routine functions of the HR department that include hiring and interviewing staff, payroll, benefits and leave. As well as, enforcing the company’s policies and practices in accordance with all applicable local and state laws.
Jose began his career in the U.S. Marines where he enlisted in the infantry and had several overseas deployments to Al Anbar Province, Iraq and to the Black Sea, Balkan, Caucasus regions of Easter Europe as part of a Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force. Upon the end of his enlistment, he moved back to Houston to complete his studies in Human Resources.
Before joining Pinecroft Realty in June 2022, Jose was the HR Manger for North and South America at an international freight forwarder. Jose brings many years of HR experience with a vast array of knowledge from working in the supply chain logistics, energy and employer benefits industries.
Jose received his undergraduate degree and Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management from the University of Houston – Downtown.
Maryan Zarborskiy – Senior Property Accountant
Maryan graduated with a master’s degree in accounting 20 years ago and since then has been working as an accountant in the Real Estate and Construction industries. Prior to joining RRC MRE, Maryan was a Regional Manager overseeing a subdivision of a New York based real estate company, being responsible for the full cycle accounting and general supervision of operations.
In addition to his Masters, Maryan has IFRS Certificate and currently pursuing his CPA license.
Taek Kim – Senior Financial Analyst
Taek was born and raised in South Texas (Rio Grande Valley). He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance in 2018 and a Master of Real Estate Degree in 2020 and has been working in the commercial real estate investment industry for the past 3 years. At his most recent role, Taek worked at a large firm as their senior analyst for underwriting data center acquisitions/ developments.
Taek is fluent in Spanish. Some of his hobbies include traveling, meeting people, hunting & fishing, and dancing.
Mark Reid – Controller
Mark graduated with a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Loyola University in Chicago in 2003 where he called home for nearly a decade. Prior to joining RRC MRE, Mark held the roles of Controller, Assistant Controller and Accounting Manager overseeing the accounting department and all its day-to-day functions throughout various real estate organizations.
In addition to his MBA, Mark also holds a CPA license and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Economics from York University out of Toronto, Ontario.
Diana Chetraru – Administrative Assistant
Originally from Moldova, Diana graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management from the University of Bucharest, Romania in 2015. Prior to joining RRC, Diana was an Administrative Assistant working alongside the executive team of a Fortune 500 company located in The Woodlands where she specialized in administrative technology and was responsible for operative and administrative tasks, supporting a team of 40+ members.
Diana is fluent in Romanian, Russian, and in French. In her free time, Diana likes to bake desserts, work on her clothing design and interior design hobby, be active and spend as much time as possible with her daughter Nicole. Diana has always had an interest in Commercial Real Estate and is planning to pursue her License in the future.
Ijlal Hyder – V.P. of Investments and Acquisitions
Current Role: The Vice President of Acquisitions evaluates and executes acquisitions, makes strategic decisions, and drives corporate growth and profitability. He works directly with the Executive Team to provide recommendations based on research and analysis of the industry.
Experience: Ijlal brings a decade’s experience working in acquisitions, development, and asset management. Prior to joining RRC MRE, Ijlal held positions at Morgan Stanley, Anbau and Bentall Kennedy based out of their New York and Toronto offices. Ijlal is also one of the cofounders of Sqft. Spaces Consulting. He has worked on over $1 billion acquisitions and development transactions.
Education: Ijlal acquired his bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario. He holds an MBA from McMaster University and graduated from Columbia University with a master’s in real estate development. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and two daughters when he is not at work.
Sherina Hajiani – Corporate Accountant
Current Role: Under the direction of the Controller and CFO, the Corporate Accountant is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of financial statements, corporate books and ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Experience: Sherina comes to us with over 4 years of commercial real estate property accounting experience where she managed 25 buildings: 15 specifically commercial. The properties included offices and storage buildings. Sherina has also been a property accountant where she provided full-cycle accounting to 12 different properties in various states.
Education: Sherina is currently finishing her bachelor’s in finance at UH and will then pursue her CPA license. She enjoys spending time with her kids and traveling when she is not working.
Brittany Mattaliano – Senior Property Manager
Current Responsibilities: As a Senior Property Manager, Brittany is responsible for overseeing the management and operations of multiple commercial properties including building operations, financial budgeting, reporting activities, ensuring their effective performance, and maintaining high levels of tenant satisfaction. This role requires a strong understanding of property management principles, excellent leadership, organizational skills, and the ability to handle complex issues in a fast-paced environment.
Experience:Brittany started in multi-family property management in 2010 where she worked her way up to the position of Assistant Manager. In 2014, she began her commercial property management career with Pinecroft Realty as a Property Manager responsible for the Healthcare Realty portfolio where she became well versed in medical office management. In 2019, she transitioned to another organization, where she worked with multiple clients including a national REIT and large bank entity. There her portfolio included retail, office, and medical office buildings. After three and a half years, she returned to Pinecroft Realty.
Education: Brittany earned a degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Houston and currently holds a real estate license with the state of Texas.