Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Bainbridge Companies, LLC, Managing Principal
As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Bainbridge Companies, Mr. Schechter has been in real estate development since 1976. A third generation multifamily and commercial property owner, manager and developer, Mr. Schechter’s family has been in the business since 1927. Mr. Schechter developed his first mixed-use office and retail project in 1976 and his first mid-rise apartment project in 1978. Since starting Bainbridge in 1993, Richard has been involved in the supervision, acquisition, development and management of $5 billion in multifamily rental housing, including over 29,000 multifamily units.
He formerly served as chief operating officer of R.M.S Partners, a developer, owner and manager of office buildings and apartment rental communities in Florida and Washington D.C., and as president of Bainbridge Financial Corporation, an investment, asset and property management advisory group based in Washington D.C.
In addition to his expertise in commercial and multifamily ownership, acquisition, management and development, Mr. Schechter has extensive experience structuring large scale real estate financing, including REIT programs.
Mr. Schechter holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Clarkson University and a Juris Doctorate from the Syracuse University College of Law.
Chief Investment Officer, The Bainbridge Companies, LLC, Principal
Mr. DeCain is responsible for transaction underwriting, capitalization and execution. Mr. DeCain has been responsible for the capitalization and execution of over $2.8 billion of conventional apartment and student housing development and acquisition transactions involving over 15,000 apartment units since joining Bainbridge.
Prior to joining The Bainbridge Companies, Mr. DeCain was a Managing Director for Wells Fargo/Eastdil Secured (and a predecessor firm, Wachovia Capital Markets) focused on real estate equity investment and advisory transactions. Prior to Wells Fargo/Wachovia/Eastdil, Mr. DeCain was President of DeCain & Company, Inc., a real estate investment firm, where he sponsored five real estate securities investment partnerships. Before DeCain & Company, Mr. DeCain was a Senior Partner at Arthur Andersen Corporate Finance where he co-lead the firm’s Real Estate Advisory business. Mr. DeCain began his real estate career with LaSalle Partners working in the firm’s Development Group. While at LaSalle, he worked on the re-development of Union Station in Washington DC and on the development of several large east coast office projects.
Mr. DeCain received his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College and his BS from Lehigh University. Mr. DeCain passed the CPA at the outset of his career.
Robert W. Gaherty
President, Bainbridge Construction, LLC, Principal
Mr. Gaherty is the President of Bainbridge Construction LLC, Bainbridge Mid-Atlantic Construction LLC, and Bainbridge Renovations Management LLC. At Bainbridge, Robert has been responsible for the construction of over 9,200 multifamily units with a total construction value in excess of $1 billion and the renovation of over 15,000 multifamily units.
Prior to The Bainbridge Companies, Mr. Gaherty was a partner and president of construction for Douglas Partners, LLC, a start-up organization with two former Trammell Crow Residential (TCR) partners. During Robert’s tenure with Douglas Partners, his responsibilities included the management and supervision of all Douglas Partners construction entities, which included the planning, development and construction of over 600 multifamily units in Central and West Florida. Prior to starting Douglas Partners, Mr. Gaherty was a Partner and President of Construction for Trammell Crow Residential in the state of Florida. During his tenure with TCR, which spanned over 19 years, Robert’s range of responsibilities included construction estimating through construction and project management for over 10,600 multi-family units with a total construction value in excess of $592 million. Additionally, Mr. Gaherty was responsible for the construction of 370,000 square feet of light commercial structures and 500+ extended-stay hotel rooms. Robert was a member of the Board of Directors which had operational responsibility for the overall TCR organization.
Mr. Gaherty graduated with honors from the University of Phoenix with a degree in business administration. Robert is a certified general contractor in the states of Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, and is an active member in the International Building Code, Florida Building Code, National Fire Protection Agency and the NMHC. Mr. Gaherty is also a certified green professional as designated by the NAHB.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
A forty-year veteran of the real estate industry, Mr. Keane has been involved in over $4.5 billion of real estate transactions including development, construction, asset management, acquisitions/dispositions, and financing of institutional real estate. Kevin is responsible for development and execution of all Bainbridge Companies business strategies, client relationships, and oversees all property and asset management activities for Bainbridge’s owned and third party managed real estate portfolio.
Prior to joining Bainbridge, Mr. Keane was the Senior Market Leader, Executive Vice President of Lincoln Property Company’s Mid-West Region for 30 years. Lincoln Property Company is one of the largest apartment owners, developers and managers in the country, with more than 165,000 units in its management portfolio. In these roles, he oversaw all aspects of development, asset management, investor relations, governmental compliance and new business generation for the company.
Mr. Keane graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate and Finance. Kevin is an active member of The National Multi-Housing Council, The Urban Land Institute and The National Apartment Association. He has been active in The Make A Wish Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, and is on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Delray Beach, Florida.
Chief Information Officer
Mr. Lopez oversees Bainbridge’s IT infrastructure environment and formulates long-term strategic plans for acquiring and enabling efficient and cost-effective information processing and communication technologies. Tony also manages Bainbridge’s relationship with third party providers and is responsible for the day to day management of Bainbridge’s technical systems, IT support, purchasing, and on-boarding of new equipment for new property takeovers, as well Cloud IT systems applications. As a part of the Bainbridge Executive team, Tony oversees the Disaster Recovery Planning and Management for Bainbridge operations.
Tony is an accomplished Information Technology professional with over 19 years industry experience with companies such as IBM, Campus Management, Alliance Care, Vitas Health Care, The Related Group and most recently Schratter Foods. In each of these engagements Tony was responsible for all aspects of the information technology departments.
Mr. Lopez is a graduate of Florida International University with degrees in computer science and a Master’s Degree in finance. He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
Sanford J. Fox, CPA, joined the Bainbridge Companies in 2012 as the Controller and Chief Accounting Officer and is responsible for overseeing the accounting and risk management functions.
In his previous role, Mr. Fox worked as the corporate controller of real estate for KB Holdings and then at Atlantic and Pacific Management where he was the controller and director of financial services. He was the corporate controller and asset manager for Selco and Kansas City Café Company, closely-held sister companies that owned and operated hotels and restaurants. Subsequently, he built a successful tax and accounting practice, provided acquisition, operation and disposition consulting services to hotel and restaurant companies followed by becoming a partner of a hotel management company that specialized in turn-around projects.
Vice President of Capital Markets and Legal Affairs
Mr. Doppelt leads the company’s New York City office where he assists in sourcing and supporting its capital market relationships. Brian also serves as the company’s in-house corporate counsel and is responsible for overseeing and managing its legal affairs and risk management activities.
Before joining Bainbridge, Brian was an associate for a New York City based white-collar and securities litigation law firm where he litigated numerous cases involving among other things complex financial transactions among major financial institutions and also represented real estate developers and operators. Before that, Brian served as a prosecutor and a law clerk to the Hon. Richard M. Berman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Brian received his Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and his Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.
Senior Vice President of Business Development, Bainbridge Management, LLC,
Mr. Kalinsky joined The Bainbridge Companies in 2007. In his role as Senior Vice President of Business Development, Seth is responsible for new business development and focusing on strategic partnerships.
In his previous role, Mr. Kalinsky was an AVP with Grady Management and prior to that was with Equity Residential for several years based out of the DC Metro area. Seth has extensive experience in portfolio management, ground up development, acquisitions, dispositions, property repositioning and renovations throughout the East Coast.
Mr. Kalinsky has a degree in residential property management from Virginia Tech University. He has achieved his CAM designation along with being an active member of PMA and NAA.
Vice President of Investments & Finance
Mr. Wright is currently responsible for producing and overseeing all analyses and underwriting for ground-up developments, acquisitions and dispositions. He reports directly to the CEO and CIO of the company. Through his tenure with Bainbridge, Jake has been an integral part of the underwriting, capitalization and execution of over $3.5 billion worth of acquisitions and developments, representing nearly 20,000 multifamily units.
In his prior role, Mr. Wright was a senior underwriter for Provident Funding.
Jake graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Arts in economics at Gettysburg College. He was a presidential scholar and a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor Society).
Vice President of Student Housing
As Vice President of Student Housing, Mr. Eyssen oversees the development and acquisition of student housing properties. Alex is focused on expanding The Bainbridge Companies student housing portfolio.
Prior to joining Bainbridge, Alex served as Vice President of Development, Acquisitions, & Dispositions of Campus Crest Development, the real estate development company for Campus Crest Communities (NYSE: CCG), where he was directly involved in the ground-up development of purpose-built student housing assets. He managed all stages of project development, from market selection, site selection, due diligence, entitlement, and real estate closing.
Mr. Eyssen is a former trial attorney and member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas.
Senior Vice President of New Development, Property, and Asset Management
Ms. Caudell currently serves as Senior Vice President. Dana provides executive leadership for our property management teams and plays a role in the creation and integration of programs and forward trend initiatives that continue to build upon Bainbridge success.
Prior to joining Bainbridge, Dana served as Vice President and founding member of Park Partners Residential where she built the operational platform and directed the daily functions of the company. With more than 20 years’ experience in multifamily operational oversight involving acquisitions, development, marketing, training as well as institutional commercial and residential asset management; she brings a wealth of knowledge along with a successful track record of leading her teams and companies to success.
Dana has obtained the coveted Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Additionally, she holds a LCAM License in the State of Florida and the CAPS designation through National Apartment Association. Her dedication to the industry has been demonstrated by both her involvement and leadership roles with multiple Apartment Associations.
Vice President of Capital Projects and Maintenance Services
Mr. Skokan, joined Bainbridge in 2016 and serves as Vice President of Capital Projects and Maintenance Services. In this role, Scott provides leadership for all of our major Capital Improvement Projects, Unit Renovations, Energy Procurement, Ancillary Income, Sustainability, Maintenance Engineering and programs.
Prior to joining Bainbridge, Mr. Skokan was the Vice President of Maintenance and Technical Services with the Bozzuto Management Company where he served for 20 years. He has been in the industry for more than 26 years and held multiple positions with both Oxford Management and Artery Management.
In 2011, Mr. Skokan served as President of the Property Management Association which is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the national capital region’s property management community.
Vice President of Operations & Administration
Mrs. Batista oversees all software and administrative systems, product implementation and support for the company. Her property management background extends back to 1990 where she has held a variety of roles including Property Manager, Software & Operations Training Manager & Director of Operations. She has implemented multiple property management software products over her career including; AMSI, MRI, Yardi & Realpage’s suite of products including OneSite. Mrs. Batista’s role is to ensure that every property is seamlessly integrated with our management and accounting systems, and that all technology is designed for efficiency to help the teams achieve their financial and customer service goals.
Regional Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Region
Mr. Fields has been in the multi-family industry since 1993, and joined Bainbridge in 2017. He serves as Regional Vice President in the Mid-Atlantic region. Troy provides leadership for our Mid-Atlantic teams, and is instrumental with the financial and operation strategies, business development, and integration of initiatives, and oversight that contribute to Bainbridge success.
Over the course of his career, Troy has held Regional Manager positions with Archstone-Smith, and The Bozzuto Group, and Regional Vice President positions with Carmel Partners, The Laramar Group, and Monogram Residential Trust. He has 20+ years in multifamily operations management, effectively leading teams in many East Coast states, and markets.
Troy has a successful track record with completing numerous acquisitions, new developments, and lease-ups during his career, and extensive experience with repositioning assets, having completed over $90M in value-add renovations. Troy specializes in garden, mid-rise and high-rise operations with retail components in both urban, and suburban markets.
Troy currently has obtained his CAM designation through the National Apartment Association, his ARM® designation through IREM, and is currently a Candidate for the CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGER® Designation through IREM. He is an active member of PMA, NAA and IREM. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University.
Regional Vice President, South East
Julia joined Bainbridge in 2017 and serves as Regional Vice President for the company. Julia Watson will oversee a portfolio of multi-family properties in the South East as Bainbridge expands in to new markets. Julia brings over 16 years of property management experience to Bainbridge. Her responsibilities include asset management, market research, due diligence, acquisitions/dispositions, oversight and implementation of financial and operations strategies as well as new business development in the SE region. She specializes in new construction, Class “A” lease-up projects, stabilized properties, renovation projects and value-add communities.
Before joining Bainbridge, Julia served as Area VP for RAM Partners and prior to that served as a Senior Regional Manager over new development in the South East for Alliance Residential.
Ms. Watson earned her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) from the National Apartment Association in 2005 and also holds two nationally recognized LIHTC certifications; HCCP (Housing Credit Certified Professional) and C6P (Certified Credit Compliance Professional). Julia is currently pursuing her CPM designation through the Institute of Real Estate Management and her real estate license for the state of GA. She attended the University of GA where she studied Business Management and was a member of the woman’s Track and Field Team.
Vice President of Human Resources
Ms. Shannon provides leadership for the Bainbridge Companies human resources disciplines, including compensation and HR systems, labor and employee relations, benefits, human resources strategy, and compliance with all employee related state and federal regulations. A 19-year veteran of the company, Julie was appointed to the role of Officer as well as to her current leadership role in 2013. Previously, she was Bainbridge’s Human Resources Manager where she led labor and employee relations, state and federal regulations compliance, and payroll and benefits administration. Her tenure also included providing HR support for acquisitions, dispositions and budget preparation. Prior to becoming the Human Resources Manager in 2004, Julie performed a number of different roles such as pre-leasing for new construction, marketing outreach, various accounting functions and assisting the CEO and President of Development.
Julie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Potsdam and the University of Seville in Seville, Spain.