Our Team

You are only as smart as the people you surround yourself with, and here at Rendina - we surround ourselves with the industry's biggest and brightest stars.

Richard M. Rendina

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Responsibilities: Corporate Advancement | Network Development | Strategic Planning | Client Relations

Richard M. Rendina is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rendina, where he leads all strategic and operational functions of the company. Under his leadership, Rendina has continued developing an extensive portfolio of healthcare real estate throughout the country. Mr. Rendina has personally overseen the development of more than one million square feet of real estate in nine states, representing project costs of approximately $200 million. Mr. Rendina is on the Board of Directors of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, a board member of Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, Cardinal Newman High School and the Abacoa Property Owners’ Assembly. Mr. Rendina graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business degree, majoring in Management and Entrepreneurship.


Lawrence W. Juran

Vice Chairman
Responsibilities: Construction | Healthcare Real Estate Development

Lawrence B. Juran is Vice Chairman and responsible for development and construction of all projects, company-wide. During his tenure with Rendina, Mr. Juran has developed more than 2 million square feet of space, including medical, commercial and mixed-use projects. Mr. Juran received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan with high distinction, and a Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Mr. Juran is currently Treasurer of Jewish Family Service of Cincinnati, and a Past President of the Levis Jewish Community Center of Boca Raton, Florida.


Michael D. Rendina

Chief Operating Officer
Responsibilities: Company Operations | Healthcare Real Estate Development

Michael D. Rendina is Chief Operating Officer of Rendina, where he manages and monitors the reliability and effectiveness of business processes, through interaction with managers and departments associates. Prior to joining Rendina, Mr. Rendina worked as a Financial Analyst for Lehman Brothers in New York City. His responsibilities included underwriting and completing market studies on multiple real estate transactions, and participated in negotiating loan terms with developers. Mr. Rendina graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Real Estate.


David S. Lebenson

Chief Financial Officer
Responsibilities: Corporate Accounting | Project Financing | Asset Management

David S. Lebenson, Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for corporate accounting, project financing, asset management and investor relations. Mr. Lebenson is also responsible for cultivating new relationships with lenders and assists with identifying joint venture equity partners. Over the years, Mr. Lebenson has placed in excess of $600 million of debt for development, acquisitions and permanent financing. Mr. Lebenson has over 15 years of experience performing various financial roles within the organization and is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Minor in Economics. Mr. Lebenson is also very involved in the community, working with such groups as Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association, Grandma’s Place – Emergency Shelter for Kids, and JAFCO of Palm Beach County.


Robert “Bob” Neyland

Chief Investment Officer
Responsibilities: Acquisition Strategy | Client Relations

Robert “Bob” Neyland has more than 25 years of experience working in finance and healthcare real estate. Bob has worked with such companies as Santa Barbara Medical Innovations, Proventus Healthcare and Montecito Property Company. In 2005, Bob cofounded Montecito Medical Investment Company, a privately-held company that would go on to purchase and sell over 1.5 million square feet of medical office space throughout the United States. By 2014, Bob had been responsible for the acquisition of more than 35 medical office properties. Bob has been a Certified Public Accountant and he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas.


Brian C. Cich

Executive Vice President – Real Estate Development
Responsibilities: Development

Brian C. Cich, Executive Vice President of Real Estate Development, oversees all development for Rendina and his professional background includes experience with all phases of real estate development. Prior to joining Rendina in 2005, he was a partner with an Ohio law firm where his practice included real estate law, construction matters, and commercial loan and financing transactions. Brian has a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Brian is a married father of three girls who participates in several charitable and humanitarian projects. Brian and his Rendina colleagues regularly prepare and distribute meals locally with the Big Heart Brigade Thanksgiving Feast. He is active in missions to Haiti and in the local area, and he and his wife Katie help to lead the marriage ministry at their church. Brian currently serves on the Board of Directors of Jupiter Christian School, chairs Rendina’s Culture Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Abacoa Property Owners’ Assembly.


Stephen K. Barry

Executive Vice President – Business Development & Leasing
Responsibilities: Business Development | Leasing

Stephen K. Barry is Executive Vice President – Business Development & Leasing. Mr. Barry has spent the past ten years in a variety of healthcare real estate leasing, development and property management roles for Rendina. His primary responsibility is the identification and pursuit of healthcare development opportunities in selected markets throughout the country. Prior to joining Rendina, Mr. Barry spent two years with JPMorgan serving as an analyst on the firm’s Institutional Sales desk in New York. Mr. Barry’s team covered over forty of the firm’s largest institutional clients. The coverage included equity research sales and the allocation of secondary and initial public offerings. Mr. Barry is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business degree in Finance.

Lawrence W. Juran

Vice Chairman
Responsibilities: Construction | Healthcare Real Estate Development

Lawrence B. Juran is Vice Chairman and responsible for development and construction of all projects, company-wide. During his tenure with Rendina, Mr. Juran has developed more than 2 million square feet of space, including medical, commercial and mixed-use projects. Mr. Juran received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan with high distinction, and a Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Mr. Juran is currently Treasurer of Jewish Family Service of Cincinnati, and a Past President of the Levis Jewish Community Center of Boca Raton, Florida.


Brian C. Cich

Executive Vice President – Real Estate Development
Responsibilities: Development

Brian C. Cich, Executive Vice President of Real Estate Development, oversees all development for Rendina and his professional background includes experience with all phases of real estate development. Prior to joining Rendina in 2005, he was a partner with an Ohio law firm where his practice included real estate law, construction matters, and commercial loan and financing transactions. Brian has a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Brian is a married father of three girls who participates in several charitable and humanitarian projects. Brian and his Rendina colleagues regularly prepare and distribute meals locally with the Big Heart Brigade Thanksgiving Feast. He is active in missions to Haiti and in the local area, and he and his wife Katie help to lead the marriage ministry at their church. Brian currently serves on the Board of Directors of Jupiter Christian School, chairs Rendina’s Culture Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Abacoa Property Owners’ Assembly.


Calvin Brown

Senior Vice President – Construction & Development
Responsibilities: Construction & Development

Calvin Brown is Senior Vice President – Construction and Development. Mr. Brown has over 40 years of experience in both the real estate development and general contracting business. He was previously Senior Vice President of Development and Construction for a national real estate development company responsible for $100,000,000 in construction annually. Mr. Brown was also founder and CEO of H.C. Brown Construction Company, Inc., a general contracting firm licensed to perform unlimited general building, utilities, and highway and sewer plant contracts. Mr. Brown is a graduate of Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He has a professional contractor’s license in five states and is currently a member of the American General Contractors Association and the Professional Estimators Association of America.


Brian R. Mock

Senior Vice President – Construction & Development
Responsibilities: Construction | Development

Brian Mock is Senior Vice President – Construction and Development for Rendina. Mr. Mock has over 35 years of experience in real estate development and construction management working for several national real estate development and construction companies. Mr. Mock has managed the construction and development of dozens of medical office buildings and medical facilities. Previously Mr. Mock has managed the approval, design and construction for a wide array of projects including residential subdivisions, office and retail complexes, and hotels. Mr. Mock is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction.


Brad A. Shockley

Senior Vice President – Design & Development
Responsibilities: Design | Construction | Healthcaer Real Estate Development

Brad A. Shockley is Senior Vice President – Design & Development. Brad has been with Rendina since 2001. He brings more than 20 years of experience as an architect and developer with several nationally recognized companies specializing in medical and healthcare facility design. Brad uses his in-depth knowledge of building systems and the design process to expertly manage third-party architects and contractors. He has designed or provided construction management services for over 1.5 million square feet of outpatient medical facilities. His extensive healthcare planning background including outpatient surgical facilities, medical office buildings, physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation suites, medical and radiation oncology centers, and diagnostic radiology facilities provides direct benefit to our clients’ new facilities. Brad holds a Master of Architecture, Master of Business Administration, along with a Bachelor of Science degree in Design, cum laude from Arizona State University.


Jon M. Wainwright

Senior Vice President – Construction & Development
Responsibilities: Construction | Healthcare Real Estate Development

Jon Wainwright is Senior Vice President – Design & Development. Mr. Wainwright brings to Rendina a diverse background in both Real Estate Development & Construction. Previously Mr. Wainwright was vice president of development for Woolbright Development, and most recently he was a principal and consultant for Pantheon Group Partners. With Rendina his responsibilities include contract negotiations, land entitlements, and working with state and local municipalities from beginning to end on any new development. Mr. Wainwright holds a degree from University of Florida.


Joan V. Dalie

Project Coordinator
Responsibilities: Healthcare Real Estate Development | Project Documents | Project Closings | Project Coordinator

Joan Dalie previously worked as a Legal Assistant for Rendina and now coordinates all phases of project development within the Company. A graduate of Florida Atlantic University Paralegal Institute, Ms. Dalie has more than 30 years in the legal and commercial fields in Florida and is a State of Florida licensed real estate salesperson. Ms. Dalie is a member of the Speakers Bureau for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, is past Area Governor of the local chapter of Toastmasters International and currently serves on the Board of Directors of a West Palm Beach Toastmasters chapter. A Charter Member of CREW Treasure Coast, she has also served on the Board of Directors as the Community Affairs Chairperson


Ivy M. Seitman

Construction Services Coordinator
Responsibilities: Healthcare Real Estate Development | Project Documents

Ivy M. Seitman has more than 20 years of Contract Administration/Residential Closing experience, having worked for major residential developers prior to joining Rendina.

Her in depth knowledge of the industry has helped in streamlining our systems and controls. Ivy is responsible for preparation and administering contracts with our A&E Consultants and General Contractors, reviewing support documentation, processing Application for Payments and Project Closeout.

Stephen K. Barry

Executive Vice President – Business Development & Leasing
Responsibilities: Business Development | Leasing

Stephen K. Barry is Executive Vice President – Business Development & Leasing. Mr. Barry has spent the past ten years in a variety of healthcare real estate leasing, development and property management roles for Rendina. His primary responsibility is the identification and pursuit of healthcare development opportunities in selected markets throughout the country. Prior joining Rendina, Mr. Barry spent two years with JPMorgan serving as an analyst on the firm’s Institutional Sales desk in New York. Mr. Barry’s team covered over forty of the firm’s largest institutional clients. The coverage included equity research sales and the allocation of secondary and initial public offerings. Mr. Barry is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business degree in Finance.


Janet S. Holland, FACHE

Senior Strategy Advisor
Responsibilities: Business Development | Public Relations | Marketing

Janet Holland, FACHE serves as Senior Strategy Advisor to Rendina. Ms. Holland served in various healthcare business development, operations and marketing capacities for 15 years prior to joining Rendina in 2010. Previously, she was President and Principal of OnPoint Strategies, LLC, a healthcare business development and marketing firm providing consultative services to clients in the healthcare industry. In earlier roles, she served as Vice President of Development for Alliance Surgery, Inc., Vice President of Operations and Corporate Development for HealthSouth Corporation and in various positions for Tenet Healthcare, both in the hospital and corporate office environments.

Ms. Holland graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, cum laude. She also holds Master of Science in Health Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the Board of Directors and as Board Liaison to the membership and networking committees of her local ACHE chapter. Ms. Holland also serves on the boards of the Alumni Association of the Graduate Programs in Health Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico.


Neil Carolan

Senior Vice President – Business Development & Leasing
Responsibilities: Business Development | Client Relations

Neil Carolan comes to Rendina with more than 30 years of executive-level experience in healthcare administration, in which his focus was on real estate, physician development, ambulatory and acute care, joint physician ventures, and healthcare office development. Mr. Carolan previously worked for such companies as Franciscan Management Services, CHRISTUS Health, and most recently Carondelet Health Network, where he managed more than 5 million square feet of healthcare real estate.

Mr. Carolan is the current Co-Chair of Building Owners and Managers Association’s (BOMA) Medical Office, as well as the Co-Chair of the Healthcare Facilities Conference and Committee. Mr. Carolan is also the author of recent report on healthcare real estate, published by BOMA International: “Developing, Leasing and Managing Healthcare Facilities in an Evolving Healthcare Environment.”

Mr. Carolan has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Upper Iowa University and he has completed all of the necessary MHA/MBA coursework at the University of Michigan.


Gant Braley

Senior Vice President – Business Development & Leasing
Responsibilities: Business Development | Leasing | Public Relations | Marketing

Gant Braley is Senior Vice President of Business Development and Leasing. He joined Rendina in 2002 and has worked on more than 25 properties for the company spanning 11 states. His responsibilities are focused on identifying healthcare real estate opportunities for Rendina in the central states region and new medical office building leasing for select properties across the country. Mr. Braley is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Real Estate Finance. He and his family are members of Northpark Presbyterian Church, and he serves as President of his neighborhood association located in the Dallas community of Lake Highlands.


Wade Kuzmick

Vice President – Business Development & Leasing
Responsibilities: Business Development | Leasing

Wade Kuzmick is Vice President of Business Development and Leasing for Rendina. Mr. Kuzmick is responsible for leasing activities for the Rendina. Most recently, Mr. Kuzmick was a financial analyst for Rendina where he was responsible for daily functions in Asset Management, including financial analysis on existing projects and potential acquisitions. Mr. Kuzmick also previously served as an Associate Leasing Director with Paramount Real Estate Services, a national leader in healthcare property management. His responsibilities included the day-to-day leasing and marketing of over 20 stabilized healthcare office buildings nationwide, while providing the necessary financial analysis of each deal to Asset Management for approval. Mr. Kuzmick is a graduate of Florida State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance.


Jonathan C. Sajeski

Vice President – Business Development & Leasing
Responsibilities: Business Development | Leasing | Public Relations | Marketing

Jonathan Sajeski is Vice President of Business Development and Leasing. He is responsible for generating new business opportunities and providing leasing and brokerage services for healthcare clients throughout the country. With over ten years experience, Mr. Sajeski has worked in numerous departments within Rendina including business development, leasing, finance and property management. Mr. Sajeski is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate and Finance, and is a licensed Florida Real Estate Salesperson.


Beth White

Vice President – Business Development & Leasing
Responsibilities: Business Development | Client Relations | Tenant On-Boarding | Association Management

Beth White is Vice President of Business Development and Leasing. Ms. White has served in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate management including development, leasing, acquisitions and dispositions for the past 20 years. Most recently, she was the Owner and Managing Agent for Cypress Management Group, a property management firm in Jupiter, Florida providing management services to large, multi-use properties. Prior to establishing this firm, Ms. White worked for 10 years at GMH Capital Partners as a Vice President of Asset Services where she was responsible for 5 offices across the country and 5 million square feet of commercial real estate for GE Capital Real Estate. She also spent 3 years at Paramount Real Estate Services managing medical office buildings and multi-use properties including retail, office, and residential. Her extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of real estate development and property management makes Ms. White a leader in the management industry. Ms. White is also active in Wounded Warriors.


Brian C. Butler

Marketing Manager
Responsibilities: Marketing | Business Development | Leasing & Sales

Brian Butler heads the marketing department and is responsible for overseeing corporate brand strategy on the national level. As chief media content creator and curator, Brian develops and manages all marketing initiatives, including advertising, media relations, promotional plans, and corporate communications. In 2014, Brian led Rendina in refreshing its overall image, resulting in a new logo, website, and brand standards. In addition to directing the marketing arm of the company, Brian is also responsible for creating all business development proposals, as well as all corporate and project presentations.

Brian started his tenure with Rendina as a Business Development Analyst and he continues to provide strategic input and support on all new business efforts. Previous to working at Rendina, Brian was a licensed real estate salesperson for Lama Real Estate, where he focused on commercial leasing, sales, and acquisitions.

Brian holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from Ithaca College. An avid traveler, Brian has spent a considerable amount of time in Central and South America, as well as in Australia, where he studied at Murdoch University, University of Tasmania, and La Trobe University.


David B. Rendina

Real Estate Analyst
Responsibilities: Financial Analysis | Marketing | Business Development

David B. Rendina served as the Creative Site Architect for SoVi Digital before coming to Rendina. He oversaw the web design and development of over ten different websites from start to finish. David coordinated the process with the clients and design team to keep them up-to-date on tasks and ensure the project was completed on time. David also developed and implemented strategies for Search Engine Optimization & Search Engine Marketing; including pay per click campaign management, keyword research, content writing, coding and reporting.

David was part of the team that led the rebranding initiative here at Rendina. He oversaw the design and development of the new website and will continue to manage it on an on-going basis. David’s role with Rendina is transitioning towards the Finance department, where he will be performing the underwriting for potential acquisitions.

David graduated from Florida State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Finance.

Benny Flores

President – Property Management
Responsibilities: Project Accounting | Project Compliance

Benny Flores is responsible for corporate and property accounting, financial reporting, insurance, cash management, information systems, human resources and strategic planning. Mr. Flores was formerly Corporate Controller for Paramount Real Estate Services, Inc. Mr. Flores began his career in public accounting with BDO Seidman, LLC in Manhattan, focusing on the Banking and HealthCare Industries. Benny later relocated to South Florida, transferring to the BDO Seidman, LLC Miami office. After spending several years in public accounting, Benny moved into the private sector to begin working for a regional residential builder. In May of 2000, Mr. Flores was hired as part of the initial growth of Grand Expeditions to work with the finance team and assist in the corporate acquisition process. Mr. Flores earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with a strong emphasis on management from Pace University and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Beth White

Vice President – Business Development & Leasing
Responsibilities: Business Development | Client Relations | Tenant On-Boarding | Association Management

Beth White is Vice President of Business Development and Leasing. Ms. White has served in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate management including development, leasing, acquisitions and dispositions for the past 20 years. Most recently, she was the Owner and Managing Agent for Cypress Management Group, a property management firm in Jupiter, Florida providing management services to large, multi-use properties. Prior to establishing this firm, Ms. White worked for 10 years at GMH Capital Partners as a Vice President of Asset Services where she was responsible for 5 offices across the country and 5 million square feet of commercial real estate for GE Capital Real Estate. She also spent 3 years at Paramount Real Estate Services managing medical office buildings and multi-use properties including retail, office, and residential. Her extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of real estate development and property management makes Ms. White a leader in the management industry. Ms. White is also active in Wounded Warriors.


Sandra Rodriguez

General Manager
Responsibilities: Operational Management | Client Relations

Sandra Rodriguez is responsible for overseeing the day to day management and operations for Rendina’s extensive healthcare and commercial office portfolio across the United States. Ms. Rodriguez brings over 13 years of diverse real estate management and leasing experience working with companies such as Holladay Properties, ProMed Properties, and most recently as the Director of Leasing and Property Management at Mount Sinai Medical Center Hospital. Ms. Rodriguez has expertise in several areas of medical real estate including property management, asset management, leasing, project management, market research, and maintaining strong hospital relationships through service and attention to detail. Ms. Rodriguez has an Associate in Business Administration from Kaplan University.


Joseph Ragonese

Director of Building Maintenance Engineering
Responsibilities: Building Operations

Joseph Ragonese oversees the strategic and tactical management of building operations with regards to mechanical, life safety and building systems for Rendina. Mr. Ragonese gained his years of experience while working for companies such as Equity Office Properties Trust, Winstanley Property Management and most recently Ram Real Estate. At those companies he held various positions including Building Engineer, Facilities Manager, Sr. Property Manager, and Portfolio Manager His experience encompasses the understanding and management of various real estate assets including commercial office, medical office, retail, industrial, biotech, flex and multi-family. Mr. Ragonese has a B.S. in Finance and an M.B.A in Business from Sacred Heart University. Joe is a Real Property Manager, Certified Commercial Investment Member, LEED Green Associate; Universal CFC EPA certified and has his Florida Real Estate Sales License.

Michael J. Sabatello IV

General Counsel
Responsibilities: National Leasing | Acquisition, Development, Construction and Management Documentation | Project Financing | General Legal Matters

Michael J. Sabatello IV is General Counsel and has extensive experience in the acquisition, development, financing, operation and disposition of commercial real estate. Previously, he was a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig. Mr. Sabatello holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Juris Doctorate from the Rutgers School of Law – Newark. Mr. Sabatello has worked for many years with Habitat for Humanity, and has served as President of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County from 2006 – 2008 and again in 2012. He remains active on the Board.


Christy Evans

Associate Legal Counsel
Responsibilities: Acquisition, Development, Construction and Management Documentation | Project Financing | General Legal Matters | National Leasing

Christy Evans is Associate Legal Counsel. For the past 13 years, Ms. Evans represented clients in several aspects of transactional law, including work in public finance, commercial real estate acquisitions and financing, commercial leasing, corporate and securities, regulatory and governmental practice areas. She has also served as General Counsel to the Housing Finance Authority of Palm Beach County, Florida. She has worked with many local developers and residential construction companies on the financing of infrastructure for residential developments as well as representing various developers in the area of professional and regulatory licensing with regard to acquiring liquor, hotel and restaurant licenses; occupational licenses; and contractor’s licenses.

Ms. Evans, a member of the Order of the Coif, the Florida Bar and the Palm Beach County Bar Association, attended the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, where she graduated with high honors, served as Senior Notes and Comments Editor for the Florida Law Review, and earned an award for scholarly legal writing for a piece published in the Florida Law Review. She has also obtained a Master of Arts degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Florida Atlantic University.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Ms. Evans worked as a probation officer in Palm Beach County, Florida, where she earned the title “Officer of the Year,” and held various positions in the counseling and social services professions.


Cathy M. Scott

Legal Assistant
Responsibilities: Loan Closing Documents | Project Closings | Entity Formation

Cathy Scott is a Legal Assistant and has more than 20 years experience as a paralegal specializing in corporate and real estate law. Ms. Scott’s experience includes commercial real estate transactions, residential closings, stock purchase and asset purchase transactions. She has also been involved with the execution and completion of public offerings and private placements. Prior to joining Rendina, Ms. Scott served 10 years as a real estate/ corporate paralegal at the firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn and 10 years as a real estate/corporate paralegal at the firm of Shutts & Bowen. Mrs. Scott is an honors graduate from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She continued her education at the Institute for Paralegal Training in Philadelphia, PA, where she completed the Real Estate Paralegal Course.


Jeanne M. Battles

Certified Legal Assistant
Responsibilities: Loan Closing Documents | Acquisitions, Sales, Leasing and Development Documentation | Entity Formation

Jeanne Battles is an Advanced Certified Paralegal – Real Estate Specialist and Florida Registered Paralegal with over 25 years of experience in real estate law. Prior to joining Rendina, she worked as a real estate paralegal at the firm of Shutts & Bowen for 12 years and at the firm of Wien, Malkin & Bettex for 7 years, conducting commercial and residential real estate closings and preparing commercial leases. Mrs. Battles graduated from the Paralegal Institute at Florida Atlantic University. She was the first President of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida and has served in many capacities on both the local and state level. Mrs. Battles is also very involved in the community, leading a women’s growth group through her church and being a licensed foster parent, which resulted in adopting two children.

David S. Lebenson

Chief Financial Officer
Responsibilities: Corporate Accounting | Project Financing | Asset Management

David S. Lebenson, Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for corporate accounting, project financing, asset management and investor relations. Mr. Lebenson is also responsible for cultivating new relationships with lenders and assists with identifying joint venture equity partners. Over the years, Mr. Lebenson has placed in excess of $600 million of debt for development, acquisitions and permanent financing. Mr. Lebenson has over 15 years of experience performing various financial roles within the organization and is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Minor in Economics. Mr. Lebenson is also very involved in the community, working with such groups as Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association, Grandma’s Place – Emergency Shelter for Kids, and JAFCO of Palm Beach County.


Don Drake

Senior Asset Manager
Responsibilities: Asset Management | Project Financing

Don Drake is Senior Asset Manager for Rendina. Mr. Drake has more than sixteen years experience in the construction and development arenas. He served as the Controller of Capital Project Funds for the Palm Beach County School Board, where he was responsible for payment supervision of all construction projects, long range budget projections, and complete accountability of all capital expenditures. Mr. Drake’s professional experience also includes serving as the Corporate Controller for Burg & DiVosta Corporation; Corporate Controller and Vice President of The Satter Companies, Inc.; and as Senior Accountant for Deloitte & Touche where he audited Real Estate Development firms. At Rendina, Mr. Drake is responsible for corporate finance, project financing, accounting and financial reporting. Mr. Drake has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Florida State University and 35 years experience as a Certified Public Accountant.


Mark Bergquist

Asset Manager
Responsibilities: Asset Management

A native of Chicago, Mr. Bergquist started his career with First Industrial Realty Trust. He held a number of different roles that spanned various aspects of commercial real estate including due diligence, acquisition and asset disposition activity. During this time, Mr. Bergquist worked on over 40 real estate transactions worth over $500 million dollars. After relocating to South Florida, Mr. Bergquist joined Rendina as Asset Manager. He is responsible for managing all financial aspects of the operating portfolio; assisting in project financing; and playing an integral role in the acquisition, due diligence, and asset disposition activity of the company. Mr. Bergquist holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and Finance with a specialization in Real Estate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Amir Hejazi

Corporate Controller
Responsibilities: Corporate Accounting

Amir Hejazi is a Corporate Controller. Amir’s primary responsibilities will be to oversee the day-to-day corporate accounting functions for the company. Amir comes to Rendina with 9 years of Accounting and Finance experience which he gained while working for such organizations as Ernst & Young, Caribbean Property Group, and most recently FRI Investors. Amir has a Masters in Accounting from Florida State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Jennifer Durham

Project Controller
Responsibilities: Project Accounting | Project Compliance

Jennifer Durham has 22 years of strong accounting experience with a focus on Accounts Receivable, Revenue Oversight, Customer Relations, and Quality Control. Ms. Durham has been with Rendina in several different capacities since 2006 including Banking oversight, Project Accountant, Corporate Accounting and most recently Project Controller. Prior to joining Rendina, Ms. Durham worked with Innkeepers Hospitality, and Hilton Palm Beach Airport.


Brint Hahn

Real Estate Analyst
Responsibilities: Financial Analysis

Brint Hahn is a Real Estate Analyst and is responsible for financial analysis of new development projects and acquisitions, among many other financial responsibilities. Brint began his career in Ohio working for companies such as Stifel, Nicolaus & Company and Morgan Stanley as a Broker Assistant and Online Trading Analyst. Upon relocating to Florida, he worked as an Analyst at Aduro Asset Group, a boutique Private Equity & Fund of Funds firm, and most recently at Franklin Templeton where he was a Pricing Analyst for the Fort Lauderdale Equity Desk. Brint has a Bachelors of Science in Corporate Finance from the University of Akron.


Kim McCormick

Accounts Payable Specialist
Responsibilities: Accounts Payable

Kim McCormick is Accounts Payable Specialist. Ms. McCormick has a diverse accounting background with experience working as a Project Accountant, Accounting Assistant and Accounts Payable. In addition to previously working at Rendina, Kim has worked for other well known real estate companies such as Catalfumo Construction, Lennar Homes and Kimley-Horn and Associates.

David Kahn

Vice President of Human Resources
Responsibilities: HR Strategy | Recruitment & On-Boarding | Succession Planning | Training

David Kahn is the Vice President of Human Resources. David’s primary responsibilities are to develop strategic human resource programs that are crucial to the success of the organization. Programs such as first in class recruiting and new hire on-boarding, as well as succession planning and training to further develop our existing human capital who aspire to elevate their careers at Rendina as we continue to grow. David will focus on preserving and nurturing our culture, as well as continuing our efforts to establish Rendina as an employer of choice.

David comes to Rendina with 17 years of human resources experience which he gained while working for such organizations as Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller’s Office, Signature HealthCARE, and most recently Nurse on Call.

David dedicates his free time to working as an Adjunct Professor at Northwood University where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in leadership, business, and organization development. He has also been a guest speaker at numerous Florida HR conferences on a variety of topics such as employee engagement, executive coaching, succession planning, and hiring and development. David graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from University of Florida and earned a Doctorate of Philosophy from Barry University.


Teresa Barrs, PHR

Personnel Administrator & Office Manager
Responsibilities: Recruiting & On-Boarding | Benefit Administration | Employee Relations | Office Management

Teresa Barrs is Personnel Administrator & Office Manager. Teresa’s primary role is to execute the day to day Human Resources functions with a focus on recruiting, on-boarding, payroll, benefits, performance evaluation, and employee relations.

Teresa comes to Rendina with over 9 years of Human Resource experience which she gained while working with companies such as State National Companies, Handango, and Workaway International.

Teresa has her Professional Human Resources certification and is a member of SHRM and HRPBC.

George de Guardiola

Executive Vice President – Land Development
Responsibilities: Planning | Development

George de Guardiola is the Executive Vice President – Land Development and has been involved in the development of Abacoa since its inception.

In early 1993, Mr. de Guardiola envisioned the Abacoa master planned community in Jupiter, Florida. The 2055-acre master plan incorporates Traditional Neighborhood Design principles throughout the various land uses ensuring pedestrian and environmental integrity. Abacoa was designed to accommodate the demands of the production builder, modern day retail and commercial uses in traditional town settings. In addition to its residential and commercial components, the community is home to the John D. MacArthur Campus of Florida Atlantic University and FAU’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and Roger Dean Stadium, Spring Training Facility of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Florida Marlins Major League baseball teams and the Jupiter Hammerheads and the Palm Beach Cardinals Minor League baseball teams. Abacoa is the hub for biotech research in Florida, housing Scripps Florida, the state-of-the-art biomedical research institute that focuses on biomedical science and drug discovery; as well as the U.S. home of The Max Planck Society, a world renowned bio-imaging and scientific research center.

Mr. de Guardiola is also the president of de Guardiola Properties, Inc., a venture that concentrates in the planning and management of Master Planned Communities and Town Centers in traditional Main Street settings.

Mr. de Guardiola was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Miami, Florida. He attended California State University in Los Angeles where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and continued his Graduate work in American Studies and Secondary School teaching. He was an English teacher from 1972 to 1976 in the East Los Angeles area.


Jonathan C. Sajeski

Vice President – Business Development & Leasing
Responsibilities: Business Development | Leasing | Public Relations | Marketing

Jonathan Sajeski is Vice President of Business Development and Leasing. He is responsible for generating new business opportunities and providing leasing and brokerage services for healthcare clients throughout the country. With over ten years experience, Mr. Sajeski has worked in numerous departments within Rendina including business development, leasing, finance and property management. Mr. Sajeski is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate and Finance, and is a licensed Florida Real Estate Salesperson.