McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. Announces Additional Leadership News

February 2, 2016 | McCormack Baron Salazar

McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc., one of the nation’s leading for-profit developers of economically-integrated urban neighborhoods, is pleased to announce organizational changes that successfully position the development company for future decades.

As announced previously, Vince Bennett has been appointed President of McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. Mr. Bennett previously served as Chief Operating Officer for the firm. Mr. Bennett has established an Executive Committee comprised of Mr. Bennett and the following senior staff:

Mike Duffy is becoming Chief Operating Officer of McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc.  Mr. Duffy was previously Senior Vice President and Director of Project Finance.  As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Duffy will oversee the operations of the development arm and will hold executive responsibility over development finance, design and construction and quality assurance.  Mr. Duffy joined McCormack Baron Salazar in 2005 and has more than fifteen years of experience in the redevelopment of urban communities.

Yusef Freeman is becoming Managing Director of New Business for McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc., and will lead new business development nationally for the firm. Previously, Mr. Freeman was the head of the San Francisco office where he worked on the development of mixed-income, mixed-finance, multi-family housing and commercial real estate in Northern California. He also served as the lead project manager for the Harmony Oak HOPE VI in New Orleans. Yusef joined McCormack Baron Salazar in 2006 as part of the Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence fellowship program out of the University of Pennsylvania.

Meg Manley is becoming Managing Director of Development of McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc.  Ms. Manley was previously Senior Vice President - Project Management.  As the Managing Director, she will oversee a team of Senior Vice Presidents, Project Managers and Associates, through the development process. Ms. Manley joined the firm in 2012 and has nineteen years of experience in the affordable housing industry. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Housing Advisory Group, a national housing advocacy group.

Kim Hartmann is joining the Executive Committee in her role as Corporate Chief Financial Officer.  Ms. Hartmann joined McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. in 2007 as Controller and has served as CFO since 2011.  Ms. Hartmann has more than twenty years of experience in real estate accounting. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant as well as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.