McCormack Baron Salazar names five new senior level executives

April 30, 2019 | McCormack Baron Salazar

McCormack Baron Salazar is pleased to announce the appointment of five senior level executives, expanding the company’s depth and reach across the country.

Adhi Nagraj has been named Senior Vice President and Director of Development for the Bay Area and will lead the company’s development operations in the San Francisco Bay Area. He will be responsible for managing a diverse team of finance, design, construction and legal professionals as well as collaborating with external partners and community stakeholders. He will also serve as a market leader and drive further opportunities for transformative mixed-income housing in the market.

“As we look to continue growing our Bay Area portfolio, Adhi provides the strong, dynamic leadership we need to be successful in the market,” said Vincent Bennett, President of McCormack Baron Salazar.

Senior Vice President Jerry Stone has been named Director of Design and Construction. Stone will direct and coordinate activities of the architectural staff and construction administrators to ensure that design concepts meet corporate and community-specific goals for quality, cost and completion time. Stone will directly oversee cost estimation and construction administration and play a leading role in value engineering to ensure that McCormack Baron Salazar is building the best product for the cost.

"Jerry brings a new level of knowledge to the company in design and construction, and will lead efforts to increase efficiencies,” said Gary Buechler, Chief Operating Officer of McCormack Baron Salazar.    

Pam Askew has been named Senior Vice President of Development.  Askew has more than 28 years’ of experience in affordable housing and finance.  She will oversee company projects in several markets and will manage all aspects of the development process from pre-development through post-construction and lease-up.

“Pam is a true leader in the industry and will help McCormack Baron Salazar expand our business on the East Coast while remaining aligned with our mission and our values,” said Richard Baron, Chairman of McCormack Baron Salazar.

Tom Currell rejoins McCormack Baron Salazar as Senior Vice President of Development.  Currell will work with the company’s Bay Area team on projects in development and pre-development and will identify new opportunities in the Mountain and Southwest regions.  Using his extensive expertise in large-scale urban revitalization, he will provide direct support to project teams to help resolve issues and advance project completion.

“We are excited to have Tom back with the company.  He is a multifaceted senior leader and will work closely with the Chief Operating Officer and our development teams to strengthen our products and increase our impacts in our communities,” said Richard Baron, Chairman of McCormack Baron Salazar. 

Adi Shamir-Baron has joined the company as Vice President of Design.  An architect, urban planner and architectural historian with extensive cross-disciplinary experience, Shamir-Baron will focus on the early stage design process and cross-company design procedures.

“Adi’s extensive experience in planning and design immediately brings a fresh perspective to the company and our designs,” said Bennett.  “Her first efforts at the company will be to increase communication across sectors and disciplines, closing feedback loops from builders, designers and property managers. Our goal is to ensure that our designs reflect best practices in the most efficient and thoughtful way.”