Our Team

 

Harry Lerner  President / Managing Partner

Experience & Expertise

  • Harry has over 30 years of residential and commercial real estate experience
  • Provides asset management services to small- and large-scale residential and mixed-use communities and large agricultural holdings
  • Harry has an extremely deep level of knowledge in project management, restructuring and asset management, planning, permitting, acquisitions, finance and marketing
  • Harry currently leads efforts in providing asset management services to CDD bondholders such as Oppenheimer Funds, Goldman Sachs, Nuveen, Capital Research/American Funds, INVESCO, Alliance Bernstein, Latt Maxcy Corporation’s Real Estate Portfolio, and others.
  • Prior to forming Lerner Real Estate Advisors, Mr. Lerner founded Westshore Development Group, which provided asset management services to various clients including Latt Maxcy Corporation, Mobley Homes, Terrabrook Communities, Atlantic Gulf Communities, and the Van Kampen Fund (INVESCO). Westshore Development Group was purchased in 2003 and became Maxcy Development Group, which in July 2011 was renamed Lerner Real Estate Advisors.
  • Spent 10 years with Atlantic Gulf Communities Corporation (formerly General Development Corporation) where he managed the company’s Tampa operations, which included West Meadows in New Tampa, and MiraBay and Rivercrest in South Hillsborough County

Education & Organizations

  • Bachelors in Economics and Masters in Urban and Regional Planning, from Florida State University, and honored as the Distinguished Alumni of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy in 2010.
  • Active in the Association of Florida Community Developers
  • Served on the Executive Committee of the Urban Land Institute – Tampa Bay District Council
  • FCRC Consensus Center Leadership Steering Committee
  • International Conference for Shopping Centers
  • Tampa Bay Homebuilders Association
  • Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission - Economic Advisory Board

Scott Campbell  Managing Partner

Experience & Expertise

  • Scott has over 20 years of residential and finance real estate experience
  • Serves in various roles within Lerner Real Estate Advisors including contract negotiation with purchasers, bond restructurings and managing the company's day to day operations
  • As President of Pulte Homes’ Central Florida Division from 2004-2010, Scott was responsible for more than 5,800 home closings, generating nearly $1.2 billion in revenue
  • At Pulte, he had strategic and operating responsibility for the Pulte, Centex, DiVosta and Del Webb brands in Central Florida
  • He oversaw the acquisition and divestiture of $300 million of land encompassing over 11,000 home sites
  • Prior to joining Pulte, he was a Vice President with Raymond James for five years specializing in the homebuilding and real estate investment trust (REIT) industries, where he partnered with the firm’s investment banking division to raise more than $200 million in common and preferred equity for clients
  • From 1988 to 1997, he spent six years as a CPA with the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young and later spent three years as Pulte Corporation’s Director of Investor Relations

Education & Organizations

  • Business Administration degree from Alma College with an emphasis in Accounting
  • A member of the American Institute of CPAs since 1994
  • Urban Land Institute (Tampa Bay District Council) - Advisory Board
  • Tampa Bay Homebuilders Association - Board of Directors, President-Elect

Michael Dady  Vice President – Planning and Permitting

Experience & Expertise

  • Mike has over 30 years of residential and commercial real estate experience
  • Serves in various roles within Lerner Real Estate Advisors, including the preparation of due diligence reports, monitoring and negotiating project entitlements and coordinating outside land use, engineering, surveying, environmental and planning consultants on LREA’s asset management projects
  • He has acquired, entitled and developed approximately 9,000 home sites in Florida with a value of over $150 million. Has experience working with almost every regulatory agency including local governments, and state and federal agencies
  • Mike has worked for some of the largest developers and builders in the state including General Development Corporation, Atlantic Gulf Communities, Westbrook Partners (Terrabrook), Lennar Homes/US Homes and Taylor Woodrow/Morrison Homes
  • Managed various project aspects and entitled some of the largest mixed-use and residential projects in the state of Florida including Julington Creek Plantation, Aberdeen and Durbin Crossing in Jacksonville, MiraBay and Connerton in the Tampa Bay area, West Bay Club in Bonita Bay and various developments for homebuilding operations in Orlando, Palm Beach, Fort Myers, Tampa and Jacksonville markets

Education & Organizations

  • Bachelors of Arts from the University of Denver, in Denver, Colorado

Robert Bishop  Vice President – Development

Experience & Expertise

  • Bob has over 25 years of residential, commercial and major infrastructure construction experience
  • Serves in various roles within Lerner Real Estate Advisors, including project due diligence, monitoring and negotiating project permits and approvals, overseeing maintenance and coordinating engineers, surveyors and contractors on development and construction projects
  • Bob has overseen the design and construction of both residential and commercial development projects throughout Florida including the development of residential lots, master on-site and off-site infrastructure and project amenities and landscaping
  • Bob has also provided oversight in the design and construction of apartment projects and commercial shopping centers
  • Prior to community development, Bob was involved with large-scale municipal infrastructure projects in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Cape Coral, Florida

Education & Organizations

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business from Nathaniel Hawthorne College in New Hampshire
  • Licensed Florida General Contractor

James Glenn Marvin  Director - Development

Experience & Expertise

  • Glenn has over 30 years of residential and commercial development experience
  • Serves in various roles within Lerner Real Estate Advisors including project due diligence, monitoring and negotiating project permits and approvals, overseeing maintenance and coordinating planners, engineers, surveyors and contractors on development and construction projects
  • Glenn has overseen the design and construction of both residential and commercial development projects throughout Florida, including the development of residential lots, master on-site and off-site infrastructure and project amenities and landscaping
  • Glenn has also successfully navigated complex government permitting processes and other land use approvals including Development of Regional Impacts (DRI’s) and Development Agreements with local governments throughout Florida
  • Glenn has worked for some of the state’s largest commercial and community development companies, including Flagler Development Group, Orlando Partners (Baldwin Park), Atlantic Gulf Communities and Gulfstream Land and Development Corporation
  • Projects where Glenn managed all facets of the development process include Flagler Center in Jacksonville, Baldwin Park in Orlando, Julington Creek in Jacksonville and Argyle Forest in Jacksonville

Chip Jones  Broker / Vice President- Development

Experience & Expertise

  • Chip has almost 30 years of experience in commercial, industrial and residential project development.
  • Serves in various roles within Lerner Real Estate Advisors, project due diligence, monitoring and negotiating project permits and approvals, overseeing development and maintenance and coordinating engineers, surveyors and contractors on development and construction projects.
  • As Senior Vice President of Development for Coast Oak Group, Chip managed the acquisition and development of Connerton in Pasco County, Florida along with projects in Ocala, Polk County and Daytona Beach.
  • As Assistant Vice President and Director of development for Westerra Management from 2003-2010 Chip reviewed and re-negotiated all consultant contracts, managed DRI project entitlements, and managed development construction.
  • Has served in upper management development roles for St. Joe Commercial, East Group Property Services, C&M Real Estate Investment, and DSJ Developments.

Education & Organizations

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Real Estate and Construction Management) from University of Denver in Denver, Colorado
  • Participant in Pasco County Land Development Code / Permitting rewrite (2009-2011)
  • Committee member on Pasco County – Storm water committee (2011)
  • Tampa Bay Builders Association – Director (2008-2009)
  • Pasco Builders Association –  President (2008),  Director (2004-2007)
  • Associated Florida Community Developers – Member (2005-2008)
  • Leadership Tallahassee (2002)
  • PACE/Brantley Hall School, Longwood, FL – President/Director (1993 -1998)
  • Kiwanis Club of North Orlando – Director (1991 – 1994)

Leah Popelka  Director – Finance

Experience & Expertise

  • Leah has over 13 years of finance and accounting experience
  • Leah serves various roles within Lerner Real Estate Advisors associated with the oversight of CDD’s and providing reporting and financial analysis for CDD projects
  • From 2007 to 2010 Leah served as Director of Corporate Finance for a CDD management company, where she gained extensive experience in managing the financial aspects of CDD communities
  • Her role consisted of the management and oversight of key financial deliverables to include the establishment of the allocation methodology supporting special assessments, annual revenue forecasting and budgeting, cash flow management, trust estate investment management, municipal disclosure services, and administration of the assessment lien and levy process
  • Leah also has served in various financial and accounting roles with Progress Energy, JP Morgan Chase and Swope

Education & Organizations

  • Bachelors of Accounting from Saint Leo University, Tampa, Florida

David Jae  Director - Finance

Experience & Expertise

  • David joined Lerner Real Estate Advisors in 2009
  • David is responsible for the accounting, budgeting and reporting for all of the company’s asset management assignments
  • David also provides assistance in due diligence and the preparation of financial models for residential and commercial real estate projects

Education & Organizations

  • Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a degree in finance and economics
  • David is a member of the Urban Land Institute