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Meet Our Team

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Michael F. Klein – Chairman

Michael began working with his father, Philip E. Klein, in 1977, becoming the third Klein generation to develop, lease and manage income producing real estate in the Baltimore marketplace. He has been a principal in the design and construction of 25 shopping centers, office buildings, mixed-use and multi-family projects. He took the family business and created the management company and Klein Enterprises in 1979 when he took the initiative to manage and lease the commercial space in the Klein development portfolio, becoming one of the largest management companies in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. They landed consistently in the top 25 of the Baltimore Business Journal’s Book of Lists, year after year.

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Daniel Klein – President

Daniel Klein is the President of Klein Enterprises, a 4th generation developer, owner, and operator of commercial real estate throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. Daniel began his official career in real estate leasing and development in June of 2004. However, he first began familiarizing himself with the industry in the summer of 1996, assisting the maintenance crew sweeping parking lots and cleaning the centers. READ FULL BIO >>

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Sean Garland

Sean Garland – Chief Investment Officer

Sean joined Klein Enterprises in January of 2017 and serves as the company’s Chief Investment Officer. In the CIO role, Sean works closely with firm principals and department heads in order to source, evaluate, and manage investment opportunities related to the core real estate business while also implementing an asset allocation strategy for the Klein Family’s Charitable Foundation.

Originally from New York, Sean spent over ten years working in the hedge fund community in both a trading and analytical capacity.

Sean has an M.B.A in Finance & Real Estate from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and a B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University. In his free time, Sean enjoys spending time with his wife Stacey and son Jake, traveling, and proudly supporting his beloved New York Islanders hockey team.
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Neil Schecter – General Counsel

Neil Schechter has over 30 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate law, having practiced in both private law firms and corporate settings. Prior to joining Klein Enterprises, Neil served as the General Counsel to the Urban Atlantic Companies in Bethesda, and as the Washington D.C.- Area General Counsel to Toll Brothers, Inc., a Fortune 500 Company. Neil is also a Member of the Baltimore, Maryland based law firm of Gordon Feinblatt LLC. where he practices law as a member of the Real Estate Practice Group and focused on all types of complex real estate and commercial business matters. Mr. Schechter earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law. He is a member of the Bar of Maryland and of the Bar of the District of Columbia and was named to Best Lawyers in America 2015 for Real Estate Law.

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Patricia Palumbo – Director of Leasing & Marketing/Broker of Record

“Trisha” came to Klein Enterprises, in November 1996. In her primary role as Director of Leasing and Marketing, Trisha negotiates proposals and leases, representing landlords of approximately 2.5 million square feet, in the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan area. She maintains strong Landlord/Tenant communication from the start of the lease process, through opening day and beyond. She became a partner in 2002, and in 2013 she became the company broker of record. READ FULL BIO >>

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Paul Weinberg – Leasing Associate

Paul Weinberg joined Klein Enterprises as a Leasing Associate in April 2015 after working for the past 5+ years as a Leasing Agent and Property Manager. Prior to that, Paul was an Acquisition Analyst for a retail development firm. Paul is primarily responsible for the procurement of new tenants, in addition to assisting Trish Palumbo with existing tenant renewals, expansions, relocations, and assignments. Paul is a 2002 graduate of Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, and a 2013 graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s degree in Real Estate. In his free time, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife, Nissa, and his two sons, Adley and Rece, as well as playing drums, listening to music, reading, and watching Orioles & Ravens games.

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Barbara Goldberg – Associate Broker

Barbara joined the company in 1997, after nine years with H&R Retail. Prior to that, she worked for a major developer in the greater Baltimore area. In her role at Klein Enterprises, Barbara works with third party landlords and tenants in the leasing and sale of commercial real estate. Working with local landlords, as well as local, regional, and national tenants, her many years of experience on both sides of the negotiation has brought numerous deals across the finish line. Barbara holds office in numerous organizations and enjoys playing the piano, but most of all she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and her great grandchildren.

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Devin Gerhart – Property Manager

Devin Gerhart joined Klein Enterprises as a Property Manager in February, 2015. He is responsible for managing the retail and office assets within Klein Enterprises portfolio. Devin graduated with a Master’s of Real Estate Development degree from the University of Maryland. He is an active member in the Urban Land Institute, including the Young Leaders Partnership Forum program. Previously, Devin worked in Property/Asset management in the Washington, D.C market, his portfolio consisted of mixed-use developments, grocery anchored shopping centers, and executive office suites. When he’s not working, Devin enjoys golfing, traveling with his wife, Erica, and watching the Ravens.

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Matthew T. Allen, P.E. – Director of Development

Matt started his work at Klein Enterprises in August 2012, and has proved to be an invaluable asset to our team.  As Director of Development, Matt’s responsibilities include assessing site feasibility/due diligence, preparing development/construction budgets, overall leadership and oversight of the design/project teams, procurement of entitlements and permits and selection of the contractors for each project.  Before joining Klein Enterprises, Matt spend many years as Branch Manager for a large civil engineering firm located in Towson, MD.  He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Business Administration in Finance.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in MD, PA, VA, DC, DE and WV.  At home, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, Kim, and his children, Andrew and Jackson. He also likes grilling/smoking meats, landscaping, working on home improvement projects and Penn State football.

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Andy Freeman – Development Manager

Andy started working for Klein Enterprises in October 2015. Originally from New York, he has been involved in all aspects of real estate for over 30 years. As Development Manager, Andy’s primary responsibilities include assessing potential deals and development projects, land acquisition and disposition, negotiation and preparation of project and partnership documents, preparation of development budgets, lender interface, rezoning, procurement of entitlements and permits, selection of contractors and oversight of project development. In his free time, Andy enjoys spending time with his wife, Suk Hee, and his children, Sara and Max. He also likes cycling, movies and dining out.

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Matt Hutton

Matt Hutton – Analyst

Matt Hutton joined Klein Enterprises in October 2016 to provide analytical support for acquisitions, asset management and development activities across the portfolio. Previously, he led Mid-Atlantic retail and multifamily underwriting and research operations for an investment sales and advisory firm, with prior experience underwriting structured debt financing for the mortgage banking subsidiary of a superregional commercial bank.
Matt graduated from Washington & Lee University with a B.S.c. in Business Administration, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Real Estate and Infrastructure from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Outside the office, Matt enjoys playing golf and squash, performing and producing music with friends, and hopefully someday learning how to cook.

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Elizabeth DeCheke

Elizabeth DeCheke – Accounting Associate

Elizabeth DeCheke joined Klein Enterprises in February of 2015. She earned her B.S. in Accounting in Hungary and brings ten years of accounting experience at companies of various size and industry. She is responsible for comprehensive general ledger maintenance, account reconciliation, analysis and financial reporting of the entities while ensuring efficiency in the accounting processes. In her free time she loves learning with her daughters about anything that peaks their interest, and tries to keep up with the rest of the family when they go skiing, hiking, biking, running or just on a trip.

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James Fisher – Accounting Associate

Jim Fisher joined Klein Enterprises in November 2015. He earned his B.S in Accounting from Virginia Tech and brings nearly 20 years of accounting experience to the team. His previous professional experience includes audit and process improvement and operational accounting and reporting for residential construction and land development projects. In his free time, Jim enjoys spending time with his wife, Dani, and his three daughters, Kaitlyn, Ava, and Mya as well as anything involving sports.

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Kelly Zhao – Accounting Associate

Kelly Zhao began working at Klein Enterprises in December of 1999. As a graduate of the Professional Business College in New York City, Kelly possesses exceptional knowledge of the accounting field. Her duties encompass all aspects of the accounting function within Klein Enterprises. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys seeing movies, as well as spending quality time with her family.

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Jessica Zinn – Marketing Associate

Jessica Zinn joined Klein Enterprises in April 2015. She has over 15 years of marketing experience in commercial real estate. As marketing associate, her primary duties include creating brochures using Adobe Creative Suite, launching email campaigns, managing the Klein Enterprises social media presence and website management. Jessica graduated from Frostburg State University in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. At home, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, and her children, Owen and Kendall.

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Monica-Berman

Monica Berman – Office Manager

Monica Berman has been with Klein Enterprises for 29 years and has been a partner since 2000. She is the longest team member and brings to the table the knowledge taught to her by her greatest mentor and educator, the late Philip Klein, founder of Klein Enterprises. Monica’s primary roles are office manager and human resource manager, overseeing the daily office operations. Some of her other responsibilities include insurance and tax administration for the properties and assisting in the financing of the various properties. Monica enjoys sports, reading and spending time with her husband and three daughters.

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Kelley-Summers

Kelley Summers – Administrative Assistant

Kelley Summers started working with Klein Enterprises in October 2004 and she works primarily as Daniel Klein’s personal assistant. Additionally, she works on various administrative duties for the Philip and Harriet Klein Foundation, Family Trusts, and takes care of other general administrative tasks throughout the day. Besides working, Kelley loves spending time with her grandchildren and her family, and enjoys attending O’s games!

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Jen Koresko – Administrative Assistant

Jen Koresko started working for Klein Enterprises in March 2008. As an administrative associate, Jen works as the receptionist, manages the front desk, and gives a helping hand to any and all Klein team members when they need it. Her role is integral to the smooth functioning of our company. When she’s away from her desk, Jen likes catching up with friends and family.

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John Logana – Field Supervisor

John began with Klein Enterprises in September 1989. His primary role is oversight of the maintenance for all of the properties in the Klein portfolio, and managing supervision of ten maintenance staff. He lives in Pennsylvania and enjoys fishing, hunting, jewelry and coin collecting/trading and spending time with his lovely wife, Shannon.

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