Principals
Key Personnel
Advisory Board
Left to right: David Stade, Joseph Delogu, David Alperstein, Richard Mann, Andrew Schwartzman, Claiborne Williams, and Jeffrey Toporek

NORMAN DONG
BROKERAGE

Norman Dong is the former Commissioner for the United States General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service, and has a distinguished history working in both the private sector and as a government executive. As a Managing Director at FD Stonewater, Norman plays a leading role within our third-party advisory and principal development platforms with a primary focus on Federal Government transactions. During his tenure as Commissioner for the GSA’s Public Buildings Service, Norman led the asset management, design, construction, leasing, building management, and disposal of nearly 374 million square feet of government-owned and leased space across all 50 states, six U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. Prior to joining GSA, he was Acting Controller at the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Norman has also worked at numerous the state and local levels of government and has spent significant time in the private sector.

CHAD HABEEB
BROKERAGE

An industry veteran, Chad joined FD Stonewater after beginning his career at the Department of Justice and then co-leading regional GSA National Brokerage Contract teams at both JLL and CBRE. With over 5 million square feet of experience, Chad is a market thought leader with unique “insider” expertise to support our clients in the pursuit of Federal Government lease transactions and investments.


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KATHERINE LAWSON
BROKERAGE

Katherine is the firm’s Research Analyst and provides general administrative support across multiple business lines. Her primary focus is conducting market research and tracking deals in the market, while maintaining current, real-time reports and data to support the firm’s leasing efforts in the public-sector arena.

TIMOTHY LENAHAN
BROKERAGE

Tim Lenahan joined FD Stonewater in January 2017, bringing nearly 15 years of experience in the government real estate sector to advising the firm’s 3rd party landlord clients on transacting business with government entities. Additionally, Tim’s expertise will support the company’s own principal development arena. Prior to joining FD Stonewater, Tim was a First Vice President of CBRE’s Federal Lessor Advisory Group. Tim’s relationships and knowledge of the complexities of public sector real estate transactions make him a valuable asset to the team and our clients.

EUGENE SMITH
BROKERAGE

Eugene adds 25 years of commercial real estate experience to FD Stonewater and has a unique expertise in marketing assets to both private sector and Federal Government tenants. Eugene joined FD Stonewater from Lincoln Property Company, where he was a leader on their Washington, DC third-party leasing team, and was previously with Transwestern.


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YOSRA ALTAHAN
DEVELOPMENT/CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Yosra is a high-energy Development Manager with over eight years of development and construction management experience in corporate, government, hospitality, health care, education and historic renovation sectors. She has executed on projects ranging from one million to one billion dollars in value. Yosra is responsible for leading and supporting all phases of development from the initial planning stages through final delivery. She is astute managing vendors, driving schedules at identifying areas in need of improvement with the vison to develop and implement creative and successful action plans.

BENJAMIN DINEEN
DEVELOPMENT/CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Ben brings a tremendous amount of construction management and development experience to FD Stonewater. He started his career with HITT Contracting, Inc., successfully supporting and managing projects totaling over $300 million. At FD Stonewater, Ben both supports and leads third-party construction management engagements, physical due diligence for investments and principal development projects.


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HEATHER HOWARD
DEVELOPMENT/CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Heather has extensive development experience overseeing all aspects of the development process for mixed-use, residential, office, retail and hotel projects in urban environments having managed new construction, base building renovations and tenant improvements of more than 2.8 million square feet of space in excess of $650 million. She has over 10 years of professional experience in commercial real estate development and asset management. At FD Stonewater, Heather serves as a Senior Development Manager providing project management leadership and oversight for development projects around the country.


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ROSS KOEHN
DEVELOPMENT/CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

As a Development Associate, Ross is responsible for sourcing new deals and managing FD Stonewater’s principal development projects from acquisition to disposition. Ross’s background allows him to add value to principal and third-party developments by utilizing his analytical and management skills.


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REED PANKEY
DEVELOPMENT/CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

As a Development Associate with a background in General Contracting, Reed focuses on supporting the firm’s projects nationwide where she manages design and development activities. Prior to joining FD Stonewater, Reed worked at Clark Construction where she worked with project teams to manage the construction of a convention center along with multiple high-rise apartment buildings.


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WILL DEWALTOFF
INVESTMENT/ASSET MANAGEMENT

Will recently joined FD Stonewater’s Investment team as Vice President. He is a proficient and versatile commercial real estate investment professional with extensive experience in acquisitions and asset management. Will came to FD Stonewater after several years with Goldman Sachs, where he was Vice President of its Realty Management Division and led a team responsible for managing and executing acquisitions and asset management. He plays a key role in identifying acquisition opportunities and executing the firm’s investment strategies to achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns for investors.

STEPHEN LEWIS
INVESTMENT/ASSET MANAGEMENT

Stephen is the firm’s Financial Analyst. He is highly adept in financial modeling and performing financial analyses that allows FD Stonewater to most efficiently identify and analyze real estate investment opportunities. At FD Stonewater, Stephen supports the investment, asset management and development platforms with his tremendous financial modeling, reporting, and analytical skills.

OWEN BURKE
ASSET MANAGEMENT

Owen’s background is in asset management, distressed loan resolution, lease negotiation, and loan structuring. As an Asset Manager at FD Stonewater, he is responsible for the performance of a growing portfolio of office and industrial properties across the nation. His primary responsibilities include managing property operations, lease negotiations, dispositions, and investor reporting.


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CHRISTIE CHAMBERLAIN
ASSET MANAGEMENT

Christie is an Asset Manager at the firm with the responsibility of creating value for our principal investments. Currently, Christie oversees the daily operations of the firm’s largest government services contract including customer relations, facility management, staff oversight, and all financial and administrative aspects of the contract. Prior to joining FD Stonewater, Christie was a General Manager at JLL responsible for a commercial portfolio of over 700,000 square feet.


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EMILY COLEMAN
OPERATIONS

Emily is an ambitious Operations & Office Manager with over four years’ experience of serving as a strategic liaison with top management. At FD Stonewater, Emily coordinates and monitors the work of various departments while implementing improvements and ensuring the quality of output. In addition, Emily manages the efficiency of the IT, human resources, accounts payable, and finance teams. She supports new business pursuits and marketing material generation across all platforms.

PATRICK ERICKSON, J.D.
GENERAL COUNSEL

Patrick serves as in-house general counsel for FD Stonewater.  His background is in project development, construction and finance, and he also has significant experience in general commercial matters and civil litigation.  Prior to joining FD Stonewater, Patrick worked for over 10 years as an associate at top-tier law firms and as senior in-house counsel for a publicly traded company.  Given his broad experience, Patrick provides unique insight on transactions and legal issues affecting the company.

HAILEAB GEBREMARIAM
ACCOUNTING

Haileab, a double major graduate from the University of Colorado Denver in Finance and Risk Management,  works closely with the firm’s accounting manager to ensure all accounting related works are efficient and transparent. In addition, Haileab assists in preparing GAAP consolidated financial reports and is responsible for all accounts receivable and account payable items.


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KATHRYN NUSS
MARKETING

Kathryn joined FD Stonewater as Marketing Director and manages all marketing and communication initiatives across the firm’s business lines. After spending several years in the commercial real estate, architecture, and workplace industry, she is keenly aware of the complexities of the changing workplace and knowledgeable of the challenges that businesses, tenants, and landlords face. Kathryn brings a unique perspective to the firm and is well-versed in business development strategy and tactics, brand management, and public relations.

DAGNACHEW TENI
ACCOUNTING

Dag’s primary roles at FD Stonewater include overseeing the accounting and financial statement preparation on all principal owned and third-party asset managed properties, lender compliance, as well as financial reporting for all properties and funds. He came to FD Stonewater from Quadrangle Development where he spent over 5-years managing accounting for their varied real estate investments. Previously, Dag managed a large team of accountants at an airline.


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