Our Team

Dr. Rustom R. Khouri, President and CEO

Dr. Rustom R. Khouri is President and Chief Executive Officer of Carnegie. Under Dr. Khouri’s guidance, the Company has rapidly expanded into a multi-state developer of a diversified real estate portfolio.

His concept was to develop a real estate company that would acquire land and develop specialized properties – pre-leased and designed or redesigned for specific tenants. Such projects would provide low-risk growth with reliable revenue from their inception. Using this base, Dr. Khouri envisioned the growth of the business to include larger, more speculative office buildings, special purpose buildings and shopping centers.

Dr. Khouri’s education includes undergraduate work in science, with a major in Environmental Biology, focusing on public health issues. He pursued his medical education, receiving degrees in Medicine and Podiatric Medicine. Upon completion of his medical training, Dr. Khouri became a physician for a large group of privately-owned outpatient clinics. He subsequently purchased the group practice, converting it from a three-clinic practice to an eight-clinic practice over a two-year period. In 1984, he sold his medical business, but continued in private practice on a part-time basis until 1993.

Since then, Dr. Khouri has remained actively engaged in the planning, financing and development of new projects. With his emphasis on thorough pre-development research and review, each project is analyzed against rigorous standards – statistics regarding area trends, the local business environment, demographics, site location and economics.

This conservative approach is consistently applied to each of the many potential project opportunities presented to the Company. Dr. Khouri’s ability to articulate creative solutions to complex problems has resulted in successful projects for many large national companies, as well as smaller local companies that faced difficult challenges. This effort has contributed to Carnegie’s reputation for quality, creative designs and attractive, well-constructed facilities.

Mary Khouri, Chief Administrative Officer

Mary Khouri is the founder of Carnegie Management and Development Corporation. During her tenure, Mary has served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. In this capacity, Mrs. Khouri arranged financing, negotiated loan terms, directed and oversaw the loan documentation, title reviews, land acquisitions and loan closings for approximately 100 loans totaling over $360,000,000. This function included interacting with city, county and state agencies as is required for oversight and administration of construction loan and draw procedures.

Currently, Mrs. Khouri’s focus is to direct the operational aspects of Carnegie’s business activities. As the founder and developer of the company’s business strategy, Mrs. Khouri works closely with all departments within the company, making her uniquely qualified for her chosen duties.

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Mrs. Khouri graduated from the University of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia with a degree in chemistry and sub-specialty in physical chemistry.

Upon moving to the United States in 1982, she became active in real estate development. In addition to her professional responsibilities, Mrs. Khouri has been active in civic and community affairs and participated in several state and national campaigns.

Mary’s personal pursuits have encompassed serving as the Co-Chairperson for the National Apostolate of Maronites convention and as a Regional Vice President of the organization. She has served on the Habitat for Humanity’s Partners Council and currently holds a seat on the Ursuline College Board of Trustees, where she chairs the Development Committee, and is a Trustee on the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Foundation. Committed to children’s welfare, Mrs. Khouri has volunteered countless hours with the Urban Community School of Cleveland, worked with Providence House and spearheaded the development and construction of Westshore Montessori School in Westlake, Ohio. Deeply vested in the project, Mary donated land, facilitated negotiations with local government and arranged financing for the project. Continuing with her vision to help children, Mrs. Khouri was instrumental in Red Tail Golf Club’s several donations of land and property for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Al Bogna, Director of Leasing

Al Bogna is Director of Leasing for Carnegie Management and joined the company in 2013. Al’s career in retail leasing has included stints with some of the most prominent retail developers and investors in the country, including Westfield, K2 Realty Group, Zaremba Group, DDR, Shopco Advisory Corp., First Union Real Estate and J.J. Gumberg Company. His experience runs the gamut from premier enclosed malls to open-air lifestyle centers and from strip shopping centers to mall kiosks. Al is well known throughout the retail industry and has closed deals with a Who’s Who of retailers including Aeropostale, American Eagle, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Starbucks, Best Buy, JC Penney and TJ Maxx/Homegoods. During his tenure with Carnegie, Al has completed leases with notable tenants like Burlington Coat, At Home, Planet Fitness, Harbor Freight Tools, Party City, BJ’s Brewhouse, Ulta, Peebles and many others.

Al has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Purdue University and is kept busy outside the office by his four children.

Dan Cooley, Property Manager

Dan Cooley is a Property Manager for Carnegie Management and Development and reports to Jim McKinney, Director of Property Management. Dan is responsible for ensuring that Carnegie’s properties are maintained in the most cost-effective manner possible while still preserving their long term value. He conducts property inspections, oversees the work of property manager vendors and, as is typical for all Carnegie property managers, effectively handles 1,001 small crises each and every day.

Dan has been with Carnegie since 2015. Prior to that time, he worked as a painting contractor and also managed a local concert club. Dan still plays in and manages a popular Cleveland rock band and is an accomplished musician and composer.

Dan graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.

Steve Edelman, Chief Operating Officer

Steve Edelman is the Chief Operating Officer for Carnegie Management and Development Corporation. In this position he oversees the company’s day-to-day operations including leasing, property management, finance and accounting.

Prior to joining Carnegie in 1999, Steve spent 19 years with First Union Real Estate Investments, a New York Stock Exchange-listed REIT, that specialized in the ownership, redevelopment and management of retail, office, apartment and parking properties. While at First Union, Steve held a number of positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President – Asset Management. His areas of responsibility as CFO included capital markets activity; accounting, finance and treasury functions; management information systems; risk management as well as the company’s strategic planning. Steve completed purchases and sales of forty commercial properties representing over a half billion dollars of value, and raised nearly $500 million in debt and equity capital for First Union between 1993 and 1998. In 1998, Steve was named Interim Chief Executive Officer for First Union following the company’s hostile takeover by a group of dissident shareholders.

Steve is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Historic Warehouse District and Jewish Big Brothers/Big Sisters. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and a Master of Business Administration degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland. He is also a certified public accountant.

Emily Green, Assistant Project Manager

Emily Green is an Assistant Project Manager in Carnegie’s rapidly expanding U.S. Government-properties development department. Emily joined Carnegie in 2018 and works closely with Jenny Oakley and Evan Langhorst in this key growth sector. Emily is a native of Indianapolis and received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Dayton. She was previously a Structural Analyst for Power of Design in Akron, Ohio and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Away from the office, Emily is a dog lover and enjoys music and live theater.

Marlo Hemminger, Assistant Property Manager

Marlo’s career at Carnegie started in 2016 as the executive administrative assistant to Dr. Rustom Khouri, President and CEO. After spending four years in that demanding role, Marlo joined Carnegie’s Property Management department as an Assistant Property Manager and has seen her career path veer in a completely different direction. Now working with Jim McKinney, Dan Cooley and Lisa Takacs, Marlo’s responsibilities encompass the hundreds of daily actions necessary at Carnegie’s extensive portfolio of retail, office and Government properties.

Marlo is a Cornhusker, transplanted to Cleveland, and has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tampa. A former college softball player, in 2018 Marlo completed the Cleveland Marathon.

Jonathan Khouri, Associate General Counsel

Jonathan Khouri joined Carnegie Management as its Associate General Counsel in 2017. Jonathan’s duties with the company include addressing a multitude of legal issues related to compliance, leasing, development and management, ranging from lease preparation and review to legal research and litigation management. Jonathan also works closely with the company’s development staff and senior managers to ensure a smooth flow of documentation.

Prior to joining Carnegie, Jonathan was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio. In almost four years at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Jonathan represented the Ohio Department of Commerce, Bureau of Wage and Hour Administration in enforcing Ohio’s laws on minimum wage and prevailing wage, and the State Employment Relations Board (SERB) in enforcing the Ohio Public Employee’s Collective Bargaining Act. Jonathan also represented the State of Ohio in Federal habeas corpus actions, successfully arguing cases before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jonathan received his undergraduate degree in Political Science and History from Loyola University Maryland and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland. Jonathan is an active attorney licensed to practice in the following jurisdictions: Ohio, Northern District of Ohio, Southern District of Ohio, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Rustom R. Khouri III, Director of Business Development / Pre-Construction Services

Rustom Khouri joined Carnegie Management and Development Corporation as Associate Project Manager at the beginning of 2017, managing ongoing development projects for the Department of Veterans Affairs. In January 2018, he was named Director of Business Development / Pre-Construction Services. Rustom currently pursues and develops federal and private proposals for new business.In this capacity, Rustom is responsible for identifying and selecting viable solicitations for the Carnegie team, managing and leading weekly calls, offering design input, establishing and tracking the deliverables and deadlines and producing a responsive and coordinated proposal. In addition to business development, Rustom assists senior construction personnel in renovation and repurposing efforts for existing facilities, and is also involved in restructuring existing debt and leveraging strategies for new development.

Prior to his role in project management and business development, Rustom served as a Property Manager for Carnegie Management. In this role, he was responsible for processing service orders, tracking and maintaining current property books, tenant improvement allowances and obtaining bids for snowplowing, landscaping and paving repairs. Prior to joining Carnegie, Rustom was an intern at CTL Capital, LLC in New York City assisting senior management in reviewing leases and identifying financing options; Rustom specialized in Credit Tenant Leases with the Federal Government.

Rustom received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business in New York City. Since that time, Rustom has led several different teams responding to procurements for new development across the country, including South Carolina, Texas, Ohio and Georgia.

Evan Langhorst, Project Manager

Evan Langhorst joined Carnegie in 2017 as Associate Project Manager and has quickly become an important part of Carnegie’s construction and development team with a particular focus on its Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic program. Evan has a keen interest in sustainability and building science as it relates to the design and construction of real estate projects. Before joining Carnegie, the majority of Evan’s professional career was spent promoting and implementing improved energy efficiency in the residential building sector. He spent seven years with the Cleveland Housing Network and the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization as a Project Manager.

Evan holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Environmental Studies degree from Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs.

Travis Lochmueller, Assistant Project Manager

Travis Lochmueller joined Carnegie Management in 2020 as an assistant project manager in the company’s Federal Properties Project Management Group.

Travis spent six years in the U.S. Army as a Geospatial Production Manager and was deployed in Afghanistan for a portion of his military career. He was honorably discharged as an E-5 Sergeant, and upon return to his native Northeast Ohio completed his college degree at Baldwin Wallace University. His training and attention to detail make him an ideal fit for managing construction and development of Carnegie’s complex Government projects.

Travis enjoys video and audio production and continues to wait for that magic phone call from documentarian Ken Burns.

Jim McKinney, Director of Property Management

Jim McKinney is the Director of Property Management at Carnegie Management and joined the company in 2013. In this position, Jim is responsible for the operations of the property portfolio. He employs strategies best suited to cost effectively enhance and extend the life of the physical assets, interacts with all of the departments, from leasing through construction, ensures a smooth transition into lease implementation and maintains strong relationships with the Company’s tenants.

Jim studied Industrial Electricity in college before starting his career in real estate, managing over 100 million square feet of a diverse portfolio nationally for both private investors and publicly traded companies such as Glimcher Properties and Mid-America Management Corporation. He has attained the designations of Certified Property Manager (CPM) through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and Real Property Administrator (RPA) and Facility Management Administrator (FMA) through the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). He is also a licensed realtor in the State of Ohio.

In his spare time, Jim enjoys fishing on Lake Erie and hunting ducks in the many duck marshes located along the shores of Northern Ohio. He is also an avid Ohio State fan.

Jenny Oakley, Senior Project Manager

Jenny Oakley is a Senior Project Manager for Carnegie Management. In this capacity, she has facilitated the construction process for a variety of project types but in recent years has been the point person for the development and construction of Carnegie’s portfolio of healthcare facilities for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Prior to joining Carnegie in 2009, Jenny spent seven years working as Project Engineer and Project Manager for general contracting firms in the Cleveland area, including Donley’s, Moran Construction and Regency Construction. Her focus was on commercial office, retail projects and public school construction. Jenny’s experience also includes 20 years working for a private developer in North Carolina specializing in retail development, performing marketing and public relations tasks as well as tenant construction coordination.

Jenny holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art from The College of Wooster.

Maggie Pandrea, Controller and Tax Manager

Maggie Pandrea is Controller and Tax Manager at Carnegie. In this position, she manages the accounting department, including maintaining the accuracy of nearly 100 company general ledgers and all tax return filings. Maggie also serves in the capacity of the company treasurer, managing the cash for each of Carnegie’s many LLC’s and partnerships.

Maggie joined Carnegie in 2013. Prior to coming on board, Maggie spent over 14 years with Corrigan Krause, a public accounting firm located in Westlake, Ohio.

Maggie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Studies from Kent State University and has attended Baldwin Wallace College for its accredited accounting curriculum. She is also a certified public accountant.

Maggie is a native to the Cleveland area and is a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. She and her husband share their home with their two dogs.

George Papandreas, Executive Vice President

George J. Papandreas, Esq., R.A. is Executive Vice President and Director of Development and Construction for Carnegie Management and Development Corporation. George has over 35 years of experience in the fields of business, architecture, law and construction. Mr. Papandreas has overall responsibility for the day-to-day management and oversight of all ongoing construction and projects under development.

Mr. Papandreas received his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture with curricular emphasis in Urban Planning from Ohio State University in 1978, and his Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1984.

Upon graduating from Ohio State, he joined the Cuyahoga County Department of Architecture and Engineering, fulfilling his architecture internship licensing requirement while continuing his education in the field of law. In 1985, he accepted a position as Project Architect and Manager with one of Cleveland’s largest full service architecture and engineering firms.

In 1987, George accepted a position as Vice President of Biskind Development Company, where he guided the development process of numerous large-scale national retail and office centers. He was primarily responsible and directly involved with the development of 2.1 million square feet of retail, office, hotel and restaurant projects.

Mr. Papandreas joined Carnegie Management and Development Corporation in 1994 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. His responsibilities included planning and development of all commercial projects, including general office, medical office, institutional and retail centers.

After leaving Carnegie Management and Development Corporation, he founded Profile Development Corporation where, as its President and CEO, he developed retail centers, lifestyle centers, medical office buildings and hotels. He also acted in a consulting capacity offering legal, architectural, planning and project management services to a number of clients until 2015 when he rejoined the Carnegie team.

Mr. Papandreas is admitted to the Bar of Ohio and is a registered Architect - State of Ohio.

Rick Pichola, Senior Project Manager

Rick Pichola is a registered architect in the State of Ohio and joined Carnegie in 2017 as Senior Project Manager. Rick spent six years with the Cleveland architectural firm of KA, Inc., where he was involved in the design and construction of the West Coast flagship store for Bloomingdale’s. Rick also was with KeyBank for five years where he was responsible for the modernization of 250 bank branches. Rick also was with Cedarwood Development until 2016, during which time he prepared site and space plans for several projects across the country.

Rick has Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Kent State University, and is a board member of the Rocky River Campus Foundation.

Debbie Reed, Project Manager

Debbie Reed joined Carnegie in 2018 and is responsible for all construction activities related to new and renewing leases in the Carnegie portfolio. Debbie works closely with our tenants, our contractors and Carnegie construction professionals to coordinate a smooth delivery of space to the end user. Prior to joining Carnegie, Debbie spent twelve years with Richard L. Bowen & Associates, a prominent Cleveland-based architectural and construction management firm, and also worked for Zaremba Group and The Richard E. Jacobs Group earlier in her career. Debbie has a degree in sociology from Baldwin Wallace University and is an avid knitter in her spare time.

Steven Schkurko, Lease Administration Manager

Steven joined Carnegie in 2016 as Manager of Lease Administration. His primary duties include maintaining the integrity of all of the company’s lease files, annual expense reconciliations for all properties, lease renewals and construction draw administration. In this capacity, Steven also serves as the point of contact for Carnegie’s tenants on any lease-related issues.

Steven was a funds analyst with DDR before joining Carnegie Management and spent four years with U.S. Bank prior to that. While with U.S. Bank, he completed the bank’s Leadership Development Program.

Steven is an accomplished triathlete and a graduate of The Ohio State University with a specialization in Finance.

David Taft, Vice President of Construction

David Taft is the Vice President of Construction for Carnegie Management and Development Corporation. With over 35 years’ experience as a general contractor, construction manager and a design builder, David assists in all phases of development and construction and provides a high level of service on our projects.

David is responsible for design and construction phase activities on new construction, build to suit and design/build Carnegie projects. His duties include the establishment of project organization and documentation and managing construction contracts to ensure that the process is accurate, timely and orderly. He has additional responsibility for in-house construction management of tenant build-outs and handles post-occupancy work order requests at Government properties.

David received his degree in Religious Studies from Cleveland State University and did graduate work at John Carroll University. Upon graduating from Cleveland State, David taught at St. Joseph High School in Cleveland, Ohio. After teaching for four years, he entered the construction industry. When possible, David coaches for youth baseball and basketball and volunteers at local charitable organizations.

Lisa Takacs, Property Manager

Lisa Takacs joined Carnegie’s Property Management department in August, 2020 after an extensive career in multi-family property management. Most recently, Lisa was the property manager at one of the largest market-rate residential communities in Greater Cleveland. She has quickly and smoothly transitioned to the world of commercial management and concentrates on managing Carnegie’s extensive portfolio of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinics, from Missouri to the Eastern Seaboard. Blessed with excellent “people skills,” Lisa reports to Jim McKinney, Director of Property Management.

Lisa is a frequent visitor to the Metroparks system and is a strong supporter of the arts in Cleveland.


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