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, Vice President of Real Estate

Al Bogna is Vice President of Real Estate 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.

Charity Chelangat, Assistant Project Manager

Charity Chelangat joined Carnegie in 2022 as Assistant 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. She has a keen interest in environmental sustainability as it relates to the design and construction of real estate projects. Before joining Carnegie, Charity was a Project Coordinator for Phillips and Jordan and also worked for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District as a sustainability paraprofessional.

Charity earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya and a Master of Science in Environmental Sustainability degree from Long Island University.

Jim Dorr, Property Manager

Jim Dorr is a Carnegie property manager and brings an institutional approach to our property management department. His focus is primarily on management of Government-leased assets. Jim owned his own recovery supply company for twelve years that provided and managed both personnel and equipment to natural disaster affected regions. Jim also spent ten years with Progressive Insurance as a facilities manager. He joined the Carnegie team in 2021.

Jim grew up in the Akron area and attended the University of Akron. When he has spare time, he enjoys golf and hiking.

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.

Jonathon Jackson, Assistant Project Manager

Jonathon Jackson joined Carnegie Management in 2022 as an assistant project manager in the company’s Federal Properties Project Management Group.

Originally from the Chicago area, Jonathon is a former Leatherneck and spent four years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an Aircraft Rescue Firefighter. At discharge, he was a supervisor in this field directing eight Marines. Once back in the private sector, Jonathan got his B.S. in Technical Management from DeVry University and developed his construction and leadership skills in the residential construction industry. Most recently, Jonathon was a Project Manager with Moore Roofing.

Jonathon, his family and his dog enjoy hiking, camping and pretty much anything else they can do outdoors.

Jonathan Khouri, 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.

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.

Tim Moran, Project Manager

Tim Moran is an experienced general contractor and a Project Manager in Carnegie’s in-house construction department. Tim owned and operated his own general contracting company, Moran Construction, Inc., for over twenty years, with notable northeast Ohio clients such as Rockwell Automation, Parker Hannifin and Developers Diversified. Before joining Carnegie, Tim was Director of Construction and Development for Amsdell Construction, Inc. and had also been Director of Construction for Discount Drug Mart.

Carnegie utilizes Tim’s vast experience in a variety of construction and development related areas, ranging from tenant build-outs and ground up construction projects all the way up to Carnegie’s major Government-leased asset developments.

Tim enjoys coaching a variety of youth sports and tending his large garden.

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.

Izzy Puhalik, Assistant Project Manager

Izzy Puhalik is a Pittsburgh native who joined Carnegie’s Government buildings development department as an assistant project engineer in 2021. Izzy graduated from the University of Toledo with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and that background plus her natural attention to detail make her an integral member of the project management team. Izzy worked as a project engineer for Corna Kokosing Construction in Columbus after graduating from U. of Toledo and most recently was a project manager for Snavely Construction. Izzy is also a LEED Green Associate.

Izzy enjoys the outdoors and tackling DIY projects around the house.

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.

Jason Steadley, Property Manager

Jason Steadley joined Carnegie as a property manager in 2022 and is a key component in Carnegie’s goal to continually provide superior service to its tenants. He spent seven years in residential management for Zaremba Property Management and RAM Partners before switching to commercial management and concentrating on Carnegie’s portfolio of retail and office assets. Jason also spent six years in the Air Force where he served as a munitions system technician and was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant.

Jason enjoys the outdoors and all Cleveland sports. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Baldwin-Wallace University.


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