MONTVALE, N.J., Feb. 19, 2013 - Beneficial Holdings Inc. (OTCPK:BFHJ) today announced that its real estate services subsidiary, BFHJ Project Solutions, LLC, commenced operations and reported the addition of two members to the Company's management team.
"Project Solutions is a consolidation of certain third-party real estate services operations controlled by its management and associated parties," according to Gregory N. Senkevitch , Beneficial's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Project Solutions is engaged in real estate development, asset management, construction management, leasing and property management. Project Solutions is the co-developer of a 35-story, $200 million "for sale" condominium project on Manhattan's Upper East Side and the developer of a 260,000 square foot, $100 million medical office building in the Philadelphia region (which is expected to commence construction in the fourth quarter of 2013). The subsidiary is also the asset manager of several operating properties and is performing site selection and development services for a foreign automotive company in the Northeast U.S. market. These business relationships were contributed to the Company for no initial consideration by certain affiliates of the Company's management.
John Johnson will join the company as President-Real Estate Services Group. Johnson has more than 30 years experience in the real estate industry, concentrating on commercial and residential development, management and brokerage. Previously, he was an Executive Managing Director of Whiteweld Barrister & Brown; where, among other projects, he was responsible for the development of a two million square foot mixed use project in Fort Lee, NJ. He also served as a Managing Director at Newmark, Knight Frank; Senior Vice President of Alexander Summer and as Vice President-Development of Jos. L. Muscarelle Construction.
The Company also announced that it has appointed Joseph Fitzgerald as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective April 1, 2013. Fitzgerald has more than 30 years experience in managing growth-oriented, multi-line service enterprises. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has held chief financial officer and chief operating officer positions at several privately-held companies engaged in medical imaging, equipment leasing, staffing, real estate development and manufacturing. Fitzgerald also served as a Senior Audit Manager at Ernst & Young.
In making the announcements, Senkevitch stated: "We have completed our house cleaning and are now commencing our core business. The addition of these business lines lays the foundation of a nimble, proactive, services-oriented business concentrated in the real estate, financial services and energy management sectors. By focusing on these sectors, we hope to take advantage of the cumulative business experiences and contacts of our management team and their long time associates.
"Johnson and Fitzgerald are the foundations of a management team that we plan to build to optimize these opportunities. As we strive to add to our portfolio of businesses and services we hope to harvest the collective market knowledge of our management team in order to create value for our Company," Senkevitch pointed out.
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