Leadership Team

Russell S. Gestl – Principal

Joined Buchanan in 1988

Mr. Gestl received a Bachelors of Architectural Engineering degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 1979. He was employed by Glen Construction Company from 1979 until 1988 when he joined the Buchanan Companies

Mr. Gestl oversees the design, approval, and development of Buchanan's commercial, industrial, and residential land and building development projects. Completed Building Development projects range in size up to 600,000 square feet, and completed Land Development projects range in size up to 650 acres. Mr. Gestl is also a principal with Hubert Construction LLC.

Mr. Gestl serves on the Board of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, the Route 606 Coalition, the Dulles Loop Implementation Group, the NAIOP Government Affairs Committee, the Loudoun County Housing Advisory Board, the Loudoun County Watershed Steering Committee, and the Loudoun County Economic Development Commission as a representative of the Washington Airports Task Force.

Peter Kenny

Joined Buchanan in 1990

Mr. Kenny oversees aspects of construction in both our Land Development Division and our Tenant Construction Division. Mr. Kenny manages all aspects of a Tenant's construction in order to occupy their space in a timely manner. He also provides support and management for capital improvement projects.

Previously he served as Vice President of Engineering for Buchanan Properties and Buchanan Partners, during which time he was responsible for all aspects of engineering including the supervision of 13 property engineers in over one million square feet of commercial property.

Mr. Kenny was educated at the Newport Higher Education College in Newport, Wales.

Theresa Scafate – Principal/Chief Financial Officer

Joined Buchanan in 2001

Theresa Scafate has served as Controller and Chief Financial Officer of Buchanan Partners since January 2001. Prior to joining Buchanan, Ms. Scafate served as Accounting Manager and Acting Controller/CFO for MPI, a manufacturer based in California of multichip modules supplied to companies through government contracts. As CFO for Buchanan Partners, Ms. Scafate is responsible for securing financing for developed and managed properties. She defines and maintains a comprehensive risk management program, is responsible for all policies and procedures as well as real-time management reporting. Ms. Scafate holds a B.S. in Accountancy from California State University in Northridge, California. She has 18 years of experience including GAAP financial reporting, SEC filings, Income Tax Basis reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and financial modeling.

Charles F. Turner – Vice President, Land Design and Construction

Joined Buchanan in 1996

Upon joining Buchanan in 1996, Mr. Turner brought with him over 15 years of experience in the real estate development industry. His background in land development design and project management included six years with a local engineering firm handling a full spectrum of civil design for both residential and commercial projects. In addition, Mr. Turner spent as many years with a nationally ranked home builder, during which time he was responsible for design oversight and project management of development projects throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Since joining Buchanan Partners, Mr. Turner continues to apply those skills developed over his many years in the industry. Today his responsibilities continue to span the full scope of the pre-development process; budgeting, scheduling, land planning, design development and project plan processing. In addition, he is engaged in the successful post-development coordination of site contractors through permits, bond release, and project completion.

Matt Pierce – President, Buchanan Properties

Joined Buchanan in 2007

Matt Pierce directs all leasing and property management activities for the Buchanan portfolio comprising more than one million square feet of office, industrial and retail projects. Mr. Pierce leads a staff of operational and administrative employees as well as several teams of external marketing and leasing professionals implementing and executing business plans, value enhancement programs, construction management, building engineering services, lease administration, real estate tax management and operating expense control.

Mr. Pierce has fifteen years experience in commercial property management previously working with The Mark Winkler Company and Duke Realty. He holds an MBA and BA from the University of Maine. Mr. Pierce is an instructor for the George Mason Office of Professional Development and a licensed real estate broker. He serves on the Route 28 Advisory Board and is an active member of NAIOP.

Kingsley McAdam – Principal

Joined Buchanan in 2004

Kingsley McAdam joined Buchanan Partners in 2004 and currently manages several of company?s development projects including mixed-use, multifamily, office, industrial, and retail space. He oversees these projects during all stages of development including concept creation and design, proforma and feasibility analysis, land contract negotiation, entitlement approvals, building and site design, construction management, marketing, and project lease-up.

He is a member of Urban Land Institute and Northern Virginia NAIOP, participates in ULI Washington?s UrbanPlan program, and is on NAIOP?s Government Relations Committee for the City of Alexandria, VA. He earned his MS in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University in 2010.

Jimmy Roembke – Principal

Joined Buchanan in 2005

Jimmy Roembke joined Buchanan Partners in 2005 and manages several of the company?s development projects including residential land development, mixed-use, multifamily, office, industrial, and retail space. He oversees these projects during all stages of development including concept creation and design, pro forma and feasibility analysis, land contract negotiation, entitlement approvals, building and site design, construction management, marketing and project lease-up or sale.

He is on the Board and Executive Committee of the Northern Virginia NAIOP, and a member of the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2005 and earned his MS in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University in 2011.

Colin Dove, Project Manager

Colin Dove – Project Manager

Joined Buchanan in 2010

Colin Dove joined Buchanan Partners in 2010 and currently manages several of the company?s development projects including residential land development, mixed-use, and office space. He oversees these projects during all stages of development including concept creation and design, pro forma and feasibility analysis, land contract negotiation, entitlement approvals, building and site design, construction management, marketing and project lease-up or sale, and investor relations.

Prior to joining Buchanan, Colin worked as an Associate for the strategy consulting firm MarketBridge (formerly Oxford Associates), and as an independent consultant for Credit Suisse in New York. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the McIntire School at the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and Northern Virginia NAIOP.