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Our Management Team

KENNETH P. BALIN
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Balin is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AMC Delancey Group, Inc. He has been actively involved in the real estate industry for more than 40 years. Since founding AMC Delancey Group in 1992, Mr. Balin has directed the development and implementation of the firm’s operational and investment strategies. Under Mr. Balin’s leadership, AMC Delancey crafted an investment vehicle that emphasizes the principle of alignment of interest in real estate transactions between financial investors and operating partners, fueling the dynamic growth of the company. Prior to founding AMC Delancey, Mr. Balin was a leader within several real estate investment organizations, which began with the Bass Family of Fort Worth. In 1987, he co-founded Amerimar Realty Company, as the successor to a portion of the Bass real estate portfolio, and built that organization as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to founding Amerimar, Mr. Balin was a real estate partner and senior executive with affiliates of Bass Brothers Enterprises and the Robert M. Bass Group of Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Balin began his career as a Certified Public Accountant in the tax department of Arthur Andersen & Company. Mr. Balin serves as a Governor of the Urban Land Institute Foundation, is a former Chair of the Philadelphia District Council of the Urban Land Institute; he is a member of Lambda Alpha and the World President’s Organization. He was a founding member of the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has been a member of both the International Council of Shopping Centers and NAIOP. Mr. Balin has served on the boards of many philanthropic and community organizations, including the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. He is a licensed real estate broker and a frequent guest lecturer and speaker in the real estate investment industry. Mr. Balin holds a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Ryan M. Sell
President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Sell is President and Chief Operating Officer of AMC Delancey Group, Inc. A seasoned real estate executive, Mr. Sell has been with AMC Delancey for over 10 years, joining the Company in 2005. Mr. Sell has overall responsibility for leading the executive team and direct responsibility for underwriting, financing, and real estate acquisitions. Additionally, Mr. Sell directs the asset and property management, accounting, finance and administrative functions of the Company.

Prior to joining AMC Delancey in 2005, Mr. Sell spent approximately 5 years with Ernst & Young LLP in the Transaction Advisory Services and Assurance and Advisory Business Services Groups. While in his previous role, Mr. Sell provided financial due diligence services to financial and/or strategic acquirers in a variety of industries.

Mr. Sell is a licensed real estate broker in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, a member of the Urban Land Institute, and a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). Mr. Sell is also a Managing Member of Heggy’s Alliance & Salem, LLC, a third generation family owned restaurant and confectionary business in Northeastern Ohio. Mr. Sell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Boston College and a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Virginia.

James J. Berenato
Vice President

Mr. Berenato is the Vice President of AMC Delancey Group, Inc. Mr. Berenato has responsibilities which include oversight of the property management and leasing departments, asset management and investor reporting. Additionally, Mr. Berenato works on strategic planning and the identification, financing and closing of real estate acquisitions.

Prior to joining AMC Delancey in 2012, Mr. Berenato worked for Grosvenor Fund Management in their accounting and finance department. While in his previous role, Mr. Berenato was responsible for property and investment accounting, ensuring the delivery of annual audits and preparing investment track record reports. During his time at Grosvenor, Mr. Berenato completed a four month assignment working for Grosvenor’s parent company, Grosvenor Group Limited, as a Corporate Finance Analyst in London. Prior to Grosvenor, Mr. Berenato worked in the Investment Management and Real Estate Assurance Practice of PwC’s Philadelphia office.

Mr. Berenato is a licensed real estate broker in Pennsylvania and a member of the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Berenato earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from LaSalle University, a Master of Business Administration degree with Concentrations in Finance and International Business from Saint Joseph’s University, and has completed coursework at The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education.

Ishea Shepherd
Senior Property Manager & Maintenance Coordinator

Mrs. Shepherd is the Maintenance Coordinator and Senior Property Manager of AMC Delancey Group, Inc. As Maintenance Coordinator, Mrs. Shepherd collaborates with the Maintenance Manager to oversee all of the day to day operations for the Maintenance department of AMC Delancey Group.

Mrs. Shepherd joined AMC Delancey Group, Inc. in 2015. Prior to joining AMC Delancey Group, Inc. Mrs. Shepherd was a Project Assistant for Brothers Building Inc. In this position she was responsible for assisting with the successful planning, execution and closure of construction projects.

Mrs. Shepherd has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Temple University, is a licensed real estate salesperson in Pennsylvania and is a Certified Associates in Project Management by the Project Management Institute.

Patrick Spicer
Controller

Mr. Spicer serves as the Controller of AMC Delancey Group, Inc. Mr. Spicer’s primary responsibilities include overseeing the finance, accounting, financial reporting, and treasury functions of AMC Delancey Group and related entities.

Mr. Spicer joined AMC Delancey Group, Inc in 2013 as the Assistant Controller of the company. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Spicer worked as an accountant for KTR Capital Partners (2012-2013) and Wind River Holdings (2006-2012). He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting & Finance from La Salle University in 2006; he later graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Masters of Business Administration degree from La Salle University in 2011, is a licensed real estate salesperson and notary public in Pennsylvania.

Taz Matos
Center City Maintenance Supervisor

Mr. Matos is the Maintenance Supervisor of AMC Delancey Group, Inc.’s Center City portfolio. In this role, Mr. Matos is responsible for maintenance operations, including: work orders, apartment turns, preventative maintenance, work orders, and ensuring that safety measures are taken by technicians. Mr. Matos works closely with the Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Coordinator to provide timely and important resident feedback.

Mr. Matos joined AMC Delancey Group, Inc. in 2014. Previously, Mr. Matos worked as a Maintenance Technician for Hace Management where he was responsible for maintaining two garden style apartment buildings containing 200 units.

John Laning
Chief Building Maintenance Engineer

Mr. Laning joined AMC Delancey Group, Inc. as a Special Project Manager in 2009 focusing on all facets of building construction, maintenance, and capital improvement projects.
Mr. Laning is currently the Chief Building Maintenance Engineer at The Cast Iron Building, manages third party contractors, tenant improvements, maintenance and capital projects. Mr. Laning has more than 30 years of expertise in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, mechanical, roofing, carpentry, painting, and other building trade areas.

Erin Sheridan
Senior Leasing Consultant

Mrs. Sheridan is a Senior Leasing Consultant of AMC Delancey Group, Inc. Ms. Sheridan is responsible for leasing apartments, lease administration, prospective tenant satisfaction and marketing.

Mrs. Sheridan joined AMC Delancey Group, Inc. in 2013. Prior to joining AMC Delancey Group, Inc. Mrs. Sheridan worked for Korman, Philadelphia Management and Campus Apartments. Mrs. Sheridan has over 14 years of experience in leasing apartments in the city of Philadelphia.

Mrs. Sheridan is a licensed real estate salesperson in Pennsylvania has obtained the National Apartment Leasing Professional designation. Mrs. Sheridan attended Harcum Jr. College and studied Advertising and Marketing. Mrs. Sheridan also studied Acting with the Deena Levy Theater Group and Improv with the Upright Citizens Brigade both in New York City.

Beth Zaccagni
Leasing Consultant

Ms. Zaccagni is a Leasing Consultant at AMC Delancey Group, Inc. Ms. Zaccagni is responsible for leasing apartments, lease administration, prospective tenant satisfaction and marketing.

Ms. Zaccagni joined AMC Delancey Group, Inc. in 2017. Prior to joining AMC Delancey Group, Inc., Ms. Zaccagni has over eleven years of leasing experience, previously working for EB Realty, My Philly Realty, Springer Realty Group, Atid Property Management, LLC, and The Philly Apartment Company.
Ms. Zaccagni is a licensed real estate salesperson in Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts and English from Arcadia University. Ms. Zaccagni is a member of the Lobster Club Mummers Brigade, and in her spare time she enjoys singing, tap dancing and cycling.

Tionna Christopher
Assistant Property Manager

Mrs. Christopher is a Temple University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English. Joining the company in 2014 as a leasing agent with AMC Delancey, she recently moved over to the property management department.

Now an assistant property manager Mrs. Christopher is apart of the day to day operations of AMC Delancey. This move has allowed has assisted in expanding her knowledge in the maintenance department as well as our many renovations that take place throughout the year.

Ms. Christopher is a licensed real estate salesperson in Pennsylvania, has obtained the Certified Apartment Manager designation and National Apartment Leasing Professional designation.

Kat Miller
Property Accountant

Mrs. Miller is a Property Accountant of AMC Delancey Group, Inc. Mrs. Miller is responsible for daily accounting operations, accounts payable, budget-to-actual reporting and month end closing procedures.

Mrs. Miller joined AMC Delancey Group, Inc. in 2012. Prior to joining AMC Delancey Group, Inc. Mrs. Miller sold new construction homes for Heritage Home Group and worked for Coldwell Banker.

Mrs. Miller is a licensed real estate salesperson in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Miller completed her real estate coursework at the Schlicher-Kratz Institute.

Tyriq White
Building Foreman

Mr. White is the Building Foreman for AMC Delancey Group, Inc.’s West Philadelphia portfolio. In this role, Mr. White is responsible for maintenance operations, including: work orders, apartment turns, preventative maintenance and work orders. Mr. White joined the Company in 2015.

Prior to joining AMC Delancey Group, Inc., Mr. White worked at Lynnewood Gardens as a Maintenance Technician and completed coursework towards becoming a Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician.

Lana Brown
Assistant Property Manager

Ms. Brown is the Assistant Property Manager of AMC Delancey Group, Inc., works closely with the Property Management and Maintenance team and has office managerial responsibilities.

Ms. Brown joined AMC Delancey Group, Inc. in January of 2017. Prior to joining AMC Delancey Group, Inc. Ms. Brown graduated Cum Laude from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising and Art Direction and is working towards becoming a licensed real salesperson in Pennsylvania. Ms. Brown is utilizing her background to assist with social media content creation and brand identity.

Kyle McGarry
Real Estate Analyst

Mr. McGarry is a Real Estate Analyst at AMC Delancey Group, Inc. Mr. McGarry has responsibilities which include Acquisition analysis and modeling, due diligence, investor correspondence, portfolio budgeting and operating plans, as well as various projects in the Accounting Department and directly for both the CEO and COO.

Mr. McGarry joined AMC Delancey as an intern in 2015 and in his previous role, Mr. McGarry assisted departments throughout the company such as Acquisitions, Property Management, Maintenance, and Capital Improvements. Prior to joining AMC Delancey, Mr. McGarry was a Lead Analyst in a student-run equity fund at Temple University that managed a portion of the university's endowment where he managed the Industrial, Basic Materials, and Health Care sectors during his three semester term. Mr. McGarry is taking courses to obtain a real estate salesperson license in Pennsylvania. Mr. McGarry earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Temple University in May of 2017.

Grier Spry
Assistant Leasing Consultant

Ms. Spry is an Assistant Leasing Consultant at AMC Delancey Group, Inc. and has office managerial responsibilities. Ms. Spry joined AMC Delancey Group, Inc. in July of 2017.

Prior to joining AMC Delancey Group, Inc. Ms. Spry graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising and Graphic Design. Ms. Spry is taking courses to obtain a Real Estate Salesperson License in Pennsylvania