CIRC September Newsletter

In this issue

  1. September 11 Membership Luncheon - Register Now
  2. New Directors and Officers Elected to the Board
  3. New Members Welcomed, Others Approved for Membership
  4. Continuing Education Update.
    October 9th starts the final cycle of classes for the 2020 renewal period
  5. Upcoming CIRC Events 
  6. Golf Wrap Up

 

September 11 Membership Luncheon

Register for our next Membership Luncheon on Wednesday, September 11 (11:30 - 1:30) at the DuPont Country Club.

The Board of Directors are asked to meet at 10:30 in the Nemours Conference Room. 

TOPIC:  Avenue North Mixed-Use Redevelopment of the former AstraZeneca site

SPEAKERS: Ernest F. Delle Donne, Chairman of Delle Donne & Associates and Arthur A. Bernardon, AIA, LEED AP

Eugene A. (Gene) Delle Donne, Vice President of Delle Donne & Associates, will introduce our keynote speakers Ernest F. Delle Donne, Chairman of Delle Donne & Associates, and Arthur A. Bernardon, AIA, LEED AP, of Bernardon, who will present their plans for "Avenue North," a mixed-use redevelopment of the AstraZeneca site on Concord Pike.

The project will create approximately 1.86 million square feet of office, residential, retail, restaurant, and hotel accommodations on the 80-acre campus. The $400 million development will add about 100,000 square feet of office space to the existing 860,000 square feet. The project will create 335 apartments, a fitness center, day care facility, 175,000-square foot hotel and conference center, and 200,000 square feet of retail, plus more for restaurants, as well as structured parking to serve parking needs.

Ernest F. Delle Donne is Chairman of Delle Donne & Associates (DDA), a company that was started over 70 years ago by Eugene A. Delle Donne. DDA is one of the largest developers in the State of Delaware and has been a leader in the growth and development of downtown Wilmington and surrounding New Castle County. The company specializes in structuring creative financial, leasing and construction packages for commercial firms. The firm prides itself on its insistence on quality development and its ability to produce innovative development programs in terms of architecture, construction and financial structure and asset management.

A luncheon buffet of local favorites will be served, with selections that should satisfy all.

Full Menu and Attendees List are posted on our registration page.

Register online at MEETINGS/EVENTS page: www.circdelaware.org/meetings/nextMeeting.cfm


 

New Directors & Officers Elected

Rob Stenta, New CIRC President

At the Annual Meeting on May 8, CIRC members elected seven directors to serve a new two-year term on the board of 14. Also elected were four officers. The new term begins with the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2019. Seven board terms expire each year.

Directors

We would especially like to welcome our three new directors to the board: Lorraine Sheldon, Ryan Kennedy, and Daniel Wham. Four directors were reelected to serve a new term.

  1. Lorraine Sheldon – Emory Hill Real Estate Services (New)
  2. Ryan Kennedy – Harvey Hanna & Associates (New)
  3. Daniel Wham – DSM Commercial Real Estate (New)
  4. Benjamin Berger –Berger | Harris
  5. Cindy Fleming – Jones Lang LaSalle
  6. James Manna – BrightFields, Inc.
  7. Jay L. White, MAI, CRE – Apex Realty Advisory

Officers

President - Robert Stenta, Pettinaro Management (shown in photo, right)
Vice President - Jay L. White, MAI, CRE, Apex Advisory Services 
Secretary - Bayard Snyder, Esq., Snyder & Associates, P.A.
Treasurer - Barton L. Mackey, Jr., Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties

Distinguished Service Honored

The board would like to thank long-time board members that have served CIRC and it's membership honorably for many years:

Jeremy Abelson - MidCoast Community Bank (Past President, past Treasurer)
Bert Root - Long & Foster Real Estate (Past President, current Golf Chair)
John Birmingham - Cushman & Wakefield of Delaware (Past President)


 

CIRC Welcomes New Members at May Meeting

New members approved at the Membership Committee's 1st quarterly meeting and who attended the May meeting are included in this photo. Shown from left-right:

Fabrice Dubecq, Comcast (email)

Theron Palmer, ELM Properties (email)

J. Chad Cobb, M&T Bank (email)

Beverly Thomes, IIDA, Contract Environments (email)

Mark Doughty, BHI Insurance (email)

Andrew Coler, PNC Real Estate (email)

Jim Manna, BrightFields, CIRC Membership Committee Chairman (email)

At the 2nd quarterly meeting of the Membership Committee in May, committee members were pleased to approve applications submitted by the following individuals. All current new members in attendance at our September 11th luncheon will be officially welcomed and included in a New Member Photograph taken that day. 

Erik Adams, Wayman Fire Protection (email)

Michael J. “Mike” Cassidy, Medori Commercial Realty (email)

Alissa Cirillo, Lang Development Group (email)

Griffin Conaty, DSM Commercial (email)

Greg DaPron, Schlosser & Associates, Mechanical Contractors (email)

Karen Del Rossi, Karen Del Rossi Photography (email)

Jennifer W. “Jen” DiJoseph, PE, Advanced GeoServices/Montrose Environmental (email)

Cory Lyn Foard, M&T Bank (email)

Leah Gray, Heartland (email)

April Lewis, Battaglia Integrated Technologies, Inc. (email)

Evan W. Long, Security 101 (email)

Suzette Pavia, Instant Imprints of Delaware (email)

Sherwood P. Robbins, SeedcoDE (email)

Marcie S. Rosario, Rosario Realty (email

Caryn I. Rosica Intellitec Solutions (email)

Christopher S. Weyl, Wake Properties (email)


 

CIRC 2019-2020 Schedule of Events

September 11 (Wed.) 11:30 - Monthly Membership Luncheon - DuPont Country Club, Crystal Ballroom - REGISTER NOW

Topic: Avenue North Mixed-Use Redevelopment (AztraZeneca site)
Speakers: Ernest F. Delle Donne, Chairman, Delle Donne & Associates and Arthur A. Bernardon, AIA, LEED AP, Bernardon

10:30 - Board of Directors' Meeting - Nemours Conference Room

October 9 (Wed.) 11:30 - Monthly Membership Luncheon - DuPont Country Club, Crystal Ballroom

Continuing Education Classes (8:30 & 1:30) - Required Courses (see CE schedule)
DuPont Country Club, Wedgewood Room

November 13 (Wed.) 5:30 p.m. - Annual Joint Holiday Dinner - Harry's Savoy Ballroom

Network with SIOR - CCIM - CIRC - DREW - AI - SWRA
Speaker: Patrick T. Harker, Ph.D., President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

December 11 (Wed.) 11:30 - Holiday Lunch Mixer - University & Whist Club

January 8, 2020 (Wed.) 11:30 - Monthly Membership Luncheon - DuPont Country Club, Crystal Ballroom

Continuing Education Classes (8:30 & 1:30) - Required Courses (see CE schedule)
DuPont Country Club, Wedgewood Room

February 12, 2020 (Wed.) 11:30 - Monthly Membership Luncheon - DuPont Country Club, Crystal Ballroom

Continuing Education Classes (8:30 & 1:30) - Required Courses (see CE schedule)
DuPont Country Club, Wedgewood Room

March 11, 2020 (Wed.)11:30 - Monthly Membership Luncheon - DuPont Country Club, Crystal Ballroom

Continuing Education Classes (8:30 & 1:30) - Required Courses (see CE schedule)
DuPont Country Club, Wedgewood Room

April 8, 2020 (Wed.) 11:30 - Monthly Membership Luncheon - DuPont Country Club, Crystal Ballroom

Continuing Education Classes (8:30) - Required Course (see CE schedule)
DuPont Country Club, Wedgewood Room

May 13, 2020 (Wed.) 11:30 - Annual Meeting & Membership Luncheon - DuPont Country Club, Crystal Ballroom

June - 22nd Annual CIRC Golf Outing


 

Golf Wrap Up

We had a terrific day and another great CIRC golf event on June 24th at Hartefeld National. Over $4,000 were raised in charitable donations and the board will decide how these funds will be distributed at their next meeting. We will send out a special Golf Newsletter shortly, so STAY TUNED.

We would also like to thank our many sponsors who made this event even more special!

CIRC Golf Sponsors for 2019