- Stephen do Rego
Stephen do Rego
Based in our Charlotte office, Stephen is involved in all phases of development and construction activities for The Fallon Company’s commercial, residential, and mixed-used projects in the Southeast. As a Project Manager, he spearheads construction management efforts within the firm’s Southeast portfolio, overseeing budgeting, scheduling, permitting, and day-to-day project execution. Prior to joining The Fallon Company, Stephen spent over 20 years working for several nationally recognized architectural firms. As such, he brings extensive design and entitlement experience to his role as Project Manager. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
- Nell Herberich
Human Resources Director
Nell Herberich joined the Fallon Company in 2019. In her capacity as Human Resources Director, Nell is responsible for all HR initiatives and strategy including recruitment and onboarding; learning and development; and performance management. Before joining the Fallon Company, Nell worked in human resources at Amundi Pioneer Asset Management. Nell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and an MBA in Organizational Behavior from Suffolk University.
- LaShonda Jeter
LaShonda Jeter joined The Fallon Company as Project Accountant. She is responsible for performing accounting functions on a project level basis and works closely with both the project managers and the corporate finance team. LaShonda has over eight years of accounting experience in the Real Estate and Property Management industries.
LaShonda is a Notary Public and holds certifications in accounting, property management and accounting programs. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Western Carolina University. She is an active volunteer for Habitat Humanity, The Women’s Shelter and her church’s Outreach Ministry.
A native of Winston-Salem, NC, LaShonda currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her daughter and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and boating.
- Samuel E. Butler
Samuel E. Butler
Managing Director, Project Finance
As the Managing Director, Project Finance, Sam leads the management of The Fallon Company’s accounting operations and is an integral member of the underwriting team and responsible for managing corporate and project accounting functions and personnel.
He joined the firm in 2004 and has been instrumental in the financial management of all assets and development projects.
Before joining The Fallon Company, Sam served as the controller for Guild Drilling Company, Inc. and as project accountant for Perini/Kiewit/Cashman.
- Joseph F. Fallon
Joseph F. Fallon
Chief Executive Officer
Joe Fallon established The Fallon Company in 1993 and as the Chief Executive Officer, currently oversees the development and investment operations of the company’s real estate portfolio. Joe’s visionary and collaborative approach is evidenced through decades of work in leading some of Boston’s most coveted development projects, including large-scale mixed-use developments, mixed-income and affordable housing, and projects involving public private partnerships.
A thought leader on urban mixed-use environments, Joe brings a wealth of real estate development experience and a history of creative and productive collaborations with corporate, civic and community partners to each project.
The City of Boston and its residents can attest to Joe Fallon’s superb ability to transform real estate opportunities into places of enduring quality and value, an approach applied to The Fallon Company projects throughout the country.
Throughout the years, Joe has received recognition for contributions in business, real estate, and philanthropy. In 2005, he was chosen as one of The Boston Globe’s eight Bostonians of the Year, was featured in the Boston Business Journal’s People to Watch, and was named Developer of the Year in 2008 by the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Additionally, Irish America Business included him in their 2011 Top 100, and in 2012 Joe was selected by the Real Estate Finance Association (REFA) to receive its annual Robert S. Swain Jr. Distinguished Service Award. In 2015, the Boston Business Journal named him to its Power 50, and in 2013, the publication awarded Joe with its first Visionary Award. He has consistently been cited as a leading industry expert by a variety of U.S.-based media outlets, including Bloomberg, CNBC, Investor’s Business Daily, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
In addition to leading the development of some of the most sought-after residential, hotel, and commercial properties in Boston, Joe has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, WGBH, and the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. He is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and Urban Land Institute and has served previously on the boards of the Boston Harbor Island Alliance, the New England Aquarium, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, and A Better City.
- Michael Fallon
Michael Fallon is responsible for developing and executing The Fallon Company’s growth strategy through acquisitions and development. As President, Mr. Fallon oversees the firm’s investment strategy and national real estate portfolio.
Previously, Michael served as Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice President of The Fallon Company, and as a Materials Expediter for Turner Construction of Boston, Massachusetts. During his tenure at Turner, he was involved in the scheduling, fabrication, and construction of all major structural components of commercial construction projects.
Michael serves on the Boston Market Council and advisory board of Urban Land Institute, and on committees for the Real Estate Finance Association and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. He is also a board member of the Massachusetts State College Building Authority, the Shawn Thornton Foundation and a trustee of The Fallon Company Charitable Foundation.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations and European business and economics from Boston University, a master’s degree in finance from Bentley University, and a master’s degree in construction management from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
- Lydia Deneen
Lydia Deneen is responsible for advancing development and acquisition efforts for The Fallon Company. Working within The Fallon Company’s acquisitions team, Lydia conducts market research, underwriting, assists with due diligence, and works to source new development opportunities. Lydia is also involved in post-acquisition development activities, assisting with leasing, legal, marketing, project strategy, and other aspects of The Fallon Company’s development projects.
Prior to joining The Fallon Company, Lydia worked at Raymond James in the wealth management division. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics from College of the Holy Cross.
- Cesar Ortiz
Based in Raleigh, NC, Cesar Ortiz is involved in all phases of development and construction activities for The Fallon Company’s commercial, residential, and mixed-used projects in the Southeast. As Project Manager, he is responsible for overseeing budgeting and on-schedule project delivery, coordinating with the design team and managing construction efforts including scheduling, permitting, and day-to-day project execution.
Cesar brings many years of project management experience to The Fallon Company and has an extensive construction background in the multi-family and hospitality markets. Cesar has completed his OSHA 30-Hour and 10-hour trainings and is a LEED Green Associate.
- Shawn Seaman
Chief Operating Officer
Shawn Seaman is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all Fallon development projects across the United States. Seaman directs and guides senior construction executives on complex project execution and manages the firm’s existing portfolio by ensuring all projects and assets are meeting established investment criteria and financial hurdles. He also works collaboratively with The Fallon Company’s executive team on corporate growth strategy and execution while leading the enhancement of internal operational, administrative and reporting strategy, processes and infrastructure. Additionally, Shawn oversees the company’s human resources functionality to optimize its resources and effectively operate and grow business in all markets.
Prior to joining The Fallon Company, Shawn served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Suffolk’s healthcare and science & technology divisions, having previously worked as a project manager for the construction firm. Over the course of his career, he has overseen more than six million square feet of construction.
Shawn earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He is also a licensed architect and has received his OSHA 10-hour certification.
- Richard Martini
Executive Managing Director
Richard Martini is responsible for the oversight of all projects from initial concept through opening and operations. He is a registered architect with expertise in mixed-use projects involving complex design and site issues. He is also well-versed in the budget and coordination challenges that require deep experience and finesse to balance the diverse needs of project participants and stakeholders.
Prior to joining The Fallon Company, Richard served as senior vice president of design and construction for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, where he directed more than $6 billion in development and construction projects throughout the U.S. and Canada.
He has received numerous awards over the course of his career, including two international development competitions for Starwood properties. Richard is also a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, the American Institutes of Architects, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
- James L. Heighton
James L. Heighton
Managing Director, Construction
Jim Heighton brings more than 32 years of construction experience on projects ranging from $200,000 to $250 million. As senior vice president, he leverages his expertise in construction logistics, construction project management, conceptual budgeting, contract management, estimating, scheduling, document control, and bidding/negotiation to manage all aspects of the firm’s development projects.
Jim previously was the vice president/operations manager in New England for MorseDiesel/AMEC, one of the largest construction management firms in the United States. He is professionally affiliated with the National Fire Protection Association and the NFPA Building Fire Safety Systems Section and has received his OSHA 30-Hour Training Certification.
- Zac Vuncannon
Managing Director, Raleigh-Durham
Zac Vuncannon leads The Fallon Company’s strategic vision, development pipeline, and asset management portfolio in the Triangle region. Zac brings nearly 20 years of mid-Atlantic development experience to The Fallon Company. Prior to joining the firm he served as investments director for Grubb Ventures in Raleigh. He has extensive experience in the real estate development field as project director, manager, and analyst across a myriad of firms in the mid-Atlantic region.
Zac received a Bachelor of Science degree with special attainments in commerce from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.
- Daniel Guadagnoli
Dan Guadagnoli is responsible for supporting acquisition and development activities across the firm’s portfolio. In his role, Dan works closely with local resources to source potential development opportunities while also supporting ongoing projects and investments through their lifecycles.
Prior to joining The Fallon Company, Dan served in the management consulting division of PwC with a focus on merger and acquisition strategy, supporting clients undergoing large-scale M&A activity. He holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in economics-finance and a master’s degree in finance from Bentley University.
- Chidinma Ihenetu
Executive Assistant to Michael Fallon, President
Chidinma Ihenetu joined The Fallon Company in 2019 as an Executive Assistant. In this role, she provides full administrative support to the President as well as other tasks designed to maximize team productivity. Before joining The Fallon Company, Chidinma worked on the Health Care Investment Research team at Wellington Management Company.
Chidinma holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University and an MBA from HULT International Business School.
- Chris Brunelli
Assistant Project Manager
As Assistant Project Manager, Chris supports The Fallon Company’s development and construction operations, including budgeting, scheduling, permitting and logistics of the firm’s commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects.
Prior to joining The Fallon Company, Chris spent nearly 7 years at Turner Construction, one of the largest construction firms in the U.S., where he held a variety of positions including Assistant Superintendent, Cost Analyst, and Project Engineer. Chris has extensive experience in ground up construction of commercial and residential developments.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology. Chris has completed his OSHA 30-Hour and 10-hour trainings and is a LEED Green Associate.
- Robert Jeffway
Assistant Project Manager
Rob Jeffway is involved with all phases of the Fallon Company’s development and construction activities in the Southeast. He manages the day-to-day construction operations of the firm’s commercial, residential and mixed-use projects as it relates to budgeting, scheduling, permitting and logistics. Rob also works alongside our leasing and property management partners to ensure our buildings and tenants are well taken care of.
Prior to joining The Fallon Company, Rob spent more than six years with Gilbane Building Company, one of the largest construction management firms in the US, working on many complex and high-profile projects in the Boston area.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Quinnipiac University as well as a Graduate Certificate Degree in Construction Management from Northeastern University and a Graduate Degree in Commercial Real Estate from Boston University’s Center for Professional Education. Rob is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute and has his Massachusetts Construction Supervisors License.
- Samantha Usmiller
Samantha Usmiller began her career with The Fallon Company in 2017 as one of the inaugural staff in the newly established Charlotte office. She effectively and efficiently established office protocols and procedures to ensure a successful opening of The Fallon Company’s first Southeast office. As an Administrative Assistant, Samantha provides support to the entire Charlotte team and office visitors. She handles a variety of tasks in order to ensure that all interactions between the organization and its partners are positive and productive.
Samantha is currently enrolled at the University of South Carolina as an Accounting major and is expected to graduate in 2021. Originally from the Chicago area, Samantha relocated to the Carolinas in 2014 where she lives happily with her three pets.
- Michael Carter
Michael Carter is responsible for the underwriting of future developments and acquisitions as well as asset management of The Fallon Company’s existing portfolio. Michael works closely with the investment team to source new deals and supports the firm’s business development objectives.
Prior to joining The Fallon Company, Michael worked at AEW Capital Management where he was responsible for underwriting and market analysis for their value-add/opportunistic fund.
He holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Finance & Accounting and an MBA from Bentley University.
- Lucia Ferejohn
Based in Raleigh, NC, Lucia oversees all administrative functions of the office to ensure efficient operations. In her role, she works directly with the Managing Director and all local staff on a wide range of administrative and office support functions. Lucia was instrumental in the opening of The Fallon Company’s Raleigh office and continues to coordinate office activities in support of the regional development team.
Prior to joining The Fallon Company in 2019, Lucia provided customer support and administrative assistance at a wellness management company and owned a virtual personal training business. Lucia is a distinguished communications graduate of the University of Colorado and served as co-President of Lambda Pi Eta-Delta Gamma Honor Society.
- Benjamin Farrer
Ben Farrer conducts research and analysis to support key decisions in the growth and management of The Fallon Company’s existing portfolio and future developments. He manages, creates, and reviews due diligence and third-party reports while sourcing potential acquisitions and prepares valuations and information needed for strategic planning, fiscal planning, and risk management.
Additionally, Ben assesses benchmark economic activity, real estate transactions, and operating fundamentals in major U.S. markets to analyze the feasibility of proposed development projects. He is responsible for managing pro forma analysis and discounted cash flow models for commercial, hospitality, multifamily, and mixed-use assets in various stages of operation.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Providence College as well as a master’s degree in finance from Bentley University.