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Awais Ahmad – Senior Sales Associate

Awais Ahmad recently joined Legend Properties after working in the investment banking industry.  Prior to joining Legend Properties, Awais was in the investment banking industry for over 15 years.  During his time in the investment banking business, Awais worked at NatWest Markets, RBC Dain, Glocap and UBS.

At Legend Properties, Awais will be focused on transactions in the Hospitality (hotels and restaurants), Retail and Multi-unit residential (apartment complexes) industries.  Awais has an extensive network of private equity investors and strategic investors, both domestically and on an international basis. Awais is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 610-941-4034 Ext. 126

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Maria Rita Aristone – President

Maria Rita Aristone brings over 26 years of experience in retail leasing and tenant representation.

She began her career working for DePetris Realty Group in 1982 as administrative assistant to James J. and Michael DePetris. She also worked with Jim DePetris at KoDe Development, a shopping center development company that was formed in 1985. When the DePetris family formed Legend Properties, Inc. in 1990, Maria joined as a sales associate and was later named Vice President and partner in 1998. In September 2006 she was named President of Legend Properties.

She has been an active member of ICSC since 1982, and has been part of its PA/NJ/DE committee for over 10 years. She was Operations Co-Chairperson from 2002-2005. She has also moderated many panels for ICSC throughout the years.

She has had a stellar career representing both shopping center owners and tenants in the Delaware Valley and Central New Jersey regions. She enjoys strong, long time relationships in these areas for many years. As a listing agent she has leased hundreds of stores over the years. As a tenant representative she has handled such accounts as Bike Line, Michaels, AT&T Wireless, Old Navy, Starbucks, and Red Wing Shoes, just to name a few.

In her role as President, Maria oversees the Legend sales force, as well as the operations and marketing departments.

In addition to being a member of ICSC, she served on the Board of Directors for W.I.R.R.E.

She graduated from St. Maria Goretti High School in South Philadelphia, attended real estate and finance classes at Temple University, and graduated from The Paralegal Institute of Philadelphia in 1987.

Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 856-231-1010 Ext. 202

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Jean Bialoskorski – Vice President of Corporate Services/Accounting

As Vice President of Corporate Services, Jean coordinates and manages the executive team while assisting in the daily operations of all satellite offices. A team member since day one, she oversees the talent and guidelines of all offices, while making sure the nuts and bolts of the operation run smoothly. Jean is a 20 year member of the ICSC and is a licensed New Jersey agent.

Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 610-941-4034 Ext. 110

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 David DePetris – Principal

A Licensed Broker-Salesperson and Principal of Legend Properties, Inc., David DePetris has over 19 years experience in retail commercial brokerage. David has an outstanding track record in leasing centers for Landlords and has also been successfully involved in a number of Tenant Representative accounts such as Ace Hardware, Arby’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Great Clips for Hair.

David is Office Manager of the Conshohocken office. He is also a member of the company’s Executive Management Team. He is a member of ICSC.

Prior to joining Legend Properties, Inc., was a CPA with Ernst and Young and Bowman and Company. David graduated from Villanova University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.

Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 610-941-4034 Ext. 107
Cell: 856-912-1165

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James DePetris – CEO and Broker of Record

As Chief Executive Officer and Broker of Record of Legend Properties, Inc. James DePetris brings over 31 years experience in retail leasing and development to his leadership of the company.

He began his own brokerage company, DePetris Realty Group, Inc in 1980, leasing for major Landlords in eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, New England and Florida, and doing site development work for expanding national chains. As a general partner in KoDe Development, he began developing shopping centers in 1985, completing 16 projects totaling over 1.5 million square feet of retail space.

In 1995 Jim DePetris became Chief Executive Officer of Legend Properties, Inc. and he has since led the company to phenomenal growth, successfully establishing Legend Properties, Inc. as a dominant company in the retail brokerage business. Besides expanding the company to three locations, he launched Legend Properties, Inc. into the property management business with Legend Management Services, Inc.

Mr. DePetris has been an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers since 1979. A frequent mediator at ICSC retailer panels, Mr. DePetris has also been a spokesman for the Urban Land Institute and the American Appraisal Institute.

As a retail tenant representative, Jim handles a number of clients including: The Big M divisions: Annie Sez and Mandee, Michaels Crafts, Chili’s (Quality Dining) and Modell’s Sporting Goods. While his focus has been on retail brokerage in past years, his development experience has been extremely instrumental in finding sites for shopping centers, leasing retail space, development consulting and arranging joint ventures.

In 2002 he launched his development company DEPG Associates. which has been developing shopping centers in the Pocono Mountains area of PA, Coatesville, PA, Schnecksville, PA, Pike County, PA and Dennis Township, NJ.

Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 610-941-4034 Ext. 108

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Jamie DePetris – Senior Development Finance Manager

Bio coming soon…

Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 610-941-4034 Ext. 116

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 Michael DePetris – Principal

Michael is a Principal of Legend Properties, Inc. and one of the founding members of Legend Properties when it opened for business in 1990.

Mike is a member of ICSC.  He specializes in Center City, Philadelphia leasing along with handling leasing, sales, listings on the Main Line and throughout Pennsylvania. Mike has done tenant representation, representing such clients as Aaron Rents, Micro Center and Urban Bricks Pizza.

Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 610-941-4034  Ext. 135

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Steven J. DePetris, CCIM – Principal

Steven DePetris is a Principal of Legend Properties, Inc and manager of its Cherry Hill Office. One of the founding partners of Legend Properties, Inc., DePetris is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and a member of the Southern New Jersey Development Council and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Steven’s areas of expertise are tenant representation and site selection. In particular, he has excelled working with restaurant/retail chains at various stages of expansion, and most enjoys the task of bringing a newly expanding chain into the Philadelphia marketplace.

Understanding the dynamics of developing and implementing a strategic market plan for multiple sites has been the key to many successful expansions. Mr. DePetris currently represents Petco, Yogurtland, Chili’s and TD Bank. Retailers as diverse as Friendly’s, Boston Market, Best Friends Pet Resorts and Salons, Bertucci’s, Fuddruckers, Lost City, Einstein Bagels, Arby’s, Eckerd Drugs, and Save-A-Lot have also looked to Steve for his brokerage abilities and knowledge of the marketplace.

In the area of restaurant dispositions, Mr. DePetris has handled the disposition of approximately 35 Roy Roger Restaurants, 41 Pizza Hut Restaurants, 8 Surplus MRO-Mid Atlantic Fast Food properties, 5 Boston Market Properties, 3 Taco Bell Properties, 3 KFC Restaurant properties, and 2 Shoney’s Properties.

In the area of retail leasing, Mr. DePetris’ experience includes The Shops at Liacouras at Temple University, Temple University’s Entertainment & Community Education Center, Greater Germantown Housing Development Corporation redevelopment project at Chelten & Wayne Avenue in Philadelphia, Mount Airy USA retail and mixed use projects on Germantown Avenue; Teres Holding projects at 40th & Chestnut, 4001 Chestnut Street, and 104 40th Street at University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to Legend Properties, Inc., Mr. DePetris was Mid Atlantic Director for KoDe Development Associates in Norfolk, Virginia. In that position he gained extensive development experience in land assemblage, contract/leasing negotiation, pro-forma analysis, project management, and CAD programs.

After graduating in 1982 from the U. S. Naval Academy with a major in Mechanical Engineering, Mr. DePetris spent six years in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program serving on the USS Virginia and the Nuclear Mobile Training Team.

Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 856-231-1010 Ext. 203

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Alan Dinenberg – Vice President

Alan’s real estate career has expanded over the last twenty plus years.

He began his career in the parking garage/lot development field. He traveled from Boston to Florida developing parking structures for two major operators on the East Coast.

He also did a short stint developing retail sites for a local developer before venturing into the retail end of the business.

Alan also owned and operated a small chain of video stores located in the Delaware County area. After selling his business, he went into the brokerage field with Colliers Lanard & Axilbund and then on to Legend Properties, Inc.

Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 954-414-8099
Cell Phone: 610-420-1600

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Nicole Dudek – Executive Assistant

Since 2001, Nicole has been Executive Assistant for both Legend Properties and Legend Management LLC.  Nicole assists both management and sales agents with daily needs and marketing material.

Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 610-941-4034 Ext. 100

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Lisa Freund-Cooley – Sales Associate

Bio Coming Soon…

Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 610-940-4034 Ext. 127

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Scott Houston – Marketing Specialist

Scott joined Legend Properties in 2020 as a Marketing Specialist.  He has over 21 years experience in marketing.  He is based in our Conshohocken office.

Email: [email protected]
Office Number: 610-941-4034 Ext. 105

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Charles Markman – Property Accountant

Charles Markman joined Legend Properties in 2019 as Property Accountant.

Email[email protected]

Phone:  610-941-4034 Ext. 104

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R. Douglas Olmstead, Jr., P.E. – Development Manager

R. Douglas Olmstead, Jr., P.E. joins DEPG with over 40 years experience in development management. Focusing primarily on the Pocono region, Mr. Olmstead offers expert oversight on developments such as, Smithfield Gateway, Summit Square, Route 611 Plaza, Mary Ann’s Plaza and Butler Plaza.

Doug is a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania in Civil Engineering with additional focus in Transportation and Environmental studies in post-graduate work.  Throughout his career, he has been involved in the planning, design and construction of numerous residential and commercial projects throughout Northeast Pennsylvania.  The depth of his design experience has involved all facets of a project from initial planning to detailed design of the stormwater, water, sewerage systems, as well as the permitting, public presentation and construction observation of the project.  His experience also extended to both the private and public sector.

Public service is a key element in Mr. Olmstead’s career which has ranged from the Rotary Club, Dale Carnegie, United Way, the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce and the Pocono Health System to professional service organizations such as Monroe CARE and the Monroe County Vocational and Technical Institute.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 610-941-4034 Ext. 141

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Stephanie Reed – Property Manager

Stephanie Reed joined Legend in 2020 as a Marketing Specialist.  She is based in our Conshohocken office.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 610-941-4034 Ext. 105

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James Smith – Sr. Sales Associate

Jim Smith

James Smith joined Legend in 2018 as Senior Sales Associate.  He is based in our Conshohocken office and covers the Lehigh Valley market.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 610-941-4034 Ext. 144

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