The Team

Peter Braverman

Vice Chairman

Peter has served as the President of Winthrop Management since March 2013 and now serves as Vice Chairman overseeing the commercial portfolio. He is the former President and Trustee as well as Executive Vice President/Vice Chairman of Winthrop Realty Trust. Winthrop Realty Trust is a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust and affiliate of the company. In addition, Peter has served as Executive Vice President of Winthrop Realty Partners, L.P., since 1996.

With Winthrop, Peter has acquired over $12 billion of real estate, including 85,000 apartment units, 50 million square feet of office, retail, and industrial assets and 10,000 hotel rooms. Winthrop Realty Partners has managed those assets in addition to more than 500 limited partnerships, of which an excess of 30 were publicly reporting with over 100,000 investors, as well as five publicly traded REITS.

Peter served as Director and President of Shelbourne Properties, a group of three publicly traded real estate investment trusts from 2002 until their liquidation in 2004. In addition, he was the President of Newkirk Realty Trust, a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust. Prior to 1996, Peter was Executive Vice President of National Property Investors, an investment and property management firm owning over 60,000 apartment units. He also served as Vice President of Fischbach Corporation, a NYSE traded international construction firm.

Peter holds a BS from Cornell University and a JD from Emory University School of Law.

Thomas Staples

Senior Vice President of Finance

Thomas has been involved with the Winthrop group since 1995. He served as Winthrop’s Chief Financial Officer and was the Chief Financial Officer of Winthrop REIT. Thomas previously served as Assistant Treasurer of the Shelbourne Entities and Chief Financial Officer of Newkirk. Prior to joining Winthrop, Thomas was the Chief Financial Officer at Sanborn Inc. and Corporate Controller of Perini Investment Properties, Inc. He’s a certified public accountant and was with Arthur Andersen for seven years.

Thomas holds an MBA from Babson College and a BS from Colby College.

Mark Johns

Chief Information Officer

Mark Johns joined Winthrop in January 2011 as Chief Information Officer and brings 20 years of information technology experience. Prior to joining Winthrop, he worked at Ipsen Pharmaceuticals. Mark attained his MBA from Nichols College and a B.Sc. in Management Information Systems from the University of Connecticut.

Tracey Martensen

Human Resources Director

Tracey joined Winthrop in April 2007 and directs the company’s Human Resources and Payroll Departments. Prior to joining Winthrop, Tracey served as the Human Resources Director for The Greater Boston Food Bank. She also spent 11 years at the global consulting firm, Arthur D. Little, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she was the Human Resources Director and served as the Company’s Affirmative Action Officer.

Tracey previously worked as Office Manager for a specialty advertising company in Salt Lake City and attended Utah State University. Tracey holds a degree in Human Resources Management from Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Zack Barron

Vice President, Budgeting and Administration

Mr. Barron joined Winthrop in September of 2013. From 2008–2013, he served as the Managing Director of Asset Management with Metropolitan Properties of America and as their Portfolio Accounting Manager prior to that. From 2004–2008, he worked for Centex Homes in both Acquisitions and Corporate Finance roles in their Detroit, Southern California, and Phoenix divisions.

Mr.Barron is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a BBA and Masters in Accounting from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Securities Analysts Society. When he is not busy obsessing over the performance of the New England Patriots and Michigan Wolverines football teams, he is busy reading non-fiction history books.

residential management team

William Hamilton

Executive Vice President

William joined Winthrop Management in 2010. A commercial real estate industry veteran, he has 20 years of experience working in all facets of property management including asset and portfolio management, risk management, information technology, leasing and operations.

During the course of his professional career, William has held several senior-level executive management positions in the commercial and residential real estate industry including President, Chairman, Principal and Executive Vice President. He has been responsible for the management of the REIT assets for a luxury 90-property portfolio; led the information technology group for a 140-property, multi-family portfolio; developed the infrastructure to facilitate the growth of a 21-property portfolio to a 123-property portfolio; and enhanced and consolidated the real estate and management portfolios of an Atlanta-based real estate development company. In addition, he was responsible for the lease-up and stabilization of a 7,500-unit Florida apartment portfolio; assisted in the management of a multi-family real estate portfolio valued in excess of $6 billion; established the asset management department for 22 public funds comprising 200 real estate assets; and served as operational supervisor of a portfolio including 50,000 multi-family units and eight million square feet of commercial and industrial space.

William earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina. He holds the C.P.M. designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management, is a licensed Georgia Real Estate Broker, and both a Georgia and Florida Property & Casualty Insurance Broker.

Jeff Cruz

Regional Vice President

Jeff Cruz recently joined the Winthrop Management team and brings more than 18 years of industry experience to his position as Regional Vice President. In his current position, he oversees a portfolio including six residential properties comprising more than 1,700 units.

Before joining Winthrop Management, Jeff was an area Vice President for a Houston-based property management firm with a portfolio including 10 conventional assets comprising 2,500 units.  In that capacity he served as acting regional property manager for six of the 10 assets, responsible for cash flow management, associate recruiting, income projections and weekly reporting to executive management. In addition, Jeff has served as regional property manager in various markets in Texas and California, including properties housing a large concentration of Katrina victims, as well as area Vice President and Regional Manager for several large residential portfolios.

Ann Henderson

Regional Vice President

Ann brings more than 30 years of professional experience to the Winthrop Management team. Originally from Pennsylvania, Ms. Henderson has resided and worked in the Southeastern United States for the majority of her property management career.

Combining sharp financial acumen and people management skills, Ann supervises a 1600 unit portfolio located in the metropolitan Atlanta area.

Ann Henderson joined Winthrop Management in 2010, following ten years as a principal in a Georgia-based subcontracting firm providing services including asset management, repositioning of multifamily apartment communities for disposition, day-to-day operational oversight, marketing plans and lease-up strategies, site and storage facility audits, and due diligence. Prior to that position, Ann has held numerous management positions such as regional vice president, district manager, division manager and asset manager for National Property Investors, Ledic Management, Summit Properties and Pinnacle Management located in the Southeast and Midwest.

Ann Henderson holds the IREM CPM (Certified Property Manager) designation and is also a licensed real estate broker in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Ann has been an active member of IREM Chapter 67 in Atlanta, Georgia since 1994; and a member of IREM North Carolina Piedmont Chapter 105 since 1987. Respected as an industry leader, Ann Henderson is also the past treasurer and president of the NAA Chapter, the Triangle Apartment Association; and has participated in various IREM and NAA committees throughout her career. Ann and her family make their home in northeastern Georgia and she enjoys spending time walking, reading and knitting.

Nicole McQuarry

Regional Vice President

Nicole McQuarry, Regional Vice President, is a well-respected and seasoned professional with a myriad of strengths and knowledge. Nicole McQuarry began in property management in the Southern California market and moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in the mid 90s.

She started her career with Fairfield Residential and worked her way up to greater levels of responsibility during a ten year span. Nicole joined Greystar Real Estate Partners in 1999 and during her tenure held various positions: Senior Regional Manager, Regional Vice President; culminating in 2008 as Senior Vice President responsible for a portfolio of 11,548 units in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area.

Nicole McQuarry’s current responsibilities include the supervision of seven communities in the Dallas area, comprised of AAA+ profile and 2,474 units. To Winthrop Management, Nicole brings a vast understanding of the components of financial performance, aggressive marketing and rent plans, and the importance of staff development and support. Long active in the National Apartment Association – Dallas/Fort Worth chapter, Nicole currently holds the following designations: National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP), Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) and is currently a candidate for Certified Property Manager (CPM). Nicole is also an Apartment Association of Tarrant County (AATC) Lyceum graduate as well as, a Texas Apartment Association (TAA) Lyceum graduate. Nicole and her family reside in the metro Dallas, TX area and Nicole pursues a variety of interests such as dancing, creative arts, and sports.

Douglas C. Miner

Regional Vice President

Douglas joined Winthrop Management in 2010 and has more than 35 years of real estate development experience and 20 years successfully performing at a senior level in real estate finance and operations of income-producing properties.

He has more than $2 billion of hands-on, at-risk experience developing and managing income-producing real estate properties. He holds a number of licenses and certifications including Securities Dealer, Financial Principal, Commodities Advisor, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Appraiser, Registered Environmental Property Assessor, Certified Environmental Assessor and Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor.

Douglas’ real estate experience includes commercial real estate development of multifamily and commercial real estate in excess of $230 million, acquisitions and divestitures, construction and property management. He was the lead negotiator for multi-million, multi-property acquisitions valued in excess of $1.2 billion, was responsible for acquisition and conversion of 400 apartment units, development of 500 multifamily condominium units valued in excess of $100 million, and served as chief financial officer for a portfolio of 55 multifamily and 10 commercial projects located in 19 states.

Douglas served in the United States Infantry as an officer and company commander and was awarded the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal and two Purple Hearts.

Commercial management team

Thomas Harrington

Regional Vice President

Thomas joined Winthrop Management in 1999, and today serves as General Manager of U.S. Steel Tower, one of the largest office buildings in the world with 2.3 million rentable square feet, and home to a number of Fortune 500 companies.

As Regional Vice President, he oversees Winthrop Management assignments in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Virginia and parts of New York and Kentucky.

Thomas has more than 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. He has served as Property Manager for another landmark Pittsburgh office tower and oversaw a larger retail property portfolio covering four states. A recent Past-President of the Building Owners and Managers Association in Pittsburgh, Thomas began his real estate career in construction management and is today a licensed real estate broker in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In 1986, he earned the distinguished RPA designation from the Building Owners and Managers Institute International.

Florence Barbour

Regional Vice President

Florence joined Winthrop Management in 2007 with more than 31 years of property management experience. Before joining the company she acted as a General Manager for CarrAmerica Realty and Parthenon Realty within the Atlanta office portfolio.

She has also spent years in the Dallas, Memphis and Tampa markets throughout her career as a Senior Property Manager with a large portfolio of office properties while working with Trammell Crow Company and Weston Companies. Her expertise has been in tenant relations, tenant construction and overseeing base building construction with several “out of the ground” projects including the Wells Fargo highrise building in downtown Tampa, the mid-rise Porsche building in Atlanta and The Art Institute building in Atlanta.

Florence has been extremely active over the years with BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association). She has served as 1994 President-Elect for the BOMA Greater Tampa Bay and 2008 Preisdent for the BOMA Georgia organization while also serving on committees on the Regional and International BOMA levels. She was awarded the Atlanta association’s “Manager of the Year” award in 2006 and the “Huey Award” (a lifetime achievement award) in 2011. She is also active in other industry associations such as CREW (Commercial Real Estate for Women), IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) and ACBR (Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors).

Florence holds the distinguished industry designations of RPA and CPM. She also has a Georgia Real Estate License and a Florida Real Estate License.