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Wellesley, MA 02481        Phone: (781) 237 – 8880
 

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THE TEAM

Steve O'Connor

Controller

Edward Bell 
Principal

Edward Bell has more than thirty years of real estate experience, serving banks, institutional owners, and individual property owners. Edward’s experience in financial management, physical property rehabilitation, and aggressive marketing, management and leasing has created value for many of the properties throughout the region. 

 

Edward oversees the day-to-day operations of Riverside’s property management team and major capital investment activities.  Edward’s attention to detail and diligence keep the management team focused and ensures that all investors receive the highest possible return on investment. As former President of Fairmark Company, Boston, Edward provided asset management and redevelopment services to financial institutions with foreclosed real estate portfolios. Edward merged Fairmark with Brenner Associates in 1992 to create Riverside Properties. 

 

Edward was also Executive Vice President of Liberty Properties Corp, Boston, where he had primary responsibility for acquisitions. He negotiated the purchases of multi-million dollar industrial properties from companies such as USX, Caterpillar, Eaton, Desoto, and Commercial Union Assurance Company. He was Controller for Private Investment Placements in Boston and a staff accountant and auditor at Coopers & Lybrand. 

 

Edward received his MBA from Northeastern University, Boston, and his BA from American University, Washington DC.

 

Phone: (781) 237-8880 x226

Email: edbell@riversideprop.com

Brett has more than 10 years of real estate acquisition and redevelopment experience.  Brett is responsible for identifying new investment opportunities for Riverside and developing strategic plans for each project.  He also oversees all permitting and development activities within Riverside’s portfolio.

 

Prior to joining Riverside, Brett worked at Prudential Real Estate Investors (PGIM). At PGIM, Brett worked for their PRISA II investment fund, assisting in the management of over $3 billion of mixed-use, residential and retail developments across the United States and underwriting potential investments for the fund. 

 

In addition to Brett's work for PRISA II, he led PREI's Global Sustainability Committee, which oversees the company's efforts surrounding environmental awareness and energy efficiency across all real estate investments. Brett's role for the Global Sustainability Committee was to develop a framework for the company to implement energy efficient solutions that would reduce operating expenses and increase values for all properties in PREI's global regions. 

Brett graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Economics and a B.S. in Integrated Business & Engineering. 

 

Phone: (781) 237-8880 x219

Email: blevy@riversideprop.com

 

 

Brett Levy
Principal

David Mooney
Dir. Operations

Dave has over twenty years of real estate industry experience managing commercial office, retail, residential and light industrial properties.  He holds Building Owner’s and Manager’s Institute certifications as a Real Property Administrator and as a Facility Management Administrator.  He specializes in the management of commercial properties and construction management.  Dave is a retired Army Engineer Officer and served twenty nine years in the active Army and Army Reserve, retiring in 2009 at the rank of Colonel. 

 

Dave directs all operations for the Riverside's portfolio.  Prior to joining Riverside, Dave served briefly as a Senior Property Manager and Acting Director of Commercial Properties with HallKeen Management, Norwood, MA.  Prior to that he served for 18 years as a Property Manager at The Widewaters Group in Syracuse, NY where he managed a commercial portfolio that included office, retail, and industrial properties from Maine to Florida and West to Illinois.  After his active Army service, he spent four years with Syracuse Housing Authority where he worked as a Special Projects and Construction Project Manager.  His military service included Command of two Army Brigades and service as Chief of Staff of the Army’s 98th Division in Rochester, NY.  Dave received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Rhode Island where he majored in Environmental Sciences (Resource Development).  He holds a Master’s Degree in Urban & Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. 

 

 

Phone: (781) 237-8880 x230

Email: dmooney@riversideprop.com

 

 

Caroline joined Riverside's accounting department as a staff accountant in 2007.  She quickly became interested in property management and began leasing apartments for the company in 2009.  Caroline transferred to the property management department and was promoted to Property Manager in 2012.  As Property Manager, Caroline manages the day-to-day operations of all commercial and residential properties, prepares year end reconciliations and budgets, and supervises the leasing of residential properties.  She also manages Riverside’s main office.   

 

Prior to joining Riverside, Caroline worked in a variety of accounting and management positions.  She was Central Station Supervisor and Accountant for Advanced Alarms and Assistant Property Manager & Cost Accountant for Simeone Builders. 

Caroline received her Accounting degree from Northeastern University in Boston.  

 

Phone: (781) 237-8880 x217

Email: CMcGovern@riversideprop.com

Diane Ashen 

Property Manager

Diane joined Riverside in 2016 as assistant property manager.   She comes from a professional background of more than 25 years in hospitality and retail management.

 

Promoted to property manager in 2018, Diane is responsible for the day- to- day operation of all commercial and retail properties, oversees our maintenance department, and supervises the unit turnover program.  She also manages the Riverside main office.

 

Prior to joining Riverside, Diane worked with Boston based Winston Flowers, as Director of Retail and with Four Seasons Hotels as Chef Concierge and Director of Residences.

 

Phone: (781) 237-8880 x215

Email: DAshen@riversideprop.com

Steve has been with Riverside Properties for more than twelve years and oversees all  of the day-to-day accounting functions and financial reporting.  

 

Prior to Riverside Properties, Steve was responsible for accounting management and financial reporting  for a national direct mail and travel company and a publically held restaurant chain.  He graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in business administration.

 

Phone: (781) 237-8880 x225

Email: SOConnnor@riversideprop.com