Gerald M. Higier, Founder, Chairman & Partner
Gerald M. Higier has been in the commercial real estate development business since 1971. Prior to that time, Mr. Higier, a graduate of Columbia University of Law School (1964) practiced as an attorney specializing in real estate law in New York and Miami, Florida.
In 1971, he resigned his partnership in a Miami law firm and started in the shopping center development business. Although a resident of Florida, Mr. Higier started his first development in the New England area for a national discount department store chain. While spending considerable time in New England working on locations, Mr. Higier soon came to realize that the grass was greener in his own backyard. He then started a development program in the mid-1970's with Publix Super Markets as the primary anchor, building neighborhood shopping centers in South Florida.
Since that time, Mr. Higier has developed over 40 centers throughout South Florida totaling in excess of four million square feet.
Mr. Higier has been a lecturer and guest speaker many times at various International Council of Shopping Centers conventions and idea exchanges. He is also a founding member of the ICSC Governmental Affairs Committee and one of its leaders in its early years in Florida.
Marc A. Boucher, President & Partner
Marc A. Boucher joined Southeast Centers, LLC in 1984 as a leasing representative for the Broward County properties. He was initially responsible for the leasing of local in-line space in the centers which Southeast Centers was building at the time, and in 1999 was named President of SEC Commercial Realty Group, Inc. which today handles a portfolio of 29 centers comprising nearly 4mm square feet, as well as various development projects.
Prior to Mr. Boucher's employment with Southeast Centers, LLC, he was chief executive officer of two Chambers of Commerce in the Midwest.
Marc was named the Building Owners and Managers (BOMA) top Leasing professional of 1994 by its’ South Florida group. In 1999 he became the Chief Operations Officer of Southeast Centers, LLC and SEC Commercial Realty Group, Inc. Marc served as 2005 ICSC South Florida Idea Exchange Committee Chairman. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Marc is a graduate of Indiana University.
Todd S. Levine, Chief Financial Officer & Partner
Todd S. Levine joined Southeast Centers, LLC in May 2000. Todd oversees operational and construction budgeting, providing client-centric forecasts for the existing portfolio and development projects, as well as the internal operations of Southeast Centers. He also heads development financing and equity participation efforts, and serves as Southeast's representative for sales, purchases, new construction with third parties, commercial banks and attorneys.
Todd is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida who came to Southeast Centers, LLC from Deloitte & Touche, LLP, where he was a Senior Manager providing audit and advisory services to real estate owners, developers and operators. While at Deloitte and Touche, he was involved in numerous debt and equity offerings and merger & acquisition engagements. Previously, Todd worked at Kenneth Leventhal & Company in Miami where he managed numerous portfolio valuation assignments for institutional investors throughout the U.S.
Todd received a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Tulane University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Todd was born in New York and currently lives in Miami with his wife and two children.
Jeff J. Scott, Vice President of Construction & Partner
Jeff J. Scott joined Southeast Centers, LLC in 1985 and has directed over 2 million square feet of new construction totaling over $100 million in construction contracts. Jeff's responsibilities include conceptual project estimating, due diligence, bidding, contract award, project management, quality control and management and construction of tenant improvements.
In addition to Jeff's other responsibilities, he has provided outside construction management services for Homart Community Centers and for Miller & Solomon General Contractors. Jeff's extensive experience has afforded him the opportunity to oversee construction for both office buildings and retail centers containing such national tenants as Publix. OfficeMax, Winn Dixie, Walgreens, Eckerd, Shoppers Drug Mart, TJ Maxx, Service Merchandise, K-Mart, Ross Dress For Less and Circuit City, as well as numerous local tenants.
Jeff received a Bachelor's Degree in Building Construction from the University of Florida, graduating with high honors. Prior to joining Southeast Centers, LLC, he was employed as a Project Manager for by Tribble & Stephens Company, General Contractors.
Anna Accion, Controller
Anna Acción joined Southeast Centers, LLC in 2007 as the Assistant Controller. Ms. Acción's primary responsibilities include the overseeing of the Accounting Department staff, the management of external and internal accounting, financial reporting, financial budgeting and analysis, and Human Resources.
Before joining SEC, Anna was the Controller at Zurqui Construction and was previously the Assistant Controller at Arellano Construction. In these positions she was responsible for overseeing all items related to financials, owner and subcontractor requisitions, liens, job cost budget and analysis, and Human Resources, as well as maintaining project owner and banking relationships and conducting monthly meetings with Owners and City Officials regarding project costs and schedules. Other responsibilities included overseeing bid process and conducting both oral and written presentations.
Ms. Acción was also the Assistant Controller for Professional Management Inc. where she prepared financials and audit reviews for both wholly owned and Joint Venture companies. These companies' holdings included apartment units, office buildings and condominiums. Other duties included reviewing all staff accountants prepared reports and conducting quarterly property manager seminars.
Anna received her Bachelor's Degree from Florida Atlantic University and has over 20 years of accounting experience. She is also a Florida licensed Real Estate Sales Associate and Mortgage Broker.
Ulises Chirino, Construction Project Manager
Ulises Chirino joined Southeast Centers, LLC in 2001. He is a graduate of the University of Miami with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture and holds a Master's Degree in Construction Management from Florida International University. Ulises is a State Certified General Contractor.
Joseph G. Manno, Senior Leasing Manager
Joseph G. Manno joined SEC Commercial Realty Group, Inc. in 1990 as a Leasing agent and in 2002 was promoted to Senior Leasing Manager. He is responsible for overseeing the leasing professionals who currently handle a portfolio of more than 40 owned and/or managed shopping centers.
Prior to working for SEC Commercial Realty Group, Inc., Mr. Manno spent six years at MH Realty for six years. Joe attended the University of Florida and is a Florida licensed sales associate and member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is married and has three children.
Jason Reisman, Leasing Representative
Jason Reisman joined SEC Commercial Realty Group in 2014 and is responsible for leasing the Central Florida portfolio of ten shopping centers from his base in the Orlando office. Jason began his career in 2002 with Continental Real Estate Companies in Miami, FL as a Leasing Representative before being promoted to a senior role while relocating to Orlando in 2004. It was through this valuable experience that he then earned his next position as a Senior Leasing Representative with New Plan Excel Realty Trust, Inc. After six years of successful leasing of properties for New Plan, which later became Brixmor, Mr. Reisman went on to join Halvorsen Real Estate as Vice President of Leasing where he handled both new and existing projects. Jason is a Florida licensed sales associate and an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Meredith Vogel, Leasing Representative
Meredith Vogel joined SEC Commercial Realty Group in 2015 as the Leasing Representative for our Southeast and Treasure Coast portfolio of Florida properties.
Prior to joining SEC, Meredith worked for Morguard Management Company as their Florida Regional Director of Leasing. During her six year tenure at Morguard, she handled all leasing activities for both anchor and inline tenants in their statewide portfolio. Shas been leasing commercial real estate since 2003. Meredith is a graduate of the University of Florida and is a Florida licensed broker and an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
David A. Fasano, Regional Property Manager/Leasing Representative
David A. Fasano joined Southeast Centers, LLC/SEC Commercial Realty Group, Inc. in 1996 as the west coast Property Manager/Leasing Representative and in 2015 was promoted to Regional Property Manager/Leasing Representative. David's primary responsibilities are to oversee the Leasing, Management and Operations of the Southwest & Central Florida portfolio of shopping centers.
Prior to working for Southeast Centers, LLC, Mr. Fasano worked for The DeBartolo Corporation for 17 years as a Regional Facilities Manager and General Mall Manager.
David graduated from Youngstown State University and is a designated Real Property Administrator by the Building Owners and Manager Institute International. He is a Florida licensed sales associate and member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Fabian Rodriguez, Regional Property Manager
Fabian Rodriguez joined Southeast Centers, LLC/SEC Commercial Realty Group, Inc. in 1994 as a Budget Analyst and in 1995 was promoted to Property Manager. In 2015 he was promoted to Regional Property Manager. Mr. Rodriguez's primary responsibilities are to oversee the Management and Operations of the Southeast Florida & Treasure Coast portfolio of shopping centers.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rodriguez worked for Jack Lupo Realty Group as a Budget Analyst.
Fabian received a Bachelor's degree in Economics, a certificate in Urban & Regional Planning and a certificate in Public Administration from Florida State University. He is a Florida licensed sales associate and member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Greg Scott, Property Manager
Greg Scott joined Southeast Centers, LLC/SEC Commercial Realty Group, Inc. in 2006 as a Construction Project Manager and was soon promoted to Property Manager. His primary responsibility is to manage the portfolio of shopping centers in the Central Florida area.
Greg graduated from of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and served 9 years in the US Army. He holds a State Building Contractor License and has over 15 years of construction experience ranging from construction laborer and apprentice carpenter to estimator, purchasing manager, production manager, and project manager. Mr. Scott has experience with a wide range of construction projects including telecommunications facilities, banks, office buildings, production residential, and retail centers - from design through project close-out. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.