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Richard Branca

President 

Richard has been the President of Branca Properties Inc. and Bergen Engineering Co. since taking over for his parents, Inez and Barney Branca, in 1980. With more than 44 years of experience in general construction, construction management and property development, Richard guides the BPI team with his invaluable expertise. Richard is also the Principal Partner of Concord Hospitality Enterprises, an international hotel management and development company based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering and Business Administration from the University of Colorado and is a professionally licensed engineer in the states of New Jersey, Colorado and Texas. Richard enjoys reading the newspaper (every inch of it) and spending time with his family.


 

Gavin Daniel

Vice President of Real Estate

As VP of Real Estate, Gavin is responsible for overseeing the operations of the BPI portfolio including leasing, marketing, property management and acquisitions. Prior to joining BPI, Gavin oversaw the leasing of a 3.5 million square foot industrial and office portfolio for a leading New Jersey developer and spent a number of years on the brokerage side of the industry. Gavin holds a B.S. in Marketing from Salisbury State University, and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in New Jersey. His professional affiliations include NAIOP-NJ and IOREBA. In his free time, Gavin enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and German Shepherd dogs, getting away to Vermont, and competing in triathlons.

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Derrick Leikness

Controller

Derrick joined BPI in 1995, and is responsible for asset management and issuance of all financial reports and recommendations related to the company. On a daily basis, Derrick oversees all financial aspects including issuing budgets, developing projections, and ensuring tax and accounting compliance. Derrick holds a B.S. in Accounting from Rutgers University and a M.S. in Taxation from Seton Hall University. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New Jersey.  Derrick is very active in his home community of East Brunswick by coaching recreational and travel sports programs. He enjoys spending any spare time with his friends and family.


 

Lindsey Branca

Principal

Lindsey began her career in New York City, working as a business manager for fashion design and public relations companies. She joined Branca Properties in 2013 to assist in accounting and office operations. She holds a B.A. from Boston College, an M.B.A from Columbia University School of Business, and a M.S. in Nutrition and Applied Physiology from Columbia University. Lindsey enjoys horseback riding, living in Brooklyn, and raising all three of the BPI office dogs (while at work!).

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