DMR Architects is based 777 Terrace Ave. in Hasbrouck Heights
By Joshua Burd
DMR Architects has announced new hires in business development, planning and interior design, the latest additions to its growing team.
The firm, which is based in Hasbrouck Heights, said Ramon M. Hache Sr. joins its business development team with several years of public service and more than two decades of experience in the financial services industry. He is a current member of the Bergen County Board of Commissioners, where he serves as chair of the community development and information technology committees and as a member of the Bergen County parks, public works and planning and engineering committees.
Hache also served as Ridgewood’s mayor from 2018 to 2020 and as a council member from 2016 to 2018, according to a news release. DMR touted his role in advancing economic development, job growth and the attraction of new retail to the village’s downtown through a series of infrastructure projects and updating permitted uses in the central business district.
In the private sector, the firm said Hache brings more than 20 years of experience working at JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank and HSBC in the roles of chief operating officer and head of sales. He holds a degree in business administration from Marist College.
Meantime, Gabe Bailer joins DMR’s planning department with more than 20 years of experience as a professional planner, the firm said. He has worked with municipalities and private developers, focusing on mixed-use and downtown development, historic preservation and revitalization, representing planning and zoning boards and providing professional planning testimony.
Bailer previously worked in economic development for the township of Cranford, which was previously recognized as a 2018 Great Place by the New Jersey chapter of the American Planning Association and as the state’s No. 1 downtown in 2018 and 2019 by NJ.com. He is a New Jersey licensed professional planner and earned certification with the American Institute of Certified Planners, the news release said, adding that he is a board member of Downtown New Jersey.
DMR also said Bailer received his master of urban planning from Hunter College and bachelor’s in geography from the University at Buffalo.
Joining the firm’s interior design team is Joelle Nasr, who brings six years of experience in educational, municipal and residential projects, the news release said. She spent the first four years of her career working in interior design in Beirut, Lebanon, focusing on residential projects, and has designed spaces in educational and municipal facilities since moving to the U.S.
Nasr has a master’s in interior architecture and design and a bachelor’s in design and applied arts from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik – USEK in Beirut, Lebanon.
“We are thrilled that professionals with the breadth of business acumen, experience and local contacts will be joining our firm,” said Lloyd Rosenberg, CEO and president of DMR Architects. “We know Ramon, Gabe and Joelle will provide creative solutions and generate new opportunities for DMR and our clients.”