By Joshua Burd
Levin Management Corp. has bolstered its in-house team with the addition of a new vice president of construction and development.
The real estate services firm announced recently that it had hired Maxim Gagneron for the position. With more than 15 years of related experience, he will work closely with LMC’s property management and leasing teams to oversee all construction and development activities within the company’s 100-property portfolio.
“Maxim is a highly regarded industry professional with a tremendous knowledge of today’s commercial real estate landscape,” said Matthew Harding, president of North Plainfield-based LMC. “As Levin Management continues to grow its portfolio, the volume of our development activity — for new projects and expansions/renovations — also is increasing.
“Maxim’s insight, leadership and depth of experience make him an immediate asset for our company and clients.”
Gagneron’s experience includes overseeing all phases of multimillion-dollar infrastructure, retail, commercial, hospitality and residential construction and development projects for government and private-sector clients, LMC said in a news release. The South Orange resident joins the firm from Normandy Real Estate Partners in New York, where he served as director of project management.
LMC’s construction-related services range from fitting out individual tenant spaces to complete shopping center renovations, property expansions and full redevelopments of retail and other commercial properties.
“Levin Management is a highly accomplished firm, and its culture of teamwork and client-focused approach are attractive to me,” Gagneron said. “I’m excited for the opportunity to advance my career here and look forward to helping expand the company’s strong northeast market position, and bring new value-add opportunities to existing properties within Levin’s portfolio.”
Prior to Normandy, Gagneron spent 12 years with Thor Equities LLC, where he was vice president of construction, and five years with Skanska USA Building Inc., where he served as project manager on large-scale projects ranging from $40 million to $7 billion in value.
He earned a bachelor’s in building construction management from Purdue University.