About Wilder Balter Partners
Wilder Balter Partners Inc., managed by William G. Balter and Robert H. Wilder, Jr., is a leading developer of new construction, quality homes in the New York Metropolitan area. As a development team, their successes date back to 1975. They have built many high quality senior and family affordable residential communities as well as luxurious single family subdivisions and affordable homes in Westchester, Suffolk, Fairfield counties and the greater Hudson Valley areas.
Robert H. Wilder, Jr. possesses more than 25 years of experience in the real estate development industry and is currently a principal and member of Wilder Balter Partners, LLC formed in 1996 to develop multi-family and single family homes, both affordable and luxury. Mr. Wilder is also a principal of Griffon Associates, Inc., a construction management firm and a principal of WB Residential Communities, Inc., a property management firm. Prior to forming WBP, Mr. Wilder was the sole shareholder of Wilder Property Companies, Inc. which was formed in 1988. Before forming his own development company, Mr. Wilder was a principal and founder of Wilder Richman Corporation and affiliates formed in 1979 and prior to that, he was an Executive Vice President and shareholder in Related Housing Companies.
Mr. Wilder holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University.
William G. Balter, has been involved in real estate development for more than 15 years. Prior to joining with Mr. Wilder to create Wilder Balter Partners, Mr. Balter founded and ran Balter Properties Inc. In the early to mid 1990's, BPI was very active in purchasing and repositioning bank owned real estate. In addition, BPI actively redeveloped several mixed use, commercial and industrial properties. Mr. Balter's focus over the last several years has been on developing luxury and affordable housing in Westchester County.
Mr. Balter holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Skidmore College and a Masters of Science Degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.
John R. Bainlardi, Senior Development Manager, earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany and a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School. For ten years prior to joining the company in the Fall of 2006, he operated a private law practice in Westchester County, representing clients in a broad array of commercial and residential real estate and estate planning matters, including acquisitions, sales, leasing, mortgage finance, land use, zoning, construction, development, landlord/tenant, taxation, business formation, wills and trusts. Before starting his own law practice, he was an associate for three years in the real estate group of a mid-sized law firm located in lower Manhattan. Mr. Bainlardi also manages a closely held, family real estate investment and development company which acquires, develops and manages commercial and residential properties in Westchester County.
Kevin G. Bosworth, Chief Financial Officer, holds a Bachelor's Degree from Saint Michael's College. When he joined the company in the Spring of 2000, he brought his professional experience of 18 years in the real estate arena. This experience spans many areas including financial analysis, asset management and planning, and auditing and internal controls. Mr. Bosworth has held positions such as Director of Operations, Controller, Assistant Controller and Financial Analyst for companies such as International Business Machines in the Real Estate and Construction Division and Corporate Real Estate Staff and Toll Brothers, Inc., a national homebuilder.
Gary E. Friedland, Chief Operating Officer, has twenty years experience in property management, development and affordable housing. Prior to joining WBRES, he was Executive Vice President of a property management company with a 30,000-unit portfolio, specializing in affordable and government-assisted housing. Before entering the private sector, Mr. Friedland was one of New York State's highest-ranking housing officials, serving as Assistant Commissioner of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal for ten years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Political Science from Queens College of the City University of New York.
Christopher M. Giusti, Development Assistant, joined the company in the Fall of 2002. Mr. Giusti assists in all aspects of the acquisition, planning and approval, marketing and construction process for various projects under development. Mr. Giusti earned a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Lehigh University and a Masters Degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.
Linda M. Perry, PHR, Director of Human Resources, has over 20 years of progressive experience in the Human Resources field. Linda joined Wilder Balter Partners in 2000 after serving as HR Administrator in one of our other entities. Ms. Perry is a graduate of the Berkeley College in White Plains and is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Human Resources. Ms. Perry was the inspiration behind our services and programs provided to our employees by our Human Resources. As a result of her efforts, we are able to offer a comprehensive list of programs and services aimed at retaining our excellent work force.
Kathleen H. Rubin, Vice President, Wilder Balter Partners, Inc., has worked for Wilder Balter Partners since July 1992. Ms. Rubin is responsible for the oversight of affordable housing developments throughout the greater metropolitan area of New York and specializes in the complex financing associated with affordable housing including underwriting and securing subsidy and grant financing from Federal, State and Local sources as well as securing conventional financing and investor equity for construction and permanent phases. Ms. Rubin also oversees developments through the construction process, marketing/leasing phase as well as asset management during operations. Prior to joining WBP, Ms. Rubin was the Controller for a New York City based commercial and residential real estate developer. Ms. Rubin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Bryant College, Smithfield, Rhode Island.
James R. Wendling has worked for Wilder Balter Partners since November 2007. Mr. Wendling oversees new developments from inception to completion, including the planning stage, construction, marketing and financial planning. Mr. Wendling holds a Bachelor's Degree in History as well as a Markets and Management Certificate from Duke University, where he attended on a baseball scholarship. He also has been certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP).
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