Anthony A. Casaccio is president of Inland National Development Company, LLC (INDC), a developer of residential, multifamily, hospitality, retail and senior housing properties. He advises on decisions regarding the purchase, zoning, entitlement, development and sale of land and development properties owned by various entities that are part of The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc. In addition, Mr. Casaccio is involved in decisions regarding the development and disposition of assets owned by investment programs sponsored by Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation.
Mr. Casaccio is also responsible for managing INDC’s current portfolio of assets, as well as cultivating the development of new residential, multi-family, hospitality, and retail projects nationwide. Utilizing his extensive experience and key relationships across many asset classes, Mr. Casaccio leads experienced teams through acquisition, development and planned disposition of multi-family residential and commercial projects and the development of hospitality projects.
As a Chicago native with more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Casaccio is personally and professionally committed to the economic growth and cultural enhancement of all communities selected for INDC development projects. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from DePaul University, is a licensed real estate managing broker in the State of Illinois, is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute and the Conservation Foundation Advisory Board and has testified as an expert in the field of land use and zoning. Mr. Casaccio is also a Bank Director for Pan American Bank, an Illinois Community Bank and serves on the Bank’s Loan and Audit Committees.
Thomas (Tom) Lithgow is chief operating officer (“COO”) of Inland National Development Company, LLC. As COO, he provides a day to day oversight, leadership, management, and vision necessary for the implementation of the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, people and systems in place to effectively contribute to the growth and operating efficiency of the organization.
Mr. Lithgow has been employed with different entities within the Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc. since 2004. He initially served as the Director of Due Diligence and has since held various senior leadership positions with other Inland Entities. Before joining Inland, Tom was the Due Diligence Director for Heritage Realty (and its predecessor, Bradley a publicly traded REIT). Prior experience includes stints with MS Management Services, VMS Realty, and LaSalle Partners (now JLL)
Tom has 25 plus years of extensive real estate experience in the areas of asset management, property management, leasing/brokerage, due diligence, acquisitions, and finance. He is an active member of ICSC and is a licensed Real Estate Managing Broker in the state of Illinois. Tom received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting (Cum Laude) from Eastern Illinois University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Wheeler joined The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies in 1982 after three years as Vice President/Finance for another Chicago-area real estate company. As executive vice president of Inland National Development Company, LLC he is responsible for negotiating acquisitions of commercial real estate properties and the subsequent management of those properties in the corporate portfolio.
Mr. Wheeler is also a Director of Inland Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary, Inland Bank and Trust, a $1 billion banking institution located in the Chicago suburbs. Since 1984, he has served on the boards of four other Chicago area banks, twice assuming the role of Chairman.
Mr. Wheeler received his B.A. degree in Economics from DePauw University and an M.B.A. in Finance/Accounting from Northwestern University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a licensed real estate broker.
Robert N. Fontaine, Jr. is vice president and controller for Inland National Development Company, LLC. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing, monthly financial statement reporting and cash flow budgeting, as well as, several construction draw reviews.
Prior to joining Inland National Development Company, LLC, Mr.Fontaine worked in public accounting for eight years. In addition, he served as a controller for an advertising specialty company for 16 years.
Mr.Fontaine graduated from Northeastern IL University with a degree in Economics, minor in Accounting. He is a member of Knights of Columbus and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church as an Usher plus a registered CPA.
John C. Brown is senior vice president of Inland National Development Company, LLC (INDC). He oversees the INDC’s development process and advises the company project managers on decisions regarding entitlement, design, contracting, financing, construction, and operational strategy. In addition, Mr. Brown is involved in decisions regarding the development, re-development, lease-up and disposition of legacy assets owned by investment programs sponsored by Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation.
Mr. Brown utilizes his extensive development and commercial real estate experience in the day-to-day execution of INDC’s construction projects and development strategy by working closely with the company’s experienced team of project managers, acquisition managers, construction engineers, planners, capital markets specialists, asset managers and analysts.
John has more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience across the United States and Canada. He is the ideal professional to execute INDC’s action plans while playing an integral part in the expansion of the INDC platform since he prides himself on being a “team builder” as well. Mr. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from University of Dayton. He joined KPMG in their real estate division, and after four years he joined a client to focus exclusively on commercial real estate. He then went on to a successful career with a Chicago based developer who was national in scope. Prior to joining INDC he consulted to other INLAND entities on the development, re-development and acquisitions of commercial real estate around the country – from apartments to hotels to retail to private educational facilities to mergers & acquisitions of real estate companies. Mr. Brown is real estate broker, member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute, and has been an expert witness on various commercial real estate disputes including environmentally challenged property.
Pamela Stewart is vice president asset management of Inland National Development Company, LLC (“INDC”) and responsible for sourcing new business and managing commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, asset management, financing, development and depositions.
Ms. Stewart joined The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc. in 1995. She holds the Certified Design, Development and Construction (CDP) designation. In additions, she is a licensed real estate managing broker in Illinois, a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) candidate, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR).
David Howat is vice president development of Inland National Development Company, LLC (“INDC”), overseeing the acquisition and entitlement process for vacant land parcels throughout the Midwest, with a focus on the Chicago metropolitan area. Mr. Howat leads a team that handles the detailed financial and budget analysis of acquisitions, entitlement negotiations with municipal authorities, the development process with various permitting agencies and the coordination of construction scheduling. Mr. Howat also oversees operations and a staff of six at LaGrange Pointe, an active independent senior living facility in LaGrange, IL. Mr. Howat joined INDC in January 2005 as a village planner. He holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, and is an Illinois certified managing broker and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Jason Macklin is assistant vice president of development at Inland National Development Company, LLC responsible for sourcing retail, residential, hospitality and mixed-use development opportunities nationwide. In this capacity, Mr.Macklin is involved in the acquisition, financing, design, entitlement, construction, marketing and sales for projects under management.
Prior to joining Inland National Development Company, LLC, Mr.Macklin was an asset manager for Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation, where he was responsible for managing the performance of multiple diverse commercial real estate portfolios in order to maximize the value and returns for its investors. He began his career in Phoenix as a real estate development manager for Armstrong Development, where he managed the acquisition and development for national retail clients throughout the southwest United States.
Mr.Macklin graduated from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He holds a Managing Broker Real Estate License in Illinois and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and International Council of Shopping Centers.
Tom Ness is the director of development for Inland National Development Company, LLC, and has held this position since 2007. In this role, he has delivered 700+ build-ready lots to national and private homebuilders, and has worked with and provided more than $100 million in build-ready lots for top retail chains including Menards, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, JCPenney, Office Max and Meijer.
Mr.Ness began his career in construction management and has worked in many facets of the construction business in the Chicagoland area. From 2001 to 2004 he served as a senior field technician for Engineering Enterprises, where he worked with Fortune 500 national homebuilders and local municipalities. From 2004 to 2007, he worked for a top 10 Chicago private developer and national homebuilder, where he was responsible for managing 20 large-scale residential and commercial developments, totaling $65 million.
Mr.Ness is a graduate of Aurora University and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
P. Zachery Zalar is the director of investments at Inland National Development Company, LLC and is responsible for the identification of new investment opportunities along with day-to-day oversight of ground-up development projects. Additionally, he procures strategic operating and equity partners for each new investment opportunity.
Prior to joining Inland National Development Company, LLC, Mr. Zalar was an Associate Broker and Senior Analyst with Marcus and Millichap. He was responsible for the marketing, underwriting and disposition of regional retail shopping centers and multi-family apartment complexes.
Mr. Zalar has 15 years of combined experience acting in the following capacities: investment manager, landlord, broker, project manager, property manager and developer. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers and holds a real estate license in Michigan.
Mr. Laraia joined the Inland Group of Companies in 1987 and has worked for a variety of Inland organizations and affiliates during this time, gaining invaluable knowledge, insight and expertise in the acquisition, development and management of real estate. With extensive experience in the multi-family, condominium conversion platform, he has been responsible for the overall management and eventual sale and closing of thousands of condominium units within the suburbs of Chicago. Mr. Laraia currently serves as Assistant Vice President of Development for Inland National Development Company, LLC. In his role, Mr. Laraia is responsible for the development, oversight and performance of a portfolio of commercial and multi-family assets.
Frank is a licensed real estate broker and is a member of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®.
Jason Fumo is a project manager for Inland National Development Company, LLC. With more than 15 years of experience in property management, Mr.Fumo oversees the development of single-family homes and purchasing properties for development. He has also been instrumental in more than 1,000 unit condominium conversions.
Prior to joining Inland National Development Company, LLC, Mr.Fumo was employed by Reliable Management Realty, L.T.D. Jason was the Maintenance Project Supervisor overseeing the construction and repairs needed for over 700 condo units throughout the Northwest Suburbs.
Mr.Fumo is a graduate of DePaul University. He is a licensed broker in Illinois and is a member of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®.
Patrick J Gannon is the newest member of the team at Inland National Development Company, LLC and serves as an investments analyst. In this role he is tasked with researching, modeling, and underwriting the financial aspects of any new investment opportunity. He also works closely with the Director of Investments and other Project Leads to keep the budgets of ongoing projects current and accurate.
Prior to joining Inland National Development Company, LLC, Mr. Gannon spent five years in the derivatives markets at the Chicago Board of Trade. Starting as a clerk on the floor in the options trading pits and eventually working his way up to electronically trading commodity futures.
Mr. Gannon graduated from the Farmer School of Business at Miami University with a degree in finance and holds a broker’s license in the state of Illinois.