Build Green on Brown


Mark Geall

Mark handles all aspects of site selection and due diligence, regulatory review, design development, capital structure, grant applications, fund raising and project management, including compliance with the US Green Building Council's LEED program. Prior to founding Tanesay Development, Mark worked for a Denver-based debt fund that provided capital for the redevelopment of industrial sites. Before moving to Denver, Mark was Assistant Regional Counsel for the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Chicago. He led clean up project teams comprised of environmental engineers, financial analysts, and toxicologists. He handled remedial and removal Superfund actions from site assessment to closure. He tried cases under many federal environmental statutes, including air, water, CERCLA, FIFRA, RCRA, EPCRA and others. As part of this work, Mark tracked the changes in Brownfields law from its inception with prospective purchaser agreements, comfort letters, and later the Brownfields amendments to CERCLA. While at the EPA, he brokered deals with dozens of corporations to return contaminated land to beneficial use. He was also the Midwestern regional expert for supplemental environmental projects (SEPs), a settlement tool that saved corporations millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements.

Mark spent a year at the United States Department of Justice as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago. He handled all aspects of discovery, motion practice and trials. His cases varied from prosecuting medicare and HUD fraud to defending Title VII discrimination and tort cases.

Mark attended Cornell University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English and History. He was awarded a Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He also received a Masters of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Bob Angevin

Robert assists the principals of Tanesay Development in creating and implementing development strategy. Robert has 20 years' experience in the commercial real estate industry with a focus on finance, development and asset management. Robert currently is a Principal and Founder of Starbuck Capital LLC, a Chicago-based real estate development, asset management and investment firm founded in 2001. Before founding Starbuck Capital LLC, Robert held senior management positions with JMB Properties, Bank of California and Deloitte & Touche LLP. Robert received a BA from Williams College and a Master of Real Estate from The University of Southern California.

Thomas A. Foos

Thomas A. Foos is Senior Vice President and Co-Founder of ACCEL Real Estate and Development Group. Tom brings over 12 years of professional experience in architectural design, construction, acquisition and development of major real estate projects to ACCEL. He has successfully managed a wide variety of development projects including luxury high-rise condominiums, rental apartments, and commercial retail and high-rise office buildings.

Thomas has extensive hands-on experience as an owner's representative. In this capacity, he works with owners to define project objectives, oversees quality control, and successfully procure and manage third-party consultants and contractors. He is known for his ability to manage complicated projects successfully in terms of both cost and schedule.

Prior to joining ACCEL, Tom served as Vice President of Forest City Enterprises where he managed the entitlement, design and construction of the $800 million Museum Park Development, a 3,000 unit multi-phase residential community in Chicago's near south side.

Tom also served as Regional Construction Manager at Prentiss Properties (now Brandywine Realty Trust) and Construction Manager at Hines Interests Limited where he was responsible for all construction activities for projects totaling more than $50 million and 1.5 million square feet of commercial office and retail development, tenant improvements and capital improvements.

Tom made the transition to Real Estate Development after several years as a project architect for nationally renowned architecture firms including Gensler and Barton Malow Design. He was an integral member of award-winning design teams completing national retail roll-out, commercial office interior, building rehabilitation, and stadium and arena projects.

Away from work, Tom serves as Treasurer for the Shedd Aquarium's Auxiliary Board and as an active member on the Shedd Board of Director's Conservation Committee. He also has professional affiliations with the Urban Land Institute, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, and is a licensed real estate broker.

Tom holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University.

Chad Farrell

Chad Farrell, P.E., specializes in investment, project management and consulting services related to real estate acquisition and development, with a focus on environmentally challenged sites and infill development strategies. Specific areas of expertise include contaminated site remediation; brownfields redevelopment; and the utilization of state of the art project management techniques for complicated and time-critical projects. Chad has over 15 years of experience in the contaminated site management field. Recently completed projects include coordination of environmental cleanup of a former automobile dealership for a workforce housing redevelopment; oversight of international environmental due diligence activities in support of a corporate acquisition for a fortune 400 manufacturing company; and coordination of all due diligence activities for an academic institution in support of the purchase of an environmentally impaired asset. Chad is currently a Principal and Founder of Encore Redevelopment, a development and consulting firm that specializes on national and international brownfields and other urban infill projects. Prior to Encore, Chad worked for Black Point, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts as a project manager responsible for all aspects of pre-construction design and permitting activities related to the construction of numerous assisted living facilities throughout the Northeast. Prior to his work at Black Point, Mr. Farrell worked as a senior project manager at The Johnson Company, a specialty environmental consulting firm located in Montpelier, Vermont with a focus on the assessment and remediation of sites impacted by chlorinated solvents and other dense, non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs). Mr. Farrell holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University and Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Vermont.