Management Team

 

Jan Levinson President, Broker of Record Jan has been President of Union for over 25 years. He has coordinated the growth of the Aberman family’s real estate holdings through the purchase of shopping centers, office buildings, and apartment buildings. He is an attorney and real estate broker. He belongs to the International Council of Shopping Centers, Building Owners and Managers Association, and Allegheny County Bar Association. 

Jan Levinson

President, Broker of Record Jan has been President of Union for over 25 years. He has coordinated the growth of the Aberman family’s real estate holdings through the purchase of shopping centers, office buildings, and apartment buildings. He is an attorney and real estate broker. He belongs to the International Council of Shopping Centers, Building Owners and Managers Association, and Allegheny County Bar Association. 

Ed Kernisky Senior Vice President & Associate Broker Ed is a licensed real estate broker who has been in the real estate business, leasing and managing commercial properties since 1978. He joined union in 1984 and was appointed Vice President in 1994. Prior to that time he was with Kossman Development Company, Interstate Properties, and began his career in the shopping center industry with the Cafaro Company. He belongs to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA). 

Ed Kernisky

Senior Vice President & Associate Broker Ed is a licensed real estate broker who has been in the real estate business, leasing and managing commercial properties since 1978. He joined union in 1984 and was appointed Vice President in 1994. Prior to that time he was with Kossman Development Company, Interstate Properties, and began his career in the shopping center industry with the Cafaro Company. He belongs to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA). 

Michele Slater Vice President - Accounting and Finance Michele is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPA’s. She has been with the company for 20 years and has worked in the real estate management industry since 1987. Prior to joining Union, she was an assistant property controller for Kravco Company an accountant in the public accounting firm of Laventhol & Horwath in Philadelphia. 

Michele Slater

Vice President - Accounting and Finance Michele is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPA’s. She has been with the company for 20 years and has worked in the real estate management industry since 1987. Prior to joining Union, she was an assistant property controller for Kravco Company an accountant in the public accounting firm of Laventhol & Horwath in Philadelphia. 

Mary Scherer Director of Residential Management Mary is a licensed real estate salesperson with 30 years’ experience in the residential real estate industry and has been with Union for 24 years. She holds the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from Institute of the Real Estate Management (IREM). She serves on the board of directors for both the Apartment Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors. She has served the local IREM chapter in many roles, including several terms as President, and has been chosen to be a Regional Vice President.

Mary Scherer

Director of Residential Management Mary is a licensed real estate salesperson with 30 years’ experience in the residential real estate industry and has been with Union for 24 years. She holds the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from Institute of the Real Estate Management (IREM). She serves on the board of directors for both the Apartment Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors. She has served the local IREM chapter in many roles, including several terms as President, and has been chosen to be a Regional Vice President.

Joe Hodson Vice President - Commercial Leasing Joe is a licensed real estate salesperson with 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry.  He worked at Union Real Estate for 6 years, and returned in 2000.  In the interim, he worked as a real estate leasing representative for American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. and General Nutrition Centers finding new retail sites and negotiating leases with strip center and mall developers throughout the United States.  Joe has experience in mall leasing with Crown American Properties and brokerage with The Galbreath Company.  He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Joe Hodson

Vice President - Commercial Leasing Joe is a licensed real estate salesperson with 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry.  He worked at Union Real Estate for 6 years, and returned in 2000.  In the interim, he worked as a real estate leasing representative for American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. and General Nutrition Centers finding new retail sites and negotiating leases with strip center and mall developers throughout the United States.  Joe has experience in mall leasing with Crown American Properties and brokerage with The Galbreath Company.  He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Gary Baacke Director of Operations Gary joined Union in 2000 as a director of operations. He draws on his prior experience as a contractor to oversee large- and small-scale construction and capital-improvement projects such as canopy renovations, culvert reconstructions, and tenant building-outs. Gary also has 17 years of experience running a retail business. Gary is a licensed real estate salesperson.  

Gary Baacke

Director of Operations Gary joined Union in 2000 as a director of operations. He draws on his prior experience as a contractor to oversee large- and small-scale construction and capital-improvement projects such as canopy renovations, culvert reconstructions, and tenant building-outs. Gary also has 17 years of experience running a retail business. Gary is a licensed real estate salesperson.  

David Koltash Operations Manager Dave joined the Union Real Estate Management team 16 years ago.  His background was in shopping center management and marketing. Dave has served as a Shopping Center Mall Manager, and as a Regional Manager/Regional Marketing Manager for over 25 years.   Dave's experience was primarily with the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation. Dave is a Licensed Real Estate professional and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

David Koltash

Operations Manager Dave joined the Union Real Estate Management team 16 years ago.  His background was in shopping center management and marketing. Dave has served as a Shopping Center Mall Manager, and as a Regional Manager/Regional Marketing Manager for over 25 years.   Dave's experience was primarily with the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation. Dave is a Licensed Real Estate professional and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

David Levinson Vice President & Treasurer David joined Union in 2011. David graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Mathematics and the Geophysical Sciences. He also holds a Master of Public Policy & Management from CMU’s Heinz College and an MBA from University of Pittsburgh's Katz Business School. David is a licensed real estate associate broker for the state of Pennsylvania, and member of ICSC, IREM, and CCIM.  

David Levinson

Vice President & Treasurer David joined Union in 2011. David graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Mathematics and the Geophysical Sciences. He also holds a Master of Public Policy & Management from CMU’s Heinz College and an MBA from University of Pittsburgh's Katz Business School. David is a licensed real estate associate broker for the state of Pennsylvania, and member of ICSC, IREM, and CCIM.  

Michele Kane Assistant Controller

Michele Kane

Assistant Controller

Sande Petrone Residential Property Manager. Sande has an Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) certification from the Institute of Real Estate Management. 

Sande Petrone

Residential Property Manager. Sande has an Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) certification from the Institute of Real Estate Management. 

Mary Blocher Residential Property Manager. Mary has an Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) certification from the Institute of Real Estate Management. 

Mary Blocher

Residential Property Manager. Mary has an Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) certification from the Institute of Real Estate Management.