A.D. Makepeace Management
For five generations, members of the Makepeace family have guided the growth and evolution of this company. In recent years, they have added professionals from outside the family to assist in the management of the company. Today, the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the President/CEO are both business professionals recruited by the Makepeace family.
Joseph W. O’Connor | Chairman, A.D. Makepeace Company Board of Directors
Joe O’Connor has been active in real estate since 1970 and is recognized as one of the investment community’s leaders in the field of real estate investing. In the late 1970’s, Joe founded Copley Real Estate Advisors, which provided real estate investment advisory services to pension funds, endowments and other tax-exempt institutional investors. Copley grew to become one of the largest and most successful real estate investment advisory firms in the country managing over $16 billion in real estate assets. From 2001 to 2003, Joe was elected and served as Chairman of the Urban Land Institute, an organization of 50,000 developers, fiduciaries, bankers and consultants from around the world. The ULI is a research and educational based institution, which promotes responsible leadership in the use of land.
Joe is a 1967 graduate of Holy Cross College and earned his M.B.A. at Harvard Business School in 1970. He has lectured extensively and is affiliated with numerous real estate professional organizations and community affairs. From 1994 to 2006, Joe served on the board of Harvard Management Company, which oversees the investments of Harvard University’s endowment. He is also the immediate past-Chairman of the Harvard Real Estate Initiative which is a Harvard-based forum focused on worldwide real estate issues. During the past several years, Joe has been a board members of the MIT Center for Real Estate Studies, the New England Aquarium, the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), the Real Estate Advisory Board for Continental Bank, the Real Estate Roundtable, Children’s Medical Center in Boston, the Advisory board to the New England Jesuit Province, the A.D. Makepeace Company and is currently Chairman of the Board of The Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, FL.
Joe is married, has four children; 15 year old triplets and a 17 year old, and relocated to the Palm Beach area of Florida in 2001. He was raised in the Boston area with his ten brothers and sisters. Six of his siblings are active in the real estate community today.
Michael P. Hogan | President & Chief Executive Officer
Michael Hogan has been president of the A.D. Makepeace Company since January, 2004, and was elected to the company's Board of Directors at the shareholders' meeting in May, 2006. He previously served for eight years as president of MassDevelopment, the state's economic development authority. In that role, he served as a Cabinet Officer for two Governors. Under Mr. Hogan's leadership, the new agency developed financing and real estate solutions that help companies to compete in the global economy.
Prior to his work in statewide economic development, Mr. Hogan served as mayor in the city of Marlborough for four years, and six as a city councilor. In addition Mr. Hogan has 10 years experience in pension and benefit management. He is a past president of the Massachusetts Municipal Association. He and his wife, Margaret Dwyer, live in a 300-year-old farmhouse in Marlborough with their four children.
- Christopher Makepeace
- Zelinda Makepeace Douhan
- Joanna Makepeace Bennett
- Thomas Otis
- Samuel Makepeace Coxe.
- Robert Karam
- Richard Canning
- James “Jeff” Crowley
- Eric H. Strand
Mark Bartlett came to Makepeace in 2002 as Manager of the Materials Division, having served as Manager of one of Boston Sand & Gravel's companies. Prior to that, Mr. Bartlett served as Operation Manager at A.A. Will Materials (Lakeville) and McCabe Sand & Gravel. Mr. Bartlett resides in Lakeville with his wife and three sons. He enjoys playing golf and spending time fishing and other activities with his sons.
Mr. Berkley has focused his career on complex, multi-discipline projects with an emphasis on the built environment. Prior to joining AD Makepeace in 2005, Mr. Berkley served as Director of Land Planning at The Pinehills in Plymouth and was a Senior Associate at Sasaki Associates in Watertown. A graduate of The State University of New York-College of Environmental Science and Forestry, he is a licensed Landscape Architect and CLARB certified. He lives on The Cape with his wife and two daughters where he enjoys fishing, cycling and golfing.
Linda Burke joined the Makepeace team in September, 2004 as Director of Community Relations. A graduate of the Boston University School of Public Communication, Ms Burke previously worked for the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency as grants manager, securing some $15 million in public and private grants for community development projects throughout the Commonwealth. She is a resident of Wareham.
Ms Gonsalves has been with the A.D. Makepeace Company since October, 2006, and is responsible for office operations and employee resources. She holds a Massachusetts real estate sales license and is a notary public, and completed paralegal training at Cape Cod Community College. She has two grown daughters, and lives with her husband, George, in Plymouth.
Kim Houdlette is the A.D. Makepeace Company Manager of Agricultural Diversification, responsible for planning and executing agritourism initiatives, including the company’s renowned Cranberry Harvest Celebration each October. She has been with the company since 2004. The original owner and operator of the Merchant’s Way Cafè in Wareham who studied business management at Bentley College, Kim also oversees the day-to-day operation of the Tihonet Village Market. She lives in Wareham with her husband and son and is active in many local community groups.
Jim Kane is responsible for real estate development and land acquisition operations inclusive of land use evaluation, planning, and regulatory permitting. He is also responsible for corporate strategic planning and government relations. Mr. Kane is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, and holds an MPA from Clark University. He and his wife, Hannah, have three children.
Louis Lemmertz has been with A.D. Makepeace for close to 30 years and serves as Cultural Supervisor for the organization. He holds a pesticide license and continually attends classes to keep up to date on any changes in the industry. A native of Wareham, Mr. Lemmertzs years of experience in growing cranberries is invaluable to the organization. He enjoys spending time with his daughters and granddaughter.
Mr. Mulhern is responsible for financial operations and planning for the A.D. Makepeace Company and all affiliates. He has provided consulting services for companies in a wide range of industries, and served as chief financial officer at Elcom International, Inc., a public company which sold personal computers and related products and services to business, from the company’s inception in 1993 through growth of revenues to $764 million. He previously worked for Pacific Gateway Properties, Inc., leaving as vice president of finance after seven years with the company, which owned, operated, and managed commercial real estate.
George Rogers has been with the Makepeace organization since 1975, where he currently serves as Vice President of Operations, which includes the cranberry and sand and gravel divisions. Mr. Rogers has taken many courses over the years in order to keep abreast of changes in the industry. A native of Wareham, Mr. Rogers spent eighteen years serving as a call firefighter. He serves as 1st Vice President of the Cape Cod Cranberry Association and in his spare time enjoys salt water fishing. He has three daughters and currently lives in Sandwich.
Steve Sabourin has been with Makepeace since 1975 and serves as Maintenance Superintendent for the Company. Mr. Sabourin is a trained automotive technician and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Auto Tech Shop at Upper Cape Technical School. He resides in Wareham with his wife, Michele, where they enjoy family activities with their son. Mr. Sabourin has served for 8 years on the Christian Education Committee at his church.
Bob Simmons is a graduate of George Washington University with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration. He has been involved in the real estate industry since leaving the public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co. in 1986. Prior to joining AD Makepeace as the Director of Accounting and Finance, Mr. Simmons served as Chief Financial Officer for MB Management Company, and Vice President of Finance for Vazza Properties.
Mr. Simmons lives with his wife and four children in Sandwich, where he serves as Chairman of both the Sandwich Housing Authority and the Sandwich School Committee.