Jeffrey Gouchberg is the Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Harbor Management Corporation. Jeffrey has over thirty years of experience in all aspects of building design, construction, financial and asset management and is responsible for the acquisition, financing and development of the Harbor commercial and residential communities.
Dean Siflinger is the President of Harbor Management Corporation. Dean has worked in the property management business for the past twenty-five years. For seventeen years up until joining Harbor, Dean served as the President of Wingate Management Company, a national residential and commercial property management company. Dean has introduced many initiatives to assure that Harbor’s Owners and Residents receive the best value and attention possible. Some of these initiatives included Risk Reduction Programs, Physical Inspection Requirements (that have enabled properties under his oversight to achieve consistently outstanding HUD and Agency inspection ratings) and an overall hands-on communicative approach to property management that assures success for Owners and Investors. Dean is a strong believer in responsive property management, and as a valued client of Harbor you will always have direct access to Dean. Dean currently serves on the management committee for B’nai B’rith Housing overseeing the Covenant House and also serves as a director for the Pirates Cove Condominium Association.
Ken Redford is the Chief Financial Officer of Harbor Management Corporation. Ken has nearly thirty years of professional experience, both in Accounting and Information Technology. After working five years in Public Accounting, he has spent the remainder of his career in the real estate industry. Just prior to joining Harbor Management, he was the Chief Financial Officer at Harborlight Community Partners, a nonprofit developer and manager of affordable housing on the North Shore of Boston. He has also held senior leadership roles at The Community Builders, the largest nonprofit developer of affordable housing in the United States, and EastGroup Properties, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT). Ken is a strong believer in managing to a double bottom-line, both the financial success of the properties and success in daily life for the residents of those properties.
Lester Davis is the Director of Facilities of Harbor Management Corporation. Lester has been with the Harbor Companies for over twenty-five years and oversees all of the large facilities as well as the maintenance and preventive maintenance programs for Harbor Management. Additionally, Lester oversees Harbor’s subsidiary, Chesterfield Builders, and he is a licensed contractor and builder.
Katherine Bryant is a Sr. Manager at Harbor Management Corporation. Katherine started working in the property management industry in 1984 and managed Woodland Hills Condominiums in South Berwick, Maine. After several years, Katherine became a Property Manager at the Lafayette Townhouse in Portland,Maine. In 1998 Katherine joined Harbor Management, and in 2001 Katherine began to expand her site portfolio by overseeing North Deering Gardens and Congress Square Apartments, lastly in 2011 she began to oversee two of our New Hampshire sites as well. Katherine has earned Certified Occupancy Specialist and EIV Certifications, she received the distinguished Service Award from MREMA in 1996 and has participated with MREMA (Maine Real Estate Manager’s Association) on several committees including the Board of Directors. Katherine also holds the ARM designation.
EJ O’Donoghue is a Sr. Manager at Harbor Management Corporation. He has been in the property management business for the past twenty-one years. EJ started his career shortly after graduating from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY with a B.A. in Sociology in 1993. His first position in housing was at the Cumberland Housing Authority in Cumberland, Rhode Island where he became the Director of Operations. After leaving the Housing Authority, EJ moved to Maine finding a new home with Harbor Management in early 2004. As a Senior Manager with Harbor, EJ oversees a 296 unit Low- Income Housing Tax Credit Program in Lewiston, supervises 224 Market units, 120 Section 8 Project-Based Elderly/Disabled units, 54 Maine Housing RLP Set-Aside units, and 12 CROP Set-Aside units in Bangor with a staff of 19. Over the years, EJ has received numerous certifications and has been trained as a Public Housing Manager (PHM), Assisted Housing Manager (AHM), Housing Quality Standards Inspector (HQS), Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC), FedHome, Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System, TRACS and most other HUD reporting websites.
Robert Hill is a Sr. Manager at Harbor Management Corporation. His portfolio includes The Millhaus Apartments in Upton, Hanover Woods in Hanover, The Greenhouse Apartments in Chelsea, Louis Barett Residence in Lynn, Centerville Woods in Beverly and Cable Gardens in Ipswich as well as Oceanview Condominiums in Lynn. Rob came to Harbor Management with over fifteen years of experience in Property Management. Rob has held positions and succeeded at nearly all levels of multi-family property management. His experience ranges from tax-credit and affordable housing, to large market rate communities as well as luxury high-rise experience. Customer service and excellent team building skills are just some of Rob’s strengths.
Irma Chez has been displaying her expertise in the affordable housing and Market rent properties for over 15 years. As the Senior Property Manager for Harbor Management she is currently responsible for overseeing over 12 Market Rent properties in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, including two of our elderly housing complexes Ocean Shores Apartments and Wilson Gardens in Lynn. This includes but not limited to maintenance management, asset management and Staff development. She is also responsible for the lease up of properties as well as maintain competitive occupancy rates throughout the company.
Her repertoire also includes, Market and Leasing, Capital Budget implementation, Multisite Acquisitions, knowledge in identifying properties with excellent potential for strong cash flow and a strong emphasis on undervalued properties making them profitable and appealing to the Market. She appeared on a local paper demonstrating her strong work ethic in underperforming and mismanaged properties. She holds a COS and CP3 certifications.
She’s dedicated to meeting the financial needs of the owner, while providing a consistent level of professional customer service. Her bilingual skills in both English and Spanish have been a liaison to outreach a diverse residential population.