Meet the Team
Mr. Pesses has been involved as an active volunteer in the Cleveland community, holding leadership positions with Big Brothers, Harvard Business School Club of Northeast Ohio, HFL Society, SPACES (a regionally recognized arts center), College Now (Ohio’s largest independent college scholarship program), and Cuyahoga Community College Foundation. Currently, Mr. Pesses serves on the Boards of The Cleveland Institute of Art and the Citizen’s Academy group of schools, a nationally recognized inner-city, non-profit, public charter school. He is also a mentor in The College Now Mentorship Program.
Mr. Meisel received his MBA from The Darden School, University of Virginia in 1986 after graduating from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, in Economics.
Mr. Meisel is President of the Board of Trustees of Menorah Park Center for Senior Living and serves in leadership roles on the boards of Hillel at Kent State University and The Cleveland Housing Network. He has also been actively involved in the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Fund for our Economic Future.
Our Valuable Team Members
Before joining Carnegie in 1996, Mr. Scalese was Executive Manager for the Village Green Management Company, where he supervised their northeast Ohio apartment portfolio. From 1993 to 1995, he served as Business Manager with Associated Estates Realty Corporation, managing four northeast Ohio high-rise and garden style apartment communities totaling 1,920 apartment homes. From 1988 to 1993, Mr. Scalese worked with Forest City Management, Inc., as a Leasing Consultant, a Leasing Manager and then as a Property Manager for a 635 unit mid-rise apartment community.
Mr. Scalese attended Cleveland State University. Since 2003, he has been a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Ms. Weinberg has over 25 years of experience in the corporate accounting arena. Prior to joining Carnegie, Ms. Weinberg was the Chief Financial Officer for a nuclear medical company where she led and managed all of the company’s accounting, human resource, treasury and operational efficiencies. Prior to that, she served as Controller for a heating and cooling company with five locations.
Ms. Weinberg earned her Accounting Degree and Business Information Systems minor from Miami University of Ohio. She is a member of the Orange Area Service Committee and acts as a volunteer for a local Community Kitchen program.
Prior to joining Carnegie, Mr. Richards was employed by Associated Estates Realty Corp., where he started as a property Maintenance Director and was promoted to Building Manager of a 739 unit apartment community. Before his employment at Associated Estates, Mr. Richards worked with Forest City Management as the Superintendent of a 635 unit apartment community. In addition, Mr. Richards has had prior experience in retail management.
Mr. Richards attended Toledo University, with a major in Business Management.
Ms. Salois has over 20 years’ experience in property management and construction management. Prior to joining Carnegie Companies in 2003, she worked as the Property Manager for a Cleveland area real estate developer and as the Facilities Manager for the corporate headquarters of a Fortune 200 pharmaceutical company outside Chicago. Her construction projects include tenant build-outs, ground-up construction and residential home development. As a property manager, tenant relations have been an important focus throughout Ms. Salois’ career.
Ms. Salois attended The American University in Paris and has participated in other college coursework and various professional educational programs. She enjoys volunteering for various animal rescue agencies as well as at the Greater Cleveland Foodbank.
Prior to joining Carnegie in 2015, Mr. Pesses last served as Regional Manager for Provident Funding, a national mortgage lender and servicer (2010-2015). Mr. Pesses oversaw a team of over 25 employees where he was personally responsible for the funding of over $100 mm in mortgage loans on a monthly basis.
Mr. Pesses graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from the University of Colorado in 2009. He subsequently obtained his Masters in Real Estate and Construction Management from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.
Mr. Pesses has been involved in the community as a volunteer in both Colorado and Ohio. He has served on the Saltzman Youth Philanthropy Panel, has volunteered with the Boulder Humane Society, and has served as a volunteer coach for youth sports leagues.
Mary joined Carnegie in October, 2014. Prior to joining Carnegie, Mary managed all residential and commercial business operations for Myron Roberts Management including two office buildings, five retail properties, and five apartment complexes consisting of 400 suites. Her responsibilities included negotiating terms with potential tenants and contractors, managing and implementing budgets, coaching multi-family property managers, processing rent payments from tenants, as well as payments to lenders and employee payroll.
Prior to joining Carnegie Companies, Ms. Alcorn had over twenty-five years of experience as a corporate paralegal and legal secretary. In addition to legal experience in the real estate arena, she was also involved in the areas of litigation and IT training and support.
Ms. Alcorn has participated in various professional educational programs. She enjoys sports, portrait photography, and volunteers as a local dog walker.
Jennifer joined Carnegie in August, 2016. Jennifer has had many years of involvement in the title and commercial real estate industries. She has experience in the areas of collections, commercial lease administration, and purchase and loan agreements.
Before joining Carnegie, Ms. Pesses was Executive Director of The Kidney Foundation of Ohio and its statewide branches. Prior to that, she served as Executive Director of the Northeast U.S. Affiliate of U.N.I.C.E.F. in Boston, MA. Ms. Pesses graduated from Northwestern University.
Ms. Pesses has been a committed volunteer in the NE Ohio community, holding a variety of Board and leadership positions, including President of The Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Foundation and The Meisel Family Foundation. She currently serves on the Boards of The Alzheimer’s Association, Engage!Cleveland, and the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation and has been actively involved in The Jewish Federation of Cleveland and The Fund for our Economic Future.