Carnegie Team


Paul D. Pesses joined Carnegie Companies in 1991 and serves as President. Prior to this, Mr. Pesses served as founder, owner and President of Stonestreet Management Company, a real estate investment, management and syndication firm (1983-1993). Mr. Pesses received his Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1980 after graduating from Ohio State University, in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, in Economics and membership in the Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.

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, and Cuyahoga Community College Foundation. Mr. Pesses currently serves on the boards of SPACES (a regional arts center) and Citizen's Academy (a regionally recognized inner-city public charter school).


Peter C. Meisel joined Carnegie Companies in 1995. Prior to this, Mr. Meisel had served, since 1992, as a Managing Director in the Structured Finance Group of Chemical Securities Inc., specializing in the structuring and execution of high yield debt transactions in the public and private markets. He entered the banking industry in 1986, focusing on leveraged buyout financings and mergers and acquisitions advisory work.

Mr. Meisel received his Masters in Business Administration 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 a member of the Board of Trustees of Menorah Park Center for Senior Living and The Cleveland Housing Network, and has been actively involved in the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Vice President Property Management

Fred Scalese oversees all aspects of commercial and multi-family property management, including site visits, tenant relations, property maintenance, capital improvements, etc. Mr. Scalese is also responsible for commercial tenant marketing and leasing, leasing negotiations, third-party contracting, on-site employee supervision and budgeting.

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, as Business Manager with Associated Estates Realty Corporation, Mr. Scalese managed four apartment communities totaling 1,920 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.

Mr. Scalese attended Cleveland State University. He is listed in Who’s Who Among American High School Students.

Senior Asset & Facilities Manager

Dave Richards, assists in, and has direct oversight of, all aspects of the multi-family and commercial property management function, both operational and informational. In addition to his general duties, he has direct responsibility for a specific portfolio of the company's multi-family and commercial properties.

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.

Senior Property Manager

Deirdre Salois assists in, and has direct oversight of, all aspects of the commercial property management function, both operational and informational.

Ms. Salois managed over 400,000 square feet of multi-tenant commercial space for Snider-Cannata, just prior to joining Carnegie in 2003. Preceding her employment with Snider-Cannata, Ms. Salois was the Facilities Manager for a 215,000 square foot corporate headquarters complex for a Fortune 200 company.

Ms. Salois has experience with office and retail tenants, as well as providing management services to corporate clients. Additionally, she has participated in ground-up construction projects, tenant build-outs, and residential home development. 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.

Senior Property Manager

Scott Baskind, assists in residential property-related issues and details, both operational and informational. Mr. Baskind currently has direct responsibility for a specific portfolio of the company’s residential properties.

Mr. Baskind joined Carnegie in 1996 as Building Manager of a 220 unit apartment community. In 2000, Mr. Baskind joined the corporate staff as Assistant Property Manager with involvement in a portfolio of residential properties. Prior to joining Carnegie, he was Residential Manager and Leasing Manager for a 900 unit apartment community. Previously he was Marketing Manager for the largest property management company in the southeast U.S. where he participated in all phases of leasing and marketing.

Mr. Baskind has also had experience as an account executive for a regional apartment guide publication.

Mr. Baskind holds a Bachelor of Science from Ohio University.



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