Realizing your Project from Concept to Completion

Real Estate Professional Consulting Services firm specializing in project delivery of development projects including large scale master planned communities owned by institutional investor’s, real estate developers and homebuilders.

Founded in July 2008 to assist institutional investors mitigate risk during the market downturn by maintaining and preserving land entitlements and evaluating disposition and build out strategies for land portfolios; BMD, Inc. has provided Development Management, Asset Management and Project Management services for the processing of project entitlements, environmental permits and infrastructure construction for its clients’ land portfolios while helping these organizations navigate the complexities of working with Professional Services firms and Governmental Agencies.

Our Leadership Team

<h2>Nicholas Biro

Nicholas BiroPresident

In his capacity as Development Director, Asset Manager and Project Manager, Nick Biro has overseen the due diligence, acquisition, entitlement, planning, engineering, and construction of projects from concept to completion. He brings over 18 years of experience in real estate development for commercial, resort and residential projects. Nick possesses a strong background in large scale master planned communities, infrastructure development and public works.
<h2>John Scull

John ScullExecutive Vice President

John Scull is an experienced Real Estate Executive with over fifteen years of excellence in residential development. John previously worked for D.R. Horton, America’s Builder for 13 years. Most recently, he served as the Division President of the Southern California Land Company and Los Angeles/Ventura Division of D.R. Horton for approximately 4 years. John was directly responsible for the management and oversight of all operational functions, including acquisition, due diligence, entitlement, project management, development and construction, with full profit and loss responsibility of over $200 million. Prior to that, John oversaw acquisition as Vice President of Land Acquisition for D.R. Horton’s South Coast/Inland Empire Division from 2008 to 2012, and Area Manager of San Diego and Los Angeles in 2013 and 2014, respectively. He has directly been responsible for the acquisition and disposition of over 3,500 units in his career.
<h2>Omar Dandashi

Omar DandashiSenior Vice President

Senior Executive with diverse and well structured qualifications in the development of over $600 Million large scale master planned projects including public facilities, private development, and infrastructure. Background and experience are focused towards integrated project delivery, project planning, finance, entitlement, environmental compliance, design, and construction.
<h2>Gary Newbold

Gary NewboldSenior Vice President
Asset Management

Gary L. Newbold is an accomplished Real Estate Professional with more than 10 years of demonstrated success in the real estate industry. He has gained an exceptional reputation for championing enterprise-wide multifamily, entitlement, and development solutions for high-profile employers and global client companies including Lehman Brother affiliates, equity syndicators, and privately held development companies. As the Vice President of Asset Management for Alden Torch / Hunt Capital, he delivered results which exceeded all expectations.
<h2>Eric Higuchi

Eric HiguchiVice President

Eric Higuchi has worked in real estate development for over twelve years and has extensive experience managing master planned communities as well as single family residential, multi-family, hospitality, office, retail and light industrial developments in California and abroad.

Eric was previously a Vice President at Lehman Brothers directly responsible for the management, repositioning and disposition of residential, hospitality and industrial land assets throughout California and abroad encompassing 10,000 residential units over 5,000 acres with a total disposition value of approximately $250 million.

Eric has also worked for KB Home as a land acquisition manager and project manager in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. He has also been employed as a Development Manager responsible for the design of residential and hospitality projects in Egypt for Emaar International, one of the largest real estate developers in the Middle East/North Africa regions.

<h2>Michaela “Mickey” Marraffino, CRX

Michaela “Mickey” Marraffino, CRXVice President

As an ICSC Certified Commercial Retail Executive, Mickey’s expertise is on the Operations side of the Development spectrum. Mickey has completed complex renovations, expansions and ground-up development through her 20+ year career including significant community outreach. As a property management and marketing executive, Mickey starts with market/situation analysis, then develops a collaborative strategy to increase client value, while measuring and achieving stated objectives. Using her expertise in budget control, negotiating contracts, crisis management and building lasting relationships she creates an overall holistic approach to project management.

Our Recent Clients