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Wilder Responds to Growth with Several Promotions/Hiring for Retail/Dev Team

April 14, 2023
284 Newbury Street, Boston MA

BOSTON — Siting strategic changes in response to the dynamic needs of their market, Wilder, the Boston-based real estate development, management, and leasing firm announced recent staff promotions and the addition of a new senior team member.

Meeting the needs of their growing portfolio, Wilder staff changes will support the continued success of all stakeholders, according to a press release.

Kelli Burke was promoted to Executive Vice President, Development Services. Said Tom Wilder, Principal, “Kelli’s depth of experience, commitment, and thoroughness to development and redevelopment projects have contributed greatly to Wilder’s success over the years and will be essential as we move ahead with complex projects.”Since joining Wilder in 2006, Kelli has been responsible for all aspects of Wilder’s development services. In Burke’s elevated role, she will lead the development of larger, new ground-up projects. Most notably, our recent Rock Row development, a 1 million square foot plus mixed-use property now entering its second and third phases.

Mark Hebert joins Wilder as Senior Vice President, Development Services. Hebert will be working closely with Kelli Burke and will play a key role in the management of the Development Services operations across the Wilder portfolio. Hebert brings 30 years of experience including regulatory permitting, project management, planning, design and oversight of all aspects of development and re-development of commercial properties. In his career, he has participated in the development of over 4 million square feet of commercial real estate property throughout the East Coast of the United States.

Jessica Swist was promoted to Senior Lease Administrator. Swist has been with Wilder since 2016 when she started on the Arsenal Yards team before joining the corporate office in her role as Lease Administrator. Jessica sees every lease that comes through Wilder.

Samantha Gallerani was promoted to Property Manager. Samantha started with Wilder in 2020 as an Assistant Property Manager. We are excited to welcome Samantha to her new role.

Kelli Burke Mark Hebert Jessica Swist Samantha Gallerani