At Omni Navitas, our executive leaders have a combined 200+ years of investment management, development, renewables and operating experience. Our knowledge gives us great access and insight into the expanding solar and renewable energy market.
Jim McAuliffe is CEO of Omni Navitas. He is a well-renowned Boston real estate developer and investor. Previously, he was a founder and principal at Abbot Real Estate Development LLC which developed and constructed over $300 million of real estate projects. Prior to that, Jim was President of John Hancock Realty Advisors, Inc., (a subsidiary of John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company) where he created several LIHTC (Low Income Housing Tax Credit) funds. He has been responsible for over $1 billion of real estate investment in his career. Jim is a graduate of Tufts University and received a Master’s in Business Administration from Boston University.
Suki Singh is a Principal and COO at Omni Navitas and is responsible for Investor Relations. He is a seasoned financial services and business development professional with expertise in leveraging resources for maximum return and strategic marketing and business development. He has an extensive knowledge of U.S. and global markets. Previously, Suki served as First Vice President of Emigrant Savings Bank (New England Region) where he originated and managed a mortgage portfolio of over $1 billion. Suki is a graduate of Concordia College in New York.
Gene McAulliffe is Principal and oversees all acquisitions for Omni Navitas. Over the past few years, Gene has been instrumental in acquiring over 200 megawatts of solar ground mount projects. Gene has extensive experience in asset and property management in his prior role as Asset Manager at Abbott Real Estate Development. He was also instrumental in refining processes that enhanced Abbott community relations and green initiatives. Gene is a graduate of Northeastern University.
John McDonough is a Principal and heads up development for Omni Navitas. John has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, including 10 years at Abbott Real Estate, where he headed up development and asset management. Prior to Abbott, he was an Investment Officer with John Hancock Financial Services Real Estate Investment Group where he managed over $600 million of assets. John is a graduate of Babson College.
Glenn Frank is General Counsel for Omni Navitas and manages all legal matters for the company. He is licensed to practice in both New York and Massachusetts and specializes in acquisition, development, investment, financing, and divestiture of real estate projects. Glenn received his B.A. in English and Philosophy from Tulane University (1983), his JD from State University of New York at Buffalo (1983), and his LLM from Boston University (1984).
Cindy Luu is Director of Strategy and Marketing and overseas the company’s strategic and long-range goal planning along with managing the company’s marketing efforts. Prior to joining Omni, Cindy was COO of Winvest Investment Company, LLC, where she oversaw the management of an ethnic supermarket chain, a distribution center, real estate investments, and investments abroad in Asia. She also has experience in early-stage venture capital investment. Cindy is a gradute of Tufts University, Boston University Graduate School of Management, and University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Victor Dalal is Director of Business Development. He has extensive experience in the renewable energy markets in Europe and Asia with a proven track record in identifying strategic opportunities and development of long-term new business. Previously, Victor was Business Development Director at nv vogt, based in Singapore, where he signed Indonesia’s first utility-scale solar PPA. As Director of Savills Energy in London, he led teams working with development partners to consent to 250MW of solar projects in the UK. He created the Savills Energy International team in Singapore, successfully opening new markets in the solar space in SE Asia and Australia. He graduated in Business Administration from the University of Hull, UK and has a Diploma from Kings College, London.
With over thirty-five years of completing projects as owner and president of the Karsten Company, John Iredale joins the Omni Navitas team as Principal in charge of Construction Services. During his tenure at The Karsten Company, his firm provided pre-construction management and design-build services to the private sector. In addition to completing thousands of projects throughout a wide range of property types including industrial, educational, residential, office, retail and health care, the firm also completed a number of award-winning historical renovation projects. John holds a B.A. degree from the University of Delaware, a Massachusetts Construction Supervisor’s License and a City of Boston “A” License.
Michael Leahy is Principal at Omni Navitas and has over two decades of experience in industrial and commercial construction and project management. He is founder and owner of Leahy Real Estate Funding, LLC, which focuses on acquisition, renovation, and sale of multi-family residential homes. He also manages a multi-million dollar portfolio of diverse venture capital investments.