About Us

MainStreet 407 Partners designs, develops, builds, owns, and manages commercial projects throughout the Continental United States.

MainStreet 407 Partners is part of a family of companies providing full in-house design, construction, construction management and building and property maintenance and management services for all of the properties in our portfolio. Our connection with our “sister” companies enables us to maintain tight control over our design, engineering and construction costs as well as our construction and completion timetables. Through our “sister” merchant banking company, MainStreet 407 Partners can provide funding and financing for our projects, either via self-funding or through our sister company’s extensive investor contacts.

Each property/project purchased and owned by MainStreet 407 Partners as either a commercial enterprise, a build for sale or rental project or a land development property or redevelopment project is placed into a separate SPE (special purpose entity). The affiliated MainStreet companies help to bring the property/project all of the way from purchase to certificate of occupancy and then sale or lease with cost savings at all points resulting from MainStreet Partners’ ability to perform all required services in-house.

MainStreet 407 Partners’ approach maximizes opportunities for investors and partners and mitigates any potential risks across the MainStreet Partners’ multiple companies and projects.

Principals and Board of Advisors

Each principal of MainStreet 407 Partners has over 30 years of experience in his or her particular field or fields of expertise that ties into the development, construction, operation, financing, ownership and operation of commercial real estate. Our team consists of engineers, designers, architects, developers, builders, real estate attorneys and property managers. The MainStreet 407 Partners team’s experience is deeply routed in the design and construction of major commercial /  residential properties throughout the Continental United States, with extensive completed projects in the senior care, faith community, hospitality, food service, retail shopping center and industrial sectors.

Our Board of Advisors is comprised of members possessing expertise in the healthcare, non-profit, education, funding and faith-based institution arenas.

JEFFERY KOZERO, PE
Founder and CEO

Jeffery graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with an engineering degree and is a licensed Professional Engineer . Over the course of his career , Jeff  has started and grown an architectural/engineering firm from a local  DMV presence to a National Footprint. In addition, Jeff has started  and managed various real estate development companies that have provided development, design and construction related services. These projects resulted in over 12 million constructed square feet and valued at over $2.9Billion. Jeff has now created 407 Associates to become a complete design/development /management company.

 

TOM KELLY
Founder and COO

THOMAS FORE
CFO

A graduate of Towson University, Thomas Fore is a real estate developer and entrepreneur based in Baltimore, Maryland.  As a developer,   Thomas has more than 26 years of experience in historic renovations, land development projects for NVR Ryan Homes, in-fill condominium developments, assisted living, student housing and in-fill mixed use projects.  From 2007-2014, Thomas was a principal and lead executive master developer for the award winning $300 million dollar Rowan Boulevard project in Glassboro, NJ which included the assemblage of 90 parcels without eminent domain.    Thomas also led the master development team for the University Center at Rock Hill, South Carolina, a 22-acre mixed-use development from 2015-2017.  Thomas’ core strength is public-private partnerships and he joined the company in 2020.

STEPHEN M. BALDWIN
Board of Advisors

Steve is an experienced CEO and CFO with over 40 years of management and successful business growth in  the “not for profit “arena. His latest engagement was as the   President and COE of The Children’s Guild,  where he received a 2016 Executive Management Award from SmartCEO magazine. The award recognizes leaders who work behind the scenes to build companies in the region. Steve was recognized for finding creative ways to finance growth, while maintaining integrity and efficiency. He restructured The Children’s Guild’s staffing model and created reductions in indirect support services to improve cash flow and allow the organization to expand by opening charter schools. Steve will oversee our interfaith, school initiatives and senior housing development.

GARY KELLNER
Board of Advisors and Consultant

Gary’s most recent position was at The Children’s Guild, a nonprofit organization serving children and families throughout Maryland as chief development officer, a position that oversees fundraising and includes the mission advancement department and National Children’s Guild Fund.  He brings 40 years of experience in politics, higher education administration, graduate-level teaching, public relations, institutional fundraising and event planning. He has led the fundraising efforts for capital campaigns for charitable and educational institutions.  Gary also brings experience in politics. He won as a progressive candidate in Springfield, Missouri, where he sat on the board of education for six years, passed three tax initiatives for the school district and served as legislative liaison. He also led political campaigns in other countries, including Ukraine and Jamaica.

WAYNE TROTMAN
Board of Advisors 

Wayne Trotman recently joined the MainStreet Partners team in 2020 as a member of the Board. He is a highly sought after, results-driven global financial leader who has consistently driven revenue and profit growth, turned around dysfunctional businesses and spearheaded startups to growth and success for diverse industry leaders, including JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Fleet Boston and SEPTA. Leveraged solid finance, banking and FinTech background with experience as a member of corporate and charitable boards. Mr. Trotman is a certified, Moody’s independent Corporate Finance Instructor, Managing Partner Trotman Capital Advisors, former President for JPMorgan’s Commercial middle market, Mid-Atlantic business and a Registered FINRA Securities Professional (Series 24, 7, 63). Mr. Trotman brings a wealth of financial knowledge to MainStreet Partners team!

ROBERT VRICELLA
Board of Advisors

Robert Vricella recently joined the MainStreet Partners team in 2020 as a member of the Board. Mr. Vricella is a independent Real Estate professional in the Washington D.C. suburbs. For the past 15 years, he has developed and invested in a diverse portfolio of properties. Prior to becoming independent, Mr. Vricella was in charge of real estate acquisitions for Toll Brothers for southern Maryland. Mr. Vricella brings a wealth of real estate knowledge to the MainStreet Partners team.

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