What started as a residential fix & flip business 15 years ago has grown exponentially over the years to become Legacy Developers, a premiere construction company on the East Coast.
All of our projects are built with integrity by fully licensed contractors and vendors. Legacy is actively engaged in self-storage and multi-family developments in markets along the East Coast.
Joe is a second generation builder and began visiting construction sites with his father, Rob, as a child. Since then, he’s always had the urge to be involved in real estate and be building things. This led him to joining the US Navy Construction Battalion – The Seabees. After serving multiple tours and racking up numerous service medals, he decided to return home and start his professional real estate career.
Joe has over 15+ years experience building and selling thousands of homes in the South Jersey area. Within this timespan, he has built himself an 8-figure real estate empire and has completed over $100MM in real estate transactions. He has since transitioned this passion and wealth of real estate knowledge into building state of the art Self Storage Facilities across the country.
Brian has spent most of his life in and around construction sites. He’s a second generation builder from the South Jersey area with 20+ years of experience. He’s led projects ranging from small fix and flips all the way up to $1,000,000 new construction homes. Aside from building, he’s also the co-founder of Hero Home Buyers where he’s been finding and putting together deals for investors for years.
Dana Cornell is a former Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, and a Forbes recognized financial consultant. During his time as a Certified Investment Management Analyst, Dana has allocated over $1.3 billion to traditional and alternative investments. Aside from joining Legacy Developers, he has also started up Cornell Capital. His new practice focuses on helping individuals, small business owner’s, and working professionals develop customized strategies to generate passive income and wealth accumulation via commercial real estate opportunities.
Barry Sherman has more than 25 years of experience in the commercial development, design and construction industry as a senior executive and business owner. He has extensive experience in the planning, design and construction of self-storage facilities and similar industrial commercial type projects in locations across the country valued up to as much as $25 million.
Barry has led the process of entitling, designing and constructing of more than 90 facilities nationwide including conversion type, single-story facilities and multi-story urban located facilities. He has assembled and trained teams of architects and engineers in understanding the key development features of what makes a success development project.
Patrick Fitzgerald is a Senior Consultant to Legacy Developers LLC. He has significant experience working through all phases of real estate transactions and development projects, including sales and acquisitions; financing; leasing; land use and zoning and environmental compliance and permitting at both the state and federal levels.
Patrick previously was a Partner at the law firm Phillips Lytle LLP, where his practice focused on handling complex real estate and commercial transactions for corporate (Fortune 100) and developer clients, including single d1eals valued in excess of $1 billion dollars. During his ten years at Phillips Lytle LLP, Patrick regularly spoke and published works (e.g., Co-Author “USA Regional Real Estate – New York,” Chambers Global Practice Guide, June 2019 and May 2020, among others) on a broad range of real estate issues relating to his practice. He was named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch and an Upstate New York Superlawyer®, Rising Star (2017 -2020).
With a heavy background in content creation, Matt has worked on multiple commercials, web series, and even hype videos for the Baltimore Ravens. After graduating from Rowan University, he wanted to get out of the freelance world and was able to join Joe and each of his real estate teams. He has since taken over all of the design, socials, and original video and photography for Legacy Developers.
Alex is a U.S Army Veteran. During his time in the military he served as an Infantryman, specializing in small team covert operations overseas. After the service, Alex entered the acquisition profession with a concentration on the manufacturing industry. He assisted Fortune 500 chemical and pharmaceutical companies in the disposition of assets. Now in the Self-Storage industry, Alex along with the team have been successfully acquiring deals throughout the United States.
Adeel has always been an entrepreneur from a young age and has specialized in Real Estate Project Management. With 11 years of experience, starting out with his first residential project in 2009 and now moving onto commercial projects with Legacy Developers. Adeel has always focused on developing strong relationships as a foundation for everything he does, both professionally and personally. He brings that same passion to the negotiating table, where he facilitates the best deal for our investors. He’s a strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace, believing that what you think, you will become.
After attending Jamestown Community College in his hometown of Olean, NY, Nick jumped into the banking industry ready to learn. He was able to quickly work his way up the ranks on both the commercial and retail sides of banking. Over his 20+ year career, he has held numerous titles before becoming a Commercial Lender and Bank Manager. Now he’s starting his next career move with us at Legacy Developers with a wealth of knowledge in the finance and lending spaces.
Rob has a deep history of working on homes throughout the South Jersey region. Over 40 years ago he started his drywall company, Rob Evangelisti Inc. As time passed and his son Joe began to get into real estate, the business began to turn into a premiere construction company in the area. Since then, the company has been building, renovating and selling hundreds of homes with Rob helping to lead the charge. As Legacy Developers began to take shape, it was a no-brainer that Rob would continue to play a vital role. In recent years he has begun to take a backseat to some of the heavy lifting being done, but he now oversees each of the new projects we bring down the pipeline.
Mike has been working in Construction since 2004 and has a very diverse background.
He has professional experience as a CAD Designer, Estimator, Site Superintendent, Assistant PM & PM in numerous areas such as Storefront, Curtain Wall, Custom Architectural Metal/Glass, Structural Steel & Retail Engineering.
Stacy joins our team after spending over 18 years in the HVAC industry. Her loyalty and dedication is her greatest quality as she has cultivated fantastic relationships with clientele over those years. She’s a perfect fit for the Legacy team because of her strong attention to details and ability to proactively support the goals of the team. While she’s making sure things are always organized and travel plans are in place, she’s consistently running around aiding those who need any sort of help.
Lacee Pearl is the executive assistant for Dana Cornell at Cornell Capital Holdings. Lacee is born and raised in the city of Olean where she resides with her son Jackson. She has been with the company since April. Ms. Pearl has an education in Accounting. Her strongest quality includes knowing when and how to take action, she can respond to and resolve unexpected issues. Furthermore, she is able to juggle multiple tasks at once. Lacee enjoys coaching and traveling with her son Jackson.
Thaddeus Campbell is a former Martial Artist who ran a successful school in the Tiger Schulmann’s system. He spent over a decade teaching and competing, working as a training partner for over half a dozen current and former UFC fighters and becoming a professional Kickboxer himself. After a head injury forced him to look for a new career he set out to find something he was as passionate about as Martial Arts. He dove headfirst into real estate in 2015 after taking a 3 day seminar and hasn’t looked back. He has experience in Fix & Flip, Buy & Hold and Wholesaling and now is expanding his scope in to the Self-Storage Development Space. Thaddeus loves finding deals in real estate that represent a win on both sides of the transaction.