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Our Team

J. Robert Smyjunas - Chief Executive Officer

Rob Smyjunas has been in the commercial real estate business since 1987. He has enjoyed an extremely successful real estate career with commercial office, retail, industrial and mixed use developments in seven (7) states valued at a total of more than $700 million dollars.

Early in his career, Rob was at the center of the last U.S. financial crisis in the late 1980's and early 1990's, when the United States was in the midst of the Savings & Loan (S&L and Banking) crisis. During this period, commercial real estate values fell more than 40%. He provided advisory services to both lenders and to the Federal Government and he also purchased commercial mortgages and foreclosed properties from banks, savings and loans and the Federal Government-managed Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC).

Steven N. Dragon, P.E. - COO - Chief Development Officer

Prior to joining Vandercar in 2005, Steve Dragon spent eleven years as an Associate and Senior Project Manager in the land development group of regional engineering and architectural consulting firm CDS Associates, Inc. Steve brings more than seventeen years of experience to Vandercar Holdings specializing in planning, design and permitting of large real estate development projects.

During his career, Steve has worked on well over 300 residential, office, retail and industrial developments. He is a registered Professional Engineer with a degree in civil engineering from Purdue University and holds an MBA from Xavier University.

Carey Rivard - Operations Manager

Carey Rivard brings over a decade of management experience to Vandercar. As Operations Manager, Carey is in charge of all the day-to-day responsibilities of the firm including: Broker/Vendor relations, Web/E-Marketing responsibilities, Information management (internal external) and general management of the firm's operations.

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