Equity

Leadership

Meet Our Leadership Team

Driven by absolute integrity and a passion for excellence, Equity has provided our clients with custom real estate solutions designed specifically to fit their needs for more than 30 years. Our diverse team brings practical experience in all aspects of real estate, construction, development and operations. As with any company, it is our people that define our potential and our reputation in the marketplace.

Steve Wathen

Chief Executive Officer   Steven P. Wathen established Equity in 1987. Since then the company has become a leader in commercial development, construction, real estate brokerage and property management. Equity has a robust history of diverse development, construction and brokerage in most real estate product types – with an emphasis in healthcare, retail and office.…

Howard Fickel

Chief Financial Officer Howard Fickel has an over 30-year background in the real estate and construction industry, previously serving as CFO with Corna/Kokosing Construction Company, CFO of Karlsberger and Director of the Columbus Real Estate and Construction practice for Plane Moran.  A graduate of Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University with a…

Patrick Wathen

Senior Vice President Patrick Wathen provides leadership at Equity in a variety of critical roles.  As a licensed broker in Ohio, he leads a team that serves buyers and sellers of investment grade real estate assets, while also directing a team of agents that serve location based healthcare and retail businesses, providing analytics, site location,…

Tom Rocco, Esq.

General Counsel Tom Rocco has extensive experience with business and real estate transactions in both the public and private sector. As Corporate Counsel for Equity, Tom represents Equity and its affiliated entities in development and construction projects; financing and refinancing transactions; and in general corporate matters. Some representative transactions in which Tom has been involved…

Dwight Robertson, CFM

Executive Vice President of Real Estate Services At Equity Dwight heads brokerage and property management nationally, as Executive Vice President of Real Estate Services. Dwight is a well-qualified technical professional with over 27 years of experience in real estate management, sales, leasing, construction management and design.  He is a motivated self-starter who’s earned a reputation for…

Mike Concilla

Senior Vice President, Development – Florida Mike Concilla has been a successful development, leasing and sales professional for more than 20 years. He leverages Equity’s full platform of construction, development, property management and brokerage services along with his professional experience to represent his clients with the highest level of quality and integrity. Prior to joining…

Lee Jackson, CCIM

Senior Vice President, Business Development – Southwest For over 20 years, Lee has served as a manager and in direct roles in the development, acquisition, leasing, and management of commercial real estate in Texas and nationally. At Equity, Lee provides leadership to the firm’s operations in Texas, providing oversight to offices in both San Antonio and…

Phil Kirkpatrick

Vice President, Development Development Vice President Phil Kirkpatrick is responsible for overseeing the planning, execution and management of the development process for Equity’s projects, from their original conception to their final leasing throughout Equity’s Florida market. Actively involved in commercial real estate and medical project development for more than 30 years, Phil has a record…

Angie Booth-Peters

Vice President of Human Resources Angie has broad oversight of all HR matters for the organization, including talent acquisition.  Additionally, she is responsible for the administration of all employee benefits and insurance, coordinating reviews and managing compensation, along with aggressive recruiting across all divisions within Equity. Angie is focused on accelerating Equity’s human capital growth…

Anne Ring

Marketing and Communication Director Marketing and Communications Director Anne Ring has over 30 years experience in her field. Ring has a BA in English from Providence College and an MA in Public Communications from Fordham University. In her current role she is responsible for the management of Equity’s day-to-day internal and external communications, public relations,…