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…

Melissa Buller

Vice President of Human Resources  Melissa Buller, vice president, Human Resources, joined Equity | ECS in March 2018. With previous experience as the head of talent management on the leadership teams of both a construction management/general contracting firm and a global A&E/design/brand strategy organization, she brings over 25 years’ experience in HR. Melissa holds a…

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…

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