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Mr. David J. Topian
President, Westminster Real Estate Advisors, LLC

Mr. Topian holds an MBA and a B.S. in Civil Engineering as well as numerous designations related to the construction management field.

He brings over 24 years of diverse construction management, engineering, environmental and cost estimating capabilities to Westminster Real Estate Advisors, LLC.

Mr. Topian was the Director of Engineering US Operations for an international supermarket giant where he directed a staff of in-house professionals and up to 12 outside consulting teams involved in over $100 million in capital development and renovation programs.

Mr. Topian also served as the Vice President of Design/Build Services for an engineering firm known throughout the Eastern United States. Additionally, he served as Construction Manager and Chief Inspector for a past employer where he managed 14 technical staff persons involved in construction projects ranging from $4 to $20 million. Additionally in his career, Mr Topian maintained the position of General Manager of an $11 Million Environmental remediation firm.  In this capacity he saved clients between 1% and 3% of costs associated with change orders while assuring that all projects under his direction were completed on time and within budget.

His experience and expertise ranges from project management, design/build construction services to financial management of construction services. His familiarity with construction documents, drawings, specifications and budget management assures Westminster Real Estate Advisors clients that their projects and money will be well managed.


Mr. Albert G. Lyons, Jr, P.E.


Mr. Lyons holds a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York. He is well versed throughout his 18 year engineering career in project management being responsible for management and oversight for the preparation of engineering reports, technical specifications, response action plan, engineering design drawings and all supporting calculation and reference information. In addition, this project involved all environmental permitting aspects such as; preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) which included all required aspects under the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Act, Part 373 Permit Application, Part 361 Industrial Hazardous Facilities Sitting Certificate Application, TSCA Land Disposal Authorization Application, and Part 201 Air Permit Application.

Mr. Lyons has served as Environmental Project Manager for a facility-wide hazardous waste, chemical bulk storage, petroleum, and non-regulated tank upgrade/removal program at a major chemical production plant in Western New York. Responsibilities included tank system evaluation and design, closure plan, closure report, interim data package, and site assessment preparation. Additional responsibilities included permitting, regulatory compliance, analytical protocols, post-closure operation and maintenance issues, as well as contractor oversight and management.

Additionally, he has served as Project Manager responsible for the preparation of numerous Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (Phase I ESAs) in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard E-1527 (Standard Practices for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process. Personal responsibilities and involvement included review of regulatory compliance reports, site investigation and walk-through, review of regulatory agency facility records, review of Environment Risk Information and Imaging Services (ERIIS) database, and the preparation of the Phase I ESA report identifying environmental concerns at the facility.

He has also managed the preparation of Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC) for various industrial facilities throughout Western New York. Responsibilities included site inspections, employee interviews, and records review, as well as recommendations to ensure regulatory compliant, safe and reliable systems.

He is currently involved with Water Environment Federation and Air & Waste Management Association. His training includes RCRA Compliance for Generators, 40-Hour OSHA Training, 8-Hour OSHA Supervisory Training and NYSDOL Asbestos Supervisor.
 

Mr. Michael W. Johnston

Mr. Johnston holds a Bachelor Degree in Finance and Associates Degree in Business Administration. He is well versed in the methodology of building construction based upon hands on experience he has gained during his tenure of six years as Lead Carpenter while completing projects throughout the Northeast Region.

Additionally, Mr. Johnston has completed work in the south performing hundreds of commercial and residential property loss inspections for extended periods of time on behalf of a Fortune 500 insurance corporation to insure accurate and timely responses to those in need after the devastating hurricanes in the region.

Mr. Johnstonís experience ranges from estimating and interpretation of plans and specifications required to complete building projects of any size utilizing his business skill set coupled with his knowledge of building construction. He is well versed in marketing and customer service while performing as Project Manager with professionalism and dedication to clients needs.

Mr. Johnston is a licensed accredited Claims Adjuster in the State of Florida and serves on the Boards of many local affiliations in Upstate New York.

Finally, Mr. Johnston is certified in Advanced Open Water deep diving in depths up to 130 feet where he is capable of performing projects for clients where inspections are required for placement or inspections of submerged structures are required.
 

Mr. Matthew P. Moscati, AIA, LEED AP

Mr. Moscati holds his Bachelor of Architecture degree and is a licensed Registered Architect in California, New York, Florida, Connecticut, Kentucky, Georgia and several other states within the country. He is an accredited Professional in USGBC LEED design standards.

In his nineteen years, Mr. Moscati has been responsible for the design of a wide range of commercial, residential, hospitality, and educational facilities. His designs emphasize the various teaching philosophies and contexts materializing each projectís unique identity. A small partial listing of his individual experience includes: Wilson Middle/Senior High School Wilson, New York New Instrumental Suite, 6 Classroom Additions, New Technology Suite; multiple grocery remodel, new build and fixture plan projects for foreign owned supermarket giant, Niagara University Gallagher Center Lewiston, New York full scale renovations, handicap accessibility updates and many retail strip plazaís of various sizes inclusive of tenant anchors of some of the largest retailers in the country.

Mr. Moscati has a unique skill in listening to clients needs and requirements translating those ideas and requirements to paper in an orderly and cost effective manner which translates to projects that run seamlessly from design though completion. He is able to work with our construction team, understanding field conditions to keep projects moving based upon conditions that may transpire once in the field.

Additionally, Mr. Moscati holds memberships in the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, American Institute of Architects, Buffalo/WNY Chapter, Council of Educational Facility Planners and Association of Higher Education Facilities.