The Bierbrier Development management team consists of professionals whose depth of knowledge and experience spans all aspects of commercial development, leasing, and property management. This dedicated and responsive team headed by company Founder and President, Len Bierbrier, has the expertise and resources to insure its developments are welcomed by the local community and provide a robust platform for the success of its retail tenants.

Len Bierbrier


Len Bierbrier, President of Bierbrier Development, Inc., founded the company in 1974. Mr. Bierbrier is actively involved in all facets of Bierbrier Development’s shopping center portfolio. He is a member of the New England chapter of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Real Estate Finance Association (REFA) of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, and the Urban Land Institute. Additionally, Mr. Bierbrier has been an instructor of Real Estate Development at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Mr. Bierbrier holds a B.A. and law degree from McGill University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Jess Hepler

Vice President Leasing

Jess Hepler, Bierbrier Development’s Vice President of Leasing, joined Bierbrier Development in 2016. He brings extensive senior real estate knowledge and experience to the firm, having served in a variety of Real Estate development, strategy and operating roles with Yum! Brands, Inc for 23 years. Mr. Hepler has a BS and MBA from the Brigham Young University.

Nikki Palmaccio


Nikki Palmaccio, Bierbrier Developmentā€™s Comptroller, joined the firm in 2017 with over 12 years of real estate accounting and finance experience. She brings extensive high level financial management experience to the firm, having served as a Controller at both WinnResidential and The Davis Companies and as an Associate at a Boston-based retail shopping center REIT. Mrs. Palmaccio earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Duquesne University and has received a certificate in Real Estate Finance from Boston University.

Frank Giso

Corporate Counsel

Frank Giso represented Bierbrier Development for 30 years while actively practicing law as a partner at Choate Hall & Stewart. Following retirement from Choate in 2014, Mr. Giso joined Bierbrier Development as Corporate Counsel. Mr. Giso brings wide-ranging transactional experience with a commercial real estate practice focus including entity creation, advice on tax implications and advice and documentation of transaction management issues in the area of real estate. Mr. Giso served as chairman of the Real Estate Department at Choate from 1990 to 2000 and, during his career at Choate, he represented a wide range of clients including national REITs, non-profits, lenders, and developers. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and is named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer. Mr. Giso received his undergraduate degree in economics, magna cum laude, from Brown University and graduated magna cum laude from Cornell Law School.

Ronald Dattoli

Senior Property Manager

Ronald Dattoli, Senior Property Manager at Bierbrier Development, joined the company in 1984. Mr. Dattoli oversees tenant and vendor coordination, tenant construction build-out, maintenance and repairs and overall management of properties in the Bierbrier portfolio. Prior to joining Bierbrier Development, Mr. Dattoli worked as a systems manager for Pfizer. He is a graduate of Aquinas College.

Julie Marie Hoey

Executive Assistant

Julie Marie Hoey joined Bierbrier Development in October 2017 as our new Executive Assistant. Her extensive administrative experience in various industries gives her a breadth of knowledge, not only in supporting our company but also in understanding our customers and communities. Julie Marie obtained her BA in Fine Arts, with honors, at Framingham State University.

Lori Meade

Real Estate Accountant

Lori Meade, Real Estate Accountant, joined Bierbrier Development in 2015. Mrs. Meade is responsible for assisting the CFO in General Ledger posting, maintenance and month-end closings, as well as, lease maintenance. Mrs. Meade brings over 20 years of real estate accounting experience to the Bierbrier Development team. Prior to joining Bierbrier Development, she worked as an Accountant at Boyd Smith and Cambridge Street Realty. Mrs. Meade holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration from Boston University.