Management Team

Photo: John Anderson PRESIDENT

John has over 25 years of experience in the banking and real estate industries.

After 10 years in banking at the Irving Trust Company and Citicorp Real Estate, Inc in New York City he joined Wilmorite Properties, Inc. as CFO, and later became its President and CEO. Throughout his career, John has managed the financing, construction, development, and acquisition of retail, office, residential, and hotel properties. He holds a B.A. from the State University of New York and an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Rochester, where he teaches a graduate-level course in real estate finance and development.


Mark has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, including the development, finance, acquisition, and leasing of various types of commercial real estate assets. He was a partner in Harris Beach LLP, a Rochester, N.Y. based law firm, where he chaired the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Practice Group. From 2000 to 2005, he was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Wilmorite Properties, Inc. Mark holds degrees from Davidson College and Syracuse University College of Law and is a visiting lecturer on the faculty at Cornell University.

Mark also serves on the Board of Directors of The Farash Corporation and was the company’s interim CEO from December 2007 to January 2009. The Farash Corporation owns and manages 5,000 multi-family rental apartments in New York and Florida, 400,000 square feet of commercial real estate, and 750 acres of land available for development.

Photo: Lisa Cecere VICE PRESIDENT

Lisa has worked for over 15 years in the commercial real estate business, beginning her career at Ameritrust Bank (now Key Bank). She joined Wilmorite Properties Inc. in 1992, where she was vice president and director of finance. At Wilmorite, Lisa was responsible for the arrangement and placement of all of the company’s debt financing, management of equity relationships, and evaluation of new projects and investments. During her tenure there, she arranged over $1 billion of mortgage debt and assisted in raising over $300 million in private institutional equity. Lisa holds a B.A. in finance from Mount Union College, where she graduated summa cum laude.

Photo: James Ryan PRESIDENT

Jim has been President of RYCO Management, LLC since 2000. He is directly responsible for the leasing and property management of over 700,000 square feet of commercial real estate in the Rochester, New York market. Under Jim’s leadership, RYCO manages properties for its own account, and provides development and management services for third parties such as Westfall Medical Office Park and the New York State Appellate Court. Prior to joining RYCO, Jim was co-founder and co-owner of GLC Business Services, a provider of business outsourcing services. Jim holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

John W. Anderson
President, Northern Capital Group

Mark R. Foerster
Executive Vice President, Northern Capital Group

Lisa M. Cecere
Vice President, Northern Capital Group

James D. Ryan, Jr.
President, RYCO Management