A&R Companies Appoints Shay Dugan and Feras Qumseya VPs

Shay Dugan promoted to Vice President of Operations and Feras Qumseya joins the firm as Vice President of Development

As part of its strategic growth plan in the mid-Atlantic region, A&R Companies, a leading real estate, development, property management and construction company, recently announced that Shay Dugan has been promoted to Vice President of Operations and Feras Qumseya has joined the firm as Vice President of Development.

“To continue to grow and meet the needs of our residents and partners, we needed to expand our management team,” said Executive Vice President Marjorie Rodgers Cheshire. “Shay is a proven leader in residential and commercial real estate management and is a valuable contributor to our organization. We are very excited to have Feras join our team and will leverage his development expertise and knowledge of the Washington, D.C. market as we continue to launch new projects.”

A graduate of Pierce College, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – Real Estate Management, Dugan has served as A&R’s director of operations since 2010.  Before joining A&R, Dugan worked with Tarragon Corporation, Pennsylvania Residential Real Estate and Development Corporation, JBG Companies, and Summit Properties.  Dugan is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management, the National Apartment Association, and holds her National Center for Housing Management Tax Credit Certification. In her new role, Dugan will oversee the day-to-day operations of A&R’s property management operations.

Qumseya rejoins A&R from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development in Washington, D.C., where he led the largest redevelopment project on the East Coast.  Qumseya earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Beloit College and a Master’s Degree from George Washington University.  He is a member of the Real Estate & Finance Alliance Board of Directors at George Washington University and a member of the board of directors at the Global Institute for Technology Advancements. At A&R he will be responsible for the development and construction management activities of the A&R Development Corp.

About A&R
Established 35 years ago, A&R Companies is a family-owned group of businesses focused on real estate development, construction, and property management.  A&R Development Corp. develops residential, commercial and mixed-use real estate projects in the mid-Atlantic region.  A&R Management, Inc. is A&R’s professional property management services business.  The companies’ portfolio includes residential and commercial properties in various Maryland counties, Baltimore City and the District of Columbia.  For more information, visit www.ar-companies.com.

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