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With over 150 years of accumulative experience, we have a fundamental understanding of the contemporary needs and challenges of our target communities and populations and as such promises to help them lead a better lifestyle in a more effective and efficient way.

Organization Overview

The SPES Development Corporation (SDC) is a private, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit corporation, founded in 2016 from the collective consciousness of enthusiastic and qualified professionals as a direct response to the need for fighting the causes of poverty and social justice through partnership ventures.

MISSION

 

SPES Development Corporation engages in intervention strategies to improve the quality of life of marginalized groups and achieve sustainable community transformation and prosperity.

 

VISION

 

Our vision is to be a leading nonprofit corporation that help disenfranchise communities and individuals build sustainable futures for themselves by developing realistic agendas that are comprehensive and people-centered. We are committed to offering a wide range of practical solutions through program and services consistent with needs of the constituents we serve.

 

VALUES

 

Our continued success depends on our ability to establish and maintain positive relationships not only with our clients, colleagues and partners, but also with the wider communities in which we work. Our corporate principles set out our commitment to operate professionally, fairly and with integrity wherever we work. Furthermore, they help us to protect and enhance our reputation by creating a clear framework to guide our behavior and decision-making. Moreover, we expect the highest levels of ethical conduct and will support those who make decisions based on our corporate principles. Our employees, partners and clients have a shared responsibility to make sure we reflect these principles in our behavior.

 

APPROACH 

 

Aside from fulfilling our inherent obligation as a philanthropic organization, we have an intricate role to play in prompting community building, boosting economic enterprise and recreating the social fabric of distressed areas. SDC recognizes that the conventional ways of doing business are not sustainable for solving present-day socio-economic challenges. Accordingly, we have shifted from the conventional thinking and formulated new and more inclusive development paradigms that are, holistic, pragmatic, people-centered and multi-sectoral. To achieve this goal, we have developed internal and external corporate schemes that hinges around the following:

SDC INITIATIVES

IMPACT INVESTING PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE (IIPI)

 

INTEGRATING IMPACT INVESTING INTO DEVELOPMENT GOALS TO BRIDGE THE FUNDING GAP AND ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS

 

SPES Development Corporation (SDC) is committed to impact investing and forming public-private partnership addressing the growing need for funds to support social and economic enterprises...

IMPACT INVESTING PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE (IIPI)

 

INTEGRATING IMPACT INVESTING INTO DEVELOPMENT GOALS TO BRIDGE THE FUNDING GAP AND ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS

 

SPES Development Corporation (SDC) is committed to impact investing and forming public-private partnership addressing the growing need for funds to support social and economic enterprises...

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SDC TEAM

Patricia A. Encina

Chairman Co-Founder

Ms. Patricia (Trish) Encina is the Chairman of SPES Development Corporation. Her tenure as chairman focuses on bringing together a network of investors while driving the organization’s strategic initiatives. Trish is the Founder and CEO of TENAURA, LLC, an exclusive Boston firm specializing in executive matchmaking worldwide. Prior to opening her business, she has served as Vice President of Strategic Growth and Business Development for River Capital Advisors, LLC and various other prominent investment firms in Boston, Florida and New York. From corporate to entrepreneur, Trish has built her experience on a passion for human connection and knows how to draw investor collaboration, which is necessary to generate measurable societal impact. Her diverse experience and entrepreneurial integrity provide her with a unique professional perspective to lead the organization.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Hema Virani

Vice-Chairperson

 

Profession:

Real Estate Broker and Philanthropist.

 

Expertise:

Commercial and Residential Development, Sales and Marketing, Investor Relations and Trust Law.

 

Experience:

Real Estate Broker, Nonprofit Executive.

Jeffrey C. Gorley – Board Member

Board Member

 

Profession:

 Law Enforcement

 

Credentials:

Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Investigation and Interrogation Techniques, Community Policing, Psychology, Sociology, Politics and Human Rights.

 

Experience:

Public Safety Director (AL, FL, NJ, VA), Law Enforcement Consultant

 

Awards:

Congressional Recognition, Community Service Award

Victor Martinez

Secretary

 

Profession:

Law Enforcement.

 

Expertise:

Criminal Justice, Political Science, Business Administration, Real Estate Development.

 

Experience:

Executive Director, Director of Development, Business Management Consultant, Political Strategist and Campaign Manager.

Courtney D. Hochman

Board Member

 

Profession:

Landscape Architect

 

Credentials:

Urban Planning, Placemaking Design, Landscape Architecture, Community and Economic Development, Anthropology, Archaeology and Arts

 

Experience:

Municipal, Private sector, Institutional International

 

Awards:

FLASLA, FIU and Colorado Scholar’s

David Birju

Treasurer

 

Profession:

Finance Manager.

 

Credentials:

Business Administration, Corporate Financial and Asset Management, Science and Biology.

 

Experience:

Financial and Asset Management, Investment Analyst for Fortune 500 Global Corporations.

Carmen C. Infante

Board Member

 

Profession:

Childcare Services and Small Business Entrepreneur

 

Credentials:

Human Services, Business Administration and Agriculture

 

Experience:

Entrepreneur, Early Childhood Development and Community Activist

Jennifer Nunez

Board Member

 

Profession:

Healthcare Professional and Entrepreneur

 

Expertise:

Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Critical Care Unit (ER, OR, ICU), Adult Living Facilities,

 

Entrepreneur:

Owner and Operator Construction and Remediation Services

 

Experience:

Registered Nurse – Hospital

Tomas G. Michel

Board Member

 

Profession:

Tax Collector – President Agora’s

Laurel Book Club

 

Credentials:  Legal Studies, Literary Arts, Finance

Management Technician

 

Experience:   Service Medal- Recipient U.S.

Department of Defense, Public Service Award

Aleida M. Romanach

Board Member

 

Profession:

CRE Operation Specialist

 

Credentials:

Credit and accounting services, Financial Analysis and Customer Relations

 

Experience:

Corporate Banking Services

Cesar Espaillat

Board Member

 

Profession:

Small Business Entrepreneur

 

Credentials:

Business Development, Community Activist

Experience Entrepreneur Food and Beverage

Daniel P. Johnson

Board Member

 

Profession:

Corporate Management Advisor.

 

Credentials:

Human Resources

Octavien Spanner

CEO, Founder and President

Octavien Spanner is the President and CEO at SPES Development Corporation. He is the visionary behind the corporation’s mission and platforms. Octavien’s career spans over two decades of executive-level experience directing public and nonprofit agencies across the United States as well as internationally. With an interdisciplinary background in philosophy, human services, politics and international relations he has a unique perspective on interactional approaches to sustainable community development. His previous positions include serving as Executive Director, City Administrator and Director of Community and Economic Development, overseeing various community revitalization, real estate development, and capital improvement projects. Internationally, he served as Senior Advisor and Development Affairs Liaison for Small Member States vis-à-vis United Nations specialized agencies such as UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF and UNEP.

Executive Team

Robert McQuaid

Chief Financial Officer

Jose Dominguez

Vice President of Programs

Robert McQuaid is the corporation’s Chief Financial Officer, where he leads investor relations and all aspects of SDC’s financial operations. Throughout his professional career he has worked within diverse industries overseeing financial reports and managed multimillion budgets. In addition to his financial competence he is knowledgeable of real estate loans, general construction, and an expert in project planning. Prior to joining SDC, Robert worked for the Pinnacle Partners as Chief Financial and Operating Officer.

Jose Dominguez, M.A. Ed. is the co-founder and Vice President of Programs. He brings over 35 years of experience developing, operating, and evaluating educational and human services programs for nonprofit organizations. Jose provides executive oversight of SDC project implementation.  Collaborating internally with the SEDEC and ACE units to understand the technical context within which each project operates, he fosters productive relationships with funders and seeks creative ways to expand the scope and diversity of existing initiatives.

Carmen Lopez

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects Officer

Timothy Fitzgerald

Director, Affordable Housing and Real Estate Development

Carmen Lopez is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives - Human Resources Special Project Officer. She develops, oversees and help implement programs and projects that support SDC’s vision. Carmen spearheads selected projects that require cross-functional engagement with key staff across the organization, and with external stakeholders. She is responsible for providing strategic communications, establishing process efficiencies, and operationalizing SDC with a variety of program and services. Carmen has an extensive background in public administration and was formally the Regional Administrator of Florida Children’s Medical Services.

Timothy Fitzgerald serves as the Affordable Housing and Real Estate Director. Timothy J. Fitzgerald brings vast experience in real estate development and has held several construction-related positions as a superintendent, project manager and municipal building commissioner among others. He has worked on a variety of projects including, commercial design-build, security facilities, high-rise mix-use buildings, multifamily housing, military and government installations, commercial and industrial facilities. Timothy was the former Vice-President of the Massachusetts Federation of Building Officials.

Sergio Duran

Project Logistics Manager

Sergio Duran is an accomplished project management professional experienced in all aspects of residential and commercial development. He has directed construction operations with budgets in excess of $23 million and supervised a labor crew of 186 employees. Sergio fulfilled the position of Project Manager for All Star Enterprise and Gem Paver System.

Edward Perez

Asset and Portfolio

(Property Management) Officer

Edward Perez is the Asset and Portfolio Officer for SDC. His role is to maximize property value and investment returns through market research, data analysis and revenue forecasting. Edward is responsible for taking over all the burdens of managing SDC real estate, including asset enhancement initiatives, marketing, execution and leasing, rent collection, letting of contracts for services, and preparing monthly and annual financial statements on project operations. Edward is an experienced real estate broker and management consultant whom has assisted a variety of enterprises with financial reporting.

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