A team of smart, driven, fun, quirky, thoughtful, meticulous and well-rounded individuals.
Michael is trained in all aspects of the development process, including site selection, design, construction, legal supervision, financing, leasing, marketing and property management. In 2008, Michael formed CANAdev, one of the premiere boutique retail experience firms in the country, working with the top brands, tenants and landlords in the country such as Morimoto, RXR Realty, Bobby Flay, Vornado/Charles E. Smith, Cava Mezze and MRP Realty. Michael has developed three food halls including the Mount Vernon Marketplace in Baltimore, MD.
Nick’s success in brokerage for over 15 years is attributed to his responsiveness and superior marketing strategies. Nick’s expertise in restaurant management, restaurant consulting, title representation, tenant representation, landlord representation, retail and development ensures that his clients goals are met. A graduate of St. Paul’s and McDaniel College, Nick works on development in Maryland (projects including Mt. Vernon Marketplace, Blue Moon, Iron Rooster, Cava, Pinch, and Brown Rice), as well as, on a National level.
Katie Zulty is a Baltimore native who graduated from Virginia Tech. Prior to joining CANAdev, she obtained her real estate license and became a sales manager for a residential real estate team. She joined our team Winter of 2017 as our operations manager and has since transitioned in to a leasing role. She has a broad knowledge of Baltimore and its surrounding areas and is excited to be working on our Cross Street Market & Hollins Market projects.
Matt Holman is a Baltimore native, and attended the University of North Carolina. Before joining the CANAdev team, Matt was involved in the sales process as a Loan Officer at First Home Mortgage in Timonium. Joining the team in summer 2017 as a Project Manager, Matt will be involved in all facets of the development process including organizing, communicating, and monitoring various parts of CANAdev’s current projects as well as helping in the day to day operations.
Alison joined the team in March of 2019. She brings over 3 years of restaurant development in Washington D.C., 10 years of restaurant management in New Jersey and Washington, D.C., and 5 years of financial and real estate management in New York City. Her focus is coordinating all aspects of the project lifecycle from pre-development through stabilization. Alison graduated from Marymount Manhattan with a Bachelors in Business Management, Finance and Investments.
After studying creative writing and journalism, Andy built 15 years of experience in restaurants, including owning and operating Maggie’s Farm (2012-2017), where she developed an enthusiasm for business and social media. Andy joined CANAdev in early 2018 as Marketplace Manager of Cross Street Market, which began a reno and revitalization project in March 2018. Additionally, she manages the CANAdev brand. Andy has also worked as an Executive Assistant and freelance writer.
Trisha Joyce is a Philadelphia native who relocated to Baltimore shortly after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the CANAdev team, Trisha spent 8 years with Under Armour, most recently completing a 3 year expat assignment at the company’s European HQ in Amsterdam. With a background in corporate events, operations, and facility management, she will focus on CANAdev’s D.C. projects to include Western Market and The Alley at Midtown Center.
Kelly Duffy grew up in New Jersey before making Philadelphia her adopted city and attending Temple University where she graduated with a master’s degree. With a love for creating experiences for people, Kelly fell into the event planning world. Joining the CANAdev team in spring of 2018, Kelly took on the role of Marketplace Manager for The Bourse food hall where she is able to combine her love for events, hospitality, and tourism in the City of Brotherly Love.
Arthur Etchells is a native Philadelphian, passionate about his city. He has had a diverse career in everything from software testing to journalism. He began his own food and drink blog that he eventually sold to Philadelphia magazine. There, Etchells covered Philadelphia’s restaurant and bar scene for six years. Then he made decided to focus on drinks, managing Philadelphia operations for a craft distiller. Now he’s at CANAdev as the Marketplace Manager for The Bourse, just four blocks from where he grew up.
Emil is a videographer and editor, and FAA licensed remote pilot originally from Romania. Based in Washington, DC, Emil joined CANAdev as the team videographer and has been working in video production for over a decade. Emil combines his love for travel and film, telling stories and sharing the perspectives of people through video and short documentaries. As the digital producer, Emil brings his knowledge, creative eye and expertise with each CANAdev project he makes.
Lauren began her career in hospitality in Saratoga Springs, New York and made Boston her home in 2010. Before joining CANAdev as the Marketplace Manager of High Street Place, she helped successfully launch a number of Boston based start-ups in roles that highlighted her experience in marketing & events project management. Colleagues and friends refer to Lauren as a human Zagat, as she is a go-to resource for dining recommendations in Boston and dozens of other cities. Lauren is looking reshape Boston’s dining experience and build community.