Staff

Terri MurrayExecutive Director – Joined Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc. in 1999. She is an accomplished community development professional with over 25 years experience in mixed-income, mixed-use and affordable housing development. She has designed, implemented and administered various homeownership assistance, housing rehabilitation, new construction, small business assistance, workforce development, and property management programs. She has worked effectively in the for-profit, non-profit and local government arenas. Ms. Murray holds a Masters in Urban Affairs in Housing and Community Development from Boston University.

Michael PecarReal Estate Development Director – Joined Neighborhood Renaissance in November 2011 to oversee the construction of the Westgate project and the rehabilitation of the NSP 2 properties.  He managed the development process for all property types for over 30 years.  He has played leading roles in the areas of new project identification, acquisition, government entitlements, financial structuring, site planning, architectural design and total project management. Mr. Pecar is a recognized developer of large-scale commercial centers including Laguna Hills Mall in Laguna Hills, CA and El Paseo de Saratoga in San Jose, CA for world-class development firms such as Melvin Simon Associates (now Simon Development Corporation), The Irvine Company, The O’Connor Group and the Pritzker family.  Mr. Pecar has also served as an Investment Manager for New Boston Fund, a private equity firm. He has managed development of retail projects in Asia for Trizec-Hahn.  He holds a Masters of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University, School of Business.

Jenny Bretz Office Manager/Bookkeeper – Originally from Lima, Peru, where she earned a BA degree in Accounting from the Federico Villarreal University. She has 10 years of accounting experience working within the construction and property management field. Before that, Jenny worked at law firms in Miami, Florida and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Mrs. Bretz joined Neighborhood Renaissance in December 2011. Her responsibilities include all internal bookkeeping, accounts receivable/payable and the general office operations. Ms. Bretz is bilingual.

 

Carron Knowles – Property Manager – Ms. Knowles has over 12yrs experience in both Conventional and Tax Credit Property Management.  She brings a wealth of knowledge of Landlord/Tenant laws along with Fair Housing guidelines.  She’s worked with several large Property Management firms managing multi-family apartment communities throughout Palm Beach County ranging from 130-486 units.  She has expertise in property lease-ups, re-habs, acquisitions and takeovers. Ms. Knowles joined Neighborhood Renaissance in March 2016.