Terri MurrayExecutive Director – Joined Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc. in 1999. She is an accomplished community development professional with over 30 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.

Carlos Toledo – Development Manager – Joined Neighborhood Renaissance in 2017 and has over thirty years of experience in the real estate industry. He served in numerous capacities including, Deputy Director of a non-profit community-based organization, Interim President of a statewide non-profit organization, Controller, Real Estate Credit Underwriter, and Vice President of property management organizations.  His experience includes various aspects of affordable housing development, financing and management, which includes but is not limited to, financing through use of Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Tax-Exempt bonds, HOME, SAIL, and AHP.  He has developed over 2,500 units of affordable housing and managed over 5,000 multifamily units.  He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York.

Gale Jackson Real Estate Consultant – Gale Jackson received her Florida Real Estate Licensure in August 2005. She worked intermittently as an agent under a local brokerage until joining the Neighborhood Renaissance Team in May 2017 where she presented her skills as a realtor. Ms. Jackson has successfully closed 16 of 19 Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP-2), 5 homes through local city programs, and 4 National Community Stabilization Trust homes. As the communications liaison she, manages all aspects of the sales transactions from contract to closing. Her winning personality during buyer intakes has helped to assist low and moderate income buyers in their achievement of homeownership. Ms. Jackson’s assets also include taking photos and gathering the buyer’s stories which allows buyers to share their personal experiences on the current market challenges and triumphs of homeownership.