Meet the folks behind Hyatt Commercial.
Louis Hyatt, Founder
Since beginning his real estate career in 1953, Louis Hyatt has been one of the most active businessmen throughout Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Forming his own brokerage firm in 1961, Louis guided Hyatt Commercial into the full-service firm it is today, providing commercial sales and leasing, property management, and investor services. He has also undertaken active roles in the banking, civic, and real estate communities.
With extensive experience in brokerage, banking, investments, and syndication, Louis has been involved in many prominent commercial and residential projects throughout the region. He has organized and participated in numerous award-winning joint ventures and limited partnerships.
His community and civic involvement includes two terms on the Annapolis City Council and membership in the Annapolis Planning and Zoning Commission. He was elected to the Democratic Central Committee, Annapolis, and was elected Realtor of the Year for Anne Arundel County by the Anne Arundel County Board of Realtors. He served as president of this board as well.
A retired director of (the former) Farmers Bank of Maryland, Louis also served on the National Advisory Council of the Small Business Administration, as vice chairman and commissioner of the Maryland Real Estate Commission, and president of the Anne Arundel County Board of REALTORS. He is also a recent member of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Finance Committee.
Louis’ professional associations include lifetime membership to the National Association of REALTORS, Anne Arundel County Board of Realtors, and the Anne Arundel Commercial and Investment Agents.
A native Annapolitan, Louis was honored to be named by former Annapolis mayor Ellen Moyer as one of the people most positively affecting Annapolis, which is where he continues to reside today.
Justin Mullen, President
Justin joined Hyatt Commercial in 2017 with more than 10 years’ experience in the commercial real estate industry. As President, he manages the day to day brokerage operations and focuses on sourcing and acquiring commercial real estate investments for the growing Hyatt Commercial portfolio. Justin has completed over $210,000,000 in leasing and sale transactions in his career. He has served clients in various industries including health care, telecommunications, professional services, health and fitness, marketing, and institutional/private investors.
Justin is a 6th generation Annapolitan, graduated from St. Mary’s High School, received a B.A. from University of Virginia and has deep roots in the Anne Arundel County real estate and business communities. He is very active as a member of the Building Traditions Society of the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation, the Touchdown Club of Annapolis, The Royal Blue Club, and as a youth lacrosse coach.
Justin currently lives in Annapolis with his wife Courtney and two young children.
Joe Brown, President
Joe is the President of Hyatt Commercial Property Management. He joined Hyatt in 2006 and provides complete oversight of the property management and construction operations. With over 35 years in the business, Joe has had a long record of providing exceptional property management and construction management services to both local and national tenants and owners. He is a Maryland Licensed Real Estate Salesperson where he participates in a variety of retail & office deals annually. Prior to Hyatt Commercial, Joe spent 23 years with Commercial Management Company/Della-Ratta Construction, Inc.
Joe is an active member of several real estate groups, serving as a member of the Anne Arundel County Commercial and Industrial Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He most recently served on the ICSC Mid Atlantic planning committee in 2015.
Joe has been a lifelong resident of Anne Arundel County. He is married to Christine and has two children.
Bill Greenfield, Senior Sales/Leasing Associate
Bill is a native Annapolitan who has spent his entire career in Annapolis. Bill attended Anne Arundel Community College and the University of Maryland from 1970 to 1974 before returning to Annapolis to operate his family’s two retail clothing stores. The stores closed in 1990 after 53 years in business.
That same year, he obtained his real estate license and hung it with Hyatt Real Estate, which eventually became Hyatt Commercial. Bill specializes in the sale and leasing of office, retail, and industrial properties for users and investors. He also has a real estate consulting business.
Currently, Bill lives in Annapolis with his wife, Debbie (who is a residential agent) and his two children, Amanda and Aaron.
William C. Steffey, CRE, CCIM
William Steffey has been involved in commercial real estate investment and real estate development for over 40 years. He specializes in site selection, market analysis, fee development, consulting, site disposition services and investment sales. His experience as a commercial and residential developer, investor and business owner has provided him with extensive knowledge and a multi-task-oriented discipline.
Mr. Steffey is a Certified Commercial Investment Member. CCIM designees are recognized as commercial/investment property specialists that demonstrate substantial experience in conjunction with a high standard of professionalism. He is also a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE). Founded in 1953, the organization serves 1,400 members worldwide. All who hold the “CRE” designation adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice. See www.cre.org for additional information.
Mr. Steffey as a broker and developer he has over 30 transactions for 7-Eleven and 30 Rite Aid transactions. He has been involved with numerous high-profile developments such as Riverview Plaza in Frederick, Maryland, 470,000 square foot power center with Target and Home Depot; 52 acres in Laurel, Maryland for a 420,000 square foot power center with Target, Kohls and Sports Authority, 140,000 square foot Home Depot, Timonium, Maryland, 90,000 square foot Home Depot in Annapolis. The sale of Russett Center, 1,500 (+/-) acres that contain approximately 3,500 planned residential units including a commercial center that contains Walmart and Sam’s as well as other retail sites.
He has also closed transactions with; Manulife, FDIC, Multiple banks for REO disposition, Walgreen’s, CVS, Bank of America, Wachovia, Popeye’s, YUM! Brands, Wingate & Extended Stay Hotels, Royal Farms, Sola Salons and multiple property owners for acquisition, investment, sale or lease.
Jack Henley, Senior Property Manager
Jack joined Hyatt Commercial in 2003, and is responsible for commercial and residential properties. As a main point of contact for owner communications, he is accountable of a vast portfolio from the leasing process, managing tenant improvements and contract negotiations.
As an Anne Arundel county native and City of Annapolis resident, Jack has called Annapolis home for over 10 years. He graduated from Towson University with a concentration in Business Management.
In his spare time, Jack enjoys sports, boating, fishing and spending time with his family.
Holly Alexander, Senior Property Manager
Holly began her property management career more than 15 years ago managing the commercial historic district of Asheville, NC. She has supervised multiple residential, commercial and retail buildings with a strong focus on association management.
Holly moved to the Annapolis area in 2015 from North Carolina. She is an active member of the Institute of Real Estate Management.
John Sindler, Vice President of Sales and Leasing
John has been in commercial real estate since 1995, following a decade in general construction where he focused predominantly on municipal contracts. His development knowledge leverages a solid foundation in industrial tenant representation assignments gained while with Colliers Pinkard (Columbia). He also mastered the Baltimore-Washington corridor tenant base and land inventory as the firm’s land specialist. Overseeing McShea & Company, Inc.’s Columbia office for five years, John performed tenant representation assignments while leasing and managing a 700,000 sq. ft. office and industrial portfolio (half of which sold in a 1031 Exchange and Investment acquisition).
As an active broker in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, John’s deals have been split between relet and development deals as industrial, office, and retail transactions, specifically along the Route 1 corridor in Baltimore, Howard, and Prince George’s counties. Serving two years on both the Route 1 Revitalization Committee (Steering Committee), the Board of Directors and (co-chair) Economic Development Committee of the Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber (BWCC), he has a strong knowledge of the tenants, landlords/property owners, and development opportunities from south of Baltimore to the District of Columbia.
John’s client base ranges from small, locally owned concerns to national/multi-location firms, institutional/pension funds and developers. With a tenant representation core business, other assignments include:
- User building sales and leasing
- Office/industrial/retail /land development
- Office/retail/industrial portfolio leasing, management, disposition, and acquisition
A Loyola College graduate, his strong community ties keep him involved with development committees, volunteering and coaching a Howard County youth program, and as a rugby coach for Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore.
Eric Noonan, Sales and Leasing Associate
Eric began his time with Hyatt Commercial in 2015. Previously, he spent two years working in the New York City office of OMD as a member of the media investment team, which handled television and advertising for Gatorade and other national brands.
Originally from Deer Park, NY, Eric now calls Baltimore home. He graduated from Towson University in May 2012, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in marketing. During his time at Towson University, he was a member of the American Marketing Association (AMA). As captain of Towson’s rugby team, Eric led Towson to the final four during his senior year.
Judith Neighoff, Senior Sales and Leasing Associate
Judith brings over 30 years of real estate experience to Hyatt Commercial. Since joining Hyatt in 2016, she has enjoyed benefiting women and minority owned business clients most. With her diverse experience, knowledge and understanding of client’s needs, she has helped to build their wealth thru negotiations to acquire, dispose and lease commercial properties. Judith specializes in the BWI Corridor, representing specialty properties such as commercial waterfronts, historic buildings, churches, as well as; multi-family, office buildings, retail shopping centers, land development and industrial properties.
Prior to Hyatt Commercial, Judith owned and operated LL Construction and Property Management, where she held a Maryland Home Improvement License. Primary work included the redevelopment of distressed properties and new construction projects as well as property management. Acting as general contractor for projects has provided her a strong base knowledge of building and zoning codes, landlord tenant relationships, financial evaluation of projects, risk management, and land use. Judith previously held her RE license with Champion Realty and Long and Foster where she achieved over $90 million in sales.
Judith graduated from the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore in 2016 with a BS in Real Estate and Economic Development. She is also alumni of Martin Spaulding HS and has an Associated Arts Degree in Accounting from Baltimore Community College.
A sample of clients Judith has served include: Third Eye Comics, PSN Media, TintMD, JB Fay & Co, Bernward Consulting, Sinclair Processor, Smithey law Group, The Roofing Experts, Omega properties, Burkhart Homes, Conkling Foster CPA, Herbst Law, Dr Doring, Creative Spaces, LRS Federal, CBSI, Academy Chem-dry, Malibu Windows, Rome Technologies, Bull’s Tires, Hyatt Properties, YWCA, Bob Fox Services, Bethany Aire, R & D Masonry, Chesapeake Baptist Church, Harvest Baptist Church.
Judith lives in Crownsville, MD with her husband, David Clark. She has two grown children, two grandchildren and three step children.
John Gallagher, Vice President of Sales and Leasing
John Gallagher joined the team as a Sales and Leasing Associate in 2017. Mr. Gallagher specializes in office, medical office and flex sales and leasing assignments representing both landlords and tenants in various industries throughout Maryland. His experience on both sides of transactions enables him to play a strong advisory role truly understanding and representing his clients’ needs. John’s extensive market knowledge coupled with his strategic approach to developing and executing real estate strategies has provided his clients invaluable information and resources to help drive their real estate decision making.
John received a B.S. in Business Administration from Towson University where he was a member of the Men’s Lacrosse Team. He is deeply invested in both community and industry associations including NAIOP Maryland, Cybersecurity Association of Maryland (CAMI) , Anne Arundel Commercial and Industrial Association (AACIA) and sits on the Board of the Touchdown Club of Annapolis. Mr. Gallagher resides in Annapolis and is also a volunteer lacrosse coach for youth teams and his alma mater, DeMatha Catholic High School.
George Shenas, Sales and Leasing Associate
George joined Hyatt Commercial in the fall of 2017. Prior to Hyatt, George spent time at two Maryland based commercial real estate firms working in both tenant and landlord representation.
Since joining the Hyatt Team, George has worked with a variety of clients looking to buy, sell, or lease retail, land, flex, industrial, and office properties in the region. He has developed relationships with local, regional, and national landlords and tenants and is focused on providing best in class retail brokerage services throughout Central Maryland.
George is a graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School and Barton College where he was on the Men’s Golf Team. George is still active in competitive golf playing in both State and National Amateur events, along with local charity and business outings throughout Maryland.
Cecil Cummins, Senior Sales and Leasing Associate
Cecil joined Hyatt Commercial in December of 2017 and has grown into the role of Senior Sales and Leasing Associate with a focus on Commercial Real Estate Sales in Annapolis, MD, and the surrounding markets. In his first three and a half years, Cecil brokered over $49MM in transactions, representing more than 70 clients. Prior to his joining Hyatt Commercial, Cecil served as a consultant analyst assisting cities with large real estate developments including a 100+ acre project in Princeton, New Jersey. Cecil has a diverse background with involvements in politics, social media, logistics, operations, coordination of events for Accredited Investor groups. He is also an experienced public speaker having presented on stage with renowned speakers Gary Vaynerchuk and David Osborn. Cecil is an active member of the Comptroller of the State of Maryland’s Business Advisory Council, has contributed on multiple task forces for the City of Annapolis, including the Affordable Housing Task force in 2020-2021, and formerly served as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Chesapeake Baysavers Foundation.
Cecil is a native of Annapolis, Maryland, and spends his time managing his real estate investment portfolio, researching geopolitics, and traveling around the world with his Fiancé. He was one of three people in his graduating class to triple major and received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Accounting, and Business Administration from McDaniel College. He currently resides in the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis.
Birdi Brown, Sales and Leasing Associate
Birdi Brown joined Hyatt Commercial in June of 2019. Prior to joining Hyatt, Birdi was a member of the commercial real estate start-up, SwingSpace, in Washington, DC where she assisted in a variety of roles. Birdi specializes in commercial sales and leasing throughout Anne Arundel County, Howard County and the surrounding markets. With a strong marketing background and heightened exposure to the industry’s coworking trend, she brings a fresh perspective to what may move the bottom-line for her clients.
Birdi received a Bachelor of Arts in English from The College of William and Mary where she was a member of the varsity women’s lacrosse team. She is currently a licensed real estate salesperson in MD and DC. The Annapolis native now resides in Baltimore, MD, however, spends a lot of her time in Annapolis and frequenting her family’s Sherwood Forest home.