Ernie joined Northwest Atlantic Partners in 2002, and has over twenty years experience in retail real estate development.

Ernie is responsible for all real estate development activities for Costco Wholesale Corp throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Prior to coming to Northwest Atlantic, as Regional Vice President for Cedarwood Development. Ernie was responsible for Southeast operations including personnel, budgeting, marketing, and client contact. Named preferred developer in South Florida for CVS Pharmacy, Ernie was responsible for strategic market analysis, site selection, contract negotiation, entitlements, and construction management.

Ernie was the Director of Development for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania for McDonald’s Corporation. He oversaw all Development matters including market and financial analysis, zoning and permitting, store planning, design and construction, relo/rebuild/remodel analysis, excess property disposition, aquisitions and property management.

Before becoming the Director of Development at McDonald’s, Ernie held positions as Director of Site Development, Site Development Manager, and Project Manager.

Ernie has also served as Project Manager at EEI Consulting Engineers and RBA Group, Consulting Engineers, both in New York City.


Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)



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