TREK Key Personnel
William J. Gatti
William Gatti is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of TREK Development Group, Inc.
Mr. Gatti is directly involved in all aspects of the development process from conception through design, construction and management. Mr. Gatti has extensive experience working with complex financial structures in the private and public/private partnership development markets. Since founding TREK Development Group and related companies in 1991, Mr. Gatti is responsible for the development of a portfolio valued in excess of $250 million.
Mr. Gatti, a native of Western Pennsylvania, received a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College’s Wallace E. Carroll School of Management.
John M. Ginocchi, AICP
Executive Vice President
Mr. Ginocchi is the Director of Development at TREK Development Group. Mr. Ginocchi has more than 25 years’ experience in the planning/development field. As the Director of Development for TREK since 2004, Mr. Ginocchi has been responsible for overseeing the development of all communities, residential and commercial. Mr. Ginocchi has an extensive amount of complex affordable housing development experience completing 2 HOPE VI projects with $40 million budgets. He has extensive experience closing mixed-finance developments in multiple states and a commitment to working with local stakeholders including resident groups, municipal officials, supportive service staff, PHAs, etc. as is necessary to implement complex developments.
He understands the financing tools available to develop property, and employs these tools to move projects from inception to completion
Trey Barbour, MPA
Senior Project Manager
Mr. Barbour has more than 10 years of economic and real estate development experience. He received his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and his master’s degree (focused on Urban and Regional Affairs) from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) at the University of Pittsburgh.
Prior to working with TREK, Mr. Barbour was founder and Principal of Patrick Edelen, a real estate consulting firm located in Pittsburgh. While at Patrick Edelen, Trey coordinated the application and development of facilities for the General Services Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, worked with private developers and government agencies on economic development strategies including overall project management, debt restructuring, tax increment financing, construction management and neighborhood development.
Trey also worked as Special Assistant to the Chief Executive of Allegheny County and as a Senior Project Manager at the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA).
Trey serves as Board President of the Pittsburgh Public Market and is a Certified Coro Leadership and Development Trainer. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Vanessa Murphy, AICP
Senior Project Manager
Vanessa comes to TREK with over 10 years of low-income housing tax credit development experience. As a Project Manager with Ralph
A. Falbo, Inc. she oversaw new construction and acquisition-rehab projects in excess of $100m that were financed using various federal, state and local funding instruments, including 4% and 9% low income housing tax credit awards.
Prior to her career in affordable housing, Vanessa was a Program Officer with the Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development (PPND) and the Director of Residential Development at the Northside Leadership Conference. Vanessa started her professional career as an intern architect; successfully completing the NCARB Internship Development Program requirements prior to pursuing her interest in City Planning. She holds a Master’s Degree in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.
Vanessa is a Board Member of Gwen’s Girls, a non-profit that provides wrap-around programming to at-risk girls in Allegheny County, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Michael is the newest member of the Trek Development team, prior to coming to Trek, Michael served as Senior Planner in the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning, leading and supporting current and long-range planning efforts in the City’s East End neighborhoods. In addition, Michael managed the update to the City’s Design element of the Comprehensive Plan, along with serving as project coordinator for the City’s Affordable Housing Task Force.
Michael moved to Pittsburgh in March 2014, working for the Hill Community Development Corporation as Real Estate and Planning Project Manager. He previously lived in Virginia, working as a Neighborhood Planner for the City of Charlottesville.
Michael is a Board Member of Union Project and the Regional Community Land Trust. He received a Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and Urban Land Institute.
John Myron, CPA
Mr. Myron has more than 30 years of accounting experience encompassing controllership duties, accounting consulting, finance, auditing, tax, and internal auditing. He has extensive experience in a variety of industries including construction, retail and service with an emphasis on the privately-held companies. John is a licensed CPA in Pennsylvania. He is responsible for overseeing the financial department at TREK for all communities under development, direct property management and asset management.
Director of Property and Asset Management
Tricia comes to TREK with over 10 years of experience in Property and Asset Management. In her previous role at The Community Builders as a Regional Director, she oversaw over 1500 residential and over 50,000 sq. ft. of commercial space across 4 states in the Mid-Atlantic. She brings extensive program knowledge, including LIHTC, HOME, Project-Based Section 8, Housing Choice Voucher and Market rate as well as commercial real estate leasing and management. She is adept at evaluating properties, teams and systems to develop new processes, and increasing operational and financial efficiencies.
Tricia received her ARM designation and is currently working on obtaining her CPM with IREM, where she also sits on the education committee for the local Chapter here in Pittsburgh.
Bethany Friel, LSW
Director of Mission, Culture and People
Bethany comes to TREK with 15 years of experience serving individuals and families in the Pittsburgh area. She earned her Masters in Social Science Administration from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and has worked in a variety of community agencies .During her career, Bethany developed an after school and summer program for high school students on the North Side, provided direct practice and leadership to transitional and permanent supportive housing programs, created an informational outreach program for area senior citizens, and worked in community mental health focusing on providing mental health services to area schools.