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.
Sydney is a Project Manager at Trek Development Group where she oversees the development of Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects. Sydney manages the design, finance, construction and overall project development process including complex federal, state and local funding instruments. Sydney comes to TREK from sunny San Diego, California where she managed the development of both new construction and acquisition-rehab projects in excess of $150m. Prior to her career in affordable housing, she worked in commercial property management for CBRE, Inc., managing a portfolio of office, industrial and retail properties.
Sydney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Policy, Planning and Development from the University of Southern California.
Janelle is a project manager at Trek Development Group where she oversees the development of multi-family residential communities. Janelle manages the design, finance, construction and overall project development process that moves projects from conception through completion. With a strong interest in the social impact of real estate development, Janelle started with Trek as a social work intern where she was responsible for community network building within two Trek communities. Prior to Trek, Janelle’s project management skills emerged during her career in architecture, designing affordable housing and other community development projects.
Janelle holds a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Communities, Organizations, and Social Action from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Registered Architect.
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.