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Barbara R. Kelly


ABOUT Barbara

As President and CEO, Barbara R. Kelly is tasked with implementing the vision set by the Office of the Partners. Barbara formulates the Company’s strategic planning to achieve the objectives of the business plan, with the aim of maximizing return and minimizing risk for the company. Barbara establishes company wide systems and procedures for reporting, project controls, financial controls, and employee relations. Overall, Barbara R. Kelly possesses the highest level of organizational and communication skills.


May, 1985
La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA

  • M.B.A. Finance
  • Also studied at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

August, 1978
Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

  • Bachelor of Arts, Accounting


  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Past President
  • NNCREW, Past National Board Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
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2014-Present Russ Kelly and Associates, President & CEO
  • Developing, implementing, and overseeing new corporate entity, known as Russ Kelly & Associates.
  • Financial Partner, charged with Corporate Banking and Financial Management.
2005-2014 Russ Kelly Inc., President and Chairman of the Board
  • Responsible for corporate vision and culture
  • Responsible for overseeing financial and management structure, and banking relations
  • Structures the credit and bonding lines
1998-2005 Russ Kelly Inc., President
  • Responsible for overseeing financial and management structure.
  • Works closely with Owners, Franchisors, Franchisees, Banks, Credit Companies, Subcontractors, Union Labor, Employees
  • Performs on-site Construction Management and day-to-day Construction Supervision duties, including 5 projects at the Philadelphia Airport.
1994-2005 First Garden Properties, Mt. Laurel, NJ, Partner/Owner
  • Manages and leases multi-family and office properties
  • Financed, refinanced or obtained acquisition financing on multiple properties
1990-1994 R.I.S.A. Corporation, Cherry Hill, NJ, Partner
  • Chief Financial Officer for a real estate information service specializing in real estate properties
1986-1990 Strouse Greenberg, Philadelphia, PA, Accountant
  • Responsible for all multifamily accounting for apartments, condominiums and co-ops.
    - Involved with shopping center leasing and management groups for tenant audits
1978-1986 Helmsley Greenfield, Philadelphia PA, Senior Financial Analyst and Investment Sales Specialist
  • Responsible for sales of shopping centers, industrial and office over $5 million for a real estate investment division of this national real estate firm
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