About

The principals of Essex have a broad range of experience.  They have provided services in the private, public and non-profit sector, and have worked with all Federal, State and City agencies.

Geraldine McGann,
Principal

Geraldine McGann has over 25 years experience in affordable housing including Regional Director of HUD’s New York office and Director of Housing Development in HUD’s New Jersey office.

 

Since founding Essex Associates, Inc., Ms. McGann has provided services for over 25 projects in diverse geographical locations throughout New York and New Jersey comprising over 2,000 affordable housing units.

Kerrie Pearson,
Co-Principal

Kerrie Pearson is a co-Principal at Essex Associates, Inc.  A Certified Public Accountant, Ms. Pearson has a diverse background in the affordable housing industry.  

 

She has consulted Management Companies and Developers on Tax Credit and HUD compliance reporting.  She has also prepared annual compliance reports to NYS HCR and NYS HDC, as well as budget-based rent increase applications and was instrumental in getting major rent increases for her clients.  In addition, she has prepared 20 year HAP Contract Renewals and assisted management to prepare for Management and Occupancy reviews and REAC inspections.  

 

Ms. Pearson has consulted with Not-For-Profits and Public Housing Authorities on Financial Reporting and Tenant File compliance and has assisted in preparing refinancing applications to NYS HCR for Developers and Owners.

 

Gail Bressler,
CFO

Gail Bressler is a MBA with over 20 years experience including Vice President of Multifamily Finance for the NYS Housing Finance Agency. Ms Bressler is familiar with the entire financing process and closed hundreds of projects during her tenure at HFA.