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To facilitate projects, LeChase Construction provides professional commercial development management programs spanning from financing to site development.  From initial analysis to measuring a project’s value, we understand the quickly changing needs of our clients and the industry. LeChase’s Development team includes legal, construction, accounting, finance and property management professionals who can arrange for flexible financing and planning while you focus on your core business.

We offer commercial real estate and development expertise in the following areas:

  • Financing
  • Site acquisition
  • Risk
  • Site development
  • Lease back
  • Facilities management

Whatever your commercial real estate development needs, LeChase covers the terrain like no one else.

Jim McKenna

Vice President

James (Jim) McKenna leads the company’s pursuit and management of design-build projects. He also oversees the real estate development sector and manages key projects throughout LeChase’s operations. Starting as project engineer, Jim advanced through various construction management roles over the course of his career. Before joining LeChase in early 2021, he served for ten years as vice president of construction at a leading commercial real estate development and management company. There, he supported new development opportunities and oversaw design and construction of projects from the earliest concepts through closeout and occupancy. Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Ohio University, and is certified as a Design-Build Professional® through the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). Jim serves on the board of the Upstate New York chapter of DBIA and is involved in various community activities in the Rochester, N.Y. area.
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Greg Barkstrom

Director of Real Estate Development

Gregory (Greg) Barkstrom joined LeChase as director of Real Estate Development in July 2018. In his role, he manages the company’s real estate assets and has responsibility for evaluating and managing future development opportunities. Greg has more than 25 years of experience in real estate. Prior to joining LeChase, he managed the retail development portfolio for a Rochester-area firm. He has extensive knowledge in all aspects of development including sale/lease negotiations, property opportunity evaluation and site selection. Greg has a BA in economics from Le Moyne College and is a licensed New York State Real Estate Broker.

As a strong and growing company with zero financial debt, LeChase has the resources to assist its partners during any or all stages of development, from site selection to financing and construction. We will tailor each arrangement to make a project successful. Our expertise and experience will be helpful as tight budgets, fluctuating costs and tougher competition make it necessary for owners and developers to explore new options and strategies when entering a project.

Greg BarkstromDirector of Real Estate Development
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