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Equity Group

Nova has developed a reputation for national leadership in providing due diligence services. Acknowledging that there is no “one size fits all,” our group is committed to providing Nova clients with customized solutions at all points in the real estate cycle. This starts with understanding the scope of a project.

We advise in areas such as acquisition, disposition, pre/mid/post-lease, and capital planning. Our due diligence team shifts to meet a client’s specific needs and goals. By focusing on a client’s needs, Nova’s Equity Group can determine appropriate scope and thus deliver value and favorable cost/benefit solutions to solve many real estate problems.

Robert M. Jackson, PE | Equity Group Lead

Mr. Jackson has over 25 years of experience in construction, engineering and project management. Utilizing dual undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering and economics his diverse background includes construction, design, oversight, contract administration, due diligence and building envelope commissioning. He also has experience with expert witness/construction defect work in mechanical, plumbing and fire protection systems, building envelopes and energy efficiency. Mr. Jackson is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Oregon and based in the Portland area of Pacific Northwest.


Rich George, PG, LSRP | Regional Client Manager

Mr. George is a Regional Client Manager based out of Jacksonville, Florida. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and Hydrology, Rich is a licensed PG and LSRP with over 23 years of experience providing due diligence in the environmental and engineering field. Rich is responsible for managing due diligence investigations for property acquisition and financing, including environmental site assessments (ESAs), property condition assessments (PCAs), subsurface site investigations, site characterizations, remediation and other due diligence-related services. This includes providing expert-level managerial, technical and operational project coordination and managing client relations in the development and implementation of Nova services. He works directly with clients to delineate appropriate scopes, objectives, budgets and priorities that meet their project needs.


Rick Grismer, AIA | Account Manager

Mr. Grismer is a licensed architect with over 40 years of experience in architecture, construction, construction management, and due diligence reports. His architectural experience has spanned from the Midwest to the western states. He has lectured on CAD development in England, France, and Ireland. Rick is an Account Manager focused on supporting the Chicago market.


Tom Favino, M.E.P. | Senior Project Manager/National Practice Leader

Mr. Favino has over 30 years of experience in the building and construction industry. He is a subject matter expert in the fields of HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection and Electrical (“M.E.P.”) systems and building construction. Mr. Favino provides a unique and in-depth insight perspective for commercial real estate projects. Tom is based in Hallandale, FL.


Radu S. Dumitrescu, PE, CEA, LEED AP | Senior Project Manager

Mr. Dumitrescu is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of New York and has over 35 years of professional experience in construction and mechanical/electrical engineering design and due diligence services. Mr. Dumitrescu has a keen ability to understand all aspects of environmental and engineering involved in real estate due diligence studies. He has been involved in both design projects and construction management of several wings of the Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, the world’s largest civilian building with an administrative function and the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon. Over the past 25 years Mr. Dumitrescu has been involved in all aspects of the due diligence process and has completed over 1,500 Property Condition Assessments (PCA) and preparation of curative budgets to remedy physical deficiencies on all types of real estate property including office buildings, multi-family properties, hotels and motels, warehouse and industrial buildings, parking garages, retail strip centers and stand-alone stores, enclosed shopping malls, nursing homes, mobile home parks, and self-storage facilities. In addition, he has provided construction monitoring services for a variety of projects in U.S and abroad. Mr. Dumitrescu has managed team of specialty consultants for complex assignments including numerous high-rise office towers of over 1 million SFG, large retail centers and complex hotel and resort facilities throughout the U.S.