March 1, 2018….Marine Business Advisors has added 2 key partners to its team . Kevin Quirk, former high level marina management executive and Drew Gendron, a seasoned real estate and finance expert, are both now active participants in MBA as part of its growing activities with Marina Management.
Quirk, is former Vice President of Marina Operations for Luxury Marinas, a Blackstone Group LLC. For over 20 years, he oversaw the operation of 7 full-service resort marinas, with over 18,000 linear feet of dockage including Pier 66 Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Boca Raton Resort and Club Marina, South Seas Island Resort Marina, Sarasota Hyatt Marina, Hilton Key Largo Marina, all in Florida, as well as the El Conquistador Resort and Marina in Fajarda, Puerto Rico.
Gendron has over fifteen years of experience in commercial real estate and real estate finance. He spent nearly two years as an active analyst in the potential acquisition of Old Port Cove Marinas. Prior to that he participated in the formation of a $100MM commercial real estate fund for TenRock Capital Fund, L.P. Andrew holds a JD, MBA, and BBS and is also a licensed attorney in good standing in New York and New Jersey.
“Having these two guys join Marine Business Advisors, along with my partner Francisco Ruiz of Ole Services which performs financial administration for Marina Palms, now adds significant depth as we embark on added growth into additional marina management activities”, says Jim Bronstien, owner of Marina Business Advisors and Managing Operating partner of US Marina Group.