Chuck was heavily involved in a wide range of Construction Projects early on in his Real Estate Career at The Widewaters Group Inc. Chuck was instrumental in not only leasing space but also seeing the construction projects through to completion. His years of experience allowed him to aid in developing a single source provider system that helped get deals done and aided in limiting cost and time delays.
In 2005 Chuck was one of the founding members of CBD Builders, LLC which offered the same single source approach to design and construction for a wide range of clients including his own. In January of 2009 Chuck along with Courtney Wilson launched CBD Companies which includes a Construction, Brokerage and Development Company.
Though Chuck’s main focus is on the Real Estate Brokerage business he remains instrumental in CBD Construction’s growth and success from a leadership and business development side.
Chuck is a 1987 graduate of Syracuse University and resides in Manlius with his wife Marie and their four children.
Courtney has been involved in the construction industry for most of his life. From an early age he played a role in the management of his father’s residential contracting business where his duties ranged from drafting contracts, organizing jobsites and performing in different trade and labor capacities. Courtney credits a lot of his early success to the hard work and guidance passed on by his father and uncle.
In 1998 after graduating from college Courtney joined The Widewaters Group, Inc. in Dewitt, New York to obtain experience in the commercial construction and real estate development field. In his eight years with the firm he quickly advanced roles from Project Manager to Construction Executive. Courtney oversaw the construction of many fast track construction and development projects in the office, medical and retail sectors. His roles and responsibilities at Widewaters allowed him to wear many different hats including design builder, owner’s representative, general contractor and construction manager.
His years of working for a long term owner and investor have helped develop his vision and approach to design, construction and real estate development. His “build it like you own it attitude” is one of the key ingredients to serving CBD clients needs. Courtney joined CBD Builders, LLC as a partner in 2006 and was appointed President in 2008.
In 2009 Courtney and Chuck Sangster launched CBD Companies which includes a Construction, Brokerage Development company.
Courtney is a 1997 Graduate of Stony Brook University and resides in Manlius with his wife Lindsay and daughter Charlotte.
Gwen Eichorn joined CBD Companies as Controller in 2014. Gwen’s prior experience includes Senior Auditor for a regional CPA firm in Raleigh, NC, a Municipal Accountant for Oklahoma City, and more recently the Finance Director for a health care company in Syracuse.
Gwen is a licensed CPA. She received her Bachelors of Business Administration from Hofstra University. Gwen is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Empire State College. She resides in Tully with her husband David and son Daniel.
In 2008 Jared graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in Geography – International Business and World Trade. In the same year he joined CBD Construction as an Assistant Project Manager. Prior to joining CBD Construction, Jared worked at Northeast Construction Services, Inc. and The Widewaters Group, Inc. Jared currently resides in Syracuse.
James joined CBD in 2011 and is currently serving as a Project Manager. From design to build, he is the liaison between the owners, architects, engineers, and subcontractors throughout the construction process.
James’ industry experience includes healthcare, office, and environmental remediation projects. Prior to joining CBD, James focused on residential construction.
Zach joined the CBD team in early 2018 as a Project Engineer. He is a 2014 graduate of SUNY Geneseo with a B.S. in Business Administration. Previously, Zach has worked for CBD in various functions including laborer, intern, and project superintendent. Prior to coming on board at CBD, Zach worked as a Timber Framer for New Energy Works, in Farmington, NY, manufacturing and raising custom timber frame homes throughout the Northeast. He has spent a lifetime in and around the construction trades working closely with his father’s construction company, Chesapeake Builders. His passion for the built world drives him to continue learning and growing within the construction industry.
Kristin brings construction knowledge from her previous work within the non-profit field. As a recent graduate from Walden University with an MBA in Project Management she is driven to take on new tasks and expand her skill set. Her professional and educational background has provided her a varied set of tools that will help her excel at CBD. She currently resides in Auburn with her husband and son.
Since joining CBD in 2010, Mike has transitioned into primarily tenant/buyer representation with tremendous success. His commitment to client service, general real estate market knowledge, and ability to negotiate and “close” deals has enabled him to become one of the most respected agents in our market.
In the last three years, Mike was involved in over 625,000 square feet of commercial space leased or sold while over 75% of those transactions were on behalf of the tenant or buyer. Notable clients include: Dannible & McKee, Eye Consultants of Syracuse, MetLife, Pediatric Associates, Centolella Lynn Law Firm, Lamar Advertising, Oneida LTD, Annese & Associates, Janney, ARCADIS, Chicago Title, Digital Hyve, CNY Neurological Consultants, Total Advertising, and ISSI Technology Professionals.
Mike is a 1995 graduate of Hartwick College and resides in Dewitt NY with his wife, Kate and their three active teenage children.
Harry P. Harkaway, Senior Director of Leasing, is responsible for the leasing activity for all in-house and third-party clients for CBD Companies, LLC.
Harkaway has over 25 years of commercial real estate experience. He began his career with JmB Realty of Chicago, IL where he worked in property management in Minneapolis, MN and Syracuse, NY. Later, he acted as area leasing manager in Washington, D.C., where he directed leasing transactions for over one million square feet for seven properties. In 1993, Harry became a partner with the Bell Group of Syracuse, NY, where he served as a tenant representative assisting clients in lease negotiations, site selection, and commercial sales and acquisitions. He provided transaction management for the sale of two of Syracuse’s largest office buildings: One Lincoln Center (305,000 sf) and AXA Towers (600,000 sf). He joined Pioneer in 2004 to oversee a 4.2 million square foot portfolio consisting of 38 office and industrial buildings.
Harry received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mark has over 40 years of commercial and residential property management experience. After 28 years; he recently left Longley Jones Management Corporation as their Senior Vice President overseeing the management and development of the company’s commercial and apartment portfolio. That diversified portfolio was situated throughout the Upstate New York region.
Mark is certified by the NYS Unified Court System as a Receiver, Property Manager and Broker. He also is a licensed NYS Associate Broker. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver in Real Estate and Construction Management. Mark resides in Manlius with his wife Cynthia. They have three adult children.
Eric Will III has been with CBD Companies since 2010 working as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and Property Manager. He currently manages over 600,000 SF of Class A office space. Responsibilities include leasing, contract negotiations, vendor management and tenant relations.
Eric is a 2000 graduate of Colgate University and resides in Syracuse with his wife and their two daughters.