With the addition of three new staff members in early 2021, three departments at DMR are growing. Ramon M. Hache, Sr., current Bergen County Board of Commissioners Member and former Mayor of Ridgewood has joined our growing business development practice area., while Gabe Bailer, PP, AICP joined DMR’s planning department and Joelle Nasr joined our interior design team.
Ramon Hache was sworn in to his first term as a commissioner in January 2021. As Ridgewood Village Council Member from 2016-2018 and then Mayor from 2018-2020, he advanced economic development, job growth and attracted new retail to Ridgewood’s downtown by spearheading projects including the construction of the Hudson Street Parking Garage and updating permitted uses in the central business district to improve commercial tenant mix. He brings more than 20 years of experience working at leading global private wealth and asset management companies JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank and HSBC in the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Head of Sales. Ramon earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Marist College.
Gabe Bailer, PP, AICP has been a professional planner for more than 20 years working with municipalities and private developers, focusing on mixed use and downtown development, historic preservation and revitalization, representing planning and zoning boards, and providing professional planning testimony. He worked in economic development for the Township of Cranford, which was previously recognized as a 2018 Great Place by the New Jersey chapter of the American Planning Association and as the number one downtown in NJ in 2018 and 2019 by NJ.com. He is a NJ licensed professional planner (PP) and earned certification with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He is a board member of Downtown NJ, an organization focusing on the vitality of downtowns. He received his Master of Urban Planning from Hunter College and Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the University at Buffalo.
Joelle Nasr joins DMR’s growing interior design department, bringing with her six years of experience in educational, municipal and residential projects. Joelle spent the first four years of her career working in interior design in Beirut, Lebanon, focusing on residential projects. Since moving to the United States she has designed spaces in educational and municipal facilities, focusing on coordinating with suppliers, selecting finishes, and creating mood and finish boards. She has a Master’s degree in Interior Architecture and Design and Bachelor’s degree in Design and Applied Arts from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik – USEK in Beirut, Lebanon.
“We are thrilled that professionals with the breadth of business acumen, experience, and local contacts will be joining our firm,” said Lloyd Rosenberg, AIA, President and CEO of DMR Architects. “We know Ramon, Gabe and Joelle will provide creative solutions and generate new opportunities for DMR and our clients.”