Thomas J. Hanna named chief operating officer of Harvey, Hanna & Associates Inc.
E. Thomas Harvey III, president of Harvey, Hanna & Associates Inc., has announced that Thomas J. Hanna has been named chief operating officer for the full-service commercial real estate redevelopment firm located in Wilmington, effective immediately.
Hanna has served as HHA’s vice president since 1997, integrating all aspects of commercial property management for the company’s retail, business and industrial holdings. Consistent with the increasing responsibilities of a growing business, Hanna’s sphere of influence at HHA extends to planning, design, construction, acquisitions, leasing, finance, human resources, sales, operations, marketing, financial performance, regulatory compliance and the coordination of interdepartmental functions.
In his expanded role, Hanna’s core focus will remain on establishing, managing and growing the HHA real estate entities at the regional and national levels.
"Thomas and I have spent 17 years developing this family-owned and -managed real estate holding company, developing and building the asset base we enjoy today. This is a natural progression in the maturation of our business,” said Harvey.
Prior to joining Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Hanna held various management and administrative positions at Harvey & Harvey Inc. (later Waste Management Inc.) from 1991-97. Hanna held key roles in sales, marketing, accounting and operations. He also played a pivotal role in the asset protection, diversification and all transitional duties after the sale of Harvey & Harvey Inc. to Waste Management Inc.
Currently, as founder, and with the support of HHA, Hanna is helping stimulate growth at the company’s in-house nonprofit organization, The Delaware KIDS (Kids In Distressed Situations) Fund, which helps at-risk youth in Delaware overcome a variety of life challenges.
Hanna also lends his expertise to the Centreville School’s annual capital campaign and, under the leadership of Harvey, has helped advise this institution with real estate and project initiatives. Hanna also sits on the Board of Directors at Blackfeather Academy, and most recently retired as an original board member of the Newport Rowing Club, both local youth-based nonprofit organizations. Hanna was given the 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year Award by New Castle County Chamber of Commerce. Hanna is a licensed real estate professional in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
HHA is a full-service commercial real estate redevelopment company featuring 3 million square feet of prime location commercial, retail and industrial real estate in Delaware.