Meet The Team
BG Capital is made up of experienced and knowledgeable commercial real estate professionals with a multitude of diverse backgrounds in all phases of the industry. BG’s professionals specialize in the following fields: Construction and Project Management, Development, Architecture and Design, Capital Markets, Financial Lending and Investing, Property Management and Brokerage Services.
Please meet our team of professionals below and feel free to connect with us through our LinkedIn icons.
Managing Principal / President
Joseph was born and raised in Philadelphia and began his career in the building trades in 1993. He quickly climbed the ranks within the industry and by 1999 was a foreman for a mid-size commercial firm which facilitated new construction multi-family and commercial fit-out projects. Shortly thereafter, while maintaining a full-time position in the construction industry, he acquired his first set of investment properties. In his now 27-year career, he has developed and managed properties across a wide array of asset classes including: ground-up multi-family, hospitality and retail, commercial mixed-use, medical office, and light industrial. Joe is the founder of JB Richards Construction and the Co-Founder of BG Capital and its multitude of subsidiary companies. He serves as the managing principal for all investments and development of the company’s commercial real estate portfolio.
Danny Govberg is a serial entrepreneur and pioneering force of the contemporary watch industry. His vision and insatiable passion for watches and technology enabled the evolution of Govberg Jewelers from a Philadelphia-based retail shop to one of the world’s premier authorized dealers of both new and pre-owned timepieces. Danny’s approach to luxury retail, coupled with a drive to confront challenges and an appetite for all things watch-related has led to several related ventures and business interests throughout the last 35 years, including a watch distribution company, a media and publishing company, and a web-based watch repair operation. Danny’s interest and investment in technology is not limited to the watch category; he has co-founded several technology and real estate based companies over the tenure of his illustrious career. Dan recognized the potential explosive growth and opportunity in commercial real estate throughout the Philadelphia region which led him to partnering with Joseph Byrne to establish BG Capital as his largest and primary investment throughout his diverse investment portfolio.
Tim serves as the lead project manager and director for all construction and development projects within BG Capital. Also, he is the senior construction manager for BG Capital’s in-house licensed general contractor, JB Richards Construction.
VP, Capital Markets
Tyler’s primary focus is in capital markets and new acquisitions for BG Capital. Tyler specializes in the debt and equity placement for all investment opportunities and is responsible for the analysis and transaction execution for the acquisition and sale of all assets.
As a registered architect, Jennifer oversees all projects that pass through the Architecture Department. With her experience in both architecture and development she works to streamline the project design and documentation process beginning with acquisitions to design and construction.
He is responsible for the recording and maintaining of the general ledger while also providing financial information and accounting data in financial statements to the CFO.
He primarily focuses on the accounting and reporting of Govberg Management, as well as assisting on the financial side of the BG Capital properties currently under management.
As an Associate AIA and LEED AP BD+C, Ife supports the architecture department in roles pertaining to design coordination, design developments, documentation, and construction administration. With his experience in hospitality, healthcare, mixed-use, high-rise developments, retail, corporate commercial and convention facilities he works to bring his experience to diverse projects at BG Capital.
Asst. Project Manager
Melissa currently assists our Construction Director and Assistant Project Manager in all of our in-house construction and development projects. Coordinating vendors and subcontractors; overseeing day-to-day logistics; and preparing all needed documentation for the project all fall under her responsibilities.
Associate, Capital Markets
Robert’s primary focus is to analyze market trends and determine profitability of prospective acquisitions and development projects. He also assists in transaction execution and asset management. Robert is a licensed PA Salesperson and Notary Public.
Broker of Record
John is a licensed Real Estate Broker and broker of record at our in-house agency, Govberg Realty. John helps facilitate the company in acquisitions, sales, leasing, and asset positioning.
Kelly currently assists our assistant project manager and construction coordinator in all of our in house construction and development projects. Kelly is in charge of updating the project database for the company and vendor lists. More duties include preparing documents and logistics for each project.
Nicole manages BG Capitals social media accounts and creates content for new acquisitions, projects, and active listings. She assists in the growth of the brand by raising awareness and engaging with followers. Additionally, Nicole assists in updating the website content and improving the client experience.
Matthew is primarily responsible for assisting the accounting department with managing the accounts payable. He also contributes to reporting, filing, and entering data.