Andy Kushner, CCIM
Founder & President
Andy has 30+ years of experience in real estate sales, marketing and advertising. During his career Andy has sold over $600 million of real estate. In addition to his sales experience, Andy has leased office, industrial and retail property and developed and managed a number of commercial properties. His experience includes the development of South County Commons in RI, an 850,000 square foot lifestyle center which includes retail space, offices, a hotel, apartments , senior housing and luxury condominiums. Additionally, Andy has provided consulting and marketing advice to many clients.
Before embarking on his real estate career, Andy worked for several large advertising agencies. His clients included AT&T, American Express, Sony, Nikon, Harvard Business School and Miller Brewing Company.
Andy earned a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from Providence College and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Clarkson University, with a concentration in IS and Marketing. Andy is a member of the Board of Directors of the Foxboro, YMCA the Board of Managers of the Hockomock YMCA and the Board of the New England chapter of CCIM.
Andy is married with four children. He is a long time sports coach and is a die hard NE Patriots fan.
Mike is licensed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He holds memberships in the Northern Rhode Island Board of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, and is a member of the NRI Chamber of Commerce.
Mike is a graduate of Suffolk University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. His work history includes eighteen years with the Children’s Medical Center, the parent company to Children’s Hospital as a corporate accounting manager. In 2000 he began his real estate career handling residential sales and quickly was promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing for a local builder/developer.
In addition to his real estate career he is the owner of Upper Deck Baseball Academy in Cumberland Rhode Island. He opened this business in 2001. Mike’s passion for success is exhibited through all facets of his professional and personal life. He has earned a reputation of being friendly and professional with integrity and a vision of financial analytics.
He currently resides with his wife Jane and two children in Cumberland, Rhode Island. He also has two older children who have graduated college and live in Boston, Massachusetts.
Stacia M. Pietropaolo
Stacia is licensed in Rhode Island and brings an outstanding level of service to Spinnaker Group's clients. She is an experienced communications, marketing and online media professional with special interest in business development. She has been a licensed real estate agent for the past 7 years and has special interest in retail leasing, restaurants and helping first time operators navigate the complexities of commercial real estate. She is a member of the Rhode Island Commercial and Appraisal Board.
Stacia is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics. Prior to joining Spinnaker Group, Stacia worked as the Manager of Communications for the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA), an affiliate of Johnson & Wales University. There, she helped companies improve their ROI through cultural competency while gaining national exposure in the hospitality industry.
Stacia also serves as the Vice President of the Northwest Animal Protection League (NWAPL), a local non-profit humane organization that provides a safe haven for abused, abandoned, injured and homeless animals.