The Elmhurst Team
William E. Hunt
President & CEO
William E. Hunt is President and CEO of Elmhurst Group, having been with the company since 1984. In the spring of 2013, William Hunt was inducted into the NAIOP Hall of Fame for the Pittsburgh chapter.
In 2001, Bill Hunt received an Outstanding Leadership by a Chapter President Merit Award from the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties and was a finalist in the 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year.
He graduated from Duke University in 1984 with a degree in Political Science.
Board Positions Held by Bill Hunt
- Member of the Board and Executive Committee, Carnegie Institute
- Member of the Board, Strategic Investment Fund, Inc.
- Past Member of the Board, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
- Past Member of the Board, Southwestern Pennsylvania Corporation
- Past Member of the Board, The Pittsburgh Foundation
- Past Chairman, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
- Past President, Pittsburgh Public Theater
- Past President, National Association of Office and Industrial Properties
- Past President, Western Pennsylvania Chapter of National Association of Office and Industrial Properties
- Past President of the Board, Carnegie Museum of Art
Maria E. Sinclair
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer
Maria began her career at KPMG’s Pittsburgh office, where she earned her CPA certification. She stayed there for four years before joining the Elmhurst team as Assistant Controller.
Over time she became Controller and more recently Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Maria has been with Elmhurst for over twenty years.
Maria is a graduate of Duquesne University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She is a member of CREW Pittsburgh (Commercial Real Estate Women).
Eric R. Schindler
Director of Leasing
In the fall of 2015, Eric Schindler joined Elmhurst as its new Director of Leasing. In this position, Eric manages Elmhurst’s real estate portfolio, overseeing lease negotiations as well as all broker and tenant relationships.
Eric most recently acted as the Director of Marketing and Leasing for Mosites Development Company, where for the last six years he worked to establish and maintain a high level of occupancy and customer satisfaction for a diverse retail and office portfolio.
Prior to his time at Mosites, Eric spent twelve years with JJ Gumberg Co, initially as their credit manager before eventually joining their real estate department as a leasing manager. He currently maintains a Pennsylvania license in real estate, is a current member of NAIOP, a past member of ICSC and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from La Roche College.
Brian A. Miller
Director of Development
Brian Miller joined the Elmhurst team in July of 2016. As Director of Development, he manages the ongoing construction efforts for the company’s properties, as well as new developments within the organization.
Before Elmhurst, Brian worked as Senior Project Manager for Jendoco Construction Corporation. During his time there, he managed the Scott Hall Nanofabrication and Research Facility at Carnegie Mellon University. He was also responsible for managing the company’s operations throughout its field of personnel.
Brian also spent eleven years as Project Manager for Massaro Corporation, where he completed projects for Penn State University, West Virginia University, UPMC and several well-known buildings on Pittsburgh’s North Shore.
Brian is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management.
Director of Construction & Property Management
Prior to joining the Elmhurst team in 2006, Rich worked for the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) as General Manager of Washington Crown Center, a 900,000 square foot regional shopping mall.
Rich currently serves as Director of Property Management for Elmhurst, where he is responsible for the overall performance of property operations and facilities. Besides leading the property management team, Rich maintains senior level contact with brokers and tenants and resolves critical impact tenant relations issues.
Rich holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and has served as a member of the board of the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association, Pennsylvania Downtown Center, Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce Executives and the Chamber of Commerce Service Corporation.