Meet the Leadership Team
Hankin Group is comprised of professionals with expertise in planning, design, engineering, legal, approvals, finance, construction, leasing, sales & marketing and property management. With this full range of capability, Hankin Group guides every aspect of a project from conception to completion.
Robert Hankin, P.E.
Chief Executive Officer, Partner
Michael Hankin, CPA
Chief Operating Officer
Christine M. Helmig, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Hankin Group, he was Senior Vice President of Planning, Engineering and Construction for The Sea Pines Company, a major resort development enterprise. Prior to that time he worked with AWI Construction Management located in New York City, where he monitored real estate investments throughout the US for major banking institutions. Bob received a B.S. in Civil Engineering, a B.A. in English Literature from Syracuse University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, New York and South Carolina.
As COO, Michael oversees all operational & strategic functions at Hankin Group and is responsible for the company’s multi-family division, Hankin Apartments. Prior to joining Hankin Group, Michael spent eight years in the financial professional services industry working for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young. Michael sits on several boards including the Chester County Economic Development Council and Handi-Crafters (Treasurer). Michael is a graduate of Virginia Tech University and a CPA, licensed in Pennsylvania.
Christine has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Saint Joseph’s University and has been a licensed CPA since 1994. Prior to joining Hankin Group, Christine worked for KPMG Peat Marwick and was a Partner in the public accounting firm of Boylston, Rothman and Helmig for ten years. In 2018, Christine won CFO of the year from the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Neal Fisher Jr., P.E., S.E.O.
Vice President of Development
James L. Fuller, R.A.
Vice President of Planning & Design
Lance C. Hillegas, P.E.
Vice President of Design & Sustainable Development
Neal brings his background in municipal services, land development, permitting, and construction management to Hankin Group. He is a Professional Engineer and a Sewage Enforcement Officer in the State of Pennsylvania. Neal has a B.S. in Environmental Science from Salisbury University.
He has directed planning and design and coordinated development direction for Hankin Group for 27 years. Jim has Master’s Degrees in Architecture and Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. His continuing education includes finance and real estate development at The Wharton School, University of Miami, and the Urban Land Institute.
Lance has been involved with the planning and design efforts at Hankin Group for over twenty years. He brought to Hankin Group his strong background of experience in Architecture and Construction Management. Lance has Bachelor degrees in both Architecture and Civil Engineering from Lehigh University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania. Lance has led Hankin’s sustainable development efforts including many LEED and Energy Star building certifications.
Thomas A. McHugh
Vice President of Construction
Rebecca D. Reeves, NALP, CAM, CAPS
Vice President of Operations, Hankin Apartments
Carolyn Van Fleet
Director of Human Resources
Tom has overseen close to 500,000 S.F. of Office/Warehouse/Retail and Condominium space. Previously, he held a Senior Project Manager position, managing 100,000 S.F. of Lab and Clean Room space as well as 300,000 S.F. of Office/Warehouse space. Prior to his work at Hankin Group, Tom spent 17 years in the mechanical business as an Owner of McHugh Service Company. Tom holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College.
Rebecca oversees the day to day operations for Hankin Apartment’s extensive portfolio of residential communities in Pennsylvania and Florida. Her team consists of all Community Management, Marketing, Leasing and Maintenance professionals and guides their commitment to exceptional quality and customer service for over 2,000 residences. Rebecca’s credentials include the National Apartment Association’s NALP, CAM and CAPS designations. She holds a B.A. in English Writing from The University of Pittsburgh and has a Pennsylvania Real Estate License. She sat on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Apartment Association East from 2015-2019.
Carolyn oversees all aspects of Human Resources for Hankin Group. Carolyn has extensive human resources and generalist experience. She earned her B.S. Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and she is certified as a Sr. Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Director of Commercial Sales and Leasing
Commercial Leasing Manager
Stacy has been representing landlords and tenants in suburban Philadelphia for over 20 years. Her extensive knowledge of property operations, landlord representation and the transaction process allows her to maximize both parties’ efforts in the leasing process. Stacy holds a Pennsylvania Real Estate Broker’s License.