With 39 years experience, Doug has extensive knowledge in all facets of the real estate industry. He is involved with his team in all aspects for the on-boarding of new facility contracts, as well as oversite of the day to day management requirements and issues that may arise. This extends to contract reviews, budgets, monthly financial analysis and major policy decisions. See Doug’s Bio for more information.
Nicholas Riley, Vice President and General Manager of Key Center
Nick is responsible for all aspects of day-to-day operations of the property, including accounting, tenant relations, maintenance and repair, security, and more, with responsibility for the overall financial performance of the property. Nick also provides owners oversight over the Marriott Hotel management team. Nick is a native of New York and began his career in hospitality management working at the Starwood Hotels, eventually opening and managing boutique properties at Viceroy, Morgans, and Sixty Hotels. He was the General Manager of 30 Rockefeller Plaza and surrounding buildings, managing NBC’s headquarters, where shows such as Saturday Night Live, the Today Show, and the Tonight Show are produced. Additional key tenants included Deloitte, Christies Auction House, and Simon and Shuster. He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University.
Tom Kroth, CPM, RPA, General Manager, Key Tower
Tom joined The Jacobs Group in 1987 as general manager of The Galleria & Tower at Erieview where he supervised a building expansion that included a 200,000 square foot retail center. In 1990 he was promoted as the general manager of Key Center, which includes the 57-story Key Tower, the attached historic Society for Savings Building, an attached Marriott hotel and an adjacent underground parking facility. Tom is an active IREM and BOMA member and BOMA Certified Instructor, having served as President of both organizations as well as having the distinction of being named as “Manager of the Year” for both. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with two Bachelor’s Degrees in Administration Management and Real Estate, respectively.
David Pavlik, Chief Engineer, Millennia Commercial Group, Ltd.
David is a graduate of The West Side Institute of Technology Building Engineer Program. David has been an active member of BOMA Cleveland since 2007 and holds the SMA professional designation. David is a 25-year member of the Key Tower team beginning with The Jacobs Group and now The Millennia Commercial Group and was promoted to Chief Building Engineer in 2021. David’s duties include overseeing a staff of 12 engineers, implementing the building equipment maintenance program, construction landlord review, annual budget operation, and overseeing contractor projects. David also has some prior experience in retail, where he learned such values of punctuality, and client relations.
Curt E. Sonntag, RPA, FMA, SMA Director of Operations
Curt joined The Jacobs Group at Key Tower in 1996 as a Building Engineer and steadily moved up the ranks while gaining technical and leadership experience along the way, In 2012 he was promoted to the position of Chief Engineer where he oversaw the many aspects of the Engineering Department including staffing, training, budget implementation, capital projects, construction review, contractor supervision, preventive maintenance, and code compliance just to name a few. Curt believes that an environment rich in collaboration and inclusiveness is key to a successful Engineering Department, especially of this scale. Curt is highly active in the BOMA Greater Cleveland organization and is one of the exclusive few that hold three BOMA professional designations. Curt also chaired the Professional Development committee and is active in other relevant BOMA committees. In 2016, he was the recipient of the prestigious BOMA Star award for his involvement, commitment, and professional accomplishments. Curt is a graduate of Cuyahoga Community College where he received an Associate of Applied Science degree. He also attained a technical degree from The West Side Institute of Technology. He believes that one can never stop learning and growing regardless of their position. He leads by example, loves all things mechanical, and often rolls up his sleeves to work with his crew when the need arises. In 2021, Curt was promoted to the position of Director of Operations. He currently oversees the operations of multiple commercial properties that are managed by Millennia Commercial Group.
Christopher A. Yarian, Controller
Chris is the Controller of the Millennia Commercial Group and is responsible for the financial reporting of Key Tower, the Marriott Hotel, Ascend Fitness and Spa at Key Center, and The Centennial and Thornburg Square properties. He is responsible for the day to day accounting activities as well as the monthly and year end financial statement reporting to ownership and investors.
Prior to joining MCG, Chris was with the public accounting firm Deloitte and then was the Regional Controller of DDR Corporation overseeing a portfolio of 350 properties.
He is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting.