Brian Gretkowski, the company’s founder, has been an industry expert for over 25 years. He brings diverse real estate operations experience across all facets of the business, including pre-development planning, mixed-use, retail, commercial, marketing, leasing and on-site team building. Brian has worked for both national and regional third-party management companies and developers, including Trammell Crow Residential, Roseland Property Company and Greystar. Brian lives in Lake Mohawk – Sparta, NJ with his wonderful wife Elizabeth and six children.

Jacqueline Alvarez, the company’s Vice President of Operations, leads and oversees the day to day operations of the company.  Jacqui brings a strong breadth of operational, leadership and client relations experience to our team.  Throughout her extensive tenure in the industry, Jacqui has worked on a variety of project types, including new construction lease-ups, value add renovations and stabilized assets ranging anywhere from 20 up to 900 units.  As a result of the prior positions that she held with Greystar, Jacqui has worked with both large-scale, national clients and local family-office owners as well.  Jacqui graduated from the State University of New York and resides in Bergen County, NJ.

Doug Yurkow, Vice President, joined the company in January 2024.  Doug leads a growing portfolio of multifamily assets across central / southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  With over a decade of operational and leadership experience, Doug has an unwavering commitment to excellence, a passion for innovation, and a proven track record of cultivating successful partnerships with property owners and investors.  Prior to joining the team at Sparrow, Doug worked for Roseland Property Company and Greystar in New Jersey and subsequently transferred to Greystar’s Pennsylvania corporate office, where he managed a large portfolio of Class A multifamily mix-use communities.  Doug graduated from Rutgers and resides in Marlton, NJ with his lovely wife Sara.

Ghada Farag, the company’s Financial Controller, is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting for all assets under our management. Ghada brings over 18 years of property accounting experience to the Sparrow team.  Ghada has overseen the financial reporting of both retail and multifamily properties, serving in prior positions such as Senior Property Accountant and Fund Controller. Ghada is highly skilled in Yardi Voyager, Timberline, and Avid. Ghada received her B.S. in Business Administration from Alexandria University.

Andre Palumbo is a Regional Property Manager with a strong demonstrated history of success working within the real estate industry. Andre had prior working experience in property sales and property management with well-established firms like Keller Williams, Coldwell Banker, and Greystar before joining Sparrow.  Andre brings top-tier attributes to our corporate team, has excellent communication skills and a proven ability to lead teams, providing continual guidance, growth, and mentorship to our on-site team members.  Andre is passionate about exceeding expectations and building genuine relationships with both colleagues and clients. Andre is trilingual with reading and writing proficiency in English, Italian and Spanish.  Andre was born and raised in Naples, Italy and resides in Essex County, NJ.