Meet the Team

BG Capital is made up of experienced and knowledgeable commercial real estate professionals with a multitude of diverse backgrounds in all phases of the industry. BG’s professionals specialize in the following fields: Construction and Project Management, Development, Architecture and Design, Capital Markets, Financial Lending and Investing, Property Management and Brokerage Services.

Joseph Byrne

Managing Principle/President

Joseph was born and raised in Philadelphia and began his career in the building trades in 1993. He quickly climbed the ranks within the industry and by 1999 was a foreman for a mid-size commercial firm which facilitated new construction multi-family and commercial fit-out projects. Shortly thereafter, while maintaining a full-time position in the construction industry, he acquired his first set of investment properties. In his now 27-year career, he has developed and managed properties across a wide array of asset classes including: ground-up multi-family, hospitality and retail, commercial mixed-use, medical office, and light industrial. Joe is the founder of JB Richards Construction and the Co-Founder of BG Capital and its multitude of subsidiary companies. He serves as the managing principal for all investments and development of the company’s commercial real estate portfolio.

Daniel Govberg


Danny Govberg is a serial entrepreneur and pioneering force of the contemporary watch industry. His vision and insatiable passion for watches and technology enabled the evolution of Govberg Jewelers from a Philadelphia-based retail shop to one of the world’s premier authorized dealers of both new and pre-owned timepieces. Danny’s approach to luxury retail, coupled with a drive to confront challenges and an appetite for all things watch-related has led to several related ventures and business interests throughout the last 35 years, including a watch distribution company, a media and publishing company, and a web-based watch repair operation. Danny’s interest and investment in technology is not limited to the watch category; he has co-founded several technology and real estate based companies over the tenure of his illustrious career. Dan recognized the potential explosive growth and opportunity in commercial real estate throughout the Philadelphia region which led him to partnering with Joseph Byrne to establish BG Capital as his largest and primary investment throughout his diverse investment portfolio.

Tim Byrne

VP Construction

Tyler Huffman

VP Capital Markets

Joseph DeFelice

anthony Valentino

Belinda Moran

Project Manager

Robert Villanueva

Associate Capital Markets

Louis Barretta

Matthew Mccabe

Staff Accountant

Emma Kramkowski

Rebecca Smyth

Office Administrator

Caleigh Gallagher

Executive Director of Commonwealth Campus Athletic

Gayle Shabinsky

Property Manager