Welcome to Potomac Development Group

  • Development Management
  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Land Sales and Acquisitions
  • Retail and Office Leasing and Consulting
  • Specializing in Mixed-Use Development Projects
  • Developer of Urgent Care Centers

Our People

Thomas R. Maskey, Principal

Tom Maskey has over 40 years’ experience and is a Principal at Potomac Development Group since our founding in 2010. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Retail at The Peterson Companies for 17 years, after spending 9 years with Simon Property Group and 9 years with Jewel Food Stores. He and family members also own and operate a successful retail chain in the Midwest. Maskey has a BS in Business from Eastern Illinois University and an MBA from Eastern Illinois University.

Peter Hackett, Principal

Peter Hackett is a Principal at Potomac Development Group since our founding in 2010. In his 33 years of real estate and construction experience, he has executed millions of dollars of land sales and office and retail leases as well as construction and development projects totaling over $2 billion. Previously he was Senior Vice President with The Peterson Companies where he spent 22 years. Hackett has a BA from Brown University and an MBA from The George Washington University. He is a Licensed Real Estate Agent in Virginia and a member of Leadership Fairfax.

Jeff T. Parana, Principal

Jeff Parana has over 30 years’ experience and is a Principal at Potomac Development Group since our founding in 2010. Previously, he was a Vice President at Peterson Companies for 16 years, where he served as Project Executive for the development of National Harbor. He was also with TRW, Inc., Haas Architects and E. K. Fox & Associates. Parana has a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Real Estate from the Johns Hopkins University and is a Licensed Real Estate Agent in Virginia.

Tony Mehl, Principal

Tony Mehl is a Principal at Potomac Development Group since our founding in 2010. Previously, in his 27 years of construction experience, he was a senior manager at Peterson Companies, where he spent 10 years on multiple projects including Virginia Gateway and Fairfax Corner. Mehl also has 10 years’ experience in geotechnical engineering. He has a BS in Civil Engineering from Old Dominion University and is a Licensed Real Estate Agent in Virginia.

Cathy Sanata, Director of Finance

Ms. Sanata has over 25 years of experience with extensive knowledge in Project Accounting and Finance. She began her career overseeing the finances of retail and office ventures for a small developer in Vienna, VA. She later worked with Homart Development, in partnership with the Lerner Companies, as a Project Accountant for the Tysons Galleria and Tysons II office ventures. She has assisted numerous small businesses with their Finance and Accounting needs. Ms. Sanata is a graduate of Shepherd University, with a B.A. in Accounting. At PDG she is responsible for all accounting activities including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, annual and monthly financial statements, and preparation of tax working papers.