Real Estate Planning and Development

Berger Development is an experienced and versatile development company, well equipped to respond to the ever-changing real estate landscape.

Berger Development specializes in market rate and luxury multifamily projects in the Mid-Atlantic region. We are committed to delivering exceptional value and service to its clients, partners, and communities.


Multifamily units
in Development

Latest Completion

Butler Square


Brand New

202 Queen Apartments

Scheduled to complete construction in spring of 2024
142 new apartments in Lancaster, PA

202 N Queen ST, Lancaster, PA

Kennett Square Apartments

Scheduled to complete construction in spring of 2024.
166 new apartments in Kennett Square, PA

600 W State ST, Kennett Square, PA

Trolley Square Apartments

Wilmington, DE

Louella Mixed-Use

Wayne, PA

Completed Projects

Butler Square

Butler Square, PA

10 Prince

Lancaster, PA

Highwoods at Toftrees

State College, PA

Woodland Hills

Middletown, PA

Matt Johnson

Director of Development

Matt Johnson, AIA, as Director of Development, oversees all aspects of Berger Development projects, ranging from site selection and due diligence through construction.

Prior to joining Berger, Matt was part of the development team at BET Investments that delivered more than 1,000 multifamily units and 300,000 sf of retail during his tenure. Matt has an architecture degree from the University of Maryland and began his career as an architect focusing on Mixed Use and Multifamily projects for several architecture firms in Baltimore, MD. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, and International Council of Shopping Centers.

Andy Cappelli

Construction Project Manager

Andy Cappelli brings over 30 years of construction experience to the Berger Development team. Andy is responsible for managing the construction for each Berger Development project and provides valuable insight throughout the design process.

Prior to joining Berger, Andy led the construction of several thousand homes in the Tri-State area through his work with Tolls Brothers, Pulte, Bentley Homes, and Southdown Homes and others. Andy was also a construction project manager for BET Investments where he delivered award winning multifamily projects, Car Dealer Image Facilities, Retail and Commercial Fit Out’s. Andy holds his bachelor degree from Bloomsburg University, where he was a part of their nationally ranked wrestling team.

Thomas Borghetti

Development Manager

Thomas Borghetti, PE, as Development Manager, is responsible for varied aspects of the development process from site selection through project close out. Tom is a licensed Professional Engineer and brings over ten years’ experience in land development and site design.

Prior to joining Berger, Tom was a Project Engineer for Holmes Cunningham Engineering in Doylestown, PA and a Land Development Manager for Toll Brothers. He holds his BS in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and has served as a Member of the Montgomery Township Planning Commission since 2019 and became Chairman in 2023.

Emily Hallett

Director of Design

Emily Hallett is the Director of Design at Berger Communities, bringing extensive expertise in both Capital Design and Customer Experience. With a strong focus on ensuring brand consistency and excellence, she oversees the selection of interior finishes for apartment renovation projects and offers valuable insights on exterior renovations.

Emily collaborates closely with various stakeholders, including internal team members as well as external architects, engineers, and design firms, lending her knowledge to new construction developments and existing community enhancements. Her profound understanding of industry and consumer trends informs her approach to floor plans, interior and exterior finish selections, landscape standards, and furniture choices. Beyond her significant contributions to the physical landscape of the communities, Emily also dedicates her efforts to nurturing an unparalleled customer experience. Her strategic oversight encompasses the selection, rollout, and success of amenity spaces and programs, all tailored to align with the customer lifecycle and enhance the overall resident experience.