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Coastal Properties Management currently oversees 12 marinas throughout the Chesapeake Bay and provides consulting services in marina design, construction and management. Together the marinas which include approximately 2,500 slips make Coastal Properties one of the largest marina management groups in the United States. Owner Mitch Nathanson has a history with marinas that dates back to the 1970s, when he gave up a career as a Washington, D.C.-based architect to buy and renovate White Rocks Marina in Pasadena, Maryland. Five years later he sold the refurbished facility for twice his original purchase price, and thus began his successful career as a leading manager, consultant, and redeveloper of marinas. Mitch recognizes that each of his marinas is unique and has its own distinctive personality. As a result he empowers each marina manager to make his or her own decisions on a day-to-day level. The marina managers then work with the home office on such things as accounting, insurance, marketing and advertising to get the top-level support they need.
Coastal's corporate management team Pictured from left to right: Bruce Wagner, Vice President; Julie Myers, Asst. Controller; Debbie Cook, Office Manager/Director of H.R.; Mitchell Nathanson, President/Owner; Patty Jordan, Controller; Debbie McInturff, Admin. Assistant; Tim Dowling, Vice President Operations.
Coastal's main office in Annapolis is divided into two disciplines. Bruce Wagner, Vice President and Tim Dowling, Vice President Operations, both oversee the operations side of the management of the marinas. Patty Jordan, Controller and Julie Myers, Assistant Controller head up the control side dealing with the production of balance sheets and profit and loss statements. Debbie McInturff, as head of payroll ensures that dozens of Coastal employees are paid regularly. Debbie Cook, Office Manager and Director of Human Resources has been with Coastal over 20 years and ensures that the office
runs smoothly and keeps up with the ever growing list of state and government requirements and problems.
View of Watergate Pointe docks
Joe Pomerantz, the manager of Piney Narrows Yacht Haven in Chester, Maryland, started working with Mitch 28 years ago as a high school kid. Patty Jordan, Coastal's Controller is in her 24rd year. Tom Gannon, who has managed the Annapolis City Marina, Oxford's Mears Yacht Haven and has since retired said, "Mitch always respects that we know our own marina best and he does not micromanage or second guess our decisions." Mitch himself cannot stress enough that his people are the key to Coastal's success. "Our motto is 'Respect for Others,'" he says, "and that's been a critical component of our management." Since 1977, Coastal has owned and/or operated 55 marinas as well as hotels, restaurants, and office buildings. Mitch is committed to creating facilities and using best-management practices that will help improve the marine industry and preserve the environment. Consequently, Coastal requires all of their marinas to apply for and achieve the "Clean Marina" designation. Mitch and his entire corporate team are very actively involved in the boating community, professionally and personally, which he says is key to understanding and meeting boaters' needs. "The bottom line is that, whether you're running a hotel, marina or restaurant, you're in the service business," he says. "This is ultimately what drives our management practices." For more information about Coastal Properties and their marinas, please visit the website at:
Maryland Yacht Club | Piney Narrows Yacht Haven | The Crescent Marina | The Wharf Gangplank Marina
Fort Washington Marina | Bowley's Marina | Belmont Bay Harbor | Diamond Teague Piers | Vinings Landing Marina
Watergate Pointe Marina | The Wharf Market Docks