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Meet Our Team

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We’re a values-driven, family-owned and operated leader in retail properties leasing, management and development.

Our focus on providing the best retail locations is backed by more than 50 years of vision, innovation and integrity. If you’re looking for retail space that’s backed by top-notch site management and customer service, you couldn’t be in better hands.


  • John J. Nigro

    John J. Nigro, President, has been a leader in the retail real estate industry for over fifty years. He began his career in the supermarket business and in the mid-1970’s he expanded the vision and operation of what is now Nigro Retail Properties. John’s passion and innovation are reflected in the company’s continued growth today.

  • Lisa Nigro Ferguson
    Chief Executive Officer & In House Counsel

    Lisa Nigro Ferguson, Esq., Chief Executive Officer and In House Counsel, has been with the company for over twenty-five years, having previously practiced with two Albany-based law firms. Lisa’s focus is on legal matters and managing the company's organizational structure and strategy.

  • Jessica Nigro Dailey
    Vice President

    Jessica Nigro Dailey, Vice President and Director of Leasing, started with the company in 1996. In addition to her corporate operational work and leasing responsibilities, Jessica also manages the company’s community giving. Jessica is a New York State licensed salesperson.

  • Kelley A. Watts
    Chief Financial Officer & Controller

    Kelley A. Watts, CPA, CFO and Controller, started with the company in 2017. Prior to joining Nigro Retail Properties, Kelley worked for PwC for ten years, most recently as a Director in the tax practice specializing in real estate and private equity. Kelley oversees all financial functions and tax reporting.


  • John J. Ferguson
    NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

    John is a New York State licensed salesperson. Previously he worked for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in environmental permitting and project management.