Joe Penney

Vice President of Development

Joe brings over 30 years of experience in engineering, land use permitting, and development to the DiPrete Engineering team.  He spent 15 years as the Director of Development for Ahold USA, parent company of Stop & Shop New England. Having literally been in the client’s shoes from the developers’ side, Joe has a unique perspective on how to approach a new project. Prior to that, he served as the Principal in Charge of Civil, Environmental, and Transportation at Gale Associates, a well-known Engineering Consulting firm located south of Boston. With years of permitting experience in New England, Joe understands a project from both the tenant and landlord perspective.  Joe’s geographic reach extends from New York to New Hampshire. He has managed a number of high profile projects including the development process for a 1.3 million sf distribution facility in Freetown, MA, and the state’s first anaerobic digester.  Outside of work, Joe enjoys golfing with friends and spending time with his wife, Edna.


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