The Hawthorne Group

he key to Hawthorne’s success is simple: We build better because we know better. We know the areas in which we build, and we know how to work with both quality and efficiency.

Founder Dr. Ganesan Visvabharathy, a noted developer for nearly 30 years, first established his company as a small investment firm in Burr Ridge, Illinois. Through thousands of successful conversions, a commitment to uncommon quality and meticulous craftsmanship, and dedication to maintaining a relationship of trust with our clients, the company has gained industry wide recognition.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Ganesan Visvabharathy (“Dr. Vish”)

At the helm of affairs, at the top is Dr. Ganesan Visvabharathy (“Dr. Vish”), an Electrical Engineer, with an MBA from IIM Ahmadabad, India, and a Ph. D. from University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois. His vision of providing affordable housing for the masses has led him to do several projects in areas not previously known for the same. In several of Chicago’s gleaming suburbs, and neighborhoods, his firm was able to offer housing at a price well below the competition, thus providing an opportunity for thousands to own their homes, an unthinkable task previously for many of them. Such housing has been made possible by the relentless efforts of Dr. Vish, and his team, with razor-like focus on technology, costs, affordability, and elegant design.

Mr. James J. Carroll

Prior to becoming affiliated with Hawthorne Development, Mr. Carroll has been a Vice President of a residential real estate development firm, and Managing Director of Kevney Consulting Group, Ltd. a firm specializing in sourcing equity and debt for real estate projects. In addition, Mr. Carroll is President of Green Bear Capital, a business consulting firm, providing finance and operational consulting services to a variety of businesses, including real estate related entities. Mr. Carroll was also a partner of Wolf and Company, a certified public accounting firm.

He has an extensive background in real estate project analysis, mergers and acquisitions, and investment structuring. Mr. Carroll holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and accounting and is a certified public accountant.

Ms. Trish Pappano

For over 30 years, The LoSasso Family has built a solid reputation as one of the most trusted electrical service businesses in West Chester, PA. The LoSasso’s have been committed to providing quality service to the community. They believe that having a reputation as an honest and reliable business is the recipe for success. Paul LoSasso’s belief was that a good reputation, consistent and trustworthy service will enable a long term profitable business that serves the community.

Since 2008, Quantus Energy has serviced contractors, EPC and developers with their Renewable Energy needs. Offering project financing solutions and best pricing and quality warranty products. The service has freed clients to concentrate efforts to their specific strengths in project completion.

Mr. Gregg Wirtschoreck

Gregg Wirtschoreck, an audit and consulting partner with Shepard Schwartz & Harris LLP, works with a variety of clientele operating as privately owned manufacturing, construction contracting, real estate investment fund, and management enterprises, as well as not-for-profit organizations. Applying his business and legal acumen, Mr. Wirtschoreck is responsible for various aspects of business and tax consulting and assurance services. He manages and reviews audit, review and compilation engagements, as well as handles all phases of federal, state and local tax audits.

Mr. J.C Shukla (“JC”)
Advisor & Board Member

Mr. JC is a Mechanical graduate and has is an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. Mr. JC has over three decades of experience in operating at various capacities as CEO, Managing director, Adviser, and consultant.

Mr.JC is also an astute businessman and his business ventures include:

  • Successfully ran an export oriented manufacturing company
  • Successfully ran a marketing company
  • Currently running a consultancy company and helping global clients in developing, and developed countries in finance, and corporate strategy areas.

Mr.JC has been on the advisory panels of many international organizations and they include:

  • Consultant to Government of Germany for attracting investments near Berlin.
  • Currently assisting Government of Kenya to address shortage of housing by arranging funds and technology from USA.
  • Appointed as Observer by UNO in WSIS ( World summit on information society ) Geneva-2003.
  • Invited by ITC / WTO / UNCTAD to conduct a hands -on seminar on using ICT (Information & Communications Technology) for global marketing-2003