Community Bank Delaware board member AJ Pires is a licensed architect in Delaware.
He has been practicing real estate design and development in New York City for more than 15 years. He started his career on the World Trade Center Memorial in downtown Manhattan, and in 2006, Pires became a founding member of Alloy Development, a boutique real estate development company based in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Pires joined the Community Bank Delaware board of directors in 2014 and actively serves on the ALCO and Audit Committee.
“In addition to his experience and knowledge in acquisitions, capitalization, real estate and construction, AJ comes to each meeting ready to uphold the bank’s mission and value statement – to build and maintain the highest possible degree of customer, shareholder, employee and community loyalty, making AJ a very valuable member of our board,” said President Jack Riddle.
Pires received a bachelor of arts degree from Amherst College and a master of architecture and certificate in real estate from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed architect, a LEED-accredited professional, and a licensed real estate salesperson. He has taught and lectured in real estate development and design at Syracuse University, Columbia University, New York University, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Pratt University and Parsons.
Pires lives with his wife and two children in Brooklyn and, during the warmer months, in Dewey Beach.
As Community Bank Delaware’s Director of the Month, Pires is awarded $500 for his charity of choice, The Cox Family. Michael and Anne Cox lost their home June 4 in a fire at Sea Air Village near Rehoboth Beach. Donations are being accepted at Community Bank Delaware, payable to Michael D. Cox.