Brian B. Dembeck has been appointed interim executive of the Office of Johns Hopkins Real Estate, which handles sales and purchases of real estate, leasing of space and development of real estate projects for both the university and Johns Hopkins Health System.
Dembeck, executive director of financial services for the Johns Hopkins Institutions and chief financial officer of Johns Hopkins Real Estate, will serve as interim leader of Johns Hopkins Real Estate until a successor is appointed for Joan J. Millane. After overseeing the successful merger of several separate real estate-related offices around the university and health system into the Office of Johns Hopkins Real Estate, Millane decided to step out of a managerial role and focus on the development of the university's Montgomery County Campus.
"Brian's management, administrative and financial experience has prepared him well to lead the organization," said James T. McGill, senior vice president for finance and administration of the university, who announced the interim appointment.
Dembeck is also president of Dome Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of the university and health system. Since 1988, he has served in various capacities within the Johns Hopkins Institutions. From 1988 to 1991, he was controller of Dome Corp. From 1991 through 2001, he was Dome's vice president for finance and administration, and was responsible for all financial aspects of a company with more than $50 million in annual revenues. Over those 10 years, he was responsible for capital financing with an aggregate value in excess of $180 million.
Before joining Johns Hopkins in 1988, Dembeck was the accounting manager for American Trading Real Estate Co., where he was responsible for all day-to-day accounting operations.
Dembeck graduated from the University of Baltimore in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in accounting.