Our Team

  • Lisa Fucina Nichols | Owner, CEO

    Lisa Fucina Nichols is an exemplary visionary. She has utilized her solid background in real estate to contribute tirelessly to the revitalization of Buffalo’s community neighborhoods for more than 18 years. Lisa’s expert knowledge of the Buffalo real estate market propelled Dasa Properties to grow – and flourish – quickly.  Her personal commitment to and involvement in all property management decisions insures Dasa’s client base remains committed for the long term.  As a competitive perfectionist, Lisa has mastered the art of preventive problem solving and deterministic forward planning.

  • Teresa Ruggiero | Chief Financial Officer

    As Chief Financial Officer, Teresa – who joined Dasa in 2006 – is responsible for financial planning, daily cash flow, investor services and proactive risk mitigation. Teresa has an accounting and business administration background, and before joining Dasa, spent seven years as General Manager of Property Management, responsible for 150+ parking facilities between Jamestown, NY and Syracuse, NY.

  • John Ruggiero | Director of Project Management

    An employee since Dasa opened its doors in 2000, John has overseen the rehab of hundreds of properties and supervises a staff of eight in his position as Director of Project Management. Prior to joining Dasa, John spent 10 years in distribution management, where he mastered the art of juggling several projects simultaneously – successfully and efficiently.