Over the past nearly 40 years, Ron Bakker has learned everything possible about how to build, manage and care for a Class A high-rise. Fresh out of the US Army, he joined Melvin Mark as a painter, and worked his way up through various maintenance positions to serve as building superintendent, and now building manager at Crown Plaza. He even did a brief stint working for Melvin Mark Development Company during the development of Robert Duncan Plaza. With deep understanding of what it takes to keep a building operating at peak efficiency, he is attentive and responsive to make sure that tenant needs are met. He credits his success to an excellent team of co-workers and deep respect and admiration for the working style of his boss.