Plane Crash Victims From Boca, One Lives In "The Oaks"


Ian Weiner Boca
Ian Weiner, a principal of PEBB Enterprises in Boca Raton. Photo courtesy of HartmanSimons commercial real estate blog.

Thomas Virgin, courtesy LinkedIN.
Thomas Virgin, courtesy LinkedIN.

UPDATE: Rabbi confirms names of two victims. Visit for future updates. There will be no more updates to this post as of 5:05p on Thursday, November 12.
UPDATE: Surveillance video of the crash has been released. Watch it here.
UPDATE: Thomas Virgin of Boca is apparently among the deceased. A graduate of FAU, condolences are being posted to his wife’s Facebook page. We’ve linked to at the end of this post.
RELATED: Why is PEBB not confirming victim names? 
BOCA RATON, FL ( — The victims of Tuesday’s plane crash in Akron, Ohio, are from Boca Raton company “Pebb Enterprises” which public records show as being based at 7900 Glades Road.
Among those identified by family so far are Diane Smoot, 50, of Boca, according to a Cleveland newspaper. Also identified as among the dead is Jared Weiner whose home is in the Oaks on Este Lago Drive.  His linkedin profile lists him as principal of the group. His brother, Ian Weiner (shown), is another principal of PEBB. He too owns a property in the Oaks on Key Vista Way.

Jared currently oversees all of PEBB’s development and growth activities, including ground up construction, re-development projects, box leasing, and all acquisitions activities.
PEBB Enterprises is one of the country’s premiere shopping center investment, development, and management companies. Today PEBB owns, operates and develops a diversified portfolio of commercial properties in excess of two million square feet throughout the Eastern half of the United States.
PEBB Enterprises is a private, family owned and operated company that prides itself on having well-maintained, quality properties, with an overriding focus on tenant and customer satisfaction.

While unclear what other executives were on board the plane at the time of the crash, records show the following are members of the managemen team:Jared Weiner, Ian Weiner, Bruce Weiner, Gary Shapiro, Ori Rom.
Seven passengers and two crew members died in the crash.
From the PEBB website:

Our hearts are broken this morning with the news of the tragic accident that took the lives of two principals and five employees of Pebb Enterprises. We are shocked and deeply saddened for the families, colleagues and friends of those who perished. Our first priority is to give our fullest support to the family members and loved ones of our co-workers. We ask for the media’s understanding and cooperation at this time of unimaginable loss and mourning and are not responding to media requests at this time.

Why is PEBB not releasing names? Click here.
Facebook page for Thomas Virgin’s wife, here.


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