Team

Premier Development Partners has assembled a team of professionals whose experience and success in real estate development and construction is unparalleled in Northeast Ohio. Premier’s team members are truly partners in the business with a personal stake in the success of our endeavors, and the satisfaction of our clients.

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    Spencer Pisczak

    President

    Spencer Pisczak

    President, Founding Member

    Spencer has acquired and developed over 1,000 acres, 80 buildings totaling in excess of 11 million square feet, and exceeding $600 million in value. He has over 35 years in the commercial real estate industry as a broker, owner, and developer of industrial, office, educational, and mixed-use retail properties primarily throughout Ohio.

    Phone: 216.341.1200 | Email: spencer@premierdevelop.com

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    Kevin Callahan

    Senior Partner

    Kevin Callahan

    Senior Partner

    Kevin has acquired, developed, and manages over 3,500,000 million square feet of office and industrial investment property in Northeast Ohio, Illinois, and Florida. Kevin has over 30 years experience in the commercial real estate industry.

    Phone: 216.341.1200 | Email: kevin@premierdevelop.com

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    Jerry Gruszewski

    Senior Partner,
    Construction

    Jerry Gruszewski

    Senior Partner, Construction, Founding Member

    Jerry has more than 35 years of commercial, industrial, institutional, educational and retail construction experience. Jerry has built more than three million square feet of office and warehouse facilities in Northeast Ohio. Jerry is a nationally recognized leader in OSHA safety compliance.

    Phone: 216.341.1200 | Email: jerry@premierdevelop.com

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    Linda Sherman

    Senior Partner,
    Construction

    Linda Sherman

    Senior Partner, Construction, Founding Member

    During the last 25 years in the real estate industry, Linda has managed the interior build-out of over two million square feet of tenant space throughout Northeast Ohio. Linda also has extensive experience as a project manager for various restaurants throughout the country.

    Phone: 216.341.1200 | Email: linda@premierdevelop.com

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    Frank Black

    Senior Vice President

    Frank Black

    Senior Vice President

    Frank has over 15 years of experience and serves as Vice President of Premier Development Partners, where he is responsible for identifying, analyzing, and originating ground-up development and value-add investment opportunities. Frank is also engaged in complex contract negotiations, market analysis, underwriting, due diligence, financial modeling, leasing, asset acquisition, and disposition.

    Prior to joining Premier, Frank served as a corporate portfolio manager leading cross-functional teams in asset optimization and rightsizing throughout Europe, The Middle East & Africa, and North America.

    Phone: 216.341.1200 | Email: frank@premierdevelop.com

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    Todd Cole

    Regional Site Manager

    Todd Cole

    Regional Site Manager

    With more than 30 years in commercial construction, Todd has built over one million square feet of office, industrial and retail facilities, and has over 12 years experience with pre-engineered metal buildings.

    Phone: 216.341.1200 | Email: todd@premierdevelop.com

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    Jim Cygan

    Project Superintendent / Estimator

    Jim Cygan

    Project Superintendent / Estimator

    Jim has 30+ years of experience in the Consumer Lending industry in either a Corporate Accounting or Management Reporting capacity. Jim’s background required strong organization and analysis skills, as well as precise attention to detail.  These skills and attributes will be an important part of the transition into a new industry as a project coordinator/estimator.

    Phone: 216.341.1200 | Email: jim@premierdevelop.com

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    Ross Farro

    Chairman Emeritus

    Ross Farro

    Chairman Emeritus, Founding Member

    Ross has developed and built more than two million square feet of office space in Northeast Ohio during the past 30 years. He was one of the first developers to recognize the value of the Rockside Road corridor and built some of the most notable office buildings in that market. Additionally, he developed and built the 300,000+ square foot Renaissance office tower in Playhouse Square in the late 1980’s, now known as the US Bank Centre. He is still an owner and continues to manage the property today.

    Phone: 216.341.1200 | Email: ross@premierdevelop.com

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    Mark Hill

    Senior Vice President, Business Development

    Mark Hill

    Senior Vice President, Business Development

    Mark brings with him over 40 years of experience to the Premier team. During his career, Mark was credited in securing key projects throughout the Midwest and the New York metropolitan area including industrial, healthcare, education, and corporate projects. This experience will enhance the services that Premier offers while finding new growth opportunities. As Premier’s Senior Vice President of Business Development he will work with all of the Premier’s Principals and Management Team.

    Phone: 216.341.1200 | Email: Mark@Premierdevelop.com

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    Todd King

    Property Maintenance Specialist

    Todd King

    Property Maintenance Specialist

    Todd King joined the Property Management Group in 2015 as the Maintenance Supervisor. Todd has worked for Euclid Glass for 18 years and was looking for an opportunity to learn, grow, and enhance his skills within the industry. Todd is recognized for his professionalism, talent, excellent work ethic, and great people skills.

    Phone: 216.341.1200 | Email: todd@premierdevelop.com

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    Alison Kohn

    Financial Project Coordinator

    Alison Kohn

    Financial Project Coordinator

    Alison joined the Premier Development team in 2016 and brings 12 years of experience in both accounting and special project development. Previously, Alison provided technological and organizational support for Manorbrook Homes, DTR, and Chestnut Hill Homes.

    Phone: 216.535.4467 | Email: alison@premierdevelop.com

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    Jeff Kowza

    Regional Site Manager

    Jeff Kowza

    Regional Site Manager

    Jeff brings 20 years of experience as a carpenter and construction superintendent on office, warehouse and other construction projects throughout Northeast Ohio.

    Phone: 216.341.1200 | Email: jeff@premierdevelop.com

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    Brian Lenahan

    Senior Vice President, Development

    Brian Lenahan

    Senior Vice President, Development

    Brian joined Premier Development Partners in February of 2017, bringing 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Brian began his career as an attorney, both in public and private practice. His law practice eventually led him to commercial real estate where Brian has excelled as a senior advisor to large national and regional clients in industrial commercial real estate. Brian’s expertise and transaction history include corporate portfolio advisory services, tenant representation, landlord representation, investment services, and receiverships. His knowledge in making strategic contacts and growing businesses will be a strong asset for identifying new opportunities for Premier Development. Brian is also a member of the Ohio Bar, and is a frequent contributor and lecturer in real estate and law forums.

    Phone: 216.535.4467 | Email: brian@premierdevelop.com

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    Dave Merker

    Facilities Manager

    Dave Merker

    Facilities Manager

    Phone: 216.341.1200 | Email: dave@premierdevelop.com

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    Ed Salim

    Project Superintendent / Estimator

    Ed Salim

    Project Superintendent / Estimator

    Ed has been in commercial construction for over 35 years. He has worked in the field and office, and has been overseeing and estimating minor to major construction projects. Previously, Ed was a co-owner of a commercial construction company for 18 years and has O.S.H.A. certifications, as well as project management certification, interior build-out, estimating, and plan grid implementation experience.

    Phone: 216.341.1200 | Email: ed@premierdevelop.com

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    Jan Sikut

    Receptionist

    Jan Sikut

    Receptionist

    Jan joined the Premier Development team in 2009. In addition to greeting our guests and answering the phone lines, Jan plays a supportive role working directly with all of our team members, Executive Assistants and Partners managing the daily office needs. Prior to joining, she had worked with CFC Management and Farro Enterprises as a Receptionist and Accounting Clerk.

    Phone: 216.341.1200 | Email: jan@premierdevelop.com

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    Charlotte Tam

    Technology Coordinator

    Charlotte Tam

    Technology Coordinator

    Charlotte joined the Premier team in early February of 2018. She brings technological experience to the team, as well as organizational support and copywriting skills.

    Phone: 216.535.4467 | Email: charlotte@premierdevelop.com

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    Holly Tufts

    Investor Relations

    Holly Tufts

    Investor Relations

    Holly Tufts joined the Premier Development team in 2013, bringing with her 10 years of experience in both administrative services and accounting. Previously, Holly worked as the office manager of E.N.S. Interiors and South-East Construction, both of which were former contractors of Premier Development Partners, LLC. With extensive experience in all administrative tasks, Holly is able to tailor her skills to meet the needs to a variety of clients, tenants and vendors.

    Phone: 216.341.1200 | Email: holly@premierdevelop.com

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    Patty Verbi

    Executive Assistant

    Patty Verbi

    Executive Assistant

    With more than 20 years in the construction industry, Patty supports the executive team and Premier’s project managers from the design phase through successful conclusion of development and building projects.

    Phone: 216.341.1200 | Email: patty@premierdevelop.com

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    Ted Wochna

    Senior Property Manager

    Ted Wochna

    Senior Property Manager

    Phone: 216.341.1200 | Email: ted@premierdevelop.com