Leadership

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Reed Fenton

Reed Fenton

Partner, CEO

Reed leads the acquisition and development teams for EIG14T. His career began in commercial real estate brokerage focusing on assets similar to what we develop today. The foundational knowledge gained has allowed him to successfully implement expansion plans for partnering tenants through ground-up development, building renovations, and sale-leaseback opportunities. In his career, he has completed a development and transactional volume greater than $500MM in over 35 states.

Jeff Julius

Jeff Julius

Partner, CCO

Jeff leads the construction team, bringing plans to reality. He has experience in all facets of construction and continuously manages over $80MM in projects at any given time. He works closely with all employees, contractors, clients, and municipalities to ensure projects are built to the highest standard and delivered on time. Jeff boasts a strong educational background to compliment his experience with a Master's Degree in Construction Management with a focus in Real Estate Development.

Nick Hillard

Nick Hillard

Partner, CFO

Nick leads the finance team from budgeting to long-term investment strategy. His real estate career began in London as part of the Development & Asset Strategy team of JLL, followed by several years as a commercial real estate broker directly participating in over $500MM in investment activities. Nick graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with double majors in Structural Engineering & Finance from Washington University in St. Louis.

Pat Fenton

Pat Fenton

Partner, Advisor

Pat serves as an advisor to the management team and aids in site selection for all clients. He has had a colorful career, starting his journey in 1986 by opening his first childcare facility in Hillsborough, NJ. Since that time, Pat led and sold his childcare company through 3 buying cycles, acquired and disposed of Crest Pontoon Boats after growing it by 800%, and now owns a variety of manufacturing companies. In addition to his active roles, he serves on the board of many education focused companies and charitable organizations.

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Development

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Mark Kellenberger

Mark Kellenberger

Senior Development Manager

Mark is responsible for overseeing the development process from concept to construction. Mark has managed projects in both the public and private sectors over his career, previously managing the expansion of Tim Horton's restaurants in the Great Lakes Region and most recently, the expansion initiative of the ALDI supermarket chain. Mark is a graduate of Michigan State University and is recognized as a Certified Planner (AICP) by the American Planning Association.

Samantha Coponen

Samantha Coponen

Development Manager

Sam is responsible for coordinating various development projects throughout the entitlement process, from property acquisition through permitting. She collaborates on concept layout design and interacts with local municipalities to obtain site plan approval. She has worked in the field of commercial real estate brokerage for the past five years and is a licensed real estate salesperson for the State of Michigan. Sam graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies.

Jon Szutarski

Jon Szutarski

Development Manager

Jon is responsible for coordinating various development projects throughout the entitlement process, from property acquisition through permitting. He has spent twenty years developing and managing large scale telecommunications site deployment programs. Jon graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning.

Larry Jackson

Larry Jackson

Human Resource Manager

Larry oversees all company HR Functions and provides strategic direction to support the business needs in the areas of talent, culture, and operational excellence. He has extensive human resources experience having worked in the Insurance and Automotive sectors. Larry is a University of Michigan graduate with a Master’s Degree in Education and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Oakland University.

Dusty Swank

Dusty Swank

Real Estate Development Administrator

Dusty works closely with our development team in managing all facets of real estate transactions ensuring success along the critical path. She came to us with extensive experience in construction and real estate, including property acquisition and lease management, holding Administrator positions with CDM Smith and Brixmor Property Group. Dusty attended Purdue University where she studied Psychology with a minor in Business Administration.

Jordan Segal

Jordan Segal

General Counsel

Jordan brings extensive experience in creditor's rights, real estate law, business transactions and litigation, and employment law. He was previously employed at one of Michigan's premier law firms and is a graduate of Amherst College (B.A) and The George Washington Law School (J.D.), and is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan.

Maria Toma

Maria Toma

Law Clerk

Maria assists counsel with all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, leasing, and construction. She has broad experience in reviewing and organizing all types of transactional due diligence and closing documents, such as purchase and sale contracts, titles and surveys, entity formation, lien searches, environmental reports, zoning reviews, permits, vendor contracts, easements, covenants and other critical closing items. Maria is currently a third-year law student at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

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Finance

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Holly Semerau

Holly Semerau

Controller

Holly is responsible for the overall accounting, financial and internal control functions of the organization. She has over 20 years’ experience in the fields of construction, land development and property management. Holly graduated from Walsh College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Prior to joining EIG14T, Holly worked for the Carlo Companies as Controller for their $250 million heavy highway construction division.

Autumn Davis

Autumn Davis

Staff Accountant

Autumn assists the Controller with all accounting and financial operations of the organization. She has 5+ years of accounting experience which includes managing 150+ leases for an early childhood education company. Her background encompasses a wide variety of accounting functions which has positioned her for success in her role as Staff Accountant. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor Degree in Business from Walsh College.

Pete Zelasko

Pete Zelasko

Pete assists in procuring debt and fund management for our firm. He has over 30 years’ experience in accounting/finance with a concentration in the real estate industry. Previously, Pete was a Finance Director at McDonald’s Corporation where he was directly responsible for all real estate acquisition and reinvestment decisions related to over 700 restaurants. He is a Illinois State University graduate, CPA and a licensed real estate broker.

Landen Hinds

Landen Hinds

Finance Associate

Landen is responsible for aiding in debt and equity procurement and helping to manage our investment funds. He graduated from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business majoring in Accounting Information Systems and completed his Master ’s in Accounting with a focus in Finance from Michigan State University. Most recently, Landen completed and passed the CPA exam. Previously, he worked for KPMG in the Real Estate Tax Services group and at Marcus & Millichap.

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Construction

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Joe Bianchini

Joe Bianchini

Senior Project Manager

Joe is responsible for the oversight and completion of construction nationwide, working closely with contractors and clients to ensure projects are built to the highest standard on time. Prior to joining EIG14T in 2015, he worked for Federal Mogul Corporation as well as his family business, Empire Tile & Marble Co. During those tenures, he was exposed to all facets of the business from physical labor to upper management. Joe graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Advertising.

Rod Hadash

Rod Hadash

Project Manager

Rod brings 25 years of experience managing both public and private real estate projects on both a local and national level. In his role here, Rod will be responsible for bringing construction plans to reality and delivering our projects within budget and on time to our clients. Previously, he held a position with a REIT where he continuously managed over 600 projects taking them from entitlement to delivery. Rod holds a Bachelors Degree from Ferris State University.

Ron Gillespie

Ron Gillespie

Warranty Manager

Ron is responsible for scheduling service and repairs during the warranty period for post-construction projects while maintaining customer satisfaction. Ron has been in the childcare sector for many years, most recently holding the title of Director of Facilities where he managed buildings and staff in over 20 states, along with grounds management and HVAC experience. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.

Dawne Aumann

Dawne Aumann

Construction Administrator

Dawne works in conjunction with the construction team and contractors to provide a streamlined project completion process for our highly valued clients. With over a decade of administrative experience, she prides herself on her strong organizational skills and quality customer service. She holds a bachelor's degree in Public Administration & Public Policy from Oakland University as well as a Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan.

Julie Stearn

Julie Stearn

Project Administrator

Julie works with the EIG14T Project Managers and outside General Contractors to aid in achieving the goals of the company by delivering an outstanding project built to the highest standards on schedule. Julie has been in the Real Estate industry since she received her Michigan Real Estate Salespersons license in 2000, and brings that knowledge, along with a strong Administrative background to the EIG14T Construction team.

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