Nick is a Founding Partner of Diversified Properties. He has been involved in the acquisition, planning and construction of over 10,000 residential units throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Nick’s 35-year history includes brokerage, construction, construction management, finance and property management. Nick began his career as a Project Manager for various Manhattan-based real estate developers. Projects have included a new mid-rise residential tower and a 40-story building at Lexington and 57th Street. Nick went on to be President of real estate subsidiaries for a New Jersey based Polifly Savings & Loan where he was responsible for loan workouts and liquidation of joint ventures and REO. In 1992, Nick co-founded Pinnacle Communities, an affiliated Garden Homes Company based in Short Hills, NJ.
With Pinnacle, Nick’s work included luxury custom single-family homes, townhomes, condominium communities, active adult communities, as well as multi-family apartment rentals, office buildings and retail space. In addition, he oversaw commercial acquisitions of existing apartment complexes, office buildings, industrial spaces and retail properties. In 1998, Nick became President of Westminster Communities, one of the largest private development companies in New Jersey. On an annual basis, the company was responsible for the construction of approximately 400 residential units per year. Nick currently serves as a board member, for ConnectOneBank (NASDAQ: CNOB). Additionally, Nick serves on ConnectOne Bank’s Corporate Governance Committee. Nick is a member of the Board of Trustees of Clara Maass Medical Center, a Robert Wood Johnson/St. Barnabas affiliate. He also serves as a Trustee for the Summit Conservancy whose mission is sustainability.
Peter works closely with Diversified Properties’ executive team to manage the firm’s finance department through the addition of new operational workflow efficiencies, the restructuring of manual processes and improving the adoption of the latest real estate and business technologies.
Peter previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Controller with Arete Management, a New York City-based developer of low-income and affordable housing with a portfolio of 18 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit buildings in New York City and over 80 affordable housing, commercial and mixed-use properties in Hudson, N.Y. Peter holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from William Paterson University.
Greg oversees procedures, processes, operations and human resources for Diversified Properties. He is an integral member of the management team and is responsible for the management of the expanding real estate holdings of Diversified Properties. Greg has close to twenty years of operations and finance experience within the real estate industry. Before joining Diversified, Greg was with a family-owned, multi-billion-dollar, New York City-based, privately held real estate owner/ management company. Greg has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University and a Masters of Business Administration in Management from New York University, Stern Graduate School of Business.
Jon Leifer, Director of Acquisitions and Development, is an acquisitions and development professional who has completed over $1.5Bn in property and debt transactions. With deep asset class experience in industrial, retail, residential, mixed use, and special purpose real estate and relationships spanning the private equity, family office, hedge fund, private lender, and venture capital spaces, Mr. Leifer maintains a focus on placemaking for communities, value creation for investment partners, build-to-suit projects for end users, and liquidity solutions for owners with long held properties or seeking recapitalization to resolve special situations. Mr. Leifer holds a Master’s Degree in Real Estate from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning and Real Estate from MIT.
Mr. Leifer manages all land acquisition and project development efforts for Diversified and its affiliates, which are focused on middle-market projects with the promise to re-envision under-developed land into thriving mixed use commercial and residential environments. In the past, Mr. Leifer has been named by NJBiz as one of New Jersey’s 40 Under 40 All Stars and a Commercial Property Executive Stars to Watch.
Since 1979, Anthony has worked for several of the most recognized builders, contractors and developers in the Tri-State area. Over the past 40 years, Anthony has performed and managed all aspects of the construction and development process ensuring projects are completed on budget and on time.
After studying Civil Engineering at Clemson University and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Anthony’s construction career began in the early 80’s with Joseph A. Natoli Construction Corp. Anthony was responsible for all site improvement and building surveying and layout. Anthony continued his career with Garden State Land Group, responsible for all site improvement construction for all projects under construction.
Anthony later became the chief estimator/purchaser for Woodmont Properties before being promoted to Director of Construction and Assistant Project Manager for numerous projects. In early 2000, Anthony partnered with the owner of Garden State Land Group, Joe Millstein, to form the BCM Development Company, a land entitlement and development company.
Anthony started his tenure with Diversified Properties and its related companies in 2013, as Director of Construction and subsequently promoted to VP of Construction. Anthony is responsible for oversight of all construction activities for numerous projects.
At Morris Construction Management, an affiliated Diversified Company, Anthony remains responsible for all construction operations for the company from initial budgeting and forecasting to Certificate of Occupancy.
Chuck has been involved in real estate for over 30 years since graduating Hamilton College in 1976 with degrees in economics and history. Over that time, he has been largely focused on developing residential and mixed-use projects in the New York metropolitan region. Recently, Chuck was Vice President of Real Estate Development at CareOne, a leading provider of senior healthcare services throughout the northeast and Midwest.
Prior to joining CareOne, Chuck was Managing Director of the Community Development Group for Kaplan Companies, where he successfully implemented a business strategy aimed at capturing redevelopment opportunities within New Jersey’s second and third-tier communities. During his tenure with Kaplan, the company was designated as “redeveloper” on eight projects involving over 3,000 residential units and more than 400,000 square feet of commercial and industrial space throughout the state. Previously, Chuck was a Regional Director at Garden Homes, where he was instrumental in the site acquisition, design and development of more than 2,000 units of multifamily housing in New Jersey and Connecticut.
Steven has extensive experience in all aspects of land-use, planning and development including site grading, storm water management, zoning compliance and environmental permitting issues. His vast experience in multi-family residential includes development of low and midrise vertical structures from massing concepts through construction. As a development executive, he has had overall responsibility for real estate projects from concept development through transition. Steven is intimate in code compliance and the development of innovative, cost effective building structures. As a manager, developer and former municipal engineer, Steven has been responsible for development and delivery of on time and on budget construction projects throughout his 30-year career.
Steven’s real estate development experience includes due diligence and design oversight in commercial and residential project approvals. This includes project management, owner’s representation, and professional testimony in front of various municipal, county, state and utility boards, governing bodies and authorities.
Steven is a professional engineer and also experienced in forensic investigations, development of remediation solutions, design, and project management for building and site-related engineering and construction work. His experience includes analysis, design, inspections, and development of repair solutions for site and building components and systems in both residential and commercial construction including low, mid, and high-rise structures.
Steven has received his professional accreditation in the United States Green Building Counsel’s LEED program. This is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. He is well versed in requirements for building LEED certification in current sustainable building construction practices including, site design and renewable energy resources. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Engineering Degree from the University of Vermont.
Kelli-Lynn Francisco is a Regional Property Manager for Diversified Properties. Kelli-Lynn brings with her over 10 years of administrative experience, five years of property management experience and two years of experience managing a team.
She currently manages and maintains two luxury rental communities, consisting of 450 units. Kelli-Lynn is focused on cultivating high quality management/tenant relationships leading to renewal of long-term leases, minimal turnover, high occupancy rates and overall resident satisfaction. Kelli-Lynn’s duties include training and managing our leasing team by setting goals, creating procedures, ensuring proper time management practices are followed, reviewing files for accuracy and handling resident inquiries. Property maintenance duties include managing technicians and vendors by creating schedules, walking the properties and inspecting apartment turnovers and common areas.
Prior to her work at Diversified Properties, Kelli-Lynn was the Leasing Specialist/Property Management Team Member for Landings Real Estate Group in Newburgh, NY; Office Assistant for Camp Smith Range Operations in Cortlandt Manor, NY, and Human Resource Specialist for the NY Army National Guard in Cortlandt Manor, NY.
Kelli-Lynn majored in Business Administration at Dutchess Community College, and received a U.S. Army Human Resource Certification from the School of AG in Fort Jackson, SC.
Michelle Paranzine is a Regional Property Manager for Diversified Properties. She currently manages a commercial portfolio that includes Mars Industrial Park and 350 Main Road in Montville along with two office buildings and a mixed-use residential and retail building in Summit.
Michelle is responsible for all phases of property management for multi-family portfolio, as well as commercial properties. Her goal is to cultivate high quality management/tenant relationships leading to renewal of long-term leases, minimal turnover, high occupancy rates and overall resident/tenant satisfaction. Among her many responsibilities, Michelle also manages technicians and vendors by creating schedules, walking the properties and inspecting apartment turnovers and common areas.
Prior to her role as Regional Property Manager, Michelle was an Executive Assistant for Diversified Properties offering direct administrative high-level support to CEO suite of daily operations in a fast-paced environment.
Before joining Diversified and broadening her skill set, Michelle was a Mobile Solutions Sales Executive for Tangoe, Inc., located in Parsippany, NJ and a Confidential Executive Assistant for the Belleville Board of Education. Prior to that, Michelle spent the majority of her career as a Paralegal for a prominent Real Estate Law Firm in Livingston, NJ, specializing in foreclosures, REOs, evictions and commercial and residential real estate closings.
Michelle holds a New jersey Real Estate License and is certified as a Rental Specialist, SFR (Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource) and is a Notary Public, State of New Jersey.
Nicole Stio is a Property Manager, for Diversified Properties, at Summit Court Luxury Apartments. Nicole brings with her 28 years of hospitality and property management experience.
Nicole currently manages and maintains our expanding community in Union, NJ. She prides herself on building relationships with the residents to maintain a high satisfaction and tenant retention rate. Nicole manages a close-knit team with a high standard for keeping their home away from home a wonderful place to work and live. Nicole enjoys welcoming prospects to the property and showing them all the attributes that Summit Court has to offer residents.
Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality/Business from Florida International University and spent two semesters in the Walt Disney World College Program.
Over the years, Nicole has worked for several major hotel brands in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, New Jersey, and New York City. She has also managed a variety of Condominium Associations and Luxury Apartment Communities.
Evan Brudnicki is a Real Estate Financial Analyst for Diversified Properties. In this role, Evan provides analysis support on new developments, acquisitions and property recapitalizations. Additionally, Evan provides support review of revenue and expenses for existing properties. Prior to Diversified Properties, Evan was an Intern at Peak Point Properties in Pompton Plains, and Marcus & Millichap in Saddle Brook. He was also an Associate for Elstein, Friedman and Silverman in Fairfield and Program Supervisor for New Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford.
Evan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance with a minor in accounting from William Paterson University. He is a member of the Student Investment Club and Pesce Family Mentoring Institute.