With 18 years of commercial real estate experience, Nathaniel is responsible for the overall strategy of the company and is principally focused on ensuring that NorthPoint continues to live into our Core Values, maintains the special culture we have created for our employees and to support the leadership teams running the various business units.
Nathaniel has helped raise in excess of $11.300,000,000 in capital over the last eight years for our various real estate investments. To date, our firm has developed and managed in excess of 140,250,000 SF of commercial space and over 6,100 apartments. The NorthPoint family of companies has grown to include the real estate development and management company, an international logistics and freight forwarding firm, a third party logistics company, warehouse technology and supply chain integration company and an industrial architectural and engineering firm.
With 20 years of industrial engineering and construction experience, Chad is responsible for the general oversight & growth of development, brownfield re-development and Design Build industrial construction for NorthPoint Development projects nationwide. Currently, NorthPoint has over 122,300,000 SF of industrial projects completed, and is on track to double industrial deliveries nationally in the next twenty four months.
Prior to joining NorthPoint Development, Chad served as the Regional Director of ARCO National Construction and an Industrial Systems Engineer at GE.
As Chief Operations Officer, Kelly is responsible for providing leadership, management, and vision to ensure that the business has effective people, operational controls, and administrative and reporting procedures in place. Kelly has over 20 years of successful asset management and business development experience including an extensive background in Industrial and Multi-Family housing operations and management. Kelly is a CAPS designate through the National Apartment Association and is a graduate of the Lyceum Program. Kelly actively serves on the Board of Directors as the Past President and co-chair for the Diversity Equity & Inclusion committee for the Apartment Association of Kansas City.
With 18 years of real estate and economic development experience, Brent is responsible for all leasing and requests for proposals for NorthPoint’s expanding industrial portfolio. In addition, Brent also serves as head of the NorthPoint incentive and taxation team incentive offers and approvals, and governmental relations.
Brent’s day to day tasks include lease negotiations, contracts for incentives, real estate and land development negotiations, and governmental financing structures. Earning his undergraduate degree in Urban Affairs and his Masters in Public Policy, Brent spent the first 9 years of his career in the public sector. Brent lives in Kansas City with his wife and is the father of two children, Francis and Rory.
He loves hiking with his wife, watching movies with his daughter and playing sports with his son.
As Chief Investment Officer, Mark is responsible for overseeing NorthPoint’s investment activity, developing and structuring capital relationships, and evaluating new development opportunities.
Mark joined NorthPoint in 2012 and has held various project management and executive roles within the company with direct experience in Industrial, Multifamily, Senior Living, Self Storage, and Infrastructure development. These experiences provide a deep and direct development expertise across many asset classes which has shaped NorthPoint’s approach to evaluating and structuring investment opportunities to align partner interests, optimize the probability for success, and minimize downside risk.
Mark earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
With 20 years of construction experience in a wide array of market sectors including
industrial, office, senior living, and retail, Larry is responsible for overseeing various projects
from entitlement through construction. His civil engineering background coupled with national experience helps ensure project efficiency not only during construction but the
initial planning and design phases as well.
Prior to joining NorthPoint Development, Larry
served as the Vice President of Operations at Brinkmann Constructors.
As Executive Vice President of Operations, Jenna is responsible for overseeing strategic operations for NorthPoint Development. A member of the NorthPoint Development team since 2013, Jenna has served as an operations director for multifamily, senior living, and self- storage focusing on building cohesive teams and increasing value for both new construction and stabilized assets. Jenna has a passion for people and creating and maintaining a workplace culture that is aligned with the NorthPoint CORE Values.
Bob has spent his career in industrial real estate construction, brokerage and development. He is part of a team responsible for NorthPoint’s acquisition of industrial buildings, build-to-suit sites and speculative warehouse development.
Bob joined NorthPoint in 2013 and has supported the company’s growth.
During his 19-year career, Patrick has been involved in the development and planning of over 2,700 acres of commercial and residential projects throughout the United States, with a primary focus on the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Over the past eight years, Patrick has had direct responsibility for some of the largest residential and industrial developments in Kansas City.
In his current role, Patrick is focused on identifying, evaluating, and executing new real estate development opportunities.
As Chief Strategy Officer, Jed is responsible for NorthPoint’s industrial sourcing opportunities and strategic initiatives. These initiatives include speculative industrial development, pursuing build-to-suit opportunities, and brownfield redevelopment across the United States.
Jed joined NorthPoint in 2015 after holding various roles with Brinkmann Constructors, a Nationwide Design/Build contractor. Over his 13 year career, Jed has gained a broad range of experience in development, construction, and project execution across asset classes including industrial, brownfield redevelopment, retail, multi-family, senior living, and government. Jed earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri.
With over 25 years of engineering, design and construction experience, John is responsible for oversight and development of NorthPoint’s Kansas City, Denver, Reno, and Philadelphia industrial market sectors. This role includes industrial park master planning, building development and construction. John has developed over 22 million square feet of bulk warehouse distribution and manufacturing projects in the past 7 years. Prior to joining NorthPoint Development, John served as the Kansas City area Operations Manager for Terracon Consultants.
With over seventeen years of accounting/finance experience, Brett is responsible for overseeing internal and external financial reporting, managing banking and lending relationships along with the NorthPoint debt portfolio, collaborating with investors on new projects and assisting on strategic initiatives and organizational structure. Prior to joining NorthPoint Development, Brett worked as CFO and controller of Briarcliff Realty as well as an accountant for Block Real Estate Services. He started his career as an accounting/sales analyst for Hometown America Management in Chicago. Brett is a licensed CPA and CFA Charterholder.
Brian Votava supports sourcing efforts for NorthPoint Development’s industrial, self storage and multi-family platforms contributing to over $750M in total development. In addition to NorthPoint site selection, Brian acts as Supervising Broker leading NorthPoint’s Kansas City-based third-party brokerage division to over $100M in cumulative third-party sales and leasing transactions.
A founding partner and NorthPoint’s first “hire”, Brian’s passion for people has helped grow the organization to over 500 employees in eight years.
As Director of Industrial Development in the Cincinnati office, Tim is responsible for sourcing industrial opportunities in Ohio and surrounding states as well as select markets in the Southeastern US.
Tim joined NorthPoint in 2016 as the first employee in Cincinnati and has developed over 12 million square feet of Class A industrial space on a speculative and build-to-suit basis. With a 20-year background in industrial design/build construction including 8 years with ARCO National Construction, Tim brings a unique perspective to sourcing opportunities as he has been involved with all facets of the development process.
Christian oversees development in the Chicagoland area as well as other regional markets. His 20 years of real estate and design/ build industrial construction experience coupled with his national experience helps ensure project development efficiency from conception to completion.
Prior to joining NorthPoint, Christian was the VP, Development Manager for Prologis.
Ben is responsible for a variety of initiatives within NorthPoint. Most recently, he has begun working with the WarehouseQuote.com team to lead NorthPoint into an untapped market of 4PL warehouse services.
Prior to focusing on WarehouseQuote.com, Ben worked to deploy $500,000,000 of total capital in strategically located, self storage, sites across more than 15 U.S. markets for our Beyond Self Storage brand. Ben has a passion for honing his creativity and growing business through new channels and untapped markets.
During his 27 year career Tom has developed over thirty million square feet of industrial buildings, twenty business parks, and 2200 acres of land. Tom is the first employee in the Chicago office of NorthPoint and will oversee projects in Illinois and other Midwestern states.
Prior to joining NorthPoint Tom was Director of the Midwest Region for IDI Gazeley.
As Vice President of Acquisitions, Wakeel is responsible for the sourcing, structuring, and execution of investment and development opportunities on a national basis. As the market leader for several primary markets, Wakeel drives and executes on NorthPoint’s strategy, providing expertise in all aspects of acquisitions and development.
Tim is responsible for overseeing the development of projects for NorthPoint’s Cincinnati markets. His 20 years of design/build construction experience helps to ensure effective planning and execution in each stage of the project. Tim helped to develop the Beyond Self Storage team, and now focuses on leading the Industrial development efforts out of Cincinnati.
Prior to joining Northpoint, Tim was Director of Design Build for Al. Neyer, Inc. Tim is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Chris has over 25 years of experience in design and management of a wide range of civil engineering projects with primary focus on industrial and multifamily land entitlement and site development. He leads NorthPoint’s in-house civil engineering and survey group responsible for conceptual and schematic site planning, analysis and field data collection of various projects across the country, including both greenfield and brownfield developments.
Prior to joining NorthPoint, Chris was a Managing Principal of a successful planning, engineering and surveying consulting firm located in the Kansas City area.
R.J.’s primary responsibility is the oversight of all development activities run out of NorthPoint’s St. Louis office. He has over 17 years of development and construction experience in a wide array of projects including industrial, senior living, self-storage, healthcare and life sciences.
R.J. earned his B.S. in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology as well as an MBA from the University of Kansas. He has been with NorthPoint for over 7 years and previously worked as a project manager for a construction management firm.
With 22 years of commercial real estate, engineering and construction experience in Utah and other markets across the Country, Thane is responsible for leading teams to develop industrial, multifamily and self-storage projects in Utah and other portions of the western United States.
Prior to joining NorthPoint Development’s team, Thane worked as Vice President of Development for Suburban Land Reserve primarily responsible for entitling and developing land assets nationwide for retail, industrial, multifamily and residential uses. Thane earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Thane is a Certified Commercial Investment Manager (“CCIM”), maintains Professional Engineering licenses in Utah and Idaho, and a real estate broker license in Utah.
As General Counsel, Tim heads up NorthPoint’s legal department and actively represents NorthPoint in connection with its real estate portfolio.
Tim has practiced real estate law since his graduation from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2004. Over his career, Tim has represented clients in all facets of real estate law, including office, retail, and industrial leasing; purchase and sale transactions; local and state entitlements; and local, state, and Federal development incentives.
Prior to joining NorthPoint, Tim practiced as a partner with the national law firm, Polsinelli PC.
Mr. Griffin began as a project assistant in the commercial real estate development industry over 15 years ago where he gained well-rounded direct knowledge and experience within the complex development industry. Years of progressive involvement in the industry have led Mr. Griffin to his current position within the firm where he largely focuses on identifying and evaluating West Coast acquisition/development opportunities as well as
assisting with clearing the entitlement hurdles.
Mr. Griffin has participated in directly managing the development of over 2.5m square feet of industrial and office projects ranging from greenfield opportunities to the repositioning of existing outdated assets.
It is no secret that Toni has the biggest
heart. She is the first to donate, volunteer, or offer
Recently, a resident at Summit Square had knee replacement surgery. She is a single person living alone with her dog, Bella. She came in to ask for recommendations on where she could board Bella since she couldn’t care for her after her surgery. Toni stepped up and cared for Bella for almost a month while the resident recovered!
Toni’s generosity comes naturally and quickly. Another day, a frantic resident called to ask if someone could take him to the ER. Without a second thought, Toni grabbed her keys and raced towards his building. When they arrived, she waited inside with him to make sure he was checked in and settled. He is beyond grateful for quick actions and the kind gesture.
Toni is the person you can count on. We are grateful to have her on our Multi-Family team!
Through some charitable work that Courtney does she heard about a family in the Dominican Republic that was going through a hard time. She learned that 3 sisters had just lost their Mother and that their Father had left them a few years earlier. These young kids were now on their own and vulnerable. The older sister, who was only 16 years old, had dropped out of school and was now trying to take care of the entire family. Courtney stepped in to help by donating much-needed funds for food and shelter. However, she knew that more needed to be done. She had seen pictures of their living conditions and knew they were in a bad part of town. These kids were in a very serious and risky situation.
Fortunately, we had just built a relationship with Global Orphan Project. In no time at all we developed a plan to manage the funds needed to get the three girls an apartment for a year, food, schooling, furniture, and connecting with their church for local support and community.
Adam has been diligently helping raise money for his best friends daughter who has been diagnosed with a very rare genetic disease.
Between NorthPoint and ColdPoint, enough money was raised to ensure that the family was able to continue to pay their daily expenses while spending every second in Children’s Mercy with their little girl. Their baby started her 6 weeks of chemo in September. The chemo should hopefully slow down the progression of the disease.
Adam’s drive to support his friend ensured that they could focus on their little girl.
Our culture was founded first. That is a difficult thing to do but it something you’ll feel and understand the moment you enter the room. NorthPoint is a place where we strive to inspire, share, commit and join together to achieve a common goal.
Not only do we feel the difference but others can back us up — KCBJ- Winner of Kansas City’s Best Places to Work 9 years in a row. We’re proud of what we’ve built and we couldn’t have done it without our Founder. We hire exceptional talent and give them everything we can to help them succeed.
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