Your Partners in Commercial Real Estate
Our proven team of commercial real estate and industrial property professionals includes architects, engineers, construction and environmental experts to address any possible client needs and concerns. With more than 25 years of experience in the industrial and commercial real estate industry, Industrial Commercial Properties’ experts quickly identify needs on a case-by-case basis and deliver unique solutions.
Christopher S. Semarjian
Christopher S. Semarjian is the Owner of Industrial Commercial Properties, LLC, leader in commercial real estate, including acquisitions, leasing, management, construction, financing and sale/leaseback. Since 1996, he has purchased and developed 65 plus properties and over 40,000,000 square feet of industrial and office space throughout Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. He is a user-focused developer working with large corporate facilities that require major redevelopment and/or repositioning in the market. He strives to build long-term relationships with his tenants, local communities and community officials.
Major transactions that Mr. Semarjian has acquired include the new Goodyear Tire World Headquarters and the redevelopment of the campus, the Lockheed Martin campus in Akron, Ohio, the former Ford Lorain Assembly Plant in Lorain, Ohio, the former GM facility in Moraine, Ohio, the former TRW Headquarters in Euclid, Ohio, and the American Axel Campus in Detroit, Michigan.
Mr. Semarjian has been in the real estate business since 1987 following graduation from Kent State University with his Bachelor of Business Administration. He currently resides in Novelty, Ohio, with his wife and three children.
Chief Operating Officer
Chris Salata is the Chief Operating Officer for Industrial Commercial Properties LLC. Mr. Salata oversees the daily operations of the Company and the work of its executives. In his role, he works closely with Owner, Chris Semarjian, to design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures. Mr. Salata is actively involved in all of the Company’s investments, acquisitions, corporate alliances, financings and expansion activities. He also plays a key role in managing the Company’s relationships with partners, tenants and vendors.
Mr. Salata was formerly Senior Vice President of Development at DDR Corp. (DDR), where he oversaw development and redevelopment initiatives for the publicly traded real estate investment trust. Prior to joining DDR, Mr. Salata was a Principal at Fairmount Properties and served as Chief Investment Officer and General Counsel. Mr. Salata started his career as an attorney with McDonald Hopkins LLC.
Mr. Salata holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Outside of the office, he serves as Head Junior Varsity Basketball Coach at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, where he is an active alumnus. Mr. Salata is a Board Member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland and an Advisory Board Member for First American Title Insurance Company.
Vice President and Director of Leasing
Dean Miller is Vice President and Director of Leasing for IRG ICP. He joined IRG ICP in 2010 and is responsible for leasing, business development, acquisitions and asset management of IRG ICP’s portfolio in Southwestern Ohio. Dean is a licensed Real Estate Agent in Ohio who has managed in excess of 15 million square feet of transactions, over a 25 year career, involving the development, acquisition, leasing and sale of large commercial real estate assets.
Director of Operations
Larry Kovacs, Director of Operations, focuses on the management and oversight of the administrative operations. Prior to IRGICP, LLC, Mr. Kovacs spent 35 years in increasing responsibility roles in Finance and Operations, Industrial management at Ford Motor Company, Black and Decker Manufacturing, Invacare Corporation and Gallo Displays, Inc.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Mr. Kovacs holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Denison University and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance and Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also certified in Production and Inventory management. As the Chief Operating Officer at Gallo Displays, Inc., Larry had worked with Chris Semarjian and Stu Lichter in their acquisition of a Cleveland, Ohio, property that was then renovated and leased by Gallo Displays, Inc.
Mr. Kovacs resides in Avon Lake, Ohio, with his wife.
Vice President of Construction Resources One
Jake Rutkowski joined the Industrial Commercial Properties team in 2014 and is now responsible for managing all aspects of ICP construction activities through its affiliated company, Construction Resources One. The CR1 team lends its value-added services to many of ICP tenant and building improvement projects.
Mr. Rutkowski possesses greater than 25 years of commercial construction experience and has been involved in over 120 projects in varying roles. His experience ranges from his early beginnings providing hands-on labor, advancing through project management, and culminating with corporate officer positions where he has been since 2010. He is skilled in all aspects of the construction process from planning to estimating to project management. Jake is especially proficient at finding effective solutions to difficult or complex issues.
Jake attended Bowling Green State University where he studied Business Administration and now resides in Strongsville, Ohio with his wife and children.
Acquistion and Leasing Associate
Austin joined Industrial Commercial Properties, LLC during the first quarter of 2017. He focuses on acquisitions and leasing for both industrial and office projects.
Prior to joining ICP, he worked at DDR, a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), located in Beachwood, Ohio. Austin worked on tenant leases and recoveries, special projects, 10-K and 10-Q filings, and investor relations.
Austin graduated from The Ohio State a University in 2016 with a degree in Finance, specializing in risk and a minor in Economics.
Thomas S. Porter
Thomas S. Porter serves as a development consultant specializing in facilities planning and construction consultation to build-to-suit clients.
Mr. Porter operates his own firm, providing construction and development consulting services for his clients. His career experience includes 10 years of plant engineering assignments and management for WABCO and RB&W, 20 years in real estate and construction project and operation management for Ford and Figgie International and 20 years serving real estate firms such as Grubb & Ellis and IRGICP.
In 125 plus projects, Mr. Porter has managed approximately 4,000,000 square feet of new facilities construction and over 1,000,000 square feet of leasehold improvements and plant renovation (national and international locations). These facilities house operations that manufacture, distribute, sell or service a variety of products, including vehicles, military hardware, construction machinery, electronics, safety equipment, security systems, control devices, plastic extrusions, clothing, sporting goods, magnets, nuts and bolts.
Mr. Porter received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from Purdue University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky. Additionally, he is a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of Michigan and the Commonwealth of Kentucky and holds an Ohio Real Estate License.
Jamie Supanich is a Facility Engineer for Industrial Commercial Properties. Before joining the company in 2015, Jamie spent 10 years in the manufacturing industry as an Industrial/Manufacturing Engineer with companies like Delphi Automotive and Rubbermaid. Trained in Six Sigma (Green Belt) and Lean Manufacturing, he has the proven ability to cut cost and improve manufacturing systems.
Today, Jamie oversees the technical aspects of our facilities. He keeps the building drawings up to date and provides layouts for Marketing and Lease Exhibits. With a site tour or conceptual meeting of any operation, whether it be Office, Retail, Manufacturing, Distribution & Warehousing, Jamie can help lay it out in a space we can provide while focusing on cutting cost and improving efficiency.
Director of Marketing and Research
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