Your Partners in Commercial Real Estate
The team at ICP encompasses professionals from all aspects of the commercial real estate business. Our team is comprised of experts in industrial, office and retail properties, development, legal, architectural, engineering, construction and environmental. With decades of experience in the industrial and commercial real estate industry, ICP’s pros can 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 (ICP), headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. ICP is well known for providing industry-leading commercial and industrial real estate solutions to its corporate users. Responsible for the operations of over 42 million square feet of property throughout the Midwest, and serving 300 tenants in over 150+ properties, ICP continues to earn the reputation as one of the best in the region. Mr. Semarjian’s focus is to provide innovative solutions that are custom designed to meet the needs of each tenant’s operations. He strives to build long-term relationships with his tenants, local communities and public officials.
Mr. Semarjian is a principal on many current development projects. Some examples that involve conversions of large dormant facilities into multi-tenant industrial campuses include General Motors former 3.9 million square foot complex in Moraine, Ohio and another 1.7 million square foot, GM facility in Pontiac, Michigan. In Northeast Ohio, the 1.4 million square foot complex in Brooklyn, Ohio, previously home to American Greetings headquarters, is being revitalized and re-tenanted with seven new leases and by 2020 over 2,000 workers will be employed on that campus. Mr. Semarjian also took the lead in the adaptive reuse of the vacant Randall Park Mall location in North Randall, Ohio. When opened in 1976, it was touted as the largest mall in America but was shuttered in 2009. After acquiring the property in 2014, ICP began clearing the site for new development, and it now houses a new 900,0000-square-foot, $177 million, Amazon fulfillment center, which has created more than 2,500 new jobs for the area. He is a partner in the redevelopment of the Goodyear Tire World Headquarters and Lockheed Martin Campus, both based in Akron, Ohio. He has also converted the former Ford Motor Company’s Assembly Plant in Lorain, Ohio into a multi-tenant industrial complex.
Mr. Semarjian began his real estate career in 1987 as an industrial real estate broker with Cragin, Lang, Free, and Smythe, Inc. later moving to Grubb & Ellis. He started acquiring properties in 1996 and over the last 25 years has become one of the leading Midwest real estate developers and property owners. Mr. Semarjian was selected as an “Influencer in Industrial” by Real Estate Forum Magazine in 2018 and was recently inducted into the Midwest Real Estate News “Hall of Fame.”
Mr. Semarjian is proud to call Cleveland home and enjoys spending time 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 nationwide 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. During his time at Fairmount Properties, Mr. Salata served as the lead project executive on Pinecrest, a $240MM mixed-use development project in Orange Village, OH. Mr. Salata started his career as an attorney with McDonald Hopkins LLC, practicing in the firm’s business department, handling matters related to real estate, finance and corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Salata has earned multiple professional awards, including induction into the Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame, Crain’s Cleveland C-Suite Award and “Forty Under 40” designation and also served as a Mentor in the Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Partnership Forum. Mr. Salata is an active member of NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and serves on the Advisory Board for First American Title Insurance Company.
Mr. Salata holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Mr. Salata also serves as Head Basketball Coach at Benedictine High School in Cleveland.
Executive Vice President
Austin Semarjian is Executive Vice President of Industrial Commercial Properties (ICP). Since joining ICP in 2017, Austin has completed over 75 leases, acquisitions, and dispositions totaling $200 million in value. Austin is responsible for the continued growth and value of the portfolio by increasing occupancy, retaining tenants, and acquiring high-quality assets.
Austin successfully leased the 1.4 million-square-foot former American Greetings Headquarters in Brooklyn. He was responsible for signing nine tenants, including Medical Mutual, and bringing over 2,000 jobs back to the complex and the city of Brooklyn.
Austin’s keen intuition for development projects that will garner the most impact, often by rejuvenating a community and bringing jobs back to once languishing real estate, prompted ICP to acquire the former Geauga Lake Amusement Park site in Bainbridge Township and Aurora.
Austin is responsible for all leasing at Highland Park, ICP’s new business park located at Transportation and I-480. Previously known as City View Center, the property had been mostly vacant since 2015 before ICP’s repurposing efforts. Austin’s work and marketing efforts have turned this once stigmatized retail center into a vibrant business park. Highland Park is now viewed as an exciting prospect for the city of Garfield Heights and light-industrial users looking for a new home with a central location.
Austin was awarded Crain’s Cleveland “40 Under 40” designation in 2021. Co-Star awarded Austin the Power Broker designation in 2019, 2020 and 2021 for Industrial and Office leasing in 2020. Austin is a TeamNEO Right Sites Council member and was selected to be a 2020 Greater Cleveland Partnership LEAD Cohort member. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business with a focus in Finance from The Ohio State University.
Executive Vice President
Bill Kern is the Executive Vice President of Industrial Commercial Properties LLC. He oversees the Company’s asset management practices, plays a lead role on transactions and development projects and directs the Company’s tenant retention efforts.
Prior to joining ICP, Mr. Kern was the Senior Vice President of Leasing and National Accounts at DDR Corp./ SITE Centers, a publicly traded real estate investment trust. In that role, he was responsible for directing the Leasing Department for the Western U.S. and Puerto Rico, a portfolio consisting of approximately 30 million square feet. He also oversaw its National Accounts Department, with relationship management responsibilities for the Company’s fifty largest tenants.
Mr. Kern is a graduate of Colgate University, where he earned a degree in Economics and was a member of the school’s NCAA Division 1 basketball team. He is a Board Member for the Cleveland chapters of The First Tee and Positive Coaching Alliance.
Executive Vice President
Keith Brandt is an Executive Vice President of Industrial Commercial Properties LLC. Mr. Brandt is spearheading a national initiative to identify redevelopment opportunities for regional malls and other retail properties.
Prior to joining ICP, Mr. Brandt served as the Managing Director and Market Leader for CBRE’s Cleveland and Akron offices where he was responsible for driving the growth strategy for all Advisory Service lines of business (retail, industrial, office), Investment Sales, Debt and Structured Finance, Property Management, and Valuation Advisory Services. During his tenure, CBRE experienced record revenue growth under his leadership. Prior to CBRE, he was the Senior Vice President of Retail, Office & Residential Leasing and Asset Management at Brookfield Asset Management (f.k.a Forest City Realty Trust). In this role, he was responsible for driving revenue and growth all retail initiatives across the U.S. that included 101 properties in the core markets of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Washington DC, Boston, Dallas, and New York. He served on the firm’s Enterprise Operating Committee, Real Estate Operating Committee, IT Prioritization Committee and was involved in the Investment Committee.
A Cleveland native, Mr. Brandt holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
Senior Vice President - Leasing and Acquisitions
Dean Miller is Senior Vice President of Leasing and Acquisitions for Industrial Commercial Properties (ICP). He joined ICP in 2010 and is responsible for leasing, business development, acquisitions and asset management of ICP’s portfolio in Southwestern Ohio. Dean is a licensed Real Estate Agent in Ohio who has managed more than 15 million square feet of transactions over a 31-year career, involving the development, acquisition, leasing and sale of large commercial real estate assets.
Career milestones for Mr. Miller include leases or sales to Fuyao Glass America, Huhtamaki, Aristech Acrylics, and Georgia Pacific. Development of shopping complexes with leases to major retailers including Lowes, Home Depot, Kohls, Walmart, Sams Club, Best Buy and many other retailers and development of numerous speculative land, office and industrial developments.
Before joining ICP, Mr. Miller was Vice President of Development with a regional development company based in Southwestern Ohio, where he oversaw the development of over 3 million square feet of industrial, office and retail buildings.
Mr. Miller has been in real estate since 1987, when he graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business, specializing in finance. He currently resides in Waynesville with his wife Beth.
Senior Vice President - Finance
Andy Hill is the Senior Vice President of Finance for Industrial Commercial Properties LLC. Andy is responsible for directing ICP’s financial planning and accounting practices and its relationships with lending institutions, investors and the financial community. Since joining ICP in 2019, Andy has facilitated over 70 transactions totaling nearly $750 million. In addition, he has procured financing for acquisitions, redevelopments, ground-up construction, refinancing and lines of credit.
Andy has worked in real estate and finance since 2003 and before joining ICP, he spent 13 years with Forest City Realty Trust. As a Vice President at Forest City, Andy oversaw loan closings totaling more than $1.5 billion over the previous five years. He has procured financing for malls, mixed-use projects, office/lab and multi-family real estate transactions. In addition, he has experience with multiple lending vehicles, including construction, refinancing, new market tax credits, low-income housing tax credits, historic tax credits, tax increment financing and 1031 exchanges. Andy was also a conduit to establishing lending relationships with multiple institution types, including banks, life companies, CMBS, pension funds, and credit tenant lenders. Before Forest City, Andy worked at National City Bank and Key Bank.
Andy was named one of the Crain’s Notables in Finance for 2022.
Andy received his undergraduate degree in Finance and Marketing from Ohio University and his MBA with a concentration in Finance from Miami University (Oxford, OH).
Senior Vice President - Asset Management
Bennett Morrison is the Senior Vice President of Asset Management for Industrial Commercial Properties (ICP). Mr. Morrison is responsible for the oversight of ICP’s portfolio via the facilitation and coordination of leasing, property management, construction and third-party vendors. He serves as a liaison between tenants and ownership, to assure all clients’ needs are promptly addressed, and plays a pivotal role in the company’s many development projects.
Mr. Morrison has over fifteen years of experience transacting in a variety of markets and asset classes. Prior to joining ICP, he was the Executive Vice President of Asset Management at Chase Properties. Mr. Morrison oversaw the leasing, property management and construction teams responsible for all strategic initiatives throughout Chase’s portfolio. Before his time at Chase, Mr. Morrison was responsible for a portfolio of retail assets in the northeast at DDR Corp., a publicly-traded shopping center REIT based in Beachwood, Ohio, and started his career advising some of northeast Ohio’s largest multi-national corporations with their real estate strategy & transactions at Colliers International.
Mr. Morrison holds a BSBA from John Carroll University’s Boler School of Business and an MBA from Kent State University’s Graduate School of Management.
Senior Vice President - Development
Jeff Martin is the Senior Vice President of Development for Industrial Commercial Properties LLC. He is responsible for leading development activities across the portfolio – including analyzing project feasibility, public incentives, planning and design efforts, entitlements and construction.
Before joining ICP, Mr. Martin spent three years as Vice President of Development for Seritage Growth Properties leading premier mixed-use redevelopments of former Sears’ properties across the Midwest. Prior to that he spent 13 years at DDR Corp., another publicly-traded REIT where he held multiple roles in development, leasing, and transactions and was a part of the company’s esteemed Management Trainee Program.
Mr. Martin holds a B.A. in History from Middlebury College in Vermont. He presides on the College’s Alumni Admission team and is also a corporate ambassador for Team Impact.
Senior Vice President - Accounting
Greg Scott is the Senior Vice President of Accounting for Industrial Commercial Properties LLC “ICP”. Greg is responsible for directing ICP’s accounting practices and assisting in portfolio financing.
Greg has worked in real estate and finance since 1989, recently being the Chief Financial Officer of a regional real estate ownership group. Previously, he served as VP Finance at IRG Realty Advisors. Greg began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP before serving as the Controller of First Union Real Estate Investments (NYSE -FUR). He has experience in developing accounting systems, structuring acquisitions, financing in public markets, private offerings, mortgage financing and historic tax credits.
Greg received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Miami University (Oxford, OH) and is an active Certified Public Accountant in Ohio.
Senior Vice President - 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.
Vice President - Construction Resources One
Pat Foran is Vice President of Construction for CR-1, the construction division of ICP. Mr. Foran oversees a team of project managers working on tenant buildouts and redevelopment projects. Mr. Foran plays a critical role in ground-up construction assignments, including speculative and build-to-suit projects. Prior to joining CR-1, Mr. Foran was a Senior Project Manager at Rycon Construction and Site Centers (f/k/a DDR Corp.). During his career, Mr. Foran has overseen countless redevelopment and ground-up construction projects throughout the US ranging from $500K-$75MM.
Mr. Foran holds a BA from Xavier University.
Senior Director - Asset Management
Greg Deming is the Senior Director of Asset Management for Industrial Commercial Properties (ICP). Mr. Deming is responsible for overseeing ICP’s portfolio and the coordination of property management, construction, and third-party vendors. He serves as a liaison between tenants and ownership to assure all clients’ needs are promptly addressed.
Mr. Deming has over ten years of experience as a property and asset manager. Before joining ICP, Mr. Deming was the General Manager/VP of Asset services for a local real estate company. Mr. Deming oversaw the day-to-day operations, including leasing, marketing, customer service, procurement, property management and financial reporting for over one million square feet of residential, industrial and office properties.
Mr. Deming holds a BBA from Cleveland State University and is currently pursuing his MBA.
Director - Sales and Leasing
Michelle is Director of Sales and Leasing and joined Industrial Commercial Properties LLC in 2015. She focuses on industrial sales and leasing projects.
Prior to joining ICP, she worked as a National Account Executive for a capital equipment manufacturer, managing relationships with multiple Fortune 500 companies across the United States and Canada.
Michelle graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Sociology and Management.
Director - Sales and Leasing
Kohl Kirkland is a Director of Sales and Leasing for ICP, covering the Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati markets. His focus is on developing new relationships with companies in the market who could benefit from our services, whether that be leasing, acquisitions, or new development.
Prior to joining the company in 2017, Kohl was a broker with Miller-Valentine Group in Dayton, focusing on industrial and investment properties throughout Southwest Ohio.
Mr. Kirkland received his Bachelors degree in Urban Planning & Development from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2016. A lifelong Dayton area resident, Kohl now lives in Miamisburg, Ohio.
Director - Marketing and Research
Deirdre McGuane is the Director of Marketing and Research for ICP. She is responsible for media relations, corporate branding and recognition, advertising, creating property-specific marketing materials, social media, press releases and website maintenance.
Deirdre began her commercial real estate career at Grubb & Ellis (G&E). Starting as a research intern, Deirdre was eventually promoted to Vice President of Research for Ohio. In this role, she directed the regional hub for marketing, GIS services, research, IT, and statistical reporting for three Ohio offices. She wrote quarterly and annual market reports and planned the Annual Forecast Event, which hosted guest speakers and panelists with hundreds of attendees annually. Deirdre has authored market reports for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) that were part of their annual market publications. In addition, she has written articles featured in Heartland Real Estate and Properties Magazine. Before joining ICP, she was the Director of Research and Marketing for the NAI affiliate in Cleveland.
Deirdre attended St. John Fisher College studying Business Administration, focusing on Human Resources. Deirdre has been a volunteer for JDRF’s Annual Dream Gala and the American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Ball, creating the event presentations and website. Deirdre was also the coordinator for G&E’s annual Harvest for Hunger campaigns. Deirdre is involved with NAIOP’s annual awards program in Northeast Ohio and is a former decade-long member of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) in Cleveland.
Associate Director - Marketing and Research
Jessica Stropko is the Associate Director of Marketing and Research for ICP. She is responsible for corporate branding and recognition, advertising, creating property-specific marketing materials and presentation packages and assisting with social media and website maintenance.
Before joining ICP, Jessica was the Marketing Director for the NAI affiliate in Cleveland and Akron and its parent company PVC, a construction and facilities management firm. In that role, she handled all aspects of company marketing, including corporate branding and advertising, marketing materials for properties and company services, social media and website maintenance. In addition, she created all proposals and marketing packages for the brokerage staff in the Cleveland and Akron offices. Jessica also organized all company functions, including recruiting and corporate events and property open houses.
Jessica is a licensed realtor in the state of Ohio.
Director - Engineering and Due Diligence
Jamie Supanich is a Director of Engineering and Due Diligence 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.
Daniel DiCillo, Jr.
Daniel DiCillo is an Analyst for Industrial Commercial Properties. Before joining the company, Mr. DiCillo spent three years as a Financial and Investment analyst for Federated Hermes, Inc. in Pittsburgh and Brown Gibbons Lang & Company and Resilience Capital Partners in Cleveland.
As an Analyst at ICP, Mr. DiCillo is responsible for analyzing tenant business and financial documents and preparing financial models and proformas to support acquisition and lease advisory, property valuations, and consulting projects for ICP’s operations and asset management teams.
Mr. DiCillo holds a BSBA from John Carroll University Boler School of Business and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Case Western Reserve University – Weatherhead School of Management.
Mike Shanahan, LEED AP
Senior Project Manager
Mike Shanahan joined Industrial Commercial Properties in 2017 as a Construction Project Manager in ICP’s affiliated construction company CR-1. In 2019 he was promoted to Senior Project Manager and works with the Senior Vice President of CR-1 to train and oversee project management staff.
Mr. Shanahan is responsible for the overall outcome of commercial construction projects. He oversees contractor scheduling, contracts, and billings and is involved in the plan and design review of projects. Mr. Shanahan is responsible for maintaining quality and cost controls, estimating, budgeting, bidding, change orders, and coordinating regular project meetings with contractors and clients.
Before joining CR-1, Mr. Shanahan was a Project Manager for several prominent regional and national development companies.
Mr. Shanahan graduated from The University of Akron.
Senior Project Manager
Joe Marko joined Industrial Commercial Properties in 2019 as a Construction Project Manager in ICP’s affiliated construction company CR-1.
Mr. Marko plans and executes a wide range of construction projects from start to finish. He interfaces with all parties involved, including the client and company ownership. Mr. Marko organizes and oversees construction planning, hiring contractors, contracts, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation to ensure property redevelopments and tenant buildouts are completed in a timely and efficient manner while maintaining quality and cost controls.
Before joining CR-1, Mr. Marko was an Electrical Supervisor at Triple A Electric and is a licensed Electrician. Prior to that he worked in the facilities department of the Cleveland Clinic.
Mr. Marko has an MBA from Cleveland State University and a BS from the University of Cincinnati.
Senior Project Manager
Joe Mahorney joined Industrial Commercial Properties in 2021 as a Senior Project Manager in ICP’s affiliated construction company CR-1.
Mr. Mahorney is responsible for the overall outcome of commercial construction projects in southern Ohio. He oversees contractor scheduling, contracts, and billings and is involved in the plan and design review of projects. Mr. Mahorney is responsible for maintaining quality and cost controls, estimating, budgeting, bidding, change orders, and coordinating regular project meetings with contractors and clients.
Before joining CR-1, Mr. Mahorney was a Project Manager for a prominent regional developer and Duke Realty, a national industrial property REIT.
Mr. Mahorney attended Eastern Kentucky University and received an AAS in Construction Management from Northern Kentucky University.
Project Manager - Special Projects
Vern Nance joined Industrial Commercial Properties in 2021 as a Project Manager in ICP’s affiliated construction company CR-1.
Mr. Nance is responsible for the overall outcome of commercial construction projects in northern Ohio. In addition, he oversees contractor scheduling, contracts, change orders, and billings and is involved in the planning and design review of projects from bid proposals to project completion. Mr. Nance coordinates regular project meetings with contractors and clients while maintaining the highest safety and quality standards.
Before joining CR-1, Mr. Nance was self-employed owning several businesses in the construction and insurance industries. He performed as a general contractor and Master Carpenter for industrial, commercial, and residential developers. His company did custom framing and built prototypes for retail stores. Mr. Nance also built two recording studios on Nashville’s historic Music Row.
Mr. Nance completed OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 and is designated an Excavation Competent Person by OSHA. He also owned an adjusting firm where he was licensed and operated in several states. Mr. Nance lives in Louisville, Ohio and is married with six children. He has been a youth baseball coach for years 10 and serves as a trustee at his local church.
Ben Heckerman joined Industrial Commercial Properties in 2021 as a Project Manager in ICP’s affiliated construction company CR-1.
Mr. Heckerman is responsible for the overall outcome of commercial construction projects in northern Ohio. In addition, he oversees contractor scheduling, contracts, change orders, and billings and is involved in the planning and design review of projects from bid proposals to project completion. Mr. Heckerman coordinates regular project meetings with contractors and clients while maintaining the highest safety and quality standards.
Before joining CR-1, Mr. Heckerman worked in the construction industry for eight years as a Project Manager, Construction Manager and Field Manager for several regional construction companies.
Mr. Heckerman earned a BA in Communications from the University of Akron with minors in Entrepreneurship and Business Management. He completed both OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 and is a Certified Home Inspector.
Field Operations Manager
Kevin Hutchison joined Industrial Commercial Properties in 2019 as a Field Operations Manager in ICP’s affiliated construction company CR-1.
Mr. Hutchison oversees the day-to-day activities involving tenant buildout, subcontractors and property management at our construction sites in Southern Ohio. Working with the project management staff, he oversees contractor scheduling, contracts, and billings and is involved in project plans and design reviews.
Before joining ICP, Mr. Hutchison owned several companies operating in the construction industry.
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