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Company Overview

Crossroads Companies is a real estate development, investment and advisory firm. The Company’s primary objective is to create value for its partners and clients through the monetization of underperforming real estate assets. As a vertically integrated firm, we manage all aspects of the development process, including site selection, entitlements, construction, leasing, and capital requirements. We work collaboratively with partners and corporate clients to deliver projects on time and budget. We provide the expertise necessary to develop and finance projects in a prudent and cost-effective manner, which we have gained from decades of experience in the real estate industry.

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Development

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Construction

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Advisory

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Management

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Brokerage

Portfolio

Since inception, Crossroads has developed, acquired and/or managed approximately 1,000,000 square feet of supermarket-anchored shopping centers, representing over $175M of asset value. We currently have a robust development pipeline of over 300,000 square feet of new commercial properties and 600 luxury apartments, representing a total capitalization in excess of $330M. Please click below for more details.

$175M Developed or Acquired
$100M Commercial Pipeline
$230M Residential Pipeline

Services

DEVELOPMENT

Crossroads has been engaged in the development of income-producing real estate throughout the northeast region since the 1990’s. We manage every aspect of the development and transaction process. As General Partners, we offer a significant value proposition through our vertical integration, providing our partners and clients with one-stop shopping and economies of scale. We are experts at planning for and navigating the challenging intricacies of the entitlement process, which can be a complex, costly and risky endeavor. With our experience and resources, we are able to mitigate that risk and provide our partners and clients with maximum value creation and risk-adjusted returns.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Our construction team plans and manages every aspect of the construction process. We align the objectives of ownership with construction outcomes, which result in projects that are planned thoughtfully, designed properly, budgeted accurately, and delivered on time. We have expertise in all phases of the construction process, from ground-up development to renovations, remodels, and expansions. We are adept at quantifying construction costs, analyzing tenant specs, value engineering, bidding contracts and managing the entire construction process for all stakeholders.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Crossroads provides a variety of property-level services including but not limited to rent collection, accounting, bank reporting, CAM reconciliation and annual budgeting. We hire and supervise vendors and subcontractors for property maintenance, repairs and capital improvements. We negotiate leases and renewals, as well as market and re-lease vacant space. We act as liaison between ownership and tenants, lenders, accountants and attorneys. We utilize the most current and efficient real estate software to provide our partners, clients and lenders with accurate and timely reports. We visit properties regularly and maintain the highest levels of communication, customer satisfaction and attention to detail.

LEASING & SALES

Crossroads has a dedicated staff who works closely with our clients to maximize the value of their real estate assets. Our leasing staff are experts at tenant procurement, working diligently to ensure vacancies are filled promptly. Our investment sales team has a unique perspective, that of an owner and investor, which enables Crossroads to provide maximum value creation for our partners and clients. To view our currently available listings, please click HERE.

MARKET RESEARCH

The first step in any real estate venture, whether you are an investor or user, begins with a thorough understanding of the market and its competitive impacts. Crossroads provides market research, project feasibility and financial analysis for commercial and residential investment and development opportunities. Our affiliate, Supermarket Consulting Group, undertakes market research for many of the region’s largest supermarket chains and shopping center owners. For more information on Supermarket Consulting Group please click HERE

ADVISORY

Crossroads provides all of its services in an advisory capacity to new clients. We can help you expand, reposition, or enhance the value of your real estate assets. We can provide you with the unique perspective of a property owner, investor, and developer; whereby you can benefit from our decades of experience in a wide variety of real estate disciplines.

Executive Team

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Steve Hittman

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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Robert Volosin

Executive Vice President, Retail Development

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Joe Keys, Jr.

Leasing & Development Executive

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Anthony Vulpi

Development Partner, Residential

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Gary Lisa

Senior Vice President, Construction

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Mike Feehan

Senior Vice President, Construction

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Chris Pytlowany

Project Manager

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John Susa

Vice President, Property Management

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Angelo Liakas

Controller

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Jessica Llupa

Staff Accountant

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Steve Hittman

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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Steve Hittman is a first-generation real estate developer, who founded Crossroads Companies in 2001. In his role as CEO, Steve oversees all aspects of Crossroads projects, service businesses and strategic initiatives. Steve began his career in New York City as an office leasing broker, where he represented Fortune 500 companies, and some of the City’s top real estate developers and owners in commercial transactions. Thereafter, Steve segued to secure sale and leaseback financing on behalf of corporately owned properties throughout the United States. A client, one of the region’s largest supermarket chains, retained Steve to assist with their strategic expansion. This was a challenging assignment due to market timing and capital constraints, but ultimately successful, which laid the foundation for future development opportunities. Steve capitalized upon that experience to forge multiple relationships with supermarket clients in need of real estate advisory and development services. The assignments led to strategic partnerships and long-lasting relationships. Over time Steve, Crossroads and its partners have enjoyed tremendous success as one of the largest developers of supermarket shopping centers in New Jersey. Steve is a graduate of the State University of Potsdam and received his diploma in real estate development from New York University.
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Robert Volosin

Executive Vice President, Retail Development

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In his role as Executive VP of Retail Development, Robert (Bob) manages various aspects of the retail development process for Crossroads, including site identification, feasibility analysis, entitlement procurement, and design/budget coordination. Bob is also the CEO of Supermarket Consulting Group (SCG), an independent advisory firm which provides market research, feasibly studies, and other advisory services to a variety of retail operators and developers, including Crossroads. Bob has over 30 years of experience as an Executive with some of the region’s largest supermarket chains. He is also a principal of Inner City Development, a firm which focuses upon the development of supermarket-anchored shopping centers in low-income urban neighborhoods utilizing various non-traditional financing programs including New Market Tax Credits, Economic Development Grants, PILOTS, Redevelopment Area Bonds and Community Development Block Grants, as well as public-private partnerships. Bob is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, on the Advisor Board of Morris-Middlesex County Habitat for Humanity, and is a graduate of Rutgers University with a B.A. degree in Economics and Finance. Bob has been with Crossroads since 2012.
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Joe Keys, Jr.

Leasing & Development Executive

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In his role as Leasing and Development Executive, Joseph (JJ) is responsible for leasing, sales, site acquisitions, and the expansion and diversification of Crossroads’ real estate and client portfolio. JJ has a background in real estate, sales, marketing, and project management. Prior to joining Crossroads, JJ coordinated store openings and renovations for Apple, Inc. across the United States. He then moved to a sales role at Yelp, where he was one of the highest revenue producers in the New York City office. JJ is a licensed real estate salesperson and an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He graduated with Department Honors and Dean's List recognition from the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT in 2011 and joined Crossroads in 2018.
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Anthony Vulpi

Development Partner, Residential

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Anthony Vulpi is the residential Development Partner for Crossroads Companies. Anthony oversees all aspects of Crossroad’s multifamily, mixed-use development program, which includes projects throughout New Jersey and New York. Anthony is responsible for acquisitions, entitlement approvals, design and construction coordination, project financing and dispositions or recapitalizations. Anthony has over 12 years of experience in various aspects of multifamily development. Prior to joining Crossroads, Anthony was Vice President of Development for one of the nation’s largest multifamily development firms, Mill Creek Residential, where he played an integral role in the acquisition, entitlement, development and construction of over 1,500 apartments throughout New Jersey and New York, with aggregate values in excess of $500MM. Anthony received a Bachelor’s Degree from the Arizona State University and Bachelor of Science in Real Estate from New York University’s Schack Institute. Anthony has been with Crossroads since 2018.
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Gary Lisa

Senior Vice President, Construction

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In his role as Senior Vice President of Construction, Gary manages various aspects of the construction process for Crossroads, including project management, budgeting, field supervision and subcontractor coordination. Gary has 30 years of experience in construction management. During that time, he has played virtually every role including Foreman, Superintendent and Project Manager. Gary has experience with a with a wide variety of product types, including ground-up construction of supermarkets, office and residential, as well as retail tenant fit-outs and renovations. Gary has been with Crossroads since 2014.
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Mike Feehan

Senior Vice President, Construction

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In his role as Senior Vice President of Construction, Mike manages various aspects of the construction process for Crossroads, including project management, budgeting, field supervision and subcontractor coordination. Mike has over 30 years of experience in the construction of supermarkets and other income-producing properties. He has managed a diverse array of projects for companies such as Sheraton Hotel, PetCo, J.D. Construction Corporation and ShopRite, as well as provided turnkey store fit-outs for tenants such as Panera, PetSmart, DiVita, GNC, Hollywood Video, TJ Maxx, Pet Supply Plus and a host of other national and regional retailers. Mike has been with Crossroads Companies since 2010.
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Chris Pytlowany

Project Manager

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In his role as Project Manager, Chris handles various aspects of the construction process for Crossroads Companies including project management, budgeting, field supervision and subcontractor coordination. Chris began his career in New York City with Hunter Roberts Construction Group where he worked as a field superintendent for six years. During that time, he helped manage the construction of commercial spaces and new residential high rises including The Durst Organization’s VIA 57 West and SVEN. Chris received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Chris joined Crossroads Companies in 2021.
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John Susa

Vice President, Property Management

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In his role as Vice President of Property Management, John is responsible for the day-to-day operations, management and administration of the Crossroads’ portfolio. John’s multi-faceted background includes frontline international management across a broad spectrum of industries. John’s communication skills and attention to detail ensures peak operational performance across the Crossroads’ portfolio. John attended Ealing College in London, U.K., and graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta with a B.A. in Literature. John has been with Crossroads since 2007.
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Angelo Liakas

Controller

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In his role as Controller, Angelo Liakas oversees all aspects of Crossroads’ accounting, financial management and reporting. Angelo has over 16 years of accounting experience in different aspects of the real estate industry. His career began at Kushner Companies in the residential development division, where he gained experience managing loan and equity obligations for development projects. Angelo then transferred to Alliance Building Services, a multi-faceted commercial real estate company which provides services to over 100 commercial buildings in New York City. Most recently, Angelo was Controller with Vorea Companies, a vertically integrated real estate firm based in Long Island City, NY. Angelo has a B.A. Degree in Economics from Fordham University. Angelo joined Crossroads in 2020.
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Jessica Llupa

Staff Accountant

In her role as Staff Accountant, Jessica is responsible for full AR & AP. Jessica graduated with Honors and Dean’s List recognition from Montclair State University in 2018 with a B.S. Degree in Finance. While in school, she interned for Suez for two consecutive summers. Upon graduation from MSU, Jessica started her career as a Property Accountant with a residential real estate firm where she did full cycle accounting for 10 residential buildings. She remained there for 3 years before joining Crossroads Companies in 2021.