We Build
Supermarkets
Fair Lawn, NJ
Elmwood Park, NJ
We Are In The
Business Of
Value Creation
Stony Point, NY
Wayne, NJ
We Take Projects
From Inception
to COMPLETION
Wayne, NJ
Wayne, NJ
SUPERMARKETS
MULTI-FAMILY
PUBLIC STORAGE
Wayne, NJ

Company Overview

Crossroads Companies is a real estate Development and Construction company that represents many of the region’s largest grocery chains, as well as regional & national retailers in securing locations throughout the northeast corridor.  Our expertise is in development, financing, ground-up & turn-key construction, leasing, acquisitions, and sale of properties.

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Development

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Construction

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Real Estate Services

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

CONSTRUCTION

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.

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.

Real Estate Services

Crossroads Companies provides a menu of real estate services for its clients. These include, but are not limited to, Leasing and Sales, Property Management, Advisory and Brokerage Services. Our affiliate, Supermarket Consulting Group, provides market research for many of the region’s largest supermarket chains. Our key executives have been building supermarket-anchored centers as developers and contractors for food chains and property owners for three decades. For additional information on Market Research services, please click HERE. Call us today for a free consultation.

Executive Team

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Steve Hittman

Founder & CEO

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Robert Volosin

President

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Anthony Vulpi

Development Partner, Residential

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Andre Spinney

Senior Project Manager

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Nick Reo

Senior VP Engineering & Retail Development

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Joe Keys, Jr.

Director- Leasing & Brokerage Services

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Chris Pytlowany

Project Manager

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Angelo Liakas

Controller

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Jessica Llupa

Senior Accountant

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John Susa

VP Asset Management

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Emily Guerrero

Construction Accountant

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Steve Hittman

Founder & CEO

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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

President

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In his role as President, Robert (Bob) manages various aspects of the retail development process for Crossroads, including site identification, feasibility analysis, entitlement procurement, design/budget coordination and construction. 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 has developed supermarkets anchored shopping centers in lower-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 Advisory Board of the 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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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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Andre Spinney

Senior Project Manager

Andre joined Crossroads Companies in 2022 with a background in Architecture and a master's degree in business. Over the past decade he has worked as an architectural designer and project manager for Wakefern Food Corp. facilitating ShopRite members on various real estate projects, including concept planning, design, budgeting and construction management. Andre has worked on new and existing retail facilities as well as office and warehouse facilities. In his current role at Crossroads he is a Senior Project Manager working on pending and current Crossroads projects for many of the region’s largest supermarket firms, as well as public storage, and multi-family mixed-use projects throughout NJ, Staten Island and Long Island
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Nick Reo

Senior VP Engineering & Retail Development

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As Senior Vice President of Engineering and Retail Development, Nick Reo is responsible for supervising Crossroads and its client’s construction projects. Nick Reo has a multi-decade career supervising construction projects throughout the tri-state area for many of the industry’s largest supermarket chains. He assists many of our clients by obtaining competitive bids for each project, budgeting, value engineering and project management. We bid projects as both general contractors and/or construction managers helping our clients to bring their projects in on time & budget.   With 30+ years’ experience working with construction trades, architects, engineers, refrigeration and mechanical equipment, Nick has managed construction projects for many of the region’s largest food chains, including Wakefern/ShopRite, Acme Supermarkets,; Grand Union; and Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company over his career. Nick also worked for A&P where he was the Senior US Director of Maintenance and responsible for managing over 500 stores nationwide. Nick joined Crossroads in December 2021, prior to joining our firm he was Sr. Engineer of Construction for Wakefern Food Corporation.
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Joe Keys, Jr.

Director- Leasing & Brokerage Services

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In his role as Leasing and Development Executive, Joe (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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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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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

Senior Accountant

In her role as Senior 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.
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John Susa

VP Asset Management

John Susa serves as the Vice President of Asset Management, overseeing the comprehensive management and day-to-day operations of Crossroad's diverse portfolio of properties. Leveraging his extensive background, John brings a wealth of frontline international management experience across various industries, including real estate, commodities trading, publishing, and direct marketing. His unique skill set encompasses exceptional communication abilities, a dedicated service focus, and meticulous attention to detail, guaranteeing peak operational performance. Clients and investors can trust that John's expertise ensures all their needs are met with assurance. John is a graduate of Oneonta State, London University, and NYU's Graduate School of Publishing. John has been with Crossroads Companies since 2008.
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Emily Guerrero

Construction Accountant

Emily graduated from NJCU in 2013 with a B.S. Degree in Accounting, and in 2014, she obtained her MBA.  She has 8+ years of experience in Construction Accounting, financial reports to lenders, tracking projects by job costs versus budget, payables and receivables to vendors and construction draws. She has worked on various commercial and residential projects throughout the NJ and NYC tri-state area. Emily joined Crossroads Companies in 2023.