Denholtz Properties Welcomes New Members of Development and Construction Teams

New hires further bolster firm’s in-house development and construction capabilities

Denholtz Properties announces the hiring of Steve Lidster as Director of Development, Charlie Cleary as General Superintendent of Construction, and Jon Pierce as Assistant Superintendent of Construction.

Serving as Denholtz Properties’ first Director of Development, Lidster brings a diverse background in engineering and real estate to his new role with the company. Prior to joining Denholtz Properties, Lidster served as a Development Manager in Madison Marquette’s Asbury Park office where he oversaw the development of retail and residential projects in New Jersey. In addition to his work at Madison Marquette, Lidster has served as a Development Manager with Advance Realty and a Real Estate Project Manager with The Briad Group.

As Director of Development, Lidster will work directly with Steven Denholtz, CEO of Denholtz Properties, and the firm’s internal construction, marketing, and leasing teams to streamline and bolster Denholtz Properties’ in-house development capabilities. He will work to identify emerging opportunities within the firm’s development target markets to create value through the deployment of Denholtz Properties’ industry-leading development platform.

Lidster will also oversee Denholtz Properties’ robust existing pipeline of development projects throughout New Jersey which includes their Tinton Falls flex/industrial project. Additionally, he will manage the firm’s redevelopment project at Fort Monmouth, as well as their repositioning of their North Gold Drive property in Robbinsville, N.J., and their flex/ industrial building in Hamilton, N.J.

“At the heart of Denholtz Properties lies a commitment to strategic, community-oriented development,” said Steven Denholtz, CEO of Denholtz Properties. “By establishing the director of development position and bringing Steve on to lead our team, we are reaffirming this commitment and are enhancing our development capabilities to better realize value through visionary development projects across New Jersey.”

In addition to the growth of their development team, Denholtz Properties has bolstered their construction team to manage the diverse slate of visionary projects underway throughout the firm’s development portfolio. As General Superintendent of Construction, Charlie Cleary will bring six years of experience as a Superintendent with The O’Mara Organization, Inc. in New York City to his new role. Joining Cleary, Jon Pierce will work closely with Cleary and the other members of the Denholtz construction and development teams on a wide range of projects throughout the firm’s New Jersey portfolio. 

The hiring of Lidster, Cleary, and Pierce continue the ongoing expansion of Denholtz Properties’ construction and development teams. Earlier this year, Denholtz Properties tapped industry veteran Chris Guderian to serve as Director of Construction. Guderian formerly served as a Project Manager with Structure Tone. Under Chris’s leadership, the Denholtz Properties’ construction and development teams have implemented a wide range of technologies and processes aimed at increasing profitability and efficiency from project inception through construction, lease-up and ongoing management. These proactive efforts have also allowed the company to easily adapt to the construction and development challenges presented by COVID-19. 

Denholtz Properties President Stephen Cassidy added, “Over the past year we have taken significant strides to not only grow our development pipeline but enhance the operational aspects of our business that underpin our ability to execute these ambitious projects. A key piece of this equation is ensuring our development and construction teams have the leadership and resources they need to approach this exciting period in our company’s history. Looking at the team we have assembled today, I am confident that we have built one of most agile and experienced construction and development teams in the industry.”