Hoboken, N.J. – Deugen Development, LLC (Deugen) based in Hoboken, N.J., has welcomed four new team members to the full-service commercial real estate development and construction firm. The company’s latest staff additions include Nishu Patel (Director of Construction), Michael Goras (Director of Estimating/Purchasing), Steve Glavan (Project Manager), and Marco Fiorenza (Assistant Project Manager).
“We welcome each of these seasoned professionals to Deugen Development where they will play an integral role in advancing our company’s growth and expansion strategy and elevating our overall competitive positioning,” said Eric Gormeley, the company’s chief executive officer. “In addition, individually and collectively they are tasked with upholding our guiding principles and philosophies for a hands-on, client-centered approach to development that emphasizes collaboration with our various stakeholders, from investors to local officials.”
Established in 2011, Deugen Development is a fully integrated, privately held commercial real estate development and construction firm offering a full scope of design-build, planning, construction and in-house brokerage services. The company’s portfolio includes acquisition and value-add projects in the retail, multifamily, commercial and industrial sectors across New Jersey.
Each of Deugen’s newest team members possesses in-depth commercial real estate, development and construction expertise cultivated in various roles prior to joining the firm:
- Patel, as director of construction, is responsible for spearheading and supervising all construction-related activities across Deugen’s wide range of planned and active projects and jobsites. The Edison, N.J. resident also oversees Deugen’s quality controls and schedule of work, vendor/subcontractor and client relationships and service excellence. A 20-year construction-management veteran with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (Nirma Institute of Technology/India) and a master’s degree in construction management (Stevens Institute of Technology), Patel possesses expertise in integrated engineering solutions and management designed to streamline processes in order to maximize efficiencies.
- Goras joins Deugen to direct the company’s estimating and purchasing departments. Prior to his current role, he held various construction management positions with Meridia-Capodagli Property as well as March Associates Construction. A graduate of Liberty University in Virginia with a degree in business administration, the Passaic Park, N.J. resident has overseen the estimating and purchasing activities on behalf of dozens of large-scale commercial real estate projects throughout the course of his career ranging from $10M to $120M in total construction costs.
- Glavan joins Deugen’s talented project management team where he is responsible for providing comprehensive full-lifecycle management services, from inception and pre-construction to project closeout. Prior to joining Deugen, the Westwood, N.J. resident was responsible for construction management of several multifamily buildings, NY/NJ Port Authority projects and a wide range of community facilities. Glavan is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
- Fiorenza, an experienced carpenter by trade and project superintendent, got his start in the construction industry while building custom houses throughout North Jersey at the age of 16. Years later as a student at Ramapo College of New Jersey, the Forked River, N.J. resident pursued a degree in business administration with a concentration in management. During this time, he also worked in commercial construction that specialized in high-end country club renovations throughout the Greater Tri-State Area. Subscribing to a hands-on project management approach, Fiorenza is highly regarded for his ability to formulate field-based solutions.
As a one-stop development and construction leader in New Jersey, Deugen offers a wide range of customized, in-house resources designed to meet the complete needs and requirements of each client. The company also is committed to a seamless transition across all phases of the development and construction process with a design/build/manage/sell approach. Current and recent projects include the joint venture acquisition of a 17,500 SF industrial/warehouse property in Downtown Montclair, N.J. and construction completion of a 25,000 SF Class-A mixed-use building in the historic downtown section of Maplewood, N.J.