JND Properties LLC is an active developer, owner and manager of commercial properties throughout Ohio. In addition to its portfolio of retail shopping centers which include renovation of older properties and new construction, JND develops free-standing credit retail properties. JND continually pursues opportunities in its own market for enhancing real estate uses and values.
Jerome A. Weinberger, Chairman Emeritus
Mr. Weinberger has had a distinguished career in management and retailing as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Gray Drug Stores, Inc. from 1968 to 1981. When Gray Drug was acquired by Sherwin Williams Company in 1981, he became a Vice President of the parent company.
In 1983, Mr. Weinberger left Sherwin Williams to begin a new career in Real Estate establishing W-M Developers, Inc., and then JND Properties.
He is a past Chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, and former Campaign Chair for United Way. He has served and continues to be associated with numerous civic and philanthropic organizations. Mr. Weinberger is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School.
Neil C. Weinberger, President
In 1986, Mr. Weinberger returned to Cleveland to begin his career in real estate. In the twenty years since, his company JND Properties LLC has evolved to be a very successful boutique development and management company in Ohio.
His prior experience in retailing, both in the drug store and department store fields, provides him with the ability to understand the client's needs, to secure the right locations and create successful retail environments. Aligning with select clients and focusing on select market areas has provided JND with sustained growth. Mr. Weinberger oversees all aspects of the Company from new projects to management of its existing portfolio.
Mr. Weinberger maintains an active roster of civic and community affiliations. He attended University School and received a BBA from The University of Michigan.
Jared Miller - Development Associate
Jared Miller joined JND Properties LLC in 2007. His responsibilities include site selection, land acquisition and management of development projects.
Before joining JND, Mr. Miller worked in real estate brokerage at Kowit & Passov Real Estate Group. At Kowit & Passov, Mr. Miller specialized in landlord representation and representing developers and retailers with site selection and acquisition of new sites throughout Ohio and the Midwest.
Mr. Miller is a licensed real estate salesperson in Ohio and member of ICSC. His education includes a BA from The University of Wisconsin and a JD from The John Marshall Law School.
Earl Clossin - Operations Manager
Mr. Clossin joined JND in 1998, and has been responsible for managing the day to day operations of the properties. His tasks include oversight of the common areas, building repair and maintenance, and coordination of redevelopment and construction. He is responsible for scheduling and budgeting capital improvements, and supervising outside vendors to assure our properties are safe and well maintained.
Previously, Mr. Clossin was Director of Facilities at Lake Erie College, Facilities Coordinator at Aetna Professional Management Corporation and Director of Clinical Engineering at St. Luke's Hospital, a position he held for 20 years. A graduate of Lakeland Community College, he holds an Associates Degree in Electronics.
Elise Bennett - Controller
Mrs. Bennett joined JND Properties in 2002 and oversees the financial operations of the Company. Her role involves the company's cash management including; assemblage and monitoring of budgets, cash flow, construction project disbursements, company payroll, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.
Mrs. Bennett has worked previously as a speech pathologist for 6 years, and then for 12 years as office manager/bookkeeper for small to midsized family owned companies. A graduate of Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science degree she also holds a Masters in Science from the University of Michigan.
Tammy Lee - Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Mrs. Lee, having joined JND in 2004, provides administrative support to the President, as well as the entire staff. Her various tasks include the daily operation of the office, coordination and communication with the tenants and vendors in our managed shopping centers, with our retail clients, and on our new development projects. Mrs. Lee oversees all marketing and promotional activities at the shopping centers.
Mrs. Lee previously spent five years in the promotional merchandising field as an Account Executive.