Our Team

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Massimo Pinelli – President

Massimo spent the first ten years of his career with a large, privately held, and hugely successful family business and with interests and holdings in the residential, retail and office sectors. While there, Massimo was involved in all the facets of real estate land development ranging from the due diligence and acquisition process, governmental approvals, construction, sales and leasing process to corporate finance and capital raises.

Massimo started his own company in 1999 that became Forte Real Estate Development.

Since then Forte RE Development has successfully developed multiple mixed use and multifamily projects including condominiums, townhouses and apartments.

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Francesco Pinelli – Vice President

Francesco Pinelli is the Vice President and Partner of Forte Real Estate Development since the company was formed. Since 1998 Francesco has operated in central New Jersey and has covered the role of senior project manager, construction manager, business coordinator and developer in different residential multifamily projects, ranging from single family to midrise multifamily apartment and condominium complexes. The size of the projects varies from 50 single families to 350 multifamily units. Francesco’s extensive experience, professionalism and demeanour has set a foundation for working in tandem with design professionals, law firms, planners, traffic experts as well as trades and subcontractors.

With a reputation for judicious use of resources and resulting costs containment, Francesco’s work has been instrumental in providing Forte Real Estate Development with leading successful projects, built on schedule, and within budget.

Francesco attended the University of Pisa, Faculty of Economics and Commerce in Pisa Italy, successfully obtaining a degree in Economics and Management.

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Fabio Di Prima – Vice President of Acquisitions and Investor Relations

Fabio leads the identification and evaluation of real estate investment opportunities. This includes overseeing the comprehensive due diligence efforts undertaken in the property and site analysis process, handling transaction negotiations, and closing activities. He also oversees investor relations. Fabio earned his MSc in Economics from the University of Turin, Italy and Universidad San Pablo CEU in Madrid and an MBA from Manchester Business School, Manchester, UK. He is active in a number of business and non for profit organizations including serving on the Italian Chamber of Commerce for the UK and the Italian Desk Association.

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Tina Gadaleta – Treasurer

Tina Gadaleta, CPA, is our Chief Financial Officer. Tina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from New York University and began her career in public accounting with the international accounting firm Ernst & Young, LLP. With over 20 years of experience and specialized emphasis in real estate, she manages internal accounting operations and financial reporting for all projects from the acquisition phase to final development.

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Fred Kleinbeck – Construction Manager

Fred Kleinbeck is our Construction Manager. Fred graduated from Rutgers University in 1987 and has been managing residential and commercial construction projects since 1988. His expertise includes single family and multiple family dwellings, apartment complexes, and light commercial structures. Fred manages all facets of the construction process from permiting through project completion.

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Elizabeth Duque – Property Management

Elizabeth is responsible for managing our property management division, operations, and tenant legal. Elizabeth brings more than 20 years of experience in property management and she is a licensed Real Estate Broker.

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Katherine Wojcik – Executive Assistant

Katherine has a varied background in electrical engineering, project management, accounting, and market research. She primarily handles duties such as, scheduling, organizing, account support, property management support, receptionist duties and various other administrative tasks. She is the friendly voice that will most likely greet you when you call the Forte office.

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Mike Lavin

Mike supports and coordinates all phases and aspects of projects. He is responsible for developing project schedules, keeping subcontractors up to date with scopes of work, completing quantity take-offs, and reviewing project logs. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University, and he brings prior experience with MEP consulting.