Michael Allen Seeve is the President of regional developer Mountain Development Corp. (www.mountaindevelopment.com), a private concern with ownership interests in a portfolio of commercial properties throughout the metropolitan region totaling a little over than five million square feet. Michael is largely responsible for coordinating the firm's financing and acquisition activities and is often times the firm's representative in dealings with its lenders and partners. Michael handles the leasing and marketing for some of the firm's assets, oversees the team of the professionals at MDC, coordinates the efforts of the departments within the firm and has taken the lead in many of the firm's charitable activities and governmental relations.
Mountain Development Corp., a full service real estate firm, founded in 1979, acquires properties on behalf of its principals and for a select group of investors. MDC was recognized by the New Jersey chapter of NAIOP, a well-regarded association of real estate owners, operators and brokerages, as Developer of the Year in 1993 and a second time in 2006. The firm's portfolio consists largely of office buildings and enclosed malls, including, amongst other projects, the Garret Mountain Office campus in Woodland Park, New Jersey, 80 West 40th Street, the Bryant Park Studios Building in New York City, One Diamond Hill Road; the Summit Medical Group's headquarters in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, 100 Hamilton Plaza in Paterson, New Jersey, One Waterview Drive in Shelton, Connecticut, the Eastfield Mall in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Mountain Technology Center in Clifton, New Jersey, 500 BIC Drive in Milford Connecticut, the McClellan Distribution Center, an air-freight distribution campus in Newark, New Jersey and the Eastern Hills Mall in Buffalo, New York, amongst other properties.
Michael holds several leadership positions with regional institutions:
- Chairman of the William Paterson University Foundation;
- Trustee, New Jersey Chapter of the NAIOP;
- Chairman of the Barnert Hospital Foundation Board and a non-executive member of their Audit Committee;
- Chairman of the Downtown Paterson Special Improvement District;
- Past Chairman of the Alexander Hamilton Academy Foundation.
Michael was recognized in 2006 as one of “Forty Under 40” honorees by NJ BIZ, a New Jersey business magazine and received the same recognition in 2005 by Real Estate New Jersey magazine. Michael was recognized as Barnert Hospital's Man of the Year at their 2006 Annual Gala. Michael, together with his partner Mr. Lieb, were recognized in 2004 at the B'nai B'rith of New Jersey's Men of the Year. Michael is a technical advisor to the Paterson Economic Development Corp. and a former Board Member of the Paterson YMCA and was once designated an Adjunct Faculty Member of the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Michael is a member of the CUED, NAIOP and IOREBA. Michael graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Upper Montclair, New Jersey with his wife and their two sons.