Seefried Industrial Properties hires new vice president of development

Brian Novak

Seefried Industrial Properties announced the hiring of Brian Novak as vice president of development, effective January 4, 2021. Based out of Seefried’s Chicago office, Novak is charged with oversight of development, land acquisitions and project management of build-to-suit and speculative industrial projects throughout the Midwest.

Novak joins Seefried with a strong history of strategic project management and critical problem-solving experience in addition to robust knowledge of the construction and commercial real estate business. With 30+ years of experience in the industry, he most recently served as vice president at Northern Builders, Inc. where he was responsible for many aspects of development and construction from inception through project close-out including due diligence for land acquisition, all facets of pre-construction and construction coordination.

“Brian has a proven track record of executing complex development projects while meeting budget and managing decisions in critical project milestones,” said Dave Riefe, senior vice president of Seefried’s Midwest region. “We are excited to have Brian join our team and know his experience and expertise will ensure the success of future projects as we continue to grow our development portfolio throughout the region.”

Novak earned a BS in architectural and building construction engineering technology from Milwaukee School of Engineering.