David J. Schipper, President & CEO   email 

Mr. Schipper began his commercial real estate development career in 1978 under the mentorship of his father-in-law, Mr. Paul Tell.  Under David's leadership, The Schipper Group has developed and currently manages a portfolio of nearly 20 different properties with a market value in excess of $140,000,000.  David’s hands-on strategy for success is built upon the dedicated leadership of his four-member executive team.

After graduating from Wheaton College (B.A. Psychology, 1965), David served as a captain in the US Marine Corps (1965-1969) flying as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, and was awarded the Distinguishing Flying Cross and 22 Air Medals.  He holds postgraduate degrees from Pepperdine University (M.A., 1972) and Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology (Ph.D., 1977).  Parallel to his early real estate career, David had a professional practice for eight years as an Ohio licensed psychologist. In addition to his real estate development career, David is actively involved in numerous philanthropic projects through his presidency of the Paul P. Tell Foundation. He is currently a board member of the Akron Children's Hospital Foundation, The Chapel in Akron, and Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.  He has formerly served as chairman of the Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy.  David resides with his wife in the Portage Lakes area of Akron, Ohio, and they have three adult daughters.

 

Jeffrey L. Reed, Vice President - Finance   email 

Joining The Schipper Group in 1995, Jeff brings more than 30 years of experience in real estate finance to our executive team.  He spent 13 years at the Red Roof Inn corporation, where he was in charge of finance and real estate development, as well as shorter tenures with Lymann Case and Bank One (now JP Morgan Chase). The executive team of The Schipper Group relies on Jeff’s comprehensive experience in negotiating with institutional lenders for both construction and permanent financing loans.

Jeff is a 1976 graduate of the University of Akron (B.S. Business Administration with emphases in finance and economics).  He and his wife Dr. Cheryl Reed (optometrist) reside in Bath Township, attend Grace Church and have two adult sons.

 

Thomas G. Weise, Vice President - Leasing & Development   email 

Tom has been a part of our executive team since 1996.  His primary roles include strategic planning, acquisitions & dispositions, contract negotiation, legal and lease administration, asset management, marketing and project development supervision.  Tom also serves as a director of the Portage Development Board (the economic development agency for Portage County, Ohio), as well as a board member of the Kent-Brimfield Joint Economic Development District.  He is also a past member of the Business Advisory Council serving the Field Local School District.

Tom graduated with honors in 1996 from Cedarville University (B.A. Finance).  He also happens to be an Elder and one of the founding members of Bridge Bible Church located in Brimfield Township, and is active in various church planting efforts.  In addition to his church and community involvement, Tom enjoys spending time outdoors fishing and gardening, and when the weather doesn’t cooperate, he is known to retreat indoors to his woodworking shop.  Tom and his wife Jerra reside in Suffield Township with their three children.

 

Joash Bloom, Project Manager   email 

Joash has been a part of our executive team since 2007.  His primary responsibilities include management of both rehabilitation and new construction projects, marketing, information technology management, risk managment, and property management.

Joash is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute (B.S. in Aviation Technology) where he acheived his multi-engine commercial pilot's certificatation. He has since added a FAA small Unmanned Aerial Systes (sUAS) rating which allows him to provide professional aerial photography services to the real estate industry (NEO Aloft). He also enjoys volunteering at his church, Faith Family, as a sound engineer.

In addition to working at The Schipper Group, Joash and his wife are involved in senior care at Grand Living.


 

Judy Garey, Office Administrator   email 

Having joined The Schipper Group in 1992, Judy serves as administrative assistant to our executive team.  In addition to being responsible for general office administration, she also handles much of our bookkeeping and human resource needs.  Prior to her tenure here, she managed the service department of a large local heating and cooling contractor for 13 years.

Judy is actively involved in the Johnson United Methodist Church of Norton where she currently serves as director of the Children’s Ministry Department.  She is also involved at JC’s Place, a community outreach center located in Barberton.  Judy resides in Akron, and is the proud mother of three adult daughters, and grandmother of five beautiful grandchildren.

 

Tami Pallotta, Accounting Manager   email 

Tami is responsible for managing our Accounting, Human Resource and Payroll Departments. In addition, she is actively involved with the day to day administration of the Waterford Village Apartments residential complex. Tami joined The Schipper Group in the year 2000 bringing with her twenty plus years of accounting expertise in other employment positions. When she is not fulfilling her responsibilities here at The Schipper Group Tami is steadily developing her accounting and property management services business.

Tami and her husband Rich reside in Tallmadge. She is the proud mother of five children and three grandchildren. Tami and her family are members of Faith Family Church where she volunteers in various ministries. Tami devotes her free time to traveling and enjoying Sunday dinners with her children, their spouses and most of all, spoiling her grandsons.