Leveraging Talent, Experience, Expertise and Relationships

Driven by a highly experienced, results-driven leadership team, Dembs Development has assembled a best-in-class group of in-house development, leasing, marketing and property management professionals and maintains unmatched relationships with its trusted trades. These professionals come from rich and diverse backgrounds with prior experience from some of the most admired names in commercial development and construction.

When you combine that experience and expertise with the commitment, innovation and creativity that define the “Dembs Difference,” the results are clear: outstanding value and superior performance.

  • Ryan Dembs
    Ryan
  • GLENN JONES
    GLENN
  • SUSAN SOBOLESKI
    SUSAN
  • GLENN LENNARD
    GLENN
  • CHRIS INCH
    CHRIS
  • BILLY JACOBITZ
    BILLY
  • DAN WARGO
    DAN
  • RYAN RICE
    RYAN
  • KATHY KATZ
    KATHY
  • ANDREW BELZ
    ANDREW
  • HARRIS KATZMAN
    HARRIS
  • COLLETTE LASALA
    COLLETTE
  • KENNY PERKINS
    KENNY
  • ROB STOUT
    ROB
  • KAREN ROCKHOLT
    KAREN
  • JESSICA BERISHAJ
    JESSICA
  • ARLENE SCHNAIDT
    ARLENE
  • TRICHELLE CHATLIN
    TRICHELLE
  • Ryan Dembs

    Ryan Dembs – President & CEO

    As President and CEO of Dembs Development, Ryan plays an active role in virtually every area of the business, including strategic planning, project management, operations and relationship development.

    Ryan has earned an outstanding reputation and a loyal client base over the last 20 years having built and delivered hundreds of quality projects and developments throughout Michigan. His projects have included the design and construction of office buildings, corporate headquarters, research and development centers, hi-tech and automotive, manufacturing, retail centers, office and facility expansions, build-to-suits and high-tech and industrial park developments.

    Ryan’s many years of experience in the field, prior to founding the company, has defined the company’s process-driven and quality focused approach to development. His leadership has established Dembs Development as one of the most respected developers in Southeast Michigan.

  • GLENN JONES

    GLENN JONES – PRE-CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

    Glenn has more than 30 years of pre-construction, project management and development experience. He is responsible for site plan development, pre-construction preparation and site plan approvals for Dembs Development and its clients.

    Glenn holds a Certified Quality Manager certification from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and earned his Certified Storm Water Operator certification license through the state of Michigan.

  • SUSAN SOBOLESKI

    SUSAN SOBOLESKI – CONTROLLER

    Susan has more than 20 years of experience in developing and managing commercial real estate processes and systems. She runs the day-to-day operations for Dembs Development, where she is responsible for reviewing, analyzing and reporting all financial aspects of the company’s development and property management services.

    She earned two Bachelor of Science degrees in Management Information Systems and Economics with a minor in Computer Science from Southern Connecticut State University. Over the course of her career, she has managed more than 500 client relationships, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

  • GLENN LENNARD

    GLENN LENNARD – SUPERINTENDENT

    Glenn has more than 30 years of experience in developing quality commercial real estate projects throughout Michigan. As Dembs Development’s Superintendent, Glenn leads and manages the company’s project partners including architects, engineers, inspectors and sub-contractors. He also manages and coordinates day-to-day project communications, contract and document updates and construction scheduling.

    Glenn holds a journeymen’s card from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters.

  • TIM FICK – PROJECT MANAGER

    Tim has more than 20 years of experience in commercial construction and project management. He is responsible for the scheduling and on-site supervision and management of all trades and contractors for new construction and remodeling projects. He also oversees and manages material deliveries for many of Dembs Development’s construction projects.

    He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management and Associate of Science degree in Building Construction Technology from Ferris State University.

  • CHRIS INCH

    CHRIS INCH – SUPERINTENDENT

    Chris has more than 20 years of project management and development experience in the commercial real estate industry. His projects have ranged from small retail chains like Discount Tire to large automotive facilities like General Motors and Chrysler. In his role at Dembs Development, he is responsible for the day-to-day construction operations for several of the company’s projects.

    Chris has experience managing projects in more than 30 states across the country.

  • BILLY JACOBITZ

    BILLY JACOBITZ – PROJECT COORDINATOR

    Billy has more than 8 years of commercial real estate project engineering and operations experience. In his role at Dembs Development, he is responsible for managing invoices, budgets, progress meetings, RFI processes and schedules.

    He holds a Certified Quality Manager certification through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • DAN WARGO

    DAN WARGO – SUPERINTENDENT

    Dan has more than 5 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. As a Dembs Development Superintendent, he is responsible for managing the company’s project partners including architects, engineers, inspectors and sub-contractors. He also manages and coordinates day-to-day project communications, contract and document updates, and construction scheduling.

  • RYAN RICE

    RYAN RICE – PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

    Ryan has more than 30 years of construction and development experience, specializing in pavers, retaining walls and landscape installation. As a Property Manager for Dembs Development, he is responsible for managing all existing accounts and offering field support on new development projects.

    He attended both Northern Michigan University and Oakland University.

  • KATHY KATZ

    KATHY KATZ – Property Management

    Kathy has more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. As a Property Manager, she is responsible for handling tenant billing, cash receipts, building maintenance, and tenant management and maintenance requests. Kathy also helps manage the budget for buildings and maintains all pertinent records.

    She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Michigan State University.

  • ANDREW BELZ

    ANDREW BELZ – Construction Accountant

    Andrew has more than 8 years of experience in the accounting industry. As the Construction Accountant for Dembs Development, he is responsible for the accuracy and processing of construction documents and payments. Andrew also analyzes financial accounts and maintains vendor accounting records.

    He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Walsh College and an Associate of Science degree in Software Engineering from Oakland Community College.

  • HARRIS KATZMAN

    HARRIS KATZMAN – Senior Superintendent

    Harris has more than 25 years of construction and development experience. To date, he has worked as a Project Manager, Superintendent, General Superintendent/ Safety Officer. In his role at Dembs Development, he is responsible for the day-to-day construction coordination for several of the company’s large scale developments.

    Harris holds a Certificate of Management in BIM and Certifications in 30 Hour OSHA, Hazmat First Responder, Lead Renovator and Storm Water Operator.

  • COLLETTE LASALA

    COLLETTE LASALA – Executive Assistant

    Collette has more than seven years of experience in the marketing industry. As the company’s executive assistant, she is responsible for handling organizational tasks including scheduling and correspondence. She supports the day-to-day operations, loan servicing, and marketing activities as well as maintenance of all mortgages, property taxes, and escrow reporting. Collette holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing from Oakland University.

  • KENNY PERKINS

    KENNY PERKINS – PROPERTY MANAGER

    Kenny has more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate, construction and property management. As a property manager, Kenny is responsible for managing all properties within the portfolio, tenant relations, contract negotiations and on-site support for clients.

  • ROB STOUT

    ROB STOUT – PROPERTY CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

    Rob has more than 10 years of experience in commercial real estate, working closely with clients, architects and engineers on multiple design/build projects. He handles property management projects and assists with day-to-day property management. Rob studied Architectural and Construction Technology and Building Trades at both Baker College and Macomb Community College.

  • KAREN ROCKHOLT

    KAREN ROCKHOLT – ACCOUNTS PAYABLE ACCOUNTANT

    Karen has more than 14 years of experience in managing and working for commercial real estate companies. She plays a key role in reviewing, processing and paying all invoices for the property management of over 100 properties. Karen assists in many diversified areas when the opportunity arises. Prior to joining Dembs Development, she worked in real estate and land development where she monitored the daily operations for more than 52 commercial properties. This included accounts payable, tenant billings and requests, working on construction loans and managing all financial aspects. At Oakland Community College, she majored in accounting and went on to get her Paralegal Associate’s degree, graduating cum laude.

  • JESSICA BERISHAJ

    JESSICA BERISHAJ – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    Jessica is enjoying her new career in the development and property management industry. As administrative assistant, she supports daily operations of the office, including correspondence to contractors, property billing, and maintaining all files and distribution of checks. She handles client relations pertaining to contract obligations and insurance liabilities. Jessica is currently working on obtaining her Bachelor in Business Administration in Finance.

  • ARLENE SCHNAIDT

    ARLENE SCHNAIDT – PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CONTROLLER

    Arlene has more than 40 years of experience working in the commercial real estate industry. She is responsible for all banking relationships, payments, financial reporting, partners’ distributions, and the Property Management Company accounting.  She has also played a big part in the company’s general contracting business.

  • TRICHELLE CHATLIN

    TRICHELLE CHATLIN – LEASING PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

    Trichelle has over 33 years of experience in commercial real estate development, portfolio management and client relations. She oversees the day-to-day operations as they relate to property management, client relations, lease negotiations and corporate insurance. Trichelle’s client portfolio consists of 100 properties in 6 states, serving a wide range of light industrial, heavy manufacturing, fuel technology and retail clients.