Leveraging core strengths of vision, creativity, diversity and efficiency, Pinnacle has earned a reputation for excellence among customers, vendors, investment partners, and the communities in which it builds.
Pinnacle’s competitive edge results from these core strengths:
An extraordinarily strong, entrepreneurial and experienced leadership team. On average, the senior executives in the Company have in excess of 30 years of real estate experience.
In-house responsibility for the full range of real estate activities from development, construction management, acquisitions, redevelopment, property management, asset management and property dispositions.
Experience in a full range of property types including multi-family (mid-rise & high-rise), single-family, office, retail, hotel and restaurant with a specific and specialized focus on mixed-use projects in a range of geographic settings from rural to suburban to urban.
Pinnacle's staff continuously tracks geographic and product markets to ensure that we are in the right place at the right time and that we offer real estate solutions that meet the needs of the market and our investors. Our strategy of geographic and product type diversification helps balance our reliance on any one particular market segment. Additionally, risk is mitigated by our focus upon supply constrained, high barrier-to-entry markets.
Pinnacle’s business lines are designed to allow the Company to pursue diverse opportunities and to react to changing business environments as they occur.
Innovative. Experienced. Forward-Thinking.
Pioneers of redevelopment, the Pinnacle team is an extraordinary group of experts hailing from diverse industries and backgrounds. We possess a broad range of experience, disciplines, and talents that allow us to set the industry standard and push new concepts, technology, and the highest quality operations. From identifying prime properties and developing the best construction techniques to researching consumer trends and the vanguard of technology for the home, our skills and expertise yield an unrivaled reputation for excellence.
To put it simply: We’re different.
Brian M. Stolar
Founder, President, CEO
Brian M. Stolar is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Pinnacle Companies, a development company that operates in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Florida. Pinnacle was founded in 1984 and has a background in residential development, having built over 8,000 units of both rental and for-sale product. Since 2000, the company has diversified into a mixed-use developer of projects that include retail, office, hotel as well as residential, which in total comprise over three million square feet. In 2008, Pinnacle was expanded to include Pinnacle Solutions U.S., a workout development group which has taken on projects totaling over 1.5 million square feet with banks, private lenders, developers, land owners and municipalities to develop properties or to reposition, restructure, resuscitate and restart stalled or failed projects.
Peter Guarino joined Pinnacle in 2012 and currently serves as Vice President – Finance. Peter brings over 20 years of experience in the real estate & construction industries, managing accounting functions, strategic financial planning, analysis and reporting. Peter manages all finance and accounting functions and implements the financial strategy of the company. Reporting directly to the CEO, Peter is a business partner and works effectively with all senior officers and departments within Pinnacle and is responsible for the oversight of all financial accounting and reporting activities, budgeting, insurance, payroll and banking relations and oversight of general accounting. Peter implements and supports policies, internal controls and systems for the efficient and consistent execution of work and compliance with government laws.
Mindy has been a consultant for The Pinnacle Companies since 2008, providing guidance on tax, accounting, regulatory and external financial reporting. She also works for the accounting firm Sobel & Co, LLC where she is a manager of special projects. Prior to joining Pinnacle, she spent several years as a Vice President and Controller at Citigroup in the Latin American Banking Group. Prior to joining Citigroup, Mindy was an auditor in public accounting at Deloitte. In addition to being a CPA she has an MBA in Finance with a minor in Information Systems.
Joshua Slepian serves as the vice president of construction at The Pinnacle Companies. Josh brings 15 years of experience in construction management, real estate strategy, value creation, and risk mitigation. Josh owns all construction related deliverables and directs daily activities of 6 direct reports. Josh is an accomplished real estate development/construction executive with expertise harmonizing internal and external stakeholders around deadlines and objectives on multimillion-dollar construction projects, a strategic problem solver who envisions smart solutions to optimize ROI and expertly manages CAPEX/OPEX budgets, schedules, and subcontractors on large-scale build-ups, fit outs and renovations, and a phenomenal relationship manager with deep expertise managing projects in compliance with Department of Health (DOH), Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), and other federal/state agencies.
We not only recognize strength in the numbers, but in the relationships that we build and maintain. We profit from the synergies provided by the diverse experiences of our institutional partners with a focused approach to creating value, building best in class projects and exceeding expected financial returns.