Our executive team

Gary Weisman | VCARD

Principal

Gary Weisman is co-owner of General Development Company, LLC. Mr. Weisman is responsible for strategic planning, broker relations, procurement and placement of equity and debt, marketing, property management oversight, investor and lessee relations.

Mr. Weisman is third generation in the real estate business since 1934. Since founding General Development Company, LLC over 30 years ago, Gary has guided the company through the development and acquisition of over 5 million square feet of industrial, office, high tech, and distribution projects.

A native Detroiter, he attended Michigan State University. Gary is active in a number of local causes.

Bruce Brickman | vcard

Principal

Bruce Brickman is co-owner of General Development Company, LLC. Mr. Brickman is responsible for real estate development/acquisition, financing, equity and debt placement, construction management activities, and client real estate consulting needs. With over 30 years experience in the commercial/industrial real estate and construction business, Mr. Brickman has been responsible for the development and acquisition of over 100 industrial and commercial projects ranging in size from 10,000 sq. ft. to 1,000,000+ square feet.

Bruce has a Bachelors Degree in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University, and is active in a number of local causes.

Stacy S. Fields | VCARD

Asset/Business Development Director

Stacy advances and oversees the day-to-day management operations for General Development Company,LLC’s real estate holdings. Stacy also administers marketing and public relations relative to Tenants, Real Estate Brokers and new business development. Stacy is the lead leasing coordinator for General Development Company, LLC and the development of strategic partnerships throughout the industry.

Prior to joining the General Development team, Stacy served as an Industrial Real Estate Broker for eleven years. Stacy has over 20 years experience in Commercial Real Estate and property management.

Stacy received a B.B.A in Finance and Merchandising. Stacy also holds a Real Estate Brokers License.

Jen Southard | VCARD

Administrative Director

In this role, Jen oversees the daily operational activities of the office including marketing, research and development, administrative duties, office logistics, project file management and communications distribution.

Jen is a long standing business professional holding Office Management positions in the Automotive industry prior to joining General Development Company, LLC.

Jen is currently seeking her degree in Business Administration, is active in local fundraising charities, and a notary public.

Terho Hulkkonen | VCARD

Controller/Human Resource Director

As the Controller for General Development Company, LLC Terho is responsible for the Company’s accounting, financing and financial reporting, and provides overall direction for the Information Systems, Tax, Treasury and Human Resources departments. Terho has over 14 years experience in property management and real estate accounting. Prior to that, he worked at Riversedge Development and Amurcon Corporation.

Terho holds a bachelor degree from the University of Windsor, Ontario. Terho is a reserve Second Lieutenant in the Finnish Armed Forces.

Jason Wiegand | VCARD

Field Construction Manager

Jason assists in overseeing all phases of the construction project with respect to field operations from physical construction of the project in strict accordance with the contract documents, to planning & completion. Responsibilities include, but not limited to supervision of all construction activities, including job costing functions, coordination of daily activities of trade contractors.

Jason has more than 20 years experience as a construction superintendent and is recognized for an impeccable work ethic, as well as exceptional ability to efficiently manage multiple priorities and quickly adapt to diverse work environments.  He is proficient at evaluating project plans, reviewing bids, developing and managing contracts, organizing project schedules.  Jason is known for analytical problem-solving and critical thinking aptitudes to keenly analyze situations, formulate strategic solutions, and resolve complex situations.  He is equipped with articulate communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills essential to build positive and long term business partnerships with professionals of all business levels.

Teresa BRUCE | VCARD

Construction Manager

Teresa assists in the business and administrative support to facilitate the planning and coordinating of projects to ensure that goals or objectives are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

Teresa has 7 years of experience in both architecture and construction management and has assisted on over 750,000 sq ft of new construction/ renovations. She also served as the LEED GA on General Development’s first LEED certified building, achieving Silver certification.

Teresa has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan. She is a LEED Advanced Professional in Building Design and Construction. Teresa is an active member of the Detroit Regional chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Ethan Weisman | VCARD

Business Development Manager/Construction Services Liaison

Ethan manages business development activities for General Development Company LLC, emphasizing open communication with tenants. Ethan has steady interaction with service contractors and tenants at each property, and provides valuable insight for all of our tenants’ needs. This enables our property management team to affectively direct the activities at each location and maintain a Class A facility. Ethan is responsible for the implementation and management of the company’s Social Media and Marketing approaches. This includes content strategy, develop brand awareness and technical support, to ensure that all of our clients and projects are represented with the latest technology.

Ethan further assists in the construction and project management for various ongoing projects. Ethan works with City Officials on project-related topics, develops budgets, timelines, and costs savings plans. Ethan’s clients include Eaton Steel, US Farathane, Piston Properties, Faurecia, Henniges Automotive, and Chrysler Group LLC just to name a few.

Ethan attended Michigan State University where he studied marketing and communications. Ethan also sits on three Boards of various charities in the Metropolitan Detroit Area. Ethan also holds a Real Estate Sales Person License.