In May 2004, James N. Seip of James N. Seip and Associates LLC, joined Berger-Epstein Associates, Inc. bringing almost four decades of management, development and construction supervision experience with regional, national and international commercial real estate firms. His formidable experience is supplemented with his overall creativity, imagination and conceptual design skills. Mr. Seip assists prospective office, industrial and retail tenants with the layout, fit-out and construction process throughout the Berger-Epstein Associates, Inc. property portfolio. He also plays a significant role to search out and cultivate sound commercial real estate opportunities in this challenging and ever-changing market.
Mr. Seip joined Montgomery Realty in November 1984 as their Director of Operations when the company’s management portfolio had only only six shopping centers. From 1992-1999, Mr. Seip served as their Vice President of Construction and Operations and was directly responsible for 29 shopping centers and a staff of over 35. Then, from 1999-2004, Mr. Seip was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Construction and Development and oversaw all construction and development projects, which included site development, property and tenant rehabilitation, tenant improvements and special projects when the company was purchased by Kramont Realty Trust. After the acquisition of Kramont Realty Trust by the Australian-based REIT, Centro-Watt (now Brixmor), Mr. Seip’s more recent projects included five major projects of new construction and renovation of over 160,000 square feet in Eastern Pennsylvania and Northwest New Jersey. Throughout his career, Mr. Seip has managed over 2,000,000 square feet of projects for local, regional, national and international builders, tenants and landlords from conception to execution.
Mr. Seip graduated from Delaware Valley College with a Bachelor of Science in Business. Other work experience of note includes being the Director of Municipal Code Enforcement and a Property Rehabilitation Specialist for the Easton Redevelopment Authority, a local, public agency of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Seip draws on his public and private sector experience which enables him to anticipate and diffuse potential problems often improving efficiency and reducing related project costs.