Michael Katz is a principal of Actio with more than 20 years of experience supporting major public and private companies optimize their real estate portfolios to achieve corporate goals. Michael is a former principal of Corporate Properties, LLC and Corporate Asset Advisors, LLC. Over his career he has supported major companies such as Avon Products, Cerberus Capital, Schlumberger Ltd., Bimbo Bakeries USA, Fruit of the Loom, La-Z-Boy, Johns Manville and Terex in generating well over $1 billion from their obsolete, surplus and underutilized land and plant assets. With particular expertise in turnaround and brownfield situations, Michael brings a corporate perspective as he recommends and implements solutions tailored to achieve his clients’ goals. Michael has both Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees from Columbia University and started his career at CBS Inc., where he managed foreign currency exposures and international capital structures. He continued at Price Waterhouse, where he redirected his corporate financial expertise to serve the real estate needs of its clients. Michael has long been active in community organizations, and served on both the Executive Board and Board of Education of the North Shore Hebrew Academy on Long Island.
Spiros Antoniadis has more than 30 years of experience with the strategic planning and marketing of real estate assets for public and private sector clients. He has served as project director on a wide range of economic development and corporate real estate projects, including brownfield and superfund site redevelopment, site relocation, property disposition, real estate management structures and marketing strategies. He has created and executed a wide range of exit strategies for his corporate clients, including Amerada Hess, Chevron, Agilent Technologies, Cytec Industries, and International Paper. Spiros completed his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Colorado and performed Master of Arts and doctoral work at Miami University, in Oxford, OH.
John Burns was most recently the Director of Real Estate at Bimbo Bakeries USA, a position he held for 15 years. At Bimbo, he directed all real estate activities for this $6 billion maker of such well-known brands as Arnold Breads, Entenmann’s cakes and Thomas English Muffins. In that capacity, he managed a portfolio of over 1200 industrial, office and retail properties around the United States, developing and overseeing construction of numerous distribution centers and warehouse facilities. His professional specialty is to extract value from obsolete surplus corporate assets by imagining their potential future uses and then grooming them for redevelopment.
Earlier in his career, John gained extensive experience in disposing of environmentally challenged industrial properties for a national wood products manufacturer. He also has experience buying and selling timberlands. John holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and a J.D. from Lewis and Clark School of Law where he focused on environmental law. John is a member of the Urban Land Institute, Center for Creative Land Recycling and the Industrial Asset Management Council.
With over 20 years of marketing and advertising experience in the Real Estate, Hospitality and Tourism industries, Ken Sadinoff has developed sophisticated marketing programs for major developers including Millennium Partners, Cappelli Enterprises, Ginsberg Development and The Sapir Organization. Past affiliations include the Grand Coral Rivera Maya, a $1B master planned resort community in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico; six Ritz-Carlton properties in NY, Boston and Washington DC; and Four Seasons properties in Miami and San Francisco. Other corporate clients have included Avis, Mercedes-Benz, Bulova, Church and Dwight, Delta Dental, EuroHypo, Hyperion Software and Louis Vuitton. Ken brings to Actio an ability to see the big picture but focused attention on the small details necessary for the implementation of successful projects. Ken holds a B.A. in Political Science from Boston University.
Nick Sawka is a seasoned civil engineer and project manager in the site design, development, and construction realm, with experience ranging from survey services and construction management to earthwork analysis and water and sewer modeling. His expertise encompasses all aspects of commercial, residential, light industrial, medical office, and hospitality design. He is also fluent in local government policies, reviews, and procedures as they relate to real estate development, having worked to ensure the success of various projects on behalf of both the developer and the community. Before arriving at Actio, Nick oversaw a staff of 25 at a large engineering firm, running a development program for a large corporate retailer throughout the southeast. Program work included overseeing pre-development inspections, overseeing and designing projects, ensuring projects performed to expectations, reporting to client on project design and construction status, auditing contractors on work performed, and ensuring compliance with local and state agencies.
Robert DePiero has more than 14-years of experience in commercial real estate and corporate consulting. Robert excels in acquisitions, underwriting, management and disposition of real estate assets with special strengths in financial analysis, marketing and management of brokerage relationships. He was the Vice President of Real Estate for Cenveo Corporation until 2017. Prior to joining Cenveo Robert was a Director at Corporate Properties, after spending two years at Marcus & Millichap as a commercial real estate broker focusing on investment sales. Robert also serves as a Managing Member of VanRock Properties, LLC and oversees build-to-suit, ground-up developments and adaptive reuse/redevelopment projects. Robert has a MS from the NYU‘s Shack Institute of Real Estate. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC).
Scott Baughman is a Technology and Infrastructure professional with more than 30 years of experience in digital transformation, business process consolidations, migrations, transformations, and optimizations in Manufacturing, Technology, Financial, Hospitality, and Healthcare verticals. Most recently he has successfully completed Manufacturing, Operational, and Information Technology consolidations of six manufacturing plants into three for Cenveo World-wide Limited for their Envelope and Print groups subsequent to their successful exit from Chapter 11.
Prior to Cenveo, Scott achieved many Facility and Technology Consolidations for Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Inter-Continental Hotels, and Citicorp.
In addition to business and technology optimizations, Scott enjoys Smarthome technology and restoration of classic cars including a 1968 Fleetwood convertible, 1972 Cutlass Supreme convertible, and a couple of 1989 Dodge Dakota convertibles.