The team’s proven real estate acumen combines with its investor-forward approach to ensure the exceptional performance of its 4 million-sq. ft. portfolio. It’s our relentless pursuit of the deal along with a keen understanding of real estate fundamentals that shape our continued success.
More than a century of combined expertise fuels this team of experts that creates value without fail. Meet them.
Founder + Partner
Steve Berman founded OA Development in 1993 with a mission to acquire and develop premier suburban office assets. Over the past 25 years, he has led the acquisition and development of more that 5 million sq. ft. of industrial and office property partnering with notable tenants including The Coca-Cola Company, General Dynamics, Munich RE and Porsche.
Steve is a Wexner Heritage Program Graduate and has served as President of the Greenfield Hebrew Academy (now Atlanta Jewish Academy) and Jewish Family & Career Services. He is a Co-Founder and Past President of The Weber School and serves on the Founding National Board of Young Judaea. Steve earned a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
Brian Granath joined OA Development in 1998 as Associate and became Partner in 2007. In this role, he oversees the company’s operations specifically focusing on acquisitions, asset management and property management. Brian has been involved with the development and acquisition of more than 4 million sq. ft of office, flex and industrial space in partnership with tenants such as Coca Cola, Porsche Cars, Black+Decker, PNC Bank, Pond Engineering, Kellogg’s and more.
Brian is a Wexner Heritage graduate and serves on the board of two Atlanta private schools. He holds a bachelor’s degree in real estate from Georgia State University and resides in Sandy Springs with his wife and three children.
Eric Singer joined OA Development in 2009 and has been pivotal in acquiring 3.2 million sq. ft. of commercial real estate. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Real Estate for Pull-A-Part, a do-it-yourself used auto parts store, and led the firm’s expansion throughout the Southeast. Eric is also founding president of Camp Ramah Darom in northeast Georgia and serves on several community boards.
Eric earned a bachelor’s degree at Washington University and a master’s degree in Decision Science at Georgia State University. Eric is a former National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) instructor and Alaskan guide.
Vice President of Operations
Gita Berman joined OA Development in 2001 as Vice President of Operations. In this role, she currently oversees investor relations maintaining streamlined communications between the OA’s executive leadership and its investors and other stakeholders. Prior, Gita supported the firm’s administrative systems, human resources, IT initiatives as well as property management.
Gita volunteers at her synagogue where she served as Founding President. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Gita is an avid runner and has completed six marathons.
Vice President, OA Management
An industry veteran, Kim joined OA Management in 2012 with more than three decades of property management experience. Known for overseeing multi-million-dollar projects, she doesn’t lose sight of the importance of maintaining long-term tenant relationships. Kim oversees the management of more than 2.1 million sq. ft. of commercial property as part of OA Development’s portfolio in Georgia, Ohio and North Carolina.
Kim earned a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University Tech and holds a Georgia Real Estate Salesperson License and a Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation. She enjoys traveling and family time.
Managing Director, Accounting + Technology
In 2018, Paul Fontaine joined OA Development as Corporate Controller and was promoted to Managing Director in April 2019. Currently, he manages all financial reporting, cash forecasting, investor reporting and relations, technology strategy and deployment, as well as process improvement. Previously, Paul spent 12 years at Jamestown, LP, rising from Assistant Controller to Director of Corporate Accounting.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Connecticut and is a Certified Public Accountant. Paul serves as his Homeowner Association’s Treasurer and can be heard rooting for the UConn Huskies basketball teams.
Acquisition and Asset Manager
Josh Videlefsky joined OA Development in 2017 as Acquisition and Asset Manager tasked to grow the company’s portfolio by seeking new investment opportunities and identifying strategies to optimize returns and mitigate risk. Prior to OA Development, Josh was a financial analyst at Q10|iCap Realty Advisors, a mortgage brokerage firm specializing in debt placement.
An Atlanta resident, Josh is involved with The Daffodil Project, a world-wide project empowering Holocaust education and has participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta organization. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Tulane University.