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About Northern Equities Group

Northern Equities Group, founded in 1979, is a real estate development and investment firm engaged in all aspects of real estate acquisition, development, construction and management.  With principal holdings in Michigan, North Carolina and Colorado, Northern Equities Group has been associated with over 100 clients representing $750 million worth of real estate.  Northern Equities Group's primary focus has been the development, construction and management of office buildings, research facilities, industrial buildings, apartments and land development.  It has a solid track record in dealing with cities, re-zoning and developing infrastructures in corporate parks.  Northern Equities Group is a full service real estate development company that works with their clients from start to finish.

Northern Equities Group Key Personnel

Neil J. Sosin, Chief Executive Officer
Neil J. Sosin is Chief Executive Officer of Northern Equities Group.  Mr. Sosin is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is a Certified Public Accountant.  Prior to April, 1979, he was associated with Coopers & Lybrand where he directed the Detroit Group Real Estate Practice and served as a Director of the Coopers & Lybrand National Real Estate Investment Board.

Matthew S. Sosin, President
Matthew S. Sosin is President of Northern Equities Group.  Prior to joining Northern Equities Group, Mr. Sosin was an associate in the Real Estate Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, a major law firm located in Manhattan, New York.  Mr. Sosin holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Juris Doctor, both from the University of Michigan.  He is a member of the State Bar of New York and is a licensed builder. Matthew is also a co-founder of Storage Opportunity Partners and Storage Pros, and is involved in a fishing website, "Your Best Catch for Fishing Resources",

Joseph M. Drolshagen, Senior Vice President
Joseph M. Drolshagen is Senior Vice President of Northern Equities Group.  Mr. Drolshagen joined Northern Equities Group in 1999.  He has worked in commercial real estate finance for over 20 years, most recently as Vice President of Bloomfield Acceptance Company, a commercial mortgage banking firm.  He has worked in commercial real estate development with Trammell Crow Company, in commercial banking with Old Kent Bank and Trust and in corporate finance with AT&T.  Mr. Drolshagen earned an MBA degree in Finance from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Detroit.  He is a licensed real estate broker and is a former Associate Professor of Finance at Walsh College.

Brian J. Hughes, Vice President, LEED AP BD+C
Brian J. Hughes is Vice President of Northern Equities Group.  Mr. Hughes joined Northern Equities Group in 1992.  Mr. Hughes is a graduate of Hope College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Business Administration.  Brian heads up the Facilities Management team, and also does Project Management for both new construction and renovations.  In 2013, Brian became a LEED AP BD + C, which is a credential signifying an individual as a leader and an active participant in the green building movement.  Brian contributes expertise to the design, construction, operations and maintenance of buildings that save energy, use fewer resources, reduce pollution, and contribute to healthier environments for their occupants and the community.

Carol Valenti, Office Manager-Investor Coordinator
Carol Valenti is Office Manager-Investor Coordinator for Northern Equities Group, with over 30 years experience in real estate administration.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Valenti spent six years as Office Manager for Columbia Companies, a Houston-based investment conglomerate with significant nationwide real estate holdings.