CHICAGO (January 20, 2021) - Seefried Industrial Properties is proud to announce the hiring of Brian Novak as Vice President of Development, effective January 4, 2021. Based out of Seefried's Chicago office, Mr. Novak is charged with oversight of development, land acquisitions, and project management of build-to-suit and speculative industrial projects throughout the Midwest. Mr. Novak joins Seefried with a strong history of strategic project management and critical problem-solving experience in addition to robust knowledge of the construction and commercial real estate business.

Mr. Novak has 30+ years of experience in the industry and most recently served as Vice President at Northern Builders, Inc. where he was responsible for many aspects of development and construction from inception through project close-out including due diligence for land acquisition, all facets of pre-construction, and construction coordination.

"Brian has a proven track record of executing complex development projects while meeting budget and managing decisions in critical project milestones," said Dave Riefe, Senior Vice President of Seefried's Midwest region. "We are excited to have Brian join our team and know his experience and expertise will ensure the success of future projects as we continue to grow our development portfolio throughout the region."

Mr. Novak earned a BS in Architectural and Building Construction Engineering Technology from Milwaukee School of Engineering.

About Seefried Industrial Properties:
Founded in 1984 by Ferdinand Seefried, Seefried Industrial Properties specializes in the development, leasing and management of industrial real estate in key markets across the U.S. Seefried leases and manages approximately 40 million square feet for its institutional and European clients and has developed, or is in the process of developing, approximately 190 million square feet of space valued in excess of $15 billion across 50+ markets. Based in Atlanta, the firm has regional offices in Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and Phoenix. For more information, please visit