The Whitesell organization, southern New Jersey’s largest, privately-held real estate development and management company, has announced that Thomas J. Heitzman has been promoted to President. Heitzman joined the Whitesell organization in 2002, and had previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the company.
In his new role Heitzman will oversee the company’s strategic planning, finances and management team, and ongoing efforts to enhance existing portfolio assets, as well as the pursuit of opportunities for new development and expansion.
Heitzman succeeds Richard J. Cureton, who retired from the firm in September after thirty years of service, a period of significant growth and expansion for the company. Cureton served as company President from 2006 until his retirement.
“This is the next step in our long-term succession plan,” noted company Chairman, Thomas R. Whitesell. “Our intent is to remain a family-owned enterprise maintaining the values of quality properties, superior customer service and commitment to the community. We are grateful for Rick’s many years of dedicated service, and look forward to Tom’s leadership going forward.”
Founded nearly sixty years ago, the Whitesell organization is a full-service commercial real estate development and management company. The third-generation, family-owned company owns and manages approximately 9.0 million square feet of industrial and office space in southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania.
For more information about the Whitesell organization, visit www.whitesellco.com.