Meet Our Team
Joshua B. Sternberg is the Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Iron Ore Properties LLC. In this capacity, Mr. Sternberg has direct responsibility for the Company’s strategic planning, investment strategies, financing and manages the execution of the Company’s Development Projects. Mr. Sternberg’s relevant experience in developing complex capital structures, relationships with lending institutions, working with local, state and federal representatives as well as his diverse history of real estate ventures that span all asset classes make him uniquely qualified to navigate the ever-changing real estate markets and to ultimately maximize value and returns for investors.
Prior to the creation of Iron Ore, Mr. Sternberg served as the Managing Director for the Fidelco Realty Group, a privately-owned investment group with both real estate and corporate assets, where he has worked since 2009. Mr. Sternberg’s primary responsibilities at Fidelco included acquisition, due diligence, financial evaluations, regulatory interaction, the development of business plans and comprehensive growth strategies, legal matters, environmental issues, construction management and property management. While with Fidelco, Mr. Sternberg directly managed the successful entitlement and development of thousands of residential units and over several million square feet of Class A office and industrial space. Key tenants and development partners have included, but are not limited to, Under Armour, Cablevision and Audible.com. Prior to joining Fidelco, Mr. Sternberg worked in a similar capacity at Roseland Property Company as Vice President of Development focusing primarily on acquisitions, land development, construction and infrastructure planning. While at Roseland, Mr. Sternberg managed many of its premier developments, including components of Port Imperial, a nationally recognized redevelopment project with over units and $2 billion in total revenue.
Mr. Sternberg began his career as an Environmental and Geotechnical consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area and then migrated into the realm of Real Estate Development while working as the Northern California Vice President of Land Development for Lennar Homes. He has a BA and MS degree in Geology and Geochemistry from University of Georgia and continued his post graduate studies at University of California Davis and University of California Berkeley.
Josh M. Mann, Esq. is the Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Iron Ore Properties LLC. Mr. Mann has direct responsibility for strategic planning, acquisitions, operations, legal and governmental relationships and the execution of the Company’s Stabilized, Value-Add and Distressed Projects.
Prior to forming Iron Ore with Mr. Sternberg, Mr. Mann was a Partner and General Counsel at Seaview Capital Partners Limited Liability Company, where he managed the Company’s acquisitions, development projects, acted as counsel on all transactions and management decisions and helped oversee and create unique deal structures which returned well above-market investment returns. During Mr. Mann’s Seaview tenure, he grew Seaview from a small distressed debt shop to a significant holder of value-add and stabilized real estate. Seaview’s stabilized and value-add portfolio increased in equity value approximately 115% in the four years of Mr. Mann’s tenure, and the average IRR for distressed asset deals was over 28%.
Mr. Mann started at Seaview after 10 years as an attorney and three years as a partner at two of New Jersey’s largest law firms. While in private practice, Mr. Mann represented clients in large scale redevelopment projects, in complex transactions and financings and applications before land use boards throughout the state. Additionally, Mr. Mann represented investment funds and individuals in the acquisition and disposition of distressed debt portfolios and investments. Mr. Mann has helped draft legislation and testified before both State Assembly and Senate Legislative Committees on matters concerning both redevelopment and distressed assets. While a full-time practicing attorney, Mr. Mann was named “40 under 40” by the New Jersey Law Journal and the Metropolitan Builders and Contractors Association. Mr. Mann is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he majored in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science, and Rutgers Law School in Newark, where he served as a Governor’s Executive Fellow through the Eagleton Institute of Politics. He is on the New Jersey Builders Association’s Executive Committee, currently serving as Secretary, and was elected to be that association’s President in 3 years. He has served as Treasurer and Vice President of the Metropolitan Builders and Contractors Association. Mr. Mann is also a member of the Emerging Leader’s Council of the Rutgers School of Real Estate, where he teaches a class on Real Estate Law to MBA students.
Brandon K. Boffard, Esq. is a Principal of Iron Ore, where he is responsible for the negotiation and execution of the company's investments, investor relations, construction management and overseeing the legal and capital markets aspects of its transactions. Prior to joining Iron Ore, Mr. Boffard was a transactional real estate attorney with Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. where he represented banks, finance companies and funds in commercial lending transactions. During his time at the firm, Mr. Boffard facilitated the origination in excess of $2 billion in commercial loans, which included CMBS, balance sheet, mezzanine, and preferred equity investments.
Prior to joining Sills, Mr. Boffard worked at two privately held real estate investment companies where he focused on acquisitions, development and asset management. Mr. Boffard also owns his own real estate and participates in a family owned portfolio of real estate throughout northern New Jersey.