About and Team

SkyREM, with corporate offices in New York and Philadelphia, is a vertically integrated real estate investor, owner, and developer. SkyREM has amassed a diversified portfolio of properties throughout the United States. SkyREM employs an opportunistic, value driven, flexible approach to acquire real estate assets and develop sites in strategic markets.

SkyREM’s growth has been fueled by its long-standing philosophy of creating value by locating underperforming and/or underutilized assets and unlocking their hidden potential.

SkyREM’s objective is to invest, own and develop quality real estate and partner with our customers/business partners to provide value based solutions with sustainable and renewable value-add offerings when feasible. We strategically leverage our extensive real estate expertise to expand and grow wisely, all the while providing outstanding service to our customers/business partners.

Alex Dembitzer

CEO and Founder

Alex is the CEO and Founder of SkyREM, LLC, and an independent real estate developer and investor. Dembitzer brings a combination of entrepreneurial expertise and out-of-the-box thinking, honed over decades of experience in real estate, prior to founding SkyREM.

Professional History

Raised in New York City, where he attended the distinguished Stuyvesant High School, Dembitzer received a BS in finance from New York University at the age of 19. Alex began in the real estate business in 1985. In 2010, Dembitzer founded SkyREM, in collaboration with a team of seasoned real estate professionals. He envisioned a company that would revamp and improve existing properties while simultaneously developing new properties for the company’s account. Under Dembitzer’s direction, SkyREM has become a major player in public and private real estate, with property holdings in large metro areas throughout the United States. These holdings include not only residential, commercial, and industrial projects but critical government facilities.

SkyREM, LLC

In 2010, Dembitzer founded SkyREM, in collaboration with a team of seasoned real estate professionals. He envisioned a company that would revamp and improve existing properties while simultaneously developing new properties for the company’s account.

Under Dembitzer’s direction, SkyREM has become a major player in public and private real estate, with property holdings in large metro areas throughout the United States. These holdings include not only residential, commercial, and industrial projects but critical government facilities.

Philanthropy

Throughout Dembitzer’s career, he and his family have been active in philanthropy, volunteering their time and money to serve the sick and needy. In 2007, the Dembitzers established Northern Charitable, Foundation, Inc. in order to implement their charitable work on a larger scale.

Northern Charitable Foundation, Inc. partners with grassroots charities and institutions throughout the United States and Israel. Most of the foundation’s projects deal with chronic illness, whether by increasing awareness and disease prevention, improving access to medical care for disadvantaged patients, or offering counseling and support to the families of the chronically ill.

Learn more about Alex here.

David Schultz

Director of Finance and Corporate Counsel

David Schultz joined SkyREM in 2016 as Director of Finance and Corporate Counsel. David is responsible for all aspects of SkyREM’s property financings and oversees leasing transactions and day to day legal matters for SkyREM’s portfolio. David is a licensed attorney with 20 years of legal and real estate experience. David holds a J.D. from Temple University.

Dawn Johnson

Property Manager

Dawn Johnson joined SkyREM’s predecessor company in 2002 as a Property Manager. Over the course of 16 years of running successful management services for SkyREM’s Philadelphia Portfolio, Dawn is directly responsible for the day to day operations of the Philadelphia Quartermaster and coordinating with other team members on operating issues throughout the portfolio. Dawn holds a B.A. from Knoxville College.

Frank Janos

Managing Director – Asset Management, Construction and Development

Frank Janos joined SkyREM in 2018 as Director of Asset Management, Construction and Development along with oversight of the Northeast portfolio. Frank is a senior executive with over 30 years of experience in real estate, and has a diverse background in development, construction and financial operations. Frank holds a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Pace University.

Joe Righter

Managing Director

Joe Righter joined SkyREM’s predecessor company in 1995 as Managing Director, overseeing operations and asset management. Joe is currently responsible for SkyREM’s Mid-Atlantic and Muti-Family portfolio; positioning and enhancing the assets and optimizing operating results.

Jonathan Zich

Senior Advisor

Jonathan Zich joined SkyREM’s predecessor company in 2004 as COO. Jonathan is currently Senior Advisor for SkyREM, overseeing operations and legal matters. He has extensive experience in managing commercial real estate investments. He holds a J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law and is a licensed attorney.

Lori Narine

Administrative and Marketing Associate

Lori Narine joined SkyREM in 2019. She is the Administrative and Marketing Associate at SkyREM. Lori focuses on administration and marketing strategies to support the firm’s growth and expand its reach. Lori has over 20 years of experience in administrative office operation and management, in the fields of finance and not for profit. Lori holds a B.S. in Business Administration from York College.

Marc Civitillo

Managing Director - Acquisitions

Marc joined SkyREM in 2015. He is responsible for sourcing and executing new acquisitions for the company. Prior to joining SkyREM, Marc was a Vice President at DTZ within their Capital Markets Group. Prior to DTZ, Marc spent approximately eight years on the principal, investment side of the real estate business working for publicly traded and privately held real estate companies (GMH Associates, First Industrial Realty Trust and Sovereign Investment Company). During that time, he was actively involved in all phases of the acquisition of over $3 billion of real estate investments across all property types. Marc started his career as an analyst in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Deutsche Bank. Marc graduated with a B.A. Political Science from Manhattan College, New York, NY. He also holds a degree in formal Standard & Poor’s Credit Training.

Jessica Modica

Controller

Jessica Modica is the Financial Controller of SkyREM with 15 years of accounting experience in commercial, residential, and retail real estate.  As the Controller, Jessica is responsible to oversee the financial reporting and accounting functions for the SkyREM portfolio and affiliated entities.  Jessica holds a B.S. in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University.

Omera Javed

Assistant Controller

Omera Javed joined the SkyREM team as Assistant Controller in August 2020. Her duties include day to day accounting operations, monthly reporting, and maintaining financial records. Her previous experience includes over seven years of real estate property accounting. Her background reflects extensive experience operating within high volume environments. Omera holds a Bachelors degree with a major in Accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology.