Once In a Lifetime Solar Eclipse Party Brings Staff and Friends Together

Pinnacle Commercial Development and Mike Kogan Consulting hosted a “Once in a Lifetime” Solar Eclipse party at Jenkinson’s in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. The party, which included staff and friends, began at 1 pm and featured a beach-inspired buffet lunch. Party goers had some time to try on their glasses and get in position to view the solar eclipse, which occurred at around 2:30 pm. Over 50 people were on hand to mingle and sun-gaze, with their protective eye wear of course.

The “Once in a Lifetime” Solar Eclipse theme was carried over into t-shirts and moon pie candy apples, which were given out for dessert.


Pinnacle Commercial Development’s Newest Storage Completion Featured in SpareFoot Storage Beat Industry Newsletter

Pinnacle Commercial Development’s recent project completion, CubeSmart on Rockaway Avenue in Brooklyn was featured in July 19th’s edition of SpareFoot in its “Storage Round-Up”. The project was featured in the “Completion” section of the weekly recap of the storage industry and featured a photo and information about the project.

CubeSmart sits at the crossroads of Rockaway Ave. and Ditmas Ave. in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. It is Pinnacle’s  seventh self storage facility in the New York City market.

Pinnacle’s next self-storage facility nearing completion will be CubeSmart in the Astoria section of Queens, NY. At 145,000 square feet it is the largest self-storage facility in New York City.



Pinnacle Commercial Development Wraps Up Construction on CubeSmart, Rockaway Ave. Brooklyn, NY

Pinnacle Commercial Development has just wrapped up construction on the CubeSmart Self Storage facility located at the crossroads of Rockaway Ave. and Ditmas Ave. in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, NY. This 125,000 sq. ft. building is owned by Madison Development and represents the seventh self storage project completed by Pinnacle in the last year.

The facility features a drive-in loading dock, an on-site secured parking lot, street-level office, and 2,498 units of storage covering two floors. The construction features a one-hour fire rated steel structural grid with composite metal floor deck, concrete fill and a Duro-last roof. Exterior skin is an insulated panel system with painted concrete at limited locations.

The facility was open for business the third week in May, 2017.


Charles Cleary

It is with great sadness that Pinnacle Commercial Development announces the unexpected passing of Charles Cleary. Charlie worked for Pinnacle in the capacity of Project Supervisor since October of 2015.

Pinnacle would like to extend its condolences to Charlie’s wife, children and friends at this sorrowful time.

Pinnacle Commercial Development and Mike Kogan Consulting “Tie Warmth On” at Lunch Break

Staff from Pinnacle Commercial Development and Mike Kogan Consulting teamed up to bring “Tie Warmth On” to Lunch Break, a local help center located in Red Bank, NJ. “Tie Warmth On” is an initiative started locally by the Jordan Schuman Foundation for Kindness. “Tie Warmth On” provides scarves for those in need during the winter months. Pinnacle and MKC brought over 500 scarves to the community center on January 21, where they were tied on the backs of the chairs for those who were coming in for their Saturday meal. Later in the afternoon,  representatives of Lunch Break took the remaining scarves down to Tent City in Lakewood, NJ where they were distributed to those residents.

“Tie One On” and the Jordan Schuman Foundation for Kindness were brought to the attention of Pinnacle President Mike Kogan, by its founder, Brian Schuman, who created the Foundation in honor of his daughter Jordan. Jordan, an up-and-coming multimedia reporter was working in Florence, SC when she was killed tragically in a car accident right before Christmas 2015. One of her last on-air pieces was on the local program “Tie One On”, where volunteers tied scarves to trees with a sign telling those in need to take one.

The Pinnacle and the Kogan crew adapted the program to fit the needs of Lunch Break, and tied the scarves on to the backs of the chairs. A card was attached saying “May the Light of Jordan’s Kindness Keep You Warm this Winter.”

The group will be heading back to Lunch Break on February 4th for the second half of the distribution. http://www.JordanSchumanFoundation.org

From left to right-Melia Owens, program coordinator, Lunch Break; Mary Ortman, Architect; Erin Gall0, Pinnacle; Lorraine Coyne and her daughter Tess, MKC; Claudia Lucey, Pinnacle/MKC; Mike Kogan, President, Pinnacle/MKC; Kerry Kardos, Pinnacle. 

Dennis Rome, VP Pinnacle, featured in Sparefoot, online magazine

Dennis Rome, VP Pinnacle Commercial Development was featured in an article in Sparefoot online magazine for the week of October 25th  2016. Sparefoot is considered the premiere online source for the self-storage market.

In the article, written by Jay Fitzgerald entitled, ” As Prices Rise, Storage Construction Poised for a Record Year,” Rome discussed the increase in the price of commodities, like concrete and especially steel, which has increased over 30 percent in the last year, and its impact on the sector.

Currently, Pinnacle Commercial Development is a leader in the NYC self-storage industry, constructing over 20 percent of the current self-storage projects in Manhattan and the five boroughs. Pinnacle’s Astoria Cube Smart is the largest self-storage project currently under construction at 175,000 square feel.


“Amazing” time for Pinnacle Team Buildiing

Pinnacle Commercial Development held its annual Team Building Event on October 10, 2016. The event, which included the entire office staff, began with surprise teasers from the principles of the company.

As the time approached, the staff was provided with addresses, but no further hints as to what the day would entail.

The group started with lunch at PF Chang’s and a caravan to The Amazing Escape Room in Freehold, NJ. The Amazing Escape Room consists of themed rooms where the players have to use teamwork and ingenuity to discover the clues which will ultimately release them.

Five teams occupied the entertainment venue’s rooms and were given one hour to escape. By using their wits, skills and a little humor, the teams gradually emerged from their prospective rooms.

Pinnacle Vice President, Dennis Rome, provided a choice of gift cards for the winners. All other participants received gift cards as well.


Mike Kogan, President of Pinnacle Commercial Development Honored at 12th Annual March of Dimes Joe Namath Celebrity Golf Classic

Mike Kogan, President of Pinnacle Commercial Development, was honored at the 12th Annual March of Dimes Joe Namath Celebrity Golf Classic on September 21, in Westbury, NY. Kogan, who is Vice Chairman of the event, has been a stakeholder for the last 11 years and was honored with the “Tommy Wilson Gift of Giving Award” at the event’s dinner which hosted over 100 celebrities and sport figures and invited golfers.

The Joe Namath Celebrity Golf Classic is held every year in Westbury, NY and raises over $1.2 million for the March of Dimes. Sport figures and media celebrities participate in the event at their own cost, in an effort to raise money and awareness for the charity.

Dennis Rome, Vice President of Pinnacle as well as Brad Liggett, Sr. Project Manager, represented the company on the links as well.

Metro Self Storage, a Pinnacle SS project, covered by Self Storage Association’s Globe Magazine

Metro Self Storage, a four-story self storage facility located on Knapp St. in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn, NY and constructed by Pinnacle Commercial Development, was highlighted in The Self Storage Association’s Globe Magazine, August issue.  This Metro Storage was a ground-up construction and has 1,357 climate-controlled storage units, representing over 80,000 rentable square feet as well as drive-up entrances, four interior loading bays and high end security.


Pinnacle Commercial Development takes a bite out of the Big Apple’s Storage Construction Boom


As the Big Apple packs and stacks with new vigor—the self-storage industry is booming. Pinnacle Commercial Development is part of that boom. With over 750,000 square feet of storage currently under development, Pinnacle Commercial represents over 20% of the 3.5 million square feet currently under development. And NYC’s largest storage facility, at 175,000 square feet in Astoria, Queens is also a Pinnacle Commercial Development project.