President, Trenton Makes, Inc.
Broker Associate, Segal LaBate Commercial Real Estate
Consultant, Capital City Partnership
Phone: 609-656-1199, ex 101
A Trenton resident since 1995, Roland Pott has been a real estate and entertainment entrepreneur in Trenton for 13 years. Most recently, he has completed a number of significant sale and lease transactions in Trenton that have enhanced both the Trenton Makes properties and his clients’ properties while fortifying the local economy. Pott has played a key role in the implementation of a downtown lighting and beautification projects in Trenton. During the past year, he has been managing the Trenton Makes real estate portfolio and advancing the progress and approvals of various development projects, including 118 South Warren Street, Clinton Lofts (at 200 Hamilton Avenue), and Sterling Building (811 South Broad Street, currently under construction).
Throughout his real estate career, Mr. Pott has specialized in making investments and exiting them. Having been involved in dozens of real estate investment transactions as a developer, he has brought added value to his projects as a real estate broker and advisor. He began his career in the real estate business as a founding member of Trenton Makes, Inc., which helped to finance and develop a 25,000 SF urban redevelopment project at 439 S. Broad Street beginning in 1997. Today, 439 S. Broad Street includes retail, office, and artist studio spaces. Mr. Pott then opened and operated the Urban Word Café, a bistro style restaurant, which was in operation from1999 to 2003. Today, the project thrives as the Trenton Social bar and restaurant. In 2001, Mr. Pott opened Conduit, a 459 occupancy venue across from the Sovereign Bank Arena. The venue featured nationally known rock, jazz, R&B, and reggae acts. Today, the space is occupied by Front Row Seat Productions, a film production and recording studio.
Mr. Pott is a licensed real estate broker with for Segal LaBate Commercial Real Estate, based in Trenton, NJ, works as a real estate consultant, and is an active member of the community. He is currently completing an assignment for Capital City Partnership, Inc., a non-profit community development corporation that endeavors to broker, foster, and leverage private, public and community resources to enhance and promote redevelopment initiatives that will revitalize the Canal Banks area of Trenton NJ.
Mr. Pott serves on the board of directors of the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce, Chairmperson of the board of the Growth Partnership of Central Jersey, Inc., as member of The Old Mill Hill Society, the neighborhood association for the Mill Hill Historic District in Trenton, on the Trenton Small Business Week Committee, and on several other advisory boards.