Our Team

Joel Friedland, SIOR*

Joel has a 42 year track record in industrial real estate. He co-founded Epic/Savage Realty Partners in 1991 where he oversaw hiring and mentoring 60 industrial real estate professionals, many of whom became his partners. His group sold the firm to an international real estate company in 2014 and Joel started Brit Properties.

As an industrial real estate broker and owner, Joel has secured over 2,000 industrial property leases and sales, totaling over $2 billion in transactions. His greatest accomplishment is maintaining valued relationships with brokers, tenants and investors spanning five decades.

He does fully syndicated deals with 0% debt, an unheard of approach in real estate which caters to his wealthy investor base primarily concerned with conservation of principal. His experiences during the Great Recession in 2008 have informed his investment approach to be hyper-conservative while still allowing an ~8% cash return, plus upside, for his investors.

Joel attended the University of Michigan. He enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family, particularly his three young grandchildren.

(847) 345-5534

*Member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, an international organization.

Joel Friedland - Brit Properties
Eric Schneider - Brit Properties

Eric Schneider

Eric is the co-founder of Brit-Co Sponsors, which actively acquires industrial properties on behalf of its syndicate of investors. He personally heads the firm's asset management activities including being responsible for tenant relations, property management and leasing.

Eric has structured complex transactions involving construction, environmental and governmental issues. He successfully works with a wide range of tenants from local entrepreneurs to international corporations. Eric highly values his relationships with our excellent tenants.

Eric attended Tufts University. He spends time with his family in Deerfield and enjoys hockey and golf.

(312) 545-3376

Peter Imredy - Brit Properties
Peter Imredy


Peter has been the Controller for 20 years. His responsibilities include all aspects of accounting with regard to our tenants and investors.

Sam Friedland - Brit Properties
Sam Friedland

Acquisitions / Investor Relations

Sam is responsible for identifying properties to purchase. He also develops relationships with new investors  and stays in touch with existing investors. Sam is Joel's son and Mark's nephew.

(847) 917-9599

Mark Friedland - Brit Properties
Mark Friedland

Asset Management/ Compliance

Mark has been on our asset management team for 18 years. He is responsible for tenant/ contractor insurance compliance and providing investors with income tax reporting. Joel and Mark are brothers.

Why Industrial Real Estate in Chicago?

Eric Schneider

“To earn consistent cash flow from the central U.S. population and transportation hub as e-commerce & manufacturing continue to rapidly expand.”

Joel Friedland

“Industrial real estate in Chicago has proven to be a reliable asset class for cash-flow and long-term wealth accumulation.”

Our Results in Numbers

We've spend decades refining our investment strategy to benefit our investors.

Years of Experience
Buildings Acquired
Buildings Sold