Atlas Development Co. is a full-service real estate development and property management company focused exclusively on the revitalization of Beechview, one of Pittsburgh’s 90 historic neighborhood. For Atlas, it is more than just working with bricks and mortar, it's about making the neighborhood great for the residents. We are urbanizers striving to create vibrant and exciting places that stay true to the community’s character. By working closely with tenants, investors, community groups and municipal officials, Atlas is not only making things happen in Beechview - we are setting a standard for how local developers support re-emerging communities.
Daniel Berkowitz, CEO
Daniel has over 17 years raising funds and developing projects. Over the course of his career, Daniel has done it all - from strategy to financing. As a result he has unique abilities managing multi-faceted projects and navigating complex challenges. But, it's his time in the trenches where he has learned the most. Daniel manages Atlas daily and has become synonymous with Beechview. Daniel holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Rochester.
Ben Samson, CDO
Ben is a recognized transit-oriented urban planning figure in Pittsburgh. A local Pittsburgher, Ben uses his education, artistic vision, and design prowess to oversee all design and construction management for Atlas. Ben has worked on a range of project types from museums, libraries and hotels to single family homes. Ben holds a Masters of Architecture from Virginia Tech.
David Shpilberg, COO
David is an entrepreneur and retired Senior Partner of Bain & Company. He specializes in large scale business transformation strategies. David holds a PhD in Big Data and Applied Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Philip Samson, CFO
Philip is an entrepreneur and retired Bank of New York Mellon Executive. He specializes in finance and financial technology startups. Philip holds an MBA from Penn State University.