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Founded in Upstate New York, Highbridge Development was established in 1999 to focus its efforts on the expansion and empowerment of its community and residents. Our commitment follows a community-first approach – we are proud to help develop the area in which we call home.



Building Communities, Fostering Growth

We are a community-driven real estate development, construction and investment firm that utilizes a holistic, thoughtful approach to real estate. Founded in Upstate New York, we are committed to the expansion and empowerment of our community and our fellow residents. With over a million sqft of completed construction since its inception, we have a proven track record of developing cornerstone projects while maintaining strong yields.


We are a full-service development company driven by our team of talented real estate professionals whose combined breadth of experience includes all areas of real estate development. Clear communication and proficient execution enable us to successfully acquire, finance, develop, market, and manage the most sophisticated development projects.

From Time Warner Cable’s Northeast Regional Headquarters, to Clinton Square in downtown Schenectady, the SuperPower industrial complex and Mansion Square, we are knowledgeable in all areas of real-estate development. We partner with leading design and construction professionals throughout the region to ensure each and every project is completed at a superior level.




Co-Founder/Managing Member

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John Roth is the Co-Founder and Managing Member of Highbridge Development. In 1999, alongside Co-Founder Carlo Cioffi, Mr. Roth established Highbridge, a venture that has since achieved remarkable success in real estate development, having collectively overseen the creation of over five million square feet of diverse properties. These encompass mixed-use, residential, retail, industrial, flex, and office spaces, strategically positioned in premier Upstate New York markets. At the helm of Highbridge, John Roth assumes the responsibility of overseeing all operations within the firm and its subsidiaries. Additionally, he serves as the President and Owner of Plank Construction Services, a prominent general contracting firm based in Schenectady, showcasing his leadership prowess in the construction industry. A proud native of Schenectady County, Mr. Roth is deeply invested in the betterment of his community. His commitment is evident through his role on the board of Jack's Place, a nonprofit dedicated to providing temporary housing for 'out-of-town' families with loved ones in critical care. Beyond this, he actively contributes to Schenectady's Police Reform group and has served on the Construction Advisory Board of Utica College. John Roth's academic foundation is rooted in a Bachelor of Science degree from Utica College of Syracuse University, where he studied Construction Management, Architecture, and Engineering. His multifaceted expertise, community engagement, and leadership in both real estate development and construction underscore his significant impact on the Upstate New York community.

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Carlo Cioffi, the Co-Founder and Member of Highbridge Development, is the overseer of all accounting, finance, and risk management facets within the firm, Mr. Cioffi plays a pivotal role in its strategic operations. His tenure at Highbridge has been marked by securing over one hundred million dollars in project financing from various lending institutions, showcasing his adept financial acumen. Before co-founding Highbridge, Carlo served as an Accounting Manager at Teal, Becker, and Chiaramonte, where he expertly managed audit review and compilation engagements, with a focus on construction and real estate development. Beyond his responsibilities at Highbridge, Mr. Cioffi also assumes the role of Chief Financial Officer for Plank Construction Services, demonstrating his versatility in financial leadership. Born in Cohoes, NY, Carlo Cioffi is not only a Certified Public Accountant but also a Magna Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Siena College. Beyond his professional achievements, Mr. Cioffi is dedicated to community service, volunteering his time as a board member for esteemed organizations such as the Brown School and Jack's Place. Carlo Cioffi's commitment to excellence in finance, coupled with his philanthropic contributions, solidifies his impactful presence in both the financial and community spheres.



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In 2020, Matt Roth joined Highbridge Development, infusing the team with a decade of valuable experience gained as the Director of Development at Heights Advisors. Renowned for overseeing the completion of over one million square feet of development projects within Greater New York during his tenure at Heights, Mr. Roth now focuses on sourcing investment opportunities and skillfully managing projects from inception to completion at Highbridge. In addition to his role at Highbridge Development, he serves as the senior executive at Highbridge Management, a property management firm based in Schenectady, and is the founder of Copper Realty Group LLC, a New York-based brokerage firm, showcasing his diverse involvement in the real estate landscape. A graduate of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in real estate finance and development, Mr. Roth's multifaceted expertise extends to philanthropy: his efforts have included his involvement with United Neighborhood Houses as well as his time on the board of the Lower East Side Coalition Housing Development.

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