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.


Highbridge Development is a full-service development company driven by an internal 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 SEFCU 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.


John Roth, Co-Founder/Managing Member

John Roth is the Co-Founder and Managing Member of Highbridge Development. Mr. Roth formed Highbridge, with his Co-Founder Carlo Cioffi, in 1999 and collectively they’ve developed over five million square feet in real estate. These projects include mixed-use, residential, retail, industrial, flex, and office properties in premier Upstate New York markets. Mr. Roth oversees all operations of Highbridge and its subsidiaries. Mr. Roth is also the President and Owner of Plank Construction Services, a Schenectady-based general contracting firm.

Mr. Roth is a native of Schenectady and is passionate about helping improve the community in which he still lives. Mr. Roth resides on the board of Jack’s Place, a nonprofit whose mission provides temporary housing for ‘out-of-town’ families with loved-ones in critical care, as well as Schenectady’s Police Reform group and sits on the Construction Advisory Board of Utica College. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Utica College of Syracuse University where he studied Construction Management, Architecture, and Engineering.

Carlo Cioffi, Co-Founder

Carlo Cioffi is the Co-Founder and Member of Highbridge Development. Mr. Cioffi overseas all accounting, finance, and risk management for the firm. Since founding Highbridge, he has secured over one hundred million dollars in project financing from numerous lending institutions. Prior to founding Highbridge, he was an Accounting Manager for Teal, Becker and Chiaramonte where he managed the firms audit, review and compilation engagements, concentrating in the areas of construction and real estate development. In addition to his role with Highbridge, Mr. Cioffi also acts as Chief Financial Officer for Plank Construction Services.

Mr. Cioffi, born in Cohoes, NY, volunteers his time as a board member for the following organizations: the Brown School, and Jack’s Place. He is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Siena College.

Matt Roth, Member

Matt Roth is a Member of Highbridge Development. Mr. Roth started with Highbridge in 2020 after spending nearly a decade as the Director of Development for Heights Advisors, a Brooklyn-based real estate development and investment firm. During his time with Heights, Mr. Roth completed over one million square feet of development within Greater New York. At Highbridge, his current focus is sourcing investment opportunities and managing development projects through completion.

Mr. Roth received a Bachelor of Science from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University with a concentration in real estate finance and development. His philanthropic 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.


At Highbridge Development, safety is our number one priority, and is a dedicated part of our culture. All employees and personnel work together as part of our Safety Committee to accomplish the goal of jobsite safety and risk mitigation. This is practiced on a daily basis both on and off site.