MAINGATE: A Place That Works

Northeast Ohio's Business and Industry Park

Staff Bios and Assignments

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In an effort to help our membership better understand what Maingate does, below are the Maingate staff biographies and responsibilities. Tim Perotti is full-time staff, with the assistance of our part-time personnel.

Tim Perotti, Maingate Cleveland Business Development Corp. Executive Director

Tim Perotti, Executive Director

Tim is native of Cleveland and a staunch Cleveland supporter who has 15 years experience as a real-estate developer and 10 years experience in municipal governance. Prior to Tim’s recent appointment as Executive Director of the Maingate Business Development Corp., Tim was an entrepreneur and has partnered in building and developing $10 million + in urban niche residential real-estate in Cleveland. Tim was responsible for land acquisition and real estate market analysis, oversight of environmental, zoning, sales & marketing co-ordination.  Mr. Perotti’s real estate projects have included award winning non-traditional residential construction techniques on challenging urban sites where environmental remediation was required.

Tim has also served in varying building code capacities and as Building Code Official in various inner ring Municipalities. In addition, Tim has broad urban planning & zoning experience and has overseen numerous large fast track projects through out the eastern suburbs

Tim has an undergraduate degree from Ohio University and graduated from Maxine Levin College or Urban Affairs with a Masters Degree in Urban Studies with an emphasis on real estate development.

Tim has received various architectural ands civic awards for projects built and developed and maintains his active Building Code Official status.


Michael Bellis, Intern/ Assistant

Michael is the assistant to Executive Director, Mr. Tim Perotti through his internship with the Urban Development Undergraduate Internship program via Cleveland State University. Michael is a third year undergrad student at Cleveland State's Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs seeking his degree in Environmental Studies, Urban Studies and Planning, in adition to a certificate in GIS.  Despite lacking much direct experience in the field, he brings a sharp passion to learn and assist in various areas, such as community development, sustainability, and urban planning.

Through this internship Michael hopes to gain real-world urban development experience by helping Executive Director Mr. Tim Perotti in daily business activities as well as promoting Maingate Business Development Corporation's online presence and marketing opportunities.