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.


Adrian Niu, Assistant

Adrian is the assistant of Executive Director, Mr. Tim Perotti.  Adrian enrolls 2+2 Program Between Cleveland State University and South China University of Technology. Adrian is now majoring Urban Studies in Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University. He major Public Administration in South China University of Technology between 2011-2013.

With the experience in food safety public policy study, Adrian try to apply the theory into the practice of Maingate Business Development District where is the essential central location for food distribution industry in Cleveland, Ohio.

He is helping Executive Director, Mr. Tim Perotti with daily business event and promoting Maingate Business Development Corporation online marketing.