North Forest Corporate Team


Roy Jordan


Roy A. Jordan, Jr. first became involved with real estate in 1976, when he purchased and managed residential, multifamily homes. In 1979, he ventured into rehabilitating commercial real estate and in 1982, Roy began developing and constructing retail plazas in Cheektowaga, Tonawanda and Amherst, NY.

Roy Jordan founded North Forest Office Providers in 1987 and became involved in commercial office construction, mainly focusing on building office condominium parks in Buffalo NY. Roy shifted the company's core business from condominium office parks to lease only office parks in 2000, and in 2004 he led the company into the Rochester NY market. The company's success in both Rochester and Buffalo prompted Roy to look to markets outside of New York State. In 2006 the company opened a branch office in Denver, Colorado, and in 2008 they broke ground on the first of two office parks in the Denver metro area.

With more than two decades of experience in building, leasing, and managing commercial office parks, Roy is the prime reason why North Forest has become a leading provider of upscale office space for small to medium sized businesses throughout Buffalo, Rochester and Denver.


Larry Miceli

Accounting Manager






Kathy Mackin

Accounts Payable

Kathy Mackin joined North Forest in July 2008, bringing with her more than 25 years of experience in the Accounts Payable field. Before coming to North Forest, Kathy worked in as an Accounts Payable Manager at NOCO Energy Corp., and as the Accounts Payable Supervisor with United Cerebral Palsy.




Dave Merrell

Chief Operating Officer

Dave Merrell joined North Forest in 2008, and has been instrumental in helping North Forest Office Space expand to new markets. Dave was previously with Perry's Ice Cream for nearly a decade, most recently as Vice President Of Administration. Prior to working at Perry's, Dave was a Human Resources Manager with Graphic Controls Corporation for eight years.




Chris Kozlowski

IT Manager

A resident of Clarence, NY, Chris has been working with technology since he was very young; in fact, while still in college, Chris started a small company to help home users and small businesses who needed IT consultation and support. Chris has worked for HSBC Bank USA in the customer experience department, as well as for American Campus Communities, the largest student housing development company in the country. A graduate of the University at Buffalo Management Program, Chris joined North Forest Office Space in July 2009 to craft our information technology vision, supporting our current systems as we build for the future.


Ben Demmer

Software Engineer

Ben Demmer joined North Forest as an IT intern in 2013, where he learned the internal processes and enhanced his development skills as he worked to make company systems more efficient. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University at Buffalo in 2014. In June of 2014, he was promoted to his current position of software engineer. Ben is responsible for the development of software systems for the company. This involves researching, designing, and developing, as well as conferring with employees, studying their work flow and discussing their needs. He then proposes solutions and implements them into the system. Ben must have an understanding of the latest technologies and frameworks to enable him to adapt to changing needs.


Tony DeSimone

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining North Forest in 2009, Tony was Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of NanoDynamics, Inc., a start-up nanotech company. Hired upon inception of the company, Tony built the accounting team, policies and procedures capable of handling the incredible growth of NanoDynamics from 10 employees to 130 employees in less than 5 years. He also served as head of investor relations for NanoDynamics, assisting the company in raising $62 million, managing the investment of the funds and leading the team overseeing all of the financial reporting to handle the tasks associated with preparing the S-1 documentation to file for a public offering.

Prior to working at NanoDynamics, Anthony served at several small to medium-sized companies with revenues ranging from $8 to $30 million, including Osgood Machinery, Buffalo Brake Beam, Sigma International and Ansell Buffington, CPA. Tony began his career as an auditor at Deloitte and Touche, LLC; he is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant, and holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Buffalo.


Jennifer Busch

HR Administrator/Office Manager




Cheri Forsythe

Marketing Coordinator

Cheri Forsythe started as marketing coordinator at North Forest in December, 2013. Previously, she was director of marketing at Tanning Bed, Inc., where she was responsible for advertising, marketing, promotions and public relations as the company grew and expanded into new markets. Cheri has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University, and over 20 years of experience in marketing and communications. She is responsible for corporate marketing initiatives at North Forest, as well as providing advertising and marketing assistance to the local markets.