About Us

Sterling Project Development is a full-service development management and advisory firm focused on complex real estate projects worldwide. 

We have deep experience in all aspects of real estate, analytics, entitlement, design and engineering management, construction and turnover to end users. As an affiliate of Sterling Equities, a highly regarded national real estate owner manager founded over 50 years ago, we bring our inherent owner's mentality to every project we undertake. Since SPD is family-owned, we are independent of third-party financial or brokerage control, allowing us to determine the focus and trajectory of the firm without the potential for the misaligning interests of our clients.

We have also recently made a commitment to supporting projects that positively impact society and our planet. This starts with work that supports climate change initiatives and extends to mission-driven work benefiting cities and the citizens within them.  

Whether our role is to provide advisory services or to actively manage all aspects of development, SPD is committed to the highest standards of integrity, excellence, inclusion and respect on behalf of our clients as well as our own work environment.

Jeff Wilpon

A founding partner of Sterling Project Development, Jeff Wilpon has been involved in $10 billion worth of commercial, residential and sports-related development projects since his real estate career began in 1986. Most notably, Mr. Wilpon led the planning, design, and construction of 383 Madison Avenue, Citi Field and the New York Mets minor league and spring training facilities across the country. In addition, Mr. Wilpon coordinated the transformation of Radio City Music Hall and renovations of MLB and NHL Headquarters. He is a Partner at UBS Arena and worked extensively with the Green Bay Packers on Titletown, a 45-acre sports and entertainment complex developed over the past decade.

Mr. Wilpon also serves as Chairman and CEO of Alta Vista Partners, a real estate investment and operating platform. He was previously COO of the New York Mets and Brooklyn Cyclones for over 18 years.

Mr. Wilpon serves on the Executive Committee of Association for a Better New York, and on the boards of the 92nd Street Y, 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Harlem Village Academies, Michigan Medicine Advisory Group, the Michigan Sports Business Conference, and Titletown Tech.

Richard Browne

Richard Browne has enjoyed equally successful careers as a builder, commercial building owner and project consultant. Since his real estate and construction career began in 1986, Mr. Browne has personally been involved in the coordination and supervision of over $10 billion worth of commercial, residential, cultural, and sports-related projects.

From 2005 until its final completion in 2010, Mr. Browne served as Owner’s Representative to Queens Ballpark Company, LLC, which spearheaded the development and construction of Citi Field. This $800 million ballpark, which was completed on schedule and under budget, is regarded as one of the premier sports and entertainment facilities in the country.

Mr. Browne currently devotes the majority of his time to complex project work as well as dispute resolution and claims mediation, which is his true passion.