The Partnership has led to a number of exceptional ground up development opportunities. Recognizing that additional expertise and time commitments were necessary, in September of 2014, Elie and Zac reached out to Steve Rubin, former Chief Operating Officer of Stark Enterprises. Steve had worked with Elie for 5+ years at Stark on a number of prominent development projects. The Rubin family history is similar. Steve’s great-grandfather was building storefronts in Providence, Rhode Island in the early 1900s. Steve is a fourth generation family member involved in the real estate business. From those meetings several ideas for transformative development projects emerged including the current project period. Midwest Development Partners LLC was formed to pursue these development opportunities and to function as the development arm of the long-standing relationships of the Goldberg/Ponsky and Weiss families.