About Us

who we are?

As a vertically integrated real-estate development company, Landmark Developers, is distinguished by its reputation to transform unique or abandoned historical properties into vibrant hotels, restaurants, bars, curated rooftops, and event spaces. Envisioning the real estate’s full potential, a product of the company’s 25-year history, lends to our ambitious vision for adaptive reuse and expansion of iconic properties and locations. Balancing progressive site plans, sensitive to environmental impact while showcasing the aesthetic of the neighboring architecture – reflects the genuine authenticity of the communities we are enhancing.

Our sister company, Landmark Hospitality, is a long-time industry leader in concepting, designing, and operating hotels, restaurants, bars/nightlife, and event venues. Utilizing well-articulated chef-driven dining and event programming, our food and beverage outlets drive energy in our hotel lobbies and profit to our bottom line. In the past two decades, we have hosted more events in the market than our comparable competitive set, resulting in industry-leading revenues. Developing and efficiently operating the brands within the brands has proven to drive more room nights, raise REVPAR, and maximize margins.

Landmark Developers and Landmark Hospitality’s, principals and visionaries Frank and Jeanne Cretella bring a vibrancy and passion for development which is only matched by their love of hospitality, which is reflected in the 16 beautiful venues (which totals 1.25 million square feet on over 100 acres) they currently own and operate along with 3 future projects currently under development.

Operating in a relationship-based business, they place incredible value on the people and the communities they serve while placing a large emphasis on their teams; the duo actively supports and enables growth and development.

Landmark Developers and Landmark Hospitality are not just about business. They are philanthropically rich and deeply committed to corporate social responsibility. They have established two foundations, ‘The Art of Hospitality: Hospitality Workers Alliance’ and ‘Business for Better Neighborhoods’, in addition to their long-running ‘H.U.G’ {help us give} program. These initiatives are all designed to benefit the communities they serve, reflecting their well-founded core values and commitment to social responsibility.

Leveraging proprietary historic data, we focus on the development and acquisition of off-market quintessential and irreplaceable assets. Collaborating with industry-leading architects and engineers, all our projects are meticulously managed by our own boutique design and construction firm Black Dog.

Landmark Developers is in a position to expand our bandwidth as we move out of the pandemic. Our current portfolio of restaurants, venues, and hotels will continue to grow progressively year over year, but with an eye towards continued market expansion, we are looking for like-minded, trusted partners looking for exciting syndication opportunities to grow their personnel wealth as we continue to expand and explore all possibilities.

our brands

Art of Hospitality Workers Alliance

The Mission of the Foundation is to support the needs and dreams of hospitality workers by offering career paths, growth opportunities and propelling career advancement while offering financial support.

We are committed to acting as a safety net to hospitality workers in Hudson and Union Counties and believe that the hospitality industry is one that provides endless opportunities for all. It is an industry which has no bias, and an individual’s achievements are limitless as long as they possess a willingness to learn and have a passion for giving.

Black Dog Construction

The sole purpose of Black Dog Construction (BDC) is to act as the construction arm of LMD and has no other clients. This technology forward construction company specializes in ground up construction, adaptive reuse, restoration of certified landmark structures and award-winning hospitality entities interiors. As we grow and expend geographically, we will use our BDC resources to act as construction managers to solicit, vet, and manage contractors and subcontractors directly. Our team presently consists of 6 supers, and over 160 artisans.