Taking a Strategic and Integrated Approach to Real Estate Investment, Development and Management

West Second Street Associates (WSSA) was founded in 1993 based on the philosophy of providing quality service, with integrity and excellence, across the entire spectrum of real estate investment and development. WSSA is a national, full-service real estate development and management company. Our track record of success has positioned WSSA as a profitable leader in government, commercial, and multi-family residential real estate.

WSSA has a seasoned team of professionals that are experienced in real estate acquisition, development, operation, and disposition. WSSA meets and exceeds the high standards of integrity and responsiveness that the marketplace demands. WSSA takes a proactive approach to every aspect of the investment cycle, allowing us to generate superior risk-adjusted returns. WSSA utilizes an integrated approach to asset management, development, architecturally sustainable design, construction, and capital structure; all of which are invaluable to the success of the projects we undertake. We are a vertically integrated organization.

WSSA has been able to distinguish itself as a leader in the real estate development industry by being able to execute quality decisions quickly. Our ability to solve complex problems enables us to capitalize on opportunity. The firm provides proven, full-service development and property management expertise that meets the demands of a rapidly changing real estate environment.


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Recent Acquistion

Michigan investors pick up Westshore properties — including redevelopment site — for $17M

Michigan firm has purchased two properties in Tampa’s Westshore district, including a potential redevelopment site.

West Second Street Associates paid $17 million for 4950 W. Kennedy Blvd. and 5010 W. Kennedy Blvd., said Ken Heretick, managing partner of Kennedy Square Investors LLC, which sold the properties.

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West Second Street Associates (WSSA) was founded in 1993 based on the philosophy of integrity and providing quality service and excellence to the entire spectrum of real estate investment and development. WSSA is national, full-service real estate development and management company. Our successes have positioned WSSA as a profitable leader in government, commercial, and multifamily residential real estate.


WSSA brings together the most experienced and professional development team members in their respected fields, in order to insure that all aspects of the development and management process are met and exceeded.

George S. Farah, Sr.


WSSA was founded with the vision and support of George Farah, Sr. As a member and partner; he instilled conservative values, honest ideals, and the integrity still held today by WSSA. His expertise and spirit of entrepreneurship are values that continue to guide the company today.

Troy Farah

Founder & Managing Partner

Troy is a founding and managing partner of WSSA. He is actively involved in all strategic decisions. Troy is also very active in the community of Flint, Michigan. He is a managing partner of Uptown Developments, a company credited with sparking the current resurgence of downtown Flint.

John E. Sabty

Founder & Managing Partner

John is a founding and managing partner of WSSA. He brings to the firm over 22 years of dedicated real estate development experience, and is involved in all aspects of the company’s development. Throughout his tenure, John has guided the firm’s GSA development activities throughout the United States.

George Farah, Jr.

Managing Partner, Director of Construction

George Farah, Jr. is a partner in WSSA. George manages the WSSA general contracting division known as Capitol Construction. Capitol Construction is responsible for all new construction activities. George has delivered 10 new GSA developments to the WSSA portfolio since 2007. He is also intricately involved in the WSSA Facilities Management Team.

Said Farah

Managing Partner, Director of Facilities Management

Said Farah is a partner in WSSA. He brings to the company 15 years of managerial and organizational experience. As the Director of Facilities Management, Said plays a pivotal role in guiding our on-site and off-site maintenance personnel. His efforts are pivotal to our highly satisfied customer and tenant base.

Gary Cobb

Director Acquisitions & Dispositions

Gary is responsible for site and property analysis, due diligence and purchases of WSSA real estate assets. In addition, he coordinates sales and marketing of WSSA portfolio assets to facilitate re-investment or tax advantaged Exchanges. He has participated in commercial transactions totaling over $100 million in real estate value, including WSSA’s extensive General Services Administration (GSA) portfolio.

Donna Klagstad

Director of Accounting

Donna is an integral and important part of the company’s day-to-day management. She oversees the accounting department and is responsible for cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivables, and acts as a lead liaison with our vendors.

Tanya Chamberlain

Director of Administration

Tanya is responsible for tenant management and maintenance contracts across the entire WSSA portfolio. She is also responsible for the accounts payable processing. Tanya has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with minor in Accounting from Baker College.

Gabriel Farah


Gabriel is responsible for the financial modeling and due diligence for investment opportunities. He also assists the principles in managing and developing WSSA's current portfolio. Gabriel recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in finance.


Raghad Farah

Raghad graduated from TECHNION – Israel, with two Cum Laude undergraduates; M.Sc. in Civil Engineering and B.A. in Computer Science. She recently graduated with honors from the MBA program at the University of Michigan with finance concentration. Raghad has played several important roles at the company which include Civil Engineering services, Site Plan development, real estate development, and Financial Analysis.




The corporate offices of WSSA are located in the Mott Foundation Building in Flint Michigan.



West Second Street Associates, LLC
Mott Building
503 S. Saginaw St. Suite 600
Flint, Michigan 48502