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Our Team


Our Team


Mina Gotlieb, CEO.

In 1979 when Avner started Keystate Homes, he knew he couldn’t do it al0ne. Mina, has always been the Keystone to Keystate. Mina, is involved in daily decision making and consults with the Keystate Homes team on regular basis. She shares a passion for Interior Design and Architecture. Mina, holds a degree in Art and Interior Design from Ursuline College. Mina has been involved with every project of Keystate Homes since 1979. Mina, who’s father was a carpenter shares the passion for residential construction. She and Avner have been partners in life, with over 50 years of marriage.

Avner Gotlieb, Director of Operations.

Building homes since 1969, Avner started Keystate Homes in 1979. Prior to starting Keystate Homes Avner worked for National Home Builders. Avner has more than 54 years of real estate experience in residential project management, property management and property ownership. Along with an extensive background in residential development, Avner has expertise in custom home building, affordable home building, multi-family development, restoration, home remolding and turnaround of commercial and residential real estate projects.


Gregory S.J. Soltis, Director of Architectural and Interior Design.

Gregory has a passion for Cleveland, urban planning, historic architecture, real estate, custom home building and community. Gregory has more than ten years of experience working in architectural and interior design. Gregory worked in commercial architectural and interior design industry focusing primarily on the hospitality industry prior to relocating to Cleveland. Gregory worked for a national architectural firm that worked on many hospitality projects such as the Mandarin Oriental Hotels in Florence, Italy and Moscow, Russia. The L’Auberge du Lac Hotel and Casino in Lake Charles, LA, The Encore and Wynn Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Aspire Medical Center in Las Vegas NV, and The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach. Gregory graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Gregory also holds a Masters of Urban Planning, Design & Development with a specialization in Real Estate Finance.

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Andrew Gotlieb, Director of Business Development.

Andrew is a lifelong resident of Northeastern Ohio and has a passion for real estate specifically, custom home building. Andrew has eleven years of experience working in the real estate sector, working in real estate due diligence, commercial property development, residential development and financial analysis. Andrew graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Geography. It is at The Ohio State University that Andrew studied City & Regional Planning from the Knowlton School of Architecture. In 2012 Andrew graduated from Cleveland State University with a Masters in Urban Planning, Design, and Development with a specialization in Real Estate Finance.

Melanie Gotlieb, Director of Selections.

Melanie, has twenty five years of residential contracting experience. Melanie works hand in hand with Greg, and has a passion for interior design.  Melanie, has a niche for incorporating unique products and design that are anything but run of the mill.  Melanie, brings passion and experience while working within your budget. Melanie, works hard to visit showroom after showroom with our clients to maximize and incorporate your design, ideas, goals, and budget.

Brandon Gotlieb, Director of Social Media.

Brandon, is a visionary. As a youth he become fascinated with the construction business of his family. Since then Brandon has always wanted to lend a hand in propelling the family business forward. As a student of Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, Brandon’s focus is Real Estate Development and Finance / International Business. As busy as Brandon is, he still finds time to help Keystate Homes.

Together Mina, Avner, Gregory, Andrew, Melanie and Brandon. Share a passion for the residential construction business and hold over 150 years of combined experience.

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