Samona Weiss Office

Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the embodiment of our core values, acting with honesty and integrity while delivering efficiency and superior results.

Who We Are

Samona Weiss is a multi-generational company, founded by Najib Samona, Eugene Weiss and Harvey Weiss. The accomplished team began joint venturing on projects after a chance encounter in the early 1990s. Together, they established a reputation in the industry based on their integrity, professionalism and ability to successfully deliver Class A product. Throughout the years, the company has been involved in many complex real estate transactions, including public/private partnerships, large and small scale environmental redevelopment projects, syndications, mixed use developments, and urban infill development. As seasoned veterans in the industry and having built an extensive list of professional contacts to draw from, the results-driven team is able to provide the superior services of a large corporation while delivering the personal responsiveness and flexibility of a smaller firm. The company prides itself on its ability to develop its projects in a way that exceeds the expectations of the local community, its investors, tenants, and lenders. As long term owners of projects, they implement a disciplined approach to their analysis that ensures viability and sustainability.

Corporate Responsibility

Our conscientious business practices are sensitive to the needs of our partners and the climate of our locations, resulting in prosperous developments, successful partnerships and an abundance of community support and enthusiasm. Samona Weiss is committed to offering stable working conditions and employment opportunities in the communities surrounding our project sites. The firm focuses on programs that help local youth learn a skilled trade and grow into a chosen career path that can provide them with workplace readiness and professional fulfillment.


Najib Samona

Najib is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Samona Weiss Properties. He is a chartered accountant from England and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the United States. He is an author of multiple articles and books on financial decision and management accounting and was a former professor in the field. Najib has extensive experience in development, dating back to the early 1980s. Najib has also served in a leadership capacity for various community organizations, and he is an active part of the Chaldean community in metro Detroit.

Harvey Weiss

Harvey is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s day-to-day operations. Utilizing his extensive experience, Harvey provides leadership in Samona Weiss’ strategic planning. He supervises the firm’s acquisition, development, financing, and management divisions. In addition to properties developed and owned by Samona Weiss, Harvey has successfully implemented and completed complex joint venture projects between the public and private sectors.

Steven Samona

Steven serves as general counsel to the Company, handling and overseeing legal affairs. He graduated with a degree in finance from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctorate in law from Wayne State University. Steven has extensive experience and knowledge in real estate law having served on committees, authored articles, and been recognized and awarded for his practice in the field. He has helped guide the company through a multitude of successful and complex developments from start to finish. As a principal in the company, his responsibilities go beyond legal, allowing him to apply his financial, legal, and development experience to any situation.

Lauren Weiss

Lauren’s responsibilities focus on the company’s growth through acquisitions and development. Her tasks commence at project conception and continue through its completion. Lauren oversees the due diligence and feasibility process as she coordinates a streamlined development timeline for Samona Weiss’ projects.