DEVELOPMENTS WHOSE PRINCIPALS ATTENDED IN 2017 INCLUDED:
ORGANIZATIONS THAT PARTICIPATED IN 2017 INCLUDED:
The Bozzuto Group – Rose Associates – Silverstein Properties – Union Investment Real Estate GmbH – Kushner Real Estate Group – The Durst Organization – The Hampshire Companies – Ironstate Development – Gemdale USA – Hugo Neu – Toll Brothers – Edison Properties – KeyBank Real Estate Capital – Hartz Mountain – New York Life Real Estate Investors – Retail Worx – Fisher Development Associates – Nucatola Development – HLW Architecture – Newmark Knight Frank – Tishman Speyer – China Construction America – Credit Suisse – Urban Edge Properties – NJCU – Just Salad – J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Metrovest Equities – ONEX Real Estate – Paul V. Profeta & Associates – Shuster Development – The Childs/Dreyfus Group – Walker & Dunlop – New York Life Real Estate Partners – SJP Properties – TH Real Estate – The NRP Group
L+M Development Partners – Starwood Capital Group – Metrovest Equities – DZ Bank – Marcus Partners – Argent Ventures – Somerset Development – Quadrum Global – ARES Management – The LeFrak Organization – Mack-Cali Realty Corporation – Goldman Sachs – Hampshire Real Estate Companies – Panepinto Properties – AvalonBay Communities – Amerestate Holdings – Thornton Tomasetti – Columbia Property Trust – Fidessa – Manhattan Building Company – SAA interiors + architecture – Hanini Group – Roseland Residential Trust – Parkwood Development – Spear Street Capital – BLT | Building & Land Technology – Old City Investment Partners – Midnight Market – Urban Square Properties – Schmitt Capital – NJIT – Turner Construction Company – AIG Live
The Architect’s Newspaper – CIM Group – Trammel Crow Company – Sumaida + Khurana – China Overseas America – The Black Creek Group – Forest City Realty Trust – Polizzotto Development -DeBartolo Development – Strategic Capital – Genova Burns – China Overseas America – Mountain Development Corp – INDUSTRY Magazine – China Construction America – The Marketing Directors – GAIA Real Estate – The Port Authority of NY & NJ – Gershen Group – CBRE – Donovan Realty & Development – Kenilworth Capital Advisors – The Chartier Group – Mill Creek Residential – CetraRuddy Architecture – The Kislak Company – ThinkForm Architects – Provident Bank – Tonio Burgos and Associates – BlueGate Partners – New Jersey Apartment Association – Consolidated Rail Corporation – Vollers – Landmark Hospitality – Tishman Speyer – Weingarten Group – TIAA Global Asset Management
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October 31st, 2017 – 3rd Annual Gathering
2018 SUMMIT SPEAKERS
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno concentrates her practice on assisting public and private clients with complex civil and regulatory litigation, white collar defense, public policy, crisis management and internal investigations.
Lt. Governor Guadagno’s extensive background in the public and private sectors gives her a distinct and unsurpassed perspective to enable relationship building for successful business strategies and economic development outcomes, as well as insights into local, state and federal policy issues. Working closely with each of Connell Foley’s practice groups, Lt. Governor Guadagno counsels clients on local, state, and federal initiatives, economic development projects and various policy issues, while assisting them in all aspects of litigation.
In eight years as New Jersey’s first Lieutenant Governor and the 33rd Secretary of State, Kim Guadagno was a steadfast advocate for businesses and corporations statewide, creating an effective infrastructure for economic growth and job creation. She established the Partnership for Action – New Jersey’s multi-faceted economic development strategy, comprised of the Business Action Center, Choose New Jersey, the Economic Development Authority and the Secretary of Higher Education. Lt. Governor Guadagno worked tirelessly to attract, retain, and expand companies by helping businesses negotiate the labyrinth of government at all levels. She met with thousands of business and government leaders statewide and played an integral role in the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs and the dramatic growth of new business startups. As Chair of the Red Tape Review Commission, Lt. Governor Guadagno successfully led a bipartisan initiative reducing regulatory burdens on businesses.
The Wall Street Journal profiled Lt. Governor Guadagno as possessing a “level of energy that has impressed members of the state’s influential business community.”
After two federal clerkships and five years of private practice, Lt. Governor Guadagno began her public service career as a federal prosecutor with the Organized Crime and Racketeering Strike Force in Brooklyn, New York. She later became an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and the District of New Jersey, where she was twice awarded the U.S. Department of Justice’s highest honor for her prosecutions. Following her years of federal service, she became a senior member of the State of New Jersey Attorney General’s Office where she oversaw statewide criminal investigations. In 2001, Lt. Governor Guadagno left the public sector to work in private practice and also taught Legal Research and Writing at Rutgers School of Law in Newark for six years. In 2005, she was elected a commissioner in her hometown of Monmouth Beach and two years later, Guadagno became the first woman sheriff in Monmouth County where she led the 650-member, $65 million law enforcement agency until inaugurated New Jersey’s first Lieutenant Governor.
Office in Jersey City
Harborside Financial Center
2510 Plaza Five
Jersey City, NJ 07311
New Jersey Economic
Tim Sullivan serves as Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA).
In his role as CEO, Mr. Sullivan oversees the EDA’s strategic direction, leading policy and governance initiatives, and serves as the principal representative of the Authority throughout the State.
Mr. Sullivan most recently served as Deputy Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), where he oversaw State tourism and branding, brownfield redevelopment, transit-oriented development, and waterfront initiatives. Mr. Sullivan joined the DECD in January 2014 as Director of Brownfield, Waterfront, and Transit-Oriented Development, and became Deputy Commissioner in 2015.
Mr. Sullivan previously served as Chief of Staff to the New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, focusing on transportation and transit-oriented development, brownfield redevelopment, waterfront and maritime/port redevelopment, public and affordable housing policy, small business support, infrastructure finance, and public/private partnerships.
Prior to joining city government in 2010, Mr. Sullivan worked at Barclays Capital as Chief of Staff to the Head of Global Investment Banking. He began his career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers in 2003 as a healthcare banker, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions for leading companies in the managed care, biotechnology, and healthcare services sectors. Born and raised in Bergen County, Mr. Sullivan is a graduate of Georgetown University.
Founder & Chairman
Marshall B. Tycher
Marshall B. Tycher serves as Chairman of Roseland Residential Trust, a wholly owned Mack-Cali residential REIT that owns luxury multifamily communities throughout the northeast. Mr. Tycher co-founded Roseland Property Company in 1992.
Prior to founding the Company, Mr. Tycher was a Managing Regional Partner for Lincoln Property Company and established Lincoln Northeast Residential, Inc. in 1987.
Projects in Jersey City
Urby Jersey City I
Urby Jersey City II
Urby Jersey City III
25 Columbus Drive
M2 at Marbella
Monaco I & II
Hyatt Regency Jersey City
Michael J. DeMarco has served as chief executive officer of the Company since the summer of 2015 and has been a member of the board since March of 2018. Mr. DeMarco is a veteran real estate investment professional with more than 30 years of industry experience. Mr. DeMarco is responsible for the strategic direction of the Company.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. DeMarco was most recently the chief investment officer of CCRE, a non-bank finance company and one the largest originators of CMBS. Mr. DeMarco was also an executive vice president with Vornado Realty Trust. Prior to that Mr. DeMarco was a partner at Fortress Investment, overseeing a number of real estate operating companies that Fortress acquired. Additionally, he was a senior managing director with Lehman Brothers in the company’s real estate investment banking unit specializing in mergers and acquisitions, structured finance, and initial public offerings.
His current professional affiliations include being on the board of Saint Peter’s Preparatory School, as well as a member of Urban Land Institute, The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and a managing trustee of Liberty Science Center. Mr. DeMarco is a certified public accountant. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a minor in History from Pace University, as well as a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago
Ownership & Development Properties in Jersey City Include
25 Columbus Drive
Urby Jersey City I, II & III
Harborside 10 – Developed & Disposed Of
101 Hudson Street
M2 at Marbella
Monaco I & II
Hyatt Regency Jersey City
Senior VP, Finance, IDEV
& Investor Relations
Frederick N. Cooper
Toll Brothers, Inc. (Tollbrothers.com) (NYSE: TOL) is a Fortune 500 Company, the leading builder of luxury homes in the U.S. and one the nation’s largest land developers. The Company began business in 1967 and went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 1986. Toll Brothers serves move-up, empty-nester, active-adult and second-home buyers, as well as renters, in suburban and urban markets in 22 states across the U.S. and in Washington, D.C. In 2018, Fortune magazine named Toll Brothers the World’s Most Admired Home Building Company, the fourth year in a row it has been so honored.Fred Cooper joined Toll Brothers in 1993 to establish its Finance and Investor Relations Departments. As the firm’s in-house investment bank, the team he leads is responsible for Toll’s capital markets and
From 1989 to 1993, Fred was Director of Corporate Finance and Planning at DKM Properties Corp., the real estate arm of the Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corporation, one of the nation’s largest private companies. From 1984 to 1989, he was Senior Vice President and a member of the Executive Committee of the Financial Services Corporation, New York City’s economic development bank. From 1980 to 1983 he worked in community-based affordable housing and economic development in the South Bronx and Brooklyn, New York. He holds an A.B. from Brown University and a Master of Public Policy in finance and international development from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Projects in Jersey City
The Morgan at Provost Square
Provost Square III
GFP Real Estate
Newmark Knight Frank
Jeffrey Gural is Chairman of GFP Real Estate LLC. GFP Real Estate LLC has an ownership interest in 41 properties, almost all of which are located in Manhattan. Mr. Gural, along with his son, Eric Gural and nephew, Brian Steinwurtzel are responsible for all future acquisitions and the managing and leasing of the 10 Million square feet that they have an ownership interest in.
Mr. Gural joined Newmark Knight Frank in 1972, and served as Chairman until 2017, after which he became Chairman Emeritus. Prior to that, Mr. Gural was a member of the staff of Morse-Diesel Construction Co., for approximately six years where he was responsible for the supervision and construction of more than one million square feet of new office space in such notable buildings as 437 Madison Avenue and 645 Madison Avenue.
Mr. Gural is a member of the Board of Directors of The Real Estate Board of New York; President of the enCourage Kids Foundation; Chairman of “I Have a Dream Foundation – NY” and Co-Sponsor of the Chelsea-Elliot “I Have a Dream” Project; former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Times Square Alliance; member of the Board of Trustees of The New School; Chair of the Board of Governors for Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts; Chairman of the Board of Directors for Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York; Vice President of The Broadway Association; member of the Board of Directors of the Museum at Eldridge Street; member of the Board of Directors of the Statue of Liberty Foundation; member of the Board of the Settlement Housing Fund; member of the Board of Directors of New York City Outward Bound Schools; member of the NYC Board of Directors for the March of Dimes and President of The Realty Foundation of New York. Mr. Gural is a member of the Board of Directors of the UJA-Federation, where both he and his father, Aaron Gural, were honored at the organization’s 1995 Annual Luncheon.
As a sideline, Mr. Gural is a major owner and breeder of Standardbred racehorses and has two farms in Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. Mr. Gural owns a casino in Upstate New York; Tioga Downs and a racino at Vernon Downs. Mr. Gural is also Managing Partner of New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC, which is the current lessee and operator of the New Meadowlands Racetrack. The Meadowlands recently opened a new $120 Million grandstand which is a state of the art new facility.
Mr. Gural is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with a degree in Civil Engineering. He is married, has three grown children, six grandchildren and resides in Manhattan.
Projects in Jersey City
265 Cole Street – 301 16th Street
Emerson Radio Redevelopment
150 Bay Street
The Hampshire Real Estate
Norman Feinstein has been affiliated with Hampshire since 1980, and officially joined the company in 1998. In his role as Vice Chairman of the Hampshire Real Estate Companies, Feinstein is the Fund Manager of The Hampshire Generational Fund and a member of its Investment Committee. In addition to his role of Fund Manager, Mr. Feinstein also sources acquisitions and new opportunities for the Company and actively engages with Hampshire Generational Fund investors.
Previously, Feinstein had been a practicing attorney for more than 25 years, specializing in real estate law. He has also owned and operated commercial and residential properties since 1974. In addition, Feinstein has served as President and Counsel to the New Jersey Apartment Association and was a Regional Vice President of the National Apartment Association. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Metropolitan Golf Association and its Foundation Board.
Feinstein has a B.A. degree from University of Connecticut and a J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School, and is admitted to practice law in New Jersey.
University Place at NJCU
Canal Crossing -17 Acre Mixed-use Area in Southeastern Section of Jersey City
Joseph Panepinto Jr.
Panepinto Global Partners
Joseph A. Panepinto Jr.
Joseph is President of Panepinto Global Partners, a U.S. company engaged in international real estate development and investment since 2007. Mr. Panepinto is also principal of Panepinto Properties responsible for asset management of his family’s U.S. real estate holdings, with a particular focus on finance and development. He is also an attorney licensed to practice law in New Jersey.
Prior to joining the family business in a full‐time capacity in 2003, Mr. Panepinto worked at Cushman & Wakefield as a Senior Financial Analyst in a consulting capacity involving the various real estate transactions based in the company’s world headquarters in New York City. Among his charitable activities, Mr. Panepinto serves the board of trustees of the Jersey City Medical Center, the local non‐profit hospital in his hometown, and the board trustee of the Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation, a non‐profit group financially supporting the numerous public libraries throughout the city. He is also a member of the prestigious Columbus Citizens Foundation, a charitable organization that provides financial assistance to underprivileged children in their academic pursuits and each year organizes the Columbus Day Parade in New York City. Lastly, he is a member of the buildings and grounds committee for his local church.
Mr. Panepinto received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from George Washington University in 1997 and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University, School of Law in 2000 where he was a recipient of multiple merit scholarships. He has been a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association since 2000. His last academic experience included continuing education courses in real estate finance and accounting at New York University in 2003.
Past & Present Development Projects in Jersey City Include
80 Columbus Drive
The Residence Inn by Marriott Jersey City
Morgan Point (Canopy by Hilton)
The Residences at 3 Journal Square
3 Second Street at Harborside – Harborside Plaza 10
1 Journal Square Plaza
2 Journal Square Plaza
3 Journal Square Plaza
State Square at Journal Square
574 Summit Avenue Office
532 Summit Avenue Residences
Central Avenue Shopping Plaza
Hudson County Annex
412-418 Summit Avenue Office
State Square at Journal SquareInternational: Songdo Global Campus, South Korea
Co-Founder & Owner
About Ample Hills Creamery
Founder & Principal
Creators & Operators of Unique Places for Life’s Memorable Moments. Frank Cretella has over three decades of construction and development experience in the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania urban markets, with completed projects ranging from restaurant, catering and hotel facilities, to mixed use transit village projects. Frank’s urban development firm, Landmark Developers, is the designated real estate developer of the 5-block revitalization of the North Avenue Historic District in Plainfield, NJ. There he has built or renovated over 18 properties, most of which are Historic Landmarks. He was also the joint developer and contractor on a 96-unit affordable SRO project along with the Hoboken YMCA; developed a 50-unit senior affordable housing project in Jersey City, NJ; developed and operates Senior Spirt of Jersey City, a senior medical day care facility, and most recently in partnership with Iron State Development building a 308-residential unit mixed use project by a rail stop in Jersey City, NJ.
Frank established Landmark Developers, a boutique real estate development company and its in-house construction firm, Black Dog Construction, enabling him to control all facets of his development projects. Landmark Developers is widely known for transforming historical or underutilized properties in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania into uniquely modern residential complexes, vibrant retail, office spaces, and prestigious hospitality venues. Landmark envisions these properties at their full potential and with precise planning and hands-on design expertise, brings these structures to realization; thus, helping to revive neighborhoods into pedestrian-friendly, environmentally-conscious, and amenity-rich communities with parks, restaurants, and public transportation.
Additionally, Frank and his wife, Jeanne, operate Landmark Hospitality, which owns and operates distinctive hospitality venues. Such venues include the Liberty House Restaurant inside Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ; Stone House at Stirling Ridge, Warren, NJ; The Ryland Inn, Whitehouse Station, NJ; The Logan Inn, New Hope, PA; Hotel Du Village, New Hope, PA; Crave Caterers, an off-premise catering division and Landmark Destination Weddings. Currently Landmark employs over 700 and offers a platform for growth for all their team members. Plans for 2018 include the expansion of the famed Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station, NJ into a 70,500-sq. ft. restaurant, catering, hotel, conference center; the North River House, a full-service restaurant, event space, rooftop café within the waterfront Port Liberte’ Condominium complex in Jersey City; the restoration of the Historic South Orange Village Hall (1894) into a premier 15,000 sq. ft. sophisticated Tavern/Restaurant concept with beer garden; opening an Italian Restaurant and event concept on Main Street in Ridgewood, NJ; and a 33,000 sq. ft. expansion of the Historic Logan Inn in New Hope, PA. Also in New Hope Frank is developing Nurture Spa, a 10,000 sq. ft. spa in a historic waterfront property, and a 100-unit live work space that includes a ground floor Regus shared work space outpost. Past hospitality operations that the Cretella’s owned and operated through TAM Restaurants, Inc., include some of New York’s most prestigious restaurants: Park View at the Boathouse inside Central Park, NY; American Park Restaurant, Manhattan, NY; and Lundy Brothers Restaurant in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY.
Frank primarily focuses on strategic planning, marketing/brand recognition, construction and renovations for Landmark Hospitality. Recently, Frank has led the expansions of Stone House Restaurant with the addition of a second event space and the Ryland Inn to include a second event space from renovated barns which also incorporates overnight guest rooms. Frank also headed the development of a proprietary software for Landmark’s Corporate Call Center which handles all inbound reservations for the hospitality venues.
Frank and Jeanne have always believed in working towards the betterment of the communities in which they do business. With this said, Landmark’s Corporate giving program, H.U.G. (Help Us Give) was established back in 2002 and is dedicated to helping those charitable causes that positively impact the quality of life in the communities in which they do business. H.U.G. hosts numerous community events, while aiding local organizations on an ongoing basis. Organizations such as Women’s Rising, York Street Project, the 200 Club and The Boys and Girls Club name just a few that have benefited from H.U.G. In house community events are also sponsored by H.U.G. and include an annual Snowflake Awards Contest, Spring Egg Hunt and Movies in the Park. H.U.G.’s efforts have been recognized by American Express and the National Restaurant Association, and Liberty House was awarded the Good Neighbor Award for New Jersey, as well as the Governor’s Tourism Diamond Award.
Frank’s passion, business savvy, high energy, willingness to take risks, and persistent pursuit of his goals has not only contributed to his success but has created the kind of company that attracts the many talented and dedicated professionals who now work for Landmark Developers, Landmark Hospitality, and Black Dog Construction. His core principles are “Live with Integrity, Develop a Winning Strategy, Build a Great Management Team, Inspire Employees and Create a Flexible Organization”; this mantra has proven invaluable to building successful and diversified businesses.
Restaurants, Projects & Properties in Jersey City:
Liberty House Restaurant – 76 Audrey Zapp Dr.
Multifamily Development – 100 Monitor St.
North River House (Hospitality Venue) – 2 Chapel Ave.
Morris Hotel – Bergen-Lafayette/Liberty State Park
The KABR Group
Mr. Pasternak has a 30 year history as a real estate investor, and is currently the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of The KABR Group, a value-added and opportunistic private equity real estate firm. Since 2008, Mr. Pasternak has identified 80 real estate investments, and raised over $175 million in equity from accredited investors for KABR.
In 1995, Mr. Pasternak founded Knight Capital Group (KCG), a global financial services firm that is responsible for the execution of equity transactions and institutional sales and trading. Mr. Pasternak served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman for seven years. In 1998, KCG completed its Initial Public Offering. In 1999, KCG completed one of the largest follow on offerings, and then in 2000 completed a $1 billion acquisition of Arbitrade. Under his leadership, Knight Capital Group’s market capitalization exceeded $5 billion. Mr. Pasternak was awarded the national Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young for these accomplishments in 1999. He began his career in 1979 at Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, now a part of Goldman Sachs, rising to become the head of NASDAQ trading. Throughout his career, he has served on the boards of numerous publicly traded and private institutions.
Projects in Jersey City
One Journal Square
30 Journal Square
Trump Bay Street – 65 Bay St
Warren at Bay – 124-132 Bay St
725 Bergen Ave
727 Bergen Ave
720-726 Bergen Ave
363 Grove St
371 4th St
270-272 Newark Ave
J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Global Real Assets
Kinsey is an asset manager in J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Real Estate Americas multifamily group. An employee of J.P. Morgan since 2006, she is currently responsible for managing a portfolio of properties in the NY metro area. Prior to joining the Real Estate Americas group, she was a research analyst at GVA Williams. Kinsey holds a B.A. in urban studies from Stanford University as well as a M.S. in real estate investment and development from New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Projects in Jersey City
Lenox Paulus Hook – 207 Van Vorst St
Liberty Towers – 33 Hudson St
Liberty Harbor North
33 Park Ave – Vantage
Jonathan C. Kushner
Jonathan Kushner has more than 19 years of real estate investment and management experience and is President of KRE Group, where he has primary executive responsibility for the asset management, property management and leasing of over 10,000 rental apartment units and 6,000,000 million square feet of office, retail and industrial properties. He also contributes to the team at KRE Group forging ahead with a development pipeline of over 10,000,000 square feet of to be built residential and mixed use projects currently in KRE’s pipeline.
Jonathan holds a B.A from New York University and serves on the boards of Israel Discount Bank Advisory Board, NAIOP New Jersey’s Board of Directors, The Rutgers University Blaustein Real Estate School, The Baruch College Real Estate Institute, The Jewish Partisan Education Foundation in San Francisco, CA and Read Ahead NYC, one of New York City’s most influential non-profit organization. He has also served on the Board of Urban Land Institute’s Executive Committee and has been a member of Young Presidents Organization, New York City Chapter and was the recipient of the 2016 SmartCEO Future 50 Award.
Projects in Jersey City Include
Journal Squared – 615 Pavonia Ave
Journal Squared – Phase 2 & 3
351 Marin Blvd
79 Thomas McGovern Dr
18 Park Ave
235 Grand St
101 Grove St
Grove Pointe – 100 Christopher Columbus Drive
Donald M. Pepe
Donald is a Partner at Scarinci Hollenbeck and Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Transactional & Business Law Group. Mr. Pepe devotes his practice to all aspects of real estate development and real estate transactional work with an emphasis on retail and residential projects. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Pepe served as in house counsel to one of the nation’s largest residential developers. Additionally, Mr. Pepe acts as transactional and development counsel for a global big-box retail company for its development projects in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, giving him comprehensive insight into the needs of both large and
Over the course of his career, Mr. Pepe has shepherded hundreds of development projects through the approval process resulting on tens of thousands of new residential units and millions of square feet of retail development. Mr. Pepe works closely with business executives and in-house counsel to develop strategies for targeting acquisitions, land purchase negotiations, managing and evaluating feasibility studies, representing corporate interests before local, state and federal approval authorities, and securing land use and administrative approvals.
Office in Jersey City
JERSEY CITY OFFICE:
242 Tenth Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Strategic Real Estate Initiatives
Columbia Property Trust
David Cheikin serves as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Real Estate Initiatives for Columbia Property Trust. David is responsible for providing operational leadership for Columbia’s national real estate portfolio, with direct oversight of properties in New York, Washington D.C., and Boston. Working from Columbia’s New York executive office, he also serves on Columbia’s Investment Committee.
Prior to joining Columbia Property Trust in 2018, Mr. Cheikin spent 16 years with Brookfield Properties, serving most recently as the executive vice president and head of its New York and Boston regions. In that role, he oversaw the performance of that company’s 25 million-square-foot commercial portfolio, inclusive of asset management, office leasing, retail leasing, property marketing, property operations and on-site arts/activation. Cheikin led several notable recent projects for Brookfield, including the repositioning and re-leasing of the 8.5 million-square-foot Brookfield Place NY complex, the pending redevelopment and re-leasing of 1100 Avenue of the Americas, as well as the leasing and asset management of the six-building, 7 million-square-foot, ground-up Manhattan West development in the Hudson Yards District.
Mr. Cheikin is an active member of the Urban Land Institute.
Properties in Jersey City Include
International Financial Tower – 95 Christopher Columbus Drive.
A 19 story Class A office tower containing over 629,000 rentable square feet. Constructed in 1989, the building is pentagon shaped to maximize the views of New York City to the east. The newly renovated exterior façade consists of precast earth tone concrete panels, accented by granite. The impressive and newly renovated entrance features a five story granite lobby with a full height window wall and natural lighting from skylights. This lovely lobby is accented by a large waterfall and reflecting pool. The building floor plates average 36,000 square feet. A six story parking garage is attached to the building and provides private parking for 500 vehicles and a private entrance to the lobby. Jersey City has recently renovated the park across Christopher Columbus Drive as well as the Drive itself creating an inviting pedestrian and vehicular thoroughfare.
Co-Founder & Principal
New Jersey Beer Co.
Much like their buildings and developments, brothers Eric Silverman and Paul Silverman are treasured fixtures in Jersey City. In 1981, Eric and Paul began their careers with the renovation of a dilapidated 15 unit apartment building in Jersey City’s Paulus Hook neighborhood. In 2012, they built GP’s Restaurant, completing the 25,000 square foot retail component of Hamilton Square, a 300 unit mixed use residential development at the site of the former St. Francis Hospital.
SILVERMAN has restored historic landmarks, championed the development of mixed-use buildings, attracted commercial and industrial tenants to Hudson County, invested in micro-brewery New Jersey Beer Company, and brought creative new retail ventures to Jersey City, creating over 1000 residences and over 500,000 square feet of commercial and light industrial spaces. The Silvermans’ work goes far beyond innovative projects and quality construction. Giving back to the community is just as important to Eric and Paul as developing the buildings that house the residents, retailers, schools and companies. The Silvermans are involved with many civic and not-for-profit organizations. SILVERMAN hosts art shows, ribbon cuttings, fundraisers, and activities for the community, including the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and the Hamilton Park BBQ Festival providing energy and enthusiasm to the neighborhoods. Eric and Paul’s values, history, and mission are very easily summarized in the company tag line: Building Neighborhoods.
Projects in Jersey City Include
331 Marin Blvd
Hamilton Square South – Pavonia Ave & Erie St
Charles & Co. – 201 Montgomery St
Hamilton Square – 232 Pavonia Ave
The Majestic Theatre Condominiums – 222 Montgomery St
Park Foundry – 242 10th St
Schroeder Lofts – 234 10th St
Two Ten 9th Street – 210 9th St
Majestic Corner Retail – 273-297 Grove St
Past & Current Associations:
Senior VP, Head
Brian Sabina is Senior Vice President of Economic Transformation for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA).
In this role, Brian oversees the Authority’s efforts to accelerate economic growth by developing and implementing initiatives and programs that enhance New Jersey’s long-term economic competitiveness in strategic sectors, such as clean energy, infrastructure, advanced manufacturing, technology, and life sciences.
Over the course of his career, Brian has worked with 20+ government agencies across 12+ countries, spanning the local, state/provincial, and federal levels. Prior to consulting, he spent five years as an entrepreneur in the education technology space.
Brian holds an M.B.A and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Chicago where he was a Wallman Scholar and earned a B.S. in Engineering from Northwestern University.
Partner & Principal
BNE Real Estate
Jonathan Schwartz is a third-generation principal of BNE Real Estate Group. Leading the company’s acquisition and asset management activities, he is primarily responsible for sourcing, negotiating, and executing new development opportunities, while also overseeing the daily management of the company and its existing portfolio of assets. Jonathan’s expertise in sourcing new deals, project planning, and the approval process makes him a valuable asset to BNE. He was recently pivotal in the planning, entitlement, and financing of over 800 luxury apartments currently under construction and coming soon to the New Jersey marketplace. In addition, he is actively pursuing approvals on multiple projects throughout the tri-state area. Jonathan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Muhlenberg College and currently lives in New Jersey.
Projects in Jersey City
Van Leer Place
100 Hoboken Avenue
Warren at York
Co-Founder & President
The Hoboken Brownstone
As President of The Hoboken Brownstone Company (HBCo) — a multi-faceted real estate development firm active along New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast” — George Vallone, along with his friend and Partner for over 34 years – Chief Operating Officer Daniel Gans, has compiled extensive experience in urban housing through a socially conscious approach to development. Their mission statement is “Quality real estate development means quality community development.”
His firm has been responsible for renovating brownstones, brick row houses and has built mid-rise and hi-rise condominiums in Hoboken and Jersey City. His development companies specialize in large mixed-use Brownfield redevelopment projects. The successful redevelopment of 1.8 MSF of mixed-uses at the Maxwell House Coffee property on the Hoboken waterfront, “Maxwell Place on the Hudson” was voted Best Urban Large Scale Mixed Use Development in 2010 by NJ Future and was awarded a Phoenix Award for being the best brownfield redevelopment in Region 2 by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
His general contracting company, Inner City Construction, Inc., (ICCI), has built over 1,000 units of affordable housing for non-profit church-affiliated community-based groups and for-profit housing corporations in Paterson, Newark and Trenton.
HBCo is now embarking on its most innovative project yet, the redevelopment of a fifteen-acre Brownfield site in the Jersey Avenue Park Redevelopment Zone into a new mixed-use transit oriented neighborhood. This 2,000+ residence mixed-use project will transform a contaminated post-industrial wasteland into a vibrant new neighborhood with shopping, dining, entertainment venues and a new Light Rail Station for mass transit access into New York City and all along New Jersey’s “Gold Coast”.
Mr. Vallone is President of the New Jersey Builder’s Association (NJBA) and Chairmen of NJBA’s Mixed-Use Developers Affiliate (“MXD”). The members of MXD are responsible for the construction of more than 75% of all rental housing built in NJ. For 10 years he served as President and Vice Chairmen of the Board of Our House, Inc. a non-profit group that builds, owns, and operates over 30 group homes and provides job training for 120 developmentally disabled adults and individuals with mental health, substance abuse, and criminal backgrounds. He also served on the Board of YCS – Youth Counseling Services, Inc. a $70M non-profit whose mission is to serve children at risk all over NJ.
Mr. Vallone possesses a BA in Accounting from Gettysburg College (’76), an MBA in International Finance from Fordham University (’78). He has been a licensed NJ Real Estate Broker (’86 to Present) and he has been admitted as a Counselor of Real Estate. He has guest lectured at NYU, MIT, and taught a Real Estate Finance and Risk Management course at the Rutgers Graduate School of Business, the NJ Redevelopment Agency’s Edison Institute, the Rutgers Cook College Continuing Education Series, and at the NJ Bar Association’s Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He also lectures extensively around the country on numerous real estate topics involving creative finance, joint venturing with land owners, structured seller financed land development, risk management, green building, and brownfield redevelopment topics.
305 Coles Street
Van Leer Place
39 New York Avenue
385 8th Street
178 Central Avenue
Saint Dominick Academy
Eugene T. Paolino
Eugene was born in Jersey City and has been practicing law in New Jersey for more than three decades. He brings a wealth of experience in commercial law and real estate development, redevelopment law and tax abatement, zoning and land use law, commercial law, education law and corporate law.
Mr. Paolino has played a critical role in some of Jersey City’s most iconic and significant real estate projects along New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast,” such as:
Mr. Paolino is also General Counsel to Saint Peter’s University, Dress for Success and Flemington Department Store, Inc. and has been Assistant Corporation Counsel to the City of Jersey City as well as Special Environmental Counsel to the City of Hoboken.
Mr. Paolino is active in many professional and charitable activities, including:
American Bar Association
Projects in Jersey City Include
101 Hudson Street
The Beacon (the former Jersey City Medical Center)
Saint Peter’s MacMahon Student Center
McGinley Square Redevelopment
Journal Square 2060 Redevelopment Area
Liberty Harbor Redevelopment Area
Senior Managing Director
NY – NJ – CT – PA
Mill Creek Residential
Russell I. Tepper
Russell Tepper serves as Mill Creek Residential’s Senior Managing Director for development activities in the Northeast region including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. His duties include leading this regional division of Mill Creek for both ground-up and adaptive reuse developments, while furthering its objective to create tailored residential communities that cater to surrounding neighborhoods’ needs.
Prior to joining Mill Creek in 2014, Mr. Tepper was Vice President of Development at Matrix Development Group, where he managed the company’s urban redevelopment portfolio, seeking out new acquisitions of residential and mixed-use properties throughout New Jersey and suburban Philadelphia. Throughout his career, he has been involved in the entitlement, development and construction of over 4,500 multifamily apartment homes and 5 million SF of commercial space.
Mr. Tepper is licensed in the State of New Jersey and earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in finance and international business from the University of Delaware.
Project in Jersey City
Modera Lofts – 350 Warren St
Brand & Marketing
Ruth’s Hospitality Group
John Walker is the Vice President of Brand & Marketing for Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc. (RHGI), parent company to Ruth’s Chris Steak House the world’s largest collection of upscale steak house restaurants. His responsibilities include establishing and bringing to life the strategic brand vision, building continuous positive guest connections and refining the next generation branded experience, which is no small feat especially for a company rich in heritage that started with one small neighborhood eatery in New Orleans 50+ years ago. John leads a diverse team responsible for digital, brand & media, menu, beverage & culinary and marketing operations.
He joined RHGI in March 2015 with the objective to bring a new layer of relevancy to guests through digital innovation and proceeded to champion innovation is other facets of the business. Prior to joining RHGI John worked for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment for 10 years where he held a number of different positions through marketing including digital, public relations, advertising, media and brand. He is a proud graduate of the University of Central Florida with a M.S. in Travel & Tourism Management.
Sue Henderson, Ph.D.
Dr. Henderson began her tenure as president of New Jersey City University (NJCU) in 2012. In just three years, she has made dramatic strides in advancing the mission of the University on behalf of its diverse student population. Dr. Henderson created a robust fundraising program, and increased philanthropic giving significantly. Dr. Henderson spearheaded more than $400 million in construction projects, including a new School of Business facility, science building, new and renovated residence halls, and public-private partnerships to vitalize the community.
Under her leadership, Dr. Henderson implemented a new General Education program and a range of student success initiatives. She created zero-based budgeting and integrated planning to ensure efficiency within the context of a rapidly growing city and region.
Dr. Henderson is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Commission on Education of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Vice Chair of the Society for College and University Planning’s Board of Directors, and Chair of the Committee on International Education of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. At the state level, she serves on the Task Force on the Alignment of Higher Education Programs and Workforce Development, and co-chairs the Hudson County Alliance for Action and the Hudson County Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns.
Dr. Henderson holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Georgia, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in math education from Georgia State University. Dr. Henderson has received numerous awards for her work as an educator and administrator.
Projects in Jersey City Include
New Jersey City University
NJCU School of Business
University Place at NJCU
Joel Bergstein is President of Lincoln Equities Group (LEG) and has been with the organization for the past 27 years. He joined LEG as VP of leasing. Bergstein rose through the ranks of LEG to become Executive VP in 1998, spearheading the company’s acquisition and development initiatives. He led the company into its current operating partner platform, partnering with domestic and international opportunity, private equity and pension funds. In 2007, he assumed the role of President. Most recently, he was instrumental in the firm’s expansion into the German residential real estate market and is spearheading the $1.5 billion Hallets Point waterfront development project in NYC. Joel serves on numerous real estate advisory boards and is a speaker and frequent commentator in the real estate trade and business media.
Jersey City, NJ – LEG is developing a site on the north side of the entrance to the Holland Tunnel, adjacent to Hoboken, in a growing area of the city. The project is planned for 1,200 residential units which will be serviced by a new on-site station of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Line.
Housing, Economic Development
& Commerce Director
Annisia Cialone, PP, AICP, LEED AP
Annisia Cialone serves as the Director of the Department of Housing, Economic Development and Commerce (HEDC) for The City of Jersey City. The Department includes the Divisions of Economic Development, City Planning, Construction Code, Zoning, Community Development, Housing Preservation, and Commerce. Prior to her appointment as the Director of HEDC, she served as the Director of the Division of City Planning.
Prior to joining the City of Jersey City in March of 2017, she was a Senior Associate at Perkins Eastman and Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut and Kuhn (EE&K), joining them in 2004. She has expertise in the management and design of large-scale urban design and strategic master planning projects for both public and private clients. Her experience includes large-scale mixed-use projects, transit oriented development, waterfront developments, higher education and cultural institutions. As program manager for Together North Jersey’s Local Demonstration Project Program, she oversaw and managed a program of 18 Strategic Planning Projects.
Rounding out her professional experience, Ms. Cialone has taught both architectural and urban design for summer programs at Amherst and Harvard Universities, served as a design critic at many universities including Columbia, City College, NYIT, and Parsons, and led Urban Design Workshops in both NYC and Jersey City Public Schools.
Annisia holds a Bachelor of Architecture from The Cooper Union and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
Role in Jersey City
Department of Housing, Economic Development, & Commerce
City of Jersey City
Jackson Square Municipal Complex
1 Jackson Square
Jersey City, NJ 07305-3717
Tel: (201) 547-5010
Fax: (201) 547-4323
Head of Technology
& Life Sciences Investments
Kathleen Coviello oversees the Technology & Life Sciences Division (TLS) of the EDA. She, along with her team, are responsible for working closely with the early stage technology and life science companies and investors in the state and delivering the various Edison Innovation Fund products to this community.
Prior to joining the EDA, she spent over seventeen years in the banking industry, with the last eight focused exclusively on the NJ Technology Venture Lending Market. Her venture lending experience includes employment at Silicon Valley Bank, Comerica Bank and Progress’s Techbanc.
Coviello is active in the NJ entrepreneurial technology community and sits on the advisory and/or valuation boards of Edison Venture Fund, The Garden State Life Sciences Fund, and NJTC Venture Fund.
Chef & Owner
Pig & Khao
Leah Cohen is the chef and owner of Pig & Khao restaurant, located on New York City’s Lower East Side, and Piggyback Bar restaurant, located in Jersey City. Opened in fall 2012, the intimate, 74-seat Pig & Khao serves Southeast Asian cuisine influenced by Leah’s Filipino upbringing and her annual expeditions to the region. Acclaimed by publications including the New York Times, New York Magazine, and The Huffington Post, Pig & Khao has been praised for its Asian street food-inspired fare, casual, inviting ambiance, and inventive bar program. Launched in 2017, Piggyback Bar is Leah’s second restaurant and features a menu of elevated American bar fare fused with Asian flavors. Recipient of a 2013 StarChefs Rising Stars Award, Leah’s main cooking philosophy is to stay true to authentic Southeast Asian flavors while incorporating classical western techniques.
Leah’s earliest memories revolve around food. The child of a Filipino mother and Romanian-Jewish father, Leah was raised with the traditions of both ethnic backgrounds. She fondly recalls helping her grandmother prepare brisket and matzo ball soup for the Jewish holidays, and that was her first kitchen adventure. As she grew older, Leah’s mother entrusted her with the responsibility of preparing rice, a staple of Filipino cuisine, for the evening meal, a task she tackled upon returning home from school each day. In her spare time, Leah began experimenting cooking with the raw ingredients she found in the kitchen, creating different dishes and becoming completely enthralled by the process.
After graduating from high school in 1999, Leah held a few food-focused jobs, working variously as a pizza delivery girl and as a potato-peeler at a local Italian restaurant. Since her passion for cooking remained undiminished, she decided to pursue a culinary career and in 2001 she enrolled in the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.
While studying at the CIA, Leah got her first real taste of kitchen life with an externship at New York City’s Park Avenue Café, under Chef David Burke. Despite a few mishaps and public-shaming incidents, a natural part of the learning process, Leah was eventually promoted to Hot Apps Cook – a distinct honor for a student. At Park Avenue Café, she became addicted to the rush and high pressure demands of working dinner service, and knew she had made the right career choice.
In 2003, after graduating at the top of her class at the CIA, Leah continued her education there, receiving her bachelor’s degree in Restaurant Management. Thereafter, she enrolled in the school’s renowned Slow Foods program, which enables students to travel to Italy to learn classical and regional Italian cooking techniques. It was during her time there that she was fortunate enough to work at the Michelin-starred restaurant La Madia in Licata, Italy. While there, Leah picked up both the Italian and Sicilian languages, and, because the restaurant did not operate on the typical brigade system, she had the invaluable experience of learning how to work at each station to prepare all foods needed by the restaurant, including bread and pastry.
RETURNING TO HER ROOTS
In 2006, Leah moved to New York City and landed a position working as a garde manger at Daniel Humm’s famed restaurant, Eleven Madison Park. There her intense focus and dedication earned her a promotion as head tournant. Her experience working in Humm’s kitchen provided her with invaluable knowledge, and the most important lesson she walked away with was don’t ever send anything out that’s less than perfect. Appreciative of the experience but longing to travel, Leah left Eleven Madison Park to tour the Philippines. During this, her second journey to Southeast Asia, she came to the realization that fine dining was not her calling and realized that a more casual style of dining was a better fit for her.
Upon returning to New York, Leah accepted a job as sous chef at Centro Vinoteca under Chef Anne Burrell. Attracted by the restaurant’s open kitchen and Anne’s progressive Italian fare, the experience was especially invaluable as it afforded the opportunity to work under a female chef for the first time. There, Leah learned the fundamentals of leading a team, including ordering, scheduling, and preparing lists. Six months into her tenure at Centro Vinoteca, Leah was approached by casting executives at Bravo’s “Top Chef,” and landed a spot on the show’s fifth season. The show redefined the phrase “cooking under pressure” for Leah, as it was the first time she had been called upon to prepare dishes that reflected her own style and philosophy – and to do so under the camera’s all-seeing eye.
After her departure from the show Leah returned to Centro Vinoteca and was promoted to chef de cuisine. But her time competing on “Top Chef” had not only introduced her to a national audience, it had also forced her to define her own style of cooking, and in the process she realized that Italian cuisine was not her true passion. Leah left Centro Vinoteca to spend a year exploring and working in Southeast Asia. She cooked in restaurants throughout Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, and was exposed to food in all its forms, from molecular gastronomy to Chinese cooking, and developed a true understanding of the flavors and elegant nuances of Asian food and ingredients.
The journey through Southeast Asia proved to be a defining moment, and upon her return to New York Leah decided to open her first restaurant, Pig & Khao. After determining through various pop-up restaurants that her cuisine would find an audience among demanding New Yorkers, in 2012, she opened the brick-and-mortar location on New York City’s Lower East Side.
Five years later, Pig & Khao is a stand-out in New York’s crowded culinary scene, a favorite among celebrities including Tamron Hall and Mario Batali. Leah continues to find culinary inspiration through her Southeast-Asian travels, and helms the kitchen with the help of her husband, Pig & Khao’s operations manager, Ben Byruch.
Dean Marchetto, FAIA
Hoboken & Jersey City, New Jersey
Dean Marchetto is the founding principal of Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects established 1981 in Hoboken and expanded to Jersey City 2016. MHS is an award-winning firm that specializes in mixed-use multi-family buildings, TOD’s, and redevelopment projects. The firm’s architectural style has provided the new face for Hoboken’s incredible revitalization from the days of decay and decline to New Jersey’s hottest come back city.
For MHS the secret to success relies on understanding the architectural heritage of an existing context. New buildings must be designed to co-exist and build upon the architectural heritage of a particular community in ways that seek to define a new blended architectural style. While most of the firms work can be considered modern, traditional architectural features such as brick masonry facades, the rooftop cornice, bay windows, rhythm, scale, and proportion are all incorporated into a new downtown architecture which often incorporates retail at street level and embedded parking. Throughout every aspect of the design process the firms efforts seek to optimize the development potential for any particular site and simultaneously provide for cost effective construction techniques.
Marchetto Higgins Stieve’s clients include the Kushner Real Estate Group, the Rockefeller Group, the Roseland Property Company, Hartz Mountain, Toll Brothers, Fields Development, China Construction of America and Mill Creek Residential. Current projects are being designed and built in communities across the state. Dean is a Licensed Architect and Planner and a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects. He is an active member of the American Planning Association, the Urban Land Institute, the Congress of New Urbanism, New Jersey Future, and serves as a long standing commissioner on the Hudson County Construction Board of Appeals.
Projects in Jersey City Include
University Place at NJCU
Park & Shore – 75 Park Lane – Shore House
88 Regent Street
Charles & Co
3 Journal Square
University Place at NJCU
MGM Marin BlvdPlanning:
Jersey Ave Development Plan
Journal Square 2060 Redevelopment Plan
Liberty Harbor North Redevelopment Plan
The 6th Street Embankment Plan
Chef & Owner
Three Kings Restaurant Group
Talde Jersey City / Brooklyn
Talde Jersey City
Dale Talde’s passion for cooking began at a young age in his native Chicago where he learned to prepare meals alongside his mother in the kitchen. The proud son of Filipino immigrants, he grew up immersed in his family’s cultural heritage while also enjoying the life of a typical American kid. A 1998 graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, Dale began his professional career in Chicago as part of the opening staff at two of the city’s most acclaimed eateries: Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Thai-inspired, French restaurant, Vong-Chicago; and Chef Shawn McClain’s New-American restaurant, Spring. Dale followed this with a stint consulting at Le Anne, a Vietnamese bistro in Chicago’s western suburbs. It was there, he developed a true passion for Southeast Asian cuisine.
Dale later joined Chef Carrie Nahabedian at her award-winning New-American restaurant, Naha. Under Chef Nahabedian, Dale learned the value of being a “locavore” and how to build relationships with local farmers, fishmongers and butchers. While Dale was cooking dinner at Naha, he also took a position cooking lunch for Kevin Shikami at his restaurant, Kevin. The opportunity to become a Chef de Cuisine in 2003 had Dale moving on to Opera, a modern Chinese restaurant.
In December 2005, Dale moved to NYC for the opportunity to work with Chef Masaharu Morimoto and restaurateur Stephen Starr at his eponymous Japanese restaurant. Continuing to work with STARR Restaurants, he then joined the kitchen of Buddakan, serving as Chef de Cuisine. In 2011, Dale was named Director of Asian Concepts for STARR Restaurants, consulting on various projects and assisting with the opening of Makoto in Bal Harbour, FL.
After six incredible years with STARR Dale took a gamble on Brooklyn that paid off and partnered with friends David Massoni and John Bush to form Three Kings Restaurant Group with the opening of TALDE Brooklyn in January 2012.
In addition to his work in the kitchen, Dale was also a three-time cheftestant on Bravo’s Emmy Award-winning culinary show, “Top Chef.” He competed in Season 4, “All Star” Season 8, “Top Chef Duels”, and became one of the show’s most popular cast members. Dale has competed on “Chopped”, “Iron Chef America”, “Knife Fight” and was also head judge on “Knife Fight” Season 4. In September of 2015 Grand Central Publishing released Dale’s first cookbook, “Asian American”, to rave reviews.
Dale lives in Fort Lee, New Jersey with his wife Agnes, and when he’s not in the kitchen you can find him at the neighborhood courts playing basketball.
Mark Smukler is a Co-Founder and CEO at Bixby, a real estate technology company that makes it easy for property managers to provide top quality service to their tenants and residents. Mark founded Bixby in New York City in April 2016 and leads a team of technologists that work closely with property owners and managers to create more connected, efficient, and sustainable communities.
Previously, Mark founded MGI, a consulting firm providing outsourced business and product development services to early stage technology companies. Mark graduated from New York University’s Stern School of Business in 2012 with a BS in Finance & International Business & a Minor in Film Production from the Tisch School of the Arts. Mark is also a full-stack web developer and completed General Assembly’s Web Development Immersive program in 2015.
Collaborations in Jersey City Include
The Shuster Group
Projects in Jersey City Include
Langan is a key player in the renaissance of Jersey City. We are a go-to consultant for a variety of developers, architects, and other design/construction partners who count on Langan for expertise and knowledge related to the complex permitting processes and challenging subsurface conditions that impact any project in Jersey City.Colgate-Palmolive Waterfront
DMAVA Park and Hudson River Walkway
New Jersey City University – West Side Village
Crossroads at New Jersey City University
Liberty Science Center
SciTech Scity – LSC
Harborside Financial Center
9.11 Memorial LIBERTY STATE PARK
Hudson Exchange West
One Journal Square
30 Journal Square
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The City and it’s partners have deployed an award winning branding campaign that’s been quite successfull at making the case for Jersey City to employers, developers and business selection specialists. With hotel occupancy rates north of 90%, the city is welcomed as a retail, restaurant and cultural destination.
Whether it’s competitive construction costs, impressive cap rates or the growing affection millennials have, it’s also clear that Jersey City’s development, marketing and outreach efforts are firing on all cylinders. Jersey City has cementing itself as national contender for TAMI, FIRE & creative firms. It’s Class A Office, Multifamily & Mixed-Use properties are the rival of many Tier 1 markets with north of $5 billion dollars of projects in construction or in the pipeline. No wonder Jersey City is considered by many the ‘Most Exciting & Energetic Domestic Emerging Market’.
The Timing is Primed
There are a series of historic expansions that are transforming Jersey City. The scale and depth of redevelopment and related projects happening is awe inspiring. There is an especially strong convergence of creative entrepreneurs, boutique, luxury, fashion and makers that have made the food & retail scene in Jersey City extraordinarily diverse.
New Harborside Terminal
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation & SJP Properties