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Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group – FieldsGrade – Fisher Brothers – Ironstate Development – Urby – Gebroe-Hammer Associates – BNE Real Estate – KRE Group – Fidessa – Hopkins Group – Namdar Group – Toll Brothers – M&T Bank – The Real Deal – AECOM – New Jersey Redevelopment Authority – KABR Group – Hongkun USA – The Port Authority of NY & NJ – Structure Tone – Lennar – Fisher Development Assoc. – RPM Development Group – MINNO & WASKO Architects – Kushner Real Estate Group – Jones Lang LaSalle – Langan Engineering – Dersdner Robin – Hyatt Corporation –

City of Jersey City – Urban Edge Properties – RBH Group – Rose Associates – County of Hudson – Gallagher Bassett – Skyline Development Group – NJBIZ – GAIA Real Estate Investment – Weeks Marine – AvalonBay – B6 Real Estate Advisors – Onyx Equities – Rockrose Development – Strategic Capital – Toll Brothers City Living – EQR – URBY – G&S Investors – Urstadt Biddle Properties – Villa Restaurant Group – STUDIO V Architecture – SciTech Scity – Boraie Development – Perkins Eastman – Pennoni – Park Stone Management – TechUnited NJ – Innovation+ – The Metro Company – United-Hampshire US REIT>

Brookfield Properties – Roseland Residential Trust – Kimmerle Newman Architects – Toll Brothers Apartment Living – Ripco – CBRE – Cushman & Wakefield – LeFrak – Building & Land Technology – The Albanese Organization – Spitzer Enterprises – SciTech Scity – Shuster Group – RBH Group – Panepinto Development – New World Group – City of Jersey City – JCRA – Mountain Development – LanTree Development – McKinney Properties – Landmark Ventures – The Boyd Company – Modern Spaces – Namdar Group – Hines International – Hugo Neu Corporation – Honrock Properties

Equity Residential – Argent Ventures – Pennrose – Omni America – BRP Companies – Katerra – BentallGreenOak – Real Estate NJ – – The Hampshire Companies – Union Investment Real Estate – Kushner Companies – Mack-Cali Realty Corporation – Halpern Real Estate Ventures – The PRC Group – The Fisher Organization – ROI NJ – SILVERMAN – Art Fair 14C – DVORA Management – Strategic Capital – Planned Companies – Nancy J Kelley + Associates – Claremont Development – Canyon Partners – Carmel Partners – Butterfly MX – Minno & Wasko Architecture – EMMES Asset Management – NJRA – Roseland Residential Trust


Phil Murphy
New Jersey

Steven Fulop
City of Jersey City

Eliot Spitzer

Laurent Morali
Kushner Companies

Christopher V. Albanese
The Albanese

Jonathan Kushner
Kushner Real Estate
Group – KRE

Frederick Cooper
Senior VP, Finance, IDEV
& Investor Relations
Toll Brothers

Eugene Paolino

Joyce E. Watterman
Council President
City of Jersey City
Planning Commissioner


Bakari Lee
McManimon, Scotland
& Baumann


Melanie Walter
Executive Director
NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency


Wayne Meyer
President, NJCC
Vice Chair, FHLBNY Afford. Housing Advisory Council


Mahbod Nia
Realty Corporation

Anthony Cammarata Jr.
Managing Director
Real Estate & Corporate Services
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Philip McGovern
Managing Partner
Connell Foley

David DeMatteis
Executive Director
& Wakefield

Jonathan Schultz
Co-­Founder &
Managing Principal
Onyx Equities

Aaron Price
President & CEO

Rob Naso
Co-Head of US Asset Management & Managing Director

Peter Shubert
Design Partner
ennead Architects

Wasseem Boraie

Sue Henderson
New Jersey
City University

Nancy J Kelley
President & CEO
Nancy J Kelley + Associates

Clay McPhail
Argent Ventures

Robert Schmitt

Christopher J. Daggett
Independent Consultant

Sam Boraie

Elizabeth Opper
Urban Designer
City Planning
City of Jersey City

Allen R. Kopelson
Founding Principal Emeritus
NK Architects

George Garcia
Connell Foley

Diana Jeffrey
Executive Director
Jersey City Redevelopment Authority

Charles Heydt
Dresdner Robin

Peter S. Wersinger III
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
The PRC Group

Leslie Anderson
President & CEO
New Jersey
Redevelopment Authority

Jay Valgora
STUDIO V Architecture


Jim Caufield

Eric Silverman
Founder & Principal
&Co + New Jersey Beer Co.

Paul Silverman
Founder & Principal
&Co + New Jersey Beer Co.

Sam Higgins
Vice President
Commercial RE Group
M&T Bank

Michael Lastoria
Co-Founder & CEO

Danielle De Vita
EVP, Development
Urban Edge

Nicholas Stone
Founder & CEO
Bluestone Lane

Tom McGee
President & CEO
ICSC – International Council of
Shopping Centers

James Dale
General Manager


Neil Seth
Managing Director
Retail Brokerage
Cushman & Wakefield


Kathleen Coviello
EVP, Technology, Life Sciences
& Entrepreneurship


Debbie Hart
President & CEO, BioNJ
Vice-Chair, NJ CSIT
NJ Restart & Recovery Adv. Council


Paul Hoffman
President & CEO
Liberty Science Center
SciTech Scity


Charles Harrington
RE & Land Use
Connell Foley


Angelo Stracquatanio
Co-Founder & CEO


Juan Lent
Vice President, Property Management
Roseland – Mack-Cali


Joseph Panepinto
Panepinto Global


Jonathan Schwartz
Partner & Principal
BNE Real Estate


Eyal Shuster
CEO, Shuster Group
Founder, Greenspot EV


David Wolfe

David Wolfe
Skoloff & Wolfe


Nicole Meyer
Kushner Companies


Dean Marchetto
Founding Principal
Marchetto Higgins

Louis Mont
Founder & CEO
Skyline Developent

Raphael Mandelbaum

Phillip Gesue
Chief Development Officer
Strategic Capital
PERE Holdings

Diego Hodara
Founder & CEO
Titanium Realty

Akram Khalis
Chief Technology Officer

Timothy Henkel
Principal &

Eugene Schneur
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Omni New York
Omni America

Bhavini Doshi
McManimon, Scotland & Baumann

Meredith Marshall
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
BRP Companies

Eric Fang

Councilwoman Ridley
City of Jersey City
Chair, Bayfront Redevelopment Advisory Board

W. Nevins McCann
Real Estate & Land Use
Connell Foley

Frank Frallicciardi
Senior Vice President,
Brookfield Properties

Abe Naparstek

Greg Edgell
Green Villan
Bergen Arches

Andrew Campbell
Founder & President
Eastern Millwork

Maggie Moran


David Barry
Chair, Liberty Science Center
Ironstate + URBY


Erik-Jan Vermeulen
concrete architecture


Tamour Kousha
Liberty Science Center


Edward Guiltinan
SVP, Leasing


Mark Ravesloot
Vice -Chairman

Eric Demby
Co- Founder and Principal

Lauren Adams

Amir Korangy
Founder, Chairman
& Publisher
The Real Deal

James Barrood
NJ Tech Council

Joe Kelley
Deputy Chief of Staff
Office of the Governor
State of New Jersey

Annisia Cialone
Housing, Economic Development
& Commerce Director
Jersey City




November 18th, 2019 – The 5th Annual Gathering

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019, 2021

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Attracting New Partners, Institutions & Investors
Jersey City Over Brooklyn, Queens, Newark, West Side/Hudson Yards, FiDi, Philadelphia & DC
Opportunity Zones – Program, Funds & Investor Opportunities Discussed
Talent, Culture, Diversity & Demographics – Attracting a Sophisticated Population with Real Alternatives
Incentives, Amenities, Design & Marketing Strategies
Live, Work, Play & Learn  – Destination Realized
Affordable Housing – Developments, Financing, Pipeline – Trust Funds
Infrastructure Improvements & Transit-Oriented Development
Emerging Neighborhoods, Enclaves & Development Opportunities
Demographic, Location & Cultural Sweet-spot for Millennials, Creatives, Techies & Makers

The Timing is Primed – 3rd Wave of Projects

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.

Reposition Realized – Core Investment Market

The City and it’s partners have deployed an award winning branding campaign that’s been quite successful 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.

Tremendous Momentum – 6 Wonderful Years Running!

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 cemented itself as national contender for TAMI, FIRE & creative firms. Its 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’.

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Steven Fulop
City of Jersey City

Steven Michael Fulop is the 49th and current Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey – named the most diverse city in the nation and the soon-to-be largest city in New Jersey.

Since Mayor Fulop took office in 2013, Jersey City residents have seen four consecutive years of stable taxes and four consecutive credit rating upgrades. Meanwhile, more than 300 new police officers have been hired, nearly 1,500 units of affordable housing built or approved, recreation expanded with nearly 30 new programs, and more than $6 million invested in parks and open space.

During his time in office, Mayor Fulop has shown what smart, progressive leadership can accomplish – and opened a new chapter for Jersey City.

Under his leadership, Jersey City became the first city in the state – and the 6th city in the country – to ensure paid sick leave. Mayor Fulop has pioneered new ideas for helping prisoners re-enter society; he’s passed legislation to protect small businesses and encouraged more to open shop; made Jersey City one of the greenest cities in the nation. He’s undertaken sweeping public safety reform, with the JCPD now seen as a model for diversity around the nation. And Mayor Fulop has led the city to record economic development that’s benefited families of all income levels. All without raising taxes.

Mayor Fulop is a first-generation American, a lifelong New Jerseyan, a Marine, and a triathlete. He grew up in a Jewish family in Edison, New Jersey, the son of Romanian immigrants. His mother was the daughter of Holocaust survivors and worked in an immigration services office helping others gain citizenship. His father owned a delicatessen nearby in Newark, where Mayor Fulop worked behind the counter as a teenager.

Mayor Fulop graduated from Binghamton University in 1999 and spent time abroad studying at Oxford University in the UK. After college, he joined Goldman Sachs, the investment banking firm, working in Chicago and later in Manhattan and Jersey City. On the morning of September 11, 2001, Mayor Fulop was working in lower Manhattan when he saw the first plane strike the Twin Towers. A few weeks later, he decided to put his career at Goldman Sachs on hold and join the United States Marine Corps.

Mayor Fulop’s Reserve Unit deployed to Iraq in January 2003. There, he served as part of the 6th Engineer Support Battalion. He traveled into Baghdad during the early weeks of the war. In 2006, Mayor Fulop completed his service to the Marine Corps Reserve with the rank of Corporal.

In 2005, Mayor Fulop was first elected to public office as the councilman representing downtown Jersey City. He served as a councilman for eight years before becoming Mayor.

Mayor Fulop is an avid runner and triathlete. He ran the NYC Marathon in 2012, raising money for the Hudson County Child Abuse Prevention Center. He also competed in the Ironman Championship in NYC that year to raise money for veterans.


 Mayor Steven M. Fulop

The Mayor’s Office is the Executive Branch of local government.  With about a dozen employees led by the Chief of Staff, the Mayor’s office coordinates with each department and agency across the city, as well as works with the city council and confers with residents, local businesses and other key stakeholders to set forth various policy, laws and regulations to move the city forward.


Eliot Spitzer was born and raised in New York. He graduated from the Horace Mann School, Princeton University, and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After clerking for Federal District Court Judge Robert W. Sweet, Spitzer practiced at Paul, Weiss and then joined the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.  While there he rose to serve as Chief of the Labor Racketeering Unit and successfully prosecuted some of the most senior members of the Gambino organized crime family.  After several years in private practice, he was elected Attorney General of New York in 1998 and was re-elected in 2002.  His prosecutions in the areas of financial fraud, environmental protection, and civil rights set a new standard for law enforcement, and in 2002 Time Magazine named him “Crusader of the Year”;  60 Minutes dubbed him the “Sheriff of Wall Street” and the Financial Times named him “Man of the Year”;  He was elected Governor of New York in 2006. His Administration restructured New York’s educational and healthcare finance systems. Since 2008, he has served as an anchor on CNN’s primetime show “In the Arena”; hosted “Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer” on Current TV, taught as a professor at CCNY, and been a regular contributor to Slate Magazine. He now runs Spitzer Enterprises, a real estate development firm founded by his father.

425 Summit Ave

Laurent Morali is the President of Kushner. Mr. Morali began his career in finance in July 1998 with French banking group Credit Lyonnais in Seoul, Korea. In January 2000, he joined the structured real estate finance team of Credit Lyonnais in Paris where he was directly involved in the LBO of France’s largest developer.


He joined Credit Lyonnais America’s real estate finance team in October 2001 with a rapid focus on complex capital market transactions. Mr. Morali joined Kushner in February 2008 where he has held several positions, starting with Managing Director of Finance, transitioning to Head of Acquisitions and Capital Markets, and in June 2016 he became President of the company.


Mr. Morali has closed billions worth of real estate transactions, from construction and development to complex financings. Mr. Morali obtained his MBA degree from Ecole Superieure de Commerce of Toulouse, France in June, 1998. Outside of work, he’s a proud member and co-founder of Local Law, a rock band where he plays guitar. He’s married to Liat and they have 3 sons.



One Journal Square

65 Bay Street

124 Bay Street

26 Journal Square
Trump Bay Street
124 Bay Street


Christopher V. Albanese
The Albanese Organization

Christopher V. Albanese is President of the Albanese Organization. As President, Mr. Albanese co-leads the firm in all aspects of planning, design, investment, development, and management. Planning and predevelopment for over 2 million square feet of new development in Jersey City, New Jersey has been a recent focus for Mr. Albanese.

Mr. Albanese received a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University and a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, where he was a member of and published in the St. John’s Law Review. Mr. Albanese is a Board Member of both the Center for Hearing and Communication and New Ground, Inc. He has been an invited speaker at numerous professional real estate forums to discuss real estate development and financing.



184 Morgan Street
331 Marin Blvd
6th Street Embankment



Jonathan C. Kushner
The KRE Group

Kushner Real Estate Group

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.




Journal Squared – 615 Pavonia Ave
Journal Squared – Phase 2 & 3
485 Marin
351 Marin Blvd
79 Thomas McGovern Dr
18 Park Ave
225 Grand
235 Grand St
101 Grove St
Grove Pointe – 100 Christopher Columbus Drive

Frederick N. Cooper
Senior Vice President
Finance, International Development and Investor Relations
Toll Brothers, Inc.


Toll Brothers, Inc. (Tollbrothers.com) (NYSE: TOL) is a Fortune 500 Company, the leading builder of luxury homes in the U.S., and one of 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 24 states across the U.S. and in Washington, D.C. In 2020, Fortune magazine named Toll Brothers the World’s Most Admired Home Building Company, the sixth 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 investor relations activities, as well as its partnering relationships with major U.S. and international financial and development institutions. Since its formation, the group has raised over $20 billion from U.S., European and Asian banks, the public capital markets, and institutional partners. In addition to capital raising, they advise on complex project structuring, joint ventures, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and major property acquisitions.


Fred has been a financial point for Toll’s expansion into the urban high-rise condo business through Toll Brothers City Living, which has grown into an operation of over 45 buildings and 5,500 units. He also has been a financial point for Toll’s expansion into the rental apartment business through Toll Brothers Apartment Living, which now controls $3 billion in assets in a pipeline of completed and in-development projects totaling over 20,000 units. He also has overseen Toll Brothers’ development of international relationships in European, Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern markets. 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.

Provost Square
The Morgan at Provost Square
10 Provost
Provost Square III








Eugene T. Paolino is a Partner in the Firm’s Jersey City, NJ office and a member of the Land Use & Approvals, Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment, Corporate Law & Business Transactions, and Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Groups as well as the Land Development, Education and Real Estate Industry Groups. A Jersey City native, Mr. Paolino has practiced law in New Jersey for more than four decades. He brings deep knowledge, experience and practical skills to his clients’ real estate development, tax abatement, commercial, zoning, land use and redevelopment law matters. In addition, he has significant experience with municipal, county and state developer incentives as well as education and corporate law, with litigation experience in all these areas.

During his career, Mr. Paolino has worked on numerous projects, large and small, in Jersey City and throughout the State of New Jersey. He brings a broad spectrum of experience and expertise to the representation of each of his clients. Mr. Paolino has played a critical role in obtaining governmental approvals and financing for some of the most iconic and significant real estate projects along New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast” and in Jersey City, including:

Mr. Paolino serves as General Counsel to Saint Peter’s University. He was Assistant Corporation Counsel to the City of Jersey City and Special Environmental Counsel to the City of Hoboken. In addition to his robust commercial real estate law and development practice, Mr. Paolino has significant litigation experience, having argued complex contract disputes and corporate claims at every level in the trial and appellate courts.


30 Montgomery Street, 11th Floor
Jersey City, NJ  07302

P: 201.469.0100
F: 201.332.1303



Council President Joyce Watterman attended Somerset Christian College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership and Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies, and then went on to graduate with her Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Pillar College. Joyce is the founder of the H.O.P.E summer program for children which presents a safe, caring and educational environment. She is the founder of Women Working Together for change; a program which empowers women physically, emotionally, economically and politically. Joyce has been a volunteer Chaplin for over 30 years at Eastern State Prison and 8 years at Clinton State Prison. Joyce and her husband are the founders and Pastors of Continuous Flow Christian Center, where they bring life-changing words of strength for today and hope for tomorrow.

Joyce is the Council President for the City of Jersey City. She serves as a Planning Commissioner, Chairs the Disabled Parking committee, serves as a member of the Affordable Housing Trust Funds, the Budget Committee, The Jackson Hill Main Street SID, Dissolution of Parking Authority, Chairs the Street Naming and Re-naming committee, Chaplin for the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department, member of NAACP, Licensed Realtor, Co-Chairperson of Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board, and former President of the Women Political Caucus of Hudson County.

Joyce has received several awards for her dedication to service. Joyce can be seen giving motivational lectures. Joyce lives by the motto, “I’m here to help you become a better you.”

CITY COUNCIL – First African-American Woman Council President for the City of Jersey City

The City Council in Jersey City consists of nine members: one council member for each of the City’s six wards, plus three at-large council members who represent the entire City.  Every two years, the members of the City Council vote among themselves to select one member to serve as the City Council President.



Planning Commissioner

Co-Chairperson, Inclusionary Zoning Committee

Chair, Disabled Parking Committee

Member, Budget Committee

Member, Affordable Housing Trust Funds, the Budget Committee,

Chair, Street Naming, and Re-naming committee

Chaplin, Hudson County Sheriff’s Department

Member, NAACP

Co-Chairperson, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board

Overseer, Ad Hoc Committee to review the Jersey City Police Department’s policies and procedures on enforcement and discrimination

(former) President of the Women Political Caucus of Hudson County






Bakari G. Lee’s primary practice area is public finance, having served as bond counsel to multiple clients at the state, county, and local level, as well as providing underwriter and trustee counsel services. Bakari also provides special counsel services for affordable housing transactions, involving low and moderate-income housing tax credits, the Rental Assistance Demonstration program, and other federal, state, and local funding programs, for public housing agencies and private developers alike. In addition, Bakari provides general counsel services to public and private entities involving a wide array of issues. He has represented various clients in redevelopment matters as well.

Bakari is an active advocate for education. In 2006, he was appointed by the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders to the Board of Trustees for Hudson County Community College and currently serves as Vice-Chair, Chair of the Finance Committee, and as the trustee liaison for commencement. Nationally, Bakari served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). He also served as Chairman of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) and served on its Executive Committee and as a Trustee Ambassador. Bakari was also awarded an honorary Associate of Arts degree by Atlantic Cape Community College for his work in the community college sector. Bakari has given commencement speeches at Warren County Community College, Bergen Community College, and Atlantic Cape Community College.

Prior to joining McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, in 2003, Bakari was a law clerk for the Honorable Darryl Dean Donohue of the Territorial Court of the Virgin Islands – St. Croix Division. Before joining the Territorial Court, he was a Senior Financial Analyst in the Animal Health Division of Pfizer, Inc. in positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately supporting the division’s business development and strategic planning initiatives.

Vice-Chair of Hudson County Community College.

Melanie R. Walter is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, a statewide and national leader in providing and advocating for affordable housing and homeownership.


Before joining NJHMFA in January 2021, Walter served as Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Director of the Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) and as Deputy Attorney General. She has been an advocate for governmental transformation and advancement, particularly in areas of government finance, collaborative outreach, and data driven programming. Ms. Walter, a New Jersey native, earned her Juris Doctor and her Masters of Public Policy from the College of William and Mary, and her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Mary Washington. She is a member of the New Jersey and Virginia bars.









Mahbod Nia

Chief Executive Officer

Mahbod Nia currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and has served as a member of the Board of Directors since June 2020.

Previously, Mr. Nia was Chief Executive Officer of NorthStar Realty Europe Corp (“NRE”), a NYSE listed REIT focused on European properties from 2015 to 2019. He also served as a member of NRE’s investment committee and board of directors from 2018 to 2019. From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Nia was also a Managing Director at Colony Capital Inc. (formerly Colony NorthStar) and member of the European Steering Committee.

Mr. Nia served as Managing Director, Head of European Investments of NorthStar Asset Management Group (“NSAM”) from 2014 to 2017, where he worked to establish the company’s European investment platform, rapidly growing it to $2.6bn in Assets Under Management across 9 countries and 5 asset classes. This platform was spun-off in 2015 to create NRE, which was sold to AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets in September of 2019, realizing a 16% IRR for shareholders since its inception. Prior to joining NSAM in 2014, he acted for PanCap Investment Partners, a European real estate investment and advisory firm. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Nia was a Senior Executive Director at Goldman Sachs. Prior to 2007, he served in various positions at Citigroup Inc. (formerly Salomon Brothers). He received a First Class Honours degree in Economics for Business from the University of Westminster (London, UK) and a Master’s degree in Economics & Finance from the University of Warwick (Warwick, UK).

Mr. Nia’s qualifications to serve as a director include his years of experience spanning real estate investment, debt and advisory, his intimate knowledge of the real estate investment management sector, his time as CEO of a publicly traded REIT, and his experience in successfully selling a publicly traded REIT.

Harborside Campus – Terminal
Harborside 1
Harborside 2
Harborside 3
Harborside 4A
Harborside 5
Harborside 8
Harborside 10 – Developed & Disposed Of
101 Hudson Street

25 Columbus Drive – The Columbus
Urby Jersey City I, II & III
M2 at Marbella
Monaco I & II
Hyatt Regency Jersey City
Lutze Biergarten

Harborside Tower




Anthony Cammarata Jr. is a Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and a member of the Corporate and Workplace Solutions (CWS) global leadership team and head of CWS responsible for overseeing the strategy, budget and execution of a range of real estate operations and services for Goldman Sachs in the Americas region. He is a member of the global Operational Resilience Steering Committee, a managing director ally for the CWS LGBTQ+ Network and a champion of the Disability Interest Forum. Anthony is involved with the firm’s citizenship efforts in downtown New York and Hudson County, New Jersey. Previously, he was the division’s global lead for the firm’s environmental, social and governance strategy.


Anthony is chair of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce Executive Board of Trustees, a Director of the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association, Inc. and president of the Colgate Center Property Owners Association, Inc. in Jersey City. He is also a national vice president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and serves on the Race Against MS executive committee for the Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science degree from Pace University. 

Goldman Sachs Tower

Goldman, Sachs & Co.
30 Hudson Street

Jersey City, NJ 07302



Philip F. McGovern Jr. is the Managing Partner of Connell Foley and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. From initiating the firm’s initial key expansion into Jersey City 15 years ago to a vision for continued growth in New Jersey and New York, Phil applies a keen business sense in identifying opportunities — both for Connell Foley as well as for his clients. A savvy transactional attorney, he concentrates primarily on commercial real estate and corporate transactions, real estate development, land use, complex commercial financing and commercial leasing.

Phil has served as national real estate counsel to Telcordia Technologies and outside real estate counsel to New Jersey Natural Gas Company. He is also general corporate counsel to numerous mid-cap companies in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, where he works on entity formation, financing, contractual negotiation, acquisitions/dispositions and succession planning.

During the course of his career, Phil has assisted several large organizations in significant development projects across the United States. Among these, he represented Mack-Cali, Inc. in the assemblage, joint venture and ultimate development of its most significant residential real estate project in Jersey City, and he advised the United Parcel Company in connection with the acquisition and development of its worldwide communications facility in Mahwah, New Jersey. He also advised Merrill Lynch & Co. in the restructuring of mixed use residential/commercial developments in Charlestown, Massachusetts; Alexandria, Virginia; and Waco, Texas.

Phil also represented the Shell Oil Company in the negotiation and disposition of over 350 service stations throughout the tri-state area. He has participated as underwriter’s counsel and corporate trust counsel in New Jersey State and other municipal financings totaling more than several billion dollars in value. He has negotiated leases on behalf of landlords and tenants for commercial structures in excess of 5,000,000 square feet.


Jersey City – Harborside

Harborside 5
185 Hudson Street
Suite 2510
Jersey City, NJ 07311
F: 201.521.0100


David DeMatteis, Brokerage Executive Director

One Meadowlands Plaza, 7th Floor | East Rutherford, NJ 07073 Direct +1 201 460 3383 Mobile +1 973 444 6456

david.dematteis@cushwake.com | cushmanwakefield.com


Professional Expertise

David joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2001 currently leads a team with a significant presence in the Hudson Waterfront office market.  Since January 2018 David and his team have completed over 103 office leasing transactions Jersey City.


Mid-pandemic David completed a 32,000sf headquarters negotiation for Apprentice IO on the 38th floor of 101 Hudson Street. This biotech software firm played a major role in the Covid-19 vaccine warp speed manufacturing technology.


Additionally, in 2020 David secured 28,000sf on behalf of Proximo Sprits (Jose Cuervo) for their United States headquarters at 3 Second Street at Harborside.  The space includes a stunning bar/tasting center with sweeping views of Manhattan.


David currently represents over 3.8 Million square feet of agency buildings in Northern New Jersey. He has served as agent for several trophy Jersey City agency assignments over his carrier including 10 Exchange Place, Newport Tower, 3 2nd Street at Harborside, 30 Montgomery Street, 100 Town Square Place, 499 Washington Blvd, 480 Washington Blvd and 111 Town Square Place.


David holds a BA in Architecture from Columbia University and a Masters Certificate in Real Estate Finance from the NYC Schack Institute of Real Estate.  He serves on the Board of the Columbia University Club of NJ and is hopelessly addicted to skiing and his family.

10 Exchange Place


Newport Tower


30 Montgomery Street


Amongst Others

Jonathan Schultz

Co-­Founder and Managing Principal

Jon Schultz is Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Onyx Equities, LLC. Since its founding in 2004 with partner John Saraceno, Jr., Onyx has become one of the most diversified and active real estate investment, management, development, and property service organizations in the New York metro market.

Jon leads investor capital-raising initiatives for the Onyx Phalanx Funds, as well as strategic planning, real estate technology development, and overall investment strategy for Onyx. Jon, as a real estate and CRE technology investor, has combined his passions for both real estate and technology. Through Jon’s vision and creativity, Onyx has embraced innovations that few other real estate companies have adopted, transforming nearly every aspect of the company’s operations.

A serial blogger and authentic public speaker, Jon has helped foster a new culture of tech savviness and awareness in commercial real estate. Sharing his thoughts and experiences in everything from mentorship to real estate technologies, his weekly blogs, and often outspoken social media feed, have landed him on numerous “Top Influencer” lists in both the real estate and CRE tech spaces.

Jon is a graduate of Syracuse University. He is board member of the Big Apple Chapter of YPO, the premiere network of chief executives and business leaders, and is a founding board member of the “Award of Courage” foundation. In this role, he raised significant funds for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and is a past recipient of their Humanitarian Award. His philanthropic efforts are now a significant part of his professional and personal life. Jonathan is also a member and Treasurer of the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees, which serves the Hackensack Meridian Health Network. Jon has sat on boards of both publicly traded and private companies in the technology arena and is also a proud member of Mindaligned, a collective impact initiative to create arts-engaged schools.


30 Montgomery Street

2 Montgomery Street
One Exchange Place



 Propelling Force for Innovators & Disruptors Across New Jersey and in Jersey City.


Peter Schubert, FAIA is a Design Partner at Ennead Architects and a leader in building bioscience communities. Peter has spent over thirty-years designing award-winning commercial life science, vertical laboratories, R&D and innovation centers, academic science, mixed-use residential, hospital, office, and hotel projects in the US and around the world. Fusing a passion for urbanism with iconic architecture that integrates local culture, history and context, he creates purposeful buildings and civic spaces. His work includes multiple ongoing and completed commercial laboratory and mixed-use projects in the US and Asia, and close to 3,000,000 sf of ground-up commercial lab projects around the US.

Additional Biography Details Coming Shortly.

Canal Crossing – 1200 Potential Units




University Place at NJCU
$400 million plan comprises retail, residential and commercial projects that will generate new ratables for Jersey City, a University residence hall to accommodate more residential students, a new Center for Music, Dance and Theater, outdoor performance space and a future rubber-tire trolley along West Side Avenue connecting the community to the nearby Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Station.




NJCU Performing Arts Center/School for Music, Dance & Theater/Joffrey Ballet School/Residential Tower



Nancy J Kelley, JD, MPP, President & CEO of Nancy J Kelley + Associates, is a nationally recognized executive who has driven key strategic initiatives in science and medicine for over 20 years. She has a deep understanding of the healthcare, life science and research fields and has in-depth knowledge of the related legal, business, government, non-profit and academic sectors in NYC and across the country. Ms. Kelley’s prior leadership history includes work in scientific institutions, life science companies and life science real estate development. Ms. Kelley has served on Boards for the New York Genome Center, The Jackson Laboratory, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the Whitehead Institute. She holds an AS from Manchester Community College, a BA from Yale College, a JD from Harvard Law School and an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School. She has been appointed both a White House Fellow and Truman Scholar.



Clay McPhail is Vice President at Argent Ventures overseeing all aspects of Argent’s land acquisition and development.  He has personally directed Argent’s growing land portfolio and drives Argent’s development projects from their inception.  Clay has over 16 years of experience in commercial real estate investment and developmen

The Cove – Life Science, Residential, Mixed-Use Project

Rendering: Ennead Architects


Baldwin Place


Robert Totten Schmitt

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Schmitt was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Manager prior to the listing of UHREIT on 12 March 2020 and played a pivotal role in its successful listing.

Mr Schmitt works closely with the Board to determine the strategy for UHREIT. He is also responsible for planning the future strategic development of UHREIT, the overall day-to-day management and operations, as well as working closely with the investment, asset management, financial and compliance personnel to meet the strategic, investment and operational objectives of UHREIT.

Mr Schmitt has around 30 years of experience in the real estate industry spanning across property management, asset management, property financing, leasing and deal structuring. Prior to joining the Manager, he was a Principal and Fund Manager of The Hampshire Companies. Prior to joining The Hampshire Companies in 1995, Mr Schmitt was with Legg Mason Real Estate Advisors and Amerada Hess Corporation.

Mr Schmitt holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University and an MBA in Finance from Boston University. He is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of Homeless Solutions, Inc., a not-for-profit organization providing shelter, housing and counselling for the homeless throughout Morris County, New Jersey (“NJ”). Mr Schmitt is a member of the National Association of Industrial Properties, NJ Chapter and a LEED Associate as certified by the US Green Building Council and holds a CSM designation from the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Chris Daggett is an independent consultant, providing strategic and operational advice to nonprofit and for-profit organizations in education, community development, local news and information, public policy, and philanthropy. He also serves on numerous nonprofit boards. Immediately prior to his current work, Mr. Daggett served for over eight years as President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Previously, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Thomas Kean, Regional Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. In addition, he was a managing director of William E. Simon & Sons, a private investment firm. In 2009, Mr. Daggett ran as an independent candidate for governor of New Jersey. Mr. Daggett holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Details to be added shortly.

Liz holds a Bachelor of Architecture from NJIT. She began her career in the private sector at Perkins Eastman Architects in NYC, where she gained a wide breadth of experience working on large scale urban design projects including resiliency planning, waterfront revitalization, and the reimagining industrial areas. In 2018, Liz joined Jersey City’s Division of City Planning as their first ever staff Urban Designer. With her background in architecture and her experience working for developers, Liz brings unique insight to the division, particularly on redevelopment planning. She was involved in the recent amendments to the Canal Crossing Redevelopment Plan and Bayfront Redevelopment Plan. She is currently overseeing the Land Use element update to JC’s Master Plan. Liz has lived in many neighborhoods throughout Jersey City after moving here in 2015.




Bayfront-Jersey-City-aerialJersey City is moving forward with development of its west side, along the Hackensack River. The project is one of the largest redevelopment projects and includes 95 acres of land that has been remediated and is controlled by the City.

Government Leaders have considered multiple options for “Bayfront”, which is located adjacent to Society Hill on Route 440.

Up to 8,000 residential units are proposed with Mayor Fulop supporting affordable housing that will be located on site. The Mayor has recently expressed this desire about Bayfront: “Preserving and increasing the amount of affordable housing throughout the city is a major priority, as our community continues to grow.”




BERRY LANE PARK ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTIGATION AND REMEDIATION SUMMARY (Dated April 2020) The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (“JCRA”) is providing the following summary of the environmental investigation and remediation activities undertaken at the Berry Lane Park (the “Park”).  This summary is being provided solely for the benefit of increased public understanding of the investigation and remediation activities conducted prior to and during the construction of the Park.  Reference is made herein to numerous reports issued by the environmental professionals who conducted this environmental work (the “Environmental Record”), most of which have been submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.



JournalSquared-3tower-build JournalSquared-phase1-entry JournalSquared-pedestrian-plaza JournalSquared-corner2 JournalSquared-cornerRising at the intersection of Pavonia and Summit Avenues, Hollwich Kushner and Handel Architects’ highly-anticipated three-tower, mixed-use development adjacent to the Journal Square PATH Station is expected to fuel the revitalization of the massive transportation hub and serve as the centerpiece of a resurgent urban neighborhood.

Journal Squared will re-energize the City’s largest transportation center and benefit current and future residents, business owners, area employees and commuters. The development will comprise 1,838 rental residences and 36,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space in 53-, 60- and 70-story towers.



As a Founding Principal Emeritus of NK Architects, Allen’s primary focus is to ensure that NK exceeds the expectations of its clients, consistently demonstrating his ability to develop long-term relationships and balance the interests of multi-party constituents. With a career focused on design in the areas of healthcare, education and urban redevelopment, Allen is recognized as a leader and friend among his peers. He has served as a trustee and board member for numerous not-for-profit institutions, both in the past and presently, and is often a guest speaker at local and regional conferences.

Allen received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oklahoma and his Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from New York University. In 1972 in a proverbial log cabin, Nadaskay Kopelson Architects was founded by Allen Kopelson and Ray Nadaskay. Allen has likened their past partnership to a sailboat—Ray as the keel keeping them on course, and Allen as the sails always reaching for the wind. When he’s not traveling across the George Washington Bridge, Allen spends his leisure time sailing, playing tennis, biking and circumnavigating the globe. He also enjoys opera, music, movies (both old and new) and theatre.

Sovereign Medical Group MOB Jersey City, New Jersey
Sovereign Health System Jersey City, New Jersey
HCCC Journal Square Campus

George Garcia focuses his practice on redevelopment law and municipal land use matters in urban and suburban areas throughout New Jersey. With more than 17 years of experience, he regularly prepares development applications, appears before planning, zoning and historic boards throughout the state and prepares resolutions of approval on various land use matters. George also concentrates on preparing and prosecuting condominium applications and public offering statements within the tri-state area.

With extensive knowledge of the technical requirements involved in establishing rehabilitation and redevelopment zones under the Local Housing and Redevelopment Law, George represents clients in the creation of redevelopment areas and plans. He regularly negotiates and drafts redevelopers’ agreements and negotiates on behalf of private clients with redevelopment agencies throughout New Jersey for large scale projects ranging in capital deployment of $25 million or more. George has significant experience preparing, negotiating and presenting long-term tax abatement applications to city councils on behalf of developers.

George has also represented municipalities as a zoning board attorney, providing input on long-term zoning and redevelopment plan implementation. In addition, he advises and guides clients through the zoning and land use process associated with identifying locations to establish cannabis-related businesses.

George has obtained permits and land use approvals for over 5,000 residential units and more than one million square feet of retail, and has worked on several hotel projects. He is currently working with his client on the construction of the largest residential tower in the state of New Jersey.

In 2010, George served as a member of Governor Chris Christie’s Transition Team, Department of Community Affairs. He currently serves as a Commissioner on the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority and frequently lectures on tax abatement and land use for the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority. Committed to community service, George was a founding board member of the Jersey City Global Charter School.


Jersey City – Harborside

Harborside 5
185 Hudson Street
Suite 2510
Jersey City, NJ 07311
F: 201.521.0100


Diana Jeffrey
Executive Director
Jersey City Redevelopment Agency

The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (JCRA) was created in 1949 as an autonomous Agency to serve as the City’s primary vehicle to eliminate blight, to create opportunities and to attract residential, commercial and industrial real estate projects. The Agency’s statutory authority was set forth in New Jersey Redevelopment Agencies Law (LRHL), P.L. 1992, C.79 (N.J.S.A.) 40.A:12A-1 et seq.) in 1992. The local redevelopment powers of the Agency are outlined in the 1992 statute. The Agency’s broad responsibilities include project facilitation, site assemblage and clearance, environmental remediation and developer selection within redevelopment areas.

Since its inception, JCRA has been responsible for the direct reinvestment of billions of dollars in Jersey City and tens of thousands of jobs. The Agency is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all residents of Jersey City by guiding responsible development and reinvestment in all neighborhoods and communities in Jersey City.” JCRA’s Guiding Principles include enhancing the quality of life and improving economic and housing opportunities, building strong, viable partnerships with the community, and letting employees perform their duties in an honest, ethical manner at all times while maintaining the trust, respect and confidence of residents and our clients.


As Associate Director of Planning Services, much of Charles’ work at Dresdner Robin is focused on the key components of land use and environmental planning. He places a strong emphasis on development feasibility, redevelopment, environmental and fiscal impact analysis, and sustainability. His skillset includes development feasibility, community engagement, environmental/fiscal impact analysis, and population/planning/variance studies. Because of his wide base of experience in residential, commercial, mixed-use, industrial, and institutional projects, Charles demonstrates a facility with effective project management. He is often called upon as an expert witness in planning before local and regional boards throughout the tri-state area. Before joining Dresdner Robin, Charles was a key contributor to the early development of the Sustainable Jersey certification program with the Sustainability Institute (formerly New Jersey Sustainable State Institute). He continues to collaborate on various projects with the Center for Urban Policy Research, including the annual National Historic Preservation Tax Credit Report. Charles Heydt earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from The College of New Jersey and a Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) degree from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. A long-time member of the American Planning Association (APA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), he continues to serve on the APA-NJ Executive Committee.

Jersey City projects will be added shortly.

Peter S. Wersinger III is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of The PRC Group of Companies, a mid-sized real estate developer, headquartered in Red Bank, New Jersey. Mr. Wersinger has been with The PRC Group for ten years and administers the PRC Legal Department, which is responsible for discharging myriad functions relating to real estate transactions, including real property acquisition and contract formation, procurement of land use entitlements, project financing and funding, development and construction, leasing, sales, and operation and management.

Mr. Wersinger’s law career has spanned forty-five years, during which time he has been a partner in private practice, the administrator of a municipal utility, and in-house corporate counsel. He has also served as counsel for zoning boards and municipal utilities authorities in Monmouth and Middlesex counties.

Admitted to practice law in New Jersey, Mr. Wersinger is a member of the Monmouth County and New Jersey State Bar Associations. He received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.

Leslie A. Anderson is the President and CEO of the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority (NJRA), a multi-million dollar independent financing authority created by the state of New Jersey to transform urban communities through direct investment and technical support. Leslie is the first African American woman to helm an independent financing authority in New Jersey and thanks to her tenacity, effectiveness, and vision she has been reappointed to this position by three consecutive governors.
Under her bold leadership, NJRA has used its financial resources to leverage over $3.8 billion in new investments, helping to redevelop some of New Jersey’s most economically challenged neighborhoods. Moreover, the authority committed $418 million in direct investments in 44 eligible communities. This has led to the creation of 15,000 new housing units and 10 million square feet of commercial and retail space.
In 2006, Leslie created the NJRA Redevelopment Training Institute (RTI) to provide learning opportunities centered on the complexities of redevelopment and best practices for community revitalization. Since its inception, RTI has trained over 2,000 attorneys, elected officials, developers, and non-profits.
Leslie’s commitment to service has earned her numerous awards and recognition. In March 2017, she had the distinction of being named as one of NJBIZ’s Best 50 Women in Business. In 2016, she was recognized by the Black Alumni of Penn State University for her outstanding work in public service. Leslie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Lena Frances Edwards Apartment Complex
311 MLK – Urban Entrepreneurship Accelerator – Rising Tide Capital
Amongst Other Projects…


Jay Valgora’s Manhattan-based practice, STUDIO V Architecture, is dedicated to the reinvention of the contemporary city.  The Studio addresses multiple themes in its designs including transforming waterfronts, creating radical adaptive reuse, and experimenting in innovative structures through fabrication. STUDIO V has designed an extraordinary range of work advancing these issues.

Mr. Valgora has thirty years of experience in multiple disciplines including architecture, urban design, and industrial design. He earned a Master of Architecture from Harvard, a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, and was a Fulbright Fellow to the United Kingdom where he began his studies of reinventing former industrial waterfronts for London’s Canary Wharf. He continues his involvement with academic institutions through studio reviews, and lectures at universities including Columbia, Harvard, and Syracuse.

Mr. Valgora dedicates his time to and holds several positions within the industry. He is expanding his work on the waterfront with his recent appointment by the NYC Mayor to the Waterfront Management Advisory Board, which is tasked with rewriting the city’s Next Comprehensive Waterfront Plan for 2020-2030. Along with this appointment he is launching and leading the Waterfront Initiative at the AIA New York Chapter, which will bridge the gap between the design community and the city. He has recently been appointed as an Urban Design Fellow for the Urban Design Forum. Mr. Valgora is heavily involved with the Urban Land Institute, serving on the ULI New York’s Advisory Board as well as its Infrastructure Council.

Details to be added shortly.

Jim Caulfield joined Katerra from Fields Development Group, continuing the legacy started by his grandfather, Patrick Caulfield Sr., who founded Fields in 1933. A career spent working for Fields Development group gave Jim and his brother Rob, an in-depth education into the entire development process, with their Father and Uncle focusing on engineering and architecture.  When Jim emerged from College in the late 90’s he immediately moved into the construction arena and began the hands-on process of learning the industry.  Drawing on the lessons instilled in him by his father and grandfather he focused on analyzing every aspect of a potential project, most importantly the long term effect each development had on the community that surrounds it.

Principal, FieldsGrade



The Agnes

The Hazel

68 Monitor

262 Johnston

Quinn Paulus Hook


The Saffron


IVY House

Waldo Lofts






174 Erie Street


Park Francis

Charles & Co





Sam Higgins serves as a Senior Relationship Manager in M&T’s New Jersey Commercial Real Estate Banking group. He is responsible for managing and growing a portfolio of existing relationships as well as bringing new clients into the Bank.

Higgins began his career with M&T’s Relationship Management Sales Program (RMSP) in 2008 and has held several positions within the New Jersey Commercial Real Estate Group since that time.
Higgins lives in Allendale, NJ with his wife Jennifer, and two children, Madeleine and Maclan.

Higgins holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and a master’s of science (MS) from the Schack Real Estate School at New York University. He is actively involved in the community and serves on the board of the New Jersey Chapter of the Real Estate Lenders Association (RELA) and the Emerging Leaders Council of the Rutgers Real Estate program.

170 Erie Street

Additional to follow

Michael Lastoria is an American serial entrepreneur and co-founder of &pizza, a creatively led, mission-driven, culture carrying, pizza chain voted one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative companies in 2018 and 2019 for Social Good. Referred to by Bloomberg as “what Jesus might look like if he walked in a Yohji Yamamoto show,” Lastoria grounds &pizza in a commitment to better flavor, quality ingredients, livable wages, and real actions.

Lastoria is a fair wage fighter, member of the advocacy network Business at a Fair Minimum Wage and has introduced legislation including the Raise the Wage Act with Senator Sanders, Senator Pelosi and Senator Schumer.

Lastoria has been identified as one of the country’s top executives, listed in QSR’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards as a Most Admired Fast-Casual Leader, on ILC’s as the 2018 Icon of Culture, on Nation’s Restaurant News’ Annual Power List in 2018, 2019 and 2020 Fast Casual’s Movers and Shakers List in 2018, 2019 and 2020, in the Washington Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, and was named Business Person of the Year in 2017 by the Small Business Council of America.










Ms. De Vita joined Urban Edge Properties as our Executive Vice President, Development in January 2021. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. De Vita worked at Simon Property Group from 2002 to 2020, having most recently served as Executive Vice President of Real Estate, where she directed more than $3 billion of development projects in the Premium Outlet Platform. Ms. De Vita completed developments and expansions of some of the most productive retail properties in the United States including Woodbury Common in New York, Orlando Premium Outlets in Florida, and Desert Hills Premium Outlets in California. Before joining Simon, Ms. De Vita worked at the law firm of Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio, P.C. as a land use attorney. Ms. De Vita has a B.A. in English from Skidmore College and a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.

Nick Stone – Bluestone Lane Founder

Nicholas James Stone is a native of Melbourne Australia who moved to New York City in 2010. He envisioned Bluestone Lane whilst attending Business School in New York, with the idea of providing a premium coffee experience that can be readily found in Melbourne Australia (but not readily in New York).

Nick has extensive corporate finance and strategy experience with ANZ Banking Group Limited and UBS Investment Bank, advising and financing some of the world’s largest consumer & services companies in United States, Europe and the Asia/Pacific.

Prior to banking, Nick was a professional Australian Rules Football (AFL) player for 6 seasons, having been selected in the 1999 AFL National Draft from Wesley College, Australia (High School).


Bluestone Lane is the fastest growing premium cafe and lifestyle brand in the United States, having raised US$45m in Venture & Growth capital. Inspired by Founder & CEO Nicholas Stone’s hometown of Melbourne Australia, since launching in late 2013 as single hole-in-the-wall coffee shop in Midtown Manhattan New York, Bluestone Lane has rapidly grown to +50 locations across markets including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Toronto, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Boston.
NRN 2020 America’s top 25 fastest-growing fast-casual businesses. 4 x New York Interior Design Awards winner.


New Jersey

Bluestone Lane in Jersey City

At the base of the tallest building in Jersey City, find our brand new Bluestone Lane, sharing a home with Goldman Sachs at 30 Hudson Street, New Jersey.

Just a stones throw from the waterfront that boasts exceptional views of New York City, our coffee shop is the perfect destination in the heart of downtown New Jersey.

Large double doors open into a sleek, modern space with seating for up to 50 people. Natural light fills the space that is decorated in signature Bluestone Lane style, featuring Aussie beach prints and green Mercury Mosaics tiles.

We’re offering Jersey City locals a taste of Australian coffee culture, with the full Bluestone Lane coffee program as well as a selection of health-focused menu items. Stop in for a Flat White and Avo Smash, or try one of our signature Cold-Pressed Juices. Whatever you’re in the mood for, we’ve got your daily fix!




TOM MCGEE is the President and CEO of ICSC. ICSC is the pre-eminent membership organization serving retail and real estate professionals. Tom believes that retail real estate is central to economic development and opportunity, and plays an integral role in the economic, social and civic vibrancy of communities across the globe.

Prior to joining ICSC, McGee served as Vice Chairman of Deloitte, LLP, one of the largest professional services firms in the United States. During his 26 years with Deloitte, Tom held major global and U.S. leadership roles, including, among others, Vice Chairman, Deputy CEO, National Managing Partner of M&A Services and Global Chief of Staff. He was also a member of Deloitte’s Global and US Executive and Operational Leadership Committees.

Tom is a noted business speaker with frequent appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business. He has coined the term Retail Renaissance to describe the convergence taking place in the industry as retailers embrace both digital and physical channels for serving consumers. Often quoted in national media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and CFO Magazine, Tom is also a guest writer for Forbes.com.

Tom is the chairman of Covenant House International, the largest privately funded charity in the Americas serving homeless and trafficked youth. He is also active in numerous other business and academic organizations, including serving as a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 and the Leadership Board for its Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, as well as on the board of Oak Knoll School and the Board of Regents of Loyola Marymount University, his alma mater.



ISCS operates across New Jersey, the US & Internationally.



A member organization for industry advancement, ICSC promotes and elevates the marketplaces and spaces where people shop, dine, work, play and gather as foundational and vital ingredients of communities and economies.


Agency and tenant representation – Retail leasing, development, and re-positioning.
2017 REBNY Most Significant Deal of the Year award winner for FAO Schwarz at 30 Rockefeller Center.

Jersey City Retail listings:

333 Washington

70 Hudson

90 Hudson

10 Exchange Place

95 Christopher Columbus

525 Washington St

3 2nd Street

30 Montgomery

Notable Jersey City transactions:

Sweetgreen – 90 Hudson – represented LL – Spear Street Capital

CVS -70 Hudson – represented LL – Spear Street Capital

Maman – 70 Hudson – represented LL – Spear Street Capital

&Pizza – 30 Montgomery – represented LL – ARA Advisors

FedEx – 30 Montgomery – represented LL – ARA Advisors

Hoots – 525 Washington – represented LL – Bentall Greenoak

Ondo – 3 2nd Street – represented LL

Notable transactions outside of the Jersey City market:

Winner of the 2017 REBNY Retail Deal of the Year award – represented FAO Schwarz in their transaction at Rockefeller Center

Krispy Kreme in Times Square at 1601 Broadway

Kathleen Coviello 

Executive Vice President for Technology, Life Sciences & Entrepreneurship

Kathleen Coviello is the Executive Vice President for Technology, Life Sciences & Entrepreneurship at the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), where she is responsible for working closely with the state’s emerging technology and life science companies and investors and delivering Edison Innovation Fund products to this community. Kathleen also oversees the management of the NJEDA’s 46,000-square-foot New Jersey Bioscience Center – Incubator at North Brunswick and the New Jersey Bioscience Center – Step Out Labs, a 32,000-square-foot post-incubation facility.

Under Kathleen’s leadership, the NJEDA’s Technology and Life Sciences (TLS) Division has delivered over $1 billion in direct investments, business incentives, tax credits, and venture fund investments through the Edison Innovation Fund. During her tenure, New Jersey’s first accelerator- TechLaunch – was established, federal State Small Business Credit Initiatives funds were deployed into several regional venture funds, the State’s Angel Tax Credit Program was launched, and the New Jersey Founders & Funders program was born.

Prior to joining the NJEDA, Kathleen spent over 17 years in the banking industry, with the last eight focused on the NJ Technology Venture Lending Market. Her venture lending experience includes employment at Silicon Valley Bank, Comerica Bank and Progress’ Techbanc.



Debbie Hart
President & CEO

Governor Appointed Member, New Jersey’s Restart and Recovery Advisory Council
Member, Economic Advisory Council to Restart the Economy
Vice-Chair, New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology – NJ CSIT   https://www.njeda.com/csit/
Co-Chair, New Jersey Higher Education Strategic Plan Research, Innovation and Talent Working Group
Member, New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and Business Partnership
Advisory Board Member, Students 2 Science

President and CEO of BioNJ

Debbie Hart, founding President and CEO of BioNJ, is dedicated to the mission and work of BioNJ. She worked alongside New Jersey’s biotechnology industry leaders to establish BioNJ in 1994 and has been dedicated to the organization since then. Debbie has been active on the boards and committees of numerous government and academic institutions.


Debbie was recently named by Governor Murphy to  and by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin to the Economic Advisory Council to Restart the Economy. Additionally, she was named by Governor Murphy to the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology where she serves as Vice Chair; as co-chair of the New Jersey Higher Education Strategic Plan Research, Innovation and Talent Working Group; and the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and Business Partnership. Debbie served as chair of the bipartisan, bicameral New Jersey Biotechnology Task Force which was charged with making recommendations to the Legislature for fostering the growth of the biotechnology industry in New Jersey. The report was issued in June 2018. Debbie serves on the boards of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and Choose New Jersey.

Ms. Hart serves on the New Jersey Presidents Council’s branding and marketing task force for New Jersey institutions. Debbie was appointed to the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and Business Partnerships and to the NJ Council on Innovation.  She was named to the Advisory Boards of the New Jersey Innovation Institute and the Institute for Life Sciences Entrepreneurship at Kean University.  She served as a member of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s (EDA) Technology Advisory Board and is a former member and Chair of EDA’s Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (CCIT). Additionally, she served on the transition teams of two former New Jersey governors and was appointed by two Governors to the New Jersey Israel Commission for her work in economic development.

Past government support activities include the Prosperity New Jersey Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Cluster Study commissioned by a former Governor and conducted by Professor Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School, the Jobs Growth and Economic Development Commission established by a former Governor and chaired by Dr. Roy Vagelos as well as the Task Force on Higher Education Quality and Competitiveness of the State. She also served on the Business Task Force established by the New Jersey State Legislature in 2011.

A strong advocate for advancing education, Debbie serves as a board member of the Rutgers University Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center for the Study of Pharmaceutical Management at Rutgers University Business School, and has served on the Advisory Board of the College of Science and Mathematics at Montclair University, the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business and the Science Advisory Board at Rider University as well as the advisory boards for the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s (NJIT) Biomedical Engineering Program, Monmouth University’s School of Science, Technology and Engineering and as a Director of the Liberty Science Center’s Women’s Leadership Council.

Debbie serves on the Advisory Board for Students 2 Science, served on the advisory board that guided the establishment of the nationally recognized Monmouth County Biotechnology High School and as a member of the New Jersey Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Advisory Board. In 2005, she delivered the Commencement Address at Raritan Valley Community College’s graduation ceremonies.

As an advocate for the industry, Debbie has testified before State and federal legislative committees.  She is also a frequent speaker at industry events, including serving as the Keynote speaker at the Russian Pharmaceutical Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia; the Knowledge for Growth Conference in Ghent, Belgium; the Women’s Clinical Leadership Forum at the Partnerships in Clinical Trials conference in Orlando, Florida; and the Shanghai Bio Conference in Shanghai.

Debbie was honored by the Women’s Fund of New Jersey as a Woman Advancing Science, and she and BioNJ were recognized by NJIT with a New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Award.

Debbie is an NJBIZ New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business honoree. In March 2014 in commemoration of Women’s History Month, she was nominated by Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt and honored by the New Jersey General Assembly as a Woman Advancing Science. In May 2014, Debbie was named to PolitickerNJ’s Health Care Power List of 2014. In 2015, she was named as one of HudsonMod Magazine’s list of Women in Power and one of New Jersey’s Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners by Leading Women Entrepreneurs.

More recently, Debbie was named one of the world’s 100 Most Influential People in Biotechnology by Scientific American Worldview; to ROI-NJ’s 2021 Influencers Power List; to the NJBIZ Health Care Power 50 for the third year in a row coming in at #6 in 2020, to the NJBIZ Manufacturing 50 for the second year in a row in at #8 in 2020, to PharmaVOICE‘s 2019 100 Most Inspiring People list; one of New Jersey’s top CEOs by COMMERCE Magazine and for the ninth time in 2021 to the NJBIZ Power 100, a listing of the 100 most influential people in New Jersey business.

Debbie holds an M.S. from the S. I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University where she graduated cum laude and a B.A. from Trenton State College, now The College of New Jersey, where she graduated magna cum laude.


Our Mission

As the life sciences association for New Jersey, BioNJ is a powerful network of 400 Member companies representing research-based life sciences companies and stakeholders. Because Patients Can’t Wait®, we are dedicated to propelling the rich innovation ecosystem in the New Jersey region to stimulate and support innovation, improve and save lives, and lower the hurdles of healthcare advancements for society. As the industry’s voice in New Jersey, we fulfill our mission by ensuring that:

  • Science is Supported
  • Companies are Created
  • Drugs are Developed
  • Patients are Paramount

At BioNJ, we are impatient for Patients.

Science is Supported

Innovation is the driving force behind medical breakthroughs and BioNJ is committed to promoting policies that facilitate tomorrow’s miracles. As tireless advocates for meaningful public policies, BioNJ works directly with leaders in Trenton and Washington to advance the industry. We actively bring together research and development and commercialization experts through a variety of focused forums for creative convergence of technical fields to fuel the fires of healthcare advancement. The New Jersey region’s research talent is second to none and BioNJ connects emerging science with people to lead it.

Companies are Created

Entrepreneurs and capital are the engine and fuel for new company creation driving the next generation of therapies, diagnostics and tools in life sciences. BioNJ fosters entrepreneurship through partnering and networking programs, and connection to tools and resources, lowering the barriers for entrepreneurs to realize their vision. By advocating for policy and funder support, BioNJ plays a critical role in establishing the success stories of tomorrow.

Drugs are Developed

Discovery happens globally and BioNJ works with innovators to advance the science and products here. Building on the densest life sciences workforce cluster in the world, BioNJ supports access to critical resources and information for operations required to take discoveries and turn them into drugs. We serve as a clearinghouse of information and intelligence, as convener of valuable networking and partnering programs, and as an advocate for capital formation.

Patients are Paramount

“Because Patients Can’t Wait®” is BioNJ’s rallying cry and a reminder that our job is to help research-based companies discover and develop innovative therapies and cures to address unmet medical needs. New Jersey has been a world leader in medical innovation since the industry’s beginning and we are inspired by the privilege of working with those committed to changing the lives of Patients and their families around the world.

Paul Hoffman, the President and CEO of Liberty Science Center, is leading a transformative era at LSC. Of all established museums in the United States, LSC has grown the fastest, with total attendance skyrocketing 65% in five years to over 750,000 visitors annually. Mr. Hoffman is also the driving force behind SciTech Scity, LSC’s partnership with Jersey City to create a 30-acre campus to launch and grow dozens of world-changing science and technology start-up companies and reimagine K-12 science education.

As a journalist and biographer, Hoffman’s extensive body of work explores the relationship between genius, madness, obsession and creativity. He is the author of 11 books, most recently a memoir about the world of championship chess, King’s Gambit: A Son, a Father, and the World’s Most Dangerous Game. His previous book, Wings of Madness: Alberto Santos-Dumont and the Invention of Flight, was a finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was the basis of a television documentary for Nova. Mr. Hoffman’s first biography, The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdös and the Search for Mathematical Truth, was an international bestseller; published in 16 languages, it received the Rhone-Poulenc prize for best science book of the year. He is the recipient of the first National Magazine Award for feature writing.

Hoffman has been a top media executive. He was the long-time president and editor in chief of Discover magazine, the president and publisher of Encyclopedia Britannica, and, most recently, the editorial chairman of the video-interview website BigThink.

He is a noted expert on the public understanding of science, and has advised NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Hoffman, who was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College.

As a television personality, Hoffman has performed wacky mathematical paper tricks on Late Night with David Letterman and appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show as the sole guest for an entire show. He worked with the magician David Blaine to kick off a chess match between two Russian champions in the ABC Studios in Times Square, where he also served as the master of ceremonies for three highly publicized chess events. He was the color commentator for 17 hours of live chess on ESPN, the on-air science essayist for PBS NewsHour, and the host of the five-part PBS series Discovering the Great Minds of Science.

He has edited the writing of Oliver Sacks, Jared Diamond, Sherwin Nuland and Nobel laureates Francis Crick, Steven Weinberg, and Leon Lederman. He has conducted long video interviews with Noam Chomsky, Richard Dawkins, Ray Kurzweil, Penn Jillette, Aubrey de Grey, Annie Duke, Michio Kaku, Anatoly Karpov, Arianna Huffington, Ed Koch, Jonathan Irving, Gay Talese, Jonathan Ames, and Nobel laureates James Watson and Orhan Pamuk. He moderated a long radio debate between E.O. Wilson and the late Stephen Jay Gould. He has done stand-up storytelling at the Moth along with Nobel laureate Paul Nurse. He has played chess with Garry Kasparov, and he was taken into custody in Libya when he tried to play chess with the late Muammar el-Qaddafi.

Hoffman has moonlighted as a paradoxologist. Under the nom de plume Dr. Crypton, he created brain teasers, buried treasure hunts, and elaborate puzzle contests for clients such as Sharp and the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Dr. Crypton received a screen credit for his work on the movie Romancing the Stone. Chicago magazine called Dr. Crypton “the smartest man in the world,” but Hoffman says they must have caught him on a particularly good day.

As a child, Hoffman split his time between Manhattan’s West Village and Westport, CT. These days he lives in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and a 300-year-old converted barn in the Catskills, sometimes with his college-age son. A food entrepreneur, he is co-owner of two restaurants in Brooklyn. Hoffman is known for his long, exploratory walks around New York City. The New York Times called him “Mayor of Strange Places.”

Scitech Scity


Charles “Chuck” J. Harrington III


A trusted advisor to participants in Jersey City and Hudson County real estate development, Charles Harrington has a tremendous knowledge of land use and a stellar reputation for getting development and redevelopment projects off the ground. Developers rely on Chuck for his ability to successfully navigate the intricacies of city government, planning and zoning boards, redevelopment agencies and neighborhood associations in order to move their projects forward.

Chuck advises clients on complex land use, development and redevelopment, permitting and approvals, zoning changes, riparian and condemnation issues, transactional work, construction and acquisition financing, condominium formation and real property tax appeals. He is particularly effective at obtaining both short- and long-term tax abatements for his clients, as well as counseling them on opportunities for public and private financing and other incentive opportunities.

During his long career in real estate and land use, Chuck has completed more than 1,000 land use approvals and redevelopment applications, and obtained approvals for some of the preeminent development projects on the Jersey City waterfront and in New Jersey. He has served as land use counsel to a majority of the major developers of the Jersey City Gold Coast waterfront and represents numerous small to mid-size developers within Jersey City and neighboring municipalities. Chuck’s development approvals include projects ranging from two-family homes to major developments consisting of more than 5,000 residential units; affordable and workforce housing developments with related low-income housing tax credit funding; renovation and conversion of historic residential and commercial properties; and office and hotel developments.

Representative Land Use Approvals

Chuck has obtained numerous planning board and zoning board approvals for developments along the Jersey City waterfront and the interior neighborhoods. The projects include the following:

  • SciTech Scity



  • The Portofino
  • Marbella I and II
  • Monaco I and II
  • Crystal Point
  • Urby
  • 70, 80 and 90 Columbus
  • The Art House
  • The Oakman
  • The Hamilton House
  • 100 Monitor Street – Morris Canal/Lafayette area
  • Marriott Residence Hotel
  • The Hyatt House
  • Lafayette Village
  • Montgomery Gardens
  • Catherine Todd Senior Housing
  • The Embankment
  • The Revetment
  • The Vito Lofts
  • Innovative developments incorporating arts/theater space, and public/private partnerships with a new public school

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Second Vice Chairman, Christ Hospital Board of Trustees
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Planners Organizations
  • New Jersey State Bar Association


  • Hartz Mt. Industries, Inc., v. City of Jersey City, 22 N.J. Tax 84 (N.J. Tax 2004)
  • In re Estate of Tateo, 338 N.J. Super. 121 (App. Div. 2001)
  • Airo Die Casting, Inc. v. Westmoreland County Board of Assessment Appeals, 706 A.2d 1279 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1998)
  • Badische (BASF) Corp. v. Kearny Town, 17 N.J. Tax 594 (N.J. Super, App. Div. 1998)
  • Laneco Three, Inc. v. Franklin Tp. 17 N.J. Tax 233 (N.J. Tax 1998)
  • Jepson Refrigeration Corp. v. Trenton City, 16 N.J. Tax 457 (N.J. Super. Add. Div.1996)
  • Badische Corp. (BASF) v. Town of Kearny, 288 N.J. Super. 171 (App. Div. 1996)
  • Jepson Refrigeration Corp. v. Trenton City, 15 N.J. Tax 467 (N.J. Tax 1996)
  • Jepson Refrigeration Corp. v. City of Trenton, 295 N.J. Super. 294 (App. Div. 1996)
  • Coastal Eagle Point Oil Co. v. West Deptford Tp.,  15 N.J. Tax 190 (N.J. Super. App. Div. 1995)
  • Badische Corp. (BASF) v. Kearny Town, 14 N.J. Tax 219 (N.J. Tax 1994)

Angelo Stracquatanio

CEO & Co-founder, Apprentice.io

Angelo is Co-founder and CEO of Apprentice.io, the leading intelligent software provider for life sciences that allows manufacturing teams to get critical drugs to market faster, with higher reliability. Angelo has positioned Apprentice as the worldwide frontrunner of innovative technology, leveraging artificial intelligence, augmented reality and Pharma 4.0 principles to help organizations scale faster – from COVID to Cancer. Believing that technology should foster creativity and drive solution discovery, Angelo founded Apprentice to address the pharmaceutical industry’s greatest challenges. As a result, Apprentice’s flexible and intuitive intelligent software platform was developed, offering batch execution, augmented procedures, predictive resource management, immersive training, remote collaboration/troubleshooting, remote tours, event tracking and more, across one end-to-end system that unifies internal teams and streamlines collaboration with partners, CMOs and vendors. With over $40M in funding and expert solution teams located around the globe, Apprentice is committed to creating innovative solutions that help laboratory and manufacturing teams deliver lifesaving drugs, therapies and treatments to market faster, for the people who need them the most.


Apprentice.io Office

190 Christopher Columbus Drive

Jersey City, NJ 07302, US



Juan Lent serves as Vice President of Property Management of Roseland Residential Trust. Mr. Lent has been with the company for ten years and is responsible for overseeing the operations of the residential portfolio.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Lent worked as a general manager with AIMCO in the redevelopment group where he was responsible for overseeing the redevelopment and repositioning of B/C communities in Atlanta and Philadelphia. Beyond that, Mr. Lent has extensive experience overseeing various asset types including garden-style, mid-rise and high-rise communities in all different stages of lease-up, redevelopment, and stabilization.

Mr. Lent, a native of Guatemala, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Fairfield University.

The Charlotte – 25 Columbus Drive
Harborside 10

























One Ten at The Enclave

100 Hoboken Avenue














100 House at The Enclave


Van Leer Place

Eyal Shuster
Founder & CEO, The Shuster Group
Shuster Management, Shuster Development, Shuster Construction


Founder, Greenspot – EV Charging

Eyal Shuster is the founder and president of The Shuster Group, an affiliated group of companies that construct, develop, manage, and invest in commercial multifamily and mixed-use real estate. After completing his service in the Israeli Army reaching the rank of Lieutenant, Eyal began his career as a crane operator, working his way up through different trades, gaining experience in all related fields of the construction business. Eyal graduated from MALTAB (the Institute for Technology of Construction in Israel) as a certified project manager and General Contractor. In 1998 he moved to the United States to study Finance at Rutgers University. While completing his coursework, Eyal worked for a local developer until forming Shuster Management LLC in 2001. In 2002, soon after graduating with High Honors, Eyal continued to grow his construction business and started to utilize his expertise and capital toward his own development projects.

Today, The Shuster Group manages a portfolio of over 700 units, has been directly involved in over 50 real estate projects in New York City and Northern New Jersey, and has the track record, resources and the capabilities to handle all aspects of multifamily and mixed-use real estate investment and development, from ground-up construction, conversion and renovation, to property management and disposition.

Eyal, who currently maintains The Shuster Group offices in Downtown, Jersey City and resides in Paulus Hook with his wife Tal and four children, is a proud resident of Jersey City for the past 12 years.








Baldwin Place
coLab by DVORA – CoWorking
Guesthouse by DVORA
DVORA Gallery
DVORA Technology








David Wolfe focuses his practice on representing taxpayers in significant real estate tax matters. He also represents corporate and individual clients in complex civil litigation. He has extensive experience in all types of property tax appeals, including hotel, multi-family, retail, office, industrial properties, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. He frequently counsels clients regarding property tax exemption matters, abatements, and PILOTs. David also routinely performs property tax due diligence and tax projections for institutional clients.

David is proud to have assisted clients in the development and stabilization of several of the transformational projects in New Jersey’s largest two cities, Jersey City and Newark. He represents taxpayers in every county in New Jersey, throughout the North East and significant matters nationally through the firm’s relationship with the National Association of Property Tax Attorneys (NAPTA).

David has obtained billions of dollars of assessment reductions on behalf of his clients, including the following assessment reductions on behalf of his clients:

Reduced hotel assessment from $421 million to $259 million;
Reduced office assessment from $372 million to $264 million;
Reduced hotel assessment from $188 million to $131 million;
Reduced multifamily assessment from $116 million to $67 million;
Reduced nursing home assessment from $36 million to $10.1 million;
Reduced super-regional mall assessment from $21 million to $8 million;
Reduced power center assessment from $21 million to $13 million*
* All assessments rounded to nearest million

David serves on the NAPTA Board and as the Co-Chair of the Real Property Tax Practice Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA). Chair of the NJSBA Taxation Section, Mr. Wolfe has been featured or quoted in a wide variety of local and national publications, including Forbes.com, GlobeSt.com, Marketwatch.com, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Law.com, Law360.com, The New York Law Journal, and Commerce Magazine.

He began his career as an associate at the law firm of Davis Polk and Wardwell in New York. While at Davis Polk, he focused his practice on regulatory investigations, securities litigation and banking disputes.

David served as Co-Chair of the ABA’s Diversity & Inclusion 360 Presidential Commission and as a member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates for several years. As a young lawyer, Mr. Wolfe served as the Chair of the ABA Young Lawyers Division, the ABA’s largest entity with more than 130,000 members.

David received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and graduated from Cornell University with distinction in all subjects.

Jersey City Projects to be displayed shortly.

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Owner & Chief Executive Officer, Skyline Development Group, LLC


Louis Mont has 40 years of business and real estate experience, specializing in real estate

development and construction. He has been involved in project types ranging from multifamily

high-rise properties, single family sub-division communities, and industrial buildings. He has

managed many large residential rental properties as well as a large industrial portfolio.

Lou has been a Planning Board Commissioner and Chairman in Washington Township, NJ for over

17 years and as far back as 1989 was named one of the “Top 50 People Impacting New Jersey’s

Economic Future” by the Business Journal of New Jersey. Several projects that he has been

involved in have been awarded the prestigious award for the “Best Rental Community over 200

units” by the New Jersey Builder’s Association as well as several other SAM awards.

Hi company, Skyline Development Group is now focused primarily on developing and building

multi-family and mixed use projects along the New Jersey Gold Coast.


President, Diversified Management Systems, Inc.


(former) Chief Operating Officer, Manhattan Building Company / City Homes & Gardens

Details to follow.


Raphael began his career in real estate in 2010 with the founding of Lantower Realty and Property Management, which rebranded as LanTree Developments in 2017. Initially focused on the acquisition of revenue-producing multifamily assets in New York, the company accumulated a portfolio of distressed residential and retail assets, which, under Raphael’s leadership, were successfully repositioned, revitalizing neighborhoods and delivering much-needed, attainably priced housing to the market. In recent years, Raphael has expanded LanTree’s scope of services to include the acquisition and management of development projects, amassing a project pipeline of more than a million square feet in key metropolitan markets across New York and New Jersey.

Email: raphael@lantreedev.com | Phone: 718-419-4195 | https://www.linkedin.com/in/raphael-mandelbaum-77492918/

West Side Square

1072 & 1075 West Side Avenue, Jersey City



One Grove

DIEGO HODARA is the founder and CEO of Titanium Realty Group, a real estate investment and development company focused on mix-use and residential real estate assets in the metropolitan area of New York.

Titanium Realty Group is currently developing in stages close to 1,000 units in Jersey City representing a total development cost of more than 400 million dollars. The projects are mainly mix-used ground-up buildings ranging from 30 to more than 150 units per building.

Prior to founding Titanium Realty Group, Diego was involved as a senior manager in several large scale developments including ground-up projects not only in the NYC but also in Latin America such as Sheraton Hotel in Montevideo Uruguay, a 25 story building with post-tension concrete slab system.

Diego holds a Master’s degree in Real Estate Finance and Investment from NYU. He also holds a degree in Architecture and Urban Planning, and an MBA from the University of Uruguay. He is an Academy Board Member and Professor at ORT University in Uruguay for the Real Estate Certificate program. He is also a Board Member of Jersey City Apartment Owners Association and a Member at Urban Land Institute.


425 Summit Ave Journal Square, Jersey City

413 Summit Ave Journal Square, Jersey City

177 Academy St Journal Square, Jersey City

345 Baldwin  Journal Square, Jersey City

44 Newkirk Journal Square, Jersey City

39 High St Journal Square, Jersey City

65 Newkirk Journal Square, Jersey City

75 Jordan Journal Square, Jersey City

Newark Ave Journal Square, Jersey City

144 Fairmount Ave McGinley Square, Jersey City

136 Summit Ave McGinley Square, Jersey City

A leader, and a product digital transformation executive with a visionary mindset. Mr. Khalis is the Chief Technology Officer at MHT Lighting and is responsible for managing overseeing and help implementing its software and hardware platforms across MHT’s suite of products, allowing Mr Khalis to offer innovative solutions to operate challenges and leverage decisiveness to implement solutions while minimizing risk and maximizing performance. Mr Khalis has an extensive background in software and hardware development, including 3 federal United States patents. Mr Khalis holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the NJ Institute of Technology.

Different projects across Jersey City and New Jersey.

Timothy I. Henkel

Principal and Senior Vice President

As a principal and member of the executive leadership team, Tim Henkel is responsible for all aspects of Pennrose’s national development strategy. He oversees a team of regional vice presidents and has been instrumental in Pennrose’s continued growth in key markets across the country.

Tim began his career at Pennrose in 1999. He is an expert in all forms of public and private real estate financing including affordable housing via Federal and State Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), Federal and State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits (HTC), mixed-income multifamily housing via tax-exempt bonds, and public housing replacement leveraging federal HOPE VI grants. In addition, he has executed market rate and mixed income development using various combinations of New Market Tax Credits (NMTC), Urban Transit HUB Tax Credits, and other State incentive programs.

Tim has overseen the growth of Pennrose’s development platform to include new construction, adaptive reuse and acquisition/preservation projects.  The combination of diversified housing products and expanded geography have established Pennrose as an engaged leader in the delivery of housing opportunity and resident services in a diverse range of communities.

Tim currently serves on the board of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association and NJ Apartment Association.  He is an Alumni board member of the William E. Simon School of Business and serves on the boards of Triple C Housing and Penn Reach, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people with special needs find homes and services. Tim is a frequent panelist and speaker at regional real estate development events.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University and a Master of Business Administration from the William E. Simon School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester.






Jersey City is moving forward with development of its west side, along the Hackensack River. The project is one of the largest redevelopment projects and includes 95 acres of land that has been remediated and is controlled by the City.

Government Leaders have considered multiple options for “Bayfront”, which is located adjacent to Society Hill on Route 440.

Up to 8,000 residential units are proposed with Mayor Fulop supporting affordable housing that will be located on site. The Mayor has recently expressed this desire about Bayfront: “Preserving and increasing the amount of affordable housing throughout the city is a major priority, as our community continues to grow.”


Additional Jersey City Projects List Coming Shortly….

Eugene Schneur


Eugene is the co-Founder and co-Managing Director of Omni New York LLC. Since Omni’s inception in 2004, Eugene has overseen the day to day operations of the organization that has grown into a full service real estate organization (development, syndication, construction, management and security) employing over 800 full time employees. During this period, Omni has acquired, rehabilitated or built 80 properties totaling over 17,000 units of affordable housing with an aggregate transaction amount of approximately $3 billion dollars. Prior to becoming a principal with Omni New York LLC, Eugene was a Mergers and Acquisitions attorney with Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky LLP in New York. Eugene holds a degree from Cornell University in Industrial and Labor Relations, a J. D. from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, and is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School in New York City.  Eugene serves on the board of GrowNYC and the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and is involved in numerous charitable organizations.



Bayfront-Jersey-City-aerialJersey City is moving forward with development of its west side, along the Hackensack River. The project is one of the largest redevelopment projects and includes 95 acres of land that has been remediated and is controlled by the City.

Government Leaders have considered multiple options for “Bayfront”, which is located adjacent to Society Hill on Route 440.

Up to 8,000 residential units are proposed with Mayor Fulop supporting affordable housing that will be located on site. The Mayor has recently expressed this desire about Bayfront: “Preserving and increasing the amount of affordable housing throughout the city is a major priority, as our community continues to grow.”


Bhavini A. Doshi
McManimon, Scotland & Baumann


Bhavini A. Doshi concentrates her practice in the areas of redevelopment, environmental, infrastructure, government and renewable energy. She provides her clients a range of general counsel services including procurement, corporate governance, regulatory guidance and legislation drafting, transaction negotiation and document preparation, settlement and risk management, and appearance before governing bodies and at public meetings. Bhavini regularly advises on project finance structures such as the use of PILOTs and other local, state and federal incentive programs, the implementation of state and/or federally monitored environmental remediation/LSRP projects, and the execution of complex infrastructure and real estate transactions. Bhavini’s special counsel areas include sustainable development and infrastructure, renewable energy and resiliency.

Bhavini serves her client’s legal needs through understanding their business operations, as well as short and long-term goals. She is well versed in leading multi-disciplinary teams to successful project completion, and brings years of experience collaborating and coordinating with policy-makers and other professionals, including engineers, architects, planners and business executives. Prior to joining the firm, Bhavini served for five years in the Office of Corporation Counsel for the City of Jersey City, where she supervised hundreds of transactional and governance matters. She was the primary attorney and project manager for the City’s largest brownfield cleanups and most complex commercial and property transactions, and provided counsel on environmental matters, development and construction, project labor issues and contractor disputes. From crafting policies to project execution, Bhavini successfully guided the City through the establishment of its first “Office of Sustainability”, and led projects including solar installation at the City’s DPW facility, citywide electric vehicle charging stations, green infrastructure and procurement of smart-city technologies.

Bhavini started her career in the private practice of law, where she advised public and private entities in a variety of areas, including complex commercial matters, public finance, and renewable energy. During her final semester of law school, Bhavini interned with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Hague, Netherlands where she assisted prosecutors in all aspects of cases involving war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bhavini has served on several nonprofit boards, including previously on the Board of Trustees for the Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City, and currently on the Board of Trustees for the state-wide New Jersey Council for the Humanities. She is actively involved with the New Jersey State Bar Association, and regularly presents and publishes on a variety of renewable energy, resiliency and procurement topics.

Mr. Marshall is a co-founder and Managing Partner of (“BRP”) Companies, a vertically integrated owner, operator, developer and manager of transit-oriented, mixed-use, multifamily properties in the NY Tri-State area. With over 50 employees and a track record of $1.7 billion of completed real estate projects, the firm has an additional $1.3 billion in transactions currently under
development. Mr. Marshall is responsible for executing BRP’s investment strategy including deal origination, acquisition, finance and development. He has also led the firm’s strategic partnership initiatives such as the firm’s decade long partnership with Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group and BRP’s active relationships with all of the New York City Agencies.

Prior to co-founding BRP, Mr. Marshall was a Managing Director at Musa Capital Advisors, an emerging markets private equity and financial advisory firm based in New York City. Musa Capital managed a Separate Account for Kingdom Holding Africa, HRH’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal’s Investment vehicle for Sub-Saharan Africa. At Musa Capital, Mr. Marshall was instrumental in executing cross-border transactions including the $37 million development of a mixed-use office complex and mall in Harare, Zimbabwe. Mr. Marshall also led successful investments in the Telecommunications and Financial Services sectors. Prior to Musa Capital Advisors, Mr. Marshall was a Senior Associate at Wasserstein Perella & Co., an investment banking firm based in New York City. While at Wasserstein, Mr. Marshall was an integral member of the firm’s Telecommunications and Media, Mergers and Acquisitions practice, where he assisted in transactions exceeding $15 billion.

Mr. Marshall is a Founding Member of the Council of Urban Professionals (“CUP”), and is a Member of the Executive Board of the New York State Affordable Housing Association (“NYSAFAH”). Mr. Marshall also proudly serves on the Boards of Enterprise NYC Advisory Board and Citizens Housing and Planning Council since 2018, and is a Trustee of Xavier University of Louisiana.

Mr. Marshall holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from Columbia Business School.

AIA, AICP, LEED AP – Principal

Eric has led large-scale mixed use, revitalization, urban redevelopment, and resiliency projects for public agencies, private developers and institutions nationally and internationally. His focus is on helping cities, communities, and landowners develop and implement strategies for sustainable and equitable growth and his work extends in scale from buildings, to districts, cities, and regions. A seasoned collaborator, Eric brings the unique ability to build consensus around complex public initiatives involving multiple disciplines. Eric is a lifelong student of the city and has published and lectured widely on urbanism, resilience, and sustainable development. Leading Perkins Eastman’s resiliency planning initiatives, Eric champions the role of strategic planning and design thinking in addressing complex challenges like climate adaptation and the place of large institutions in the city.

Eric Fang

Councilwoman Denise Ridley

First minority elected to the Ward A Council seat in Jersey City

Councilwoman Denise Ridley is a life-long Jersey City resident.  She earned her undergraduate degree at Hampton University in psychology with a minor in Spanish.  Denise completed her master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology at Montclair State University.  Through the years, Denise has provided pro bono executive coaching as well as developed new job descriptions, performance management structures, and discipline policies for companies in the pharmaceutical and education industries.  The Councilwoman spent 16 years in a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry.  In addition, Denise is also a licensed real estate agent. 

Denise has worn many hats over the years.  This is clearly displayed by her involvement in organizations and community service activities.  Ms. Ridley is currently a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and Rotary Club.  She is a member of the Jersey City Public Safety Review Board, a Commissioner for the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency, and the Chairwoman of the Bayfront Redevelopment Advisory Board.  She has served as Committeewoman for her district since first being elected in 2013.  

In her role as Councilwoman, Denise has added signature yearly events to the Ward such as the Ward A MLK Day of Service and Trunk or Treat.  She has introduced legislation that has led to stricter laws around vaping, the establishment of a Jersey City Black Business Day, is currently working with State legislators and officials from other municipalities on the establishment of Civilian Complaint Review Board, and has added close to 100 new parking spaces in the Ward. Denise is determined to continue moving Ward A forward though collaboration with its residents.  She believes in an inclusive approach to government and supports her neighbors in Ward A.  Ms. Ridley truly believes service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.


Leadership Roles

Chair, Bayfront Redevelopment Advisory Board

Connections Chair, Hudson County Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Committeewoman, Hudson County Democratic Organization

Co-Chair, Jersey City Joint Council and School Board Finance Committee

Board Member, Jersey City Public Safety Review Board

Commissioner, Jersey City Redevelopment Agency

Jersey City Cohort Member, National Leadership Academy on Public Health

Member, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Incorporated

Member, Rotary Club of Jersey City

Councilwoman Denise Ridley

First minority elected to the Ward A Council seat in Jersey City


Leadership Roles

Chair, Bayfront Redevelopment Advisory Board

Connections Chair, Hudson County Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Committeewoman, Hudson County Democratic Organization

Co-Chair, Jersey City Joint Council and School Board Finance Committee

Board Member, Jersey City Public Safety Review Board

Commissioner, Jersey City Redevelopment Agency

Jersey City Cohort Member, National Leadership Academy on Public Health

Member, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Incorporated

Member, Rotary Club of Jersey City



Nevins McCann has been at the frontline of New Jersey’s legal and political landscape for many years. From major real estate projects to high-stakes litigation, he advises clients on some of the state’s most significant and high-profile legal developments. Nevins co-chairs the firm’s Real Estate and Land Use, and Cannabis Law Groups.

In 2017, Nevins was named to New Jersey Governor-Elect Phil Murphy’s Transition 2018 team, a group of senior level industry and policy professionals tasked with analyzing issues and making recommendations to the new administration. In 2010, he was appointed to Governor Christie’s transition team, assisting the administration with issues facing the state Department of Transportation and New Jersey Transit.

Nevins is a highly regarded business partner who works closely with his clients to ensure the most successful operation and outcome for their companies. With an intimate understanding of regulatory issues and a vast network of relationships, he guides clients through challenging and often sensitive issues. His experience spans multiple industries and includes counsel related to:

  • Real estate development and land use
  • Corporate transactions
  • Banking and financing
  • Corporate compliance
  • Internal investigations
  • Cannabis law
  • Commercial litigation
  • Regulatory and governmental affairs
  • Crisis management

In the real estate arena, Nevins guides developers through all phases of the development process. With extensive experience and relationships, he assists developers in locating and acquiring parcels, entering into development and redevelopment agreements, securing all necessary site permits, financing, construction, leasing and sales. Nevins has substantial experience executing mergers and acquisitions of all sizes, as well as negotiating and drafting a diverse array of complex contracts.

Nevins also maintains an active land use practice. He has obtained permits and approvals from planning and zoning boards throughout New Jersey for more than 10,000 residential units, 10 million square feet of office space, several million square feet of retail and industrial space, and multiple hotels and fractional/timeshare residences. He also completed the development of a world-class golf course, the Liberty National Golf Club, on the Hudson River in Jersey City.

As an offshoot of his real estate practice, Nevins represents clients before federal, state and local agencies on a broad spectrum of projects, including those affected by wetlands, meadowlands and waterfront development, as well as subject to CAFRA and other regulations. Redevelopers of brownfields and other blighted properties frequently seek his counsel, particularly tax abatement advice. Nevins also assists developers in registering projects with the New Jersey Division of Community Affairs and the NJ Real Estate Commission (NJREC). He was one of the first lawyers to file a fractional/time share plan with the NJREC under the Timeshare Act.

With his office and team based in Jersey City, Nevins has had a heavy hand in guiding many of the major developments that have transformed the City of Jersey City. He works very closely with the Mayor of Jersey City, the Jersey City Council and all of the City agencies in effectively and efficiently getting the job done.

Nevins also leads the Connell Foley team advising on cannabis-related issues and opportunities. As a new industry in New Jersey, cannabis presents a thicket of regulatory, legal and political questions. Nevins combines his experience in all of these areas to help clients find opportunities and address new challenges. He currently serves on the board of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association.

Nevins is chairman of the board of the Jersey City Medical Center Foundation and serves on the board of RWJBarnabas Health Jersey City Medical Center. He is also a proud Trustee of the Liberty Science Center.


Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Trustee, Liberty Science Center
  • Chairman of the Board, Jersey City Medical Center Foundation
  • Board Member, RWJBarnabas Health Jersey City Medical Center
  • Board Member, New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association


Villanova University School of Law & Business (J.D./M.B.A., 1997)

Georgetown University (B.S./B.A., Finance and International  Business, 1994)

Delbarton School (1990)

Frank Frallicciardi

Senior Vice President, Development

U.S. Office Division
Brookfield Properties
Brookfield Place New York

Mr. Frallicciardi is a Senior Vice President of Development, responsible for executing Brookfield’s development strategy throughout the New York, New Jersey, and Boston, MA regions including the development of multi-family housing, retail and office development. He provides direction and management for all aspects of the development process, from acquisition, entitlement and design, through to the completion of construction. Prior to joining Brookfield, Mr. Frallicciardi served as Vice President of Development at Forest City Realty Trust where he began his real estate career in 2004.  Mr. Frallicciardi has managed the development of over 3 million square feet of residential, retail, and office projects including the award winning VYV Apartments in Jersey City, NJ, the Blossom Plaza and Met Lofts apartment projects in downtown Los Angeles, and the Yards Development in Washington D.C.  Currently, Mr. Frallicciardi is collaborating with G&S Investors on the development of the Hudson Exchange mixed-use master plan in Jersey City, NJ. Mr. Frallicciardi holds a Masters Degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California, and a BS in Finance from Fairfield University of Connecticut. He is a member of Lambda Alpha International, and the Urban Land Institute.



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Abe Naparstek
Chief Operating Officer, G&S Investors

Abe Naparstek is the Chief Operating Officer of G&S Investors. In that capacity, Abe helps to manage the real estate and solar investments across their portfolio. The real estate
development group is currently in approvals and design for an 800-unit mixed use development project in Jersey City, NJ. The solar company is a fully integrated solar developer that has
executed over $500 million of projects on the east coast.

Prior to G&S, Abe Naparstek was an Executive Vice President, managing new development activities in Boston, New York, and Washington D.C. for Brookfield Properties. In that capacity Abe managed a team of developers responsible for a pipeline of over $10 billion of mixed-use development. These projects are principally in New York City, Jersey City, Philadelphia, and the Washington D.C. metro area. Prior to this position, Abe was a Senior Vice President at Forest City Enterprises, where he started in 2004. Prior to Forest City, Abe was the Assistant County Manager of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania. In that capacity, he worked on a number of policy initiatives for the County with a primary focus and responsibility in economic development and government relations. Abe was the primary interface with the County’s eight regional government entities and helped implement Tax Increment Funding packages for development projects that totaled over $250 million. Abe also represented the County Executive at County Council and with the state and federal legislative delegations. Abe is on the board of directors of Neighbors Together, a social service non-profit in central Brooklyn. Neighbors Together is committed to ending hunger and poverty in Ocean Hill, Brownsville and Bedford-Stuyvesant, three of the lowest-income areas in New York City.

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