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Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

 

Hosted via Virtual Online Summit Platform 

 

DAY SCHEDULE: 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM

 

Networking and 1ON1s- 8:00 AM-8:50 AM

 

Chair Welcome Remarks – 8:50 AM-9:00 AM

Philip McGovern, Managing Partner, Connell Foley- Summit Co-Chair and Office Panel Moderator

(Will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Office Panel- 9:00 AM-10:00 AM 

  • Tenant Experience: Safety/Flexibility as a Key Driver in Leasing & Workplace Decisions
  • Importance of Amenities & Public Programming – Role of 24/7, Live, Work, Play, Learn
  • Why Talent Is Choosing Jersey City | Sector Appeal – TAMI, FIRE, Life Sciences
  • Building On Spec; Outlook, Demand, New Tenant Requirements
  • View Of Office/Flexible Working In Arsenal To Attract Top Talent?
  • Managing New Office Tenant Class With New Expectations, Hours & Technology Requirements 
  • Lessons Learned Creating the Next Generation Workplace 
  • Regional Forecasts NYC, NJ, East Coast 
  • Public Sector Incentives | New Programs, Relevance, Appetite
  • Portfolio & Asset Management Across Funds| Investment Climate
  • Investors Outlook – Fund Perspectives 

Speakers:

Mahbod Nia, CEO, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation

Philip McGovern, Summit Co-Chair, Managing Partner, Connell Foley

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

David DeMatteis, Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Jonathan Schultz, Co-­Founder & Managing Principal, Onyx Equities

Aaron Price, President & CEO, TechUnited Propelify

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

(Panel will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Life Sciences Panel  – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • What’s Driving Growth? The New Normal in R&D & New Development
  • The Role of Startups, VC & Funding for Sector Growth
  • Why Talent Is Choosing Jersey City | Sector Appeal – TAMI, FIRE, Life Sciences
  • Portfolio & Asset Management Across Funds| Investment Climate
  • View Of Life Sciences Asset Class – Investor Appetite, Demand
  • Managing New Life Sciences Tenant Class Expectations, Technology & Build Requirements 
  • Lessons Learned Creating the Next Generation Space 
  • Understanding the Building Stock: Finding the Right Space to Develop
  • Getting Collaboration Right | The Role of Private Industry, Accelerators & Clusters / Ecosystems
  • Public Sector Incentives | New Programs, Relevance, Appetite
  •  Attracting Companies &  Top Talent to Jersey City/ NNJ & NYC? Location Branding 

Speakers: 

Nancy J Kelley, President & CEO, Nancy J Kelley + Associates

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

Charles Harrington, Partner, RE & Land Use Connell Foley

Kathleen Coviello, Executive Vice President for Technology, Life Sciences & Entrepreneurship, New Jersey, NJEDA

(Panel will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Networking and 1ON1s – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Amenities- 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

  • Office / Work Place | Multifamily / Residential  |Safety as an Amenity |
  • Jersey City As An Amenity – Parks, Culture | Technology + Concierge Services
  • Expectations Of Sophisticated, Discerning & Creative Buyers & Tenants
  • The Role Of Placemaking, Shared Spaces, Co-everything Spaces
  • Incentives, Location & Culture – What’s Particularly Unique About Jersey City/New Jersey – Millennial Appeal
  • A Highlight Of Infrastructure, Programs & Policies Driving Jersey City’s Appeal Over Brooklyn, LIC
  • Retail As An Amenity – Lifestyle Brands, Fitness As Amenities
  • Regional Innovations |Best Practices
  • Shared-economy / Creative Collaborations, Partnerships – Technology Amenities & Innovations Highlighted
  • Repositioning & Upgrades – Recent Projects Done Right Highlighted
  • Investors Outlook – Fund Perspectives

(Panel will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Mayor’s Remarks- 2:00 PM- 2:30 PM

Honorable Steven Fulop, Mayor, City of Jersey City

(Will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Chair Closing Remarks-2:30 PM-2:35 PM

Philip McGovern, Managing Partner, Connell Foley- Summit Co-Chair and Office Panel Moderator

(Will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Networking and 1ON1s- 2:35 PM-6:00 PM

 

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

 

Hosted via Virtual Online Summit Platform 

 

DAY SCHEDULE: 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM

 

Networking and 1ON1s- 8:00 AM-8:50 AM

 

Chair Welcome Remarks – 8:50 AM-9:00 AM

George Garcia, Partner, Connell Foley, Summit Co-Chair, Emerging Neighborhoods Panel Moderator

(Will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Affordable Housing Panel- 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

  • Incentivizing Affordable Housing Throughout the City | Successful Strategies + Formulas Highlighted
  • Affordable Housing and Public-Private Partnerships
  • Why Developers are Choosing Jersey City | What’s Working
  • Affordable Housing Trust Fund
  • New Affordable Housing Trust Fund Policy – Regional Successes Highlighted
  • The Role of Agencies, Authorities, Non-Profits & Advocacy
  • Lessons Learned Creating the Next Generation Affordable
  • Transformative Projects Highlighted
  • Public Sector Incentives | New Programs, Relevance, Appetite
  • Portfolio & Asset Management | Operational Excellence Highlighted
  • Financing | Capital Stack & Related Financing Highlighted

Speakers:

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

Melanie Walter, Executive Director, NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency

Joseph Baumann, Chairman & Member, McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, NJ Restart & Recovery Adv. Council

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

(Panel will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Multifamily Panel- 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

  • Tenants Evolving Expectations – Staying Connected Before, During & After Leasing. Enhanced Amenities, Services, Co-working & Co-Living Space
  • Land, Construction, Lending & Giveaways – Keeping Things Under Control & Getting Everything Right
  • Building On Spec; Outlook, Demand, New Tenant Requirements.
  • Regional Forecasts- NYC, NNJ, East Coast 
  • Lessons Learned Creating the Next Generation Multifamily
  • The Strength Of Class A Rental Product. Condo Development Ramp-up? New Development Vs. Adaptive Reuse
  • Residential Continuing To Be Jersey City’s Real Estate Driver? Pipeline – Approved Vs Built, Speakers Forecast
  • Innovations In Marketing & Management – New Tools, Technologies & Techniques – Cash-flow Enhancements
  • Investors Outlook – Fund Perspectives 

Speakers:

Laurent Morali, President, Kushner Companies

Jonathan Kushner, President, Kushner Real Estate Group – KRE

Eugene Paolino,Partner, Genova Burns

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

Christopher V. Albanese, President, The Albanese Organization

(Panel will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Networking and 1ON1s- 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

 

Design Panel- 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

  • DESIGNING a new – Covid Influences, Best Practices
  • Synergies Across Design Teams – Build, Design, Brand & Marketing
  • Why Folks are Choosing Jersey City | Sector Appeal – TAMI, FIRE, Life Sciences, Makers & Creatives
  • Promising & Delivering: Marketing & Design Done Right – Done Dynamically
  • View Of “Virtual” In Marketing & Design Arsenal: Covid-19 Impact
  • Collaborating, Creating & Defining: Best Practices with Developers, Owners/Operators
  • Lessons Learned Creating the Next Generation Workplace 
  • Regional Forecasts- NYC, NNJ, East Coast 
  • What Does It Take to Make A Place, A Building, A Project – A Place-Made
  • Creating Something Amazing – Ingredients for Successful Campaigns, Designs
  • Evolving Trends, Expectations & Deliverables: Marketing in 2021 – Technology 

Speakers:

Dean Marchetto, Founding Principal, Marchetto Higgins Stieve

Louis Mont, Founder & CEO, Skyline Development Group

Phillip Gesue, Chief Development Officer, Strategic Capital, Managing Member, PERE Holdings

(Panel will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Mixed -Use+Retail Panel 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

  • Tenant Experience: Safety/Flexibility as a Key Driver in Leasing & Workplace Decisions
  • Best Practices, New Opportunities, and Pitfalls to Avoid in Today’s Retail Market
  • How are operators creating spaces that can accommodate change?
  • Experiential Retail – Brick & Motor 2.0
  • Public Sector Incentives | New Programs, Relevance, Appetite
  • Mixed-Use, Retail Synergies – What are Innovative/Disruptive Owners Creating & Repositioning
  • Authenticity, Creativity, Story-telling & Culture – What’s making unique brands stand out? – Retail as an Amenity
  • Lessons Learned Creating the Next Generation Retail
  • Regional Forecasts- NYC, NNJ, East Coast 
  • What’s Will Rebound Well – A look at Lifestyle, Wellness, Food (Hall) Concepts
  • Portfolio & Asset Management Across Funds| Investment Climate
  • Retail – Linked to Services, Office & Role in Mixed-Use Development – Technology & Social Media Role

Speakers:

Michael Lastoria, Co-Founder & CEO, &pizza,&vest

Chris Weilminster, COO, Urban Edge Properties, Founding Partner, Five Guys, Founding Partner, Pieology Pizzeria

Nicholas Stone, Founder & CEO, Bluestone Lane Coffee

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

James Dale, General Manager, Hyatt Regency

Neil Seth, Managing Director, Retail Brokerage, Cushman & Wakefield

(Panel will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Emerging Neighborhoods- 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Panel Moderator: George Garcia, Partner, Connell Foley 

  • Opportunity Zones, Funds & Opportunities Discussed
  • Public-programming & Leveraging Community Assets – Open & Public Spaces
  • Why Outside Developers Are Still Choosing Jersey City | Investor Appeal
  • Major Projects Discussed
  • T.O.D., BIDs, MainStreets & Related Programs – Impact, Role, Future
  • New Development Corridors – Neighborhood Updates
  • Public Sector Incentives | New Programs, Relevance, Appetite
  • Creative Financing & Imaginative Structuring – New Ways Of Helping Jersey City Grow
  • Creative Adaptive Re-Use,
  • Innovation, Collaboration & Rezonings  | Best Practices
  • Infrastructure: Updates, Visioning, Continuing Roles

Speakers:

Sue Henderson, President, New Jersey City University

George Garcia, Partner, Connell Foley 

Diana Jeffrey, Executive Director, Jersey City Redevelopment Authority

(Panel will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

 Governor’s Remarks- 3:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Honorable Phil Murphy, Governor, New Jersey

(Will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Chair Closing Remarks- 3:30 PM- 3:35 PM

    George Garcia, Summit Co-Chair, Partner, Connell Foley 

(Will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Networking and 1ON1s- 2:35 PM-6:00 PM

 

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Thursday, June 17th, 2021

 

Hosted via Virtual Online Summit Platform 

 

DAY SCHEDULE: 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Networking and 1ON1s- 8:00 AM-8:50 AM

 

Chair Welcome Remarks – 8:50 AM-9:00 AM

Nevins McCann, Summit Co-Chair, Real Estate & Land Use, Connell Foley

(Will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Innovative Project Discussion (IPD): Office- 9:00 AM-9:30 AM

Speakers: 

 

(Discussion will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Innovative Project Discussion (IPD): The Cove JC- 9:30 AM-10:00 AM

Speakers:

Clay McPhail, Principal, Argent Ventures

Peter Shubert, Design Partner, ennead Architects

Nancy J Kelley, President & CEO, Nancy J Kelley + Associates

(Discussion will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Innovative Project Discussion (IPD): Canal Crossing- 10:00 AM-10:30 AM

Speakers:

Wasseem Boraie, Principal, Boraie Development

Sam Boraie, Principal, Boraie Development

Robert Schmitt, CEO, UnitedHampshire US REIT

(Discussion will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Innovative Project Discussion (IPD): Bayfront- 10:30 AM-11:00 AM

Speakers:

Eugene Schneur, Principal and Managing Director, Omni America

Tim Henkel, Principal and Senior Vice President, Pennrose

(Discussion will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Innovative Project Discussion (IPD): VYV- 11:00 AM-11:30 AM

Speakers:

Frank Frallicciardi, Senior Vice President, Development, Brookfield Properties

Abe Naperstak, Principal, G&S Investors

(Discussion will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Networking and 1ON1s- 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

 

Innovative Project Discussion (IPD): Amenities- 1:00 PM-1:30 PM

Speakers:

(Discussion will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Innovative Project Discussion (IPD): 170 Erie – 1:30 PM-2:00 PM

Speakers:

Samuel Higgins, Vice President | M&T Bank Commercial Real Estate Finance

Jim Caufield, Principal, FieldsGrade Katerra

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

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

(Discussion will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Innovative Project Discussion (IPD): Design- 2:00 PM-2:30 PM

Speakers:

(Discussion will be available 24/7 on Demand via Our Virtual Platform)

 

Closing Remarks- 2:30 PM- 2:45 PM

 Annisia Cialone HEDC Director City of Jersey City

 

Chair Closing Remarks- 2:45 PM- 3:00 PM

Nevins McCann, Summit Co-Chair, Real Estate & Land Use, Connell Foley

 

Networking and 1ON1s- 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM

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Chair Opening Remarks

Philip McGovern

Managing Partner

Connell Foley

 

 

Our 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021 Chair and Master of Ceremonies.

 

 

Remarks Covering A Wide Range of Innovative & Exciting

Projects Happening Across Jersey City

 

 

Introduction by

Philip McGovern

Managing Partner

Connell Foley

 

Our 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021 Chair and Master of Ceremonies.

 

 

Governor's Remarks

 

Our 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021 Chair and Master of Ceremonies.

 

 

 

 

 

We are still assembling additional Innovative Project Discussions across Jersey City.

Please reach out to Sherif Abouzied at sherif@jerseycitysummit.com to nominate a project and explore a discussion of it.

 

 

Our 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021 Chair and Master of Ceremonies.

 

We are still assembling additional Innovative Project Discussions across Jersey City.

Please reach out to Sherif Abouzied at sherif@jerseycitysummit.com to nominate a project and explore a discussion of it.

 

 

 

Innovative Panel Discussion of THE COVE - Life Science, Residential Mixed-Use Mega Project

 

Panelist Include:

Clay McPhail, Principal, Argent Ventures

Peter Shubert, Design Partner, ennead

Nancy Kelley, President & CEO, Nancy J Kelley + Associates

 

Rendering: Ennead Architects

 

https://nancyjkelley.com/case/the-cove/

 

 

 

http://www.ennead.com/work/the-cove-jersey-city

 

Innovative Project Discussion of Canal Crossing

Panelist Include:

Wasseem Boraie, Principal, Boraie Development

Sam Boraie, Principal, Boraie Development

Robert Schmitt, CEO, United-Hampshire US REIT

 

                                 

 

 

Canal Crossing - 1200 Potential Units

 

https://www.boraie.com/

 

 

We are still assembling additional Innovative Project Discussions across Jersey City.

Please reach out to Sherif Abouzied at sherif@jerseycitysummit.com to nominate a project and explore a discussion of it.

 

 

 

 

BAYFRONT

PROJECT PROFILE

Bayfront-Jersey-City-aerial

 

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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Innovative Project Discussion of Canal Crossing

Panelist Include:

Abe Naperstak, Principal - G&S Investors

Frank Frallicciardi, Senior Vice President, Development - Brookfield Properties

Nevins McCann, Co-Chair - Real Estate & Land Use, Connell Foley

 

 

We are still assembling additional Innovative Project Discussions across Jersey City.

Please reach out to Sherif Abouzied at sherif@jerseycitysummit.com to nominate a project and explore a discussion of it.

 

 

 

We are still assembling additional Innovative Project Discussions across Jersey City.

Please reach out to Sherif Abouzied at sherif@jerseycitysummit.com to nominate a project and explore a discussion of it.

174 Erie Street

https://www.170eriejc.com/

 

We are still assembling additional Innovative Project Discussions across Jersey City.

Please reach out to Sherif Abouzied at sherif@jerseycitysummit.com to nominate a project and explore a discussion of it.

We are still assembling additional Innovative Project Discussions across Jersey City.

Please reach out to Sherif Abouzied at sherif@jerseycitysummit.com to nominate a project and explore a discussion of it.

 

 

Annisia Cialone, PP, AICP, LEED AP
Director, Department of Housing, Economic Development, & Commerce

 

Annisia Cialone serves as the Director of the Department of Housing, Economic Development and Commerce (HEDC) for The City of Jersey City. The Department includes the Divisions of Economic Development, City Planning, Construction Code, Zoning, Community Development, Housing Preservation, and Commerce. Prior to her appointment as the Director of HEDC, she served as the Director of the Division of City Planning.

Prior to joining the City of Jersey City in March of 2017, she was a Senior Associate at Perkins Eastman and Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut and Kuhn (EE&K), joining them in 2004. She has expertise in the management and design of large-scale urban design and strategic master planning projects for both public and private clients. Her experience includes large-scale mixed-use projects, transit oriented development, waterfront developments, higher education and cultural institutions. As program manager for Together North Jersey’s Local Demonstration Project Program, she oversaw and managed a program of 18 Strategic Planning Projects.

Rounding out her professional experience, Ms. Cialone has taught both architectural and urban design for summer programs at Amherst and Harvard Universities, served as a design critic at many universities including Columbia, City College, NYIT, and Parsons, and led Urban Design Workshops in both NYC and Jersey City Public Schools.

Annisia holds a Bachelor of Architecture from The Cooper Union and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

 

Our 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021 Chair and Master of Ceremonies.