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– City, State & Regional Leadership

Disruptors, Accelerators, Principals & Innovators

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for Jersey City’s Leading Projects, Programs & Initiatives

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Global Investors, Developers & Asset Managers
Innovative Projects in the Built Environment
National Award Winning Architecture, Design & Engineering
Facilitative + Innovative City Policies - City, State, Region
The Most Exciting Domestic Emerging Market
Placemaking, Innovation, Creativity, Vibrancy
Globally Recognized - Regional Development Darling
Public+Private Partnership Perfected
ESG & Sustainability Leaders, Innovations
The Most Exciting Project Pipeline - Future Forward
The Hottest Multifamily Market Pipeline
Retailers, Restauranteurs, Culture+Art Sweetspot

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National Thought-Leaders, Innovators & Disruptors

Phil Murphy
New Jersey


Steven Fulop
City of Jersey City


Phillip McGovern
Managing Partner,
Jersey City Office
Connell Foley


Christina Fuentes
Managing Director
New Jersey Economic
Development Authority

Tim Sullivan

Tim Sullivan
New Jersey Economic Development Authority


Rob Naso


Aaron Price
President & CEO


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

Jeffrey Gural

Jeffrey Gural
Chairman & Principal
GFP Real Estate
Newmark Holdings


Jeremy Farrell
Managing Director

Aaron Aska
Bio-EmergingNeighborhoods (1)

Aaron Aska
New Jersey
City University

Bio-EmergingNeighborhoods (1)

Sanford Weiss
Founder & CEO
Manhattan Building

Greg Woodruff

Gregg Woodruff


Bill Rosato
Managing Partner


Wasseem Boraie


Chris Fiore
Assistant Executive


Danielle De Vita
EVP, Development
Urban Edge


Michael Lastoria
Co-Founder & CEO


Nicholas Dinallo


Abe Naparstek
G&S Investors
Hudson Exchange


Eric Fang


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


Christine Goodman
Cultural Affairs
City of Jersey City


Annisia Cialone
Housing, Economic Development
& Commerce Director
Jersey City


Eliot Spitzer
Managing Principal


Gordon Gemma
Chief Investment Officer


Jonathan Kushner
Kushner Real Estate
Group – KRE


Dean Marchetto
Founding Principal
Marchetto Higgins


Nicole Kushner


James Hanson II
President & CEO
The Hampshire Companies


Jon Moore


Eugene Paolino


David Minno
Co-Founder & President
Minno & Wasko


Laurent Morali


Mahbod Nia
President & CEO
Veris Residential


Jennifer Carrillo-Perez
Connell Foley


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


George Garcia
Connell Foley


Bernel Hall
President & CEO
New Jersey
Community Capital


Meredith Marshall
Co-Founder & Managing
BRP Companies


Daniel Jennings
Senior Economic Advisory
Governor Murphy
State of New Jersey

Edward Martoglio
Founder & President

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


Clay McPhail


Peter Shubert
Design Partner


John Cahill
Senior Vice


Clarke Atwell
President &
Claris Biotherapeutics


Nancy Kelley
President & CEO
Nancy J Kelley
+ Associates


Marcos Taglietti
 & CEO


Anna Malhari
Veris Residential


Paul Silverman
Co-founder & Principal
&Co + New Jersey Beer Co.


Brad Hargreaves


Jeff Hendler
Co-Founder, President
Logical Buildings


Jonathan Schwartz
Partner & Principal
BNE Real Estate


David Wolfe
Managing Partner
Skoloff & Wolfe

from: November 18th, 2019 – The 5th Annual Gathering



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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 – Nearly a Decade 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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Meet Innovative Advisors & Principal Consultants
Build Awareness + Momentum for Current & Future Projects
Accelerate Opportunity Making & Partnerships
Meet Institutional Capital & Funds
Amplify+Market the Success Message
Help Shape Work, Live, Learn, Play Case For JC
Annual Platform To Meet Principal City Leadership
Gather Research & Sentiment for Expansion Efforts
Exchange Success Stories
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Foster Relationships w/ Business + Anchor Stakeholders
Survey Viewpoints & Build Advocacy for Initiatives
Thought-Leadership Discussions

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Principals Discussing the Most Transformative Projects


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About The Governor

Honorable Phil Murphy
New Jersey

Phil Murphy, as he says, “grew up in a family that was middle class on a good day.” That has shaped Phil’s values, his priorities, and the kind of governor he will be.

Religion, basic values, work ethic, education, and civic awareness were pillars of family life. His father never graduated from high school, his mother worked as a secretary; they inspired Phil and his three siblings to pursue their educations and be active participants in civic life.

Phil put himself through Harvard on loans and part-time jobs. After earning a graduate degree at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, he started his career at the bottom, working his way up to help lead a major international business by learning how economies grow and create jobs.

Phil has helped lead local charities to support troubled teens and domestic abuse survivors, and these groups have changed thousands of lives for the better. Nationally, Phil served proudly as New Jersey’s sole representative on the board of the NAACP, the world’s oldest civil rights organization. He served as Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee, helping Howard Dean on the “Fifty-State Strategy” that rebuilt the Democratic Party from the grassroots up; that effort helped return Congress to Democratic hands in 2006 and elect President Barack Obama in 2008. Phil also has led national and state task forces on education and public employee pensions and benefits.

In 2009, Phil answered President Obama’s call to service and became the U.S. Ambassador to Germany after his confirmation by the U.S. Senate. After returning home in 2013, Phil and his wife, Tammy, saw our state falling behind. They couldn’t sit by and watch hard working families struggling to stay even, much less get ahead. They founded New Start New Jersey as a “think and do” organization to rebuild the state’s economy from the middle class out — New Start New Jersey partnered with the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University to create the New Start Career Network, which is helping older, long-term unemployed residents once again actively compete for good jobs.

As governor, Phil will make New Jersey more fair and just for all residents. His vision would grow the middle class and jumpstart the state’s economy by targeting investments in people and infrastructure, reclaiming New Jersey’s mantle as a center of the STEM and innovation economies, protecting working families by raising the minimum wage and expanding earned sick leave for all, and protecting the middle class with real tax fairness.

Phil and Tammy live in Monmouth County and are the parents of Josh, Emma, Charlie, and Sam.

Key Initiatives in Jersey City & Across NJ

Economy & Jobs

Governor Murphy’s primary focus is building a stronger and fairer economy that works for every New Jersey family. Since the recession, incomes have been stagnant while costs of living continue to rise, making it difficult for middle-class and working-class families to get by, much less get ahead. Governor Murphy believes in strengthening our economy by reigniting the innovation economy that made New Jersey the Silicon Valley before there was a Silicon Valley, and investing in infrastructure to take advantage of our location between two major markets. He is committed to making New Jersey’s economy fairer by raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, expanding protections for workers such as paid sick leave, and providing tax relief to working families. Governor Murphy will also institute a renewed focus on workforce development, vocational training, and apprenticeship programs so that workers will have the skills they need to meet employers’ requirements.


Our state’s economic future depends on giving our children the education they need to succeed in a 21st-century economy where they will be competing with workers around the globe. While New Jersey is blessed with some of the best public schools and educators in the nation, significant disparities exist within our educational system. Governor Murphy is committed to fully funding the existing school funding formula, which was held up as a national model when passed, and opposes the unnecessary usage of standardized tests, particularly as graduation requirements. And money should never be a barrier to students who have the ability and drive to go to college, which is why he will work towards making community college free and four-year college more affordable.


Governor Murphy recognizes that climate change is a fact and an existential threat to our state and that the effects are already being felt along our shoreline. While this is a crisis to be addressed, it is also an opportunity to build a clean energy economy with good-paying green jobs. Governor Murphy will seize this opportunity by restoring New Jersey’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and putting New Jersey on a road to 100 percent clean energy by 2050. He will accelerate the development of renewable energy sources by promoting solar energy and jumpstarting our offshore wind industry, where New Jersey should be a national leader given its location. In addition, he will ensure that our environmental efforts are appropriately focused on low-income communities who are disproportionately impacted by pollution, and protect the quality of our air and water supply.


Governor Murphy believes that health care is a right, not a privilege, and will work to ensure that all New Jerseyans have access to affordable health care. The Affordable Care Act was a huge step in the right direction and reduced the uninsured population in the state by hundreds of thousands, and Governor Murphy will defend it against all attacks in Washington. He will fight back against any attempts to slash Medicaid funding or end the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which are crucial to many New Jerseyans. And Governor Murphy is committed to taking action at the state level to make health care more affordable and accessible.

Law & Justice

New Jersey has the shameful distinction of having the largest black-white incarceration gap of any state in the country. Governor Murphy will address this problem by bringing law enforcement and the community together, as he did when he brokered the first meeting between the head of the state PBA and the state chapter of the NAACP. He will end mass incarceration by pursuing the legalization of marijuana and comprehensively reviewing all criminal sentencing laws. Governor Murphy will also ensure that all of our communities are safe. That includes defending our immigrant communities that are being targeted by the federal government by ensuring that all New Jersey residents facing detention or deportation have access to legal representation. And he will also sign common-sense gun safety measures in order to stem the epidemic of gun violence that plagues our state.


One of New Jersey’s greatest assets is its location, with access to two of the largest markets in the world. However, our state has squandered this advantage due to a failure to make the necessary investments in its infrastructure. The two current rail tunnels under the Hudson River are over 100 years old and rapidly deteriorating. After the termination of the Access to the Region’s Core project, which would have resulted in the opening of two new tunnels this year, Governor Murphy understands that the replacement Gateway Project is essential and will do everything possible to support it. Additionally, NJTransit has suffered from severe underfunding and mismanagement, which has seen fares soar while the quality of service and safety has declined sharply. Governor Murphy is committed to turning NJTransit around by ensuring that funding is adequate, improving customer service, and putting transportation experts in charge.

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.

Philip F. McGovern Jr. is the Managing Partner of the Jersey City Office 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

Additional Details to Follow

About Rob

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

Rob Naso is the Managing Director and Co-Head of US Asset Management for BentallGreenOak. In this role, Rob is responsible for working with the investment and asset management teams on the business plan execution activities of both the value-add portfolio and on the core office portfolio. Rob has 25 years of institutional real estate experience throughout the United States, including a 13-year period based in Asia. Rob’s broad experience has covered acquisitions/dispositions, asset management, capital markets and investor relations while managing both hard assets and entity level investments. Rob’s property type exposure has also been diverse and has included CBD/suburban office, existing/ground-up development, multi-family, retail, serviced apartments, hotels, land development, residential-for-sale, worker dormitory and industrial/logistics as well.

Rob’s past responsibilities have included both equity and mezzanine lending asset management oversight. Rob’s previous work experience includes his role as Founder & Managing Director at Green Bridge Asia Capital in 2012 and Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI) in 2002 where he was also Head of Asset Management for Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Rob spent 10 years with Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI) involved in both asset and portfolio management. Rob graduated with a B.S. Accounting from the University of Scranton and has an MBA from New York University.

About Aaron

Aaron Price
President & CEO
TechUnited – Formerly New Jersey Tech Council – NJTC
Founder, Propelify

Aaron Price is the CEO of the new NJ Tech Council – TechUnited representing over 500,000 innovators and some of the largest tech companies in the country. Previously, Aaron was the CEO of Propelify, since acquired by the NJ Tech Council (NJTC) now known as TechUnited, one of the largest entrepreneurial communities in the country. TechUnited provides the tools, resources, and community to propel ideas into action and to strengthen the collective technology ecosystem at all stages of growth.

Aaron has served as the tech community expert for The White House under the Obama Administration, NJ Economic Development Authority, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal to name a few.

A serial entrepreneur, Aaron has founded several technology startups, including deliverU, effordables, weCraft, and livecube. Additionally, he served as the entrepreneur-in-residence at the NYC venture capital firm, DFJ Gotham. A born entrepreneur, Aaron started his first commercial venture in high school after he was awarded a patent for a weight lifting device.

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

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


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

Additional Biography Details Coming Shortly.

Canal Crossing – 1200 Potential Units

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.


Hudson Commons

733 State Route 440
Jersey CityNJ 07304


Hudson Mall

701 Route 440
Jersey CityNJ 07304

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.

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.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester and received a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a proud Clevelander who currently resides Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn with his wife Anne and two children.

Projects in Jersey City Include

Hudson Exchange West -430 Marin Blvd

Hudson Exchange West Phase I has surpassed 20 of its 35 stories. It is a 421 unit, 20% affordable, 35-story residential tower with 10,000 sf. of retail space, an accessory parking garage, public open space, and new street improvements surrounding the block. Phase One will create approximately 350 full-time construction jobs and over 15 full-time direct jobs. It is the first 80/20 project in Jersey City in three decades.

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

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.



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….

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)

Jersey City – Harborside

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

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.

Housing, Economic Development, & Commerce (HEDC)


City Planning


City of Jersey City
Jackson Square Municipal Complex
1 Jackson Square
Jersey City, NJ 07305-3717
Tel: (201) 547-5010
Fax: (201) 547-4323

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

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

About Dean

Dean Marchetto, FAIA
Founding Principal
Marchett Higgins Stieve Architects PC

Hoboken & Jersey City, New Jersey

Dean Marchetto is the founding principal of Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects established 1981 in Hoboken and expanded to Jersey City 2016. MHS is an award-winning firm that specializes in mixed-use multi-family buildings, TOD’s, and redevelopment projects. The firm’s architectural style has provided the new face for Hoboken’s incredible revitalization from the days of decay and decline to New Jersey’s hottest come back city.

For MHS the secret to success relies on understanding the architectural heritage of an existing context. New buildings must be designed to co-exist and build upon the architectural heritage of a particular community in ways that seek to define a new blended architectural style. While most of the firms work can be considered modern, traditional architectural features such as brick masonry facades, the rooftop cornice, bay windows, rhythm, scale, and proportion are all incorporated into a new downtown architecture which often incorporates retail at street level and embedded parking. Throughout every aspect of the design process the firms efforts seek to optimize the development potential for any particular site and simultaneously provide for cost effective construction techniques.
Governed by the principles of Smart Growth, all of the firm’s projects include aspects of “Green Design” to help insure that our cities and communities become more sustainable. The firm’s extraordinary record of award winning completed projects attest to a rare specialization in the multi-family design arena.

Marchetto Higgins Stieve’s clients include the Kushner Real Estate Group, the Rockefeller Group, the Roseland Property Company, Hartz Mountain, Toll Brothers, Fields Development, China Construction of America and Mill Creek Residential. Current projects are being designed and built in communities across the state. Dean is a Licensed Architect and Planner and a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects. He is an active member of the American Planning Association, the Urban Land Institute, the Congress of New Urbanism, New Jersey Future, and serves as a long standing commissioner on the Hudson County Construction Board of Appeals.

Projects in Jersey City Include

  • University Place at NJCU
  • Park & Shore – 75 Park Lane – Shore House
  • 88 Regent Street
  • Baldwin Place
  • 425 Summit Ave
  • 485 Marin
  • Gulls Cove
  • Charles & Co
  • The Lenox
  • The Quinn
  • 3 Journal Square
  • The Madox
  • Park Francis
  • Monticello Triangle
  • University Place at NJCU
  • MGM Marin Blvd – 180 Morgan Street
  • 262 Johnson
  • West Side Square
  • Monticello Triangle
  • 485 Marin Blvd

  • Planning:
  • Jersey Ave Development Plan
  • Journal Square 2060 Redevelopment Plan
  • Liberty Harbor North Redevelopment Plan
  • The 6th Street Embankment Plan

Details to be added shortly.

Details to be added shortly.

Jon Moore is President of Urby Investments, a partnership between real estate entrepreneur David Barry and Brookfield. Urby, which creates extraordinary places with community and culture, has a growing national portfolio of eleven properties totaling 7,750 units.

Jon joined Urby in January 2022 after more than a decade at Brookfield. While at Brookfield, Jon was been involved in a range of business formations and transactions including growing Brookfield’s multifamily and mixed-use development businesses, as well as transactions including Brookfield’s investment in Fairfield Residential, privatizations of publicly traded REITs Associated Estates and Forest City, Manhattan Urban Portfolio, Greenpoint Landing, Airbnb-powered Niido, Urby, and others. He has served on the investment committee and board of directors of Fairfield Residential, one of the largest US multifamily companies.  Jon has more than twenty-five years of real estate and corporate finance experience including being a partner in a private multifamily company and two large financial institutions where he did corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.

Jon holds has an MBA in finance from the Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College. He is a member of Urban Land Institute’s Urban Development and Mixed-Use Council, National Multi Housing Council and was previously on the Board of Advisors for NYU’s Furman Center for Housing.

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

F: 201.332.1303

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

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.

Ownership & Development Properties in Jersey City Include

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

25 Columbus Drive – Haus25
Urby Jersey City I, II & III
M2 at Marbella
Monaco I & II
Hyatt Regency Jersey City
Smorgasburg + Smorgasbar

Jersey City – Harborside

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


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

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.

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.



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….

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.

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.

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

Rendering: Ennead Architects

Baldwin Place

Anna Malhari serves as chief operating officer. She directly supports the chief executive officer and is responsible for Veris Residential’s operations. Ms. Malhari leads the firm's ESG efforts and has spearheaded a number of initiatives at the property and corporate levels. Under Ms. Malhari’s leadership, Veris Residential became the first U.S. real estate company to endorse the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative and became a signatory to the UN Global Compact and other initiatives. Prior to joining Veris Residential in 2021, Ms. Malhari was a vice president at Colony Capital, Inc., where she was responsible for NorthStar Realty Europe’s capital markets activity and was closely involved in the company’s investment and management activities. Prior to this role, Ms. Malhari held various investment positions at NorthStar and Peakside Capital. During her tenure at NorthStar, Ms. Malhari was involved in the company’s ESG disclosure and other sustainability initiatives. Ms. Malhari holds the AIEMA environmental certification and has a CEMS Master in International Management degree from the Business University in Prague and the University of Cologne.

174 Erie Street


Park Francis

Charles & Co


About Jonathan

Projects in Jersey City

One Ten at The Enclave

100 Hoboken Avenue

100 House at The Enclave

Van Leer Place