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Visionary Tri-State Leaders Convening to Discuss the Areas Driving Real Estate Investment - Development, Placemaking, Capital Markets, Operations & Design

ORGANIZATIONS THAT ATTENDED MAY 22ND

A Must-Attend Annual Convening Platform for Investors, Developers

– City, State & Regional Leadership

Disruptors, Accelerators, Principals & Innovators

Leadership Gatherings To Help Accelerate Collaboration + Build Awareness & Momentum

for Jersey City’s Leading Projects, Programs & Initiatives

A Yearly Opportunity To Gather Regional Leaders Across Specialties

All Aligned with &  for Jersey City’s + Tri-State Growth

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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SUMMIT SPEAKERS

National Thought-Leaders, Innovators & Disruptors
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ChairMC

Philip McGovern
Managing Partner,
Jersey City Office
Connell Foley

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Honorable
Phil Murphy
Governor
New Jersey

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Honorable
Steven Fulop
Mayor
City of Jersey City

Richard-Lefrak
HistoryNEWPORT-Keynote

Richard LeFrak
Chairman &
CEO
LeFrak

Senator-Mendez
HistoryNEWPORT-Keynote

Senator Menendez
United States
Senator
State of New Jersey

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Jersey City
Annisia Cialone
MixedUsePlus

Annisia Cialone
Housing, Economic Development
& Commerce Director
Jersey City

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MODERATOR
Finance

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

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AmenitiesLIT

Jeff Hendler
President & CEO
Logical
Buildings

Gerard Pizzillo
MODERATOR
MixedUsePlus

Gerard D. Pizzillo
Partner
Genova Burns

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Todd Schefler
Managing Partner
Alpine
Residential

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Liz Simon
Chief Operating
Officer
Industrious

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Diana Jeffrey
Executive Director
Jersey City
Redevelopment Agency

Matt Ascher
Finance

Matt Ascher
Principal
Northwestern Mutual
Real Estate

John Cahill
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John Cahill
Senior Vice
President
JLL

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Jersey City
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Bio-Multifamily

Laurent Morali
CEO
Kushner
Companies

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AmenitiesLIT

Eyal Shuster
CEO
DVORA Life
Greenspot

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MixedUsePlus

Jeremy Farrell
Managing Director
LeFrak
President, JCAOA

Tim Sullivan
NJEDA Remarks

Tim Sullivan
CEO
NJ Economic Development
Authority – NJEDA

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HistoryNEWPORT-Keynote

Amir Korangy
Founder & 
Publisher
The Real Deal

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Jersey City
Michael Higgins
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MODERATOR

Michael Higgins
Managing Principal
MHS
Architecture

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AmenitiesLIT

Kevin Sheehan
Senior Managing Director,
Real Estate Northeast
Greystar

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Bio-Office

George C.D. Duke
Partner
Connell
Foley

Eric Fang
AffordableHousing-1

Eric Fang
Partner
Perkins
Eastman

Russell Tepper
AmenitiesLIT

Russell Tepper
Senior Managing Director
Northeast
Mill Creek Residential

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Jersey City
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Wasseem Boraie
Principal
Boraie
Development

Kathleen Coviello
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Kathleen Coviello
Chief Economic
Transformation Officer
NJEDA

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Jersey City
Nevins McCann
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MODERATOR

W. Nevins McCann
Chair, Real Estate &
Land Use Groups
Connell Foley

Tai Cooper
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Tai Cooper
Chief Community
Development Officer
NJEDA

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Chris Stoddard
Principal
Ennead Architects
International

Kenneth Pasternak
MixedUsePlus

Kenneth Pasternak
Executive Chairman
& CEO
KABR Group

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Abe Naparstek
Partner & COO
G&S Investors
Hudson Exchange

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AffordableHousing-1

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

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Bio-Multifamily

Jon Moore
President
& COO
URBY

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AmenitiesLIT

Linsen Zhang
CFO, China Construction America & Plaza Construction
President, Strategic Capital

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AffordableHousing-1

Meredith Marshall
Co-Founder & Managing
Partner
BRP Companies

Jose R. Cruz
Finance

Jose Cruz
Senior Managing Director,
Capital Markets
JLL

Bernel Hall
AffordableHousing-1

Bernel Hall
President & CEO
New Jersey Community
Capital

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Jersey City
Mary Cook
MODERATOR
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Mary Cook
Founder & President
Mary Cook
Associates

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Jersey City
Katie Kennedy
Finance

Katie Kennedy
Senior Vice President
National Real Estate
Truist Bank

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David Elkouby
Founder & Principal
American Equity
Partners

Nicholas Dinallo
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Nicholas Dinallo
Principal
Terminal
Construction

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Jersey City
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Finance

David Wolfe
Managing Partner
Partner
Skoloff&Wolfe

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Bio-Multifamily

Christopher Albanese
President
The Albanese
Organization

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Bio-Office

Rob Naso
Managing
Partner
BentallGreenOak

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AmenitiesLIT

Robert Sokota
President,
Wireless Division
LinkNYC

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Jersey City
Yanni Marmarou
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Yanni Marmarou
Partner &
Head of NJ
IPRG

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Jersey City
Melanie Walter
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Melanie Walter
Executive Director
New Jersey Housing &
Mortgage Finance Agency

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MixedUsePlus

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

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David Brown
Principal, Head of 
Architecture, N.A.
Woods Bagot

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Jersey City
Jamie Block
Finance

Jamie Block
Partner
Kushner Real Estate
Group – KRE

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Aaron Price
CEO
TechUnited &
Founder, Propelify

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MODERATOR
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Nancy Kelley
President & CEO
Nancy J. Kelley + Associates
Co-Founder, BuildsBio+ 

Jeremy Kaplan
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Jeremy Kaplan
COO
Kushner Real Estate
Group – KRE

George Garcia
MODERATOR
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George Garcia
Partner
Connell
Foley

Anthony Cammarata Jr.
Bio-Office

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

Dario Wolos
MixedUsePlus

Dario Wolos
Founder &
CEO
Tacombi

Jeffrey Gural
Bio-Office

Jeffrey Gural
Chairman & Principal
GFP Real Estate
Newmark Holdings

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Timothy Henkel
President
& Principal
Pennrose

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AmenitiesLIT

Joel Halpern
President
Halpern Real Estate
Ventures

Jacqueline Urgo
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Jacqueline Urgo
President
The Marketing
Directors

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Louis Mont
Founder & CEO
Skyline
Development

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James Barrood
Founder/CEO, Innovation+
Advisory, Tech Council Ventures

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SpecialClosingReception

Joe Kelley
Partner, CHA Partners
Partner, Elysian Consulting 

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Jersey City
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Bio-Office

Radford Klatz
Chairman, RE
Committee
Brown Brothers Harriman

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Jersey City
Jennifer Carillo-Perez
MODERATOR
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Jennifer Carillo-Perez
Partner
Jersey City & Newark
Connell Foley

Atif Qadir
MODERATOR
AmenitiesLIT

Atif Qadir
Founder
REDIST
American Building Podcast

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Jersey City

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May 22nd, 2023 @ Newport Tower

from: May 22nd, The 8th Annual Real Estate Gathering

ORGANIZATIONS THAT ATTENDED MAY 22ND

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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 – More than 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 Principals - Investors, Owners, Developers
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
Meet JV - Debt / Equity Partners
Foster Relationships w/ Business + Anchor Stakeholders
Survey Viewpoints & Build Advocacy for Initiatives
Thought-Leadership Discussions

Our Past Case-Studies

Principals Discussing the Most Transformative Projects

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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
 

https://www.connellfoley.com/offices-jersey-city-harborside

About The Governor

Honorable Phil Murphy
Governor
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.

Education

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.

Environment

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.

Health

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.

Transportation

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.

Honorable
Steven Fulop
Mayor
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’S OFFICE

  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.

https://jerseycitynj.gov/cityhall/mayorfulop

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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)

https://jerseycitynj.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalid=6189744&pageid=10205992

 

City Planning

https://jerseycitynj.gov/cityhall/planningzoningconstruction/cityplanning

 

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

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

 

Toll Brothers, Inc. (Tollbrothers.com) (NYSE: TOL) is a Fortune 500 Company, the leading builder of

luxury homes in the U.S. and one the nation’s largest multi-family rental and land developers. The

Company began business in 1967 and went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 1986. Toll

Brothers serves first-time, 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 Washington, D.C. In 2023,

Fortune magazine named Toll Brothers the World’s Most Admired Homebuilder, the eighth year 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, its ESG and financial planning initiatives, and its partnering relationships

with major U.S. and international financial and development institutions. Since formation, the group has

raised over $25 billion from U.S., European and Asian banks, the public capital markets, and U.S. and

International 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 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, primarily in

the metro-NYC area.  He also has been financial point for Toll’s expansion into the rental apartment

business through Toll Brothers Apartment Living (TBAL), which has grown to become the 11 th largest

apartment developer in the U.S. and 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 Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

 

From 1989 to 1993, Fred was Director of Corporate Finance and Planning at DKM Properties Corp., the

real estate arm of a Forbes Private 50 company and 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 NYC

Financial Services Corporation, (now NYC Economic Development 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

https://www.tollbrothers.com/

 

https://www.tollbrotherscityliving.com/

 

https://www.tollbrothersapartmentliving.com/

Jeff Hendler is Co-Founder and CEO of Logical Buildings. The company provides cost saving and revenue generating ESG technology tools for the built world to combat climate change. The company’s industry award winning apps empower building operators, tenants, and residents to earn money providing grid services, track and reduce carbon emissions – available to over 15 million commercial and residential properties nationwide. The company’s suite of virtual power plant engineering services turnkey deployment and monetization of smart thermostats, smart appliances, EV charging stations, and battery storage. Founded in 2012, Logical Buildings clients are top-tier REITS, asset managers, and global property management companies. Prior to establishing Logical Buildings, Jeff co-founded IDT Energy, Inc. and served as Chief Commercial Officer from 2004-2012, playing a key role taking the company public as Genie Energy, Ltd. (NYSE: GNE) at a valuation of over $200 million. Jeff has served as Innovation Member of the Smart Cities Council and board member of the Green Button Alliance, and is currently a board member of NYC2030. In addition, he is an active voting member of the NYISO and PJM wholesale power grids. He also represents Logical Buildings as a member of the Consumer Technology Association, NY Battery Energy Storage, and Clean Energy Business Network. Jeff is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business.

Projects in Jersey City

Haus 25

Gerard D. Pizzillo

Partner

Genova Burns


Gerard D. Pizzillo, Partner, focuses on all aspects of Commercial Real Estate throughout New York and New Jersey. He handles Corporate Law & Business Transactions, Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment and Land Use & Approvals. He has represented numerous real estate and corporate entities in all aspects of transactional real estate, development and commercial legal issues.


Mr. Pizzillo has experience in real estate development and redevelopment law as well as tax abatement, zoning and land use. He has drafted and reviewed documents in all areas of commercial and residential real estate transactions, including leasing and financing.


Mr. Pizzillo represents public housing authorities in Section 8 and Housing and Urban Development requirements as well as associated issues in education, business organization and civil and corporate law.


Mr. Pizzillo has successfully litigated complex matters in state and federal courts.

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

P201.469.0100
F: 201.332.1303

https://www.genovaburns.com

The Hazel Jersey City


The Hazel Jersey City – Phase II


270 Johnston Avenue


BELA

 

Scholars Village -ScitTech

 

Scity


66 Monitor

Liz Simon is the Chief Operating Officer of Industrious, where she oversees the company’s employee experience, legal, communications and sustainability efforts. Prior to joining Industrious

Liz spent eight years at General Assembly, where she most recently served as the company’s COO.Previously she served in the Obama Administration as Counselor to the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, working on policy issues at the nexus of immigration and entrepreneurship. Liz started her career as an attorney at Hogan Lovells, a Washington D.C.-based law firm, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.  Liz lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son and serves on the boards of EdReports and Arena.

Additional Details to Follow

Jersey City projects will be added shortly.

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.

https://kushner.com/

One Journal Square

65 Bay Street

124 Bay Street

26 Journal Square
Trump Bay Street
124 Bay Street

https://kushner.com/

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

CEO, DVORA & CoLab by DVORA

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.

Tim Sullivan
President & CEO
New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)

 

Tim Sullivan became Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) in February 2018. The NJEDA serves as the State’s principal agency for driving economic growth and is committed to making New Jersey a national model for inclusive and sustainable economic development by focusing on key strategies to help build strong and dynamic communities, create good jobs for New Jersey residents, and provide pathways to a stronger and fairer economy.

 

During his tenure, Tim has led the NJEDA’s transformation into a comprehensive economic development organization dedicated to implementing Governor Phil Murphy’s vision for a stronger and fairer New Jersey. Tim has overseen the creation of new programs focused on catalyzing industry clusters and a dedicated Small Business Services unit charged with providing robust financial, workforce, and technical support to the State’s small business community, with a focus on historically underrepresented firms.

 

Under his leadership, the NJEDA has led the development and implementation of more than 15 programs created under the Economic Recovery Act of 2020, provided more than $700 million in COVID-19 relief to small businesses impacted by the pandemic, facilitated the construction of the NJ Wind Port and growth of a robust offshore wind industry in New Jersey, collaborated with partners in the private sector to grow New Jersey’s innovation ecosystem, and helped municipalities revitalize brownfields and other underused spaces into valuable community assets.

 

Tim most recently served as Deputy Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), where he oversaw State tourism and branding, brownfield redevelopment, transit-oriented development, and waterfront initiatives. Tim joined the DECD in January 2014 and became Deputy Commissioner the next year.

 

Tim previously served as Chief of Staff to the New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, focusing on transportation and transit-oriented development, brownfield redevelopment, waterfront and maritime/port redevelopment, public and affordable housing policy, small business support, infrastructure finance, and public/private partnerships.

Prior to joining city government in 2010, Tim worked at Barclays Capital as Chief of Staff to the Head of Global Investment Banking. He began his career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers in 2003 as a healthcare banker, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions for leading companies in the managed care, biotechnology, and healthcare services sectors.

 

Tim is a graduate of Georgetown University.

https://bionj.org/

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.

Michael Higgins, AIA
Managing Principal
MHS Architecture (Formally Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects)

 

Mike Higgins has recently transitioned into the Managing Principal role at MHS Architecture where he now oversees the entire business and its expansion. Established over 40 years ago, MHS Architecture offers developers a full range of architecture, planning, urban design, and interior design services specializing in mixed-use multi-family buildings, TOD’s, and redevelopment projects.

Throughout the design process, MHS Architecture diligently strive to maximize the development potential of each project site while ensuring cost-effective construction solutions. Every building stand as a distinct entity, enriching its community, and Michael takes immense pride in witnessing the creation
of sustainable, vibrant, and healthy buildings where people can live, work, and thrive.

MHS Architecture’s clients include the Kushner Real Estate Group, the Rockefeller Group, Boraie Development, Hartz Mountain, Toll Brothers, Fields Development, China Construction of America,
Skyline Development, and Albanese Development Group. Award-winning projects are being designed and built in communities across the state as well as Florida and Colorado.

Mike is a Licensed Architect in New Jersey and New York and an active member of the American Institute of Qrchitects, Architects League of Northern New Jersey, US Green Building Council and
International Code Council.

Projects in Jersey City Include:


 The Hendrix
 286 Cole Street
 101 Grove Street
 270 Johnston
 70 Mallory
 417 Communipaw
 Park | Shore – 75 Park Lane – Shore House
 88 Regent Street
 80 Journal Square
 3 Acres
 Le Leo
 61 Sip Avenue
 50 + 55 Hudson
 Westview
 425 Summit Ave
 485 Marin Blvd
 Gulls Cove
 Charles & Co
 The Lenox
 The Quinn
 3 Journal Square
 The Madox
 Park Francis
 Monticello Triangle
 University Place at NJCU
 The Grand View

About George

George C. D. Duke focuses his practice on helping businesses navigate complex environmental and land use laws and regulations pertaining to corporate and commercial real property transactions, land development, permitting, and mine reclamation and expansion projects. George regularly assists business clients in matters of site acquisition and due diligence and works with commercial real estate owners and developers to develop creative project financing solutions to facilitate development. These solutions include tax mitigation and development incentives such as the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program, property tax, mortgage recording tax and sales tax exemptions through agreements with Industrial Development Agencies, and C-PACE and other grant and incentive programs. A licensed professional geologist, George worked for several years as a hydrogeologist and project manager for a national environmental consulting firm prior to law school.

George received his JD from Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, his MS from Montclair State University, and his BA from Franklin & Marshall College. He is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.

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.

BAYFRONT

PROJECT PROFILE

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….

Additional Biography Details Coming Shortly.