A Must-Attend Annual Convening Platform for Investors, Owners, Developers

– City, State & Regional Leadership

Disruptors, Accelerators, Principals & Innovators

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

EXPECTED MAY 29, 2024

Leadership Gathering To Help Accelerate Investment, Collaboration + Build Awareness & Momentum

for Jersey City’s Leading Projects, Programs & Initiatives

Ideally Situated

a Corporate, Residential, Culture & Retail Sweet Spot with Direct Manhattan Access

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A Yearly Opportunity To Gather Regional Leaders Across Specialties

All Aligned with &  for Jersey City + 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
Sustainability Leadership & Innovations
The Most Exciting Project Pipeline - Future Forward
The Hottest Multifamily Market Pipeline
Retailers, Restauranteurs, Culture+Art Sweetspot

the Regions Largest RE Leadership Gatherings

Proud & Privledged to be the Regions Largest Leadership Summits

ORGANIZATIONS THAT ATTENDED May 22, 2023 for The Jersey City Summit

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SUMMIT SPEAKERS

International Investors, Thought-Leaders, Innovators & Disruptors
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Zach Koff
MixedUsePlus

Zach Koff
President, Daily Provisions
frm COO, Shake Shack

Bio-Tab
Jersey City
Nicole Meyer
Bio-Multifamily

Nicole Meyer
President
Kushner
Companies

Meredith-Marshall_bw
AffordableHousing-1

Meredith Marshall
Co-Founder & Managing
Partner
BRP Companies

Jose R. Cruz
MixedUsePlus

Jose Cruz
Senior Managing Director,
Capital Markets
JLL

Shuster-Eyal_bw
PlaceArtsCultureInnovTech

Eyal Shuster
CEO
DVORA Life
Greenspot

Anna Malhari
PlaceArtsCultureInnovTech

Anna Malhari
Chief Operating
Officer
Veris Residential

Bio-Tab
Jersey City
Robert-Naso_bw-1
BGO-BOA-FiresideChat

Rob Naso
Managing
Partner
BGO

Alberto Garofalo
BGO-BOA-FiresideChat

Alberto Garofalo
President,
New Jersey
Bank of America

Peter Brosnick
BGO-BOA-FiresideChat

Peter Brosnick
Managing Partner
New Jersey
Cushman & Wakefield

Bio-Tab
Jersey City
Max Gross
MODERATOR
BGO-BOA-FiresideChat

Max Gross
Editor in Chief
Commercial
Observer

Bio-Tab
Jersey City
Nick Cangelosi
AffordableHousing-1

Nick Cangelosi
Senior Vice President
The Michaels
Organization

Bio-Tab
Jersey City
Drew Fletcher
MODERATOR
Bio-Multifamily

Drew Fletcher
President,
Capital Advisors
Greystone

Bio-Tab
Jersey City
Kathleen Coviello
SciTechScity

Kathleen Coviello
Chief Economic
Transformation Officer
NJ EDA

Bio-Tab
Jersey City
Alex Richter
SciTechScity

Alex Richter
Executive Director,
Head of Innovation Hub
SciTech Scity

Jorge Santos
Emerging Markets & Region

Jorge Santos
Chief Real Estate
Officer
NJ EDA

Liz-Simon_bw
Office-OOFW

Liz Simon
Chief Operating
Officer
Industrious

Jeremy Kaplan
Bio-Multifamily.png

Jeremy Kaplan
COO
Kushner Real Estate
Group – KRE

Michael Goldstein
MixedUsePlus

Michael Goldstein
Chief Operating Officer
KABR Group

Russell Tepper
PlaceArtsCultureInnovTech

Russell Tepper
Senior Managing Director
Northeast
Mill Creek Residential

Bio-Tab
Jersey City
Jamie Block
CMFTI

Jamie Block
Partner
Kushner Real Estate
Group – KRE

Amy Lin-Rodriguez
SciTechScity

Amy Lin-Rodriguez
Superintendent
Hudson County
Schools of Technology

Bio-Tab
Jersey City
Adam Silfen
Bio-Multifamily

Adam Silfen
Senior Managing
Director
LeFrak

Bio-Tab
Jersey City
Brian-Lindenberg
Office-OOFW

Brian Lindenberg
Principal
Ares
Management

Bio-Tab
Jersey City
Tim Tracy
SciTechScity

Tim Tracy
Partner & Principal
Americas Private Equity Leader
EY

Bio-Tab
Jersey City
George Garcia
MODERATOR
Emerging Markets & Region

George Garcia
Partner
Connell
Foley

Steven_Fulop_bw
Bio-MayorsRemarks

Honorable
Steven Fulop
Mayor
City of Jersey City

Governor Phil Murphy
Bio-GovernorsRemarks

Honorable
Phil Murphy
Governor
State of New Jersey

Joyce-Watterman_bw
AffordableHousing-1

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

Rob Baker
MODERATOR
Office-OOFW

Robert Baker
Partner
Scarinci
Hollenbeck

Jim Dorey
MixedUsePlus

Jim Dorey
President & COO
Inserra Supermarkets

Melanie Walter
AffordableHousing-1

Melanie Walter
Executive Director
New Jersey Housing &
Mortgage Finance Agency

Raphael Mandelbaum
Emerging Markets & Region

Raphael Mandelbaum
CEO
LanTree Developments

Bio-Tab
Jersey City
abe-naparstek_bw
MixedUsePlus

Abe Naparstek
Partner & COO
G&S Investors
Hudson Exchange

Jonathan Schwartz
Emerging Markets & Region

Jonathan Schwartz
Partner & Principal
BNE Real Estate

Bio-Tab
Jersey City
Nevins McCann
MODERATOR
SciTechScity
PanepintoFiresideChat

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

fred-cooper (1)
MODERATOR
CMFTI

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

Joseph Panepinto Sr.
PanepintoFiresideChat

Joseph Panepinto Sr.
Founder & President
Panepinto
Properties

Joseph-PanepintoJr_bw
Bio-Multifamily.png

Joseph Panepinto Jr.
Principal
Panepinto
Development

Sandy Weiss
Emerging Markets & Region

Sandy Weiss
Founder & CEO
Manhattan Building
Company

Bio-Tab
Jersey City
Peter Primavera
CMFTI

Peter Primavera
Managing Partner
peter primavera
partners

Anthony Cammarata Jr.
Office-OOFW

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

Christine Goodman
PlaceArtsCultureInnovTech

Christine Goodman
Cultural Affairs
Director
City of Jersey City

David Ginsberg
AffordableHousing-1

David Ginsberg
Senior Vice
President
WinnCompanies

Bio-Tab
Jersey City
Wasseem Boraie
Bio-Multifamily.png

Wasseem Boraie
Principal
Boraie Development

David_Wolfe_bw
CMFTI

David Wolfe
Managing Partner
Partner
Skoloff&Wolfe

Jon Fascitelli
PlaceArtsCultureInnovTech

Jon Fascitelli
CEO, Real Estate
Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment
Devils Arena Entertainment 

Bio-Tab
Jersey City
Diana Jeffrey
Emerging Markets & Region

Diana Jeffrey
Executive Director
Jersey City Redevelopment
Agency – JCRA

Jon-Moore_bw
Bio-Multifamily

Jon Moore
President
& COO
URBY

Tom Didio Jr.
CMFTI

Tom Dido Jr.
Senior Director,
Capital Markets
JLL

Gerard Pizzillo
MODERATOR
MixedUsePlus

Gerard Pizzillo
Partner
Genova Burns

Vince Marchetto
MixedUsePlus

Vincent Marchetto
Principal
MHS Architecture

Paul-Silverman_bw
PlaceArtsCultureInnovTech

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

Matt Ascher
CMFTI

Matt Ascher
Principal
Northwest Mutual
Real Estate

Bio-Tab
Jersey City
Bret Schundler
Emerging Markets & Region

Bret Schundler
Mayor, Jersey City (1992-2001)
Founder, School Partners – BelovED/
Golden Door/Empowerment Charter Schools

Bio-Tab
Jersey City
Bill Rosato
SciTechScity

William Rosato
Managing Partner
Alpine
Residential

Jeffrey Gural
Office-OOFW

Jeffrey Gural
Chairman & Principal
GFP Real Estate
Newmark Holdings

Katie Kennedy
CMFTI

Katie Kennedy
Senior Vice President
Truist Bank
President, NJ – RELA

Christopher-Albanese_bw
Bio-Multifamily

Christopher Albanese
President
The Albanese
Organization

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SciTechScity

Paul Hoffman
President & CEO
Liberty Science Center
SciTech Scity

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May 29, 2024 @ Harborside 1 - 150 Hudson Street, Jersey City

May 22, 2023 – The 8th Annual Jersey City Summit

ADDITIONAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT ATTENDED 2023

Our 2024 PARTNERS

Our CHAIR

Our Founding Chair & Master of Ceremonies | 2024-2015

Our CITY Partner

Our Founding City Partner | Since 2015

Our STATE Partner

Our Founding State Partner | Since 2015

Our 2024 Venue Partner

Our 2024/25 Host Sponsors @ 150 Hudson Street - Harborside 1

Our Media Partners

The Industry's Most Respected Source & Resource

Our 2024 Sponsors

Partners & Advisors to the Industries Leading Players & Projects

Our Supporting Organizations

Think-Tanks, Partners & Collaborators to Leadership

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’.

Role Purpose Goal

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

the 9th SUMMIT

May 29th, 2024

1000 ATTENDED OUR 5TH ANNUAL SUMMIT ON NOVEMBER 18,2019

1000 ATTENDED OUR VIRTUAL SUMMIT - JUNE 15-17, 2021

950+ ATTENDED OUR 2022 SUMMIT ON JUNE 23RD, 2022

1250+ ATTENDED OUR 2023 SUMMIT ON MAY 22ND, 2023

1250+ ATTENDED OUR 2023 NEWARK SUMMIT ON DEC 4TH, 2023

1250+ EXPECTED FOR OUR 2024 SUMMIT ON MAY 29TH, 2024

We bring together the folks behind the largest – most exciting & transformative projects together to share what’s great and partner on what’s next.

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Founder & Managing Principal
The Jersey City Summit
roundtable&advisory
sherif@jerseycitysummit.com
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ATTENDED 2023

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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.

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….

Jose R. Cruz
Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets
JLL

 

Jose is a Senior Managing Director in the New Jersey office of JLL Capital Markets, Americas. He joins JLL as part of the HFF acquisition and is a member of the firm’s leadership committee. Jose specializes in investment advisory throughout New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and also oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm’s New Jersey office. During the course of his more than 25-year commercial real estate career, he’s been involved in more than $28 billion of office, industrial, retail, multifamily and land sales.

 

Jose started at HFF in March 2010. Before that, he was the Executive Director of Cushman & Wakefield’s New York area investment sales group where he spent more than 17 years. He began his real estate career as an Analyst at PaineWebber, UBS, Inc.

Liberty Towers


SoHo Lofts


30 Montgomery Street


1000 Jefferson Street (Upper Grand)


Allegiance/Rockpoint Portfolio


BELA

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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.

About Rob

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


Rob Naso is the Managing Director and Co-Head of US Asset Management for BGO. 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.

 


https://www.bgo.com/

About Alberto

Biography

Alberto Garofalo

President, Bank of America New Jersey

Head of Global Corporate Security and Executive Protection


Alberto Garofalo is the President of Bank of America New Jersey. In this capacity, he serves as the enterprise leader, leading integration of Bank of America’s business lines to ensure delivery of the full breadth and depth of the bank’s global financial services to more individuals and businesses locally. He also oversees the bank’s local corporate and social responsibility activities, including philanthropic giving, community development lending and investing, environmental initiatives, diversity efforts, arts and culture projects, and employee volunteerism for more than 10k associates across NJ.


Alberto also serves as the Head of Global Corporate Security and Executive Protection. In this role, he oversees a global workforce of more than 400 professionals and is responsible for global intelligence driven security and safety programs to protect our employees, clients, brand and assets as well as develop strategies to manage health, safety and reputational risks to our employees and clients. His responsibilities include ensuring the timely collection, analysis and dissemination of essential security information that helps the bank mitigate physical security threats and support operational preparedness and response measures. 


Prior to this role, Alberto was the Head of CRA, Diverse Segments & Retail Financial Center Optimization. In this role he was responsible for initiatives to deploy capital, create jobs, develop communities and foster economic mobility as part of the bank’s focus on addressing society’s biggest challenges. He joined Bank of America in 2003 and has held leadership positions across the contact center and financial center organizations, including national operations executive, regional multicultural executive, business support executive, contact center site executive, business controls executive, and division executive.


As a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, Alberto serves as the chair of the CAO Diversity & Inclusion Council and one of the Co-Chairs for the Hispanic Leadership Executive Council. He has also served as executive sponsor for several Chapters of the Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership and Advancement (HOLA) and the Employee Engagement and Diversity & Inclusion Council for Consumer and Small Business. 


Alberto is a member of the board of directors of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. For the past two years, ROI NJ business news outlet has also named Alberto on its top-ten ROI Influencers: Power List, and they have recognized him as one of their 2023 Champions of the C-Suite. 


Alberto is passionate about education and volunteers in local schools educating young adults about financial acumen and promoting diversity. He also served on the board of directors for Freedom School Partners, an organization dedicated to serving at-risk students and families living in poverty in Charlotte. 


Born and raised in Cuba, he has lived in five different countries and currently resides in New Jersey with his family.

 

 

 

 

Bank of America 

New Jersey / Jersey City

One of the things I love about living in New Jersey is the diversity of our communities. We believe our company has a responsibility to support those communities, while serving the needs of our clients and taking care of our employees.

Alberto Garofalo  |  President, Bank of America New Jersey

 

https://about.bankofamerica.com/en/local/new-jersey

 

News Announcing Opportunity to Bring All of our (Bank of America’s) Jersey City Employees Under One Roof Together – @ Newport Tower – 525 Washington Blvd, Jersey City

 

https://commercialobserver.com/2024/01/bank-of-america-bgo-newport-tower-jersey-city/

 

https://njbiz.com/bank-of-america-makes-big-550k-square-foot-jersey-city-commitment/

 

https://re-nj.com/bank-of-america-expanding-to-548000-sq-ft-in-new-deal-at-jersey-citys-newport-tower/

 

https://njbmagazine.com/njb-news-now/bank-of-america-leases-550000-sf-at-newport-tower-in-jersey-city/

 

Representative Land Use Approvals

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

  SciTech Scity

https://www.scitechscity.com/

The Portofino

Marbella I and II

Monaco I and II

Crystal Point

Urby

70, 80 and 90 Columbus

The Art House

The Oakman

The Hamilton House

100 Monitor Street – Morris Canal/Lafayette area

Marriott Residence Hotel

The Hyatt House

Lafayette Village

Montgomery Gardens

Catherine Todd Senior Housing

The Embankment

The Revetment

The Vito Lofts

Innovative developments incorporating arts/theater space, and public/private partnerships with a new public school

Professional and Community Affiliations

Second Vice Chairman, Christ Hospital Board of Trustees

Hudson County Bar Association

New Jersey Planners Organizations

New Jersey State Bar Association

Decisions

Hartz Mt. Industries, Inc., v. City of Jersey City, 22 N.J. Tax 84 (N.J. Tax 2004)

In re Estate of Tateo, 338 N.J. Super. 121 (App. Div. 2001)

Airo Die Casting, Inc. v. Westmoreland County Board of Assessment Appeals, 706 A.2d 1279 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1998)

Badische (BASF) Corp. v. Kearny Town, 17 N.J. Tax 594 (N.J. Super, App. Div. 1998)

Laneco Three, Inc. v. Franklin Tp. 17 N.J. Tax 233 (N.J. Tax 1998)

Jepson Refrigeration Corp. v. Trenton City, 16 N.J. Tax 457 (N.J. Super. Add. Div.1996)

Badische Corp. (BASF) v. Town of Kearny, 288 N.J. Super. 171 (App. Div. 1996)

Jepson Refrigeration Corp. v. Trenton City, 15 N.J. Tax 467 (N.J. Tax 1996)

Jepson Refrigeration Corp. v. City of Trenton, 295 N.J. Super. 294 (App. Div. 1996)

Coastal Eagle Point Oil Co. v. West Deptford Tp.,  15 N.J. Tax 190 (N.J. Super. App. Div. 1995)

Badische Corp. (BASF) v. Kearny Town, 14 N.J. Tax 219 (N.J. Tax 1994)

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

 

https://www.thekregroup.com/

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

65 Bay Street

26 Journal Square

61-63 Sip Avenue

30 Journal Square

Arts & Powerhouse Building – 130 Bay Street

Canopy by Hilton Hotel – 159 Morgan Street

725 Bergen Avenue – Sold 

371 4th Street – Sold 

270 Newark Avenue – Sold 

The Fairmount at McGinley Square – Sold 

410 Central Avenue – Sold 

Diana Jeffrey
Executive Director
Jersey City Redevelopment Agency

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

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

https://thejcra.org/

FEATURED PROJECTS

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.”

BERRY LANE PARK

PROJECT PROFILE

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

JOURNAL SQUARED

PROJECT PROFILE

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

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

https://thejcra.org/

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

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.

Biography

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.

ADDITIONAL LEADERSHIP ROLES INCLUDE:

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

 

https://jerseycitynj.gov/CityHall/CityCouncil/Watterman

 

https://www.stevenfulop.com/meet-joyce

About Robert

Biography

Robert L. Baker, Jr. is a member of the firm’s Commercial Real Estate practice group.  He represents commercial property owners, landlords, tenants, and developers in real estate transactions in various markets spanning across the country.

A large portion of Mr. Baker’s practice is focused on commercial leasing.  For over twenty years, he has advised clients in diverse leasing matters, providing tailor-made solutions for countless projects on a nation-wide scale.

Throughout his career, Mr. Baker has represented small to middle-market businesses, publicly-traded companies, private equity firms, real estate investment companies, and mortgage investors and servicers, all with diversified real estate holdings and needs. He routinely negotiates and drafts a wide variety of commercial leases, ranging from large-scale retail and office leases to single-tenant industrial facilities on behalf of both landlords and tenants. In addition, he advises clients in sale/leaseback transactions and is regularly retained as local counsel to out-of-state firms to offer assistance and guidance in the sale, purchase, and leasing of commercial real estate assets in New Jersey.

Mr. Baker is a New Jersey Certified Foreclosure Mediator and has served as an instructor for numerous continuing education courses for attorneys and real estate professionals.

Mr. Baker earned his Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law in Villanova, PA and earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science & Government from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT.

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.

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

 

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

 

https://www.njhousing.gov/dca/hmfa/about/aboutnjhmfa/index.shtml

Financed Properties in Jersey City

Danforth Supportive Housing II
Danforth Supportive Housing I
A. Harry Moore Phase IV
Bergen Court Apartments
Booker T. Washington Apartments
Catherine Todd Senior Living Center
Glennview Townhouses Phase II
Lexington Manor Apartments
St. Bridget’s Senior Housing Residence
Thomas J. Stewart Apartments
Union Street Project
Ocean Towers
Montgomery Family Phase I
City Crossing Apartments
Ocean Green Senior Apartments
Salem Lafayette Apartments
Dr. Lena Francis Edwards
Gates Station Residences
Jackson Green
Parkview Manor
Jackson Green Mixed Income
Whitlock Mills
Fairview Heights

 

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Abe Naparstek
Chief Operating Officer, G&S Investors

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

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

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.

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

EDUCATION

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
 

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

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.

About Joseph

Joseph A. Panepinto, Sr. is Founder and President of Panepinto Properties, Inc. and has

spearheaded a renaissance in Jersey City, the city to which he has dedicated his professional

career and his passion. He served as Jersey City Planning Board Attorney (1971-73), and later as

the Jersey City Redevelopment Attorney (1973-77). During these years, Panepinto was part of

the principal team that drafted redevelopment plans for the future of the city.

For Panepinto, the following decades were devoted to helping develop Jersey City both as a

private developer and as an advisor to government and non-profit institutions in Jersey City and

beyond. From the early 1980’s to the present, Panepinto Properties purchased and developed

mixed-use office, residential and commercial properties. To date, Panepinto Properties has

purchased, owned and developed over nearly 20 million sf of mixed-use properties.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Mr. Panepinto’s civic-mindedness and generosity, along

with other family members, are legendary. Mr. Panepinto currently serves as Trustee and

Member of the Governing Board of John Cabot University and is benefactor to the RWJ

Barnabas | Jersey City Medical Center. He was former Trustee and Member of the Governing

Board of St. Peter’s University as well as a former Board Member and Director of the United

Auto Worker’s Region Nine Housing Corp.—a non-profit sponsor of subsidized senior citizen

and family housing projects in New Jersey and Pennsylvania—and former Trustee and

Governing Board Member of Christ Hospital in Jersey City, N.J. Mr. Panepinto also served as

Commissioner of the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority (1990-93).

Mr. Panepinto received his Juris Doctorate in 1970 from Seton Hall Law School and his Bachelor

of Arts in Economics in 1966 from Saint Peter’s College. He is a member of the New Jersey State

Bar Association.

With a track record built on both insight and passion, Joseph Panepinto has established and

nurtured a vibrant company, and at the same time rebuilt the city he loves. Through Panepinto

Properties, his passion endures and is the vehicle for the many great plans and dreams he has

for the future.

About Jonathan

 

https://bnerealestate.com/

 

https://lifebybne.com/

Projects in Jersey City

One Ten at The Enclave

100 Hoboken Avenue

http://www.onetenjc.com/

100 House at The Enclave

https://100housejc.com/

 
 
Van Leer Place

About Peter

Biography

Peter Primavera is the founder and President of Peter Primavera Partners, llc.  He has over 42 years of professional experience. His expertise includes Historic Preservation, Cultural Resource Management, History, Urban Redevelopment, and Archaeology with a specialty in designing, coordinating, and administering projects that involve complex regulatory and legal issues. 

 

Experienced in all aspects of federal, state, and local regulations involving Cultural Resources and Historic Preservation.  While he was trained as a cultural anthropologist, he qualified as a Historian and Architectural Historian, and has 42 years of extensive experience in archaeology. 

 

He has directed over 5,000+ projects for public and private sector clients.  Over 3,500 technical reports. Projects have been conducted for major urban redevelopments, county-wide parks systems, historic site restoration and planning, large commercial and residential developments, major road improvements, and utility and energy projects. Projects have been conducted in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Ohio, Alabama, Florida, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, Wyoming, Utah, Puerto Rico, Italy, Kenya, and Tanzania.

 

He has held many key positions in trade organizations, spoken at many conferences, and has a huge network of contacts and a national industry leading reputation.  His work has been cited in academic articles more than 1,500 times.

 

Possesses exceptional experience with National Historic Landmarks (NHL), and has worked on many nationally significant historic sites

 

Educated at UPenn, Rutgers, Princeton, and Harvard.

 

 

 

 

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

http://www.30hudson.com/

174 Erie Street

 

Park Francis

Charles & Co

 COWORKING

https://www.andco.work/

 

https://silvermanbuilding.com/

Additional Details to Follow

Projects in Jersey City Include

 New Jersey City University

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jersey City projects will be added shortly.

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.

 

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

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

William Rosato
Managing Partner
Alpine Residential

 

William Rosato has 30 years of experience as an architect developer in planning, designing, and building residential and mixed-use developments. During his tenure with Alpine, and previously with the real estate firms of Lennar, Tarragon Corporation, and Lincoln Property Company, Bill has successfully completed developments throughout the eastern US exceeding $1 billion.

 

Before forming Alpine, Bill held the positions of President of Tarragon Development Corporation, Vice President of Development for Lennar Multifamily Communities, and Vice President for Lincoln Property Company.

 

Prior to his work as a developer, Bill worked in the New York offices of Bovis Lend Lease and Skidmore Owings and Merrill, as a construction manager and architect.

 

Bill received his BA and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed architect in the states of New York and New Jersey, and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

The Hazel Jersey City


The Hazel Jersey City – Phase II


270 Johnston Avenue


BELA

 

Scholars Village -ScitTech

 

Scity


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Katie joined Truist in March 2022 where she is responsible for growing Truist’s presence in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Her focus is on new loan originations across all asset types with a national geographic reach. Her team provides comprehensive financing solutions ranging from project and entity level debt to off balance sheet products such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac & HUD executions. Prior to joining Truist she spent 13 years at Capital One where she was an SVP of Commercial Real Estate. While there, she was responsible for owners & operators based in the New Jersey & Pennsylvania markets and managed a loan portfolio of $2.7B.


Community and industry involvement include serving on the Advisory Council for the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate at Villanova University, Board Member of nourish.NJ, Board Member of the Medical Needs Foundation, and President of RELA New Jersey.


Past honors include Commercial Observer’s “25 Under 35 – Top Debt & Equity Professionals” and NJ Biz Magazine’s “Forty Under 40”.


Katie graduated Villanova University in 2006 and resides in New Jersey with her husband and three children.


Christopher V. Albanese
President
The Albanese Organization

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

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

http://www.albaneseorg.com/

184 Morgan Street
331 Marin Blvd
6th Street Embankment

http://www.albaneseorg.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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