Woodmont Properties’ Lewis Zlotnick, a friend and former colleague, swore in Frank Belgiovine of Belmont Construction Corp. as the New Jersey Builders Association’s new board president during the organization’s board of directors meeting on Feb. 13. — Courtesy: NJBA
By Joshua Burd
The New Jersey Builders Association has installed its new executive board, including a 45-year construction and real estate industry veteran as its president for the next 12 months.
Frank Belgiovine, CEO and president of Belmont Construction Corp., is among five elected officers who were sworn in this week by the housing industry trade group. He is NJBA’s 70th board president, succeeding Thomas Bovino and helping lead an organization that includes 1,000 member companies such as builders, remodelers, material suppliers, subcontractors, consultants, lenders, utilities and others involved in housing- and building-related fields.
The association’s other 2023-2024 officers include:
- Vice president: Debra J. Tantleff, TANTUM Real Estate
- Treasurer: Chris Amato, CMM
- Associate vice president: John R. Cioletti, Reno’s Appliance
- Second associate vice president: Richard Boisch, CRISP Insurance Advisors
“I am very proud to be taking on the role of president of NJBA,” Belgiovine said. “The work of NJBA is crucial as our state is suffering from a severe shortage in market-rate and affordable housing. I look forward to working with our state’s policymakers on much-needed reforms to help build a healthier housing ecosystem.”
Belgiovine focuses on the development and management of multifamily and mixed-use properties throughout northern New Jersey, the NJBA said. His more than 45 years of experience include a decade as an on-site field supervisor and 37 years as a developer and property manager, while he has built midrise and high-rise multifamily and commercial office buildings.
The association added that Belgiovine is responsible for the design and build of the first fully automated parking garage in the country, for 300 vehicles, along with townhouse, hotel, retail, industrial and government projects. He has also managed developments for Paramount Homes in Asbury Park and Woodmont Properties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, having completed more than $170 million in development during his time in the real estate industry.
“Mr. Belgiovine has four decades of experience bringing projects of all shapes and sizes to life,” said Jeff Kolakowski, NJBA’s CEO. “His knowledge of on-the-ground issues and leadership will be invaluable as we work on policy solutions to address the supply issues in New Jersey’s housing market and to do our part as an industry to build our way out of a national economic slowdown and the state’s affordability crisis.”
Belgiovine is a former president of the Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association of New Jersey, of which he remains an active member and life director, according to a news release. He is a licensed general contractor in New Jersey and Florida, a licensed realtor in New Jersey and a Certified Green Professional by the National Association of Home Builders, among other credentials.
His philanthropic endeavors include support of St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, The National Shrine of Saint Jude and Capuchin Franciscan Friars, the news release said.