By Joshua Burd
The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School has added a well-known title insurance professional to the team of industry leaders at the helm of its advisory board.
Monica Casiello, director of marketing and business development at U.S. Title Solutions, joins the board’s executive committee alongside several developers, investors and other commercial real estate influencers in New Jersey. The center announced her appointment this week, noting that she will serve “as a vital conduit of information, knowledge and best practices, fostering productive discussion among students, industry peers, government and academia.”
“I am thrilled to be joining this illustrious group,” Casiello said. “I consider members of the Executive Committee to be pillars of the real estate industry and I am honored to serve with them. The Rutgers Center for Real Estate is a vital institution that is breaking down barriers to educate the next generation of leaders: a diverse group of highly motivated students who are inspired to carry the torch into the future.
“I can hardly wait to participate and do my part to grow the program.”
Established in 2014, the Center for Real Estate has recruited a host of industry leaders in New Jersey to help set the academic course, share their real-world experiences and provide students with networking and job opportunities. The program has done so while seeking to attract a diverse group of leaders in a range of fields related to the real estate industry.
In her role with U.S. Title Solutions, Casiello facilitates and oversees the title insurance component of major commercial, industrial and residential developments, refinances and ground leases throughout the U.S., according to a news release. In addition, she interfaces with and cultivates relationships among developers, attorneys, lenders, municipal leaders and state agencies to foster economic development.
Casiello sits on the board of directors of several organizations, including the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, NAIOP New Jersey and the Atlantic City Arts Commission. She is also an appointed member of the Atlantic County Economic Development Advisory Commission.
“Anyone that knows Monica knows that she is a driving force for real change and innovation for the real estate industry in New Jersey,” said Morris Davis, the Paul V. Profeta Chair of Real Estate and the center’s academic director. “Monica has been a strong supporter of the Center since it first began, participating on the Conferences and Events Committee and promoting the activities and programs of the Center to her expansive professional network.
“We are pleased that she has agreed to work with the other members of the Executive Committee to continue the growth and development of the Center for Real Estate.”