Page 22 - 2021 Spotlight NJ's Top Law Firms
P. 22

20 MARCH 2021
portfolios will enhance the asset
management services we provide to our clients. Creating and maintaining a best-in-class property management platform is critical for our office
and Dennis’ track record, years of experience and industry leadership will help us grow this important service line.”
Sherry brings more than 20 years of experience
here at The Park.”
The new hires come in the midst of a $400 million redevelopment of what was long known as Connell Corporate Park. Taking cues from West Coast-based
tech firms and their respective corporate campuses, Connell said The Park’s new culinary offerings will be complemented by new and upgraded design, operations, wellness features and shared amenities.
The owner is also taking a new approach to the traditional multitenant office park, in that users across the campus have access
to shared amenities and services, including indoor and outdoor workspaces, gyms, game rooms, fitness instructors and nutritionists. Those offerings also include wellness services, on-site health care and a broad range of food options.
The new culinary team will also support The Park’s forthcoming destination restaurant and entertainment concepts — part of the campus’ ambitious expansion plans that also include retail and residential uses, Connell said.
When complete, The Park will be
a suburban campus with cuisine, services and amenities that the firm feels will rival offerings in New York City.
“At The Park, our culinary approach prioritizes health and wellness
and the inherent belief that food
For her part, Davis previously served as pastry
chef for Dean
& DeLuca, one
of New York
City’s best-
known gourmet
markets. While
there she was
responsible for
developing all
menu and holiday specialty items and creating items for its signature pastry line.
At Grain & Cane, Bayla will be responsible for
form relationships with new equity partners, the firm said, noting that it has developed a niche partnering with high-net-worth investors who want to own assets directly with an experienced operator.
“I am very grateful for the trust
and confidence Fred and Anthony (Arena) have placed in me,” Milewski said. “I am excited to take on this new challenge and work towards expanding our investment platform in the Northeast and providing exceptional performance for our partners and tenants.”
Levin Management Corp. has hired Ed Vasconcellos III as a leasing representative to oversee several retail properties in northern and central New Jersey.
The firm, which is based in North Plainfield, said Vasconcellos comes to LMC from Brookfield Properties, where he held the same title, and is responsible for leasing and marketing efforts at seven open-air properties.
“Open-air centers — which house essential retail categories like grocery, dining and home improvement — are among the strongest asset classes today and have proven resilient in every economic climate,” Vasconcellos said. “These centers comprise the bulk of LMC’s portfolio, which gives this company a distinctive position in the marketplace. I am looking forward
to being part of this dynamic firm’s continued success.”
The Rahway resident joins LMC amid a period of sustained growth, the firm said, noting that it maintains a leasing and management portfolio currently
 Ashley Davis
 in property and facilities management, including portfolio planning, development, due diligence,
menu curation with a focus
on seasonality and ingredient- driven courses, while partnering with regional farmers and suppliers to
  Dennis Sherry deal-sourcing and negotiations as well as asset management, the firm said.
The Connell Co. has unveiled
three key additions to the culinary team at its sprawling business and hospitality campus along Interstate 78 in Union County.
The firm, the owner of the 185-
acre complex known as The Park
in Berkeley Heights, said Brian Bistrong will serve as the property’s corporate executive chef and culinary program director of Table & Banter, its catering and events hospitality group. Also joining the Table & Banter team is Ashley Davis as director of pastry and baking
and Louis Bayla as executive chef for Grain & Cane Bar & Table, The Park’s on-site restaurant featuring traditional American fare.
Together, they bring decades of experience working with world- renowned chefs in the New York City dining scene.
“The Connell Company is carefully curating The Park to be more than a place to sit behind a desk for eight hours every day,” said Shane Connell, executive vice president of The Connell Co. “Instead, we’re working to transform the property into an inclusive activated campus that offers a more fulfilling and productive alternative to working from home. I’m incredibly excited to welcome Brian, Ashley and Louis to our hospitality team, and I look forward to their unique contributions to the world-class dining experiences we’re creating
Louis Bayla
source fresh ingredients.
Vision Properties has elevated David Milewski to the role of Northeast vice president.
Milewski, who is based in the firm’s regional office
in Parsippany,
has with the real
   Brian Bistrong
spanning 110 properties
with nearly 15.5 million square feet. He has also held positions with The Dartmouth Co. and Robert K. Futterman &
experiences are an opportunity to help people create lasting memories, share connections and ultimately lead healthier, happier lives,”
estate owner
and operator
since 2016 and
has served as
a senior asset
manager for
many of its
properties in the region. He joined the firm after graduating from Rutgers University.
“We are pleased to announce David’s promotion to Northeast VP as he has consistently excelled in his duties and is ready to take on additional responsibilities,” said Fred Arena, managing director and principal of Vision Properties, which is based in Tampa, Florida. “He is an excellent addition to our executive team as
he has proven his ability as a self- motivated leader with exceptional performance.”
In his new role, Milewski will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s Northeast assets and managing Vision Properties’ New Jersey- based team, according to a news release. In addition, he will look to
David Milewski
 Bistrong said. “I’m eager and excited to work alongside Ashley Louis, and the other team members at The Park, combining our shared passion for fresh, locally sourced ingredients and high-end cuisine
to bring first-rate fine dining to Berkeley Heights.”
Bistrong, a veteran of the New York City restaurant industry, has worked alongside acclaimed chefs such
as Wolfgang Puck, David Bouley, Gray Kunz and Bernard Loiseau, according to a news release. His move to The Park is a homecoming, Connell said, noting that he grew up in rural New Jersey.
Ed Vasconcellos III
Associates, having earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University.
Vasconcellos, a licensed New Jersey real estate salesperson, is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Urban Land Institute.
“We are pleased to welcome Ed to

   20   21   22   23   24