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view the business from a broader
perspective,” said Smith, a Hoboken native and resident. “Being part
of a team where everyone pitches in and works together has given
me the opportunity to expand
my knowledge and build great relationships. JDA Group has created a culture here that makes me feel like I’m part of a family, and I look forward to finding new ways to contribute and to help bring the organization’s core values to life.”
Bisola A. Taiwo, a former key economic development official with the city of Newark, has joined Gibbons PC as a director in its real property group.
The practice, which is based in
the city, said Taiwo most recently served as assistant director
and chief of staff for Newark’s Department of Economic and Housing Development. In that role, she led more than 70 employees across five multidisciplinary divisions, managed a high volume
of complex redevelopment projects from concept to completion and oversaw day-to-day operations on key initiatives and municipal capital improvement projects.
“We welcome Bisola to the Gibbons real property team,” said Douglas
J. Janacek, the
group’s co-chair.
in the states of New Jersey and New York, earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A. from Colgate University, having also recently completed
the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Executive Education – Leadership Decision Making Program.
Woodmont Industrial Partners has hired Morgan McEwan as an industrial associate, as it eyes continued expansion in both the Northeast and other top logistics markets.
In her new role, McEwan will contribute to the growth and day-to- day management of a portfolio that has included sites in New Jersey, the Lehigh Valley and the Southeast. She joins the firm, a joint venture of Woodmont Properties and Romark Logistics, after most recently serving as an associate at Industry City, a historic industrial complex in Brooklyn that is now a mixed- use business, retail and cultural destination.
“Bringing on new talent remains pivotal for Woodmont, and serves as a testament to our continued positive trajectory and growth,” said Eric Witmondt, Woodmont Properties’ CEO. “Building an outstanding
team of professionals remains a critical factor in our success, and
we look forward to Morgan’s unique contributions to the achievements of both Woodmont Industrial Partners and Woodmont Properties’ broader ambitions.”
McEwan has spent the last 10 years in New York City, during which
she studied
 “Her depth of experience in redevelopment and related areas will strengthen our existing practice throughout
Bisola A. Taiwo
at New York University, and, most recently, completed
her master’s in real estate development with a concentration
   the state and help our clients with some of the largest and most sophisticated projects currently under development.”
“In her role with the City of Newark, Bisola shepherded billions of
dollars in complex redevelopment projects, which have been part of Newark’s unprecedented growth,” said Jennifer Phillips Smith, co-chair of the real property group. “Anyone who has worked with Bisola knows her dedication, experience, and commitment to excellence.”
Taiwo, who is admitted to practice
Morgan McEwan
in sustainable development from the university’s Schack Institute of Real Estate. Her career began in the legal services industry at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where
she served in a number of client success capacities RE

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