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   Authorities Unit for the opportunity to be of service to the people of Atlantic City and New Jersey as
the new executive director of the Casino Redevelopment Authority,” Pattwell said. “I look forward to joining the highly dedicated and experienced staff of the CRDA and to working with all the key stakeholders in Atlantic City to continue the important redevelopment work in this historic and vibrant city.”
Saxum Real Estate has named David King as its new chief operating officer, tapping a veteran commercial real estate executive with a career that spans more than three decades.
In a news release, the Summit-based firm said King
will look to
leverage his
to increase
and streamline
processes across
its expanding
integrated platform. He comes to Saxum from STAG Industrial, a publicly traded real estate investment trust, where he was executive vice president and director of real estate operations.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome David to the Saxum team,” said Anthony Rinaldi, the firm’s founder and managing principal. “Saxum’s growth has been exponential over
the last few years and David’s significant experience in helping to scale platforms and portfolios across the country will only further assist Saxum’s continued expansion.”
King did exactly that during his time with STAG, expanding its portfolio to more than 100 million square
feet from 14 million square feet, Saxum said, noting that the REIT’s net operating income grew from $40 million at the time of its initial public offering to more than $450 million. Additionally, the company had strategic dispositions totaling more than $870 million in value.
King earned degrees in economics and history from the University
of Vermont, along with an MPA in public finance and policy analysis from Indiana University. He is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals,
the International Asset Management Council and the Warehouse Education Resource Council.
Sheldon Gross Realty has promoted Matthew Leonelli to the role of assistant vice president.
In his new position with the West Orange-based firm, Leonelli will work with owners to manage office
spent 11 years in the hospitality business, holding positions ranging from server and wedding coordinator to banquet sales to general manager.
“I attribute much of my success to learning on
the job from
an incredible
REALESTATENJTM 23 Bakalian focused on residential and
office properties across 32 buildings
in central New Jersey, NAI Hanson said. Previously, he was an industrial property manager with Greek Development, where he inspected properties, managed tenant move-
ins and move-outs, reviewed lease comments and assisted the accounting department with reconciliations and collections.
Bakalian is a licensed realtor and
has a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Seton Hall University. He is fluent in Armenian and English.
Martinez, for his part, was an assistant property manager with SL Green, focus- ing on reviewing
accruals, report-
  group of
mentors,” Zabala
said. “When I
transitioned into
sales, I began to
thrive and now
look forward
to challenging my comfort zone and helping NITA grow.”
NITA co-founder and CEO George E. Duffield Sr. added: “Victoria is one of a kind, thriving on the development of relationships that stand the test
of time. In her first few weeks here, she has hit the ground running and is already making a difference.”
NAI James E. Hanson has announced the addition of Hovannes Bakalian and Andrew J. Martinez to its Teterboro- based property management team.
According to the real estate services firm, Bakalian joins its ranks after
 Victoria Zabala
  Matthew Leonelli
and industrial property sales and leases throughout New Jersey, with
an emphasis on Middlesex, Monmouth and Union counties. He
ing variances to
ownership, creat-
ing overtime and
payroll reports
for two build-
ings, conducting
tenant walk-
throughs and re-
viewing and renewing service contracts, according to a news release. He also held the role of portfolio administrator for the REIT, overseeing team budgets for seven office buildings and approving invoices and purchase orders.
The Harrington Park resident graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 2015 with a bachelor’s in business, organization and society.
Law firm Rivkin Radler LLP has hired Dylan Mruczinski as an associate in its New Jersey real estate, zoning and land use group.
The practice, which is based in Uniondale,
New York, said
Mruczinski will
work from its
office, counseling
and representing
landlords and
tenants in
transactions and litigation disputes.
He began his career as a transactional attorney at a boutique law firm, where he represented commercial landlords in real estate matters and prepared leasing and licensing documents, service contractor agreements and other operational contracts for vendors and professional services firms. RE
  David King
joined Sheldon Gross in 2015 as
a sales associate and has since facilitated multiple leases, including a 51,074-square-foot office transaction for Garden State Veterinary Specialists, and the recent lease of a 200,000-square- foot flex location in Eatontown.
“Matthew has consistently been an important asset to our entire sales team,” Sheldon Gross Realty President Marcy Gross said. “He’s dedicated to his clients, and truly passionate about commercial real estate. He’s going to excel in his new, expanded role.”
During his time with Sheldon Gross Realty, Leonelli has represented Jersey Holdings, the Silverman Group, Saadia Group, NBR Equipment and others.
National Integrity Title Agency has hired Victoria Zabala, whose focus will be on building relationships through networking, signing new accounts with realtors and fostering agent alliances with marketing assistance.
In an announcement, the firm
said Zabala brings strong time management, strategic planning and effective execution skills. She will be based at the NITA headquarters in the Marlton section of Evesham and will first concentrate her efforts across South Jersey.
Prior to entering the real estate and the title insurance industry, Zabala
Andrew J. Martinez
   Hovannes Bakalian
positions with Progressive Building Management
and Greek Development. Martinez, meantime, comes to NAI Hanson from SL Green
Realty Corp., having held multiple roles with the New York-based real estate investment trust.
“At NAI James E. Hanson, we
have been focused on growing the
next generation of dedicated and experienced property managers,” said Ivette Correa, the firm’s chief operating officer. “We welcome Hovannes and Andrew to our team as we know their backgrounds provide the tools they need to succeed here and help us exceed our clients’ expectations across our property management portfolio
of over 6 million square feet of space spanning New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and other states throughout the United States.”
As a senior portfolio manager with Progressive Building Management,
Dylan Mruczinski
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