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 In a news release, GZA noted that Parekh has successfully designed and implemented technologies such as manufacturing air pollution control systems, air sparging, bioslurping, ozone-sparging, point-of-entry treatment systems, soil vapor extraction, pump and treat, Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid recovery systems using dual phase extraction and skimmer pumps and other mobile treatment systems. He holds two master’s degrees, in bioresource engineering from Rutgers University and
in environmental engineering/ environment technology from the University of Mumbai.
Kushner Real Estate Group has hired veteran industry executive Max Bulbin to spearhead its growing acquisitions platform.
In his new role with the Jersey City-based firm, Bulbin will direct
a strategy that includes identifying prime investment opportunities in high-demand areas and providing support throughout the acquisition, predevelopment and development process, according to a news release. He joins KRE as its director
the third and final phase of its 625- unit Bay 151 rental community on Bayonne’s waterfront peninsula, the news release said. In Philadelphia, KRE and partner National Real Estate Advisors are developing a 13-story, 360-unit residential tower known as The Noble that will link Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties and Old City neighborhoods, while the company also recently entered the Southeast market with two acquisitions of industrial buildings in Florida, under a partnership with the STRO Cos.
Alfred Sanzari Enterprises has promoted longtime team member John Schleer to vice president of construction, the Teaneck-based firm announced.
In his new role, Schleer will continue to grow his leadership position as he guides all aspects
of the company’s construction operations, from tenant buildouts to property capital improvements to ground-up development, according to a news release. He will also work closely with its in-house property management and leasing teams as well as third-party contractors and professionals.
Schleer joined Alfred Sanzari Enterprises in 2007 and most recently was its director of construction.
“Over the past 16 years, John’s unique expertise and leadership
in successfully navigating the challenges in the field and from the broader supply chain have ensured our projects are delivered both on
construction capabilities continue to follow the gold standard
of construction this firm has established and is continuously recognized for.”
The STRO Cos. has hired Erik Otterbein as its new controller.
In a news release, the Ridgewood- based firm said Otterbein brings 17 years of experience and joins its team after serving as controller for Paramount Assets. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing and managing all accounting functions.
Prior to Paramount, Otterbein held positions at One Wall Management, Kushner and The Hampshire Cos.
“I am thrilled to welcome Erik
to STRO,” said Jeff Pandolfo, the firm’s chief operating officer. “Erik brings extensive experience in property accounting and will be an invaluable addition to our team as we expand across New Jersey and the Southeast.”
Otterbein earned a bachelor’s in business and accounting from Fordham University and lives in northern New Jersey.
“I’m extremely excited for the opportunity at STRO,” he said. “I
TM 29 look forward to applying my skill
set to help achieve STRO’s growth goals, while being an integral part of an already amazing team.”
CenterPoint Properties has announced new positions for Jim Clewlow and PJ Charlton, two key executives who
have guided
its growing
portfolio across
the country,
including New
     The Oak Brook,
firm said
Clewlow will assume the newly created role of chief operating officer and will lead its investment, development and asset management teams. He moves into the post after serving as the company’s longtime executive vice president and chief investment officer.
“Jim has been a fixture at CenterPoint for 25 years and has been particularly instrumental in our growth and regional expansion,” CenterPoint CEO Bob Chapman
Jim Clewlow
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  Max Bulbin
Kin Properties Inc.
of acquisitions with nearly
20 years of experience, having most recently served as senior vice president for real estate development for Boca Raton, Florida-based
 Prior to that, Bulbin was the real estate director and head of development for Sears Holdings Corp.
“We are excited to welcome Max
to our executive team,” said Jonathan Kushner, president of KRE Group. “His strong background in multifamily, industrial and retail real estate, coupled with his financial acumen and corporate management expertise, aligns seamlessly with our core business, positioning
us well for growth in 2024 and beyond.”
Bulbin joins KRE as the company develops several large-scale projects in multiple markets. In Jersey City, the firm is nearing completion of the third and final tower of its landmark Journal Squared project, which will comprise a total of 1,840 apartments and 36,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space in the historic Journal Square neighborhood.
In November, it was slated to deliver
John Schleer
time and on budget,” said Ryan Sanzari, the firm’s president. “This promotion serves to recognize his important
role in our success and the tremendous
value he brings to our company each day. I have no doubt that his experience, track record and collaborative spirit will continue to accelerate our success as an organization.”
Schleer, a Randolph resident, started with Sanzari as a construction project manager. He attended Rutgers University.
“Since day one, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises has been defined by its focus on quality construction,” Schleer said. “I am excited to build upon this legacy as I step into this new role and ensure our

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