From left: New Jersey Builders Association President John H. Kirkenir, Gary Forshner of Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP and NJBA CEO Carol Ann Short — Courtesy: Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP
By Joshua Burd
A top real estate attorney at Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP has earned a key industry service award from the New Jersey Builders Association.
Gary S. Forshner, co-chair of the firm’s redevelopment and land use department, was given the NJBA’s 2017 Associate Continuing Service Award during the group’s Annual Industry Awards Luncheon late last month. The award is presented each year to recognize an NJBA member’s continuing support through a progression of service at various levels of the association.
Forshner has been an NJBA member for more than a decade, the firm said in a news release. He is currently a director of the organization, while serving as chair of its Bylaws and Resolutions Committee and as a member of the Affordable Housing Task Force.
The commercial real estate law veteran was formerly the NJBA’s special counsel for land use, is a past chair of the Master Sponsor Committee and the Construction Lien Law Task Force and is a former member of the Environmental and Land Use and Planning Committees, the news release said. He was the recipient of the first NJBA Builders’ Choice Award in 2013 and Associate Hall of Fame Award in 2012, among several other honors.
Forshner concentrates his commercial real estate practice in the areas of land use, zoning, real estate development and redevelopment. He represents local, national and international developers, property owners and other business clients engaged in mixed-use, residential, industrial, office, retail and affordable housing development projects.