Members of NAIOP New Jersey’s Developing Leaders spent the evening with Sam Morreale, founder and managing partner of Vision Real Estate Partners, at the Warren Hill amenities center at Warren Corporate Center. — Courtesy: NAIOP New Jersey
By Joshua Burd
Vision Real Estate Partners recently welcomed a group of young commercial real estate leaders to its new 20,000-square-foot amenity center at Warren Corporate Center in Warren, where NAIOP New Jersey held its latest “Evening with a Legend” dinner event.
Sam Morreale, Vision’s founder and managing partner, hosted the organization’s Developing Leaders group at the standalone amenity building. The veteran developer shared business insights and career advice with the attendees, who included NAIOP members age 35 and under, while providing a tour of the state-of-the-art building.
Known as Warren Hill, the amenity center opened late last year and includes a gourmet food service area, a fitness center with a full basketball court, multifunction conference space and a sustainable green roof that creates a seamless indoor-outdoor setting with walking paths and an outdoor amphitheater. Morreale noted that the Developing Leaders group represents the target market for Warren Corporate Center.
“The transformation of this property has been powered by the tastes of the millennial generation and the desire of companies to recruit and retain young talent who want immediate access to social, recreational and dining opportunities,” said Morreale, whose firm acquired Warren Corporate Center in 2016 with affiliates of Rubenstein Partners.
The “Evening with a Legend” event was the latest for NAIOP New Jersey’s Developing Leaders program, which supports the career development of up-and-coming real estate professionals.
“For young professionals today, being able to connect with someone like Sam Morreale, who has experience on both the institutional and entrepreneurial side of the business, is invaluable,” said Zach La Motta, an associate with The Stro Cos., who co-chairs the Developing Leaders group. “His emphasis on creating and maintaining relationships reiterated the importance the human component plays in our line of work. That is why the Developing Leaders program serves such a vital function — it facilitates that connection.”
Wesley Wilcox of G.S. Wilcox & Co. also co-chairs the Developing Leaders group.