By Joshua Burd
The Center for Real Estate at the Rutgers Business School has unveiled its 2017 advisory board and council of emerging leaders, adding to a roster that has come to include dozens of industry heavyweights and top professionals in New Jersey.
The program announced Monday that this year’s advisory board has grown by seven, including many members who have been with the center since its inception in 2013. The founding members of the center’s executive committee have also signed up for a third straight year, led by co-chairs Carl Goldberg of Canoe Brook Management LLC and James E. Hanson II of The Hampshire Cos.
“Having an engaged Advisory Board and Emerging Leaders Council of the best and the brightest in commercial real estate allows us to develop cutting edge curriculum, provide internships and job opportunities for students in the program, and create relevant conferences and events,” Goldberg, CEO of Canoe Brook, said in a prepared statement. “It is their status within the industry that complements the Center as we advance to the top real estate program in the country.”
The program launched in 2014 after a $1.5 million donation from Paul V. Profeta, president and owner of West Orange-based Paul V. Profeta and Associates Inc. It has since attracted broad support from some of the state’s top players in real estate, with a stated goal of becoming the top academic and research program of its kind, while improving the industry and providing a link between the state’s top real estate firms and the next generation of professionals.
In 2016, the center announced the creation of an Emerging Leaders Council, a group of rising industry stars in New Jersey meant to serve as an additional link between students and the advisory board.
“We have accomplished so much in the past three years, thanks to the commitment of the Advisory Board and since last year, the Emerging Leaders Council,” said Hanson, CEO and president of The Hampshire Cos. “Many of them have committed their time to work on the Scholarship committee to assess the students with the merit and need for their support.
“A host of them have been mentors to the students, providing career guidance and insights. Thanks to their commitment, the Center for Real Estate at the Rutgers Business School has the potential to graduate students that can vie for any job in the industry and be successful.”
Below is a list of the center’s executive committee, advisory board and Emerging Leaders Council members for 2017.
- Lynn deCastro, executive director, PGIM Real Estate
- Carl Goldberg (co-chair), CEO, Canoe Brook Management LLC
- James E. Hanson II (co-chair), CEO and president, The Hampshire Cos.
- George Jacobs, CEO, Jacobs Enterprises Inc.
- Ronald Ladell, senior vice president, AvalonBay Communities Inc.
- Gil Medina, executive vice president, CBRE
- Christopher Paladino, president, New Brunswick Development Corp.
- Paul V. Profeta, CEO, Paul V. Profeta and Associates Inc.
- Debra Tantleff, founding principal, Tantum Real Estate
- Brett Tanzman, senior vice president, Garden Homes
- Ted Zangari, member, Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
2017 Advisory Board:
- Arcelio Aponte, vice chancellor, Rutgers Newark
- Joseph P. Baumann Jr., member/chairman, McManimon, Scotland, & Baumann LLC
- David Bernhaut, vice chairman (capital markets), Cushman & Wakefield
- Marc Berson, chairman, Fidelco Group
- Kimberly Brennan, chief operating officer, Colliers International New York.
- Gary Buechler, president, Michaels Development Co.
- Monica Casiello, director of marketing and business development, US Title Solutions LLC
- Stephen Cassidy, president, Denholtz Associates
- Ray Cirz, chairman of the board/senior managing director, Integra Realty Resources (New York)
- Stanley Danzig, executive vice president (brokerage services), Cushman & Wakefield
- Robert Donnelly Sr., executive vice chairman (brokerage), Cushman & Wakefield
- Martin Dowd, partner, McCarter & English
- Jack Fersko, partner/co-chair of real estate development, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
- Mitchell Frumkin, president/founder, Kipcon Engineering
- Jeffrey Garibaldi, president, The Garibaldi Group
- Meryl Gonchar, member, Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
- Frank Greek, president, F. Greek Development
- William “Bill” C. Hanson, president, NAI James E. Hanson
- Kevin Higgins, real estate portfolio manager, New Jersey Department of the Treasury
- Anthony Ianuale, chief operating officer/chief financial officer, Dresdner Robin Environmental Management Inc.
- John Inglesino, managing partner, Inglesino, Webster, Wyciskala, & Taylor LLC
- Christopher Johnson, CEO/founder, Hollister Construction Services
- Sonny Jumani, president, Tulfra Realty
- Robert A. Klausner, partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
- Robert Kossar, executive managing director, JLL
- Jonathan Kushner, president, The KRE Group
- Steven Lang, CEO/president, Dancker
- Timothy J. Lizura, president/chief operating officer, New Jersey Economic Development Authority
- Anthony Marchetta, executive director, New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency
- Jeffrey J. Milanaik, principal, Bridge Development Partners LLC
- Allison Nagelberg, general counsel, Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp.
- Michael Novak, president, Atlantic Environmental Solutions Inc.
- Jason Pierson, president, Pierson Commercial
- James Postell, partner/city leader, Transwestern Commercial Services
- Jeffrey R. Rich, partner, Genova Burns
- Kevin J. Riordan, executive director, Rutgers Center for Real Estate
- Lloyd Rosenberg, CEO/president, DMR Architects
- Edward Russo, CEO, Russo Development
- Edward San George, president, Integra Management Corp.
- Walter Sierotko, executive vice president/commercial real estate director, Provident Bank
- Sefi Silverstein, shareholder, Wilkin & Guttenplan P.C.
- Brett W. Skapinetz, director, Dynamic Engineering
- Richard Spengler, executive vice president/chief lending officer, Investors Bank
- Richard J. Steele, regional manager of commercial real estate, M&T Bank
- Edward Walsh, principal/managing director of project management services, Avison Young
- Kevin Welsh, executive managing director, Newmark Knight Frank
- Gretchen Wilcox, CEO/president/founder, G.S. Wilcox & Co.
- Sue Yannacone, CEO/president, ERA Franchise Systems LLC
- Ralph Zucker, president, Somerset Development
Emerging Leaders Council:
- Erika Baldino, vice president, Kensington Vanguard
- Chris Bellapianta, managing principal, Camber Capital
- Katharine Coffey, partner, Day Pitney
- Eric Diamond, partner, Eisner Amper
- David Donnelly, executive director, Jersey City Redevelopment Agency
- Robert Fallone, president, Fallone Group
- Jacob Fisher, regional vice president of development (New Jersey), Pennrose
- Devra Goldberg, director of government relations, Canoe Brook Management LLC
- John Goldsmith, portfolio manager, The Hampshire Cos.
- Sam Higgins, assistant vice president/relationship manager, M&T Bank
- Brian Hosey, regional manager, Marcus & Millichap
- Matthew R. Kaplan, executive vice president/general counsel, Fidelco Group
- Brian Kelly, assistant vice president, First Bank
- Michael Klein, managing director, HFF
- Jeff Kolakowski, vice president of government affairs, New Jersey Builders Association
- Cecilia Lassiter, associate, Sills Cummis & Gross
- Gabriel Lopez, vice president, J&L Companies
- Josh Mann, partner (acquisitions and development), Seaview Capital
- David Martinez, vice president (private equity and real estate), BNY Mellon
- Brian Nelson, managing partner, Archer Greiner
- Ryan Peene, senior vice president of government banking and corporate development, Sussex Bank
- Christian Roche, senior associate, Langan Engineering
- Daniel Suckerman, counsel, Lowenstein Sandler
- Kim Vierheilig, vice president, LAN Associates
- Corey Wescoe, director of acquisitions, NE Division, Pulte
- Brian Whitmer, senior director of capital markets, Cushman & Wakefield
(Editor’s note: Paul V. Profeta is the owner and publisher of Real Estate NJ.)