Morris Davis, the Paul V. Profeta Chair of Real Estate and the academic director of the Center for Real Estate at the Rutgers Business School, speaks during an event hosted by the program — Photo by Fred Stucker/Courtesy: Rutgers
By Joshua Burd
The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School has unveiled this year’s group of board members and industry leaders that will guide the program and its students.
The center on Monday announced the members of its executive committee, advisory board and its council of emerging industry leaders, a group that involves dozens of key players in New Jersey commercial real estate. In their respective roles, the groups are meant to help develop the educational experience to the next generation of real estate professionals and conduct objective real estate research for the benefit of the entire state.
“As the Center enters its fourth year of educating Rutgers students, much of the success we’ve already attained is attributable to the hands-on participation of members of our executive committee, advisory board and Emerging Leaders Council,” said Morris A. Davis, the Paul V. Profeta Chair of Real Estate and the center’s academic director. “Creating the ideal real estate learning environment requires both the academic perspective from our faculty and the industry expertise offered by these executives.
“The Rutgers Center for Real Estate is excited to work with our incoming board members. We are confident in our ability to define excellence and be the global leader in real estate education.”
For the real estate program, which offers classes in Newark and New Brunswick, board members and emerging leaders advise on its educational curriculum, provide one-on-one mentoring to current students and participate in the center’s industry research and conferences. Rutgers also noted that contributions from the advisory groups have enabled the center to award nearly $250,000 in scholarships since its inception.
The full rosters of the three groups are as follows:
- Anne Babineau, member, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer
- Lynn deCastro, executive director, PGIM Real Estate
- Carl Goldberg, CEO, Canoe Brook Management LLC
- Jimmy Hanson, CEO and president, The Hampshire Cos.
- George Jacobs, CEO, Jacobs Enterprises Inc.
- Ronald Ladell, senior vice president, AvalonBay Communities Inc.
- Chris Paladino, president, New Brunswick Development Corp.
- Paul 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.
- Leslie Anderson, executive director, New Jersey Redevelopment Authority
- Nick Anthony, senior vice president, Valley National Bank
- Arcelio Aponte, vice chancellor, Rutgers University
- Joseph Baumann, member, McManimon, Scotland, Baumann LLC
- Marc Berson, chairman, Fidelco Group
- Kim Brennan, COO, Colliers International NY LLC
- Robert Buchsbaum, principal, director of real estate economics, AECOM
- Monica Casiello, director of marketing and business development, US Title Solutions
- Stephen Cassidy, president, Denholtz Associates
- Ray Cirz, senior managing director, Newmark Knight Frank
- Martin Dowd, partner, McCarter & English LLP
- Jack Fersko, partner, and co-chair of real estate development, Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP
- Terry Frassetto, president, Saddleback Realty
- Mitchell Frumkin, president/founder, Kipcon Engineering
- Carmelo Garcia, chief of development, City of Newark
- Jeffrey Garibaldi, president, The Garibaldi Group
- Michael Goldman, partner, Friedman LLP
- Frank Greek, president, F. Greek Development
- Michael Hanley, principal, NW Financial Group LLC
- William “Bill” Hanson, president, NAI James E. Hanson
- Kevin Higgins, real estate portfolio manager, state Department of the Treasury
- Anthony Ianuale, chief operating officer/CFO, Dresdner Robin
- John Inglesino, managing partner, Inglesino, Webster, Wyciskla & Taylor
- Christopher Johnson, head coach, Hollister Construction Services
- Andrew Judd, managing principal, Cushman & Wakefield
- Sonny Jumani, president, Tulfra Realty
- Robert Klausner, partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
- Steven Lang, CEO and president, Dancker
- Richard Maser, chairman/CEO, Maser Consulting
- Jeff Milanaik, principal, Bridge Development Partners
- Allison Nagelberg, general counsel, Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp.
- Michael Novak, president, Atlantic Environmental Solutions
- Jeffrey R. Rich, partner, Genova Burns
- Lloyd Rosenberg, CEO and president, DMR Architects
- Edward San George, president, Integra Management Corp.
- Sefi Silverstein, shareholder, Wilkin & Guttenplan P.C.
- Brett Skapinetz, director, Dynamic Engineering
- Richard Spengler, executive vice president and chief lending officer, Investors Bank
- Richard J. Steele, regional manager, commercial real estate, M&T Bank
- Tim Sullivan, CEO, New Jersey Economic Development Authority
- Roy Tanzman, board member, Hillel, New Brunswick
- Edward Walsh
- Ralph Zucker, Somerset Development
Emerging Leaders Council
- Kate Coffey, partner, Day Pitney
- Eric Diamond, partner, Eisner Amper LLP
- Danielle Esser, deputy chief of staff, Economic Development Authority
- Robert Fallone, president, Fallone Group
- Jacob Fisher, regional vice president of development, Pennrose
- Devra Goldberg, director of government relations, Canoe Brook
- John Goldsmith, portfolio manager, The Hampshire Cos.
- Joshua Gorsky, associate, Mandelbaum Salsburg
- Steven Gouin, partner, Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla
- Brian Gretkowski, regional property manager, Greystar
- Sam Higgins, assistant vice president, relationship manager, M&T Bank
- Brian Hosey, regional manager, Marcus & Millichap
- Greg Kanter, senior vice president, American Properties Realty Inc.
- Matthew R. Kaplan, executive vice president and general counsel, Fidelco Group
- Michael Klein, managing director, HFF
- Jeffrey Kolakowski, director of government affairs, New Jersey Builders Association
- Cecilia Lassiter, associate, Sills Cummis & Gross PC
- Josh Mann, co-managing member, Iron Ore Properties, LLC
- Chris J. Murphy, partner, Murphy Partners LLP
- Brian Nelson, managing partner, Archer Greiner
- Jeremy Neuer, executive vice president, CBRE
- Ryan Peene, senior vice president of government banking and corporate development, Sussex Bank
- Jackie Rider, vice president banker, JP Morgan Private Bank
- Christian Roche, senior associate, Langan
- Matt Seckler, principal, Stonefield Engineering
- Michael Sommer, executive vice president of development, Edison Properties
- Daniel Suckerman, senior counsel, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
- Corey Wescoe, vice president of acquisitions, Northeast Corridor Division, PulteGroup
- Brian Whitmer, executive managing director, Cushman & Wakefield
This past summer, the center released a landmark study on the relationship between the number of school-age children in multifamily developments in New Jersey and other key factors, including renters’ household income, product density and the age of the building. The study by members of the center’s academic team and executive committee shed new light on an age-old debate between developers and local officials, in what the center hopes will be a positive step for New Jersey’s economic future.
“Just a few years since its founding, The Rutgers Center for Real Estate has quickly become one of the region’s premier centers for real estate education,” said Goldberg, who co-chairs the executive committee. “It’s a true honor to be given the opportunity to help educate the bright young men and women who are the future of our industry. With the Center at the forefront of industry education and research, it is increasingly clear that it will play a significant role in shaping New Jersey’s built environment in the years ahead.”