Dan Kennedy is now at the helm of NAIOP New Jersey after taking over as CEO on Aug. 1, with plans to tackle a host of key public policy issues and visions of bolstering what is already one of the commercial real estate association’s strongest and most-respected local chapters.
As you’ll read in this month’s cover story, veteran planner and public policy expert Dan Kennedy has a full plate of advocacy issues ranging from flood hazard and stormwater regulations to infrastructure and stranded assets. Fortunately, he brings nearly two decades of experience that includes key roles in state government and six years with the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association of New Jersey.
NAIOP has recognized a senior project scientist with Langan Engineering & Environmental Services as a recipient of its 2023 Developing Leaders Award.
Joe Fiordaliso, the longtime president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and a key figure in the state’s policy focus on renewable energy, died Wednesday at age 78.
The death of Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver is rippling through the state’s commercial and residential real estate industries, whose leaders recalled her as a pioneer and devoted public servant who advocated for affordable housing and economic development.
In prepping for this piece, I reviewed the 72 articles I wrote since 2017 to identify common themes. Unsurprisingly, the common denominator was the crucial need to change how we do business with the end goal of improving people’s lives for a simpler and better quality of life — one that is less taxing and costly and more efficient and effective.
Dan Kennedy has joined the leadership team of NAIOP New Jersey, marking the start of a transition period in which he’ll work alongside CEO Michael McGuinness before succeeding him at the helm of the commercial real estate development association.
In an interview, outgoing NAIOP New Jersey CEO Michael McGuinness reflected on a tenure that’s been marked by service, stability and impressive membership growth, as chapter leaders touted a record of persistent yet professional advocacy that has earned the respect of both industry executives and government officials throughout the state.
We asked commercial real estate industry leaders for their thoughts on NAIOP New Jersey CEO Michael McGuinness, who is retiring next month after more than 25 years in the role.
Commercial real estate leaders turned out Thursday for NAIOP New Jersey’s annual gala, where the chapter honored five key figures and unveiled its coveted Deal of the Year winners.