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Rutgers Center for Real Estate Announces Executive Committee

Diverse collection of leading industry executives will help steer Rutgers students toward professional success in the real-estate industry

The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School announced the members of its executive committee, advisory board and emerging leaders council. Comprised of an array of the Garden State’s most innovative and successful real estate professionals, the bodies will contribute toward the center’s goals of providing a best-in-class educational experience to the next generation of real estate professionals and conducting 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 Professor Morris A. Davis, Paul V. Profeta Chair of Real Estate and Academic Director of the Rutgers Center for Real Estate. “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.”

Founded in 2014, the Rutgers Center for Real Estate provides real estate education and scholarships to students at the school’s Newark and New Brunswick campuses. Members of the advisory board and emerging leaders council have long been an instrumental part of the center, advising on its educational curriculum, providing one-on-one mentoring to current students, and participating in the center’s industry research and conferences. The generosity of the advisory board and emerging leaders council has also enabled the center to award nearly $250,000 in scholarships since its inception.

Earlier this summer, the center released a landmark study on the relationship between the number of school-age children in multifamily developments and other key factors, including renters’ household income, product density and the age of the building. Conducted by an academic and industry team led by the center’s faculty and executive committee members, the study’s results provided much-needed quantitative data for the often-contentious debate surrounding the impact of new development on overburdened public school systems.

“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 Carl Goldberg, co-chair of 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.”

The full rosters are listed below:

Executive Committee

  • Anne Babineau, Member, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer
  • Lynn deCastro, Executive Director, PGIM Real Estate
  • Carl Goldberg, CEO, Canoe Brook Management LLC
  • Jimmy Hanson, President and CEO, Hampshire Real Estate Companies
  • George Jacobs, CEO, Jacobs Enterprises
  • 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.

Advisory Board

  • Leslie Anderson, Executive Director, NJ 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 & 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, Co-Chair Real Estate Development, Greenbaum Rowe Smith Davis
  • Terry Frassetto, President, Saddleback Realty
  • Mitchell Frumkin, President/Founder, Kipcon Engineering
  • Carmelo Garcia, Acting Deputy Mayor/Director of EHD, 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 Inc.
  • Kevin Higgins, Real Estate Portfolio Manager, NJ Department of the Treasury
  • Anthony Ianuale, Chief Operating Officer/CFO, Dresdner Robin Environmental Mgt, Inc.
  • John Inglesino, Managing Partner, Inglesino, Webster, Wyciskla & Taylor
  • Christopher Johnson, CEO and Founder, Hollister Construction Services
  • Andrew Judd, Managing Principal, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Sonny Jumani, President, Tulfra Realty II LLC
  • Robert Klausner, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Steven Lang, President/CEO, 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, President/CEO, 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, NJ Economic Development Authority
  • Roy Tanzman, Board Member, Hillel, New Brunswick
  • Edward Walsh, Principal and Managing Director of Project Management Services, Avison Young
  • Ralph Zucker, President, Somerset Development

Emerging Leaders Council

  • Kate Coffey, Partner, Day Pitney
  • Eric Diamond, Partner, Eisner Amper, LLP
  • Danielle Esser, Deputy Chief of Staff, NJ 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 Companies
  • 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, NJ 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 & 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
  • Corey Wescoe, Vice President of Acquisitions – Northeast Corridor Division, PulteGroup
  • Brian Whitmer, Executive Director Capital Markets, Cushman & Wakefield

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