NAIOP New Jersey Adds 43 to Membership Rolls

Top Quote Latest to join include Brokers, Developers, Bankers, Attorneys, Consultants, Academics and Product Suppliers. End Quote
  • Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ (1888PressRelease) April 10, 2012 - NAIOP New Jersey has seen its membership ranks grow by 43 since December, with the latest to join encompassing a diverse list of brokers, developers, bankers, attorneys, consultants, product suppliers, and members of the academic community. With more than 600 members, NAIOP New Jersey is the leading commercial real estate association in the state, and through its link to NAIOP corporate connects with 18,000 members in North America.

    "NAIOP New Jersey utilizes the membership's unrivaled experience and insight to address the pressing issues we all face - the importance of advocacy cannot be understated," said Michael G. McGuinness, chief executive officer. "Membership is also valuable for the research, educational programs, and industry events it provides.

    "An important new membership benefit is the opportunity, by attending the chapter's educational programs, to earn Continuing Education Units [CEUs] now required by the state for biennial professional re-licensing," he said.

    The newest members of NAIOP New Jersey include:

    • Ed Abaid, Advanced Solar Products, Flemington, N.J.
    • Scott Schultz, Advanced Solar Products, Flemington, N.J.
    • Ed Seliga, Advanced Solar Products, Flemington, N.J.
    • Peter Sudano, Advanced Solar Products, Flemington, N.J.
    • Charlotte Colon-Alvarez, Bloustein School, New Brunswick, N.J.
    • Joseph Zagari, Bloustein School, Hillsborough, N.J.
    • Grayson Murray, Bohler Engineering, Warren, N.J.
    • Laurence Philip Casey, Cassidy Turley, Somerset, N.J.
    • Stanley N. Kurzweil, Cassidy Turley, Somerset, N.J.
    • Alex Previdi, Cassidy Turley, Rochelle Park, N.J.
    • Richard W. Abramson, Cole Schotz Meisel Forman & Leonard, Hackensack, N.J.
    • Michael Flett, Flett Exchange, Jersey City, N.J.
    • Burton Jaffe, Fox Rothschild, Lawrenceville, N.J.
    • Ken Oettinger, H&C Metals Inc., Newark, N.J.
    • Michael Oliver, Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, Florham Park, N.J.
    • Monica Thacher, Maser Consulting, Red Bank, N.J.
    • Jim Murray, Matrix Development Group, Cranbury, N.J.
    • Andrea Kelliher, Mercadien Technologies, Princeton, N.J.
    • Barry Cohorsky, NAI James E. Hanson Inc., Hackensack, N.J.
    • Michael G. Walters, NAI James E. Hanson Inc., Hackensack, N.J.
    • Mitchell B. Katz, Newmark Knight Frank, Rutherford, N.J.
    • Lisa Fisher, PS&S, Warren, N.J.
    •John Current, Pyramid Brokerage/Affiliate of Cushman & Wakefield, Binghamton, N.Y.
    • Lisa Sikora, Russo Development, Carlstadt, N.J.
    • Steven Michael Martini, Rutgers University, Wanaque, N.J.
    • Benjamin Wernberg, Rutgers University, Highland Park, N.J.
    • Christian Szegda, Sovereign Bank, Secaucus, N.J.
    • Robert Bryant, Sun Farm Network, Flemington, N.J.
    • Pam Frank, Sun Farm Network, Flemington, N.J.
    • P.J. Pernot, Sun Farm Network, Flemington, N.J.
    • Jermaine Suggs, Sun Farm Network, Flemington, N.J.
    • Roy Chin, TD Bank, New York, N.Y.
    • Mark Santasieri, TD Bank, Ramsey, N.J.
    • Jordan Shea, TD Bank, Ramsey, N.J.
    • Attilio Rivetti, Turner Construction Co., Somerset, N.J.
    • Dani El-Haj, Two River Community Bank, New Brunswick, N.J.
    • Jeffrey Cappola, Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, Woodbridge, N.J.
    • Alex Narcise, Wiss & Company, Livingston, N.J.
    • Joseph Ottaiano, Wiss & Company, Livingston, N.J.
    • John Valeri, Wolff & Samson, West Orange, N.J.
    • Marc Lebovitz, Woodmont Industrial Partners, Westfield, N.J.
    • David Trager, Woodmont Properties, Chatham, N.J.

    "I joined NAIOP New Jersey because of the quality of its members," said Thacher. "As a new member, I expect to learn about trends in development and redevelopment, and to expand my network of commercial and industrial real estate professionals."

    "As a 30-year veteran of the real estate profession, I know that NAIOP New Jersey provides me with the best opportunity to work with and interact with the owners and decision-makers that I expect to be completing transactions with in the coming months and years," said Walters.

    "H&C Metals joined to expand our commercial customer base and introduce the company to potential customers," said Oettinger. "The benefits of membership include providing fellow members with a professional and reliable business-to-business resource for scrap metal and E-scrap recycling services and market updates. We hope to strengthen our brand and forge new long-term relationships."

    "I joined because of the many friends I have within the organization, and I have attended numerous events including interesting educational meeting for many years," said Kurzweil. "Membership became increasingly important because NAIOP New Jersey has made it easier to receive the necessary Continuing Education Credits I need."

    NAIOP New Jersey's Corporate Members (firms with four or more New Jersey Chapter members) enjoy special benefits, including annual dues of just $155 for each additional member over four, lowest ticket price guarantee for the Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala, and discounts on Gala Journal Sponsorships. All employees of a Corporate Member firm may register for NAIOP New Jersey events at member price.

    For more information about becoming a member of NAIOP New Jersey, visit

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