Speakers

Neil BeckermanNeil Beckerman, General Manager, Landmark Companies

Neil Beckerman initiated his career in the industrial scrap metal industry as President and CEO of a successful industrial recycling business. In 1988, he sold his recycling business and entered the real estate business. Neil specialized in land and residential property. In 1995 Neil purchased his first apartment community. During this period, Neil became interested in Property Management as a profession and has since acquired a New Jersey Real Estate Broker’s license, and is an Accredited Residential Manager with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Also, Neil has a New Jersey Black Seal License. Formerly Neil served on the Board of the New Jersey Apartment Association. Since 2001, Neil has been a regional property manager for Landmark Companies of Keasby, New Jersey. Landmark Companies currently owns and manages over 3,000 apartments throughout the State.

Chris BellapiantaChris Bellapianta, Director – Finance & Acquisitions, Advance Realty

In his role as Director of Finance and Acquisitions, Christopher M. Bellapianta is responsible for sourcing, capitalizing, and closing acquisitions along with refinancing and recapitalizing portfolio of assets. Throughout his commercial real estate career, Chris has been involved in more than $3.5 billion of real estate investments, including the acquisition of both debt and equity, with a focus on mixed-use development projects. Prior to joining Advance, Chris was a Director at Madison Capital, where he was part of a small team that acquired in excess of $350 million of performing and non-performing senior and subordinate debt. Prior to that, Chris was responsible for portfolio-level underwriting and financing activities for Antares Investment Partners on its Harbor Point project, a six-million-square-foot, master-planned development. Chris also served as Acquisitions Director for Atherton Newport Investments, and was one of two individuals covering acquisitions and development activities in East Coast markets.

Jason BilaninJason Bilanin, Principal, Real Estate Growth Advisors

Mr. Bilanin and his brother jointly operate Real Estate Growth Advisors, LLC (“REGA”) and its family of affiliated Companies providing multifamily real estate investment and full service property management in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Prior to REGA, Jason worked for over 10 years at AIG Global Real Estate rising to Vice President responsible for all investment and acquisition activities in the Eastern US. At AIG, Jason was directly responsible for the acquisition of over 40 separate transactions totaling over $3.0 billion (75% of which were multifamily). Jason also worked at GE Capital Real Estate and The Bank of New York, where he was responsible for the sourcing and the management of corporate debt facilities totaling over $500 million.

Michael BrunoMichael Bruno, Co-Chair, Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla’s Real Estate

Mr. Bruno, co-chair of Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla’s Real Estate, Redevelopment & Planned Real Estate Development practice area, focuses his practice area on real estate transactions and approvals with an emphasis on redevelopment, planned residential development, affordable housing, and mixed use development. Mr. Bruno represents and counsels companies and developers in every phase of real estate acquisitions, financing and development including redevelopment agreements and long and short term financial agreements and other state, regional and local agency financing programs available in connection with various types of development. His experience includes both inner city and suburban redevelopment projects and commercial and residential projects including mixed use projects, transit villages, affordable housing and planned communities. He appears on land use matters before municipal and county planning boards and state agencies. Mr. Bruno also represents lenders and banks on both mortgage and asset backed loans.

Andy CohenAndy Cohen, President, Rock Properties

Andy Cohen is President of Rock Properties, a provider of rental housing for over 1,200 people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In 1988, Cohen served in New York City’s Koch administration as a housing coordinator and in 1995 founded Rock Properties with the mission “Inspiring Our NeighborsTM.” Since that time, Rock Properties residents, staff, investors, and neighbors all have successfully participated in Rock’s projects. Over the last 16 years, Rock Properties has purchased and rehabilitate over 750 residential units. In the last 3 years, the company has initiated two rehabilitation projects in Elizabeth and Newark for mixed-income housing utilizing Federal and State funds including Low Income Housing Tax Credits. The 61-family Elizabeth project finished in 2007 on-time and under budget, and the 68-family Newark project stabilized at full occupancy in 2011. The company most recently acquired 90 apartments in North Newark, New Jersey.

Seth CohenSeth Cohen, Executive Vice President – Head of Operations, BNE Real Estate Group

Seth Cohen is an executive vice president and the head of operations for BNE Real Estate Group. Seth is primarily responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company’s multifamily portfolio and directing all property management activities. Seth also plays a role in the development of new communities, providing financial, approval, and operations guidance in the underwriting, planning, and construction stages of new projects. Seth joined BNE Real Estate Group in 2004. He is the co-founder of the New Jersey Real Estate Executives (REX) group of Jewish Federation of Greater Metro West New Jersey. He is also NALP and CAM certified through the National Apartment Association.

Ravi DaveRavi Dave, Pincipal, Skyview Capital

Raviraj Dave is the founder and principal of Skyview Capital, a full-service New York-based commercial real estate company. Ravi and his team primarily focus on hotel, residential, and retail investments in the Northeast. Some of their current projects include a repositioning of a Jersey City office tower into multifamily, ground-up hotel developments, and a multifamily townhouse development in Greenwich, CT. Ravi has over 8 years of experience operating limited service hotels across the New York metro area and his current hotel portfolio totals over 500 keys. Ravi also gained valuable construction, residential, and retail experience working at Brickman, a private equity real estate company.

Ronald DiskinRonald Diskin, President & CEO, Ronald Diskin Associates

Ronald Diskin has been in the insurance industry as an agency owner for over 30 years. Ron is a graduate of the University of Miami with a BA in Economics. He started in insurance in 1968 as co-owner of the Diskin & Diskin Agency, a commercial lines agency he owned with his brother. Together, they built the agency from a start-up operation to over an $18 million agency. In 1997, Ron started his own agency, Ronald Diskin Associates Corp (RDA). His background has been in commercial insurance and risk management. As a successful business owner, Ron has hands-on experience in sales, marketing and management. He is well versed with the insurance markets and has established solid business relationships. Due to his extensive insurance knowledge, he is able to spot trends and take pro-active measures to ensure that his clients are well advised.

James DriscollJames Driscoll, Senior Vice President, LCOR

Mr. Driscoll, a 22-year industry veteran, leads a team in development activities for New Jersey, Westchester, NY and Fairfield, CT including site selection, land entitlement, government affairs, zoning, financing, planning, design and construction. Over a career spanning two decades he led the planning and development of residential and mixed-use properties across the country with a track record of increasing revenues and maximizing returns through the use of innovative land acquisition strategies and complex financial structures. Prior to joining LCOR, Mr. Driscoll served as Vice President of Urban Housing at M/I Homes,where he was responsible for the company’s strategic growth into urban housing with a focus on the development of high-density townhomes. Earlier in his career, Mr. Driscoll spent ten years at K. Hovnanian Homes, where he advanced from Senior Community Builder to Division President. During his tenure he played a senior role in the company’s strategic growth into high-density development, including the acquisition and development of over 1,000 mid-rise and high-rise condominiums in mixed-use developments with revenues totaling $750 million.

Harry EkstrandHarry Ekstrand, SVP – New Jersey Commercial Lending Team, Northfield Bank

Mr. Ekstrand is responsible for commercial loan origination for Northfield Bank’s New Jersey market. By working with his fellow commercial lending team leaders in Staten Island and Brooklyn, Northfield Bank has grown its loan portfolio in excess of 150% since 2009. Harry has over 25 years of lending experiences, and has worked at Bank of America, Northeast Homebuilder Group, and Sakura Bank performing various roles in commercial lending departments.

Adam FruitbineAdam Fruitbine, Managing Director, Alliance Residential

Adam Fruitbine oversees multifamily development, construction and acquisitions activities throughout the Northeast, bringing 17 years of experience in development, acquisition and capital markets. During that span, he was responsible for investing more than $700 million in equity capital through approximately 80 transactions. Mr. Fruitbine also oversees business development and portfolio management for Alliance’s investment management platform.

Nat GambuzzaNat Gambuzza, Vice President Investments, Marcus & Millichap

Nat represents private investors, lenders, and institutions of various net worth in real estate assets. Nat’s focus is in identifying solutions and executing strategies that create and preserve wealth for his clients. An attribute to Nat’s success has been his ability to create perfect deal teams to ensure execution of his clients’ goals. Since joining Marcus & Millichap’s New Jersey Office in 2002, Nat has been one of the top performing agents in the New Jersey Office. He has exponentially grown his business every year through his reputation, client referrals, and ability to demonstrate on his execution. Nat was promoted to Senior Associate in December of 2005. In July of 2007, he was promoted to Director of the Firm’s National Multi Housing Group. In May of 2009, Nat was promoted again to Associate Vice President of Investments. In July of 2010, Nat was once again promoted, to Vice President of Investments.

Alan HammerAlan Hammer, Senior Partner, Brach Eichler LLC

Since 1971, Mr. Hammer has concentrated his practice in the areas of investment real estate transactions and tax appeals, representing the purchasers and sellers of office buildings, shopping centers, industrial facilities, apartment complexes and vacant land. Highly successful in real estate tax appeals, he has been involved in obtaining landmark rulings, including the Supreme Court’s Glen Wall Associates decision, one of the most important and widely cited decisions on the valuation of investment properties. Alan is personally active in the acquisition, ownership, management and operation of investment properties, primarily apartment complexes, throughout New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and New York State.

Brian HoseyBrian Hosey, Sales Manager, Marcus & Millichap

Brian Hosey is sales manager of the New Jersey office of Marcus & Millichap. Mr. Hosey began his career at the firm as an associate agent in the Manhattan. His product specialty was multifamily and mixed-use properties. Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap Mr. Hosey worked as an agent for a talent agency in New York. He graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University with dual degrees in marketing management and television, radio and film.

Joshua KahrJoshua Kahr, Principal, KEC Properties

Joshua Kahr founded Kahr Real Estate in 2002, a consulting firm for the commercial real estate industry that specializes in capital advisory, market and feasibility studies, and financial due diligence. They have worked on real estate investment and development projects across a wide range of product types including industrial, retail, office, hotel, residential, and mixed use. Clients include a broad range of industry participants including commercial and investment banks, private real estate investment firms, REITs, developers, and government organizations. It has also established itself as a preeminent training company for real estate financial analysis, with thousands of professionals taught annually through its training platform and through the Urban Land Institute. He is on the faculty at Columbia University where he teaches real estate finance and coordinates the finance track in the MS in Real Estate program.

Larry KaufmanLarry Kaufman, Principal, Park40 Group

Laurance is the Principal of Park40 Group, a special-situations consultancy that delivers decisive and sustainable results for the turnaround of property and portfolio performance by deploying appropriate measures of experience, industry relationships and metrics reporting. Formerly, Laurance was the Managing Director and Head of Asset Management for Gaia Real Estate, a privately-held real estate investment firm owning 15,000 apartments and 600,000 square feet of office space throughout the country. At Gaia, Laurance oversaw the development and execution of value-add strategies across Gaia’s holdings, which involved creating and managing a seamless integration with Gaia’s in-house property management arm as well as third party service providers.

Nicholas KikisNicholas Kikis, Director – Regulatory Affairs & Research, New Jersey Apartment Association

Nicholas Kikis is the Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for the New Jersey Apartment Association. The NJAA represents professional multifamily rental housing providers, including owners, managers, developers, and associated businesses throughout New Jersey. Nicholas oversees the association’s regulatory policy agenda, frequently testifying and commenting on legislative and administrative proposals. Nicholas has written on various housing policy topics and has been a guest speaker at various conferences, including: the Annual League of Municipalities Conference, the Governor’s Housing Conference, the Annual Green Building Summit, and the Apartment Association’s Annual Conference and Expo.

Ronald LadellRonald Ladell, Senior Vice President – Development, AvalonBay

As Senior Vice President of Development for New Jersey, Mr. Ladell oversees AvalonBay’s development activities throughout New Jersey. Mr. Ladell is based in the company’s Woodbridge, New Jersey office and focuses on developing premier residential and mixed-use communities in high barrier to entry markets. Currently, AvalonBay is constructing communities in Somerset, Bloomingdale, Roseland, Bloomfield and Wharton. Over the last few years, AvalonBay has built communities located in Wood-Ridge, Hackensack, North Bergen, West Long Branch, Tinton Falls, Lyndhurst and Lawrenceville and has purchased communities located in East Rutherford, Plainsboro and Watchung. Prior to joining AvalonBay, he was the Vice President for Business Development for Pinnacle Communities responsible for commercial and multifamily developments.

Christopher LeonardChristopher Leonard, Regional Director, Marcus & Millichap

Christopher Leonard is regional director of Marcus & Millichap’s National Multi Housing Group (NMHG). Mr. Leonard is based in the Manhattan office and will be focused on expanding NMHG business throughout the United States. Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap, Mr. Leonard was a first vice president for CBRE Inc. where he was a leading member of the 12-person New York Institutional Group. He led the disposition of multifamily assets and apartment development sites, while also advising clients throughout the ownership cycle, generating new business and managing junior team members. Mr. Leonard’s responsibilities included providing capital markets solutions to multifamily owners in suburban metropolitan New York and across the country. During his career, he has participated in transactions valued at over $5.7 billion, including some of the region’s largest apartment and office closings. Mr. Leonard received the NAIOP Sale of the Year for Fairfield County – Corporate Center in Danbury, CT in 2009 and Norden Park in Norwalk, CT in 2006.

Jack LinefskyJack Linefsky, Vice President – Property Management, Value Companies

Mr. Linefsky oversees the operations of Value Companies portfolio of more than 3,000 apartments throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Value Companies, Mr. Linefsky was with Home Properties where he was instrumental in the renovation, repositioning, and management of numerous apartment communities. Mr. Linefsky currently serves on the Executive Board of The New Jersey Apartment Association and holds a real estate license in New Jersey and New York.

Azi MandelAzi Mandel, Managing Member, Treetop Development

Azi Mandel is a hands-on leader with an extensive background in real estate development and re-positioning properties. Prior to Treetop, Mr. Mandel led an asset management division, overseeing two million square feet, for a large NYC real estate syndicate that owned a number of trophy properties. He has vast experience dealing with all aspects of real estate, as well as strong relationships with investors, banks, and numerous real estate funds. Among other responsibilities, Mr. Mandel maintains an active role in all renovation needs of the company and works creatively to cut costs, while improving the aesthetics and value of the properties. Mr. Mandel also handles an array of dealings with banking institutions and private and institutional investors. He has also developed a keen knowledge of all aspects of HUD contracts, regulatory agreements, and other legal and contractual matters which aids the success of Treetop’s HUD portfolio.

Thomas McConnellThomas McConnell, Director – NMHG, Marcus & Millichap

Thomas McConnell currently serves as the Director of Marcus & Millichap’s National Multi Housing Group (NMHG). The NMHG provides the industry’s most dynamic and effective national marketplace for the acquisition and disposition of apartment properties. In 2012 alone, the NMHG closed $11.8 billion in multifamily sales.
 

David MinnoDavid Minno, Principal, Minno & Wasko

Mr. Minno is President of MINNO & WASKO Architects and Planners. He is a licensed architect in seven states and is a frequent speaker at national seminars focusing on multi-family and senior housing. He has a masters degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School. He is a member of the National Association of Home Builders the National Council on Seniors Housing and the Urban Land Institute.

William O’DeaWilliam O’Dea, Deputy Executive Director, Elizabeth Development Company

Currently serves as Deputy Executive Director at the Elizabeth Development Company. He is responsible for all redevelopment activities; where he works closely with all federal, state, local and private entities participating in redevelopment. These activities include representing the EDC in the development of the IKEA and Jersey Gardens Mall sites, as well as the redevelopment of the Midtown Redevelopment Project and the E’port Revitalization efforts that has transformed an entire neighborhood. Bill has been instrumental in securing $35million in NMTC allocations for project development in the City of Elizabeth. He has served on a committee to the State that developed both the Economic Redevelopment Growth Grant (ERGG) legislation and amendments to the Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit Program.

Arthur RosenbergArthur Rosenberg, CEO & Co-Founder, Azure Partners

Mr. Rosenberg is the CEO and Co-Founder of Azure. Prior to forming Azure, Mr. Rosenberg was a Director at Marathon Asset Management’s Real Estate Opportunity Fund. Marathon is a $12 billion global investment management firm with over $3 billion invested in real estate debt and equity. At Marathon, Mr. Rosenberg was primarily responsible for North American investment opportunities where he was directly responsible for the purchase of over $4 billion of property. Prior to joining Marathon in 2004, Mr. Rosenberg was an investment analyst dedicated to acquisition and development transactions for Sienna Capital, an investment firm set up as a joint venture with Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Street Real Estate Funds.

Charles SchoenauCharles Schoenau, Managing Director, Insurent

Since 2007 Charles Schoenau has been Managing Director of the Insurent Lease Guaranty Program which enables multifamily owners to lower vacancies and increase cash flow without any risk or cost. The Insurent Lease Guaranty Program is currently used by 240 owners in New Jersey, New York, and Illinois and will be used in Washington DC and Massachusetts in the next few months. Schoenau is in charge of the marketing and strategic expansion of Insurent, and it is expected that Insurent will also be operating in Virginia, Maryland, Texas, and Florida in 2014.

John SebreeJohn Sebree, Vice President/National Director – NMHG, Marcus & Millichap

John Sebree is the director of Marcus & Millichap’s National Multi Housing Group (NMHG). He is based in the Midwest, working from the firm’s Chicago and Indianapolis offices. Mr. Sebree’s extensive background as a major multifamily specialist spans more than 20 years, 17 of which were as a Marcus & Millichap agent. Most recently, Mr. Sebree was a managing director for Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, where he brokered major multifamily properties throughout the Midwest. Prior to this position, Mr. Sebree was an agent with Marcus & Millichap. During his tenure as an agent, he developed a strong brokerage practice in Chicago, opened the Indianapolis office and earned numerous plaque awards, eight National Achievement Award qualifications, and Top 20 and Chairman’s Club designations. Mr. Sebree assumed his current position in 2011.

Ron ShapiroRon Shapiro, Director, Center for Real Estate Studies – Rutgers

Ronald M. Shapiro is Administrative Director of the Rutgers Business School Center for Real Estate Studies (“CRES”). As Director, Ron has responsibility for developing the strategic vision and long term planning for CRES. He has full oversight and management of all outreach activities of the newly established CRES at Rutgers Business School including creating executive education programs in real estate and initiating and developing a distinguished lecture series for real estate executives. In addition, he will assist in developing academic programs in real estate at the graduate and undergraduate levels and aid our recruiting efforts for these programs.

Ron SimonciniRon Simoncini, President, Axiom Communications

Ron Simoncini founded Axiom Communications in 1998 to provide integrated marketing and communications service to place-based enterprises. Axiom’s mission is to sustain an expertise in real estate, travel and tourism and other location-oriented industries that it applies to public relations, internet marketing and advertising assignments to substantial organizations. Axiom has attracted an esteemed client base of industry leaders within its integrated marketing platform, including Toll Brothers, the U.S. leading luxury homebuilder; Hartz Mountain Industries, the largest private owner of commercial property in the U.S.; the Meadowlands Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau, the regional host of the 2104 New York New Jersey Super Bowl, 2013 New York Formula 1 Race and 2013 WWE Smackdown; the Solomon Organization, a leading owner of multi-family property; New Jersey DMOs, the statewide organization of destinations including the Hudson River Waterfront, Historic Morristown, Cape May and Atlantic City; Toll Brothers, the most esteemed multi-family luxury developer in the U.S; and other organizations.

Zach SolomonZach Solomon, Managing Director, The Solomon Organization

As a Managing Director for the Solomon Organization, Zach Solomon has been an instrumental member on the team that acquired the company’s extensive New York State portfolio comprised of holdings in the Greater Albany-area, Westchester, Ithaca, Hudson Valley and, most recently, Rochester, as well as its communities in West Hartford and Meriden in Connecticut. Mr. Solomon has been involved with his family’s real estate business since high school and through his college career at University of Denver, ultimately becoming one of the industry’s most respected real estate executives. His efforts have helped secure the Solomon Organization as one the largest holders of multifamily communities with more than 10,000 units across New York State, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

Tal SteinbergTal Steinberg, Managing Partner, SELA Properties

Mr. Steinberg has 7 years of transaction and real estate management experience, and has completed over $25 Million worth of real estate transactions in the US. In 2007 Mr. Steinberg started SELA Properties along with his business partner and family member Dr. Rafael Levin and has been the company manager since then. SELA Properties owns and operates nearly 270 residential units in New York and New Jersey and its portfolio consists of single family homes, 2-4 family homes, apartment buildings and condos with approximately $25 Million in assets. SELA Properties’ business model is to acquire under managed and low performing assets in New York and New Jersey, mainly residential, and to improve their cash flow by increasing rent rolls and reducing operating expenses thereby bringing these properties to their full potential value. In 2010 Mr. Steinberg co-founded SELA Realty along with Dr. Rafael Levin, which is an in-house management company for SELA Properties and other investors.

Emanuel Stern
Emanuel Stern, President & COO, Hartz Mountain Industries

Serving as President and COO of Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc. since 1997, Emanuel Stern oversees numerous and diverse development projects throughout the New York/New Jersey area and manages a real estate portfolio totaling 38 million sq. ft. of office, industrial, hotel, retail and residential properties. Most recently Mr. Stern has guided the company’s expansion into the multifamily residential market where it currently owns 3,500 units in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Seattle and Austin. Under his leadership, Hartz Mountain Industries has instituted a robust solar photo-voltaic energy program comprised of 10.7 megawatts of solar panels across 16 commercial buildings.

Brian StolarBrian Stolar, President & CEO, The Pinnacle Companies

Brian Stolar is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Pinnacle Companies, a diversified development company that operates in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Florida. Pinnacle was founded in 1984 and has a background in residential development, having built over 7,000 units of both rental and for-sale product. Over the past decade, the company has diversified into a mixed-use developer of projects that include retail, office, hotel as well as residential. In 2008, Pinnacle was expanded to include Pinnacle Solutions U.S., a workout development group that has taken on projects with banks, private lenders, developers, land owners and municipalities to either restructure, reposition or otherwise resuscitate stalled projects and to maximize value for the stakeholders. Previous to forming Pinnacle, Mr. Stolar was a practicing attorney at Lowenstein Sandler, a large New Jersey law firm, where his practice was focused exclusively on real estate finance and transactions.

Debra TantleffDebra Tantleff, Founding Principal, TANTUM Realty

Debra Tantleff is the Founding Principal of TANTUM Realty, LLC, formed to operate as a Women’s Business Enterprise with a focus on creating high-quality, boutique multifamily communities in the New Jersey region. Prior to founding TANTUM, Ms. Tantleff was a Vice President of Development at Roseland, a Mack-Cali Company, where she established a highly regarded reputation for delivering exceptional mixed-use projects. Throughout her career, Ms. Tantleff has been responsible for overseeing development of more than 3,500 residential units and 175,000 square feet of retail space in notable communities including Morristown, N.J., and throughout Port Imperial, the $2-billion, 200-acre master-planned development rising along the Hudson River waterfront.

Jennifer Webb-HaywardJennifer Webb-Hayward, Regional Vice President, Pennrose Management Company

Jennifer Hayward joined Pennrose Management Company in February 2011. Her portfolio consists of more than 2,600 Conventional, Tax Credit senior, student and family rental units which total more than 42 communities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio. The team that she leads includes four Regional Property Managers, and over 100 employees. Ms. Hayward comes to Pennrose with a fifteen year track record of both maximizing operating real estate and turning around poor performing properties and portfolios. Prior to joining Pennrose Management Company, Ms. Hayward worked for over five years as the Director of Multifamily Management with a private firm who owned and managed multifamily and commercial assets throughout the Midwest.

Eric WitmondtEric Witmondt, Chief Executive Officer, Woodmont Properties

Mr. Witmondt serves as CEO of Woodmont Properties, a privately owned real estate investment/development business founded by his father in 1963. Woodmont aggressively expanded into the multifamily rental business in 2008 and has since constructed five communities and is currently under construction for four additional communities in Cranford, Red Bank, Hanover and Voorhees, New Jersey. Further, Woodmont has a pipeline of six projects containing more than 2,500 apartment homes. Woodmont’s homebuilding division is currently completing construction on Saddle River Grand (a $100 million sold out luxury manor home community) and recently completed for sale housing communities in Montvale and Morristown, New Jersey. Woodmont Properties has also rapidly expanded into the industrial sector and in the past two years has acquired more than 3,000,000 square feet in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Ralph ZuckerRalph Zucker, President, Somerset Development

Ralph Zucker is President of Somerset Development, one of the New York Metropolitan area’s foremost real estate companies specializing in New Urbanism and Traditional Neighborhood Design development. Mr. Zucker is responsible for spearheading his firm’s focus on creating sustainable, close-knit communities that promote pedestrian-friendly living experiences. Somerset and its projects have earned numerous industry awards and recognition for their contributions to 
furthering responsible development practices, including the New Jersey Future Smart Growth Award for Wesmont Station, Somerset’s 80-acre,
transit-oriented, mixed-use redevelopment project located in Wood-Ridge, N.J. Somerset’s latest, large-scale redevelopment project centers on the transformation of the iconic, two-million-square-foot former Bell Labs building in Holmdel, N.J. into a vibrant, mixed-use town center.

Additional Speakers:
Kenneth Pasternack, Chairman, KABR Real Estate Investment Partners
James von Albade, Vice President Investments, Equity Residential