10B — March 15 - 28, 2019 — New Jersey — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


P rofiles on I ndustry P rofessionals

Michael G. McGuinness CEO

Michael G. McGuinness, CEO NAIOP New Jersey, Inc. 317 George St., Ste. 205

Do you feel the stock market has had any impact on the real estate market? Yes What is the future for the commercial real estate business? • Cyclical. Good right now How and when did you begin your career in the profession you are in now? • NAIOP since 1997 •Real EstateAssociation, Environmental andGovernment since1984 What do you like most about your current job? • People • Transformation in quality of life for communities What is the biggest challenge/obstacle you had to overcome in the industry? • People/Policy makers that don’t listen and take the time to un- derstand • Warehouse fees • Defeating a proposed doubling of the 1% Realty Transfer Tax Who is your mentor? (So many): • Peter Cocoziello • Joseph Taylor • Caren Franzini Key To Your Success: Empathy & Service Most Important Lesson Learned In Life: Avoid knee-jerk reactions. Most Respected Competitor: Can’t narrow this down. Awards/Honors Most Proud Of: • Eagle Scout Award • Being a father • Working with so many industry leaders & visionaries Favorite Way To Spend Free Time: • Hiking • Gardening • Skiing Favorite Book: On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads Favorite Movie: Secret of Roan Innish

Tom Onder, Chair, Shopping Center and Retail Development Group Stark & Stark, PC Princeton, NJ Birth Place And Date: Cleveland, OH, Nov. 1973 Family: Wife, Amy and 2 1/2 yr old daughter, Stella Violet College: Cleveland State University and Brooklyn Law School First JobOut Of College: Associate at Dix & Eaton Public Relations First Job In Real EstateOr Allied Field: Associateat Stark&Stark, PC What Do You Do Now And What Are You Planning For The Future? Enjoy helping shopping center owners and developers achieve their goals and protect their investments. Ambullish on the future of the industry as the shopping center is a place for everyone. Really excited to see how the shopping center of tomorrow changes and adapts to demographic, cultural and use shifts. Hobbies: Yoga, Gardening, Reading, Listening to Willie Nelson and family time. Favorite Book: The Stand Favorite Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark Person You Most Admire (Outside Of Family): Sir Thomas Moore Key To Your Success: Being Prepared. If YouWereForced ToChooseAnother VocationWhatWould It Be? Frame Shop Owner. Tom Onder Chair, Shopping Center & Retail Development Group • Commercial Real Estate Intercollegiate Case Study Competition involving teams of university students from 5 universities in 3 states – winning team for best project design wins $5K. • Next Generation Business Incentive Programs that are right-sized for today’s economy and emerging jobs. • Reform of the NJ Site Remediation Rules Do you feel corporate real estate needs have changed in the last 5 years? • Technology • Internet Speed • Cyber Security • Using Space Differently • Amenities In your opinion, howdo developers succeed in this chang- ing business? • Taking measured risks Education: Master of Environmental/Forest Science from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies •Graduate studies in Environmental Chemistry & Microbiology from NJIT • Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. Peter’s College Home: Hamilton, NJ Tell me a little about the current projects you are working on? •MillionMeals Campaign, partneringwith New Jersey Community Food Bank to raise enough money ($333,333) to fund 1 million meals.

John Azarian President

John Azarian President Azarian Group Midland Park NJ Birth place and date: Paterson NJ Family: Wife and 4 children College: Fairleigh Dickinson University

First job out of college: Managing a donut store First job in real estate or allied field: Working in the Family Business What do you do now and What are you planning for the future?

I over see the day to day operations, manage Commercial leasing, and Construction. My future plans are to slow down after transition- ing the future generation into running the family company. Hobbies: Work and family Person you most admire: Mother KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS (ONE IDEA): Innovation, hands onmanagement, andmotivation to succeed. If you were forced to choose another vocation what would it be? Been doing this for 30 years and can’t imaging myself of doing anything else.

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