14B — May 10 - 23, 2013 — New Jersey — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal


P eople on the M ove

As senior financial consulting analyst Prochet Roldan joins Cushman & Wakefield

oseland, NJ — Further bolstering its New Jersey real estate With Addition of Michael Lavigne Fox Rothschild continues expansion of RE practice R telecommunication providers in obtaining zoning approvals for the construction of wireless facilities.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Ruddyna Prochet Roldan has joined Cushman &Wake-

executive managing director of Cushman &Wakefield. “Her proven expertise is a welcome addition to the group.” Prior to joining the National Financial Consulting Group, Roldan spent the past four and a half years with Cushman & Wakefield’s Corporate Occupier and Investor Services Group (CIS) where, most recently as a senior account associate, she provided analytical support on the GE Capital account and earlier worked as a project control analyst on the firm’s UBS account. Prior to joining Cushman &Wakefield, Roldan began her career as a finance analyst for UBS Financial Ser- vices, Inc. Roldan is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, and of Texas A&M University, where she earned a Master of Business Administration. n

“We are delighted to welcome Michael,” said Stanley L. Goodman , managing partner of the firm’s Roseland office. “He will be an integral member of our recently added team of northern New Jersey trans- actional real estate attorneys, who have assisted many lead- ing Garden State real estate developers as well as other nationally recognized compa- nies in the growth of their real estate portfolios.” Additionally, Lavigne repre- sents clients before New Jersey municipal, county and state permitting authorities to help them obtain required site plan, subdivision, variance and en- vironmental approvals in con- nection with their residential and commercial developments, including mixed-use redevelop- ment projects. He also counsels

field, Inc.’s N a t i o n a l F i n a n c i a l Consul t ing Group (NFC) as a senior fi- nancial con- sulting ana- lyst. In her new role, she

practice, Fox Rothschild LLP welcomes Michael Lavigne as a partner. Lavigne joins the recently added eight-attorney team of Robert A. Klausner, Deir- dre E. Moore, Christopher M. Rider, Grace J. Shin, Mat D. Carlson, Jennifer L. Solberg, Joshua J. Franklin and Corey D. Kaplan, who moved their real estate practice from Day Pitney LLP to Fox in February and will spearhead the opening of a Fox office in Morristown, NJ, in the summer of 2013. Currently ranked #6 among New Jersey law firms by the New Jersey Law Journal, Fox has three offices in the state with more than 150 attorneys. Hoboken, NJ — Mar- chetto Higgins Stieve , an architectural firm, has been awarded a Merit Award in the Built category by the New Jer- sey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA- NJ) for its “Apse-Traction” project in Hoboken, an abstract apse addition to a turn-of-the- century church-turned office. The church was originally home to a Norwegian congre- gation before it was sold to the American Legion in the 1930s. Dean Marchetto , the founder of Marchetto Higgins Stieve, purchased the church in 1995 for his firm’s office, and decided to add the apse in response to the growing firm’s need for more space. Unlike many traditional Eu- ropean churches, which have a semicircular recess with a semi- dome at the back of the church, also known as an apse, this church had a flat back. “This project presented a unique op- portunity to expand a modern design studio, and in doing so recall the former presence of the late 19th century religious architecture in the context of 21st century design and manufacturing methodologies,” said Marchetto. “Rather than building a traditional apse, we decided to do an abstract, modern intervention and play the idea of the old and new. That’s the fun that architects can have with new additions to older buildings.”

Lavigne provides strategic representation in real estate acquisitions, financing and development, helping clients to maximize their opportunities. He guides purchasers, sellers, developers, designated redevel- opers, landlords and tenants in the acquisition, sale, leasing and development of residential and commercial real estate throughout New Jersey. He also advises borrowers and lending institutions in commercial real estate financing transactions. Lavigne earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1994 and his B.A. from Brown University in 1988. Lavigne was formerly with Day Pitney LLP. n

Ruddyna Roldan

will provide analytical support to the commercial real estate services firm’s brokerage pro- fessionals, their clients and other service lines. “Her responsibilities will include providing cash flow analyses for a broad range of real estate transactions, including lease comparisons, lease restructures, lease vs. buy analysis, subleases, reloca- tions, build-to-suits and other development projects,” said Gualberto “Gil” Medina , BARNEGAT/STAFFORD TWP., NJ — Ed Walters, Jr. , partner and founder of Walters Group , has been selected to receive an Afford- able Housing Award from New Jersey Builders As- sociation (NJBA) . Walters will accept the prestigious award at the 2013 Annual Industry Awards Luncheon at the Atlantic Builders Conven- tion inAtlantic City on Thurs., April 11. The NJBAAward recognizes an individual who has been successful in providing af- fordable housing for those of modest means in the state. “We are honored to recognize Ed for his exemplary efforts and achievements,” said Winfield Ziegenfuss, Jr. , president of NJBA. “He has demonstrated tremendous leadership, and commitment to our industry while providing reasonably priced housing options for New Jersey’s residents.” Ziegenfuss Avalon, NJ— Long&Fos- ter Real Estate announced that real estate veteran Mi- chael T. Mavromates has been named manager of its Avalon office. The Avalon office, the firm’s first location on the NJ shore, serving the popular vacation destinations of Avalon and Stone Harbor – is the former home of TheAvalon Real Estate

Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects receives design award for Apse addition to Hoboken

NJBA honors Walters with affordable housing award

Ed Walters, Jr.

will be presenting the award to Walters. “Our team has worked very hard to make our affordable communities incredibly suc- cessful,” said Walters. “We are committed to producing qual- ity affordable housing for the people who live and work in our community. There is a serious need throughout the State for affordable housing and we are honored to be a part of building these communities.” n

MHS Apse-Traction project

In working with the Prod- uct-Architecture Lab at the Stevens Institute of Technology, a pioneering graduate program that integrates the study of ar- chitecture and product design, Marchetto Higgins Stieve was able to come up with an in- novative apse design that paid homage to the building’s past uses as a religious institution and as the home of a veterans’ organization, but that better reflected our contemporary culture. The construction process started with a heavy steel frame comprised of bent tubes that was connected to the back of the church. On top of the frame a sub-frame, consisted of light-gauge metal with ribs, was installed to which a bend-

able corrugated plastic covering was attached, which created a thermal barrier between the inside and outside. A water- proofed, three-coat stucco wall was then mounted on top of that, into which bendable zinc shingles and a glass curtain wall were installed to make up the facade. The complex geometric de- sign and layout of the zinc tiles, which were produced with the help of the students at the Product-Architecture Lab via a unique computer program, entailed interlocking the tiles to form a waterproof seal that hugs the curves of the apse -- the wider the openness of the curve, the bigger the panel; and the tighter the curve, the smaller the panel. n

Long & Foster names Mavromates mgr. Agency, which Long & Foster merged with in March 2013. Mavromates comes to Long & Foster with more than 30 years of experience in leading sales teams in several industries, He most recently served as a sales associate with Keller Wil- liams Realty and previously as a sales associate and regional training director for Weichert Realtors. n

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