January 2023

16B — January 2023 — New Jersey/Pennsylvania — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal


P eople on the M ove

Executive VP will oversee full suite of service offerings Newmark hires Gilchrist as Greater Phila. market leader

Members of GHAR given Professional Merit Award Landmark's Murdocca & Rohm receive awards

Merit Award. This award, presented only once to qualifying members

CAMP HILL, PA — Land- mark Commercial Realty announced Barb Murdocca ,


thought leadership and pro- vided market research to drive project underwriting and ex- ecution. Previously, Gilchrist also held roles as senior vice president of research at JLL, manager of research & analy- sis at the center city district and program manager at the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness. “Joining Newmark to take on the leadership role for the Greater Philadelphia region is an incredible opportunity to build on the already strong market presence that Newmark has cultivated,” said Gilchrist. “I look forward to leveraging my experience and nuanced perspective that have defined my career to further elevate Newmark’s regional initiatives and client services.” MAREJ

the commercial real estate com- munity and beyond. She holds appointments to the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Facilities Management Corpo- ration/Philadelphia Gas Works, Philadelphia Orchestra, Old City Community Fund, M&T Bank Advisory Board and the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of NAIOP—where she served as chapter president from 2019 to 2020. Gilchrist has been recog- nized as a 40 Under 40 honoree and a Woman of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal and a Philly Power Woman by Bisnow . Prior to joining Newmark, Gilchrist was the managing director of research at Long- fellow Real Estate Partners, where she directed research strategy, content creation and

HILADELPHIA, PA — Newmark an- nounced that Lauren

of GHAR in good stand- ing, recog- nizes REAL- TOR profes- sionalism t h r o u g h education, Association participation

COO and Mi chae l R o h m , CCIM, MAI , senior as- sociate and director of valuation ad v i s o r y were each

Gi lchrist has joined the company as executive vice president and market leader of the Greater Philadelphia region. Gil-

Barb Murdocca Michael Rohm

and involvement, and commu- nity service during the year of application. MAREJ

recently given the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors (GHAR) Professional

Lauren Gilchrist

christ will oversee Newmark’s full suite of service offerings, managing strategic planning, revenue growth and profitabil- ity, recruitment and business development in the company’s Philadelphia, Wayne, Pennsyl- vania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware offices. Philadelphia-based, Gilchrist is a highly respected voice in

NAI Fennelly rebrands as Fennelly Associates

HAMILTON, NJ — NAI Fennelly has rebranded as Fennelly Associates . The

Fennelly, SIOR , president of Fennelly Associates. “We look forward to working closely with each of our clients to continue to deliver an unmatched end- to-end commercial real estate experience locally, regionally and nationally.” As Fennelly Associates, the company will build upon its track record of success to fur- ther bolster its full range of commercial real estate services including site search and selec- tion, industrial sales and leas- ing, office sales and leasing, corporate land sales, property disposition and property man- agement. In addition, Fennelly Associates will continue to iden- tify opportunities to harness its proprietary market research and novel applications of the latest real estate technologies to create innovative real estate solutions that consistently de- liver value for its clients. MAREJ

new iden- tity repre- sents the next chapter in Fennelly Associates’ decades-long history as one of New Jersey and

NAIOP Greater Philadelphia appoints Phillip Butler, Sr. of MRA Group as Chair of the BOD

Jerry Fennelly

Pennsylvania’s independent full-service commercial real estate service providers. “Looking ahead toward our organization’s next chapter, we recognized a tremendous opportunity to harness our in- dependent and entrepreneurial spirit to create a real estate services company that more closely aligns with the needs of not only the businesses of today but also the businesses of tomorrow”,” said Jerry NEW JERSEY — Col - liers has appointed three new professionals in its New Jersey offices. Matt Cohen and Philippe Jomphe both join the firm with the title of director, senior financial analyst and both will be on the investment sales team in Woodbridge. Sara Donovan also joins Colliers as an associ- ate working out of the firm’s Princeton location. In Cohen’s and Jomphe’s new roles, they will work closely with Jacklene Chesler , vice chair, to provide investment sales and advi- sory expertise to institutional and private investors. The Chesler-led team has a strong history of executing com- plex dispositions, regularly working with various clients

Phil Butler

Maleda Berhane

Daniel Killinger

Andrew Mele

Jennifer Rosenberg

who goes out of his way to include members in programs and create opportunities for mentorship,” said Ritchie. “He already has a long list of ideas and plans for the com- ing year, and we are excited to see what happens next.” New Board Members Take Seats Butler joined MRA Group in 2018 and over the course of the last four years has taken a leadership role in MRA’s day- to-day operations, develop- ment and advisory functions. “My focus is to expand the reach of our DEI, mentor- ing, government affairs and educational initiatives while implementing innovative and measurable ways to enhance our community impact,” said Butler. “We have tremendous momentum coming out of the last year. We’re creating a world-class organization that will continue to benefit and serve the Philadelphia region. I am excited to continue to work with this Board of tre- mendously talented people.” Four new board members were also announced at to- day’s event, including:

PHILADELPHIA, PA — NAIOP Greater Philadel - phia has tapped Phil Butler , Sr. , senior vice president & partner at MRA Group , to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors for the 2023-2024 term. His presidency was an- nounced at the organization’s Holiday Luncheon today. He will take the helm from Joe Ritchie , managing director of business development and head of diversity and inclusion at Tishman Speyer , who has served as the Chair since 2021. Butler joined the board in 2020, most recently chairing the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee. During the last two years he has led the growth of the organization’s commitment to DEI through the expansion of the NAIOP-Drexel Summer Program for high school stu- dents of color, the creation of a college summer internship program and the soon-to-be- launched college externship program, and through educa- tional programs for Developing Leaders (under age 35) and the general membership. “Phil is that rare leader who is also a team player,

Maleda Berhane , princi- pal & CEO of AR Spruce . AR Spruce is an MBE and WBE- certified real estate services and development company. Berhane heads the company’s project management services including community, client and vendor relations. Daniel Killinger , presi- dent, National Real Estate Development . The company is the wholly owned develop- ment management subsidiary of National Real Estate Ad- visors, LLC. Killinger, who joined the company in 2013, is responsible for the overall execution of a $2B portfolio. Andrew Mele , manag- ing director and business unit leader, Trammel Crow Company’s . Mele leads the Northeast Regional office, where he has developed more than 28 million s/f of space since 2011. Jennifer Rosenberg , de- velopment director, Keystone Property Group . Rosenberg, who specializes in the reinven- tion of the company’s subur- ban and Center City, Philadel- phia mixed-use assets, joined the company in 2014. MAREJ

Colliers adds three new hires in NJ including private clients, lend- ers and special servicers. Prior to joining Colliers, Cohen most recently worked at Marcus & Millichap. Jomphe most recently worked at Industry Real Estate Partners as a di- rector of research & analytics, where he conducted analyses and evaluations of investment opportunities throughout the entire Southeast across all types of transactions.

In the firm’s Princeton of- fice, Donovan joins a team led by executive managing direc- tor Charlie Hatfield’s team. She will leverage her strong work ethic, client-facing knowledge developed across industries and enthusiasm to help source new business and assist on deals across a range of property types. MAREJ

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