Real Estate Journal — New Jersey — August 15 - 28, 2014 — 15B


M id A tlantic

N ew J ersey

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Alan R. Hammer , Partner — Brach Eichler, LLC BIO: Alan Hammer joined Brach Eichler, LLC immediately after graduation in 1971. He is former Managing Partner and a member of the Execu- tive Committee and Real Estate Practice Group. He has concentrated his practice in the areas of investment real estate transactions and tax ap- peals. In 1972 he acquired his first apartment house and has been personally active in the acquisition, ownership, management and operation of investment properties, primarily apartment complexes, throughout New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Most of his properties are man- aged by Affiliated Management Company or Kriegman and Smith, Inc. Timothy Touhey , CRE Team Leader — Investors Bank BIO: Timothy Touhey is a CRE Team Leader at Investors Bank, in charge of expanding the Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Finance Group into the southern and Central New Jersey, Philadelphia and Delaware markets. Tim brings to Investors broad expertise in financial services, construction, housing and urban development, government affairs, and relationship building across many industry sectors. During his career, Tim has advised and served several of New Jersey’s Governors, including Chris Christie, Jon Corzine, Richard Codey, and Christine Todd Whitman. Jose Cruz , Senior Managing Director — HFF New Jersey BIO: Cruz is a Senior Managing Director in the New Jersey office of HFF with over 21 years of experience in commercial real estate. He special- izes in investment sales in New Jersey, New York State and Connecticut. Over the course of his career, Cruz has been involved in over $18.4 bil- lion of office, industrial, retail, multi-housing and land sales. Cruz joined the firm in March 2010. Prior to HFF, he was the Executive Director of Cushman & Wakefield’s New York Area Investment Sales Group where he spent more than 17 years. Cruz began his real estate career as a Real Estate Analyst at PaineWebber, UBS, Inc. Israel Schubert , Managing Director, head of New Jersey office — Meridian Capital Group BIO: Schubert joined Meridian in 1996 and has been a Managing Director since 1998. Schubert manages Meridian’s Iselin, NJ office and previ- ously managed the company’s office in Englewood Cliffs. Under Schubert’s direction, Meridian’s New Jersey office focuses primarily on serving borrowers in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland markets. Adam Altman , Managing Member — KABR Group BIO: Altman is a real estate investor and entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience on both the buy and sell-side of the business. Altman is a real estate investor and entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience on both the buy and sell-side of the business. Before joining KABR, Alt- man was a senior member of the Acquisitions and Development group for a multi-billion healthcare company. In that capacity, Altman managed and sold troubled assets within the firm’s real estate portfolio and identified real estate sites on which to build and operate healthcare facilities. Mark M. Scott , Founder and Principal — Commercial Mortgage Capital Corporation BIO: Mark M. Scott established Commercial Mortgage Capital Corp. (CMC) in 1996. Since then he has arranged over $6.1 billion dollars of debt and equity for his clients. His focus over a 25-year career has been multifamily finance. Scott continues to expand CMC’s strong commercial lend- ing platform in New Jersey and the Tri-State Region. In April 2009, Mark appeared on Bloomberg TV as a guest speaker regarding commercial real estate finance. He is regularly quoted by CNN in their commercial real estate columns, has appeared on WABC-TV Viewpoint New York, and is a regular contributor to GlobeSt.com, Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal, Wall Street Journal and Real Estate Forum. Jeffrey Squires , Vice President — The Kislak Company BIO: Squires joined The Kislak Company, Inc. in 2007 and specializes in the sale of multifamily and other investment properties throughout northern New Jersey. After his first year with Kislak, Squires received the company’s prestigious Rookie of the Year award, which recognizes a newer salesperson who records the greatest achievements during the year. He was promoted to vice president in 2009 becoming one of the youngest salespeople in Kislak’s then 104-year history to earn that distinction. He was also recognized in Real Estate New Jersey as one of “To- morrow’s Leaders,” which recognizes thirty up-and-coming real estate professionals under the age of 30. Patrick Gniadek , Vice President of Investments — AvalonBay Communities, Inc. BIO: Patrick Gniadek is responsible for all acquisition and disposition activity in East Coast markets. Patrick has been involved with over $10B in total transaction activity over the course of his twenty-five career. Patrick began his career in 1991 as a CPA in the commercial real estate indus- try and is a gradute of Indiana University Bloomington. He lives in North Potomac, Maryland with his wife of tweny years and his three boys and enjoys coaching little league and youth basketball in his spare time. Paul Heilmann , Senior Vice President — Columbia Bank BIO: Heilmann is the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Commercial Real Estate Lending and Commercial Construction Lending at Columbia Bank, one of New Jersey’s leading community banks with total assets of $4.5 billion and 44 branches. Heilmann is a member of the Bank’s Commercial Loan Committee and Senior Loan Committee. His responsibilities include oversight of two lending groups. Prior to joining Columbia in 2004, he was the SVP of Commercial Lending at Penn Federal, a Newark, NJ based bank for 10 years.

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