16B — February 14 - 27, 2014 — New Jersey — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal


P eople & C ompany N ews

E Sam Champi, Jeff Infante, & Daniel Goldmeier River Drive Construction announces 3 promotions LMWOOD PARK, NJ — In 2013, River Drive Construction experi-

Northeast Planning Corp. reaches 50-year milestone

and abroad havemade it more crucial than ever for individu- als, families and business owners to be actively engaged in financial decision making. NEPC’s relationship-driven, service philosophy, coupled with its focus on middle and upper-middle class individu- als and families, uniquely position the company to meet growing demand. “We are less about the ‘sci- ence’ and more about the ‘art’ of the business, which is communication and relation- ship building,” said Ferrara. “Our most important product is planning, and our clients value the focus on process and strategy as well as the broad knowledge and expertise of our advisors.” Recruiting the Right People is Key Summarizing 2013 as one of the strongest years in the firm’s recent history, Ferrara is focused on the continued expansion of NEPC’s staff and resources. “We are very careful in our employee selec- tion process and are passion- ate about helping new hires find success in this business,” said Ferrara. “As a 50-year- old company, we have a deep network of relationships they can tap into as they build their practice.” Ferrara believes change will continue to characterize the financial services indus- try, and with change, new opportunities will emerge to help people achieve financial independence. “The industry is shifting on many fronts, from new regulations to new technology. We have proven our ability to adapt to chang- ing times by employing the same creative approach we take with our clients; and we look forward with excitement to what the next 50 years will bring.” n immense knowledge of property management and today’s real estate landscape,” said Michael Simmons , president of CRM. “She has been with Commu- nity Realty Management for 20 years, and in that time has dem- onstrated a sincere dedication to our partners and properties. She is poised to make an immediate impact on our business, offering expert oversight on property management and supporting the interests of our clients, resi- dents, local communities and CRM team members.” n

CRANFORD, NJ — 2014 marks a major milestone for Northeast Planning Cor-

pora t i on : 50 years. The comprehen- sive financial services firm is committed to he lping individuals, families and bus inesses

enced significant growth. Aim- ing to carry its strong momen- tum into the new year, the leading New Jersey-based con- struction company announced the promotion of three staff members. Sam Champi, Jr ., of Morris Township, NJ, has been pro- moted from vice president to senior vice president. Champi, who has been a member of the River Drive team since 2003 and has more than 25 years of experience in commercial construction, is responsible for all construction activities including preconstruction, es- timating and scheduling. He oversees River Drive’s project management team, as well as cost control, quality and safety. He also oversees construction for all of River Drive’s larger retail clients. He holds a bach- elor’s degree from Fordham University. Jeff Infante of Wyckoff, NJ, has been promoted from vice president to senior vice presi- dent. Infante, who has been

Steven Ferrara

improve their long-term fi- nancial stature, and that dedication, to people, is the reason for its longevity and success according to CEO Steven Ferrara , CLUÒ. “We are thrilled to be cel- ebrating this milestone,” said Ferrara. “Our clients and our people form the founda- tion of our business, and our progress reflects their trust, loyalty and passion.” NEPChasmore than 30,000 clients and 18 branch offices including its Cranford, NJ headquarters. Firm’s Roots Began in Ironbound, Newark Ferrara’s father, Al, found- ed NEPC in 1964, primar- ily to serve neighbors in the Ironbound section of Newark, NJ “He focused on delivering a deep level of personalized service with the knowledge and expertise to help clients grow, protect and conserve their wealth,” said Ferrara, who joined the firm in 1974. “My father’s vision has re- mained the driving force behind Northeast Planning’s growth; to put people first and guide them through change. It’s a philosophy that has served us and our clients for five decades.” The Big Picture Consid- ers Tax Changes and Eco- nomic Volatility Recent tax changes coupled with economic and political volatility in the United States Pleasantville, NJ — Community Realty Man- agement (CRM) , a full-service real estate management organi- zation, announced the promo- tion of Suzanne Sigmund, CPM, HCCP of Glassboro, to the position of senior vice president. In this role, Sigmund will work closely with CRM’s leadership team to oversee all property management-related strategies for the organization’s diverse portfolio of properties across the U.S. “Suzanne is a consummate professional with

Sam Champi

Jeff Infanter

Daniel Goldmeier

a member of the River Drive team since 2000 and has more than 25 years of experience in commercial property manage- ment and the construction industry, is responsible for project management, project budgeting, bidding, scheduling and negotiating contracts with clients and subcontractors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hartford. Daniel Goldmeier of Hobo- ken, NJ, has been promoted from assistant project manager to project manager. Goldmeier, who has been a member of the River Drive team since 2011, is responsible for project manage- ment, project budgeting, project cash flow analysis, hiring and negotiating contracts with a new area of expertise Control Temp Mechanical Services can provide its customers. Giambatista has over thirty years of experience in Electri- cal Contracting and facilities management. Previous to join- ing Control Temp Mechanical Services Giambatista was the owner/president of DG Elec- trical Contracting Inc. Mr. Giambatista will be combining DG Electrical Contracting Inc. business operations with Con- trol Temp Mechanical Services to create a one stop resource for all of your electrical and mechanical projects. Previous to his time at DG Electrical Contracting Giam- as an account manager within the company’s construction practice. “Mara’s hire reflects New Day’s ongoing commitment to providing the fast-paced commercial construction and environmental industries with the finest insurance resources available in today’s market- place,” says JeffereyS. Lejfer, the company’s president and

subcontractors and material suppliers, and coordination of project meetings. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Syra- cuse University. “The success of River Drive Construction is driven by put- ting our relationships with clients first, and we believe that these promotions will have an extremely advantageous impact on how we go about serving them,” said Joseph Langan , president of River Drive Con- struction. “Sam, Jeff and Dan have all proven to be invaluable members of the River Drive team. As we continue to grow River Drive and its position in the market, I look forward to tapping into each individual’s extensive expertise. n batista worked for both Pfizer and Stryker -Howmedica in facility management for a large medical manufacturing and of- fice complex. Giambatista has firsthand experience with the issues property managers and facilities managers deal with on a daily basis and has the experience needed to resolve your service and installation needs. We are excited about the knowledge and leadership he brings to our team at this im- portant time. We will continue to lead the industry in superior customer service as we continue to grow our client base and ex- pand our market share. n CEO. “Her background rein- forces our strict philosophy of offering the detailed risk man- agement guidance needed to identify the optimal coverage solutions for our clients.” Majeeda joins the company with over 10 years of com- mercial insurance industry experience focused on the con- struction, manufacturing and retail sectors. n

Gary Giambatista joins Control Temp Mechanical Services as VP of operations

GREEN BROOK, NJ — Control Temp Mechanical Services Inc. announced Gary

Giambatis- ta has joined Control Temp Mechani ca l Services as vice president of operations with overall responsibili- ties for the

Gary Giambatista

mechanical and electrical con- tracting business. Giambatista is amaster electricianwho holds a New Jersey Electrical Con- tractors License and Business Permit. The addition of Giam- batista to Control Temp creates N ew D a y Underwrit- ing Manag- ers LLC , an environmen- tal and con- struction-re- lated profes- sional liabil- ity resource, has named Mara Majeeda Mara Majeeda

Community Realty Mgmt. adds senior vice president Sigmund

Majeeda named accountmgr. at NewDayUnderwritingManagers BORDENTOWN, NJ —

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