38A — May 31 - June 13, 2013 — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal



For preserving heritage and strengthening ties Jay I. Kislak receives Spain’s Encomienda award

Part of the team for more than 19 years Frank Russo, Jr. becomes principal spg3 architects

PHILADELPHIA, PA — spg3 architects is excited to share that Frank Russo, Jr. ,

opportunities of the built en- vironment across the region. Frank is a registered profes- sional in the State of Penn- sylvania, a LEED Accredited Professional and an NCARB certificate holder. He has served as the executive vice president for the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Philadelphia’s Center for Ar- chitecture. He continues to be an advocate for responsible design which creates a positive impact on the community and the environment. spg3 principals Bill Pe- trauskas, AIA and Richard K. Gelber, AIA invite the community to join in congratu- lating Frank as a new Princi- pal at the firm. “Frank is an inspiring professional to learn from. His personal warmth and astounding point of view provide a notable example for everyone in our office. We are fortunate to have some excit- ing projects on the boards and an expanding, dedicated team of people to work on them. Frank’s support as a principal will help spg3 continue on this path,” said Richard. ■


IAMI, FL — His Majesty the King of Spain Juan Carlos

AIA has be- come a share- holder and a principal in the firm! Frank is an accomplished Architect who has been a valuable part

I has granted Jay I. Kislak the Encomienda of the Or- der of Merit Civil, one of the country’s most prestigious honors. “This well-deserved dis- tinction is an official recogni- tion on the part of Spain for the extraordinary work Jay Kislak has done to preserve our common heritage and to strengthen the ties between Spain and the United States,” said Cristina Barrios Alm- azor, Consul General of Spain in Miami. Kislak is one the fewUnited States citizens ever to re- ceive the Encomienda Award, which was established in 1926 to recognize extraordinary services performed for the good of Spain. The award was bestowed upon Kislak by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Coop- eration of Spain José Manuel García-Margallo. The special presentation was also at- tended by the Ambassador of Spain to the United States Ramón Gil-Casares, repre- sentatives of the federally es- tablished St. Augustine 450th Commemoration Commission (which Kislak chairs), and several of Kislak’s colleagues and family members. “I am surprised and hum- bled to receive this generous recognition from the people of Spain,” said Kislak. “I have

Frank Russo, Jr.

of the spg3 team for more than 19 years. His vast knowledge of theater, retail and residen- tial design and his positive outlook continues to exemplify Frank’s strong leadership and spirit within the workplace. More importantly for spg3, Frank is an individual who has always put the care and needs of clients foremost in his work. The appointment of Frank as Principal reinforces the firm’s growth with the continuity of the values and culture spg3 has always believed in. In addition to his respected role at spg3, Frank serves as co-chair for Design on the Delaware, the AIA Chapter’s collaborative educational con- ference which examines the

Shown from left: Jay I. Kislak was presented with the prestigious Encomienda of the Order of Merit Civil by José Manuel García- Margallo, Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; and was congratulated by Cristina Barrios Almazor, Consul General of Spain in Miami.

long been enthralled by the dramatic history that links our countries, and it has been my privilege and pleasure to play a part in preserving, protecting and sharing the ar- tifacts and stories that enable us to better understand one another and ourselves.” In addition to building a successful business enter- prise, Kislak, with his wife, Jean, established the non- profit Jay I. Kislak Founda- tion for the conservation and study of materials related to the cultures and history of the early Americas. In his more than 50 years of collect- ing, Kislak assembled one of the world’s most significant private holdings of materials related to the earlyAmericas. Among them, a five-page let-

ter written in 1528 to Em- peror Charles V by Spanish priest Bartolomé de las Casas, an outspoken defender of the rights of native people; an im- portant document by Hernán Cortés, the conquistador who vanquished the Aztecs; and two of the earliest printings of the letter sent by Christo- pher Columbus to the Spanish sovereigns, Ferdinand and Isabella. In 2004, more than 4,000 Kislak books, manuscripts, art works and other objects became a gift to the nation as the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. The Kislak Collection is on permanent display, open to the public in the magnificent Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C. ■ Anisko specializes in com- mercial and real estate transaction disputes, land use and zoning disputes, con- stitutional property rights claims and claims against state, county and municipal governments. ■ the real estate industry for the past 6 years, has been a multi-million dollar pro- ducer serving New Jersey’s Gloucester, Camden, Bur- lington, Atlantic and Cape May counties. He special- izes in helping consumers find primary and second homes. ■

Hutchinson honored at 3G awards

BLUE BELL, PA — Bar- bara Anisko , a principal in the Litigation group of Kap- Kaplin Stewart’s Anisko becomes a life member of both The Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum lion Dollar Advocates Fo- rum. dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are accepted as members.

The Million Dollar Advo- cates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Forum membership acknowledg- es excellence in advocacy. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million

lin Stewart in Blue Bell h a s b e e n certified as a life mem- ber of both the Million Dollar and Mul t i -Mi l -

Shown from left: Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt presents the award to Ed, Tom, Bob, Fred and Bill Hutchinson

Barbara Anisko

CHERRY HILL, NJ — The Hutchinson family was recently recognized at the 3G Awards reception, an event held by SNJ Business People that recognized third-generation family-owned businesses that have made a dramatic impact on South Jersey’s economic growth. In 1948, George Hutchinson, Sr. and sons William Hutchin- son Sr. and George Hutchinson

Jr. founded the Hutchinson family business in rural Had- donfield with their accumulated wealth - $35 in a cigar box. Today, the thriving 3rd gen- eration Cherry Hill-based HVAC business employs more than 250 staff and trades as Hutchinson Mechani- cal Services, Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling, and Hutchinson Energy Services . ■

AVALON, NJ — Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. has announced the affiliation of David Read as a sales as- sociate in its Avalon office. “We are excited to an- nounce DavidRead has joined our team of highly-trained professionals,” said Gary Scott , president of Long & Read joins Long & Foster’s Avalon office in Avalon, NJ Foster Real Estate. “As the No. 1 brokerage in the Mid- Atlantic region, we operate with an agent-first mentality. We look forward to the ener- getic partnership David has created by deciding to join the industry-leading Avalon office and our company.” Read, a professional in

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