16A — December 18 - January 14, 2020 — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal


P eople on the M ove

GRCAwelcomes Fiore as events coordinator

Member of International Council of Shopping Centers NIA National Realty names Calderone as associate

Smith joined Blue & Obrecht Realty in 2008, after a summer internship with the firm, and has spent his entire profes- sional career in commercial real estate brokerage. Smith has represented local landlords in the leasing and sale of well over 1M s/f of office and industrial space and has represented more than 130 companies in their search for commercial space. In the past 12 years Smith has completed transactions with a total value in excess of $240 million. MAREJ • Connection: The “Grow Together” campaign is de - signed to amplify individual marketing efforts by Berks County farmers and help connect them with a wider group of consumers as their shopping habits continue to turn to a digital marketplace. “Agr i cul ture i s Berks County’s top industry, and the core of GRCA’s mission is to promote and advance economic development,” said GRCA’s president and CEO Jim Gerlach . MAREJ don’t know what 2021 will fully look like, she is the per- fect addition to the team to aid in thinking outside the box, collaborating with com- munity partners and growing our member base!” In other news, GRCA, in cooperation with the Berks County Commissioners and the Berks Agricul- tural Resource Network (B.A.R.N.) , has launched the “Grow Together” campaign to promote locally produced agricultural products that are available in season and connect consumers with Berks County’s farmers. The goal of this program includes three areas of focus: • Promotion: GRCA has engaged in a multifaceted social media and digital mar- keting campaign that will direct consumers to a Berks County-specific website where they can easily search for local farms by product type. • Education: The “GrowTo - gether” campaign is geared towards consumers, educat- ing them on the products produced locally, when they are available, and how to find those producers.

READING, PA — The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) is pleased to


announce its recent hire of Devon Fio- re , who will join the team a s E v e n t s Coordinator. Within this newl y c r e - ated position,

Thomas on board, he’ll be a great addition to our diverse team of professionals. With his curiosity and drive he’ll bring a fresh perspective and creativity to NIA National Realty,” said Roger Gross , president - NIA National Realty. Prior to joining NIA Na- tional Realty, Calderone interned for three years with a real estate brokerage firm in Jersey City focusing on commercial & residential real estate, asset manage- ment, commercial financing, and property management. While in College, Thomas also worked as a leasing as- sociate for a student housing and genre that reflects the col - lection assembled by William Louis-Dreyfus. It is thrilling for us to be able to share works that have perhaps not been seen for many years with an expanded audience in Wash- ington. There were challenges, but PGP president Jeffrey Sussman and the PGP team were always open minded and enthusiastic about the artwork that was ultimately selected.” This continues the tradition PGP and William Louis-Drey- fus started more than 40 years ago of placing art in public places, most notably in the Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC. “PGP is pleased to maintain the legacy of William Louis- Dreyfus to educate and inspire through art,” he said. “From commissioning art in the late 1980s to this exciting installa- tion, we continue to recognize the importance of art as uplift- ing, particularly in these chal- lenging times.” most business with their fel- low NAI Offices. The award was presented at the 2020 NAI Global Virtual Convention in recognition of NAI Mertz’s suc- cess in driving business among fellow NAI offices. “We are very proud to recog- nize NAI Mertz’s outstanding achievements and contribu- tions to the overall organiza- tion,” said Jay Olshonsky , president and CEO of NAI Global. “Their success in refer - ring business among NAI of- fices exemplifies how our local Currently the art at Capitol Crossing will mainly benefit

business where he helped multiple students find off campus housing. Being a native of Bergen County, he knows the landscape very well. Through his combina - tion of knowledge, commu- nication skills, and finance, he will provide his current and future customers with a superlative real estate experience. On top of having his New Jer- sey Real Estate License, he is also a member of ICSC (Inter- national Council of Shop- ping Centers.) Calderone is a recent graduate from The College of New Jersey, with a bachelor’s in communications and a minor in finance. MAREJ tenants and their visitors. At some future point, when the world is back to a “new normal,” PGP plans to schedule tours and visits by schools, arts or- ganizations or other interested art lovers. About The William Louis- Dreyfus Foundation market leadership is driving growth, and how offices are using the full power of the NAI Global brand to further build their business.” “NAI Mertz is honored to have been recognized. We are thrilled to have realized the milestone of having concluded transactions in each of the 50 US states as well as in global regions.” said Bobbi Jean Formosa, ex- ecutive managing director and COO. “We share this honor with those that contributed to mak- ing it possible. MAREJ Passionate about improving the lives and opportunities of the disenfranchised, William Louis-Dreyfus believed that education was key to correct- ing social injustice and break- ing the cycle of generational poverty. Impressed by the mission and effectiveness of the Harlem Children’s Zone, he established the Foundation in 2014 with the long-term vision of benefiting the HCZ with funds acquired from the sales of select pieces from its collection. Additionally, the mission of the Foundation is to educate the public about the importance of art and to increase public awareness of contemporary, self-taught and emerging artists. MAREJ

ARAMUS, NJ — NIA National Realty an- nounced the hi re of

Thomas J. Ca l derone as the new- est corporate sales associ- ate to NIANa- tional Realty. “I am truly looking for- ward to be-

Devon Fiore

Fiore will manage day-to-day event and special program tasks including client rela- tions management, marketing assistance, social media and backend system updates. “I’m so excited to join the GRCA team! I’m looking for- ward to making new connec- tions with individuals and businesses in Berks County. I’m excited for the opportunity to give back to the commu- nity through the mission of the GRCA,” said Fiore. Most recently, Fiore served as a marketing and events coordinator for LNP Media Group, managing community and product launch events. Prior to that, she served as the special events coordinator for Hospice & Community Care, Lancaster, and was responsible for major fundraising events. “Bringing Devon onto the GRCA team is going to expand our efforts in the Events and Special Programs depart- ment through sponsor engage- ment and event creativity. She brings with her an array of event planning skills, non- profit work experience and a background of marketing and fostering relationships,” Rachael Romig , director of Events & Special Programs, GRCA. “In a time where we

Thomas Calderone

ing part of an established realty firm in New Jersey,” Calderone said. I am excited to begin my career and be- come a contributor to the growth of NIA National Re- alty.” “We are thrilled to have WASHINGTON, DC — Property Group Partners (PGP) is partnering with The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation to bring an art installation to 200 and 250 Massachusetts Ave. at Capitol Crossing in Washington, DC. Displayed in the public spaces on two levels, the exhibition includes original pieces on loan from the Foundation that range from ink sketches to watercol- ors to oils on canvas. With works by Thornton Dial, Purvis Young, John Moore, Stanley Lewis, Nicola Hicks, Alison Wilding and Raymond Mason among others, the ex- hibition has been curated to complement the elegant office buildings designed by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates . “From the beginning, we knew the pieces selected would be more than just something to fill the walls,” said Mary Anne Costello of the Founda- tion. “We wanted to show the diversity of gender, age, color,

PGPpartners with TheWilliamLouis-Dreyfus Fdn. to bring an art installation to Capitol Crossing

TIMONIUM, MD — Patrick M. Smith, SIOR of Blue & Obrecht Realty/CORFAC In- Patrick Smith achieves SIORdesignation have earned the coveted SIOR designation.

ternational has achieved t h e S I OR i n d u s t r i a l a n d o f f i c e designation awarded by the Society of Industri- al and Office

NAI Mertz receives NAI Global Top Sender of Business Award

PHILADELPHIA, PA — NAI Mertz , which conducts business throughout the Unit-

ed S t a t e s , and globally, from its re- gional offices in Philadel- phia, Eastern PA and NeJ, was named the 2019 Top S e n d e r o f

Patrick M. Smith

REALTORS . SIOR is a Wash- ington, DC-based international professional organization of more than 3,200 commercial real estate professionals whom

Correction: An article in the Oct. 30th issue People on the Move page about Sordoni Construction Co. gains a senior VP described the town and state incorrectly in the beginning of the article. Sordoni Construc- tion Co. is located in Bedminster, NJ not Forty Fort, PA. MAREJ would like to apologize for the error.

Jay Olshonsky

Business by NAI Global . The award recognizes the company that generated the

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