16B — October 12 - 25, 2012 — New Jersey — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal


P eople /C ompany N ews

AST RUTHERFORD , NJ — NAIOP , theCom- mercial Real Estate To receive its 2012 Developing Leaders Award Naiop selects Cushman & Wakefield’s Brian Whitmer E

Mirliss joins as executive managing dir. Colliers Int’l. expands brokerage division banking sector.

Parsippany, NJ — Col- liers International New Jersey announced the further

owner/landlords through the entire process of their real es- tate matters. She specializes in strategic planning, developing long-term real estate solutions and implementation for clients and has 25 years of commercial real estate experience includ- ing expertise in industrial real estate matters for corporate users and owner/landlords. Prior to joining Transwest- ern, Zuck served as managing director at Colliers Inter- national for 16 years in its industrial division and repre- sented clients such as Fresh Direct, Breeze-Eastern, UniFirst, State Farm, Work Flow, Sears, Mandelbaum & Mandelbaum, Woodmont Properties and Hartz Moun- tain Industries . Previously, she served at Cushman and Wakefield in its Industrial Technology group, representing clients such as Tiffany, Calvin Klein, Harmon Discount, Esselte Pendflex and TMC Proper- ties . Zuck received a bachelor’s degree in business/finance from Boston University’s School of Management. “When we started to hand- pick our new team here in New Jersey we definitely had people like Nick and Lori in mind,” said James Postell, Principal, who runs the Parsippany, New Jersey office. “They both have tremendous depth of experience and commitment to client ser- vice that will help up develop key local relationships.” n “Rich has extensive experi- ence in the Northern New Jersey markets and will be an invaluable asset to our broker- age team,” said Robert Mar- tie , executive VP of Colliers International New Jersey . “His banking background gives him the advantage in any transaction, since the market landscape has become increas- ingly reliant upon the financials of both tenants and landlords. Rich’s analytical approach will be of great value to every client he serves.” n Prior to joining Colliers In- ternational New Jersey, Mirliss was a managing director at Newmark Knight Frank , where he led a multi-facet- ed brokerage team for eight years.

responsible for managing, un- derwriting, and marketing investment properties for sale and arranging joint ventures in the suburban markets sur- rounding NYC. While Whitmer handles all asset types, his focus is on multi-family transactions. His direct involvement includes the marketing and sale of over $2.2 billion of multifamily assets. “I am fortunate to be part of a corporate platform and a group of professionals that are established as dominant and successful in this competi- tive industry,” Whitmer said. “Cushman &Wakefield and my team have provided me with the opportunity and support to advance my career.” Yet according to Whitmer, leadership within commercial real estate is more than being a leading dealmaker. “Webster’s president of River Drive Con- struction. “By helping our staff develop higher skill sets, we are investing in the future of our company. This well-de- served promotion also reflects his strong work ethic and drive to succeed.” As an assistant project man- ager and estimator, Milara’s roles at River Drive Construc- tion include assisting with the analyses of real estate devel- opment ventures; performing comprehensive analyses of appraisal reports and pre- liminary project plans; and accruing information to be used in pro forma financial Held during National Breast Cancer Awareness month, par- ticipants in Lease For A Cure donate $10 to the CBCF for every new lease signed and $20 for every renewal signed at their rental communities throughout October, and ven- dors participating donate per project. “The real estate industry has always been extremely com- munity minded and willing to become involved in important causes,” said CBCF executive director Leslye Schulman . “While we believed Lease For A Cure would be embraced by developers and property

Dictionary defines leader as ‘a person who has commanding authority or influence’,” he said. “In my opinion, good lead- ers leverage their positions to the benefit of others. In that re- gard, this award – from one of our industry’s most respected and influential organizations – is particularly gratifying. I am honored and humbled to have been selected.” To that end, Whitmer makes a concerted effort to share his knowledge with and sup- port his team members, cli- ents and industry peers. He has authored articles on the multifamily market, which appeared in several trade publications, and served on panels at a number of industry events. He is an increasingly sought-after media source for multifamily investment trends as well. n statements. Most recently, Mi- lara has been responsible for preparing detailed estimates for multifamily development projects. During his tenure as an intern at River Drive Con- struction, Milara helped as- semble detailed bid packages for architects and owners on several multi-million dollar projects. Formerly, Milara was an operations management in- tern at Kvaerner North American Construction . Kvaerner is a construction and engineering firm based in Norway. n owners, the growth of the pro- gram and number of companies reaching out to participate has far exceeded our most optimistic expectations. Also, we’re excited and optimistic for the early buzz the 3rd An- nual Lease ForACure has been generating.” Notable participants in this year ’s effort include Value Cos., Archer & Greiner, AvalonBay Communities, BCS Interactive, Bertram Associates, BNEReal Estate Group, Goldberg Realty As- sociates, JP Management, Kriegman & Smith, Land- mark Cos., LandscapeMain- tenance, Sterling Props., Wessex Management and RestoreCore. n

expansion of its brokerage division with the addition of Richard Mirliss , who will serve as an executive managing di- rector.

Development Association, has selected Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.’s Brian Wh i t me r , CCIM to re- ceive its 2012 Deve l oping

Richard Mirliss

Brian Whitmer

PARSIPPANY, NJ — Tran- swestern announced that it is continuing its strategic growth in New Jersey and expansion of its Northeast regional presence by hiring two commercial real estate industry veterans, Nick Kim and Lori Zuck , to serve as managing directors. Kim will be responsible for overseeing and directing local efforts in the Northeast indus- trial division. In addition, his responsibilities will include new business development with local and multinational clients with a broad range of commercial real estate ser- vices, encompassing strategic planning, transaction manage- ment, investing, project coor- dination, negotiation, market expertise and site acquisition for development. With more than 20 years of commercial real estate expe- rience, including particular expertise in real estate finance, investments, development, logistics and supply chain, Kim comes to Transwestern from Colliers International , where he specialized in office and industrial tenant repre- sentation. He has also served at Cushman and Wakefield and Jones Lang LaSalle . Kim received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Rut- gers University, as well as a master’s degree in real estate investment and finance from New York University. As managing director of Transwestern, Zuck will service industrial corporate users and Mirliss specializes in invest- ment sales as well as both ten- ant and landlord representa- tion throughout northern New Jersey. A former vice president of business development at Citigroup , Mirliss has exten- sive analytical experience in real estate, financial services, and strategic solutions, and intimate knowledge of the

Leaders Award. The national honor recognizes “up-and-com- ing professionals who have dis- tinguished themselves…and show great promise as future leaders of the commercial real estate industry,” according to the NAIOP website. Whitmer serves as a se- nior director in Cushman & Wakefield’s Metropolitan Area Capital Markets Group. Part of a 13-member team, he is

Transwestern brings on real estate industry veterans

River Drive Construction promotes DiegoMilara to assistant project manager and estimator

ELMWOOD PARK, NJ — River Drive Construction , one of New Jersey’s leading

full-service construction c omp an i e s recently an- nounced the promotion of Diego Mila- ra to assis- tant project manager and estimator from intern.

Diego Milara

“Diego’s promotion to assis- tant project manager and es- timator reflects River Drive’s ability to grow our own tal- ent,” said Joseph Langan , CLIFTON, NJ — Lease For A Cure, the trailblazing fundraising program that in- vites the real estate industry to participate in important breast cancer research, has un- questionably caught the eye of multi-family property owners and related industry vendors looking to make a difference in the communities and fields they serve. Sponsored by the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), the annual month long event has raised significant funds in the past two years to support the research efforts of Dr. Larry Norton , deputy physician-in-chief for Breast Cancer Programs and the medical director of the Evelyn

RE community joins together for 3rd Annual Lease for a Cure H. Lauder Breast Center at Me- morial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center, and his colleagues.

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