Real Estate Journal — October 30 - November 12, 2015 — 1A
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2015 Capital Markets Conference Meet Our Speakers & Moderators!
THOMAS MCCONNELL, Managing Partner of Redwood Realty Advisors As Managing Partner of Redwood Realty Advisors, Thomas McCo- nnell, CCIM is responsible for the growth and strategic oversight of the firm. Tom has more than 15 years of real estate experience and he was recognized by Real Estate Forum magazine as one of New Jersey’s “Top Brokers”. Prior to joining Redwood Realty Advisors Tom was Vice President and Director of Marcus & Millichap’s Na- tional Multi Housing Group. GEORGE VALLONE MBA, CRE, President, The Hoboken Brownstone Company As President of The Hoboken Brownstone Company (HBCo) -- a multi-faceted real estate development firm active along New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast” -- George Vallone, along with his friend and Partner for over 35 years - Chief Operating Officer Daniel Gans, has compiled extensive experience in urban housing through a so- cially conscious approach to development. BRIAN J. WHITMER, CCIM, Senior Director | Capi- tal Markets Group, Cushman & Wakefield of NJ, Inc. Brian Whitmer serves as Senior Director of the Metropolitan Area Capital Markets Group in C&W’s East Rutherford, New Jersey of- fice. Part of a 13-member team, Mr. Whitmer is responsible for managing, underwriting, and marketing investment properties for sale and arranging joint ventures in the suburban markets sur- rounding New York City. KYLE J. FUNSCH, Principal, Procida Kyle joined the firm in 2009, became a Principal in 2011 and has been an integral part in closing more than 50 transactions within four short years. His expertise includes due diligence, underwrit- ing, and asset management. During his tenure at Procida, Kyle has diligently worked in conjunction with the Procida Partners and in total has been involved in closing, restructuring, and advisory as- signments in excess of $500MM with the firm. GREGORY M. JAMES, Director Capital Markets, NAI James E. Hanson Greg joined the NAI James E. Hanson Team in 2009 as Director of Capital Markets. Greg works with the NAI Hanson Brokerage Team, Owners and Developers in servicing their capital market require- ments in three areas of focus: Debt and Equity Finance, Note Sales and Investment Sales. Greg has worked with owners, developers and investors to obtain debt, equity and mezzanine financing . DAVID HANSEL, President, Alpha Funding Solutions David Hansel is the president of Alpha Funding Solutions . Since 2001 David has acted as broker, lender, principal & developer on hundreds of commercial and residential projects. In 2007 he co- founded Alpha Funding Solutions a NJ based commercial bridge & hard money lending company. Though his leadership Alpha has become one the largest residential fix and flip lending companies in the country. JENNIFER MAZAWEY, Partner, Genova Burns Jennifer is a partner in the firm’s Newark, New Jersey office and a member of the Firm’s Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment Law, Environmental Law, Construction Law & Litigation, Land Use & Approvals, and Education Law Practice Groups. Jennifer practices in the areas of commercial real estate, land use and con- struction law. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Asso- ciation’s Land Use Section, Environmental Section, Women in the Profession Section, and Renewable Energy, Cleantech and Climate Change Committee. RICHARD A. MILLER, CEOThe Pegasus Group Richard Miller has been in the real estate development business since 1984. Starting with small multifamily projects on Manhat- tan’s Upper West Side and growing into large-scale redevelop- ments throughout Northern New Jersey, the arc of Mr. Miller’s career has included many interesting and unique developments. Over the years, Mr. Miller has acquired, developed and managed for sale and for rent housing, commercial space and structured parking garages. DAVID DOLAN , Senior Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Leading investment sales professional David Dolan joined New- mark Grubb Knight Frank’s Philadelphia operation as a senior managing director on 2012. Mr. Dolan brings an impressive track record of transactions for clients such as Brandywine Realty Trust, Amerimar, Computer Science Corporation, Madison Capital, Fortress Investments, Behringer Harvard and Liberty Property Trust.
KEVIN P. WELSH, Senior Vice President, CBRE Kevin Welsh has over 23 years of experience in the real estate business, which has included asset management, leasing and investment sales. These varied skills sets have served as the foundation for his career as an Investment Sales and Capital Markets Advisor for office, industrial, multi-family and new development. JOSE R. CRUZ, Senior Managing Director, HFF | NJ Jose Cruz has over 21 years of experience in commercial real estate. He specializes 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 billion of office, industrial, retail, multi-housing and land sales. 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. ERIC M. SEIDEL, JR. Associate Director, Capital Markets, Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp. Eric Seidel started as an Associate with Marcus & Millichap Capi- tal in July of 2011. Eric is responsible for securing commercial debt financing on various product types including multifamily, retail, of- fice, and mixed-use. Since joining M&M Capital, Eric has closed in excess of 60 loans across various product types. RYAN SEVERINO, Senior Economist, Reis Ryan Severino is a senior economist in the research and economics department at Reis, the team responsible for the firm’s market fore- casting, valuation, and portfolio analytics services. Prior to Reis, Ryan served as the Associate Director of Research at MetLife Real Estate Investments where he was responsible for macroeconomic and real estate market analysis, formulating portfolio strategy, and conducting deal reviews. MARK SCOTT, Founder/Principal, CMC 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 lending platform in New Jersey and the Tri-State Re- gion. In April 2009, Mark appeared on Bloomberg TV as a guest speaker regarding commercial real estate finance. ROBERT R. HEMPSTEAD, Chair, of the Sills Cummis & Gross Real Estate Finance Practice Group Robert Hempstead focuses on the area of commercial real estate fi- nance, including loan workouts and distressed loan purchases, with a strong background in the origination of commercial mortgage loans. His practice covers multi-asset portfolios, multiple classes of debt, mezzanine and other subordinate debt features. ROBERT S. LIPSON, Senior Vice President, Berkadia Mr. Lipson has over Twenty five years of experience in commercial real estate. In his 19 years at Berkadia and its predecessor compa- nies, he has originated over $3 Billion in new loans for both securiti- zation and agency executions. Previously, Mr. Lipson spent six years with Chestnut Hill Realty in Boston as Senior Financial Analyst, where he was responsible for over $250 million in new financing and workouts . T. RICHARD LITTON, JR., President, Harbor Group Richard Litton joined Harbor Group International in 2004 as Execu- tive Vice President & General Counsel and was promoted to Presi- dent in 2005. As President, he oversees day-to-day operations for the company and supervises Harbor Group’s Transactions Group. He chairs the company’s Investment Committee and serves as a member of the Executive Management Committee. Harbor Group currently has a real estate investment portfolio in excess of $4.0 billion. ED GINN, Principal, Equity Retail Brokers Ed Ginn has been active in commercial real estate since 1982 and is the founding principal of Equity Retail Brokers. His expertise is grounded in more than 30 years in the commercial real estate indus- try, during which time he has been involved in the sale or financing of over $500 million of retail properties. He has also negotiated hun- dreds of commercial leases. COLLEEN FOY, VP/Sr. RelationshipMgr., M&T Bank Ms. Foy is Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager in the Com- mercial Real Estate Division at M&T Bank, one of the 20 largest bank holding companies headquartered in the US with current assets over $97 billion. Colleen is a senior leader in the New Jersey commercial real estate lending marketplace and she has a comprehensive commercial real estate background in finance, management of client relationships, underwriting and portfolio management. She was appointed to M&T’s President’s Council for recognition of superior performance and results.
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