Inside Cover A — January 15 - 28, 2016 — M id A tlantic
Real Estate Journal
Meet Our Speakers
Jose Cruz , Senior Managing Director, HFF | New Jersey BIO: Mr. Cruz is a Senior Managing Director in the New Jersey office of HFF with 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, Mr. Cruz has been involved in over $18.4 billion of office, industrial, retail, multi-housing and land sales. Mr. Cruz joined the firm in March 2010. 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. George Molloy, President/Broker of Record, GM Realty Advisors Inc. BIO: Mr. Molloy has been a commercial real estate service provider since 1983. During this period, he has completed several hundred transactions with aggregate values exceeding $1 billion. Combining strong intuitive skills, keen business knowledge, and timely lease & sales data results in value-added transactions for investors and customized real estate solutions for owners/occupiers of corporate real estate. Areas of expertise include: Buyer/Tenant Representation, Warehouse/Distribution/Office Properties, Build to Suit, Industrial Investment Sales, Industrial Property Adaptive Reuse, and NNN Sale Leasebacks. AFFILIATIONS & DESIGNATIONS: SIOR, IOREBA, CSCMP, New Jersey Licensed Real Estate Broker. Jeff Milanaik, Principal, Bridge Development Partners Bio: Mr. Milanaik previously served as president/partner of Heller Industrial Parks Inc., one of the nation’s largest privately held owner/ developers of industrial real estate, holds over 28 years of experience in commercial real estate. In addition to developing the long term vision and direction of the company, he was responsible for running its day-to-day operations. Milanaik holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from New Jer- sey Institute of Technology and received degrees from several real estate programs at Harvard University. He currently serves on the na- tional board of directors of NAIOP and is past president and member of the board of trustees of NAIOP-NJ. Stan Danzig, Brokerage Services Executive VP, Cushman &Wakefield Bio: Mr. Danzig has been with Cushman & Wakefield’s East Rutherford, NJ office since 1981. He leads a six-person team, focusing on industrial leasing and sales, significant land tract transactions and national/global corporate representation. His experience covers a broad spectrum of activity that includes the acquisition of existing or build-to-suit facilities; disposition of surplus properties; representation of major developers and institutional owners; as well as consulting, management and appraisal assignments on a national and international basis. Stan has consistently been one of Cushman & Wakefield’s leading industrial brokers. Brian Banaszynski, Principal, Heller Industrial Park Bio: Mr. Banaszynski, President of Heller Industrial Parks, oversees all day-to-day operations of the 50-year old privately-held company’s +/- 16 million square-foot portfolio, as well as directing the company’s strategic business plan. He is the head of the firm’s Management Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors. Brian has twenty- six years of progressive experience with public and private companies related to the leasing, development, acquisition, and disposition of commercial real estate. Dennis Toft, Co-Chair, Wolff & Samson BIO: Mr. Toft, co-chair of Wolff & Samson’s Environmental Group, is a renowned environmental lawyer who applies a keen understanding of science and the complexities of regulatory process when addressing the wide range of issues that his clients face. He provides counsel on all aspects of environmental law, including regulatory counseling, environmental due diligence, permitting, enforcement and environmental litigation, development/redevelopment and environmental insurance.
Gary Finger, Business Ombudsman for the Board of Public Utilities Bio: Mr. Finger is charged with working with businesses and local gov- ernments to bring energy efficiencies and renewable programs to aid in lowering energy use and costs. Member of the State Energy Sector Partnership Member of the Brownfield’s Redevelopment Interagency Trust Board of Trustees / Sustainable New Jersey Lee Winter, Grant Thornton, Director in the Credits and Incentives group at Grant Thornton Bio: Mr. Winter has over 20 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors. Previously Lee headed the New York metro economic incentives practice at a global real estate services firmwhere he worked closely with real estate brokers on transactions. Earlier in his career, Lee headed New York City’s Business Retention department at the NYC Economic Development Corporation. Matt Tucker, Managing Director, Gladstone Commercial Corporation Bio: Mr. Tucker joined the Gladstone Companies in May 2005. He is a Managing Director of Gladstone Commercial Corporation in our McLean, VA Headquarters focused on sourcing and executing net leased real estate acquisitions and sale leaseback investments in the Northeast and Midwest US as well as overseeing the Gladstone Commercial port- folio in the Northeast and Midwest regions. Kevin McGowan, McGowan Corporate Real Estate Advisors Bio: Mr. McGowan is the founder of McGowan Corporate Real Estate Advisors. McGowan is a Broker of Record in Pennsylvania, New Jer- sey, Delaware, New York, West Virginia and Idaho (currently Inactive). Since 2004, McGowan has been an active industrial broker earning both the SIOR and CCIM designations. McGowan chose to work with users in the Lehigh Valley, Central PA, and NJ because he sees tremen- dous opportunities for corporations to leverage the logistics advantag- es of these key distribution locations. Michael Allen Seeve, President, Mountain Development Corp. Bio: Mr. Seeve is the President and a principal of regional developer Mountain Development Corp. Founded in 1979, MDC was originally formed to manage the real estate portfolio of its Chairman, L. Robert Lieb. Since that time, MDC has steadily expanded by making opportu- nistic investments in various locations, urban and suburban, through- out the Northeast. Today, MDC manages a diverse collection of primar- ily commercial, retail and industrial assets totaling almost six million s/f and spanning five States. Howard Freeman, Managing Director of Acquisitions, Penwood Real Estate Investment Management Bio: Mr. Howard is primarily responsible for transaction origination and the analysis of investments located on the East Coast. Previously, How- ard served as the Senior Vice President, Investments and established the East Coast office of Los Angeles based Cohen Asset Management, Inc. where he was responsible for transaction origination and the execu- tion of the business strategies for a portfolio of industrial assets. Steven Denholtz, CEO of Denholtz Associates Bio: Mr. Denholtz, Chief Executive Officer, has been with the Co. since 1983. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the Co. as well as its capital structure, supervision of all development opportunities, and spearheading of business development. Under his stewardship, the Company has grown to more than 60 employees and doubled the square footage it owns and manages. Denholtz has served as a Board Member for the NJ Economic Development Authority, Treasurer and Board of Trustees Member of the New Jersey Chapter of the NAIOP.
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