Real Estate Journal — January 30 - February 12, 2015 — 1A
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Meet Our Speakers & Moderators
Michael Nachamkin, Senior Managing Director, HFF | New Jersey Moderator: 11:00 AM | Industrial Generals “A special gathering of respect- ed industry experts in an open forum” BIO: Mr. Nachamkin is a Managing Director in the New Jersey office of HFF with more than 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate and finance industry. He specializes in industrial investment sales in the New York Metropolitan area and nationally. Paul Heilmann, Senior Vice President, Columbia Bank Speaker: 8:00 AM| Industrial 2.0: The new approach to industrial development BIO: Paul Heilmann is Senior Vice President (SVP) of Commercial Real Estate Lending and Commercial Construction Lending at Columbia Bank, one of New Jersey’s leading community banks with Total Assets of $4.3 Billion and 44 Branches. Heilmann is a member of the Bank’s Commercial Loan Com- mittee and Senior Loan Committee. His responsibilities include oversight of two lending groups. Andrew Merin, Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield of New Jersey Moderator: 10:00 AM | Opportunities in the Industrial Real Estate Market BIO: Andrew J. Merin, a Vice Chairman of C&W, heads the Investment Sales Group of C&W’s East Rutherford, New Jersey office. He has served as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and as a member of the Audit Com- mittee. Merin joined C&W in 1983 and subsequently joined the Investment Sales Group in 1987 after a 17-year career as an office leasing transaction specialist. George Molloy, President/Broker of Record, GM Realty Advisors Inc. Speaker: 8:00 AM | Industrial 2.0: The new approach to industrial dev. 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. George has a proven track record of success in the 4th largest industrial real estate market in North America. Combining strong intuitive skills, keen business knowledge, and timely lease & sales data results in value-added transactions for investors and custom- ized real estate solutions for owners/occupiers of corporate real estate. Brian Milberg, Principal, Sitex Group Speaker: 11:00 AM | Industrial Generals “A special gathering of respected industry experts in an open forum” BIO: Brian Milberg, oversees acquisition and development opportunities throughout SG’s Target Markets in addition to working on the firm’s capital market ventures and equity sourcing. Brian Hosey, Regional Manager, Marcus & Millichap of NJ Moderator: 8:55 AM | The Power of Collaboration – City/Counties partnering on economic development projects BIO: Brian Hosey is Regional Manager for Marcus & Millichap’s New Jer- sey office. Brian joined the firm in September 2010. He was named “MVP” of the Manhattan office and in 2012 received his first sales achievement award. Hosey joined the management team in February 2013 as sales man- ager of the Manhattan office. In April 2014 he was promoted to regional manager of the New Jersey office. Jeff Milanaik, Principal, Bridge Development Speaker : 11:00 AM | Industrial Generals “A special gathering of respected industry experts in an open forum” BIO: Jeff Milanaik previously served as president/partner of Heller Industrial Parks Inc. and holds over 28 years of experience in commercial real estate. Jeff increased Heller’s industrial development activities to grow the portfo- lio by over 10 million s/f to a total of 16 million s/f in 6 states. William Waxman, CBRE Speaker : 11:00 AM | Industrial Generals “A special gathering of respected BIO: He is the leader of CBRE’s world renowned Port Logistics Practice, part of the Global Supply Chain Practice, EMEA and APAC Industrial Practices, and works on projects locally, across the country and around the world. He has published numerous articles, been featured and quoted in esteemed publications such as The New York Times and NJ & Co, and presented na- tionally and internationally on the emerging trends impacting industrial real estate.
Meryl Gonchar, Partner/Co-Chair (Redevelopment & Land Use Department), Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis Speaker: 8:55 AM | The Power of Collaboration – City/Counties partnering on economic development projects BIO: Meryl A.G. Gonchar is Co-Chair of the Redevelopment and Land Use Department at the New Jersey law firm of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith and Davis LLP. Her practice encompasses all aspects of land use, zoning and re- lated litigation. Dennis Toft, Co-Chair, Wolff & Samson Moderator: 8:00 AM | Industrial 2.0: The new approach to industrial dev. BIO: Dennis Toft, co-chair of Wolff & Samson’s Environmental Group, is a re- nowned 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. Eugene A. Preston, Partner (East Region), Dermody Properties Speaker: 11:00 AM | Industrial Generals “A special gathering of respected industry experts in an open forum” BIO: Eugene Preston is a Partner of Dermody Properties based in Con- shohocken, PA. He is responsible for all land and building acquisitions, build-to-suit projects, development activities, and asset management in the Eastern United States. Previously, Preston was Managing Principal at Woodmont Industrial Partners, LLC responsible for the company’s acquisi- tions and operations. Peter Crovo, Senior Vice President, Market Officer, NJ/NY, Prologis Speaker : 10:00 AM | Opportunities in the Industrial Real Estate Market BIO : Peter Crovo is Senior Vice President, Market Officer and is responsible for all operations, asset management, leasing and acquisitions for the New Jersey/New York market. Previously, he was Market Officer for the Prologis South Florida market for three years. Prior to joining Prologis in 2011, Mr. Crovo was responsible for acquisitions and leasing in South Florida and New Jersey for Seagis Property Group. Bo Farkas, Senior Vice President, Sitex Group Speaker: 10:00 AM | Opportunities in the Industrial Real Estate Market BIO: Bo Farkas, Senior Vice President oversees land acquisition and develop- ment opportunities throughout SG’s Target Markets. He has over 17 years of construction, engineering and industrial real estate investing experience: since 2004 Farkas has acquired and developed over $750 million of ground up industrial real estate. Ted Zangari, Member, Sills Cummis & Gross Speaker: 8:55 AM | The Power of Collaboration – City/Counties partnering on economic development projects BIO: Ted Zangari is a Member of Sills Cummis & Gross, a commercial law firm with New Jersey offices in Newark and Princeton. He is a Chair of the Firm’s Real Estate Department and serves on the Firm’s Management and Executive Committees. Margaret Piliere, Director of Business Banking and Community Dev., NJEDA Speaker: 8:55 AM | The Power of Collaboration – City/Counties partnering on economic development projects BIO: Piliere currently serves as the Director of Business Banking and Com- munity Development for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) with the primary responsibility of managing the EDA’s sales team for all loan and incentive resources offered by the EDA; creating relationships with businesses, banks, municipalities and other business service providers; and managing the intake of applications for financial assistance. Omer Ahmed, Russo Development Speaker: 10:00 AM | Opportunities in the Industrial Real Estate Market Sr. Vice President Omer M. Ahmed joined Russo Development in 2006 as Vice President and Head of Acquisitions. He leads an aggressive acquisition campaign strategically expanding the firm’s development pipeline and prop- erty holdings spanning mission critical, commercial, and residential prop- erty types. Specifically, Mr. Ahmed has led the acquisition of approximately 1,000,000 SF of developable mission critical space and land entitled for over 1,500 residential units.
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