38A — March 16 - 29, 2012 — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal



AWRENCEVILLE, NJ —Empowering women andminorities, through Company creates career paths for women & minorities Foglio-Palmer expands Comm. Investment Strategies, Inc. L

Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation Belgiovine named associate director in NJ

ELMWOOD PARK, NJ — Marcus & Millichap Capi- tal Corporation has named Joseph Bel- giovine as an as s o c i - ate director in the firm’s New Jersey o f f i c e , a c - cord i ng t o William E. Hughes, se- nior vice president and man- aging director of MMCC. “Joseph has an impressive background in commercial real estate,” says Hughes. “His skills and experience will be of enormous benefit to our clients in New Jersey and throughout the East Coast.” Prior to joining MMCC, Belgiovine was the owner and broker of Belcore En- terprises LLC, a commercial real estate brokerage firm in Joe Belgiovine

Miami. Before that, he was director of operations for The Integrated Group LLC, an Edgewater, N.J.-based com- mercial real estate brokerage company. Belgiovine has also worked as an account execu- tive for private hard money lender Kennedy Funding Inc. in Hackensack, N.J. and been a project manager assistant with Daibes Enterprises Inc., a real estate development firm in Edgewater, N.J. Belgiovine graduated from Providence College in Provi- dence, R.I. with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. He is a member of the Na- tional Association of Realtors and the Realtor Association of Greater Miami and the Beaches. Belgiovine is a licensed real estate broker in Florida and a licensed real estate agent in New Jersey. ■ much more than just another bank,” says Regal Bank’s As- sistant Vice President and Roseland branch manager Anna Pedreiras. “As a com- munity business, we’re com- mitted to providing our cus- tomers with the highest level of support in their everyday lives, while also providing the highest quality financial services.” Additional events that Regal’s Roseland branch participates in or sponsors include the Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center’s annual “October- tails” Halloween-themed dog walk at Verona Park, the Roseland County Fair, Earth Day activities, and the “Run- ning 4Answers Walk,” which benefits the CureAlzheimer’s Fund. ■ “We are deeply honored that our clients and industry peers have selected CBRE for this recognition for 11 straight years,” said Brett White, CBRE’s chief execu- tive officer. “Credit for this achievement really belongs with our 34,000 professionals around the world, who work diligently and creatively ev- ery day to exceed our clients’ expectations.” ■

is now being implemented in urban and suburban markets to serve as a catalyst for local economic development,” said Foglio-Palmer. “These types of projects no longer have the stigma once attached to them. New benchmarks for plan- ning, design, construction and management have propelled affordable housing into a new era, and we have been very successful at establishing our- selves as a trailblazer in this niche.” The company distinguishes itself from its competitive set by providing in-house finance, development, construction and on-site property management services. These services are an extension of the company’s commitment to build value- added communities for area residents, children, munici- palities and local businesses by repositioning unproductive properties and land parcels. “We build and maintain com- munities where we would live ourselves, serving a demo- graphic of mostly women and minorities that reflects our own company,” added Foglio- Palmer. Since a majority of CIS’ ten- ants are female minorities, the CIS team feels it is not only important, but imperative to promote gender and ethnic di- versity on a company-wide and community-wide basis. Led by Foglio-Palmer, the senior-level management team includes vice presidents Theresa Reed and Barbara Schoor; and Elsie Velez, chief financial officer. “We have a team of profession- als and support staff that have the ability to make a difference. We are doing just that, each and every day. That feels good,” said Reed.

“Since day one, CIS has been attracting, hiring, retaining and promoting the most tal- ented and ethnically diverse professionals, many of whom are tomorrow’s leaders,” said Foglio-Palmer. “We support them on a professional level, by encouraging them to take risks and pursue senior-level posi- tions, and we support them in their roles as mothers, daugh- ters and caregivers by offering them flexibility.” The company also hires lo- cally based female- and minor- ity-owned subcontracting firms for each development project as standard practice to support economic and business growth. This philosophy also extends to the people of all ages who call a CIS community their home. From intergenerational men- toring programs at affordable senior housing communities, to after-school care, resume- writing programs and com- puter training at communities designed for low-to-moderate income households, CIS’ diver- sity inspires others. Based in Lawrenceville, N.J., CIS is widely acknowledged for its dedication to developing the most appropriate low-to- moderate housing options and has been consistently recog- nized for its award-winning communities, business model, corporate citizenship and ad- vocacy. The company is a past recipient of the Corporation for Supportive Housing and Sup- portive Housing Association of NJ Supportive HousingAward, Top Woman-Owned Business in New JerseyAward, Van Zan- dt Community Involvement Award and the Urban Land Institute’s Edward J. Bloustein Award for Exemplary Achieve- ment in Civic Leadership. ■

p h y s i c a l space and ca- reer develop- ment, is what mo t i v a t e d – and contin- ues to inspire – Christia- na Foglio- P a l m e r , founderand chief execu-

Christiana Foglio- Palmer

tive officer of Community Investment Strategies, Inc. A25+-year real estate develop- ment veteran, she is not just a savvy businesswoman who has doubled the WBE-certified real estate development company’s volume in the past several years. Foglio-Palmer is a wife, mother and mentor committed to creating an organization for employees and homes for ten- ants that support and promote a work/life balance. “There is a new level of awareness that people, re- gardless of income level, are defined by where they live and where they work,” said Foglio- Palmer, whose company boasts a multi-family portfolio of 2,000+ units valued in excess of $350 million. Guided by Foglio-Palmer’s public service, professional planning and private develop- ment expertise, CIS specializes in affordable, market-rate and senior housing initiatives. “We build for the long-term and are guided by a ‘with you for life’ philosophy that goes beyond just bricks and mortar,” she said. As a for-profit, boutique real estate company, CIS expects to double its size in the next five years. “Affordable housing PHILADELPHIA , PA — PA/NJ Sustainability Symposium , on March 29th at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Now in its sec- ond year, this event brings together industry, university and community leaders to share best practices, ask challenging questions and provide cutting edge infor- mation about sustainability in the Delaware Valley. NationallyAcclaimed Key- note Speakers: ·Welcome by Troy Collins, Senior Vice President of The Franklin Institute

CBRE named Top Commercial RE Brand Philadelphia, PA — CBRE Group Inc. (CBRE) an- nounced that the Company has been named the top global brand in commercial real es- tate, according to a survey of industry professionals world- wide by The Lipsey Company. CBRE has been named the industry’s number-one brand by Lipsey for 11 consecutive years. participated in the 2012 sur- vey, including property own- ers, investors, lenders, occu- piers, brokers and property managers.

LIVINGSTON, NJ — One local business has been mak- ing quite an impression on the Roseland community since its arrival in spring 2011. In keeping with a long- standing company commit- ment to community service, Regal Bank’s Roseland branch – located at 180 Eagle RockAvenue – supports a range of local organizations and programs. The bank fosters recreational oppor- tunities by donating to help maintain Little League fields, while providing uniforms for the town’s third and fourth grade soccer teams. In addi- tion, the non-profit Roseland Junior Women’s Club has received financial support for its own offerings to the community. “We consider ourselves The Lipsey survey mea- sures commercial real estate professionals’ perceptions of the industry’s leading brands. More than 50,000 U.S. and international professionals

Regal Bank’s Roseland making a difference

·Introductory remarks by Jerry Sweeney, President & CEO of Brandywine Realty Trust · Mayor Michael A. Nutter discussing the highly suc- cessful Philly Green Works program ·Roger Platt, Senior Vice President of the US Green Building Council ·Henry H. Chamberlain, Pres ident and COO of BOMAInternational (Build- ing Owners and Manage- ment Association) 15 Panel Discussions: Covering diverse topics, such as energy management systems, community en- gagement, building retrofits, starting a sustainable busi- ness, electric cars, LEED/En- ergy Star issues and more. ·Panelists include Kevin Kampschroer, Director of High Energy Buildings for GSA; Judy Wicks, Founder of BALLE; Rob Watson, a founder of LEED; Leisha John, Americas Director of Environmental Sustain- ability at Ernst and Young; Audrey Zibelman, CEO of Viridity and other industry and thought leaders. ■ PA/NJ Sustainability Symposium at the Franklin Institute

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