18A — July 27 - August 9, 2018 — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


P eople on the M ove

Cushman & Wakefield hires Friedman to NJ retail team

Managing partner at Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP Weiss joins The Community Preservation Corps' BOD

sales and leasing of industrial and flex properties as well as sales of investment properties. Shawn's refined relationship building skills enhance her abilities to work collabora- tively with her clients to help them achieve their goals and objectives. "As a full service commer- cial real estate brokerage company, Prestige Group is dedicated to providing our clients excellence and profes- sionalism. Shawn's experience working for a national REIT is an asset to our clients. Her col- laborative working style, warm personality, negotiation skills and work ethic exemplifies the corporate culture of Prestige Group, "s aid RichardNatow , president and CEO.  ing retail platform, the people here and the larger corporate culture are a great fit. Addi- tionally, the state of retail in New Jersey – a market that is rich with opportunity – makes this an exciting place to be.” A licensed salesperson in the State of New Jersey, Fried- man is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and serves as a New Jersey committee member for that organization’s Next Genera- tion Program. She earned a bachelor’s degree in com- munication studies form the University of Rhode Island. Alana Friedman’s on-board- ing marks the Cushman & Wakefield New Jersey office’s most recent retail hire on the heels of David Townes hiring late last year. The firm contin- ues to grow its national retail platform, which includes more than 800 professionals and is ranked #1 in the U.S. During this critical time when the traditional retail, e-commerce and industrial needs of clients are converging more than ever before, the firm is committed to developing the service line throughout the Tri-State re- gion, hiring brokers in New Jersey, Connecticut, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island. 

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ —Retail leasing specialist Alana Friedman has joined

Cushman & Wakefield as a senior as- sociate based in East Ruth- erford. With six years of industry ex- perience, the Fort Lee, res-


“As a company that works in communities across New York State and the northeast, it’s important to us to have some- body on our board like Steven who lives and works in Buffalo and who has his finger on the pulse of Western New York.” “I’m excited to join the board of CPC. I continue to be very impressed by the executive leadership and their extraor- dinary staff who focus on providing resources to projects where many other lenders can- not or will not do so. Several of our clients throughout New York State, but particularly in upstate NY, have benefited from the funding programs and resources offered by CPC. I look forward to being part of the CPC team and sharing my perspective on affordable housing in general and on the upstate NY market in particu- lar,” said Weiss. Weiss is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, and the New York State Bar Association Real Estate Committee. He is president of the Jewish Federation of Western New York and cur- rently serves on the Board of Directors of Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Weiss has held several pres- tigious public positions in the affordable housing space. Previously, Weiss served on the Housing Transition com- mittee for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and was nomi- nated by Governor Cuomo to thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on their website. Forbes Councils combines an innovative, high-touch ap- proach to community manage- ment perfected by the team behind Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with the exten- sive resources and global reach of Forbes. As a result, Forbes Council members get access to the people, benefits and ex- pertise they need to grow their businesses — and a dedicated member concierge who acts as an extension of their own team, providing personalized one-on- one support. "Real estate services compa- nies are building trust through

serve on the Board of Directors of the New York State Housing Finance Agency, confirmed by the New York State Senate. He formerly served as Vice Chair of HFA and Chair of its Governance Committee. Previously, Weiss was a Board Member of the Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Community Cen- ter, the Temple Beth Zion Board and Hillel Foundation. He was also a former Trustee and former Board Chair of Preservation Buffalo Niagara, former Board Member and for- mer Chair of the Public Policy Committee for the Preserva- tion League of New York State. Weiss formerly served as an adjunct professor with the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School and currently serves on the Dean's Advisory Counsel. He is ad- mitted to practice law in New York. Weiss received his BS and MBA from the State Uni- versity of New York at Buffalo School of Management, and his JD from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. CPC is a mission-driven nonprofit affordable housing and community revitaliza- tion finance company with a decades-long history serving New York State’s housing and community revitalization needs. The company has been bringing stable capital and im- pactful investments to quality multifamily housing projects inWestern New York since the early 1990s.  effective communications, and being asked to join the prestigious Forbes Real Es- tate Council gives me the op- portunity to further increase the network of individuals and companies that Colliers International services,” said Di Meglio. "The visibility and networking opportunities of- fered by the Forbes Real Estate Council complements the ex- tensive blogging and other so- cial media activities I utilize to have meaningful conversations and to make new connections with clients; and I look forward to leveraging the network and resources of the Forbes Real Estate Council to continue to provide exceptional service to my clients.” 

UFFALO, NY — The Community Preser- vation Corporation

( C P C ) , a not-for-profit a f f o r d a b l e housing and neighborhood r e v i t a l i z a - tion finance company, an- nounced the confirmation

Alana Friedman

ident is supporting the com- mercial real estate services firm’s growing Tri-State area retail practice. Friedman’s expertise spans both retail tenant and landlord representation in New Jersey and the larger New York met- ropolitan area. “Alana brings extensive knowledge, great energy and a passion for the retail sector,” noted Andrew Judd, New Jersey market leader. “She will be a great as- set as we enhance our service to regional property owners and brands looking to enter and expand in the Garden State.” Friedman comes to Cush- man & Wakefield from RKF and also previously worked at The Goldstein Group. “The move to Cushman&Wakefield is a natural step for me,” she said. “This company’s grow-

Steven J. Weiss

PRINCETON, NJ — Vinny Di Meglio , a senior managing director with the Princeton of- fice of Colliers Internation- al, has been accepted into the Forbes Real Estate Council , an invitation-on- ly community for executives in the real estate industry. Di Meglio joins other Forbes Real Estate Council members, who are hand-selected, to be- come part of a curated network of successful peers and get ac- cess to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, includ- ing the opportunity to submit “We’re thrilled to welcome Steven to the CPC Board of Directors. His expertise in affordable housing and com- munity development law, as well as his fluency in real estate finance, will be a valu- able addition to the company’s governance structure,” said Rafael E. Cestero , president and CEO of the Community Preservation Corporation. Vinny Di Meglio of Steven J. Weiss to its Board of Directors. Weiss is currently managing partner at Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP . A long-time resident of Buf- falo, Weiss has wide-ranging expertise in affordable housing law, community development law and corporate finance transactions using Housing Tax Credits, NewMarkets Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, and other tax incentives. He has also testified before the United States House of Rep- resentatives Ways and Means Committee and before the New York State Assembly Com- mittee on Housing regarding the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.

Prestige Grp. of Devon, PA adds Shawn to sales team

DEVON, PA — Prestige Group continues to expand with the addition of Kirsten

Shawn t o t he i r c om- mercial real estate sales team. S h a w n c o m e s t o P r e s t i g e Group with e x t e n s i v e commercial

Colliers International’s Vinny Di Meglio accepted into Forbes Real Estate Council

Kirsten Shawn

real estate and risk manage- ment experience. She recently transitioned from a 17 year career with one of the largest, publicly traded real estate investment trusts that owns, develops, leases and manages their own portfolio. Shawn specializes in the

WASHINGTON, DC — Drew Briscoe has been ap- pointed chief operating officer (COO) of The JCR Compa- nies of Washington, DC. In this position, he is respon- sible for overseeing leasing and management of the company’s 900,000 s/f portfolio. He also JCR appoints DrewBriscoe COO is a member of JCR’s acquisi- tion, disposition, and financing teams. Briscoe has been with JCR since 2012, most recently serv- ing as VP. Prior to joining JCR, Briscoe was engaged in leasing and managing a 450,000 s/f shopping center portfolio TX.

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