8A — August 29 - September 11, 2014 — M id A tlantic
Real Estate Journal
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Alan R. Hammer , Partner — Brach Eichler, LLC Hammer joined Brach Eichler, LLC immediately after graduation in 1971. He is former Managing Partner and a member of the Executive Committee and Real Estate Practice Group. He has concentrated his practice in the areas of investment real estate transactions and tax appeals. In 1972 he acquired his first apartment house and has been personally active in the acquisition, ownership, management and operation of investment properties, primarily apartment complexes, throughout NJ and EPA. Most of his properties are managed by Affiliated Management Company or Kriegman and Smith, Inc. Timothy Touhey , CRE Team Leader — Investors Bank Touhey is in charge of expanding Investors Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Finance Group into the southern and Central New Jersey, Philadelphia and Delaware markets. Tim brings to Investors broad expertise in financial services, construction, housing and urban development, government affairs, and relationship building across many industry sectors. During his career, Tim has advised and served several of New Jersey’s Governors, including Chris Christie, Jon Corzine, Richard Codey, and Christine Todd Whitman. Jose Cruz , Senior Managing Director — HFF New Jersey 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, Cruz has been involved in over $18.4 billion of office, industrial, retail, multi-housing and land sales. 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. Israel Schubert , Managing Director, head of New Jersey office — Meridian Capital Group Schubert joined Meridian in 1996 and has been a Managing Director since 1998. Schubert manages Meridian’s Iselin, NJ office and previously managed the company’s office in Englewood Cliffs. Under Schubert’s direction, Meridian’s New Jersey office focuses primarily on serving borrowers in the NJ, PA, DE and MD markets. Adam Altman , Managing Member — KABR Group Altman is a real estate investor and entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience on both the buy and sell-side of the business. Altman is a real estate investor and entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience on both the buy and sell-side of the business. Before joining KABR, Altman was a senior member of the Acquisitions and Development group for a multi-billion healthcare company. In that capacity, Altman managed and sold troubled assets within the firm’s real estate portfolio and identified real estate sites on which to build and operate healthcare facilities. Mark M. Scott , Founder and Principal — Commercial Mortgage Capital Corporation 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 Region. In April 2009, Mark appeared on Bloomberg TV as a guest speaker regarding commercial real estate finance. He is regularly quoted by CNN in their commercial real estate columns, has appeared on WABC-TV Viewpoint New York, and is a regular contributor to GlobeSt. com, Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal, Wall Street Journal and Real Estate Forum. Jeffrey Squires , Vice President — The Kislak Company Squires joined The Kislak Company, Inc. in 2007 and specializes in the sale of multifamily and other investment properties throughout northern New Jersey. After his first year with Kislak, Squires received the company’s prestigious Rookie of the Year award, which recognizes a newer salesperson who records the greatest achievements during the year. He was promoted to vice president in 2009 becoming one of the youngest salespeople in Kislak’s then 104-year history to earn that distinction. He was also recognized in Real Estate New Jersey as one of “Tomorrow’s Leaders,” which recognizes thirty up-and-coming real estate professionals under the age of 30. Patrick Gniadek , Vice President of Investments — AvalonBay Communities, Inc. Gniadek is responsible for all acquisition and disposition activity in East Coast markets. Patrick has been involved with over $10B in total transaction activity over the course of his twenty-five career. Gniadek began his career in 1991 as a CPA in the commercial real estate industry and is a gradute of Indiana University Bloomington. Paul Heilmann , Senior Vice President — Columbia Bank Heilmann is the 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 $4.5 billion and 44 branches. Heilmann is a member of the Bank’s Commercial Loan Committee and Senior Loan Committee. His responsibilities include oversight of two lending groups. Prior to joining Columbia in 2004, he was the SVP of Commercial Lending at Penn Federal, a Newark, NJ based bank for 10 years. Kathy Anderson, Founder and President — Progress Capital Advisors Progress Capital Advisors is a mortgage brokerage firm that specializes in commercial real estate loans, joint venture relationships and private equity. Since its inception, Progress Capital has closed in excess of $30 Billion in transactions with regional banks, insurance companies, hedge funds and investment banking firms involving all aspects of the capital structure including debt, equity and hybrid capitalization. Kathy is also a Director at Regal Bank headquartered in Livingston, NJ. John Motzel , Senior Vice President — Berkadia Commercial Mortgage Motzel serves as a Senior Vice President of originations for Berkadia Commercial Mortgage. Based in New York City and Shrewsbury, NJ, Motzel is actively involved in originations of multifamily and commercial real estate financing throughout the United States. Berkadia Commercial Mortgage is a leading principal and intermediary providing debt and equity solutions for multifamily and Whitmer serves as Senior Director of the Metropolitan Area Capital Markets Group in C&W’s East Rutherford, New Jersey office. 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 surrounding New York City. While he handles all asset types, his focus is on multifamily transactions. His clients include pension fund advisors, REITs, and a range of domestic and foreign private investors. Kevin Sheehan , Managing Director — Greystar Sheehan is the Managing Director for the Northeast region of the company, handling operations from the mid-Atlantic up through New England, including over 2100 units in NJ. His role includes property operations, third party business development, client relationships, and assisting Greystar’s investment and development platform expand throughout the region. Prior to joining Greystar, Kevin was President of Property Operations for Bainbridge, an East Coast owner, developer, and manager of apartments. Before Bainbridge, he was Senior Vice President at Bozzuto, overseeing 12,000 units in the DC Metro area, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. Brian Hosey , Regional Manager — Marcus & Millichap Commercial Real Estate Hosey is regional manager of Marcus & Millichap’s New Jersey office. Hosey joined the firm in September 2010. In 2012 he was named “MVP” of the Manhattan office and received his first sales achievement award. Mr. Hosey joined the management team in February 2013 as sales manager of the Manhattan office. In April 2014 he was promoted to regional manager of the New Jersey office. Prior to joining the firm, Hosey worked as a talent agent in the music business. He graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University with dual bachelor’s degrees in business and communications. Nat Gambuzza , Director of the National Multi Housing Group — Marcus and Millichap Real Estate Investment Services Gambuzza is Vice President of Investments, founded The Gambuzza Group and is Director of the National Multi Housing Group of Marcus and Millichap Real Estate Investment Services. The Gambuzza Group was formed in order to provide clients a depth of brokerage that is unparalleled in the industry. Gambuzza is an authority in the field of multi-family and mixed-use property transactions. He has a long list of loyal clients including private investors, lenders, and institutionss of various net worth. He has worked on complicated transactions including portfolio sales and uses creativity to find ways to meet his clients’ goals. Gambuzza’s vast knowledge and attention to detail made him a leader in the industry. Tracey Goldstein , Member — Feinstein, Raiss, Kelin & Booker, L.L.C. Goldstein concentrates her practice in real estate litigation. She has handled matters in the New Jersey State and Federal Trial Courts, in the Appellate Division and in the New Jersey Supreme Court. She regularly represents property owners, managers and developers of real estate. Goldstein serves on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) and counsels NJAA on emergent landlord tenant issues and key legislation. She has presented seminars on a variety of issues including fair housing, bedbugs and residential and commercial evictions. She has served as a panelist at seminars presented by NJAA, the New Jersey Institute of Continuing L egal Education, the Division on Civil Rights, Hudson County Bar Association, New Jersey Affordable Housing Management Association and the Property Owners Association. Marty Josephs , President — Ingerman Management Company Marty Josephs manages the daily operations for a portfolio of nearly 60 rental properties. His responsibilities include supervising a staff of senior executives, handling all personnel matters, overseeing leasing and marketing, approving annual budgets, monitoring monthly financial performance, and assuring compliance with all local, state and federal regulatory requirements. commercial real estate nationwide. We serve as an national FreddieMac, Fannie Mae DUS and HUD Seller/Servicer. Brian J. Whitmer, CCIM , Senior Director — Capital Markets Group Cushman & Wakefield Of New Jersey, Inc.
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