4B — February 12 - 25, 2016 — New Jersey — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


N ew J ersey

Machemer of The Rockefeller Grp. becomes president NAIOP New Jersey elects 2016 officers and trustees

HORT HILLS, NJ — At its Annual Meeting and Real Estate Outlook, NAIOP New Jersey , the commercial real estate devel- opment association, elected its 2016 slate of officers and trust- ees. The event was held at the Short Hills Hilton. Chapter officers for 2016 are: President, Clark Machemer , The Rockefeller Group ; President-Elect and Vice Pres- ident-Public Affairs, Dave Gibbons , Elberon Develop- ment Group ; Vice President- Special Events, Gene Preston , Dermody Properties ; Vice President-Education, Omer Ahmed , Seagis Property S

Group ; Vice President-Mem- bership and Communications, Mark Goldstein , Liberty Property Trust ; Vice Pres- ident-Associate Affairs, Kim Brennan , Colliers Interna- tional ; and Secretary/Treasur- er, Ed Walsh , Avison Young . Elected new trustees: Morris DEPTFORD, NJ — On Wednesday, February 10th, the Southern New Jersey Development Council (SN- JDC) welcomed New Jersey Board of Public Utilities president Rick Mroz as a

Davis , Rutgers University Business School ; Michael DeMarco , Mack-Cali Re- alty Corp. ; Rob Kossar , JLL ; Jonathan Kushner , KRE Group ; Adam Pasternack , Russo Development ; and Stacey Weinberg-Kierman , Federal Business Center . n keynote speaker. BPU presi- dent Mroz addressed current policy developments as a result of the recently updated New Jersey Energy Master Plan, renewable energy & efficiency programs and the economic impacts of utility industry. The Southern New Jersey Development Council is a non-profit economic develop- ment-lobbying organization that promotes responsible economic development in Southern New Jersey. Richard Mroz, Esquire, was named by Governor Chris- topher Christie as president to the NJ Board of Public Utilities on October 6, 2014. President Mroz also serves as a member of the Governor’s Cabinet. n

SNJDC holds a public policy breakfast featuring BPU president Rick Mroz

Shown from left: Clark Machemer, The Rockefeller Group; Dave Gibbons, Elberon Development Group; Michael McGuinness, CEO of NAIOP New Jersey

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Paul Cassano joins VREP as controller

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ — Paul Cassano is the latest addition to the team at Vision

Real Estate P a r t n e r s (VREP) in M o u n t a i n Lakes. The Wood-Ridge, NJ, resident is serving as controller for the rapidly growing company.

Paul Cassano

Cassano, a CPA licensed in New Jersey, is overseeing Vision Real Estate Partners’ accounting, financial reporting and tax functions. He has 10 years of industry involvement, most recently acting as con- troller for Wilson Associates, a family real estate office. While there, he was involved in the management and ultimate dis- position of a 400,000 s/f port- folio of industrial properties. His experience also included real estate accounting and auditing positions at Deloitte & Touche LLP and Wiss & Company LLP. n

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