16B — January 22 - February 18, 2021 — New Jersey/Pennsylvania — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal


P eople on the M ove

Sheldon Gross Realty appoints Hsu corporate sales representative

Chapter provides a $5,000 donation to food bank SIOR Philadelphia Chapter supports Philabundance

market analysis and property value advisement, as well as development of such docu- ments as listing agreements, purchase agreements, and leases. Fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese, he’s a graduate of Rutgers Uni- versity, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science. “Jay’s experience is extreme- ly broad, so his background in real estate sales is accented by a range of additional skills,” says Sheldon Gross Realty executive vice president Jona- than Glick . “I’m confident he’ll have a significant and immediate impact in terms of optimizing our clients’ finan- cial returns.” MAREJ hired two new attorneys, a paralegal and a legal adminis- trative assistant to help grow the office and continue the suc- cess it has already experienced. Harold A. Eastman Jr. of Biglerville and Adam D. Boyer of Gettysburg both join the office as attorneys, and Marianne Drummond of Gettysburg joins the firm as a paralegal. The three worked together at a Get- tysburg law firm previously. The firm has also hired Ali- cia Barrow to support the increased activity at the Get- tysburg location. Following his graduation from the University of Rich- mond School of Law, Eastman has practiced in Gettysburg and the Adams County area for 32 years. He’s served as the borough solicitor for Get- tysburg since 1999, has been the borough solicitor in New Oxford for over 25 years and serves as the solicitor for a number of municipal zoning boards throughout Adams County. He has an active real estate practice and is a licensed title insurance agent. “The resources Barley Sny- der can provide us in serving our clients are unparalleled,” Eastman said. “This is a great opportunity for us and for our clients.” Boyer works in general real estate transactions and repre- sents a variety of family busi- nesses and local nonprofits. Drummond has worked in the legal industry for 30 years and earned her master’s degree in English from Shippensburg University. In addition to her work as a paralegal, she’s also taught argument writing at a local college. MAREJ

WEST ORANGE, NJ — East Brunswick resident Jay Hsu has been appointed a cor-

porate sales representa- tive by Shel- don Gross Realty . In his new po- sition, Hsu’s primary re- sponsibility is supporting

H I LADELPH I A , PA — The Philadel- phia Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office R e a l t o r s has provid- ed a $5,000 donation to Ph i l a b un - dance, the region’s larg- est hunger relief organiza- tion. Philabundance distributes more than 24 million pounds of food a year to those in need. In 2020, Philabundance has seen a spike in need from members of the community and expects to distribute 50 P Joel Kreider

million pounds of food for the year. “Throughout our region, we’ve seen so many organi- zations trying to assist those who face hardships during the pandemic. We’re happy to team up with Philabundance this holiday season to help make a difference for those ex- periencing food insecurities,” said Joel Kreider , president, SIOR Philadelphia Chapter. “For food banks across the country, this pandemic is a marathon, not a sprint,” said Loree Jones, CEO, Philabun- dance. “We are seeing up to a 60 percent increase in need and foresee folks needing our help well into the New Year and beyond. Donations like members in 686 cities and 38 countries, SIOR represents today's most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate broker- age specialists. It is an honor for Schipper to join our other Blau & Berg brokers in this prestigious group. Schipper has gained a tre- mendous amount of success in a short period of time, flourish- ing over the last six years with the company and rising in the ranks quickly. Prior to joining The Blau & Berg Company, Schipper spent over a decade working as a broker in the recycling industry. Incorporat- ing his prior experience has Jersey local units to help en- sure fiscal solvency. Through these functions, she champi- oned transparency measures as well as expansive open data and local education program- ming and enhanced local pro- curement, municipal officer certification, and distressed municipality resources. “Melanie Walter has and will continue to be a major asset to our DCA team, and I look forward to working with her in her new capacity as HMFA executive director,” said Lt. Governor Oliver, who serves as DCA Commissioner and HMFA board chair. “Her broad- ranging experience in local government and community- related matters will continue to serve our state well and I am pleased that she will be taking on this new leadership role to help advance our mission of

this allow us to provide food, PPE equipment and other es- sential items to communities throughout the nine counties we serve. We are so thankful.” The SIOR Philadelphia Chapter includes 83 mem- bers who bear the highest standards of professional- ism and competence located throughout central to eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. The SIOR Philadelphia Chapter is one of 48 chapters of the prestigious interna- tional association, the Society of Industrial and Office Real- tors. Commercial real estate professionals must meet rig- orous requirements to earn the SIOR designation. MAREJ set him apart from others in commercial real estate. “We would like to congratu- late Michael on receiving his SIOR designation. Michael Schipper has been an integral member of the company’s team for nearly a decade,” said Jason M. Crimmins, CCIM, SIOR , president of The Blau & Berg Company and incom- ing President of SIOR’s New Jersey Chapter. “He embod- ies strong leadership abilities and the characteristics that make our company what we are today. His leadership and contributions will be an impor- tant component of our ongoing growth.” MAREJ improving the quality of life of residents in New Jersey.” Prior to joining DCA in 2018, Walter served as Deputy Attor- ney General in the New Jersey Division of Law’s Personnel, Community Affairs, and Elec- tions section. In that capacity, she counseled several depart- ments, handling a broad array of complex counseling and liti- gation matters for the Depart- ment of Community Affairs, the Civil Service Commission, and other state agencies. Walter, a New Jersey na- tive, earned her Juris Doctor from the College of William and Mary School of Law, her master’s in public policy from the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy at the College of William and Mary, and her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Mary Washington. MAREJ

Jay Hsu

the company’s commercial real estate sales and leasing efforts. Most recently a United Foods Corporation vice presi- dent, Hsu has also worked as a sales associate for RE/MAX and has experience in real estate-focused comparative

Barley Snyder partner Tomevi named to community board

YORK, PA — After a re- cent appointment to the board of directors of the York and

Blau & Berg's Schipper awarded the SIOR designation & promoted to senior executive dir.

York County YMCA, Bar- ley Snyder partner Jus- tin Tomevi h a s b e e n named to the board of di- rectors at Y Communi ty Development Corp.

SHORT HILLS, NJ — Mi- chael F. Schipper of The Blau & Berg Company ,

a prominent commercial real estate b r o k e r a g e firm in the New Jersey a n d T r i - State area, was award- ed the SIOR

Justin Tomevi

The organization is an inde- pendent offshoot of the YMCA that concentrates on neighbor- hood revitalization projects. It also provides affordable hous- ing and supportive services to those residents. “The YCDC is full of dedicat- ed professionals and volunteers who are working to transform the culture of York,” Tomevi said. “It’s an organization that commits its resources to help- ing families responsibly gain home-ownership and to help- ing the city gain neighborhood stabilization. I’m very happy to be able to help guide the future of this organization.” Tomevi is a member of the f irm’s Litigation Practice Group, as well as its Trusts & Estates Practice Group, the COVID-19 Response Service Team, the Construction Indus- try Group and the Transporta- tion, Distribution & Logistics Industry Group. He has been named a “Ris- ing Star” by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers each year from 2016 to 2020. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and is the chair of the York Legal Record Publication Board. In other news, Barley Sny- der's Gettysburg office has

Michael Schipper

(Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) designation and promoted to senior execu- tive director. SIOR is the lead- ing global professional office and industrial real estate asso- ciation. With more than 3,400 TRENTON, NJ — Lt. Gov- ernor Sheila Oliver , chair of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA ) announced that Melanie R. Walter , DCA di- rector of the Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) and a former Deputy Attorney General, was appointed as ex- ecutive director by the board. Walter served as Department of Community Affairs (DCA) director of the Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) and Local Finance Board Chair- woman for two and half years, first as acting director, then under permanent appointment. In that role, Walter advocated for local government interests, revitalizing the Division’s sup- portive initiatives and devel- oping grant programs while overseeing the financial and operational regulation of New

Walter to lead NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency

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