18A — October 16 - 29, 2020 — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal


P eople on the M ove

An outstanding day of golf, dining and networking IOREBA inducts new officers at 51st Golf & Tennis Outing MERCER COUNTY, PA

Economic development agency selects Wilt PNDC announces new executive director

tional in our region, and has spent more than a decade in real estate and land develop- ment ventures. From 2015 to 2019, Wilt operated the Key- stone Energy Forum, a state- wide, grass-tops outreach and education program focused on mission-critical state and federal oil & gas legislative initiatives. In accepting the position of executive director, Wilt com- mented, “I feel confident that I can help foster the needed relationships and partnerships to lead Penn Northwest Devel- opment Corporation, and the business community we serve, forward toward greater pros- perity! Mercer County has ex- cellent assets and a workforce that is attractive for corporate expansion. I’m looking forward to making an impact!” The Board of Directors was both deliberate and patient in the search for its new leader. A search committee formed in June and spent countless hours vetting more than 60 applicants for the job. Thigpen commended the committee for their work and the process they employed saying, “I could not have been more impressed by the professional effort put forth by this group of volun- teers. The overwhelming posi- tive response to the position exceeded our expectations and the quality of candidates was outstanding.” MAREJ


— The Board of Directors of Penn Northwest Develop-

ORRISTOWN, NJ — The Industrial and Office Real Es -

ment Cor- p o r a t i o n ( P N D C ) , M e r c e r County’s lead economic de- v e l o pme n t agency, an- nounced that it has select-

tateBrokers Association of the New York Metro- politan Area ( I O R E B A ) a nn o un c e d it’s 2020-21 board offices at its annual

Rod E. Wilt

ed Rod E. Wilt , of Greenville PA, to lead the organization as its new Executive Director. Wilt will take the reins on September 28 at the organiza- tion’s offices located on Inno - vation Way at Linden Pointe in Hermitage. “The board is very excited about having Wilt join Penn Northwest. He has a demon- strated ability to build long- lasting relationships and ex- ecute strategies to complete collaborative development proj- ects and attract capital invest- ments that will be extremely helpful in driving the corpora- tion forward”, stated John Thigpen , Board Chairman. Wilt is more than familiar with Mercer County. From 1996-2006, Wilt served the 17th legislative district as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. During his 34 year career, Wilt held positions at First National Bank, the Hudson Group, and Winner Interna-

John Johnson

IOREBA members enjoying the 2020 Annual Golf Outing. that are dedicated to creating opportunities for our mem- bers.” In addition to golf guests were treated to a networking and dinner reception followed by prizes, a 50/50 drawing and raffle giveaway.

Golf Outing at the Morris County Country Club in Mor- ristown. The gathering of com- mercial real estate profession- als on August 10th offered an outstanding day of golf, dining and networking. IOREBA’s president, John Johnson of Wellington Real Estate was installed as presi- dent of the organization for a second term. He welcomed the 2020-2021 board officers who include vice president Ed Horne of HK Commercial Realty Advisors , secretary Jeffrey Greif of First Ameri- can Title Insurance Compa- ny , and treasurer Ryan Tiger

of Punia Company . “Our annual golf outing is an all day event where our mem- bers meet to enjoy a relaxing day of golf and networking. This year we were especially happy to join together” com- mented President John John- son. “I am pleased to be able to continue serving as president of one of the best commercial real estate organizations in the metropolitan area. We have many plans for the upcoming year, expanding on the virtual offering of useful educational programs we offer membership. We have a great team of officers

IOREBA was recently named Best Industry Association of 2019 by the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal . With roots dating back to 1927, IOREBA is one of the nation’s largest regional commercial real estate organizations of its kind and the oldest industrial and office real estate brokers association in the United States. MAREJ and Gillen & Johnson, P.A. “With several high-profile development projects underway and a wide range of transac- tions taking place each day, our finance team is crucial in pro - viding us with the information we need to execute our short and long-term business goals,” said DavidGardner , president and CEO of Larken Associates. “For such an important piece of our business, we recognize that it is vital for this team to have the processes and leadership in place to ensure operational excellence. Michael’s combina- tion of experience and leader- ship skills make him the ideal person to fill this role and we are excited to have him on our team.” MAREJ

BRANCHBURG, NJ — LarkenAssociates announced the hiring of Michael Drab- Larken Associates adds Drabnis as dir. of finance sis, bank reporting, debt service coverage, federal, state, and local tax filings, and cash flow updates. Additionally, Drabnis will oversee investor reporting and capital calls. Drabnis will also lead Larken’s accounting team in identifying strategic opportunities to streamline processes and continue to adopt paperless technology.

nis, CPA , as director of fi - nance. D r a b n i s brings over 20 years of pub- lic accounting experience to his new role with Larken

Stantec welcomes Davis to Community Development practice in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA — De- sign firm Stantec has wel- comed Brad Davis to its

region. “As we see growing demand and opportunity for site/civil engineering services in West- ern Pennsylvania, Brad brings an ideal mix of technical know- how, proven success managing major projects, and a track record of developing lasting client relationships,” said Clif Quay , Stantec vice president, regional business leader for community development in the US Northeast. “I am confi - dent that his skills and market knowledge will help our team advance toward strategic ob- jectives.” Davis is a graduate of Penn- sylvania State University with a bachelor of science de- gree in Civil Engineering. He is also active in the industry as a member of the National Society of Professional Engi- neers and the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engi- neers. MAREJ

Prior to joining Larken Asso- ciates, Drabnis served as aman- ager with Neidich & Company, working with their real estate accounting team to prepare and review individual, partnership, corporate, estate, and multi- state tax returns. In addition to his time with Neidich & Co., Drabnis has served in leader- ship roles with Weiser, LLP,

Michael Drabnis

Associates. As director of Fi- nance, Drabnis will oversee the operations of Larken Associ- ates’ accounting department. Drabnis will work closely with the firm’s accounting team and executive leadership to facilitate accurate accounting and reporting, financial analy -

communi ty development t e am a s a senior asso- ciate. Based in the firm’s P i t t sbur gh office, Davis brings over 30 years of

BHHS Fox & Roach/Trident Group hold goal-breaking virtual backpack challenge for underprivileged children

Brad Davis

experience in largescale site and land development projects throughout Western PA. In his role at Stantec, Davis will focus on advancing the strategic growth of the Com- munity Development team in the region while advising on existing site/civil engineering projects. His responsibilities include business development in support of the group’s ob- jectives, client relationship management, project support, and team development in the

DEVON, PA — Holding a virtual "Ready for Learning" backpack challenge this year was a change from past years for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Fox & Roach, REALTORS and the Trident Group during Fox & Roach/Trident Chari- ties’ 15th annual drive. "We far-surpassed our $100K goal for this year thanks to the in- credible generosity and team

work of our agents, employees, executives and communities," said Kassie Erb , Fox & Roach/ Trident Charities. An amazing total of $114,213 was donated to our participating organizations, providing 5,711 filled back- packs for underserved children in the communities we serve throughout the Tri-State region of Delaware, PA and NJ. Filled backpacks were delivered to children in need in participation

with local partners including Cradles to Crayons, in Phila- delphia; HomeFront in Central NJ, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal and Northern NJ and Community Bike Works in the Lehigh Valley to name a few. Since 2006, Fox & Roach/ Trident Charities has col- lected over 46,500 backpacks and supplies for homeless and foster care children in the Tri State area. MAREJ

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