14B — March 15 - 28, 2013 — New Jersey — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal


P eople on the M ove

Welcomes a team of eight attorneys Fox Rothschild LLP expands real estate practice in NJ

From a vote of industry peers Coldwell Banker’s Newlands receives NAHB Silver Award

PARSIPPANY, NJ — Cold- well Banker New Homes sales associate Les Newlands is a Silver Award recipient for Sales Person of the Year from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) This honor was bestowed upon him from a vote of indus- try peers for his outstanding new home sales and buyer con- versation ratio at 50 Parmley at Summit Place in Summit. “We are very proud to have Les as part of our team of sales and marketing professionals,” said Coldwell Banker New Homes VP David Schoner . “He is not only an integral part of our sales team, but also a crucial strategist, innovative coach and planner. We rely on his many years of sales and management experience in helping us recruit, train, instruct and motivate our staff to their highest capabilities so we in turn can offer our clients exceptional sales, marketing and customer service.” Schoner explains, “Due to his expertise, in less than one year, Les sold 24 of the 25 luxury condominiums at 50 Parmley at Summit Place for a total sales volume of $21.6 million. The sales were realized from a client


oseland, NJ — In a move that bolsters its New Jersey presence

group, together with the open- ing of our Morristown office, will make Fox more attractive to other quality transactional attorneys,” continued Good- man. “We are thrilled to have them join us, and we know that clients will find their ex- tensive and varied knowledge of the real estate market in the Garden State and nationally to be a valuable asset.” With more than 25 years of both legal and business experience in the real estate industry, Klausner possesses in-depth insight and hands-on knowledge of leasing, acquisi- tions and dispositions, joint venture structuring, financing and build-to-suit, spec and urban development. Moore serves as a trusted adviser to a range of both commercial and residential developers and investors, handling matters related to the acquisition, sale, leasing, management and financing of commercial, retail, mixed- use development and rede- velopment projects, as well as industrial and golf course projects. Rider represents a broad range of clients, including owners, developers and fi- nancial institutions. He has extensive experience in acqui- sitions and sales, commercial mortgage, mezzanine and construction financings, debt restructurings, joint ventures, development and construction projects, and commercial leas- ing. Additionally, he advises clients with respect to the reorganization of real property holdings. Rider earned his J.D. with high honors fromRutgers Uni- versity School of Law, Newark, Amanda Mullen of Wood- bridge, a student at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., won a $5,000 grant. Mullen is in her third year of a five-year bachelor’s degree program. Sarah Blitzer of Haworth, who received her bachelor’s degree in architecture from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, won a $4,000 grant. Blitzer is currently pur- suing a dual master’s degree in architecture and historical preservation at the University of PA in Philadelphia. StevenYoung of Fair Lawn, an undergraduate student at

Temple University in Philadel- phia, PA., won a $3,000 grant. Young is currently in his final, thesis year of study for a bache- lor’s degree in architecture. “Architecture students are the future of the architecture industry,” said Jack Purvis , president of AIA-NJ. “As the statewide organization for New Jersey architects, we recognize the importance of celebrat- ing architectural students’ achievements, as well as help- ing them to meet their financial obligations. The grants are a testament to their success and thirst to succeed in this vital profession.” n Franklin, a LEED accred- ited professional, represents clients in the acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing and development of commer- cial and residential properties. He also advises on redevelop- ment projects and compliance with land use statutes, and counsels on government incen- tive programs such as the New Jersey Renewable Energy Pro- gram and the NJDOT Transit Village Initiative. n in 1999 and his B.S. with high honors from Rutgers College in 1993. Shin handles a range of commercial real estate trans- actional matters, particularly those related to leasing and sales and acquisitions. She represents both landlords and tenants in all aspects of com- mercial leasing for office, retail and industrial use. Carlson represents clients in commercial real estate transactions involving acquisi- tions, dispositions, financings, commercial leasing (office, industrial and retail) and real estate joint ventures. He also handles matters related to financial services and assists borrowers and lenders inmort- gage and construction lending transactions. Solberg handles a range of commercial real estate mat- ters including the acquisition, disposition, financing and leasing of office, multi-family, retail, industrial and devel- opment properties. She has represented institutional real estate investors such as life insurance companies, pension fund advisors and asset man- agers in the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate throughout the U.S.

and expands its real estate practice, Fox Rothschild LLP welcomes a team of eight attorneys from Day Pitney LLP. Robert Klausner, Deirdre Moore and Christopher Rider – all noted by Chambers USA as leading real estate at- torneys in New Jersey – have joined Fox as partners. Grace J. Shin and Mat D. Carlson have also joined as partners, and as associates, Jennifer L. Solberg, Joshua J. Frank- lin and Corey D. Kaplan . This group boosts the firm’s real estate practice, which has an expansive footprint in New Jersey. In addition, the team will spearhead the opening of a Fox office in Morristown, in the summer of 2013. Fox has three offices in the state with more than 150 attorneys. “Bob, Deirdre and their team have assisted many of the leading real estate developers in the State of New Jersey, as well as other nationally recog- nized companies in the growth of their real estate portfolios,” said Stanley L. Goodman , managing partner of the firm’s Roseland office. “We have been looking to expand our trans- actional practice in Northern New Jersey for quite a while and to find such a prestigious real estate group, one of the few groups in New Jersey rated Band 1 by Chambers USA, is quite an exciting op- portunity for Fox.” “We are continually look- ing to expand our corporate and real estate transactional practice and believe that this P O I N T P L E A S A N T BEACH, NJ — The New Jersey chapter of theAmeri- can Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) , has announced the grant winners of its annual Scholarship Foundation. The scholarship winners were an- nounced at the organization’s recent annual awards gala in Point Pleasant Beach. Eligibility for the grants was based on scholastic achieve- ment and financial need as well as architectural talent. Every year, the AIA-NJ Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees decides on the winners. The scholarship award hon-

base of 55 pre-qualified buyers, which equated to a 44 percent conversation ratio.” Newlands comes to the real estate industry from a back- ground in sales management for major pharmaceutical firms, where he was continuously honored for his prowess and in- novations in developing results oriented sales and marketing campaigns. n Shown from left: Coldwell Banker New Homes VPDavid Schoner and NAHB Silver Award recipient Les Newlands. for his June 2012 presenta- tion on “Managing Through the Current Economic Crisis,” and also received the group’s Author of the Year Award for his article titled “Don’t Sign That Proposal,” published in CAI-NJ’s monthly magazine Community Trends in Novem- ber 2012. Sirot is a member of the firm’s CommunityAssociation Practice Group. In his prac- tice, he maintains an empha- sis on community association law and provides numerous homeowners associations, condominium associations and cooperatives with a full range of legal advice and ser- vices. n

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis’ Sirot wins two awards

Woodbridge, NJ — Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP partner, Jef-

freyA. Sirot received two awards from Communi- ty Associa- tions Insti- tute . Sirot is a par tne r i n t h e f i rm ’ s

Jeffrey A. Sirot

AIA-NJ honors architecture students for outstanding achievement orees were:

Litigation and Real Estate Departments, was honored by the Community Associations Institute New Jersey Chapter at its annual Awards Dinner. Sirot received two awards from CAI-NJ. He was recog- nized as Speaker of the Year Southern New Jer- sey — Oner of the leading fund-raisers for the area’s United Way, Archer & Grein- er P.C. supported the organi- zation more than ever in the recently concluded campaign, nearly tripling donations from the prior year. Archer & Greiner employees raised nearly $67,000 for Unit-

Archer & Greiner employees support United Way ed Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern NJ (UWGPSNJ) during the fall-winter 2012 campaign, tops among South Jersey-based law firms.

The campaign was the first since the July 2012 merger of seven United Ways in south- eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey to form UWGPSNJ. n

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