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The Rutgers Business School’s New Center for Real Estate Recruits Top Industry Professionals for Advisory Board


Impressive collection of professionals will provide students with unprecedented access to top industry minds in development, leasing, law, financing, design and government 

NEWARK, NJ – The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School, a rising academic program positioned to transform and inspire the next generation of real estate leaders, is pleased to announce the roster of “Founding Members” of its professional Advisory Board. Comprised of the top real estate professionals in New Jersey, the Advisory Board members will serve as a vital conduit of information, knowledge and best practices, fostering productive discussion among students, industry peers, government and academia.

The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School is predicated on its ability to bring together the real estate industry’s brightest and most influential executives to interact with students and to set the academic course for the Center. Advisory Board members were carefully selected and represent a diverse group of leaders in a variety of fields related to the real estate industry. Members of the Advisory Board share a common goal of fostering productive discussion in order to advance the study of real estate and to meet the evolving needs of a diverse student population by providing real-world experiences and collegial access to the top minds in real estate.

Advisory Board Members will have the opportunity to participate in classroom instruction by teaching a class, acting as an adjunct professor or guest lecturer as well as the option to participate in various Center-run conferences and guest speaker series. Members can also help mold future industry leaders by becoming a student’s mentor, attending career days, and providing internship opportunities for students to gain valuable real world knowledge.

“We have assembled the industry’s top minds to help us revitalize and transform the way real estate curriculum is taught both in and out of the classroom. We appreciate the commitments that each member has made to our program and will be relying on our Advisory Board to bring practical and real world knowledge and experiences from every sector of our industry into our Center,” said Morris A. Davis, the Paul V. Profeta Chair and Academic Director of the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School.  “Our shared goal is to provide the most advanced and innovative curriculum and the most important and timely research available for real estate in order to give our students an unprecedented advantage and equip with them with the skills and experiences needed to thrive and evolve into an industry leader of their generation.”

Advisory Board Executive Committee

Carl Goldberg, Co-Chair of the Executive Committee, CEO, Canoe Brook Management LLC
James E. Hanson, Co-Chair of the Executive Committee, President and CEO, The Hampshire Companies

Lynn DeCastro, Principal, Prudential Real Estate Investors

George Jacobs, CEO, Jacobs Development
Ronald Ladell, Senior Vice President, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
Gualberto Medina, Executive Vice President, CBRE
Christopher Paladino, President, New Brunswick Development Corp
Paul Profeta, CEO, Paul V. Profeta and Associates, Inc.
Ted Zangari , Member, Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

Advisory Board Members

David Bernhaut, Vice Chairman, Capital Markets, Cushman & Wakefield

Marc Berson, Chairman, Fidelco Group
Kimberly Brennan, Chief Operating Officer, Colliers International NY LLC
Monica Casiello, Director of marketing, US Title Solutions

Michael Chlopak, Managing Director, Citibank
Raymond T. Cirz, Senior Managing Director, Integra Realty Resources
William J. Colgan, Managing Partner, Community Healthcare Associates, LLC
Peter Crovo, Senior Vice President – Market Officer, Prologis
Rafael Cuellar, President – CEO, Shop Rite
Stanley Danzig, Executive Vice President  – Brokerage Services, Cushman & Wakefield
Salvatore A. Davino, Founder, Fidelity Land Development Company
Michael Francois, Director, Port Authority
Mitchell Frumkin, President, Kipcon Engineering
Jeffrey Garibaldi, President, The Garibaldi Group
Rick Gelmetti, Executive Vice President, Lee & Associates - New Jersey, LLC
Francis J. Giantomasi, Member of the Firm, Chiesa, Shahinian and Giantomasi
Meryl Gonchar, Partner, Co-chair, Redevelopment & Land Use at Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP

William C. Hanson, President, NAI James E. Hanson

Michael P. Hedden, Managing Director Real Estate Solutions, FTI Consulting

Robert Heidenberg, President and CEO, Heidenberg Property Groups

Sanford S. Herrick, Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Case Real Estate Capital, LLC
Tony Ianuale, Chief Operating Officer/CFO, Dresdner Robin Environmental Management, Inc.
John Inglesino, Esq., Managing Partner, Inglesino, Webster, Wyciskla & Taylor
Christopher Johnson, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Hollister Construction Services

Sonny Jumani, President, Tulfra Realty II LLC
Robert A. Klausner, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Robert C. Kossar, Executive Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
Steven Lang, President and CEO, DS&D
Joseph Langan, President, River Drive Construction
Arthur A. Linfante, Principal, Value Research Group
Timothy J. Lizura, President & COO, New Jersey EDA
Anthony Marchetta, Executive Director, New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
Chris Martin, Chairman, President and CEO, Provident Bank
Stanley T. Omland, President, Omland Engineering Associates, Inc.
Jeffrey R. Rich, Partner, Genova Burns
Kevin Riordan, Commercial Real Estate Investment
Lloyd Rosenberg, President and CEO, DMR Architects
Edward Russo, Chief Executive Officer, Russo Development
Dudley D. Ryan, Senior Vice President, CBRE Brokerage Services
Edward San George, President, Integra Management Corp.
Mark Scott, Founder and Principal, Commercial Mortgage Capital
Sefi Silverstein, Shareholder, Wilkin & Guttenplan P.C.
David A. Simon

Jeffrey D. Spalt, Director and Principal, Dynamic Engineering Consultants, PC
Richard Spengler, Chief Lending Officer and Executive Vice President, Investors Bank
Debra Tantleff, Founding Principal, Tantum Real Estate
Joseph S. Taylor, President and CEO, Matrix Development Group
Finn Wentworth, Founder and Partner, Normandy Real Estate Partners
Maurice Zekaria, President, Paramount Realty Services, Inc.
Ralph Zucker, President, Somerset Development

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About The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School

The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School was established in 2014 as a rising academic program positioned to transform and inspire the next generation of real estate leaders. The Center’s Advisory Board is comprised of the most knowledgeable and successful real estate professionals, in both academic study and in real world practice, and is dedicated to creating and cultivating a collaborative community of industry thought leaders. The Center for Real Estate is establishing and pioneering cross-disciplinary programs around two fundamental real estate challenges – supply chain/industrial real estate and public policy/urban redevelopment – in collaboration with established and renowned Centers already in place at Rutgers University.

About Rutgers Business School

Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick is an integral part of one of the nation's oldest, largest, and most distinguished institutions of higher learning: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, founded 1766. Today, Rutgers Business School is educating more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students at two main campuses in New Jersey as well as satellite locations in Jersey City, Madison, and Singapore. Rutgers has been recognized as providing one of the best return-on-investments in the country for undergraduate students in both Newark (Washington Monthly) and New Brunswick (The Economist). Rutgers MBA program is ranked #7 for the employment rate of its graduates three months after graduation and it was ranked the #39 Part-Time MBA program nationwide according to U.S. News & World Report. The Rutgers Executive MBA program is also highly ranked globally by the Financial TimesBloomberg Businessweek and Wall Street Journal. Established in 1929 and accredited continuously since 1941 by AACSB International, Rutgers Business School is supported by a network of more than 40,000 alumni.



06/01/2015 - 16:00


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