Welcome to the New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP, the commercial real estate development association.         
2015 NAIOP New Jersey Committees

More than 200 NAIOP New Jersey members serve in one or more volunteer roles.

“I am honored to have received the 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award and to be part of some of the wonderful work that NAIOP undertakes.  Everyone pulls together to offer outstanding educational events, meaningful dialogue, and opportunities to highlight the remarkable projects undertaken in New Jersey.  It is always a pleasure to work with everyone!” – Anne Strauss-Wieder, A. Strauss-Wieder, Inc.

Committees are open to all members in good standing*. To volunteer, contact designated staff.

Community Action Project Committee

New Volunteers Welcome! The CAP Committee helps to raise funds, in-kind materials and services, and recruit volunteers for NAIOP New Jersey's annual Community Action Project

Co-Chairs: Jon Mikula, HFF, and Lauren Richter, The Rockefeller Group. Staff Contact:  Barbara Morford

Developing Leaders Committee

Plans programs, professional development and membership benefits exclusively for Developing Leaders.

Co-Chairs: Brian Golden, Prologis and David Avery, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation. Staff Contact: Bonnie Sovinee.

Programs & Education Committee

Identifies the education needs of members and plans timely and relevant Chapter Meeting programs, and educational seminars that offer continuing education credits whenever possible. 

Co-Chairs:  Peter Cocoziello, Jr., Advance Realty, and Kim Brennan, Colliers International. Staff Contacts: Bonnie Sovinee and Kevin Sievers.

Gala Committee

Plans, solicits tickets & sponsorships for and helps on the night of the Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala.

Co-Chairs: Dave Gibbons, Elberon Development Co., Ed Walsh, Avison Young, and Jonathan Meisel, Jones Lang LaSalle. Staff Contact:  Bonnie Sovinee

Golf Committee

Plans, solicits sponsors and auction donations for and volunteers at the NAIOP NJ Annual Golf Classic.

Co-Chairs:  Sam Higgins, M&T Bank, Marion Geddes, Ivy Equities and Rob Crespi, Wolff & Samson. Staff Contact: Bonnie Sovinee.

Legal Action Committee

Monitors court actions for industry impact, reviews legal action requests and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Read more about our Legal Action Guidelines.

Co-Chairs: Lydia Stefanowicz, Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, and Russ Bershad, Gibbons Law. Staff Contact: Michael McGuinness

Legislative Committee

Reviews legislation to assess industry impact, recommends positions on bills and suggests legislative action consistent with NAIOP New Jersey's public policy priorities.

Co-Chairs: Alan Lambiase, River Terminal Development Corp., and Richard Goldman, Drinker Biddle & Reath. Staff contacts: Michael McGuinness & Barbara Morford

Membership Committee

Develops strategies for attracting and retaining members. Follows up leads with personal contacts and invites prospects to join. Hosts New Member Orientation Receptions throughout the year.

Co-Chairs: Monica Casiello, US Title Solutions, and Andrew Goetting, Hollister Construction Services. Staff Contact: Bonnie Sovinee.

Public Affairs Committee

Reserved for principal members who contribute to DPAC at the maximum level.

Chair: Gene Preston, Dermody Properties. Vice-Chair: Tom Michnewicz, Somerset Development. Staff Contact: Michael McGuinness

Regulatory Affairs Committee

Monitors and reviews regulatory proposals, executive orders and other administrative decisions by state, regional and federal agencies. Recommends appropriate action consistent with NAIOP New Jersey's Public Policy Priorities, assists with the preparation of comments, plans annual Regulatory Update Seminar.

Co-Chairs: Matt Schlindwein, F. Greek Development, and Susan Karp, Cole Schotz Meisel Forman & Leonard. Staff Contacts: Michael McGuinness & Barbara Morford

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