2014 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: Dani El-Haj, The Bank of Woodbridge, 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: Matt Schlindwein, F. Greek Development 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: Ben Sgambati, Marcus & Millichap and Kim Brennan, Cushman & Wakefield. Staff Contacts: Bonnie Sovinee and Kate O'Kane.
Energy & Sustainability Committee
Monitors legislative, regulatory and code actions, and incentive programs. Reviews legislative and rule proposals for industry impact and recommends appropriate action. Assists with planning of education programs.
Co-Chairs: Seth Adler, Adler Development, and Jamie Hahn, Solis Partners. Staff contacts: Michael McGuinness and Barbara Morford.
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., David Gockel, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, and Jonathan Meisel, Jones Lang LaSalle. Staff Contact: Bonnie Sovinee
Plans, solicits sponsors and auction donations for and volunteers at the NAIOP NJ Annual Golf Classic.
Co-Chairs: Gretchen Wilcox, G.S. Wilcox & Co., Doug Ewertsen, Wells Fargo, and Sam Higgins, M&T Bank. 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: Jack Fersko, Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, and David Gordon, Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer. Staff Contact: Michael McGuinness
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: Michael Donohue, Mountain Development Corp. and Richard Goldman, Drinker Biddle & Reath. Staff contacts: Michael McGuinness & Barbara Morford
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: George Livanos, Sax Macy Fromm & Co., PC and Nick Rotonda, T&M Associates. 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: Omer Ahmed, Russo Development and Susan Karp, Cole Schotz Meisel Forman & Leonard. Staff Contacts: Michael McGuinness & Barbara Morford