More than 200 NAIOP New Jersey members serve in one or more volunteer roles. Join a committee and work with some of the most respected experts in our industry!
“I was honored to have received the 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, Northern NJ Transportation Authority.
Committees are open to all members in good standing*. To volunteer, contact designated staff.
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. Usually holds one meeting in the first quarter, then holds conference calls leading up to the summer volunteer day at the Community Food Bank of NJ. Co-Chairs: Joe Zagari of Avison Young and Kate Orlando of Dartcor Food Service. Staff Contact: Barbara Morford.
Developing Leaders Committee
Plans programs, professional development and membership benefits exclusively for Developing Leaders, including Mixers, Evening with a Legend dinners, sporting events, and Community Action projects. Chair: Patrick Leary of Gottesman Real Estate and Michael Oliver of HFF. Staff Contact: Bonnie Sovinee.
Identifies the education needs of members and plans timely and relevant Chapter Meeting programs, and educational seminars that offer continuing education credits whenever possible. Meets approximately every other month. Co-Chairs: Erica Godun of Ware Malcomb Architects and Brian Golden of JLL. Staff Contact: Jennifer Hartigan.
Plans, solicits tickets & sponsorships for and helps on the night of the Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala. Meets seasonally. Co-Chairs: Kim Brennan of Colliers International, Ed Walsh of Avison Young, and Seena Stein of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. Staff Contact: Bonnie Sovinee.
Plans, solicits sponsors and auction donations for and volunteers at the NAIOP NJ Annual Golf Classic. Meets once at the course, then via conference call leading up to the September Golf Classic. Co-Chairs: Scott Belfer of CBRE and Jeffrey Greif of First American Title Insurance Company Direct Operations . Staff Contact: Bonnie Sovinee.
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. Meets as needed. Co-Chairs: Lydia Stefanowicz of Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP, and Russ Bershad of Gibbons Law. Staff Contacts: Michael McGuinness and Barbara Morford.
Reviews legislation to assess industry impact, recommends positions on bills and suggests legislative action consistent with NAIOP New Jersey's public policy priorities. Meets four to five times annually. Co-Chairs: David Avery of Belle Associates and Chuck Liebling of Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf. Staff contacts: Michael McGuinness and 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: Stacey Weinberg Kierman of Federal Business Centers and Kelsey Nakamura of Cushman & Wakefield. Staff Contact: Bonnie Sovinee.
Reserved for principal members who contribute to DPAC at the maximum level. Chair: Alan Lambiase of River Terminal Development. Staff Contact: Michael McGuinness.
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. Meets eery other month. Co-Chairs: Michael Seeve of Mountain Development Corp. and Neil Yoskin of Cullen & Dykman LLP. Staff Contacts: Michael McGuinness and Barbara Morford.