NAIOP New Jersey Staff & Resource Directory

Michael G. McGuinness, Chief Executive Officer, oversees the daily operations and programs of the association. He works in consultation with the officers and board of trustees to carry out the association's mission. He is a registered legislative agent, directs the advocacy program and manages the Developers Political Action Committee (DPAC). Mike frequently meets with and testifies before New Jersey legislative committees and regulatory agencies on matters of importance to the industrial and commercial real estate development industry.

Ernest Landante, Jr., Director - Policy & Communicationsworks with CEO Mike McGuinness and public affairs consultant Anthony Pizzutillo to craft public policy strategies and messages. He is responsible for all Chapter communications (including newsletters, the WeekEnder Brief, and email communications), public relations and social media. Landante is also the Chapter's webmaster, and he coordinates the annual Community Action project. Ernie is your contact for: the Community Action Project; the Legislative, Legal Action, and Regulatory Affairs Committees; regulatory comments; submission of newsletter articles; subscriptions to The WeekEnder Brief; requests to join our social media groups; NAIOP NJ's YouTube channel; and website content and membership directory.

Donna Laterza, Director of Membership & Special Events, is responsible for all Chapter membership recruitment and retention programs,  special events (the Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala, Golf Outing, President’s Awards Dinner), Developing Leaders events (DL Mixers, “Evening with a Legend” series), and the award-winning Master Sponsors program. Donna is your contact for: membership status, benefits and dues; Corporate Membership; the Gala, Golf, and Membership Committees; new member orientations; Gala awards; and Deal of the Year submissions.

Ayisha Miles, Manager of Programs & Education, is responsible for planning and managing educational programs and the association's continuing education program, certifying programs and speakers, and maintaining continuing education credit records. Ayisha is your contact for speaking opportunities, tours, and continuing education credits for real estate brokers and salespersons, attorneys, professional planners, and architects. Contact Ayisha for updates on the status of certification for NAIOP NJ educational programs, and to register with the Chapter as a certified instructor.

Patricia M. Giaquinto, Executive Assistant & Chapter Administrator, supports CEO Michael McGuinness and manages office operations. She develops operating procedures, keeps the association's master calendar, and provides administrative support to the Developers Political Action Committee. Trish is your contact for: general inquiries; Board of Trustees meetings; calendar of events; DPAC fundraisers; events information;  and Corporate Member Concierge Event Registration.


Government Affairs Consultant: Anthony Pizzutillo, Pizzutillo Public Affairs LLC, 609-452-1500.

Public Relations Consultants: Sandy Crisafulli and Emma Ackel, Caryl Communications, 201-796-7788,

Direct invoice inquires to Pat Hanley, Organizational Services, 201-997-7468.

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