Murphy, Fulop among dozens of top leaders speaking at Jersey City Summit for Real Estate

Courtesy photo Sherif M. Abouzied, the founder and managing principal of the Jersey City Summit for Real Estate Investment 2019.

Gov. Phil Murphy, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Economic Development Authority head Tim Sullivan and dozens of top real estate professionals and thought leaders highlight the agenda for next week’s Jersey City Summit for Real Estate Investment 2019.

The event, now in its fifth year, will be held Nov. 18 at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City. It will go from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Former Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, a partner at Connell Foley, will serve as master of ceremonies.

Sherif M. Abouzied, the founder and managing principal of the event, said he feels the summit has become the region’s largest principal-driven real estate summit.

“It’s an annual reunion which brings together nearly a thousand investors, owners, developers and regional stakeholders,” he said. “Industry leaders come every year to hear from the top leadership, including Gov. Murphy and Mayor Fulop.

“It’s a thought leadership and investor outlook forum for folks behind the tri-state’s leading projects and investors across all of the asset classes. It’s grown into a yearly must-attend.”

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Here’s a look at the agenda:

8:25: Welcome remarks
Kim Guadagno, Connell Foley

8:30: Opening remarks
Tim Sullivan, New Jersey Economic Development Authority

8:35-9:20: Mixed-use + retail panel
Moderator: Donald Pepe, Scarinci Hollenbeck

  • Paul Silverman, SILVERMAN
  • Kenneth Pasternak, KABR Group
  • Jose Cruz, JLL Capital Markets
  • Paul Kermizian, Barcade
  • Christ Weilminster, Urban Edge Properties
  • Yair Goldberg, U-tron

9:20-10:05: Multifamily panel
Moderator: Eugene Paolino, Genova Burns

  • Fred Cooper, Toll Brothers
  • Greg Belew, Lennar Multifamily Communities
  • Chris Fogarty, Fogarty Finger Architecture
  • Christopher Albanese, the Albanese Organization
  • Abe Naparstek, Brookfield Properties
  • Dean Marchetto, Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects

10:05-10:30: Mid-morning reception

10:30-10:50: Mayor’s remarks
Mayor Steven Fulop, city of Jersey City
Moderator: W. Nevins McCann, Connell Foley

10:50-11:35: Office panel
Moderator: W. Nevins McCann, Connell Foley

  • Anthony Cammarata Jr., Goldman Sachs
  • Johnathan Schultz, Onyx Equities
  • Robert Naso, BentallGreenOak
  • Andrew Kupiec, Hana
  • Aaron Price, Propelify

11:35-12:20 p.m.: Affordable housing panel
Moderator: Jonathan Gertman, the NRP Group

  • Charles Richman, New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
  • Wayne Meyer, New Jersey Community Capital
  • Edward Martoglio, RPM Development
  • Karim Hutson, Genesis Cos.
  • Councilwoman Joyce Watterman, Jersey City
  • Staci Berger, Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey

12:20-1:30: Lunch

1:30-2:15: Amenities panel
Moderator: David Wolfe, Skoloff & Wolfe

  • Jeremy Kaplan, Kushner Real Estate Group
  • Jonathan Schwartz, BNE Real Estate Group
  • Mitch Bodner, Building & Land Technology
  • Laura Fox, Lyft
  • Russell Tepper, Mill Creek Residential

2:15-3: Emerging neighborhoods panel
Moderator: Mark Devaney, Langan Engineering

  • Sue Henderson, New Jersey City University
  • John Fio Rito, Point Capital Development
  • Jeff Bastow, Claremont Cos.
  • Leslie Anderson, New Jersey Redevelopment Authority
  • Diana Jeffrey, Jersey City Redevelopment Agency

3-3:20: Mid-afternoon reception

3:20-3:40: Governor’s remarks
Gov. Phil Murphy, state of New Jersey

3:40-4:25: 99 Hudson roundtable
Moderator: George L. Garcia, Connell Foley

  • Diana Sung, Perkins Eastman
  • Roland Nader, 99 Hudson LLC
  • Edwin Blanco, 99 Hudson
  • Paris Forino, Paris Farino Interior Design

4:25-4:30: Closing remarks
Annisia Cialone, city of Jersey City

4:30-4:35: Closing chair remarks
Kim Guadagno, Connell Foley

4:35-6: Wrap-up reception