ROI Influencers: Real Estate 2020 (Banking and finance)

Margaret Anadu; Sherry Wang
Partner; Managing director
Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group
When we come out of the pandemic, and the urban centers face a crisis in capital, Anadu and Wang will be key players in Newark.

Tom Comiskey
Regional president
M&T Bank
M&T was one of the market leaders in helping businesses get Paycheck Protection Program loans; under Comiskey’s guidance, it will be a market leader in businesses rebuilding post-pandemic.

Alberto Garofalo
Market leader
Bank of America
He took over as the head of the state’s biggest bank just before the pandemic hit. Garofalo’s deep commitment to small business and underserved communities will serve BofA well.

Chris Maher
The merger with Sun Bank a few years back continues to pay dividends for South Jersey businesses; Maher is helping OceanFirst gain market share and increase its impact in the region.

Jon Mikula
Senior managing director
He is an annual member of these lists for one important reason: Few are better than Mikula at helping deals get the financing they need to reach the finish line.

Jeff Sica
Founder and CEO
Circle Squared Alternative Investments
He continues to provide funding that helps projects across the state get to the finish line — something that only will grow in need and importance as we navigate business in a pandemic.

Walter Sierotko
Chief lending officer
Provident Bank
Community banks have been key players in handling business needs during the pandemic. Sierotko assures that few do it better — or have more impact — than Provident.

Frank Sorrentino
Chair and CEO
When you ask developers which banks are key to providing financing, ConnectOne and Sorrentino always are one of the first ones mentioned.

Rich Spengler
Executive vice president and chief lending officer
Investors Bank
Spengler and Investors epitomize what the state needs more of: Lenders who have made building New Jersey their top priority.

Gretchen Wilcox
CEO and president
G.S. Wilcox & Co.
When it’s time to arrange financing in challenging times, you go to the firms with time
tested reputations — that’s why Wilcox has continued to be a strength for the state’s business community.

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