ROI Influencers: Real Estate 2020 (Construction)

Wendy Andrew-Doele
Studio director
When the office of the future became the office of now, Gensler was ready to adjust — helping to create hybrid workspaces that rely on technology and put safety first.

Chris Cornick
Director of business development
Global construction management and general contracting firm is active in virtually all sectors. Firm, which has been in Jersey for 50 years, has been headquartered in Newark since 2019.

David Gockel
CEO and president
The engineering and environmental company is known around the globe from its Parsippany headquarters, where it maintains a strong presence — and influence — in the state.

Joe Jingoli
He’s a builder, owner, developer, philanthropist — doing business in a number of sectors. Jingoli is eligible for just about any list, and a perfect match for this one.

Greg Lalevee
Business manager, vice president of general executive board
IUOE 825
There are a lot of union reps we could have on this list. Lalevee gets the edge because he always makes sure 825 participates as a key economic development force.

Dean Marchetto
Founding principal
Marchetto Higgins Stieve
He and his firm have orchestrated award-winning architectural, planning and design services for residential and mixed-use developments across the state. They are a go-to source for many.

David Minno
Principal and co-founder
Minno & Wasko
His name always is one of the first to come up when you ask developers and elected officials to name the best design firms in the state. Strong reputation is well-earned.

Marjorie Perry
CEO and president
MZM Construction & Management
A force in the male-dominated construction sector — as well as a top influencer at her alma mater, New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she is on the board of overseers.

Kevin Polston
Project executive
Oversees Riverton in Sayreville, a $2.5 billion, mixed-use project that will reclaim 400 acres of New Jersey’s industrial waterfront, creating the first public access in more than a century. The project, planned to include 4 million square feet of commercial space as well as 2,000 residential units, is expected to open its first phase in 2022, following more than a decade of environmental remediation.

Lloyd Rosenberg; Fran Reiner
CEO; Senior urban designer
DMR Architects
Perhaps an overdue honor for a firm that is busy with commercial projects as well as municipal work around the state.

Frank Spencer
General vice president
United Brotherhood of Carpenters
Having one of the top national union guys from the one of the most important unions related to construction live in your state is a big help when it comes to pushing projects forward.

Kim Vierheilig
Vice president, managing principal, buildings and places
Another one of the global firms in New Jersey that makes sure it maintains influence throughout the state. Vierheilig is a big key to these efforts.

Ed Walsh
The Walsh Co.
As well-connected as anyone in the industry, his new company, launched last fall, specializes in project management and construction.

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