ROI Influencers: Real Estate 2020 (Icons)

Marc Berson
Founder, chair
The Fidelco Group
Longtime developer, business leader and philanthropist remains as busy as ever, as recent groundbreaking for freezer warehouse in Elizabeth illustrates.

Omar Boraie
Founder, chairman
Boraie Development
He has turned the day-to-day running of the family business over to his sons and daughter, but you can be sure the self-made man keeps a firm eye on the goings-on — and has no desire to retire.

Bob Donnelly
Executive vice chairman
Cushman & Wakefield
A legendary figure in the industry, he still works as an office broker for some of the biggest buildings in the area, including the M Station project in Morristown.

Carl Goldberg
Managing member
Canoe Brook Management
Boutique firm is one of the leaders in luxury apartment rentals, and, while Goldberg still is firmly in control, he also is known for his efforts as a mentor and thought leader.

Jon Hanson
The Hampshire Cos.
A legend in the industry, Hanson carries a gravitas that is acknowledged by all — and a work ethic that is matched by few. Hampshire remains active in the key sectors of multifamily and industrial — especially self-storage — and he remains a key figure in helping Stockton University expand in Atlantic City.

Charles Kushner
Kushner Cos.
Was instrumental in finally settling the lengthy dispute with Jersey City over One Journal Square, which the firm believes will be a transformative project.

Murray Kushner
The KRE Group
He continues to be influential at the Kushner Real Estate Group, which he founded in 1970, though his son, Jonathan Kushner, controls the day-to-day operations.

David Mandelbaum
General partner
Interstate Properties
He’s a legendary figure in so many ways, having served as general partner of Interstate Properties since 1968, a trustee of Vornado Realty since 1979 and director of Alexander’s since 1995.

Andy Merin
Vice chairman
Cushman & Wakefield
Continues to be a major player and the leader of the capital markets team at C&W. Showing no signs of slowing down. His New Jersey capital markets team at C&W continues to rattle off high-profile deals, even during the pandemic.

Gus Milano
President and chief operating officer
Hartz Mountain
Milano is keeping Hartz Mountain active up and down the East Coast, as evidenced by its ongoing transformation of Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken and the opening of a 300,000-square-foot Amazon sorting site in Maryland.

Steve Pozycki
Founder, chairman and CEO
SJP Properties
Remains active throughout the state and region. Latest of many projects is M Station in Morristown, which will be one of the final pieces connecting the train station to the Green.

David Simson
Vice chairman and chief operating officer
One of the leading brokers/advisers in the state, he has advised many of the largest corporations and owners, as well as served as leasing agent for more than 200 million square feet of prime real estate.

Joe Taylor
CEO and president
Matrix Development Group
A longtime leader in the warehouse and e-commerce sectors, Matrix just announced Amazon is taking a third spot in its Global Logistics Park in Staten Island.

Finn Wentworth; David Welsh
Founders and partners
Senlac Ridge Partners

Longtime partners, who recently sold Normandy Real Estate Partners, describe Senlac as a firm positioned to directly acquire real estate assets and undertake entity-level investments in select urban and transit-oriented markets.

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