ROI Influencers: Power List 2021 — Real Estate

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Dave Barry
Ironstate Development Corp.

Longtime Hoboken and Jersey City developer has exciting projects in Newark and Montclair.

Adenah Bayoh
Adenah Bayoh and Cos.

Her variety of interests (restaurants, housing) — and efforts in a variety of underserved communities — make her a regular on these lists and an inspiration to others.

Marc Berson
Founder & chair
Fidelco Group

Longtime developer, business leader and philanthropist remains as busy as ever, as recent groundbreaking for freezer warehouse in Elizabeth illustrates.

Omar Boraie; Wasseem Boraie
Chairman; Vice president
Boraie Development

New Brunswick-based firm is steady and precise in all of its projects.

Peter Cocoziello
Founder & CEO
Advance Realty

Industry veteran ensuring company remains active in various parts of the state.

Ed Cohen; Gene Diaz
Prism Capital Partners

Involved in a lot of areas, but ON3 project remains the major focus.

MaryAnne Gilmartin
Interim CEO
Mack-Cali Realty Corp.

She says she’s not in the job for the long haul — but that doesn’t mean she won’t make some major moves.

Jimmy Hanson; Jon Hanson
CEO; Founder & chairman
The Hampshire Cos.

One of the first families of the real estate scene continues to take on projects of all sizes.

Charles Kushner
Kushner Cos.

Massive legal battle over mixed-use project at Journal Square is finally over.

Jonathan Kushner
Kushner Real Estate Group

KRE is active everywhere, proving it is comfortable in both urban and suburban settings.

Ron Ladell
Senior vice president
AvalonBay Communities

A prolific developer, he’s a no-brainer for lists such as these.

Jamie LeFrak; Harrison LeFrak
Vice chairmen

After three-plus decades, Jamie and Harrison LeFrak are leading Newport into its next phase, furthering the LeFrak and Simon vison of creating a world-class mixed-use community that is vibrant and diverse.

Jeff Milanaik
Bridge Development Partners

Continues to be the top industrial developer in the area, dominating the hottest sector of the industry.

Sam Morreale
Founder and managing partner
Vision Real Estate Partners

Longtime, prolific suburban developer in Morris County started to unveil some of its urban efforts with 1776 on the Green earlier this year.

Jack Morris
Edgewood Properties

Partnership in casino project in Long Island is just the latest venture for a developer who always is on the lookout for new opportunities.

Wendy Neu
Chairman & CEO
Hugo Neu

Neu is actively speaking out on more issues (including a need for businesses to support sustainability efforts) while her Kearny Point project adjusts to pandemic workplace needs.

Steve Pozycki
Founder and CEO
SJP Properties

Recent groundbreaking of M Station project in Morristown shows SJP remains a driving force in the office market.

Ed Russo
Russo Development

He is doing projects with many of the developers on this list — commercial and residential — which is just one of the reasons he has the biggest multifamily pipeline in state.

John Saraceno (T-#21); Jonathan Schultz (T-#21)
Onyx Equities

Some firms pulled back during COVID-19; Onyx is moving forward in a big way.

Jay Sugarman
Chair & CEO
iStar Inc.

Firm dominates Asbury Park, spearheading an economic renaissance that is helping to accelerate investment across the entire city.

Deb Tantleff
Founding principal

Viewed as an inspiration for women in the business, and a thought leader, but her work — such as the Element in Red Bank — speaks for itself.

Joe Taylor
Matrix Development

Longtime leader in the warehouse and e-commerce sectors continues to set the pace in the state.

Ralph Zucker
Somerset Development 

Veteran developer continues to be active across the state. Projects like Somerville Station show Zucker’s depth beyond the landmark Bell Works.