ROI Influencers: Women in Business 2021 — Real estate

The 2021 ROI Influencers: Women in Business list includes eight sector categories. They are another way we can honor the best women in the New Jersey business world.

Tammy Jones (No. 9) appeared in the Top 10.

Lisa Chowansky and Marjorie Perry appeared in the Top 50 (A-HHHI-PQ-Z).

Merissa Buczny
Vice president
New Brunswick Development Corp.
She’s the go-to person behind the scenes on all Devco projects — before and after they open. Major influence on New Brunswick PAC, where she serves as CEO.

Colleen Connolly
Scherer Design Group
Runs a top engineering and consulting firm offering full-service site design to the telecommunications industry — one ready for the 5G revolution.

Kate Gibbs
Deputy director
Engineers Labor Employer Cooperative, ELEC 825
She sits at intersection of organized labor and business, leading economic development by advocating for all types of infrastructure investments. In 2015, she was elected a Burlington County commissioner, becoming the youngest women in the state elected to countywide office.

Marilyn Grabowski
Atlantic Infra
She leads three WBENC-certified construction companies that service the utility industry, including Atlantic Infra, which works to restore potholes for New Jersey’s major utilities.

Wendy Neu
Chair and CEO
Hugo Neu
Outspoken developer of Kearny Point project brings a fresh attitude as a business leader.

Lisa Santaite Ballerini
Montana Construction
Has been in charge of family-owned business for 20 years — and is the current president of N.J. chapter of Professional Women in Construction.

Deb Tantleff
Founding principal
TANTUM Real Estate
She’s one of the most distinctive multifamily developers in the region — and someone who continually gives back in an effort to draw more women into the sector.

Kim Vierheilig
Vice president, managing principal, buildings and places
Top executive in global firm also serves as president of the New Jersey State Board of Architects.

    • For the Top 10, click here.

    • For the rest of the Top 50 (alphabetically), click here (A-HH), here (HI-P) and here (Q-Z). 

    • And click here for 10 legendary business figures.

    • For the other sectors and all of the ROI Influencers: Women in Business, click here.