ROI Influencers: Real Estate 2023 — Icons

Founder & chair
Fidelco Realty Group
Berson and his Fidelco Realty Group are teaming with Amazon to help bring entrepreneurs to Newark with grants that will allow them to live and work rent-free.


Founder & chairman
Boraie Development
A hall-of-famer in the industry whose reach can be felt throughout the state, but especially in New Brunswick.


Peter Cocoziello
Founder & CEO
Advance Realty
From a huge industrial project in Southern Jersey to a new multifamily effort in Harrison, Cocoziello is as active as ever.


Stacie Curtis
Founder & president
CW Solutions Inc.
Curtis’ success comes after 33 years of real estate experience where she focused on wireless telecommunications and utility projects.


Executive vice chairman
Cushman & Wakefield
A legendary figure in the industry, he remains one of Cushman & Wakefield’s top-performing office brokers globally, and specializes in major corporate advisory, and tenant and landlord representation assignments.


Founder & managing member
Canoe Brook Management
Goldberg has a long history of political and industrywide activism in New Jersey — and has been at the forefront of transit-oriented development.


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.


William Hanson
NAI James E. Hanson
Now in his 30th year as head of the firm, he has hands-on experience in nearly every facet of the business, including sales, leasing, investment strategies, property management and ownership.


George Kimmerle
Founding president & partner
Kimmerle Group
With more than 40 years of diverse industry experience, the registered architect and professional planner is also an adjunct at Rutgers’s Bloustein School of Urban Planning and Public Policy.


Charles Kushner
Kushner Cos.
Head of a family with real estate in its blood, Charles Kushner learned the family business from his father, Joseph, and has been developing property for generations through the company he founded, Kushner Cos., headquartered in Florham Park.


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


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.


President & chief operating officer
Hartz Mountain Industries
Milano has been a presence in the New Jersey commercial real estate market for more than half a century.


CEO & president
Matrix Development Group
Taylor has received countless awards and recognition on behalf of Matrix for his longtime leadership and involvement in more than 20 million square feet of commercial, industrial and residential properties.


David Welsh; Finn Wentworth
Senlac Ridge Partners
A high for a longtime leader in this sector: Wentworth is a recent honoree of the New Jersey Hall of Fame.


Jaime Weiss
Weiss Realty
The Moonachie-based Weiss Realty president has more than 50 years of success in the Meadowlands area with a career marked by passion and hard work.


Zygi Wilf
Garden Commercial Properties
In recent years, the longtime industry legend has been known for two things: Garden apartments throughout the state — and keeping Kirk Cousins as the quarterback of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, which he owns.


Jerry Zaro
Chair, Banking and Real Estate Services Department
Sills, Cummis & Gross
Industry veteran, he has served in a variety of leadership posts in the administrations of the last eight consecutive governors of New Jersey — five Democrats and three Republicans.

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