ROI Influencers: Real Estate 2023 — Service Providers

Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi
He’s the chair of the Real Estate Group at CSG — and one of the most versatile attorneys out there. His extensive background spans all asset types.


Executive managing director
Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Co.
In addition to his nationally known site selection ability, Biggins and BLS run Rapid Reshore & Development, which provides expert services for the fast-moving and ultra-important life sciences and biopharma industries.


Director of business development and marketing
U.S. Title Solutions
A beacon in the sector, she insures titles for many of the largest commercial, institutional and industrial projects in New Jersey — and she gives back, serving as a trustee of NAIOP and on the boards of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Atlantic City Arts Foundation and Rutgers University Center for Real Estate.


Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf
He deserves so much credit for getting the Gateway Tunnel project to the finish line as the head of Amtrak — all while serving as one of the most-liked and best-respected lawyers and business leaders in the state.


Co-managing partner
DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Giblin
He helps to manage the day-to-day operations of the firm while serving as one of the top real estate attorneys in the state, overseeing issues involving brownfields, transit-oriented development, opportunity zones, redevelopment of blighted properties and waterfront development.


Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi
A legend in Newark and around the state, he is recognized as a leader in planning, zoning and development law, including tax abatement law.


Partner & co-chair, Redevelopment & Land Use Department
Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP
His practice focuses on redevelopment, downtown and urban revitalization, transit-oriented development, project financing and incentives, sustainable building initiatives and public-private partnerships.


Partner; Trustee
Duane Morris LLP; Regional Plan Association
He advises CEOs, elected officials and agency heads on a broad spectrum of matters involving significant public interests or highly regulated by government agencies.


CHA Partners
Former Murphy administration official has moved to private sector, where he remains a go-to person for getting projects to the finish line.


Fox Rothschild
Co-chair of the Real Estate Department, Klausner always is involved in some of the state’s biggest deals and in talks with many of its most influential players.


Co-chair, Real Estate Department
Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
Highly respected, Levenson handles a broad range of transactions for domestic and international clients, including acquisitions, development and land use projects, company relocations and office and retail leasing. He also proudly serves as a co-chair of the New Jersey-Israel Commission.


Mazawey Vinosky
K&L Gates
A big hire for K&L Gates, the well-respected Mazawey Vinosky will elevate the local commercial real estate efforts in New Jersey with the backing of a highly regarded national (and global) firm.


W. Nevins
Co-chair, real estate and land use
Connell Foley
Mr. Real Estate in Jersey City. McCann has been at the frontline of New Jersey’s legal and political landscape for many years, but has made his mark in Hudson County.


Chris Murphy; Matt Schiller
Murphy Schiller & Wilkes
It’s time to stop calling them an up-and-coming firm. Murphy, Schiller and the rest of the team are major players in Newark and North Jersey.


Managing partner & chief economist
Otteau Group
It’s a line we use every year — and one that always holds true: No one does what he does better. Otteau is the go-to source for evaluation and analysis needed to show any project is worth doing.


Partner & chair of Commercial Real Estate Practice
Scarinci Hollenbeck
Veteran attorney’s vast connections with planners, architects, engineers and others in the game allow him to be a single-contact source for development needs of even the most demanding developer clients.


Phillips Smith
Co-chair, Real Property Group
Gibbons P.C.
An expert at obtaining development and redevelopment approvals for large, mixed-use projects, she specializes in land use, redevelopment, transactional real estate, liquor licensing, affordable housing, environmental permitting and regulatory matters.


Genova Burns
Last year, he was a rising star. This year, he’s arrived. Pizzillo serves clients in all areas of transactional real estate, development and commercial legal issues — and is well versed in public housing issues.


Chair, real estate
Brach Eichler
The real estate industry leader is well known for his business savvy and practical approach to each and every transaction.


Nicholas Racioppi
Partner & chair of Real Estate Group
Riker Danzig
Among numerous accomplishments and distinctions: He is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and serves as pro bono counsel to the Housing Partnership, which provides resources to prospective homebuyers.


Kosi Remy
Head of New Jersey social impact initiatives
Fidelity National Title Insurance Co.
Remy has handled many landmark deals on behalf of several social impact firms, including Goldman Sachs, RWJBarnabas Health, PGIM, New Brunswick Development Corp. and TD+Partners, to name a few.


Partner & chair of Land Use Planning Group
Cooper Levenson
He represents national and local companies and individuals — and is an expert on negotiating agreements with the Economic Development Autority and Casino Reinvestment Development Authority on redevelopment project and property tax incentive agreements.


Jackie Urgo
The Marketing Directors
Under her leadership, the firm cemented its place as one of the preeminent on-site residential marketing, leasing and sales firms in the Northeast.


Frank Vitolo
Sills Cummis & Gross
He has served as lead development counsel for many of the region’s major real estate projects, including the planning and redevelopment of M Station in Morristown.


David Wolfe
Skoloff & Wolfe
He is one of the leading and most highly visible tax appeal lawyers in the state and represents taxpayers, as well as corporate and individual clients, in significant real estate tax matters.


Member & chair, Real Estate Department
Sills, Cummis & Gross
One of the best known and most respected real estate attorneys in the state, he also chairs the firm’s Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Practice Group, assisting developers, hospitals, banks, casinos and other regulated industry clients.

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