Committees

Committees

Communications

The team works to develop positive exposure and awareness about the chapter by taking photos at events, writing event recaps for the website and newsletter, and utilizing social media.


Chair

Banafsheh Soltani, AECOM
Veronica Stampfl, Dauphin

Volunteers

Therese O’Brian, Newmark Associates
Matt Negron, Dauphin
Kelley Douglass, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Julie May, Allsteel Gunlocke
Sonya Verny, Mace Group
Kevin Sullivan, Real Estate
Jill Baron, Xylem
Andrew Kolen, Cresa


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Active members of the New Jersey Chapter will tell you that peer-to-peer networking and gaining value from the chapter starts at the committee level. There are many opportunities to participate no matter how much (or how little) time you have to give, so please fill out the volunteer form and contact us to get started!

Education

The team provides engaging and industry relevant speakers at a variety of venues in support of professional development for chapter members. To do this they need help identifying and securing speakers, developing topics for sessions, and all the aspects of meeting planning for the events.

Co-Chairs

Jennifer Lloyd, Audible
Shane Whelan, KBA Lease Services, Co-Chair

Volunteers

Kelcia Azevedo, Standard Chartered Bank
Karen Ehrenworth, Verizon
Mohammed Shehzad, Atriade
Jeff Weidenborner, Tenant Fusion

Banafsheh Soltani, AECOM
Rachel Lambrecht, UL
Mike Nieliwodski, CBRE

Greg Angelillo, JAG Advisory Services
Andrew Kolen, Cresa

Stephen Blau, CFI, Executive Oversight 

Membership

This committee helps grow the chapter by identifying new members (both end users and service providers), while retaining existing members.

Co-Chairs

Brent Kozlowski, Commercial Furniture Interiors
Dan Grant, ENV


Volunteers

Nicolas DeCotiis, JLL
Robert Zuffi, RDA

Erick Paley, Foundation Title
Steve Rinn, American Properties
Brooke Dubinski, Turner Construction Company, Executive Oversight

Sponsorship

This committee is responsible for identifying people and companies interested in sponsoring chapter events and promoting their firm.

Co-Chairs

Christie Mullen, Structure Tone
Lisa Brinkman, JLL

Special Events

This energetic and creative group plans all the fun social events such as the Summer Social, networking happy hours and more.

Co-Chairs

Michael Blau, CFI
Steve Chemi, Sweetwater Construction Corp.


Volunteers

Melissa Strickland, HLW
Stephen Blau, CFI, Executive Oversight

Young Leaders

This group is focused on identifying potential members new to the industry (35 years old and younger) to help them get a jump start on their professional development while establishing a forum for continuing education, mentoring and social networking.

Co-Chairs

Maria Grace Iantosca, Cushman & Wakefield

Justin Brzostowski, AIS


Volunteers

Justin Brzostowski, AIS
Allie Edelman, CBRE
Tyler Conley, Turner Construction 

Jodie Matthews, JLL - Advisor
Caitlin Bakofsky, HLW



Women's Group

This group is dedicated to providing networking opportunities and programs specific to women in the Corporate Real Estate industry. Our goal is to elevate women in Corporate Real Estate through engagement, empowerment and education.

Co-Chairs

Tami Pegos, Gensler
Alex Goggin, Century Carpet


Volunteers

Beth O'Brien, Allsteel / Gunlocke
Lisa Brinkman, JLL
Erin Pollex, Interface
Mary Beth Sullivan, Teknion

Dana Nalbantian, Gensler, Executive Oversight


Community Outreach

This committee is responsible for creating meaningful opportunities for chapter members to give back to the community.

Co-Chairs

Andrea Megnin, JLL
Perry Cirigliano, Patcraft

Volunteers

James Brandt, AMA Consulting Engineers
Gary Marx, BlueCap Economic Advisors, LLC
Tom McGovern, Realogy
Dan Grant, ENV
Kelcia Azevedo, Standard Chartered Bank
Ava Mendes, Standard Chartered Bank
Jill Baron, Xylem
Andrew Kolen, Cresa

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

This Committee 1) is a DEI advisory resource for the chapter leadership and committees through training, planning and programing/speaker referrals; 2) shares the corporate real estate profession with diverse student groups through speaking engagements and possibly facilitating internships; and 3) hosts DEI workshops and awareness events.


Co-Chairs

Lizzie Archer, FCA Architects
Kristine Hurlbut, Denholtz

 

Volunteers

Tim Flannery, KI
Steve Rinn, American Properties
Leslie Cook, GTL
Karen Kransnomowitz, Creative Office Resources
Priya Sood, Holt Construction
Deborah Stoller, Deloitte
Pay Wu, MWBE Unite, Inc.