2018 NAIOP New Jersey Committees

More than 200 NAIOP New Jersey members serve in one or more volunteer roles. Join a committee and work with some of the most respected experts in our industry!

“I was honored to have received the Volunteer of the Year Award and to be part of some of the wonderful work that NAIOP undertakes.  Everyone pulls together to offer outstanding educational events, meaningful dialogue, and opportunities to highlight the remarkable projects undertaken in New Jersey.  It is always a pleasure to work with everyone!” – Anne Strauss-Wieder, Northern NJ Transportation Authority.

Committees are open to all members in good standing*. To volunteer, contact designated staff.

Community Action Project Committee

New Volunteers Welcome! The CAP Committee helps to raise funds, in-kind materials and services, and recruit volunteers for NAIOP New Jersey's annual Community Action Project.  Usually holds one meeting in the first quarter, then holds conference calls leading up to the summer volunteer day at the Community Food Bank of NJ. Chairs: Kate Orlando of Dartcor Food Service and Carlos Torres, Turner Construction. Staff Contact: Barbara Morford

Developing Leaders Committee

Plans programs, professional development and membership benefits exclusively for Developing Leaders, including Mixers, Evening with a Legend dinners, sporting events, and Community Action projects. Chair: Michael Oliver of HFF and Zach LaMotta of The Stro Companies. Staff Contact: Bonnie Sovinee.

Programs & Education Committee

Identifies the education needs of members and plans timely and relevant Chapter Dinner programs, and Professional Development Series seminars that offer continuing education credits whenever possible. Meets approximately every other month. Co-Chairs:  Erica Godun of Ware Malcomb Architects and Brian Golden of JLL. Staff Contact: Jennifer Hartigan.

Gala Committee

Plans, solicits tickets & sponsorships for and helps on the night of the Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala.  Meets seasonally. Co-Chairs: Kim Brennan of Colliers International, Sam Morreale of Vision Real Estate Partners, and Gene Preston of Dermody. Staff Contact: Bonnie Sovinee

Golf Committee

Plans, solicits sponsors and auction donations for and volunteers at the NAIOP NJ Annual Golf Classic.  Meets once at the course, then via conference call leading up to the September Golf Classic. Co-Chairs:  Scott Belfer of CBRE and Jeffrey Greif of First American Title Insurance Company Direct Operations . Staff Contact: Bonnie Sovinee.

Legal Action Committee

Monitors court actions for industry impact, reviews legal action requests and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Read more about our Legal Action Guidelines. Meets as needed.  Co-Chairs: Susan Karp of Sills Cummis & Gross, and Peter Zipp of Zipp Tannenbaum & Caccaveli. Staff Contacts:  Michael McGuinness and Barbara Morford

Legislative Committee

Reviews legislation to assess industry impact, recommends positions on bills and suggests legislative action consistent with NAIOP New Jersey's public policy priorities. Members give expert testimony in Trenton. Meets four to five times annually. Co-Chairs: David Avery of Belle Associates and Bob Goldsmith of Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis. Staff contacts: Michael McGuinness and Barbara Morford.   

Membership Committee

Develops strategies for attracting and retaining members. Follows up leads with personal contacts and invites prospects to join. Hosts New Member Orientation Receptions throughout the year. Co-Chairs: Stacey Weinberg Kierman of Federal Business Centers and Kelsey Nakamura of Cushman & Wakefield. Staff Contact: Bonnie Sovinee.

Public Affairs Committee

Reserved for principal members who contribute to DPAC (Developers Political Action Committee) at the maximum level. Chairs: Ed Russo, Russo Development and Eric Witmondt, Woodmont Properties. DPAC Chairs: Peter Visceglia, Federal Business Centers, and Alan Lambiase, River Terminal Development. Staff Contact: Michael McGuinness.

Regulatory Affairs Committee

Monitors and reviews regulatory proposals, executive orders and other administrative decisions by state, regional and federal agencies. Recommends appropriate action consistent with NAIOP New Jersey's Public Policy Priorities, assists with the preparation of comments, plans annual Regulatory Update Seminar. Meets eery other month. Co-Chairs: Michael Seeve of Mountain Development Corp. and Irene Kropp of Langan Engineering & Environmental Services. Staff Contacts: Michael McGuinness and Barbara Morford.


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