2023 NAIOP New Jersey Committees
More than 250 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, North Jersey Transportation Planning 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 Projects, including 1 Million Meals for NJ, our summer volunteer days at Food Banks, and the Developing Leaders' projects. 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: Kevin Dunshee, Solar Landscape; Monica Casiello, US Title Solutions; and Kelsey Nakamura, JLL. Staff Contact: Ernest Landante.
Plans programs, professional development and membership benefits exclusively for Developing Leaders, including Mixers, Evening with a Legend dinners, sporting events, and Community Action projects. Chairs: Nick Williams, Solar Landscape; Andrew Chun, Langan; and Bridget Wilcox, G.S. Wilcox. Staff Contact: Donna Laterza
Programs & Education Committee
Identifies the education needs of members and plans timely and relevant Industry Insights Dinner programs, and Building a Better NJ Series seminars that offer continuing education credits whenever possible. Meets approximately every other month. Co-Chairs: Joseph Galley of GZA GeoEnvironmental, and Levi Kelman of Blue Onyx. Staff Contact: Ayisha Miles.
Plans, solicits tickets & sponsorships for and helps on the night of the Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala. Meets seasonally. Co-Chairs: Rob Kossar of JLL, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno of Connell Foley, and Peter Cocoziello, Jr. of Advance Realty. Staff Contact: Donna Laterza.
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: Terry Armstrong, Elberon Development Group, and Jay Rhatican, Hartz Mountain Industries. Staff Contact: Donna Laterza.
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. Chairs: DIana Buongiorno of CSG Law, and Nick Racioppi of Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti. Staff Contacts: Michael McGuinness and Ernest Landante.
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: Keith Lieberman of T&M Associates, and Gary S. Forshner, Law Office of Gary S. Forshner. Staff contacts: Michael McGuinness and Ernest Landante.
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: Wes Wilcox, G.S. Wilcox, and Terry Armstrong, Elberon Development. Staff Contact: Donna Laterza.
Reserved for principal members who contribute to DPAC (Developers Political Action Committee) at the maximum level. Chair: Gene Diaz, Prism Capital Partners. Staff Contact: Michael McGuinness.
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 every other month. Co-Chairs: Emily Lamond of Cole Schotz, and Brad Vander Vliet of Crow Holdings. Staff Contacts: Michael McGuinness and Ernest Landante.