CAPRE’s Fifth Annual Newark CRE Summit

Speakers and Advisors

Featured Speakers

Jose CruzSenior Managing Director, HFF

Mr. Cruz is a Senior Managing Director in the New Jersey office of HFF (Holliday Fenoglio Fowler) with over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate. He specializes in investment sales in New Jersey, New York State and Connecticut. Over the course of his career, Mr. Cruz has been involved in over $17 billion […] more

Mr. Cruz is a Senior Managing Director in the New Jersey office of HFF (Holliday Fenoglio Fowler) with over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate. He specializes in investment sales in New Jersey, New York State and Connecticut. Over the course of his career, Mr. Cruz has been involved in over $17 billion […] more

Carmelo G GarciaDeputy Mayor - Economic & Housing Development, City of Newark

Carmelo Garcia is the Executive Vice President and Chief Real Estate Officer of Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (Newark CEDC), which serves as the primary economic development agency for New Jersey’s largest city. To this position, he brings nearly two decades of experience in banking, real estate, public service, community development, long-range strategy, and crisis […] more

Carmelo Garcia is the Executive Vice President and Chief Real Estate Officer of Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (Newark CEDC), which serves as the primary economic development agency for New Jersey’s largest city. To this position, he brings nearly two decades of experience in banking, real estate, public service, community development, long-range strategy, and crisis […] more

Alexander HeilChief Economist, Port Authority of NY & NJ

Alexander Heil: Dr. Alexander Heil is the chief economist of the planning and regional development department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, providing strategic leadership on regional economic issues to the agency. He is responsible for developing and managing the agency’s economic research and analysis agenda; helping to ensure that the agency’s […] more

Alexander Heil: Dr. Alexander Heil is the chief economist of the planning and regional development department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, providing strategic leadership on regional economic issues to the agency. He is responsible for developing and managing the agency’s economic research and analysis agenda; helping to ensure that the agency’s […] more

Barbara E. KauffmanExecutive Vice President & COO, Newark Regional Business Partnership

As Executive Vice President and COO of the Newark Regional Business Partnership, Barbara plays a leadership role in branding the organization and fulfilling its role as “business concierge” for NRBP members and professionals. Barbara is adept at assisting members on an individual basis by providing access to resources that help businesses succeed. She employs creative […] more

As Executive Vice President and COO of the Newark Regional Business Partnership, Barbara plays a leadership role in branding the organization and fulfilling its role as “business concierge” for NRBP members and professionals. Barbara is adept at assisting members on an individual basis by providing access to resources that help businesses succeed. She employs creative […] more

Frank PintoPrincipal, Hospitality Innovations/Redd's Biergarten

Frank Pinto worked in restaurants, bars and banquet halls throughout his high school and college years. Frank spent time with Dan Palsi during his Culinary Institute of America Externship in Munich, Germany and also fell in love the with country, its culture and people. Frank earned an MBA after graduating college and has held a […] more

Frank Pinto worked in restaurants, bars and banquet halls throughout his high school and college years. Frank spent time with Dan Palsi during his Culinary Institute of America Externship in Munich, Germany and also fell in love the with country, its culture and people. Frank earned an MBA after graduating college and has held a […] more

Ron SimonciniPresident, Axiom Communications

Axiom Communications is a full service marketing and public relations firm that was founded in 1999 by Ron Simoncini and is located in Rutherford, NJ. Axiom specializes in place-based marketing, providing a broad spectrum of services to clients in the real estate, economic development and travel and tourism spaces. Through its Axiom Media Service, Axiom […] more

Axiom Communications is a full service marketing and public relations firm that was founded in 1999 by Ron Simoncini and is located in Rutherford, NJ. Axiom specializes in place-based marketing, providing a broad spectrum of services to clients in the real estate, economic development and travel and tourism spaces. Through its Axiom Media Service, Axiom […] more

David WolfeManaging Partner, Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C.

Mr. Wolfe is the Managing Partner in the Property Tax Department at Skoloff & Wolfe, PC, where he focuses his practice on representing taxpayers in significant real estate tax appeals and property tax related matters. He has extensive experience in all types of property tax appeals, including hotel, multi-family, retail, office, and industrial properties. Mr. […] more

Mr. Wolfe is the Managing Partner in the Property Tax Department at Skoloff & Wolfe, PC, where he focuses his practice on representing taxpayers in significant real estate tax appeals and property tax related matters. He has extensive experience in all types of property tax appeals, including hotel, multi-family, retail, office, and industrial properties. Mr. […] more

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