Industry Professionals Will Discuss NJ’s Changing Landscape for Developers

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – On Monday, March 18, 2013, the Industrial and Office Brokers Association of the New York Metropolitan Area (IOREBA), will host the 21st annual Office “Developers Night” event at the Marriott at Glenpointe Hotel in Teaneck, NJ. The event begins with a cocktail hour from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner and panel of speakers.

“The annual office developer’s night is one of the industry’s most highly anticipated events and this year’s topic is ‘NJ’s Changing Landscape for Developers’,” stated W. Joshua Levering, SIOR, 2012-2013 president of IOREBAand senior vice president of NAI/James E. Hanson. “This year we’ve arranged for some of New Jersey’s most impressive executives to lend their expertise about the state of the market in commercial real estate development in our state. We look forward to an exciting and informative evening, and engaging with our colleagues at this important event,” Levering added.

The panelists for the evening include moderator, David Simson, vice chairman and chief operating officer, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank; Jeffrey M. Schotz, executive vice president of leasing and marketing, SJP Properties; Michael Allen Seeve, president and principal, Mountain Development Corp.; Todd M. Anderson, executive vice president and principal, The Hampshire Companies; Andrew Merin, vice chairman of capital markets, Cushman & Wakefield of NJ; and Jeff Milanaik, principal, CrownPoint Group.

Simson is an industry veteran, and for the past 32 years, has advised a myriad of corporations and owners in strategic planning to meet their real estate goals and objectives. He is recognized as a leading exclusive tenant representative and has exclusively represented landlords garnering lease and investment sales deals in excess of 200 million square feet of prime office space.

At SJP Properties, Schotz oversees the leasing and marketing activities for the company’s multi-million square-foot portfolio of Class A office buildings and build-to-suit properties in suburban New Jersey and New York City. Throughout his 33-year career he has been responsible for leasing more than 20 million square feet of transactions for many of the world’s premier corporations.

Seeve manages Mountain Development Corp.’s diverse collection of primarily commercial, retail and industrial assets, which total approximately six million square feet spanning five states. He is the current president of the NJ Chapter of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP).

Anderson has been with The Hampshire Companies since 2005. He provides oversight of the valuation and growth of the Institutional Fund Platform, including the supervision of the Fund’s valuation methodology and tracking of the Fund’s key performance indicators. Additionally, Mr. Anderson is a member of the Acquisitions Team and is a member of the Investment Committee. Previously, he was a senior director at CB Richard Ellis, as well as an asset manager at Equity Office Properties Trust where he was responsible for over 2.3 million square feet of institutional real estate in downtown Los Angeles.
Merin heads the investment sales group at Cushman & Wakefield and most recently served as a member of the firm’s board of directors and a member of the audit committee. Since 2000, the firm’s metropolitan area investment sales team, with Merin at the helm, has closed in excess of 250 transactions totaling $13 billion.

Milanaik, after 26 years with Heller Industrial Parks, recently started his own business CrownPoint Group. Jeff will oversee the business with an eye toward developing and repositioning undervalued assets in northern New Jersey with plans to expand into suburban New York and Pennsylvania.

Pre-register for this event online at The cost is $95 for IOREBA members and $140 for non-members. After March 14th, event registration for members is $110 for IOREBA members and $150 for non-members. Sponsorship and display tables are available for this event, and include two dinner tickets. For more information about the event or to sponsor the event, contact Geoffrey Schubert at, or W. Joshua Levering at or Ann Violette at

With roots dating back to 1927, IOREBA is one of the nation’s largest regional commercial real estate groups, growing to more than 300 members conducting business in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. The organization is continually expanding its offerings, designing more useful programs, and teaming with co-hosts for several events to improve the networking environment. For more information about IOREBA, visit or contact Ann Violette at