NAIOP NJ Milestones
Anne Evans Estabrook is the first woman to Chair National NAIOP. Tom Michnewicz leads the NJ Chapter. The Redevelopment Area & Revenue Allocation District Financing Act facilitates development of much-needed infrastructure in older communities & cities. NAIOP members respond with financial aid & space for emergency operations after the September 11 attacks. Community Action volunteers refurbish Fred “Coach” Shield Memorial Park in Harrison and Thomas Mundy Peterson Park in Perth Amboy.
Alex Klatskin is President. The Business Employment Incentive Program expands companies that qualify for incentives for bringing jobs to NJ. Governor McGreevey’s “Big Red Map” (which designated 75% of NJ off limits for development), is scrapped. The first printed Membership Directory is published. Community Action projects are completed in Asbury Park (Pocket Park) and Paterson (Vreeland Park).
Mark Yeager is President of the NJ Chapter, and Joe Taylor chairs NAIOP National. Membership passes 500. Innocent Purchaser Liability Protection is law. Efforts to eliminate the Uniformity Clause (to shift a greater tax burden to nonresidential property) are defeated. The new Under 40 Club presages Developing Leaders. NAIOP volunteers tackle Peace Playground in Newark, and Breunig Ave. Park in Trenton. The first President’s Awards Dinner honors members for service to the association.
Allen Magrini is President. “Prescription for Prosperity” campaign wins NAIOP’s Best Public Affairs Program award, Magrini wins Chapter President of the Year award. The first Leadership Planning session with Officers & Committee Chairs is held. Lifetime Achievement Honoree Ike Heller gives an unforgettable speech at the Gala. NAIOP’s final playground project is Burgess Memorial Park in Irvington, as the Great Recession forces a change in direction with a Coat Drive for the Salvation Army in 2008.
Jeff Milanaik is President. NAIOP gets anew logo and branding. The Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Program begins. The Economic Stimulus Act of 2009 expands business incentives & suspends non-residential COAH fees. First Developing Leaders Mixer is held in Hoboken, and NJ’s 40th Anniversary is celebrated at the 2010 President’s Awards Dinner. NAIOP plays a key role in the Christie Transition. The WeekEnder Brief wins NAIOP’s Best Publication award.
Members volunteer with 300 New Brunswick
school kids to collect 2.26 tons of litter and teach them about CRE careers over a pizza lunch. New Jersey wins Chapter of the Year. The all-new NAIOPNJ.org goes live in April, 2010.
Membership tops 600. George Sowa is
President, and Alex Klatskin chairs NAIOP Corporate. Time of Application law ensures that development regulations in effect on the date of submission govern review of that application. DCA adopts Plan Release with Conditions, expanding Minor Work to include alterations & renovations, allowing for faster tenant fit-ups in commercial buildings. NAIOP’s partnership with the Community FoodBank of NJ begins, the association presents the first program (on Social Media) offering CEUs for NJ licensed brokers, and the new Hall of Fame welcomes its first members. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the NJ Chapter responds to urgent requests from PSE&G, the Red Cross and tenants for warming and feeding centers, and temporary space.