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Rutgers School of Business – Camden

Theme: Sustainability in Real Estate
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
TRIAD Room (8th Floor)
TRIAD1828 CENTRE (2 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ 08102)

The Rutgers University–Camden Real Estate Symposium (RU CARES) will be held from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. The event will be hosted in-person at the TRIAD1828 Centre (2 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ 08102). Complimentary breakfast and lunch are included.

Join leaders from The Kislak Company, Inc., Toll Brothers, The Michaels Organization, Wawa, Mercer Oak Realty, and ImpactWise LLC, among others, to learn about real estate sustainability and reusability. The format of the event will include a keynote speaker and panel sessions with industry experts and an alumni career panel to discuss opportunities in the market. There will be networking opportunities throughout the day3

8:30 – 9:00 am

Registration, Breakfast, and Networking

8:30 – 9:00 am

9:00 – 9:10 am

Welcome

Dr. Monica Adya
Dean, Rutgers School of Business–Camden

9:00 – 9:10 am

9:10 – 9:45 am

Keynote Address

Jason Pucci, Esq.
CEO, The Kislak Company, Inc.
 

9:10 – 9:45 am

9:45 – 10:35 am

Industry Panel

  • Nick Cangelosi, Senior Vice President, The Michaels Organization
  • Martin Connor, Chief Financial Officer, Toll Brothers
  • Brian Schaller, President, Wawa, Inc.

Moderator: Dr. Richard Michelfelder, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Finance, School of Business–Camden

9:45 – 10:35 am

10:35 – 10:45 am

Coffee Break/Networking

10:35 – 10:45 am

10:45 – 11:35 am

Sustainable Real Estate Panel

  • Aubrey Haines, CEO, Mercer Oak Realty and Managing Partner, Princeton Property Partners
  • Tom Nyquist, Executive Director of Engineering, Princeton University
  • Michael Cosack, Principal, ImpactWise LLC

Moderator: Dr. Kevin Lyons, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Supply Chain Management, Rutgers Business School 

10:45 – 11:35 am

11:35 am – 12:20 pm

Alumni Career Panel

  • Joshua Maiese (SBC ‘18), Senior Loan Officer, Nation One Mortgage
  • Bradly Maine (SBC ‘18), Commercial Portfolio Manager, WSFS Bank
  • Samantha Night (Current Student), Realtor, Weichert Moorestown
  • Octavio Yamamoto (SBC ‘17), Real Estate Agent and Real Estate Investor

Moderator: Ralph Giraud, Instructor of Teaching, Finance, School of Business–Camden 

11:35 am – 12:20 pm

12:20 – 1:30 pm

Lunch and Networking

12:20 – 1:30 pm

Guest Speaker Profiles

Monica Adya, Ph.D., Dean, Rutgers School of Business–Camden

Monica Adya, Ph.D., Dean, Rutgers School of Business–Camden

Dr. Monica Adya is a skilled administrator and a noted scholar in information systems. Her research interests include participation and experiences of girls and women in information technology careers. She also conducts research on decision systems with an emphasis on forecasting support systems. Prior to serving as Dean, Dr. Adya served as Chair of the Management department at Marquette University’s College of Business, where she served on the faculty since 2002. Dr. Adya has received international recognition for her pedagogical innovations. She has served as the Associate Editor for premier journals in her field and has received grants to support her teaching and research from various organizations, such as 3M Foundation and Naval Surface Warfare Center. She received her PhD in Management Information Systems from The Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, an MS in Computer Systems Management from Creighton University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University.

Keynote Speaker

Jason Pucci, Esq., CEO, The Kislak Company, Inc.

Jason Pucci, Esq., CEO, The Kislak Company, Inc.

Jason Pucci joined Kislak in 2006 and is responsible for the oversight and management of the brokerage firm’s operations, business activities and growth initiatives, including achievement of its financial and operational objectives. Since Mr. Pucci joined Kislak, the brokerage firm has closed more than 1,500 transactions valued at more than $6 billion, with Mr. Pucci personally closing more than 60 transactions valued at over $600 million. Prior to joining Kislak, Mr. Pucci was a Vice President with a commercial real estate consulting firm.

Mr. Pucci sits on the board of the Kislak Organization and on the advisory board of B6 Real Estate Advisors. He is also a member of the New Jersey and New York Bars and is a licensed real estate salesperson in New Jersey and broker in New York. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Seton Hall University and a Juris Doctorate from the Seton Hall University School of Law.

Industry Panel

Nick Cangelosi, Senior Vice President, The Michaels Organization

Nick Cangelosi, Senior Vice President, The Michaels Organization

Nicholas (Nick) Cangelosi serves as Senior Vice President of Development for The Michaels Organization and is responsible for overseeing strategy and organizational structure for the company’s East Coast affordable development activities within the Northeast, MidAtlantic, Southeast, and Caribbean offices. He also leads various development efforts in the North East as it relates to acquisitions, planning, land use approvals, and development financing.

Prior to joining The Michaels Organization, Mr. Cangelosi served as Project Director for Conifer Realty, LLC where he contributed to the development of over 870 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit rental units in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and assisted in raising approximately $250 million to finance such effort. Mr. Cangelosi also worked with the Camden County Improvement Authority as Senior Project Coordinator where he managed the financing and development for various governmental and private stakeholders.

Mr. Cangelosi holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Georgetown University and completed coursework within Rutgers University’s Master of Business Administration program. Mr. Cangelosi is a licensed real estate associate in New Jersey and Member at Urban Land Institute of Philadelphia/South Jersey. In 2022, Mr. Cangelosi was named a South Jersey Biz 20 Under 40, Next Generation of Leaders and Real Estate Influencer by NJBIZ, and Community Leader of the Year by Rutgers University School of Nursing—Camden.

Martin Connor, Chief Financial Officer, Toll Brothers

Martin Connor, Chief Financial Officer, Toll Brothers

Marty has been CFO of Toll Brothers since 2010, and has direct responsibility for the Accounting, Finance, Tax, Investor Relations, Risk Management, Internal Audit, Mortgage, Title, Gibraltar Capital and Information Technology departments. Toll Brothers has raised over $20 billion under his leadership across the capital markets, including equity, equity-linked debt, senior debt, revolving credit facilities, term loans, and project specific financing for condominium, apartment, and land development joint ventures. He led the financial team during the diligence and acquisitions of Shapell Homes in California, CamWest Development in Seattle, Coleman Homes in Boise, Sharp Residential in Atlanta, and Sabal Homes in South Carolina. He is currently overseeing the dual implementation of new Customer Relationship Management (Salesforce) and Enterprise Resource Planning (Enterprise One) software.

Prior to joining Toll, Marty spent more than 20 years at Ernst & Young as an Audit and Advisory Business Services Partner. Marty was responsible for the Real Estate Practice in the Philadelphia marketplace and served as the audit partner for Toll Brothers for seven years. Marty’s clients at Ernst & Young included public REITs, public Insurance and Reinsurance Companies and public specialty finance companies. His clients raised in excess of $5 Billion in capital including three initial public offerings.

After Ernst & Young, Marty served as the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations for a $4 Billion diversified commercial real estate development company in the Mid-Atlantic region from 2006 to 2008. Marty is a three-time recipient of the Homebuilder CFO of the Year award from Institutional Investor Magazine, and frequent university and industry speaker. He has served on the real estate advisory council of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and is currently on the Board of Trustees of his high school, Holy Ghost Prep. Marty is also on the Advisory Council of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Marty is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, a Certified Public Accountant, and with his wife Regina a proud parent of four grown children. He has been an active volunteer at various community and youth athletic organizations.

Brian Schaller, President, Wawa, Inc.

Brian Schaller, President, Wawa, Inc.

Brian has been employed at Wawa, Inc. since 2002, and has held positions in the Finance, Risk Management Fuel, Real Estate and Supply Chain teams. Brian leads the store operations, fuel, site acquisition, construction, facilities, supply chain and strategic sourcing functions for the Company. Brian’s other activities include serving on the Board of Directors of the Wawa Associates in Need Fund, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to assisting Wawa associates suffering from catastrophic events in their lives, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Board of Directors of Vybe Urgent Care and the Board of Advisors of Spinx, Inc.

Prior to joining Wawa, Inc., Brian worked at Deloitte and Touche as a Manager in the Audit and Assurance practice in Princeton, New Jersey specializing in the audit of financial service companies. Brian is a licensed Certified Public Accountant by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1999. Brian graduated from LaSalle University, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and completed his Master of Business Administration at Villanova University.

Richard Michelfelder, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Finance, School of Business–Camden

Richard Michelfelder, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Finance, School of Business–Camden

Dr. Richard A. Michelfelder was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Consulting, Inc, a national public utility consulting firm, based in Berkeley, California. Dr. Michelfelder has also started up successful energy efficiency investment and international wireless public utility data communication companies. He also was an executive at Atlantic Energy, Inc., a major electric utility in New Jersey. Dr. Michelfelder has taught finance and economics courses for over 20 years. He also published a number of articles on energy and public utilities and has testified before many state utility regulatory jurisdictions and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on matters involving the cost of capital for public utilities. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics with concentrations in International Finance, Finance, and Monetary Economics.

Sustainable Real Estate Panel

Aubrey Haines, CEO, Princeton Property Partners, LLC

Aubrey Haines, CEO, Princeton Property Partners, LLC

Aubrey Haines has over 35 years’ experience in the Princeton commercial real estate market and has been responsible for negotiating over $2.77 billion in acquisitions, leasing, and sales transactions. As CEO of Princeton Property Partners, Aubrey arranged complex multi-party transactions, including multifamily, mixed-use, corporate office facilities, research and development labs, data processing/storage centers, and retail and industrial space in the Princeton Region. Aubrey is a graduate of Tufts University and has served in several leadership positions in community and professional organizations, including his current role as a Vice-Chair of the Urban Development Mixed-Use (Red) Council at Urban Land Institute.

Tom Nyquist, Executive Director of Engineering, Princeton University

Tom Nyquist, Executive Director of Engineering, Princeton University

Tom Nyquist, Executive Director of Princeton University’s Facilities Engineering, leads the department that is responsible for engineering and project management for many types of work on campus, including HVAC, electrical distribution, utility plant capacity additions, and underground utilities. He also supervises the central CHP plant and microgrid operations, campus building HVAC control operation, and is a member of the Princeton Sustainability Committee. Tom has both a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He is also a Board Member of the International District Energy Association.

Michael Cosack, Principal, ImpactWise LLC

Michael Cosack, Principal, ImpactWise LLC

Michael Cosack has spent most of his professional career advising the trustees on the investment and fiduciary responsibilities regarding their institutional funds. As an entrepreneur, he has built several organizations, including one of the largest independent investment consulting firms in the Greater Philadelphia region. Michael is committed to raising the awareness and impact of sustainable investing. He is a Principal of ImpactWise LLC, Sustainable Research & Analysis LLC, Chair of the CFAP’s Sustainable Investing Thought Leadership Group, and Board Member of ImpactPHL. Michael has achieved multiple educational designations, including the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing and the USGBC LEED Green Associate.

Kevin Lyons, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Supply Chain Management, Rutgers Business School

Kevin Lyons, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Supply Chain Management, Rutgers Business School

Dr. Kevin Lyons conducts research on developing and integrating global environmental, social, economic, ethical criteria, and data into supply chain/procurement systems and processes. His research work includes the environmental and economic impacts on raw material extraction, logistics, manufacturing, consumption, consumer of multiple products and services research, designing and implementing local, national and international environmental economic development systems, waste-to-energy systems and environmental and sustainable social policy, and financial impact forecasting (e.g., Sarbanes Oxley Corporate Social and Environmental Impact Reporting). Dr. Lyons serves as an Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Supply Chain Management, Rutgers Business School, as well as Director of the Rutgers Center for Supply Chain Resiliency, Director of the Rutgers Business School Public Private Community Partnership Program, and Co-Director of the Rutgers Office of Climate Action. The recipient of many awards, here are a few of the most recently bestowed: Sierra Club Annual Professional of the Year Award, New Jersey State Governor's Award for Environmental Leadership and Excellence, NSF-IGERT grants (2).

Alumni Career Panel

Joshua Maiese (SBC ‘18), Senior Loan Officer, Nation One Mortgage

Joshua Maiese (SBC ‘18), Senior Loan Officer, Nation One Mortgage

Joshua obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Rutgers University–Camden in 2019. He lived most of his life in Westville, NJ, and currently resides in Sicklerville, NJ with his Fiancé, Brooke, along with two dogs, Nikko and Betty. Over the past four years, Joshua serves as a Senior Loan Officer at Nation One Mortgage Corporation, where he helps clients obtain the dream of homeownership. He is passionate about educating others about personal finances and current day real estate market conditions. He spends most of his days exercising at the gym and spending time networking with family and friends.

Bradly Maine (SBC ‘18), Commercial Portfolio Manager, WSFS Bank

Bradly Maine (SBC ‘18), Commercial Portfolio Manager, WSFS Bank

Bradly completed his undergraduate degree in Business Finance and minor in Economics at Rutgers University–Camden in 2018. He is currently completing his MBA at Rutgers–Camden and is expected to graduate in December 2023. Maine participated in the Rutgers–Camden Men’s Soccer team as a four-year letterman. During his four (4) seasons, Bradly led the Scarlet Raptors to three NJAC playoff berths, two NJAC finals, and one conference championship. Other hobbies and activities include working out at Edge Fitness and various men’s soccer leagues around the South Jersey area.

Bradly has always had a keen eye for the Finance industry, specifically Corporate Banking. During his last semester at Rutgers, he worked in the TD Bank Retail department as a Customer Service Representative. Eager to jump start his career in Commercial Lending, Bradly attended an external Commercial Credit Course at New York University. Shortly after the class in March 2020, he landed a position at WSFS Bank in Center City Philadelphia, where he is currently employed as a Commercial Banking Portfolio Manager. Bradly carries the responsibility for the daily management of existing RE and C&I portfolios supporting all credit administration decisions and underwriting.

Samantha Night (Current Student), Realtor®, Weichert Moorestown

Samantha Night (Current Student), Realtor®, Weichert Moorestown

Samantha Night is a current student at Rutgers University– Camden and will graduate in 2024 with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. Her eagerness to connect has guided her toward a career in real estate. She is currently a Realtor at Weichert Moorestown. During the pandemic, Samantha worked as a daily operations manager at The Legacy Club and continued her service experience through the restaurant industry. She has lived in Voorhees, New Jersey and her aspiration is to help people by guiding each individual through the complicated process of home buying, selling property, and property inquiries. The vision is to help clients achieve their expectations. Her greatest aspiration is to make a positive change in her community.

Octavio Yamamoto (SBC ‘17), Real Estate Agent and Real Estate Investor

Octavio Yamamoto (SBC ‘17), Real Estate Agent and Real Estate Investor

During his time at Rutgers–Camden, Octavio Yamamoto served as the President of the Latin American Student Organization, a Resident Assistant, and the Founder of Bridging 1st Generation Students (B1GS), which is a club dedicated to mentoring and supporting first-generation college students, like himself. Thanks to his dedication and involvement with the Rutgers community, Octavio became the Student Commencement Speaker of his graduation class. Octavio graduated from Rutgers University–Camden with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting.

After graduating, Octavio began working with Fortune 500 companies as an Auditor for one of the Big Four accounting firms. After a few years of working behind the desk, Octavio wanted to follow his passion for helping others. Real Estate allows him to combine his professional skills from Corporate America with his desire to help his clients find their perfect home or excellent investment property. Most recently, Octavio created Renovations Capital LLC, a real estate investment company that focuses on renovating houses in Camden County. In his spare time, Octavio enjoys traveling and spending time with his friends, family, and fiancée.

Ralph Giraud, Instructor of Teaching, Finance, School of Business–Camden

Ralph Giraud, Instructor of Teaching, Finance, School of Business–Camden

Ralph Giraud is an Instructor of Teaching in Finance for the Rutgers School of Business–Camden, and he is an accomplished professional in the field of Finance with 35 years of experience in various roles. His roles have included six years as a Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, 15 years in Fixed Income Securities Trading, six years of institutional and retail investment securities sales, and eight years as a consultant. He is currently Program Chairman of the Philadelphia Council for Business Economics (PCBE), a chapter of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), Program Chairman and Board Member of the Washington (D.C.) Association of Money Managers (WAMM), an Adjunct Member of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts) Society of Philadelphia while on its University Outreach and Events Committees, and a Volunteer Member of the Marketing Committee of non-profit organization HelpHOPELive. Ralph has an M.S. Finance degree from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a B.S.B.A. degree in Marketing from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY.

Travel

Free parking is available at the TRIAD East Lot (entrance on Riverside Drive). Parking passes will be sent to registrants prior to the event. Additionally, shuttles will be available from Campus to the TRIAD1828 CENTRE, leaving from the front of BSB on a 30-minute rotation.

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