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WHO’S NEWS: CBRE announces Kevin Dudley as new Senior Vice President

CBRE announced that Kevin Dudley has earned the title of Senior Vice President, making him one of the youngest commercial real estate professionals in the state to achieve the rank. Having joined CBRE in 2010, Dudley provides occupier and agency representation services to clients throughout New Jersey.

His primary focus is the leasing of industrial facilities along the New Jersey Turnpike corridor, with an additional specialty in the cold storage sector.

Dudley as a record of successfully guiding local, national and multi-national clients with their commercial real estate needs. His client list includes Blue Apron, Best Logistics, Mainfreight, Michael Kors and M.M.LaFleur, among others.

In addition to being an active member of CBRE’s Global Supply Chain practice and CBRE’s Industrial “Young Guns,” Dudley is the co-chair of CBRE’s Tri-State African American Networking Group.


Greystone announced that Christopher Blake has joined as a director based in New York, reporting to Anthony Cristi, Managing Director.

Joining from Cross River Bank, Blake has more than two decades of experience in commercial real estate loan origination and finance, with an emphasis on the multifamily, mixed-use, retail, industrial and warehouse sectors.

Previously, he served for 20 years at Astoria Bank (now Sterling National Bank) in both commercial and residential loan production, and oversaw the bank’s entire retail production departments, including retail, wholesale and correspondent lending.

He received his M.B.A. in Finance from Long Island University of New York and undergraduate degree from Hofstra University.


Sentient Buildings announced the appointment of Chris De Weaver as managing director.

De Weaver was previously president of New York-based Mint Green Energy. Before that, he was a managing director for FirstService Residential New York, where he helped large multifamily residential property managers, owners and developers improve their building performance.

De Weaver is responsible for growing Sentient’s business, including by forming new channel partnerships with leading energy and engineering companies.

He will also work closely with the company’s core target market of large property owners and management companies.


Blank Rome LLP announces that Christopher P. Miskolczi has joined the firm as an associate in the real estate group.

Misklczi joins Blank Rome from Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP. He concentrates his practice primarily in the area of commercial leasing where he regularly handles commercial leases, subleases, and license agreements on behalf of both landlords and tenants.

He also has experience advising real estate owners and developers in nationwide acquisitions and sales.

Admitted to practice in New York, Miskolczi earned his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, his M.S. in Business Enterprise from Fordham University, and his. B.S. in Economics, cum laude, from John Jay College.


Choyce Peterson announced that Jenny C. Koerner has been hired as the firm’s office manager. With ten years of office support experience in law and medical firms, Koerner will be responsible for general business operations at Choyce Peterson and will play a role in advancing team objectives through data management and marketing.

Previously, Koerner assisted a corporate legal firm with transactional documents, corporate restructuring, and reporting. She also worked in a medical office managing communications and invoicing.


BBG announced that its assessment group has expanded in the New York metropolitan market with the appointment of Jessica Doerner as managing director.

She will work closely with other members of the BBG New York team to increase the assessment group’s presence in the tri-state area.

Doerner has had an impressive career in the New York market, where she has serviced a long list of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), bridge lender, real estate investment trust (REIT) and other institutional clients.

Brian Ricker also joined the assessment group as Project Manager and will work with Doerner in New York.

Ricker brings over 25 years of environmental consulting experience specializing in due diligence services.

BBG also announced other new key hires, including:

 Christine Pietrowiak joined as Director of the firm’s construction services group in Chicago.

James Cole joined as Project Manager in Dallas. Cole, an engineer with 30 years of experience, will focus on meeting BBG’s clients’ environmental and property condition needs.

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