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This article by Barbara Fox was prepared for the March 24, 2004 edition of U.S. 1 Newspaper. All rights reserved.

On the Move

Buschman Partners, the Lenox Drive-based commercial real estate firm that has been operating in central New Jersey since 1984, has made a strategic alliance with the GVA Williams New Jersey organization, which is based in Parsippany and is strong in North Jersey. A new name and website is expected to be announced.

Previously allied with Insignia/ESG, Buschman Partners ended that association when Insignia merged with CB Richard Ellis. “We are delighted to announce this very exciting strategic alliance, with GVA Williams New Jersey,” says Buschman. “Their firm has built a very formidable operating platform with tremendous talent, depth and resources.”

With more than 250 professionals in the Tri-State region, GVA Williams manages more than 200 commercial properties, and it is a founding partner of GVA Worldwide, which has members in 27 countries serving markets.

“We are honored to be partnering with one of Princeton’s true pioneers and the team of highly respected real estate and business professionals,” says Eric Witmondt, CEO of GVA Williams New Jersey.

Buschman Partners, 1009 Lenox Drive, Building 4, Suite 116, Lawrenceville 08648. John H. Buschman, executive managing director. 609-896-1600; fax, 609-896-1753.

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Chilworth Technology Inc. 11 Deer Park Drive, Princeton Corporate Plaza, Monmouth Junction 08852-9623. Vahid Ebadat PhD, vice president. 732-274-0900; fax, 732-274-1371. Home page: www.chilworth.com

Chilworth Technologies will expand from 10,000 square feet at Princeton Corporate Plaza to Building 7 on the FMC campus at 250 Plainsboro Road. Maryann Nordgren says the move will take place on April 2. The 21-person company does industrial safety testing and consulting with emphasis on dust explosions, chemical reactivity, and electrostatic hazards.

Films for the Humanities & Sciences (PRM), 2572 Brunswick Pike, Box 2053, Princeton 08543-2053. Scott Fogarty, president and CEO. 609-671-1000; fax, 609-671-5777. Home page: www.films.com

In January FFH Group moved from 40,000 feet on Perrine Road in Monmouth Junction to 64,000 feet on Route 1 South in the building formerly occupied by Parker Communications. Founded in 1959, this 115-person company offers videos, DVDs, and multimedia programs for schools, colleges, and libraries in North America. It is a Primedia company.

Johnson Jones Architects – Planners, 4365 Route 1 South, Suite 230, Princeton 08540. George E. Jones, president. 609-924-0345; fax, 609-924-1379. Home page: www.johnsonjones.com

The architectural planning firm expanded from 20 Nassau Street to more than 5,000 square feet on Route 1 South. It focuses on education and early child care facilities, also housing, healthcare, transportation, institutional, and renovation.

New Jersey CURE Auto Insurance, 13 Roszel Road, Princeton 08540. James Sheeran Sr., president. 609-520-0800; fax, 609-520-0030. Home page: www.njcure.com

The auto insurance company has expanded from 90 to 250 employees and is taking an additional 15,000 square feet at 214 Carnegie Center.

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H&R Block, 1345 Route 1 South, Pathmark Super Center, North Brunswick 08902. 732-297-3654. Home page: www.hrblock.com

The tax preparation firm relocated its office from Commerce Plaza to the Pathmark Center, further north on Route 1. Phone remains the same.

Tucker Capital Corp., 1 Palmer Square, Suite 441, Princeton 08542. Craig Battle, president. 609-924-5710; fax, 609-924-5027.

Tucker Capital has moved from 1 Palmer Square to 234 Nassau Street. The company, and its Tucker Alexander affiliate, provide investment banking services to the direct marketing, media, and publishing industries.

Solon Capital, 92 Nassau Street, Second Floor, Princeton 08542. John Plimpton. 609-430-0404.

When the Henderson family bought the Sword building at 34 Chambers Street, Solon Capital was one of the private investment firms that moved to the second floor above Hamilton Jewelers. Meanwhile Conrad Plimpton has moved to Arizona.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, 777 Route 33, Hamilton 08619. Al Cowell, owner. 609-587-4410; fax, 609-587-0380. Www.thrivent.com

Last fall Al Cowell moved his office from Lexington Square Commons to 1,200 square feet on Route 33. Formerly known as Lutheran Brotherhood, this financial firm serves Lutherans with insurance products and investment products.

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Allied Security, 4270 Route 1 North, Suite 2, Monmouth Junction 08852. Ken Szalontay, manager. 732-274-1414; fax, 732-274-9280. Www.alliedsecurity.com

Allied Security, based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, bought Professional Security Bureau, which had been headquartered in Nutley. This branch’s phone, fax, and address remain the same. It does security services including background screening, investigative services, security officers, and security systems.

Princeton Computers, 6 South Tulane Street, Princeton 08542. Christopher A. Beyer, president. 609-683-3900; fax, 609-683-5160. Www.princetoncomputers.com

Formerly known as the Workstation, this company now has the name Princeton Computers. It offers computers, peripherals, supplies, upgrades, and repairs.

First Financial Group/Mass Mutual, 3371 Route 1 South, Lawrence Commons, Suite 203, Lawrenceville 08648. Jason C. Weigand, senior partner. 609-419-1501; fax, 609-419-0046.

Jason Wiegand closed Concorde Financial Advisors at 4365 Route 1 South and opened First Financial Princeton at Lawrence Commons, where the 13-person firm occupies 3,000 square feet. Phone and fax are new. It does asset management, financial and business planning, with a focus on executives and business owners.

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G. Hein Besselaar MD PhD,, 70, on March 13 in Madrid, Spain. Chairman of the board of PharmaNet, Inc., he was a pioneer in clinical research outsourcing and founded G.H. Besselaar Associates, now known as Covance.

Irving Crespi PhD, 77, on March 18. A public opinion and market reearch consultant and author, he had been executive vice president at the Gallup Poll, president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, and president of the World Association of Public Opinion Research. He is survived by his son and daughter and his wife, Joan Crespi,.a contributing writer to U.S. 1.

William A. Pizzini, 79, on March 20. He had been a vice president at Merrill Lynch in Lawrenceville

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