#b#Merger#/b#

Weidel Realtors, 190 Nassau Street, Princeton 08540. 609-921-2700. www.weidel.com/princeton.

Weidel Real Estate has acquired Long & Foster’s Princeton Junction office at the Southfield Retail Center on Princeton-Hightstown Road.

Weidel closed the office and moved about 30 real estate agents to Weidel’s Princeton office. Weidel, headquartered in Pennington, has 10 offices in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.

“Weidel is committed to having a top market share in the areas that we operate and this acquisition moves us closer to that goal,” says Richard Weidel III, executive VP of Weidel. “Additionally, this further strengthens our ability that we’ve created for the Weidel Company over the past 100 years to better serve our clients.”

Long and Foster, based in Chantilly, Virginia, has offices throughout the country. It opened its office in the Southfield Center in 2014, having moved from a smaller location on the street.

#b#Expansions#/b#

Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design LLC (JZA+D), 20 Nassau Street, Suite 25, Princeton 08542. 609-924-5004. Joshua B. Zinder, principal. www.joshuazinder.com.

Integrated design firm Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design (JZA+D) has designed a major laboratory expansion for South Plainfield-based global genomics service provider GENEWIZ.

JZA+D partner and director of interior design Marlyn Zucosky, said the project will increase their client’s laboratory space as part of their next generation sequencing expansion, which will house advanced equipment.

“As architects and designers, it’s not often we get to make even a small contribution to the life sciences,” Zucosky said. “By designing a highly efficient and healthy space for GENEWIZ scientists to do their work, we can materially support the future of advanced scientific research.”

#b#Management Moves#/b#

Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ, 3635 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 7, Hamilton 08619. 609-588-5515. Neva Pryor, executive director. www.800gambler.org.

After more than 30 years of helping people with gambling problems, Fred W. Hogan has become president of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey. “We are very fortunate to have someone of Fred Hogan’s caliber to serve as president of our board,” said Neva Pryor, who became executive director last year. “In his 16 years on the board he has been an outspoken advocate for problem and disordered gamblers and passionate in his support for programs to help them.”

The main goal of the council is to provide support, treatment, and hope to problem gamblers and their families.

“With the amount of gambling available in New Jersey today, and the efforts to expand it, the work of this council is vitally important,” said Hogan. “While the council does not take a position on expanding gambling in the state, it does work to inform the public that not everyone can gamble responsibly and calls on legislators to support programs to help problem gamblers.”

Hogan spent his professional career in the criminal justice system, including 40 years in the New Jersey public defender’s office.

“That’s where I first became aware of the issue of problem and disordered gambling,” he said. “I learned how people were committing crimes to get money to feed their problem and disordered gambling habit. In the public defender’s office, we were able to show judges that when they sentenced people for the underlying crime, this addiction should be considered as a mitigating factor.”

Hogan succeeds Harvey Fogel, who served as president of the council since 1992 and who recently moved out of state. In other changes, Daniel Heneghan was named vice president of the council and Harvey Goldstein became the council’s new treasurer and parliamentarian.

Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton 08542. 609-924-8777. Jeff Nathanson, executive director. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.

Jeff Nathanson will step down as executive director of the Arts Council of Princeton at the end of 2016. He will continue to lead the nearly 50-year-old organization while a search is conducted for his successor.

“Jeff has been an outstanding leader not just for the arts community, but for the Princeton community as a whole,” said Arts Council of Princeton board president Ted Deutsch. “His in-depth experience in arts program development and management helped the organization dramatically expand and improve its arts-related offerings over the past decade. At the same time, he has kept the ACP focused on its historic mission to serve the local community through free, accessible and inclusive events and scholarship programs for children and families.”

Nathanson came to the Arts Council in 2005 after leading the International Sculpture Center and providing curatorial and project management for the Princeton University Art Museum, International Schools Services, and the Princeton Public Library. During his 11 years the Arts Council, he tripled the group’s operating budget from $450,000 to more than $1.7 million; raised $10.5 million to complete a major renovation and expansion of its home in the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts on Witherspoon Street; expanded many of the council’s programs; and created ties with other nonprofit groups in Princeton.

“I’m extremely proud of what we have achieved through the hard work and support of our staff, board, volunteers, and donors,” Nathanson said. “The timing is right for me to move on to new challenges, and I look forward to helping achieve a smooth transition over the next seven months.”

#b#Acquisition#/b#

Pugliese Properties, 219 Nassau Street, Princeton 08542. 609-356-0279. Vince Pugliese, www.puglieseproperties.com.

Pugliese Properties, a Princeton-based real estate acquisition, development and management company, has purchased the Village Shoppers I & II shopping centers in Montgomery. Pugliese Properties also owns the adjacent Village Shoppes at Montgomery Center, which it redeveloped in 2014.

The acquisition will create an 11-acre shopping plaza. “We look forward to developing and integrating Village Shoppers I & II with the Village Shoppes at Montgomery, creating a town center,” said Vincent Pugliese, chairman of Pugliese Properties. “We are also working closely with Sharbell Development Corporation, coordinating our project with its new 23-acre residential development.”

Pugilese owns and manages a portfolio of shopping centers and commercial buildings throughout New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, including a mixed-use building at 219 Nassau Street.

#b#Crosstown Moves#/b#

CMA International LLC, 194 Tamarack Circle, Montgomery Knoll, Skillman 08558. 609-921-0024. Candice Palumbo, international sales & marketing assistant.

CMA International LLC, a consulting company specializing in international business and consumer goods, has moved from Route 1 to Tamarack Circle in Montgomery. The business was founded in 2004 by Harrie Driessen and specializes in support, licensing, and logistics in Mexico, the Caribbean, South and Central America, the Middle East, Europe, and parts of Asia.

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