The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce is convening a virtual gathering of experts from all areas of real estate to address how they are adjusting their business practices to the “new normal” in the age of coronavirus.
The webinar takes place Thursday, July 23, from 1 to 2 p.m. Cost: $25; $15 members. Register online at www.princetonmercerchamber.org. Panelists come from backgrounds including residential and commercial sales, financing, construction, and property management. They include:
Susan Hughes, a broker associate with Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty. The life-long area resident has more than 10 years of experience with residential sales.
Jack Morrison, president of JM Group Princeton. The restaurant group founded in 1981 now includes Nassau Street Seafood, Blue Point Grill, Witherspoon Grill, and Kristine’s as well as the Princeton Farmers’ Market.
All of the JM Group entities have found ways to continue operating during the pandemic. The farmers’ market moved from Hinds Plaza to the Franklin Avenue parking lot, where socially distancing is easily accomplished and vendors have made arrangements for pre-ordering and other low-contact shopping options. The three restaurants are all now offering outdoor seating as well as takeout options.
Arlene Pedovitch, senior vice president and senior credit officer at First Bank. The Princeton University alumna has more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry and was previously with Capital One in Edison.
Vincent J. Scozzari, Jr., vice president, of V.J. Scozzari & Sons Inc. The family-owned Pennington firm has decades of experience in construction, real estate development, and property management.
Jeffrey Siegel is president of ML7, which owns several prominent buildings in Princeton and the surrounding area.
In downtown Princeton the group owns the Bank of America building at the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon streets as well as the former Lahiere’s building now home to Agricola; the building housing Small World Coffee and adjacent retail spaces; and the South Tulane Street home of the Princeton Record Exchange. ML7 also owns properties in Princeton Forrestal Center and in New York City.
The panel will be moderated by Rebecca Machinga, a partner in the real estate services group at Carnegie Center-based accounting firm WithumSmith+Brown.