Management & Directors

Management & Directors

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation Officers

Michael J. DeMarco
Chief Executive Officer
Michael J. DeMarco has served as chief executive officer of the Company since the summer of 2015 and has been a member of the board since March of 2018. Mr. DeMarco is a veteran real estate investment professional with more than 30 years of industry experience. Mr. DeMarco is responsible for the strategic direction of the Company.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. DeMarco was most recently the chief investment officer of CCRE, a non-bank finance company and one the largest originators of CMBS. Mr. DeMarco was also an executive vice president with Vornado Realty Trust. Prior to that Mr. DeMarco was a partner at Fortress Investment, overseeing a number of real estate operating companies that Fortress acquired. Additionally, he was a senior managing director with Lehman Brothers in the company’s real estate investment banking unit specializing in mergers and acquisitions, structured finance, and initial public offerings.

His current professional affiliations include being on the board of Saint Peter’s Preparatory School, as well as a member of The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Jersey City Medical Center Board of Trustees, and a managing trustee of Liberty Science Center. Mr. DeMarco is a certified public accountant. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a minor in History from Pace University, as well as a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago.
Marshall B. Tycher
Chairman, Roseland Residential Trust
Marshall B. Tycher serves as chairman of Roseland Residential Trust. He founded Roseland in 1992.

Prior to founding the Company, Mr. Tycher was with Lincoln Property Company and established Lincoln Northeast Residential, Inc.

His current professional affiliations include being a member of the Texas State Bar. Mr. Tycher received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Denver and a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University.
David J. Smetana
Chief Financial Officer
David Smetana serves as chief financial officer for the Company. Mr. Smetana has more than 21 years of real estate investment experience. He joined Mack-Cali in 2018. Mr. Smetana is responsible for Mack-Cali's strategic financial planning and forecasting, financial accounting, reporting and compliance, capital markets activities, investor relations, and information technology systems.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Smetana was a managing director and securities analyst at Morgan Stanley, joining the firm in 1997. His responsibilities included providing investing, research, and analytical support for Morgan Stanley Investment Management's Global Real Estate Securities business. Previously, he worked in the investment banking division at Morgan Stanley covering real estate and lodging companies in Non-Japan Asia and also worked on their Morgan Stanley Real Estate Special Situations Fund. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was a portfolio analyst at Sentinel Real Estate Investment Advisors and worked in the Financial Services Group at Richard A. Eisner, LLP.

His professional affiliations include being a member of the NAREIT Financial Best Practices Committee and a Trustee of the Board of Brooklyn Heights Synagogue. Mr. Smetana received a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Accounting and is a CPA certificate holder in Virginia.
Gary Wagner
General Counsel and Secretary
Gary Wagner serves as general counsel and secretary of the Company. He previously worked at the Robert Martin Company until its acquisition by Mack-Cali in 1997. Mr. Wagner is responsible for corporate governance, supervising outside legal counsel, overseeing risk management, ensuring environmental and legal compliance, the preparation of required disclosure documents, and legal oversight of all Company lease transactions.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Wagner was an associate in the real estate department of Parker Chapin Flattau and Klimpl in New York City.

His current professional affiliations include being a member of NAIOP, NAREIT, and the state bar associations of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Hudson County. Mr. Wagner received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Queens College and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Temple University.
Ricardo Cardoso
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Ricardo Cardoso serves as executive vice president and chief investment officer for the Company. He joined the Robert Martin Company, a predecessor company of Mack-Cali, in 1994. Mr. Cardoso is responsible for sourcing new real estate acquisitions and identifying opportunities within the Company’s portfolio for asset repositioning or disposition.

His current professional affiliations include being a member of NAIOP New Jersey and the real estate board of the March of Dimes, New Jersey chapter. Mr. Cardoso received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Iona College.
Nicholas A. Hilton
Executive Vice President, Leasing
Nicholas Hilton serves as the executive vice president of leasing for the Company. He joined Mack-Cali in 2018. Mr. Hilton is responsible for Mack-Cali's leasing efforts and management of the Company's in-house leasing team of 12 professionals, assigning and managing third part broker agency agreements, and evaluating potential acquisition and disposition opportunities.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hilton was a senior vice president at CBRE, a commercial real estate services and investment firm, where he worked for over 13 years with firms like Bentall Kennedy, Royal Bank of Canada, Ernst & Young, and The Boston Consulting Group. His current professional affiliations include being a member of Real Estate Forum. Mr. Hilton received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Rutgers University.
Giovanni M. DeBari
Chief Accounting Officer
Giovanni M. DeBari serves as chief accounting officer of the Company. Mr. DeBari previously served as a senior vice president, and had been a vice president, corporate controller and assistant controller since he started with Mack-Cali in 1996. Mr. DeBari is responsible for Mack-Cali's overall accounting and financial reporting matters, including all public financial reporting. Mr. DeBari also assists the Company with the accounting integration of mergers, acquisitions, sales and joint venture investments. Prior to joining Mack-Cali, Mr. DeBari worked as a senior auditor specializing in real estate at an international accounting and consulting firm.

His current professional affiliations include being a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA). Mr. DeBari is a certified public accountant and received a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers Business School at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Ivan M. Baron
Chief Legal Officer, Roseland Residential Trust
Ivan M. Baron serves as chief legal officer of Roseland Residential Trust. He joined Roseland in 1994. Mr. Baron is responsible for all legal matters relating to Roseland’s assets and corporate matters, as well as overseeing Roseland’s Boston operations.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Baron was a senior associate at the law firm of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland and Perretti.

Mr. Baron has a degree from Muhlenberg College and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University.
Robert Cappy
Chief Financial Officer, Roseland Residential Trust
Bob Cappy serves as chief financial officer of Roseland Residential Trust. He joined Roseland in 1992. Mr. Cappy is responsible for financial reporting, including audits and tax returns on Roseland's standing assets, development properties and corporate entities.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cappy was regional controller for Lincoln Property Company's Northeast Region and worked in the audit division of Arthur Anderson.

Mr. Cappy has a degree from Ohio University.
Toni L. Casiano
Senior Vice President, Leasing
Toni Casiano serves as a senior vice president of leasing for the Company. She joined Mack-Cali in 1998. Ms. Casiano is responsible for Mack-Cali’s leasing efforts in its Essex, Middlesex, and Union counties, New Jersey portfolio.

Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Casiano held the positions of director of leasing and marketing with Paragon Associates, real estate broker with JGT Associates, and broker with the Helmsley-Spear Organization.

Her current professional affiliations include being a member of NAIOP New Jersey. Ms. Casiano received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Montclair State University, an accreditation in commercial property management from New York University’s School of Professional Studies, and an accreditation in the field of real estate appraisal from The Professional School of Business.
Dean Cingolani
Senior Vice President, Property Management
Dean Cingolani serves as senior vice president of property management for the Company. He began his career with the Robert Martin Company, a predecessor company to Mack-Cali, in 1988. Mr. Cingolani is responsible for all of Mack-Cali’s property management and tenant improvement operations, consisting of 12.4 million square feet of class A office and flex space in Bergen, Essex, and Passaic counties in New Jersey; Westchester County, New York; and Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cingolani served as chief engineer for Cushman & Wakefield in Norwalk, Connecticut, and for the Marriott Corporation and Colin Services in Westchester County, New York.

His current professional affiliations include being a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Westchester, New York. Mr. Cingolani received a Journeyman's License for Heating and Cooling in Connecticut and is a graduate of TCI of New Haven, Connecticut.
Deidre Crockett
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
Deidre Crockett serves as senior vice president of corporate communications and investor relations for the Company. She joined Mack-Cali in 2012. Mrs. Crockett is responsible for public relations, marketing, and investor relations. She has also served as the Company's director of investor relations and marketing communications manager. Prior to joining Mack-Cali, Mrs. Crockett had her own consultancy firm providing advisory services in the areas of marketing, sales strategies, and leasing to European companies looking to enter the US.

Her current professional affiliations include being a member of NIRI, the National Investor Relations Institute, NAIOP New Jersey, and NAREIT. Mrs. Crockett received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Montclair State University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Real Estate Finance from New York University.
Manuel E. Garcia
Senior Vice President, Architectural Services
Manuel E. Garcia serves as senior vice president of architectural services for the Company. He joined Mack-Cali in 2004. Mr. Garcia leads Mack-Cali’s architectural services group where he heads the planning and design of development projects, capital improvements, repositioning projects, and tenant fit-outs throughout the Company’s portfolio.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Garcia worked for Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Gwathmey Siegel, Swanke Hayden Connell; and Skidmore Owings & Merryl.

His current professional affiliations include being a member of NAIOP and a board member of the Wynona’s House Child Advocacy Center. Mr. Garcia received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the City University of New York.
Nicholas Mitarotonda Jr.
Senior Vice President, Information Technology
Nicholas Mitarotonda serves as senior vice president of information technology for the Company. He joined Cali Realty Corporation, a predecessor company of Mack-Cali, in 1994. Mr. Mitarotonda is responsible for Mack-Cali’s information technology systems, including systems planning, support, purchasing, research, and development. He is also responsible for managing revenues generated from the Company’s telecommunication and cellular roof top installations. He oversees the Company’s broadband development effort and is responsible for meeting year-on-year Sarbanes-Oxley compliance standards for information technology.

Mr. Mitarotonda received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Seton Hall University.
Gabriel B. Shiff
Chieft Operating Officer, Roseland Residential Trust
Gabriel B. Shiff serves as chief investment officer of Roseland Residential Trust. Mr. Shiff is responsible for managing corporate and project-level analytics for Roseland, focusing on debt and equity financings (over $2 billion in financings since 2007), asset management activities, acquisitions and dispositions, and managing the division’s banking and investor relationships. In addition, Mr. Shiff oversees Roseland’s business plan, forecasting capital and operating needs as well as corresponding cash flow and value generation for the residential portfolio.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Shiff was at Bear, Stearns, & Company’s Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging (REGAL) Investment Banking Group.

Mr. Shiff received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Mark R. Sheeleigh
Senior Vice President, Development, Roseland Residential Trust
Mark R. Sheeleigh serves as Senior Vice President of Development for Roseland Residential Trust. He is responsible for managing development projects from the start of design, through permitting and construction, to leasing and turnover of the building to property management. Prior to joining Roseland in 2012, Mr. Sheeleigh was a partner in the New York City architectural firm of Brennan Beer Gorman for 23 years where he oversaw the design and construction of mixed-use urban high-rise projects in the United States and overseas with over $3 billion in project costs.

Mr. Sheeleigh is currently a registered architect in the State of New Jersey with inactive licenses in New York, Illinois, Texas, and Indiana. He is a LEED-Accredited Professional. He received his Master of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and holds a certificate in Historic Preservation from Drew University.
Salil S. Sheth
Senior Vice President, Residential Operations, Roseland Residential Trust
Salil S. Sheth serves as Senior Vice President of Operations for the Company, where he oversees Roseland Management Services. He has been a part of Roseland/Mack-Cali for fourteen years. With more than a decade of residential real estate experience, Mr. Sheth began his career with AvalonBay Communities. He then went on to become a Regional Manager with Trammell Crow Residential with oversight of property management operations along the North East. Mr. Sheth subsequently joined Value Companies serving as Director of Operations.

Mr. Sheth earned a degree in Real Estate and Urban Development from The American University, located in Washington DC.
Janice H. Torchinsky
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Janice H. Torchinsky serves as senior vice president of human resources for the Company. She joined Mack-Cali in 2006. Ms. Torchinsky is responsible for all human resource functions for Mack-Cali including employment, employee relations, internal corporate communications, training and compensation, and benefits.

Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Torchinsky held the position of senior director of human resources for Liz Claiborne, Inc., in North Bergen, New Jersey, where she developed global employee relations policies and programs and directed the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. Previously she was director of human resources for the Saint Barnabas Healthcare System.

Ms. Torchinsky received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Simmons College.

Board of Directors

William L. Mack
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation; Chairman, Mack Real Estate Group; President and Senior Managing Partner, The Mack Company; and former Managing Partner, AREA Property Partners
William L. Mack has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 1997 and as its chairman since 2000.

Prior to December 1997, he served as president and senior managing partner of The Mack Company, where he pioneered the development of large, class A office properties and helped to increase The Mack Company's portfolio to approximately 20 million square feet. In addition, Mr. Mack is a founder and chairman of Mack Real Estate Group. He also founded and was the former chairman of AREA Property Partners (f/k/a Apollo Real Estate Advisors, L.P.).

Mr. Mack currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Hudson's Bay Company.

Mr. Mack previously served as a member of the boards of directors of FCB Financial (formerly Florida Community Bank, N.A.) from 2010 to 2018; Retail Opportunity Investments Corporation from 2009 to 2010; City and Suburban Financial Corporation from 1988 to 2007; The Bear Stearns Companies Inc. from 1997 to 2004; Vail Resorts, Inc. from 1993 to 2004; and Wyndham International, Inc. from 1999 to 2005. Additionally, he previously served as a board member of the Regional Advisory Board of JP Morgan Chase.

Mr. Mack is a vice chairman of Northwell Health (f/k/a the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System) and chairman of the board for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. He is the former vice chairman and emeritus trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and chair emeritus of the Board of Overseers of The Wharton School of Business and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Mack attended The Wharton School and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and Finance and Real Estate from New York University.
Alan Batkin
Alan R. Batkin has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Converse Associates, Inc., a strategic advisory firm, since 2013. From 2007 until 2012, Mr. Batkin served as Vice Chairman of Eton Park Capital Management, L.P., a global multi-disciplinary investment firm. Previously, from 1990 until 2006, Mr. Batkin served as Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., a geopolitical consulting firm that advises multi-national companies.

Mr. Batkin has extensive public board experience, as he has served on the Board of Directors of Pattern Energy Group Inc. since 2013, Omnicom Group Inc. since 2008, and Cantel Medical Corp since 2014. Mr. Batkin previously served on the Board of Directors of Hasbro, Inc., from 1992 until 2017.

Mr. Batkin received a B.S. from the University of Rochester and an M.B.A. from New York University Graduate School of Business.

Alan S. Bernikow
Retired Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Alan S. Bernikow, a director nominee, has served as a member of the Board of Directors and as chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors since 2004 and was appointed as Lead Independent Director in March 2014. Previously, Mr. Bernikow served as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Deloitte & Touche LLP from 1998 to 2003, where he was responsible for assisting the firm on special projects such as firm mergers and acquisitions, partner affairs and litigation matters. Mr. Bernikow joined Touche Ross, the predecessor firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP, in 1977, prior to which Mr. Bernikow was the National Administrative Partner in Charge for the accounting firm of J.K. Lasser & Company. Mr. Bernikow serves on the board of several public companies. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Revlon, Inc. and Revlon Consumer Products Corporation and is chairman of the audit committee and compensation and stock plan committee of Revlon, Inc. Mr. Bernikow is also a member of the board of directors of UBS Global Asset Management (US) Inc. (“UBS”) and currently serves as chairman of its audit committee, and has also served as a member of the boards of directors of investment funds managed by UBS, including Global High Income Dollar Fund Inc., Insured Municipal Income Fund Inc., Investment Grade Municipal Income Fund Inc., Managed High Yield Plus Fund Inc., and Strategic Global Income Fund, Inc. The foregoing directorships and committee memberships include public companies or registered investment companies directorships and committee memberships currently held by Mr. Bernikow or which Mr. Bernikow held at any time during the past five years. Mr. Bernikow is a member of the board of directors for the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Inc. Mr. Bernikow has a B.B.A. degree from Baruch Colleage and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). Based on Mr. Bernkow's significant financial and accounting background and thirty (30) years of experience in public accounting, his status as an audit committee financial expert, and his experience serving as a director and audit committee member of serveral public companies, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Bernikow has the requisite experience, qualifications, attributes and skills necessary to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.
Frederic Cumenal
Frederic Cumenal has served on the Board of Directors of Blue Nile, Inc., an online jewelry retailer, since 2017. Previously, Mr. Cumenal served as the Chief Executive Officer of Tiffany & Co. from 2015 to 2017 and as President from 2013 to 2015, and as Executive President with responsibility for sales and global distribution from 2011 to 2013. Prior to his service at Tiffany, Mr. Cumenal served for fifteen years in senior leadership positions in LVMH Group’s wine and spirits businesses, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of Moët & Chandon, S.A. Previously, Mr. Cumenal served as Chief Executive Officer of Domaine Chandon and was Managing Director of Moët Hennessy Europe. Mr. Cumenal also served as Executive Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Development at Ferruzi Group and was a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble, France S.A.S.

Mr. Cumenal has significant public board experience, having served on the Board of Directors of Constellation Brands, Inc. from 2016 until 2017 and the Board of Directors of Tiffany & Co. from 2013 until 2017.

Mr. Cumenal is a graduate of Institut d’Etudes Politiques and holds an M.B.A. from Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales.
Michael J. DeMarco
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Michael J. DeMarco has served as chief executive officer of the Company since the summer of 2015 and has been a member of the board since March of 2018. Mr. DeMarco is a veteran real estate investment professional with more than 30 years of industry experience. Mr. DeMarco is responsible for the strategic direction of the Company.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. DeMarco was most recently the chief investment officer of CCRE, a non-bank finance company and one the largest originators of CMBS. Mr. DeMarco was also an executive vice president with Vornado Realty Trust. Prior to that Mr. DeMarco was a partner at Fortress Investment, overseeing a number of real estate operating companies that Fortress acquired. Additionally, he was a senior managing director with Lehman Brothers in the company’s real estate investment banking unit specializing in mergers and acquisitions, structured finance, and initial public offerings.

His current professional affiliations include being on the board of Saint Peter’s Preparatory School, as well as a member of The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Jersey City Medical Center Board of Trustees, and a managing trustee of Liberty Science Center. Mr. DeMarco is a certified public accountant. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a minor in History from Pace University, as well as a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago.
MaryAnne Gilmartin
MaryAnne Gilmartin is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of L&L MAG, a New York-based real estate development firm. Ms. Gilmartin has also served as a director of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. since 2014. Previously, Ms. Gilmartin served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Forest City Ratner Companies, LLC, a subsidiary of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. from 2013 to 2018. During her tenure at Forest City, Ms. Gilmartin oversaw, among other projects, the development of The New York Times Building, New York by Gehry and the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech. Prior to joining Forest City, Ms. Gilmartin served as Managing Director for Consulting Services at Grubb & Ellis Companies, advising corporations and developers on real estate and relocation needs. Previously, she served as Assistant Vice President for Commercial Development at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) during the Koch and Dinkins administrations.

Ms. Gilmartin also serves as Vice Chair of New York Public Radio, Inc. and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Brooklyn Academy of Music Inc. In addition, Ms. Gilmartin serves as a Member of the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York, Chair Emeritus of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and as a Member of the Industry Advisory Board of the MS Real Estate Development Program at Columbia University.

Ms. Gilmartin received a B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, and an M.P.A., both from Fordham University.

Nori Gerardo Lietz
Nori Gerardo Lietz is a Senior Lecturer of Business Administration in the Finance and Entrepreneurial Management Units at Harvard Business School where she currently teaches Real Estate Private Equity and Venture Capital Private Equity.

Ms. Gerardo Lietz is the President of Areté Capital, a real estate advisory firm she founded in 2010. Previously, Ms. Gerardo Lietz served as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Allele Fund in 2011. Ms. Gerardo Lietz was a Partner and Chief Strategist for Private Real Estate and a member of the firm’s Global Investment Committee at Partners Group Holding AG from 2007 to 2011. Ms. Gerardo Lietz co-founded Pension Consulting Alliance, Inc. in 1998 and served as a Managing Director while developing its real estate investment management and advisory activities until 2007. In 1985, Ms. Gerardo Lietz co-founded Public Storage Institutional, Inc., an institutional money management firm deploying pension capital to acquire real estate assets, where she served as Senior Vice President until 1988. Ms. Gerardo Lietz practiced law in the corporate department of Paul Hastings LLP from 1982 to 1985.

Ms. Gerardo Lietz is a former member of the Pension Real Estate Association Board of Directors and the Real Estate Research Institute Board of Directors.

Ms. Gerardo Lietz received an A.B. with honors from Stanford University in 1979 and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 1982, where she was Chief Comment Editor of the UCLA Law Review.
Lisa Feinman Myers
Lisa Myers is a Partner at L Catterton focused on the Buyout fund. Prior to joining L Catterton, Ms.Myers served 19 years at Franklin Templeton where she was an Executive Vice-President and lead portfolio manager of some of Templeton’s flagship global equity funds and institutional accounts, while also serving as the coordinator of Templeton’s global consumer research, with direct research responsibility for the global retail, textile and apparel, and luxury good sectors. After Templeton, Ms. Myers joined BTG Pactual as Co-Head of Global Partnership Investing, an investment strategy specializing in purchasing minority stakes in privately-held and publicly-traded companies to provide transformative capital. Before entering the investment management industry, Ms. Myers practiced corporate/real estate law with Willkie, Farr & Gallagher in New York City, where she was involved in initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and loan initiation and restructuring, among other securities-related transactions.

Ms. Myers earned her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where she is the Chairperson of Penn’s Secondary School Committee for the Bahamas. Ms. Myers received her J.D. from Georgetown University, and is also a CFA charterholder.

Laura H. Pomerantz
Laura Pomerantz was appointed as the Vice Chairman, Head of Strategic Accounts at Cushman & Wakefield when she merged her company with C&W in November 2014. She was a principal and founding partner of Laura Pomerantz Real Estate, LLC founded in April of 2013. Formerly she was a Founding Partner and Principal of PBS Gould Venture, LLC-d/b/a PBS Real Estate, a boutique real estate firm offering commercial real estate advisory and strategic execution services. With 22 years of executive-level commercial real estate experience and a significant background in retail and manufacturing, she provides her clients with a breadth of knowledge from the corporate viewpoint in such areas as strategic and tactical planning and retail and office expansion nationally and internationally. Ms. Pomerantz provides comprehensive and strategic real estate solutions based on her clients’ growth initiatives. She specializes in strategic planning and tactical plan formation, office and retail tenant & landlord representation, lease negotiation, acquisition & development, and equity investment. She has successfully concluded over 18,000,000 SF of commercial transactions for clients which include Bloomberg L.P., Hudson’s Bay Company, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, Tom Ford, Giorgio Armani, David Yurman, The Carlyle Group, The Loews Corporation, The New Museum, Ulysses Financial LLC, Man Financial, and Guggenheim Museum - just to name a few. She is also the exclusive and national representative for Ted Baker/London, Levi Strauss & Company, Gant, and Vince. Other major clients include Monica Rich Kosann, Berns Communication Group, John Paul, and International Well Building Institute. Ms. Pomerantz has also represented Abercrombie & Fitch for flagships in the United States and internationally and has completed deals on their behalf in Milan, Paris, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, London and Madrid. Ms. Pomerantz is currently completing the leasing for 161 Fifth Avenue - an 85,775 sf office retail building in Flatiron, NY.

Prior to establishing Laura Pomerantz Real Estate, LLC, and PBS Gould Ventures d/b/a PBS Real Estate, LLC, Ms. Pomerantz served as a Senior Managing Director at Newmark & Company Real Estate, with senior level responsibility for major tenant representation assignments. She was the Executive Vice President of The Leslie Fay Companies for 18 years. Ms. Pomerantz served on several business boards including G-III, a public company listed on the NASDAQ and, ROIC a real estate REIT, listed on the NASDAQ, and served on a private Real Estate Fund Board for AREA Properties, the former Apollo Real Estate. Ms. Pomerantz has a longstanding commitment to the community and the arts. She has been a member of the Carnegie Hall Board of Trustees for over 30 years; its Executive Committee and Chairman of their Special Events committee. She is also on the Boards of Directors of the Richard Tucker Foundation and former Board Member of Women In Need. Ms. Pomerantz was the recipient of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund Equal Opportunity Award in 1990, and a 1992 inductee to the YWCA’s Academy of Women Achievers. Cushman & Wakefield recognized her as one the Tri- State Regions Top Brokers in America of 2017 and awarded her as the Top Producer in Retail 2017. She and her husband John have had a lifelong commitment to Jewish causes such as UJA, AJC, NCJW, Central Synagogue among others.

Irvin D. Reid
President Emeritus, Wayne State University
Irvin D. Reid has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 1994. In addition, Dr. Reid is a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. In January 2009, Dr. Reid was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of A. Schulman, Inc. and served as a member of its Audit and Nominating Committees until December 2012 and now serves as member and chair of the Nominating and Governance committee and a member of the Finance Committee. Dr. Reid also serves on the Board and Audit Committee of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Dr. Reid served as a member of the Board of Directors of The Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack, from 2007 until September 2012. Dr. Reid also served as a member of The Michigan Economic Development Corporation board, executive and finance committees.

Previously, Dr. Reid served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Handleman Company from 2003 to 2004 and from 2005 to 2008, and served as a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Handleman Company. Dr. Reid has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Fleet Bank, N.A., from 1990 to 2002, and as a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Chicago-Detroit Branch, from 2003 to 2004 and from 2005 to 2008. Dr. Reid also served on the boards of First Tennessee Bank of Chattanooga and NatWest Bank, New Jersey, and as a member of the board and chair of the Trust Committee of NatWest Bank, USA.

Dr. Reid is president emeritus of Wayne State University in Michigan, having served as president from 1997 to 2008. Dr. Reid left the presidency of Wayne State University in 2008 to become distinguished professor, inaugural holder of the Eugene Applebaum Chair in Community Engagement, and director for the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS). Prior to becoming the president of Wayne State University, Dr. Reid served as president of Montclair State University in New Jersey from 1989 to 1997, and held positions of dean, School of Business Administration, and John Stagmaier Professor of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Dr. Reid received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in General and Experimental Psychology from Howard University. He earned his Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Business and Applied Economics from The Wharton School of Business and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Certificate from the Institute of Educational Management, Harvard University.
Rebecca Robertson
President and Executive Producer of Park Avenue Armory
Rebecca Robertson joined the Mack-Cali Board of Directors in 2016. In addition, she is a member of the Audit Committee. Ms. Robertson is the founding President and Executive Producer of Park Avenue Armory where she has led the transformation of the land-marked building into a center for performing and visual arts.

Previously, Ms. Robertson served as Executive Director of the Lincoln Center Development Project, Inc. Prior to that she was responsible for special projects at The Shubert Organization (New York’s largest Broadway theater owner) responsible for real estate and new activities construction and served as president of The 42nd Street Development project, where she led the $1.8 billion transformation of 13 acres around 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues.

Ms. Robertson sits on the boards of the New 42nd Street, Inc., Park Avenue Armory, and the CalArts Board of Overseers. Ms. Robertson received her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Science in Planning from the University of Toronto.