Wednesday April 14, 2021
10:00-10:03 – Welcome
Carlo Scissura, President & CEO, New York Building Congress
Carlo A. Scissura, Esq. is President & CEO of the New York Building Congress, a position he has held since January 2017. Prior to joining the Building Congress, Carlo was President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Under Carlo’s leadership, the Chamber became one of New York’s largest business advocacy and economic development organizations, and its membership grew by more than 200 percent to over 2,200 members.
10:03-10:20 – Big Apple’s e-Commerce Big Picture
Rob Kossar, Vice Chairman, Jones Lang LaSalle
Robert C. Kossar, International Director and Head of JLL’s Northeast Industrial Region, is responsible for leading the markets business (capital markets, brokerage, property management & project and development services) in the New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and New York region. He is also part of the Industrial Capital Markets Team for the Americas, personally responsible for leading the capital markets business in the Northeastern US.
Richard Burrow, Managing Principal, Langan
With 25 years of experience, Richard Burrow leads Langan’s national team supporting warehouse/distribution and e-commerce fulfillment center development around the country. He has provided engineering expertise on over 30 million square feet of industrial development throughout the US, including recent vacant mall-to-warehouse conversions.
10:20-11:00 – e-Commerce Construction in NYC
Amita Poole, Director of AMZL Entitlements, Amazon
Amita Poole serves as the Director of Entitlements for Amazon Logistics. In her role she manages, partners and coordinates with multiple internal stakeholders including Community Relations, Economic Development, Public Relations, Pre-Construction, Construction, Legal and Design to gain positive momentum for approvals on numerous projects concurrently.
Joe Taylor, President & CEO, Matrix
Joe Taylor is responsible for growing Matrix from a sole investment in New Jersey – CenterPoint at 8A, an 1800-acre assemblage of commercial, industrial and residential properties – into one of the most successful full-service real estate investment companies in the industry. Under Taylor’s leadership as President and CEO, the company strategically expanded its geographic reach throughout New Jersey and into New York and Pennsylvania, as well as its business base to include a full service construction firm and a golf and hospitality company.
Andrew Chung, CEO, Innovo Property Group
Andrew Chung founded Innovo Property Group (IPG) in 2015. Prior to starting IPG, Chung was a partner at The Carlyle Group in the US Real Estate Fund. He served as head of the New York office for the Real Estate Fund for 10 years. For six years straight, he was ranked on New York Observer’s Power 100: Most Powerful People in NY Real Estate.
Moderator: Richard Burrow, Langan