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David Newton

David Newton is a community-focused real estate developer, leasing expert, and licensed real estate broker. Since moving to the Princeton area in 1983, Mr. Newton has been involved in many local, regional and national projects; across several real estate disciplines: retail, office, multi-family residential and parking; including purchases of existing real estate, ground up developments and renovation of existing buildings. Mr. Newton has been involved in the acquisition, leasing, and/or redevelopment of several properties within Mercer County, New Jersey including: 22 Chambers Street (Princeton), 92-96 Nassau Street (Princeton), 98 Nassau Street (Princeton), 14 Washington Road (West Windsor), Princeton Pike development site (Lawrenceville), Pennington Driving Range (Pennington), Development of McCaffrey shopping center with Rite Aid, (Yardley, Pa.), Development of Plainsboro Shopping Center and leasing to A&P, Caldor and CVS (Plainsboro), 110 South Warren Street (Trenton), 32-36 Nassau Street (Princeton), Hulfish & Witherspoon development site (Princeton). 

 

For over twenty years Mr. Newton directed all leasing and operations for the 400,000 sf Palmer Square shopping district in downtown Princeton. In addition to managing 128 existing condominium and rental units in downtown Princeton, Mr. Newton achieved municipal approvals for and was actively involved in the development of 17 townhomes and 83 for sale and rental units in downtown Princeton. Mr. Newton is the President of Fellowship In Prayer, a Princeton based 501c3, grantmaker focused on creating multifaith alliances and making peace. He is also a Board Member of Princeton University's Center for Jewish Life and previously held leadership roles at a number of other Princeton area based religious, educational and cultural  nonprofits and trade organizations. He received his undergraduate education at Manchester University and holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Andrew Chon

Andrew Chon is a founder of the Bank of Princeton where he served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for 7 years. Under his management, the Bank of Princeton grew to over $1 billion in assets and provided significant commercial loans to local business enterprises including real estate loans. Mr. Chon is currently the Chairman and CEO of Navitas Solutions, Inc., a high-tech venture company specializing in the commercialization of semiconductors and related software that enable energy storage for electric vehicles.

 

Mr. Chon brings a wealth of business management expertise. Prior to local involvement, Mr. Chon was an Executive Vice President and General Manager of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Mr. Chon had the worldwide responsibilities of new business development, digital convergence business and venture investment business. Prior to Samsung Electronics, he held several senior executive positions with Lucent Technologies, AT&T and NCR Corporation. His diverse management experience includes business development, strategic management, marketing & sales management, and technology & risk management. 

 

Mr. Chon is profoundly involved in community development activities. He currently serves as a director in non-profit organizations including Princeton Chamber of Commerce, Korean Community Center of Princeton and Korean Community Center Foundation. Mr. Chon graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from UMBC and earned an Executive MBA from J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. 

Martin D. Kahn

Martin Kahn has been actively engaged in the real estate business for over thirty years. Since 1993, Mr. Kahn has facilitated the acquisitions and redevelopment of over fifty properties through his firm Chambers Street Partners and entities which have included such other established real estate companies as Heidenberg Properties, Lerner Properties and The Cornerstone Companies.  

In partnership with Heidenberg Properties, most recent real estate projects have included the 2018 acquisition of the 181,000 sf Culpeper Colonade in Culpeper, VA, the 2017 acquisition and redevelopment of the 117,000 sf Thompson Square Mall in Monticello, NY, the acquisition of the 368,000 sf Potomac Marketplace in Ranson, WV, and the 2016 acquisition of the 218,000 sf Hershey Square in Hershey, PA.  Downtown office / retail projects have included the repositioning of 54 Broad Street, a former Woolworths in Red Bank, NJ, that was redeveloped and leased to Restoration Hardware and Smith Barney (a multi-billion dollar asset manager later acquired by Morgan Stanley).  

Mr. Kahn received an MBA in real estate finance from Columbia University (1982) and a B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania (1976).  He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and, prior to relocating offices to New Jersey, was a New York State licensed real estate broker.

Steve Gilbert

Steve Gilbert is a seasoned real estate development professional with over 35 years of experience.  He is currently Vice President of Winn Development, a 50-year-old company that develops, owns & manages residential holdings valued at approximately $14 billion throughout the United States.  Prior to joining Winn, he was a Managing Director of General Electric Capital in charge of the Mid-Atlantic Region where, for nearly 25 years, he was responsible for over $2.4 billion of GE real estate investments.

 

While at GE, Mr. Gilbert was responsible for developing many projects. One typical project was a 200-acre mixed-use PUD in Gaithersburg, MD where he developed 250,000 sf of Class-A office space, 540 medium-density residential units and arranged entitlements for 981,000 sf of additional office development.  Closer to home, Mr. Gilbert was responsible for the acquisition and redevelopment of Princeton Forrestal Village, a 500,000-sf mixed-use property located in Plainsboro, NJ. That $70 million project involved the repositioning of under-performing retail resulting in the construction of the Salt Creek Grill and Ruth’s Chris restaurants and the CanDo/Koi Health Club & Spa. Also, on that project, he obtained entitlements for 130 rental apartments.  Prior to GE Mr. Gilbert held positions with London & Princeton Holdings, Solomon Equities, and Turner Construction. 

 

Mr. Gilbert received his MBA from The Wharton School and a planning & design degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s school of Architecture. His community involvement includes the Princeton YMCA where he sits on the Board’s property committee and Good Grief where he volunteers as children’s bereavement counselor. 

Micah Feiring

Micah Feiring is a Managing Principal at Princevest, a real estate investment firm headquartered in Princeton, NJ specializing in retail, office and multifamily real estate development. Prior to his engagement with Princevest, Micah worked as a portfolio manager for Heidenberg Properties where he was responsible for developing, leasing, and adding value to 4,000,000 square feet of retail property throughout the northeast.

 

Before entering the real estate industry, Micah worked as a data analyst and was one of the first fifteen employees at PrivCo, a tech company focused on sourcing data from private companies to partners such as Microsoft, Deloitte, American Express and other Fortune 500s. Micah also acted as an executive producer for RFD TV, a national network broadcasting to 50+ million homes.

Micah was President of the Student Body at Wesleyan University, where he graduated with a BA in Economics and concentrated in the Economics of Infrastructure Industries. Micah served on the Board of Trustees of Wesleyan University from 2010-2011. He is a current Board member of JFCS, a regional nonprofit committed to providing mental health services and nutrition to underprivileged families. Micah grew up in Princeton and was president of the debate team at Princeton High School. 

Caleb Feiring

Caleb Feiring is a Managing Principal at Princevest, a Princeton-based real estate investment company specializing in retail, office and residential development. His active projects in the Greater Princeton Area include: development of 45 apartments at 195 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ; development of a 6-acre retail center at the US Route 1 and Washington Road traffic circle in West Windsor, NJ; redevelopment of 16 Chambers Street, Princeton, NJ; redevelopment of 110 S Warren Street in Trenton, NJ; and three sites for 100+ unit walkable multifamily communities in Mercer County. In addition, he directs management of Princevest's stabilized properties such as 92 Nassau Street (Hamilton Jewelers), 812 State Road (Bryn Mawr Wellesley Books) and 3450 Princeton Pike (US Geological Survey). His grandparents moved to Princeton in 1958, and his family has actively participated in making Princeton a progressively more vibrant community ever since. He sits on the Board of Experience Princeton, a municipally-assigned and private property-funded District Management Corporation dedicated to strengthening Princeton through placemaking, arts advancement and economic development.

 

Prior to his work with Princevest, Caleb helped lead acquisitions & portfolio management at IFC Investment Management, a multi-billion dollar private equity firm specializing in food & agriculture investments. Caleb allocated $200+ million of investor capital in assets ranging from apple orchards in America to almond ranches in Australia. Caleb also served as the host for the cable TV Show “American Farm Odyssey.” 

 

He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in English, History & Economics. Caleb attended Community Park Elementary, Chapin School and The Lawrenceville School, where he was captain of the varsity fencing team and founded The First Amendment. His first jobs out of college were as a teacher at Lawrenceville School Summer Scholars and Princeton International School for Mathematics and Science. In his spare time, he enjoys playing jazz saxophone, reading fiction, seeing theater, bicycling, microscopy, and going on walks. 

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