Ted Zangari

Ted Zangari


Ted Zangari is a Member of Sills Cummis & Gross, a commercial law firm with New Jersey offices in Newark and Holmdel. He is a Chair of the Firm’s Real Estate Department and serves on the Firm’s Management and Executive Committees.  Mr. Zangari’s law practice is multipronged. He chairs the Firm’s Redevelopment Law Practice Group, captaining a team of the Firm’s attorneys on brownfield, transit-oriented, central business district and waterfront redevelopment projects as well as adaptive reuse projects at obsolete or vacant corporate campuses and shopping centers. He also routinely handles complex business transactions with an emphasis on commercial leasing, acquisition and financing transactions for owners, asset managers and tenants of industrial, office and retail properties across the country.  In addition, Mr. Zangari chairs the Firm’s Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Practice Group, assisting developers, hospitals, banks, casinos and other regulated industry clients in the ways that government and business intersect on a broad range of legislative and regulatory matters.  In a ranking of “politically influential law firms” by politickernj.com, the Firm was ranked number one among Am Law 200 law firms in New Jersey, and Mr. Zangari was described as someone who is “well liked by insiders on both sides of the aisle.”

Mr. Zangari currently serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the NJ State Chamber of Commerce.  He is also a founding member of the Rutgers University Center for Real Estate, where he serves on the Center’s Executive Committee, and is also a member of the Board of Trustees of George Washington University’s Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis.

Mr. Zangari has chaired a governor’s study commission on business attraction and retention incentives, and has served on another governor’s real estate advisory board.  He has also served as the North American Chair of Government Relations for the ICSC and over the last decade, he has led the Smart Growth Economic Development Coalition comprised of nearly two dozen statewide business and real estate trade associations.  As a result of these volunteer efforts, Mr. Zangari has been recognized by many organizations, including the Kislak Real Estate Institute at Monmouth University (Service to Industry award), NJ-NAIOP (Industry Service award and Advocacy award) and the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce (Business Advocate award). 

Mr. Zangari has been named one of the “Top 10 Power Players in the Garden State” by Real Estate New Jersey magazine, and named to ROI-NJ’s “Real Estate Influencers” list and its “Influencers Power” list.  Over the last decade, NJBIZ magazine has included him in its “Power 100” list of the State’s business leaders and its “Power 75” and “Power 50” lists of New Jersey’s leading real estate professionals.  He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, New Jersey Super Lawyers and Chambers USA: Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. (See Rankings & Recognition section below.)

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Rankings & Recognition

Selected for inclusion in:

  • NJBIZ®* magazine's "Law Power 50" List 2019-2021
  • NJBIZ®* magazine's "Power 50 in Real Estate" List 2011-2015, 2017, 2019-2020
  • NJBIZ®* magazine's "Power 75 in Real Estate" List 2016
  • NJBIZ®* magazine's "Power 100" List 2012-2019
  • NJBIZ® magazine's Vanguard Series "Leaders in Commercial Real Estate" 2018
  • NJBIZ® magazine's “Movers & Shakers” in New Jersey List 2009
  • ROI-NJ* "ROI Influencers: Real Estate" 2017-2020
  • ROI-NJ* "ROI Influencers Power List" 2018-2021, Lawyers (2021), Economic Development (2019-2020) and Real Estate (2018) 
  • The Best Lawyers in America®* 2008-2022, Real Estate Law
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2005-2019, 2021, Real Estate: Business; Land Use/Zoning; Government Relations
  • Chambers USA®*  2004-2006, 2014-2021, New Jersey Real Estate
  • The News Funnel's* "NJ Real Estate Rockstar" List 2013
  • NJBIZ®* magazine's "Forty under 40" 2004
  • Martindale-Hubbell®* AV rating 

Received Advocacy Award from NAIOP NJ in 2018.

Received Business Advocate Award from the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce in 2013.

Received Service to Industry Award from the Monmouth University Kislak Real Estate Institute in 2012.

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Executive Committee and Board of Directors, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce

Founder and Leader, Smart Growth Economic Development Coalition

Co-Founder and Executive Committee, Rutgers Center for Real Estate

Board of Trustees, George Washington University Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis

MXD (Mixed-Use) Counsel, New Jersey Builders Association

Former National Chair of State Government Relations, ICSC