Ted Zangari

Ted Zangari


Ted Zangari is a Member of Sills Cummis & Gross, a commercial law firm with New Jersey offices in Newark and Princeton. 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 Sills Cummis & Gross attorneys on large-scale mixed use projects including land assemblage, redeveloper designations and agreements, tax increment financing and other public incentives, environmental remediation, commercial condominiumization and construction contracts.  He also routinely handles complex business transactions with an emphasis on commercial leasing, acquisition and financing transactions for owners, lenders and tenants of distribution facilities, office buildings and shopping centers across the country.   In addition, Mr. Zangari chairs the Firm’s Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Practice Group, assisting developers, hospitals, banks and other regulated industry clients in the ways that government and business intersect on a broad range of legislative and regulatory matters. In a recent politickernj.com ranking of "politically influential law firms," 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 as the North American Chair, State & Provincial Government Relations Committee, of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is also active on the legislative affairs committee of NJ-NAIOP and serves on the Board of Trustees of the NJ State Chamber of Commerce, the Newark Regional Business Partnership and the Newark Alliance, among others. Mr. Zangari has chaired a governor’s study commission on business attraction and expansion incentives, and has served on another governor’s real estate advisory board.

In September 2007 – one month before the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached its all-time high – Mr. Zangari convened the founding meeting of the Smart Growth Economic Development Coalition to develop a "stimulus package" of legislation addressing what Mr. Zangari described as the "twin crises" of a near-term demand problem caused by the alarming out-migration of jobs and residents as well as a longer-term supply problem of housing future residents and businesses in the wake of New Jersey becoming the first fully built-out state in the nation. Several years later, the Coalition, which now includes 26 statewide trade associations, has seen many of its legislative initiatives become law, and the Coalition is actively lobbying for passage of the remaining bills in its stimulus package.

Mr. Zangari has been recognized by many organizations, including the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce (Business Advocate award), Kislak Real Estate Institute at Monmouth University (Service to Industry award) and NJ-NAIOP (Industry Service award and Advocacy award).  He has been included on the list of the “Top 10 Power Players in the Garden State” by Real Estate New Jersey magazine, and over the last decade NJBIZ® magazine has included him on 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.

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NJBIZ® magazine's "Power 50 in Real Estate" List 2011-2015, 2017

NJBIZ® magazine's "Power 75 in Real Estate" List 2016

NJBIZ® magazine's "Power 100" List 2012-2018

NJBIZ® magazine's Vanguard Series "Leaders in Commercial Real Estate" 2018

NJBIZ® magazine's “Movers & Shakers” in New Jersey List 2009

ROI-NJ* "Real Estate Influencers List" 2017-2018

ROI-NJ* "ROI Influencers Power List" 2018, Real Estate

The Best Lawyers in America®* 2008-2019, Real Estate Law

New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2005-2018, Real Estate: Business; Land Use/Zoning; Government Relations

Chambers USA®*  2004-2006, 2014-2018, New Jersey Real Estate

NAIOP NJ's® "Advocacy Award" 2018

The News Funnel's* "NJ Real Estate Rockstar" List 2013

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce "Business Advocate Award" 2013

Monmouth University Kislak Real Estate Institute "Service to Industry Award" 2012

NJBIZ® magazine's "Forty under 40" 2004

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Board of Directors, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
Founder, Smart Growth Economic Development Coalition
North American Chair of State Government Relations, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Member, Governor’s Real Estate Advisory Board
Trustee, Newark Alliance
Trustee, The New Jersey Organization for a Better State (NEW JOBS)
Executive Committee Member, Rutgers Center for Real Estate Studies
Co-Founder and Member of Executive Committee, NJ/Italy Trade Council
Member, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
Member, CoreNet
Member, Newark Real Estate Board
Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, American Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, Capitol Insights Panel of Experts