Friday, December 30, 2022

January 2023


President's Message

BANNJ President Thomas Petersen

I hope that all members enjoyed time off celebrating the holidays with family and friends.  BANNJ had a very successful year in 2022 thanks to the support of our membership, and we look forward to seeing many of you in the New Year at our 2023 upcoming events.

We hope all BANNJ members will join us at our Annual Installation & Awards Dinner at The Graycliff Fine Catering on Thursday, January 26th.  Celebrate with your fellow members as we welcome in new leadership and celebrate member accomplishments over the past year.  Enjoy a wonderful cocktail reception, dinner, premium open bar, and live music by the band, Whiskey Helps.  Be sure to place an ad in our congratulatory ad journal to showcase your company and/or take a sponsorship to highlight to Northern NJ building industry professionals.  Kindly register, sponsor or secure your ad placement by January 12th at 

With an increase of 10% in membership this past year, BANNJ will continue to grow our Ambassador Program in 2023. We would like to highlight some of our fantastic volunteers who have dedicated their time to starting up this important program for our local.  This month, we will feature BANNJ Associate Member Kristie Davida, Licensed REALTOR® - Broker Associate at Coldwell Banker in Bergen County, NJ.  


Kristie Davida

Kristie joined BANNJ in early 2022 and immediately volunteered for our golf committee and newly formed Ambassador Program to help create awareness of the organization in the community and to bring in new members as well as retain members.  Kristie is a seasoned listing specialist committed to elevating the client's selling experience.  She specializes in residential real estate and works with builders, investors, first-time buyers, luxury properties, distressed homes, and relocation.  Her clients have access to her extensive network of reputable professionals including attorneys, home inspectors, title, and contractors.  

Kristie’s industry accomplishments include Circle of Excellence 2021, 2022.  Coldwell Banker Rookie of the Year 2020, Sterling Society 2020, Diamond Society 2021 and
2023 Leadership Academy Greater Bergen Board of Realtors. She will be newly installed on our BANNJ Board of Directors in 2023 and is the recipient of the 2022 BANNJ Young Professional Rising Star Award. 

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Liberty Design-Build Corp.
Jesus Alvarez
1203 Palisade Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087


Rescom ICF, LLC
Adam Graf
109 Bergen Turnpike
Little Ferry, NJ 07643

9 Mile RE LLC.
31 N. 5th Street
Paterson, NJ 07522

Thank you to our BANNJ 2022 Premier Partner Sponsors for their outstanding support and dedication of our local association this past year.  These outstanding companies go above and beyond for our members and our industry.  If you would like to join this group of ultimate professionals as a Premier Partner in 2023, please email for more information on how to create the maximum marketing exposure for your company.

Thursday January 26, 2023-Annual Installation & Awards Dinner @ The Graycliff 6:00PM

Join us as we celebrate the new year and honor our incoming local association leadership.  Enjoy a wonderful dinner, open premium bar and live music by our returning fantastic band, Whisky Helps.

Friday, March 3rd-SPECIAL TIME 1:00PM-Virtual Economic & Housing Forecast by NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz, Ph.D. 

Thursday, April 27th-Joint meeting with NKBA at Ferguson Showroom in Mahwah, NJ.  Join us for premium industry networking and presentation by an industry speaker. CEU credits may be available.

Monday, May 22nd-Annual Golf Outing & Scholarship Awards at White Beeches Golf & Country Club.  Don’t miss this annual favorite event at a beautiful, private club.

Thursday, June 1st-Pickleball and Networking at SAX, LLP, Parsippany, NJ.  Join us at this state-of-the-art new office complex and join us for a fun event to begin the summer.