#8 Ron Ladell Avalon Communities Inc., Senior Vice President
He is a sought-out leader in multifamily residential by the top players. “I think he’s the biggest name in multifamily residential right now,” one rival admitted. Ladell was prasied by another insider for his overall game: “He’s the complete real estate developer: Gets legal, gets financial, gets construction.” That’s why he is on speed dial for so many movers and shakers. His ability to get approval by the Princeton planning board in July on the 280-unit project at the former site of the University Medical Center of Princeton (despite serious opposition and a last-minute lawsuit) was just another example of his ability.
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