Madison Marquette Names New Director for Asbury Park Boardwalk Project

Madison Marquette, a premier national real estate investment, development and management firm, announced the appointment of George H. Ladyman, Jr., as Business and Experience Director for their 1.5-mile long beachfront project in Asbury Park, NJ.  Mr. Ladyman’s responsibilities will include leading Madison’s efforts to enhance and extend the retail, dining, event and entertainment offerings along the Asbury Park Boardwalk.

“We are delighted to welcome George Ladyman to Madison Marquette and to the Asbury Park team,” said Peter Tomai, Managing Director. “His extraordinary expertise and experience creating, managing and evolving iconic national projects will help further advance Madison Marquette’s transformation of the Asbury Park Boardwalk as a world-class destination for locals and visitors alike” Tomai added.

Prior to joining Madison Marquette, Mr. Ladyman was Managing Director of JLL’s Northeast Region Project and Development Group where he led a team that managed over 450 projects annually, valued at more than $7B.  Mr. Ladyman also served as VP Projects, Real Estate for Time Warner working on such renowned projects as Time Warner Center, TW Le France and Inside CNN Studio Tour.  He also headed Time Warner’s Six Flags Theme Park design and Development department overseeing all of their asset development, design and construction.

Mr. Ladyman is also a distinguished educator who has held adjunct professor/lecturer positions with Pratt Institute, Urban Land Institute, New York University and CIDA.  He received his MBA from Columbia University, a B.S. in Industrial Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR.

Madison Marquette has long been driving the redevelopment of the Asbury Park Boardwalk.  Building upon Asbury’s storied history and deep creative vibe, Madison Marquette tirelessly seeks to enhance the luster of this “city by the sea” with a diverse collection boutiques, restaurants and events all happening on one of the most beautiful waterfronts on the Eastern seaboard.  With 1.5 miles of beachfront, within 75 minutes of both New York City and Philadelphia, the Asbury Park Boardwalk redevelopment now features nearly 80,000 square feet of retail space – including seven successful and unique full scale restaurants and lounges, numerous specialty food concepts and a growing collection of innovative independent merchants and purveyors with more on the way.

Madison Marquette is a private real estate investment and operating company and a member of the global investment firm Capital Guidance. Founded in 1992, the firm employs a proven repositioning and redevelopment strategy to create value in infill and mixed-use assets in major urban gateway markets throughout the United States. Madison Marquette enhances returns while mitigating risk by directly controlling and managing the execution of its investment strategies. With more than 220 employees, Madison Marquette covers major U.S. markets through its offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, Asbury Park, Dallas and Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit us on the web at Madison Marquette.