Building Bergen to Focus on Economic Growth Opportunities in Bergen County


“Building Bergen,” an interactive discussion advocating economic growth opportunities in Bergen County, is being sponsored by the law firm of Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, P.C., Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors Commercial Division, Bergen Community College and the County of Bergen.

The program will be held on Wednesday, May 11, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at The Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre at Bergen Community College, in Paramus.

The free event will have an interactive discussion on real estate development opportunities in redevelopment zones and also what types of business growth opportunities there are for small/medium-size business to operate in those zones. County Executive James Tedesco II and other County officials will have the opportunity to speak to the business community about the support and work the county is providing to attract and maintain businesses in our area. The panel also will speak about incentives available for real estate and businesses.

The redevelopment occurring in Hackensack will be used as a case study for the opportunities that are available. The discussion will touch on these areas from a legal, governmental and marketing perspective.

The panel will feature:

• James Tedesco III, Bergen County Executive
• Lauren Moore Jr., Executive Director, New Jersey Business Action Center
• Noel McGuire, Business Advocate, New Jersey Business Action Center
• Joanne M. Cimiluca, Director of Bergen County Division of Economic Development
• Francis Reiner, LLA-PP, Redevelopment Consultant, DMR Architects
• Joseph L. Basralian, Esq., Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, P.C.
• Robert Abbott, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors

The program will be moderated by Khoren Bandazian, Esq. of Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, P.C.

To register, go to


For more information, contact:
Alan Levine, Winne Banta Basralian & Kahn, P.C.





Our very own Carol Rose Volpe, a resident of Ramsey and a member of the Ramsey Chamber of Commerce, was quoted many times in an article that appears in  The article is all about the town of Ramsey, and our own James McElroy was also quoted.


To read the article, please click here.



Abbott & Caserta Realtors recently held its second quarter, Top Producing Agent luncheon at the Pizzeria Mandara and Ristorante in Wyckoff.  To qualify for the Top Producing Agent Club they must complete the highest property transaction closing value for that quarter. 

8-22-2013 2nd Q 2013

Abbott & Caserta Realtors is pleased to recognize and congratulate the following agents for their achievement of Top Producing Agents for the 2nd quarter, 2013.

Ralph Caserta
Randy Canonico
Deborah Graske
James McElroy
Richard Morand
Amy Morrison
Donna Nicolich
Lauren Pavlovich
Eleanor “Elly” Portsmore
Pamela Stetson

Joining in the celebration is owner Robert Abbott along with his office managers, Amy DeBellis of the Ho-Ho-Kus office, Donna Nicolich of the Wyckoff office, Gina M. Palumbo of the Commercial and New Homes & Land office, who acknowledge and thanked the agent’s hard work and dedication.  In this challenging market changes are occurring, these agents have found a way to create more effective sales strategies keeping the best interest of their clients first with the highest level of integrity and service.

Please do not hesitate to contact our professional sales associates at one of our regional locations; 201-891-2223 or 201-447-6600.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Pictured Top Row: Eleanor “Elly” Portsmore, Lauren Pavlovich, Rick Morand, Donna Nicolich, Amy DeBellis, Robert Abbott Bottom Row: Deborah Graske, Gina M. Palumbo, James McElroy and Pamela Stetson.



Local Ramsey Realtor, Carol Rose Volpe from Abbott & Caserta Realtors has planted American Flags on local streets in Ramsey “to remind us of the ultimate sacrifice our Military provides so that we may be free !”


Carol has been dedicating her time to this project for the past 26 years and plants the flags along local streets for the Memorial Day and July 4th Holidays.