For approximately 30 years Mr. Afolabi was the City of Newark’s key asset in guiding applicants and overseeing plans and development on the Cities behalf until his retirement in 2017 to allow him to start his own consulting firm. Mr. Afolabi is a Certified Zoning Official and a seasoned land use and zoning consultant. He held the position of Planner and Zoning Officer during his tenure with the City of Newark , New Jersey. As the Supervising Planner, Mr. Afolabi played a critical role in major development within the City, including the development of the Prudential Center, NJIT, Essex County College, several redevelopment projects for Rutgers and the Performing arts center, along with every developer and investor who has required the planning boards guidance, including contractors, lawyers, engineers, and architects.
He has served under four of Newark’s presiding mayors including Sharpe James, Cory Booker, Luis Quintana and our present day Mayor Ras Baraka. He has been an intricate part of working with the Cities officials and other professionals to develop and maintain the City of Newark’s master plan.
Mr. Afolabi attended New York Institute of Technology and Alabama A&M University. He holds a Masters degree in Urban & Regional Planning. He also holds various certifications in Zoning and Land Use Administration from Rutgers University School of Planning and Public Policy.
As we have been doing business with the Marzano family for over twenty years, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your company for a business relationship which Weissman Realty has enjoyed and has benefitted in numerous ways. It has always been a pleasure doing business with them and we look forward too many more mutually beneficial years. - Neil Weissman, Weissman Realty
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