Who We Are
Dresdner Robin is a leading land-use consultancy covering the New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Connecticut metro markets. Our full-service firm provides creative solutions that emphasize service, client satisfaction and technological innovation, with specialties in site/civil engineering, land surveying, environmental services, planning, and landscape architecture in the revival of urban landscapes.
Founded in the 1970s, Dresdner Robin has transformed brownfield redevelopment. With a specialty in urban design, we created and implemented the first-ever remedial action plan in the state of New Jersey, which ensured effective measures with environmental issues at Newport, in Jersey City. This initial focus on city planning combined with environmental leadership established our reputation.
This success allowed to establish civil engineering, land surveying, and landscape architecture practices rounding out our land-use repertoire.
Still a privately held company with three office locations, Dresdner Robin continues to draw the best creative minds to our multi-functional team.
Our employees are agents of change. Through strategy and execution, we transform ideas into results for clients and communities across New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Fred Worstell, PE
Fred is recognized as an expert in his field for site development, environmental investigation, remedial design, construction management, and regulatory affairs. As a “brownfield” specialist, Fred has completed numerous commercial and residential projects on former industrial sites with soil and groundwater contamination. His list of engineering projects has included the design and coordination of major civil projects including roadway and interchange improvements, as well as water, storm-water, and sewer infrastructure.
Numerous development projects have been of regional impact requiring significant public review and negotiation with local, state, and federal agencies. Fred’s environmental practice areas include sites impacted by a broad spectrum of soil and groundwater contamination, wetlands, and endangered species. Prior to joining Dresdner Robin, Fred directed site development and engineering activities for Melvin Simon, a nationally recognized development company. Fred holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Duke University. He is a registered professional engineer in New Jersey, Connecticut, Indiana, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Tony Ianuale, CFA
COO and CFO
Tony joined Dresdner Robin in 2009 and is responsible for the general management and administration of the firm. Prior to joining Dresdner Robin, Tony managed teams responsible for real estate development. He was a Senior Vice President of Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO) where he ran AIMCO’s real estate development and redevelopment operations in the NE region, consisting of Philadelphia, New York metro, and the Boston markets. Prior to that experience, he ran similar groups that sourced and developed investment-grade large-scale multifamily, office, retail, hotel, mixed-use, and transit-oriented projects in positions he held at AvalonBay Communities, Inc., Lincoln Property Company, and The Druker Company of Boston.
He began his career in real estate at Jones Lang LaSalle first as an asset manager of retail and office properties in Chicago and later as a development manager in New York. Tony started his business career as a financial analyst for Exxon Corporation. Tony has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College. He holds the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation.
Director of Environmental Services
Doug has over 19 years of diverse experience conducting environmental investigations on behalf of a wide range of clientele including government agencies, real-estate developers, law firms, and financial institutions. Specializing in environmental due diligence and brownfield redevelopment, he regularly assists clients in assessing and mitigating liability associated with real estate acquisitions and has acted as an expert in support of environmental litigation cost recovery cases. He has served as an effective liaison between clients, local/state/federal regulatory agencies, legal counsel, and financial institutions and has developed innovative and cost-effective solutions to a variety of complex environmental and engineering challenges. He is a dedicated and performance driven professional with an accomplished record of fulfilling his client’s objectives.
Doug has also assisted with the preparation and coordination of Brownfield Development Applications (BDA) with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Department of the Treasury and has served on BDA steering committees on behalf of public agencies as well as private real-estate developers. As the Director of Environmental Services at Dresdner Robin, he leads a diverse team of talented professionals and has proven himself to be an effective manager with strong organizational skills. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Ohio University and a Master of Science degree in Geo-Environmental Science from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
Mark Vizzini, LLA, RLA, LEED AP bd+c
Associate Director of Land Development / Business Development Manager
Mark has over 20 years of experience in landscape architecture and is responsible for leading Dresdner Robin’s design group in Site Planning, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture. His experience includes all aspects of site design and construction including, zoning analysis, site inventory and analyses, conceptual design, grading design, preparation of construction documents and specifications, presentation graphics, site plan application, cost estimating, expert witness testimony, and site supervision.
Mark has been the team leader on a broad spectrum of projects ranging from mixed-use commercial and residential buildings, redevelopment projects, waterfront development, rooftop gardens/green roofs, streetscape and lighting, open space and parks, rehabilitation projects and master planning. Mark is proficient in AutoCAD and Land Development Desktop and as such, oversees the Dresdner Robin CAD design group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University is a licensed Landscape Architect in the state of New Jersey.
Greg Gloor, PLS
Director of Survey and 3D Measurement
Greg currently serves as the Director of Survey and 3D Measurement for Dresdner Robin. Prior to 2009 Greg had been the owner of an independent surveying practice providing land surveying services in New Jersey. He has been able to combine more than 20 years of information technology expertise, extensive project planning, client relations, and presentation skills into a very successful practice providing clients with technology integrated services to meet their individual project needs. Greg’s experience lies in the preparation of ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, topographic surveys, as-built surveys, construction layout, digital terrain modeling, deed and file searching, descriptions, and elevation certificates.
Clients have been residential and commercial land owners, government agencies, engineering firms, and the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission.
Nicholas Noce, LSRP
Principal Environmental Specialist
Nick has over 15 years of environmental consulting experience performing site and remedial investigations and remediation of soil and ground water on a wide range of residential, commercial, and industrial properties for private corporations and federal and state agencies. His areas of expertise include hazardous waste screenings/ preliminary assessments, Phase I and Phase II Site Assessments, subsurface investigations, soil and ground water sampling, air monitoring, UST/AST removals, remediation technology and implementation, report writing, bid proposals, client liaison, and project management.
He is a certified industrial N-2 operator with extensive experience in the installation, operation and maintenance of remediation systems with major emphasis on ground water pump and treat, soil vapor extraction, air sparging, and on-site bioremediation. He has prepared Site Investigation Reports, Remedial Investigation Reports, Remedial Action Work Plans, Remedial Action Reports, Health and Safety Plans, soil and ground water sampling plans, and Deed Notices for both private and government clients.
Nick is also responsible for managing and coordinating on-going NJDOT Task Order Agreements for roadway improvement projects and maintenance facilities statewide. The roadway improvement projects include providing hazardous waste services during the preliminary, final, and construction phases of the project. The objectives of the maintenance facilities agreements are to characterize soil and/or ground water contamination and to evaluate, select and implement the most appropriate and cost-effective remedial approach. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from The Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS, formerly Cook College), Rutgers University.
Charles Heydt, PP, AICP, LEED AP ND
Director of Planning Services
As Director of Planning Services, much of Charles’ work at Dresdner Robin is focused on the key components of land use and environmental planning. He places a strong emphasis on development feasibility, redevelopment, environmental and fiscal impact analysis, and sustainability.
His skill set includes development feasibility, community engagement, environmental/fiscal impact analysis, and population/planning/variance studies. Because of his wide base of experience in residential, commercial, mixed-use, industrial, and institutional projects, Charles demonstrates a facility with effective project management. He is often called upon as an expert witness in planning before local and regional boards throughout the tri-state area.
Before joining Dresdner Robin, Charles was a key contributor to the early development of the Sustainable Jersey certification program with the Sustainability Institute (formerly New Jersey Sustainable State Institute). He continues to collaborate on various projects with the Center for Urban Policy Research, including the annual National Historic Preservation Tax Credit Report.
Charles Heydt earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from The College of New Jersey and a Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) degree from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. A long-time member of the American Planning Association (APA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), he continues to serve on the APA-NJ Executive Committee.
Lauren K. Venin, LLA, RLA, CFM
Project Manager, Landscape Architect
Lauren Venin brings more than 17 years experience in landscape architecture to the Dresdner Robin team. She has a solid skill set in all areas of project development, from conceptual design to construction services as well as specification and cost estimation. She has worked on projects within high-density residential developments, urban parks, streetscapes, and mixed use development, with extensive project experience in both public and private sector projects.
Lauren is a certified floodplain manager who volunteers in several civic organizations related to landscape architecture. She has served as chair of the Borough of Pompton Lakes Flood Advisory Board, and a founder and chair of the Borough of Pompton Lakes Trail Maintenance Subcommittee. She has volunteered her expertise to integrate Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development strategies into the management of public land and waterways in the town.
Lauren’s pre-Dresdner Robin work included 11 years with a Landscape Architecture and Urban Design firm, focusing on projects involving senior campus living and assisted living projects as well as urban parks. She has also done extensive work for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, coordinating projects with multiple city agencies.
Lauren holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University’s Landscape Architecture program.
John F. Tregidgo, LSRP
Senior Project Manager
John has over 20 years of experience within the environmental industry, which spans from the laboratory process through completion of remediation. This diverse background gives him a unique understanding of the remediation process which he applies to everything from homeowner heating oil tanks to investigations at complex former industrial facilities. He effectively applies professional judgment through the remediation process and has conducted environmental investigations on behalf of a wide range of clientele including government agencies, real-estate developers, law firms and financial institutions. He is regularly involved in the preparation of Preliminary Assessments, Site Investigation Reports, Remedial Investigation Reports, Remedial Action Work Plans, Remedial Action Reports, Quality Assurance Project Plans, soil and ground water sampling plans, and Deed Notices for both private and government clients.
John has served as an effective liaison between clients, local/state/federal regulatory agencies, legal counsel, and financial institutions and has designed and implemented innovative and cost-effective solutions to a variety of complex environmental and engineering challenges. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and a Minor in Chemistry from Montclair State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Ramapo College.
Kara Isgro, LSRP
Project Manager and Licensed Site Remediation Professional
As an experienced project manager with LSRP accreditation, Kara Isgro brings strong professional assets to the Dresdner Robin Environmental Services team. She has spent more than fourteen years working in all aspects of the environmental arena — from project inspection and development, to field work planning and implementation, to regulatory reporting. Kara has managed projects of all sizes and complexities, from heating oil tank remediation to Brownfields development areas, working closely with clients across many sectors. Professionals in the insurance industry, law firms, developers, and both private and public sectors have come to rely on her creative solutions to complex problems and individual needs.
Kara has implemented a wide array of remedial strategies at her projects, including duel-phase product recovery, in-situ chemical and biological injections, soil blending, chemical oxidation, in-situ soil stabilization/solidification and classical excavation and capping. She has worked closely with the NJDEP and New York DEC to find optimal remedial solutions at various sites, efficiently securing project closure, obtaining Remedial Action Permits and issuing Response Action Outcomes. She is well versed in the Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites and Technical Requirements for Site Remediation, meeting all regulatory obligations while developing innovative solutions for her various projects.
Kara Isgro earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science and Environmental Studies from Lehigh University.
Ed Kolling, PP, AICP, LLA
Ed has over 25 years of experience and specializes in the areas of Redevelopment, Economic Development, and Community Planning. He has prepared redevelopment plans in larger cities such as Jersey City, Union City, and Elizabeth as well as smaller communities such as Bayonne, Asbury Park, Roselle, and Livingston. The scale of these plans has ranged from high-rise, high-density residential, commercial, office, and mixed-use developments to smaller scale commercial and residential projects; and have been prepared for municipalities, public housing authorities, and private developers.
His experience includes project coordination; preparation of redevelopment plans, grant applications, and development applications; testimony and presentations to Planning Boards and Boards of Adjustment throughout the State; design of parks, plazas, and streetscapes; site plan review; development of land use regulations; and studies and site plans for both large and small site-specific developments. Ed also has extensive and varied experience in the fields of Community and Urban Planning. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Land Management & Planning/Landscape Architecture from Rutgers University and is a licensed Landscape Architect and Professional Planner in the state of New Jersey.
MATTHEW NEULS PE, CME, LEED AP
Associate Director of Land Development
Matthew (Matt) Neuls brings many years of expertise to his role as Senior Project Manager on the engineering team at Dresdner Robin. A large portfolio of high density mixed-use urban development projects has benefited from his management expertise of all phases, from concept through construction. While he specializes in regulatory compliance for coastal resources, flood hazard and water quality permitting for both State and Federal agencies, he is equally adept at preparing site plans, construction drawings, specifications, and other documents.
Matt and his team have concentrated on several multi-block urban redevelopment areas in Jersey City over the last few years. They have worked closely with various stakeholders – owners, utility carriers, government agencies, and others – on development site plans and designs for individual parcels of land. At the same time, their focus has extended to area-wide infrastructure improvements and public amenities for future neighborhood buildout.
Before joining the Dresdner Robin team, Matt worked as an engineering consultant for a variety of public and private sector clients over two decades. His prior work experience included site plans for development projects, plans and contract documents for public works construction projects, construction contract administration, and general on-call engineering activities. He served as Municipal Engineer of Record for four Northern New Jersey communities as well as engineering consultant for a half dozen Planning and Zoning Boards in New Jersey. Recognized as an expert witness in the field of civil engineering by the New Jersey Superior Court, he has provided testimony on coastal resource regulations to the New Jersey State Senate Committee on Environment and Energy.
Matt earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Lafayette College.
JIM BLANEY, CHMM
Director of Construction Management
Jim is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) with more than 25 years of specialized technical, operational, and regulatory experience in managing complex site remediation and redevelopment projects. As a construction and remediation risk manager, in both the public and private sectors, Jim has successfully planned, executed, and completed numerous projects throughout the New York and Philadelphia Metropolitan regions, including all of New Jersey and Connecticut. Jim and his team effectively manage all phases of remediation and redevelopment projects, which are implemented using either a phased approach or delivered in a complete turn-key fashion. Jim’s pragmatic and collective approach to project success incorporates his extensive construction management and remediation expertise, consistently delivering effective project solutions on time and within budget.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ramapo College of New Jersey in Environmental Studies and a Master of Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Environmental Policy and Planning. Jim is also a veteran of the United States Armed Services where he served honorably as a Damage Control Technician and Machinist’s Mate in the United States Navy.
Gabrielle Gornelli, PE
Senior Project Manager, Engineering
Gabrielle (Gabby) Gornelli plays a key role in Dresdner Robin’s engineering department as Assistant Project Manager. Her focus is on the preparation of municipal site plan applications and related engineering reports for a wide range of civil engineering work in commercial, residential and mixed-use development projects.
Gabby’s extensive experience in design and development, construction services and regulatory permitting on local, state and national levels informs her work on a variety of Dresdner Robin projects. Her expertise is expertly applied to managing projects that include roadway and site grading design, utility layout and design, storm water management and erosion control design, as well as the development of detailed construction documents and administrative services. A recent example of her regulatory expertise is embodied in the management of multiple modifications for an active NJDEP Waterfront Development Permit for a regional site with more than 20 municipal parcels and over one million square feet of development area.
Before joining the Dresdner Robin team, Gabby spent six years at the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (formerly the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission). Her responsibilities included the review of land use applications and the management of public sector construction projects.
Gabby Gornelli has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Construction Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.