North American Properties (NAP) announced that industry veteran Mark J. Fetah has joined the firm as senior vice president/director for the Riverton Master Planned Projects, a $2.5 billion, 5 million-square-foot mixed-use development comprised of 400 acres on the Raritan River in Sayreville.
Fetah is a hands-on real estate development and construction veteran who has delivered more than 40 million square feet of commercial, residential, hospitality, retail, resort and mixed-use projects throughout the United States and abroad. In his new role with NAP, he will be responsible for design, engineering, permitting, approvals, construction and management of the multi-phased Riverton program.
He will work in tandem with Kevin Polston, project executive for Riverton for the past 18 months.
Fetah began his career in hands-on general contracting field assignments, which led to more senior leadership executive roles on noteworthy mega-project ventures such as EPCOT Center in Orlando, Euro Disneyland in Paris, Canary Wharf in London, 7 World Trade Center in New York, Princeton Forrestal Village in Princeton, Staten Island Ferry Terminal Renovation in New York, and Hudson River Park Trust in New York,
Prior to joining NAP, Fetah oversaw the development, design, project management and CAPEX operations for two of the pre-eminent national real estate investment funds.
He received his B.S. degree in Architectural Engineering, Advanced Construction Management Option, from Penn State. He later earned an M.S. in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.B.A. from University Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland.