City Center Allentown is part of City Center Investment Corporation (CCIC), a visionary real estate development and management company. Launched in 2011, CCIC is led by an award-winning team of developers, real estate specialists, designers, and marketing executives—a dynamic group of individuals whose experience spans lifestyle communities, garden apartments, urban spaces, and historic high-rises. CCIC is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
John B. Reilly III is the President and CEO of CCIC. Reilly formed CCIC with Joseph V. Topper Jr. in 2011, and to date the corporation has developed more than 1.4 million square feet of mixed-use space in Downtown Allentown. Reilly has more than 30 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate development and planning, urban redevelopment, property management, finance management, and law. His career includes the development of more than $1 billion in real estate assets.
Joseph V. Topper Jr. is a Cofounder of CCIC, forming the company in 2011 with J.B. Reilly. In addition, Topper is the CEO of Dunne Manning Inc., a national distributor of branded petroleum, convenience retail products, and carwash services with more than 2,500 employees among the company and its affiliates and service companies. Topper has more than 30 years of management experience in the wholesale and retail fuel distribution industry.
Judy Borrelli manages CCIC's growing financial investment in Downtown Allentown. In her role of CFO, Borrelli focuses on developing, monitoring, and evaluating overall corporate strategy and provides useful financial insight to help make informed decisions regarding strategy formulation and execution. She has more than 30 years of accounting and finance experience.
Since 2011, Jane Heft has served as CCIC's Vice President, Director of Project Design and Corporate Branding, leading the company’s branding, building design, and project integration. She is also principal of her own brand design firm, enze, providing integrated solutions for organizations ranging from nonprofits to Fortune 100's. With more than 100 design awards, Jane most recently designed the identities for Allentown’s new PPL Center and Miller Symphony Hall, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Bethlehem’s Steel Stacks complex, the ArtsQuest brand, and the United Way.
Jeff Vaughan brings 25 years of experience to his role as Vice President, Director of Public Relations for CCIC. Vaughan is also the Founder and President of a full-service public relations firm, Vaughan Communications Group (VCG), which over the past 10 years has represented such organizations and brands as National Geographic, The Saturday Evening Post, Carpenter Technology Corp. (NYSE: CRS), and Bonefish Grill.
As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jill Wheeler applies more than 20 years of experience to developing and implementing corporate strategies for marketing, advertising, communications, events, and leasing. She joined CCIC from Adams Outdoor Advertising, where she served as General Sales Manager with responsibility for managing all revenue generation and 20 employees. Prior to that, Wheeler was Vice President and General Manager of Klunk & Millan Advertising.
Jarrett Laubach serves as CCIC's Director of Leasing, the key point of contact for companies exploring a move to Downtown Allentown. He joined CCIC in 2014 with 10 years of experience working within a prominent brokerage firm, negotiating and transacting nearly $50 million in commercial real estate sales and leases in and around the Lehigh Valley. In his role at CCIC, Laubach has helped secure leases with a variety of businesses, from financial services firms to technology companies to a number of upscale eateries.
Gene Marino brings more than 30 years of experience in financial management to his role as Director of Finance. He has responsibility for all banking relationships and for loan and NIB compliance money and is integral to the day-to-day accounting operations of CCIC. His professional background includes company and departmental financial operations, cost accounting, inventory management, ERP systems implementation, and acquisition integration.