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.
J.B. Reilly is the President of City Center Investment Corporation (CCIC). Reilly formed CCIC with Joseph V. Topper Jr. in 2011, and the company is currently developing a $1 billion-plus mixed-use project that is helping transform Downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania. 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.
Joseph V. Topper Jr.
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 City Center Investment Corporation’s growing financial investment in Downtown Allentown, and oversees all of the company’s operations. As Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Borrelli focuses on developing, monitoring and evaluating overall corporate strategy and provides financial insight.
Since 2011, Jane Heft has served as City Center Investment Corporation’s Vice President, Director of Project Design and Corporate Branding, leading the company’s branding, building design and integration. She is also Principal of her own brand design firm, enze, providing integrated solutions for organizations from nonprofits to Fortune 100s.
Jeff Vaughan brings 30 years’ experience to his role as Vice President, Director of Public Relations for City Center Investment Corporation. Mr. Vaughan is also the Founder and President of a full-service public relations firm, Vaughan Communications Group (VCG), which over the past 13 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 strategy for sales, marketing and communications. She joined City Center Investment Corporation in 2017 and has since helped lead leasing activity, including securing ADP as the anchor tenant of Five City Center and launching the Downtown Allentown Market. Ms. Wheeler has also overseen the expansion of integrated marketing for City Center’s office, retail, hotel and residential properties, as well as the programming of the development’s public spaces.
Jarrett Laubach serves as City Center Investment Corporation’s Director of Leasing, the key point of contact for companies exploring a move to City Center Allentown. He joined the company 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.
Gene Marino brings more than 30 years of experience in financial management to his role as City Center Investment Corporation’s Director of Finance. He has responsibility for all banking relationships and for loan and NIZ compliance money and is integral to the day-to-day accounting operations of CCIC.