Joseph Stern is the founder, owner, president and chief executive officer of Eastern Properties, a commercial and residential real estate company in Cranbury, NJ. His dynamic management and leadership style has been critical to the success of the company in its overall development since its founding. His primary responsibility is the acquisition of land and the approval process including directing the professional consultants, i.e. architects, engineers, etc. for the land improvements and the constructions of the buildings.
Mr. Stern is probably better known locally for his commitment and involvement in education as well as other philanthropic causes. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the 200 year-old Yeshivas Mir International, the largest talmudical college in the world as well as the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School, the first Jewish parochial school founded in America in 1899. He is also the founder and president of a Jewish Day School in his home community, Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion, with over 500 students. For the past twenty years, Mr. Stern was a board member of Amboy National Bank. He earned his bachelor’s degree from The Pratt Institute in 1973.