Michael Sylvester

Michael Sylvester
Executive Vice President
Parsippany, New Jersey
973-560-1400 x187

Mr. Sylvester is responsible for the financial performance of the company and manages the day to day business operations. In addition he is also responsible for the overall management of EWMA corporate business development efforts.

Mr. Sylvester has over 28 years of public/private sector experience in the environmental industry and is recognized on both National and State levels as a leader in Brownfields. He has provided high-level technical, financial, and strategic consultation on matters involving real estate transactions, investigations, remediation and redevelopment of commercial and industrial properties. Mike worked previously at the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) as Program Manager of the Brownfields Redevelopment Office and as such brings extensive and unique experience in obtaining financing and grants for development projects, especially those with environmental issues.



  • Real Estate and Transaction Support
  • Brownfields and Development
  • Remediation
  • Financial and Incentives
  • Renewable Energy and Alternative Fuels


  • BA, Upsala College
  • New Jersey Real Estate Commission
  • Licensed Real Estate Professional
  • NGVi-Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Station Design

Professional Activities

  • Sparta Township Planning and Zoning Officer
  • Environmental Business Council & Real Property Roundtable of Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ)
  • Paterson Environmental Revitalization Committee (PERC)
  • Economic Development Association of New Jersey (EDANJ), Past President
  • UNICO, Sparta Chapter


Experience Highlights

Edison, NJ—assembled a team to support a site-wide multimedia remediation of a bulk storage facility and a research laboratory located in Central New Jersey.  The project included investigation and closure of over 210 Areas of Concern (AOCs).  EWMA compiled and evaluated historical investigations completed by other consultants spanning over 30 years in order to create a guaranteed cleanup cost project through the SECUR‑IT® program.  In addition, EWMA provided the monitoring of site demolition of structures which contained residual product. EWMA’s guidance assisted in capturing and disposing of those residual materials minimizing additional site issues. The project also included overseeing the excavation and disposal of contaminated soils at depths of up to 18 feet below grade. In-situ groundwater remediation is on-going as site development activities are in progress.  Mr. Sylvester heads the overall strategic and contractual support of the project, including tracking the project’s overall financial target and development milestones.

Paterson, NJ–Provided environmental, engineering, and project management services to access and/or remediate numerous brownfield sites designated throughout the Great Falls National Historic Park (GFNHP) and Brownfield Development Area (BDA) designation.  In addition to the BDA designation, the City successfully obtained over $5 million from the Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation program (HDSRF) to finance the on-going investigation, remediation and development activities.

Parsippany, NJ–Provided transaction support and on-going investigation and remedial services to complete a $1.4MM remediation of a commercial redevelopment project. Soil and groundwater investigation, soil stabilization and engineering measures assisted in the accelerated project schedule allowing for site development and construction schedule.

Newark, NJ–As part of the City of Newark’s designated developer team, provided due diligence, investigation and remediation of soil contamination to support the construction of a Sonic Restaurant.  The site was originally transferred from the Newark Housing Authority (NHA) to the developer to support the City’s area redevelopment efforts.  The integration of the remedial and construction activities assisted in meeting the project timeframes and the grand opening of the newly constructed facility.


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