TEANECK, NJ-If you're wondering what the rest of us have incommon with some of New Jersey's top real estate executives, trythe nagging frustration of snarled traffic, high taxes, governmentcorruption and the apparent inability of Trenton to do anythingabout them. Those were the common threads of the Town Hall Meetingyesterday on “The State of the NJ Market” attended by more than 600people at RealShare New Jersey 2007 in the Glenpointe Marriott.

Real Estate New Jersey editor Eric Peterson moderated thelively discussion with panelists Gil Medina, executive managingdirector of Cushman & Wakefield; Michael Fasano, manager ofMarcus & Millichap; Ray Sohmer, senior managing director of CBRichard Ellis; Charles Klatskin, chairman of Lee & Klatskin;Michael Alfieri, president of M. Alfieri Co., and Peter Sudler, thepresident of Sudler Management Corp.

Ask Klatskin what's ailing New Jersey and he'll tell you:“Everything: Politicians, traffic, building codes. New Jersey'sreputation is terrible and getting worse every day. I have clientsthat are moving to Pennsylvania because they can't get anywhere onthe roads here.”

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