SHORT HILLS, NJ—Investors Bank's CommercialReal Estate Lending Group is moving strongly in its efforts tofinance commercial projects. The bank recently completed more than$200 million worth of financing transactions, including a largeindustrial building in Fairfield, NJ and multifamily projects withmore than 1,100 units from Dutchess County, NY to Wilmington,DE.


“We have significant expertise in evaluating loans for the fullgamut of commercial real estate assets from industrial buildings tooffice space and mixed-use properties,” says senior vice presidentand head of CRE lending Joseph Orefice. “WhileInvestors' CRE lending volume exceeds $2 billion annually, wecontinue to thoroughly review each loan application and make timelydecisions on these financing requests.”


Recently completed transactions include:

  • $33.5 million adjustable rate mortgage loan to purchase a418,500 square-foot, industrial building in Fairfield, NJ.
  • $31.5 million adjustable rate mortgage loan to acquire amultifamily property with 107 units and covering 78,562 square feetin Philadelphia, PA.
  • $30 million fixed rate loan to refinance the commercialmortgage on Colonnades Apartments that has 560units covering 557,200 square feet in Newark, NJ
  • $21.9 million, adjustable rate mortgage loan to refinance amultifamily building consisting of 178 units spread over 190,244square feet in Pleasant Valley, NY
  • $21 million adjustable rate mortgage loan to refinance a 43,215square-foot multifamily property with 42 units in Brooklyn, NY
  • $20.5 million adjustable rate mortgage loan to purchase amultifamily building consisting of 44 units spread over 65,000square feet in Brooklyn, NY.
  • $18 million fixed rate mortgage to refinance a multifamilybuilding with 49 units spread over 132, 012 square feet inBrooklyn, NY.
  • $15.5 million fixed rate mortgage loan to refinance amultifamily property with 172 units and covering 161,136 squarefeet in Capital Heights, MD
  • $15.1 million fixed rate mortgage loan to purchase amultifamily building with 75 units covering 213,425 square feet inWilmington, DE.

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Steve Lubetkin

Steve Lubetkin is the New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for He is currently filling in covering Chicago and Midwest markets until a new permanent editor is named. He previously filled in covering Atlanta. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. His audio and video work for has been honored by the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies. Steve also reports on-camera and covers conferences for, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC. Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996. Steve is co-author, with Toronto-based podcasting pioneer Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional. You can email Steve at [email protected].