NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ-While delivering a nod to the past, the 10th annual RealShare New Jersey Conference will be focused on ensuring achievement in the future, beginning with its keynote speech by Lyneir Richardson, CEO of Newark-based Brick City Development Corp. The conference will be held Tuesday, September 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, Two Albany Street here.
Richardson will focus on the recent success of development in Newark, he tells GlobeSt.com, lessons other cities and towns can emulate. “We’ve been able to get real estate projects from the pipeline to the finish line in a tough economy,” Richardson says.
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Among the projects to be highlighted in the speech include Wakefern Food Corp’s new distribution center under construction at 52-62 Cornelia Street. The key, Richardson plans to say, is to focus. “We had 30 projects in the pipeline,” he says. “ We focused on the six to 10 that in a short time could get to the finish line.”
Richardson’s address will be followed by a series of panels focusing on various sectors and strategies for the state. The conference also will take a look back at the past 10 years in New Jersey business, in “New Jersey’s C-Suite Update: Top Business Players Reflect,” featuring Gil Medina, executive managing director of Cushman & Wakefield New Jersey; Tom Geisel, president and CEO of Sun National Bank; Mitchell Hersh, president and CEO of Mack-Cali Realty Corp. and Jonathan Schultz, co-founder and managing principal of Onyx Equities.
In a discussion of “Bringing Business Back to New Jersey,” Michael Chrobak, chief economic development officer of Choose New Jersey; Richard Johnson, senior VP-development and partner, Matrix, and Tim Lizura, senior VP for business development of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, will offer thoughts on what businesses are staying in the state and why, with a focus on incentives.
A large panel of dealmakers will offer their views on the new investors and capital markets. Among those offering thoughts are senior executives from Riker Danzig, HFF, KTR Capital Partners, Marcus & Millichap, The Kislak Co., Gaia Real Estate and CB Richard Ellis.
Sector-oriented panels will focus on the industrial market and the office market, featuring representatives from Hartz Mountain, ProLogis, Newmark Knight Frank, CBRE, First Industrial Realty Trust, Wolff & Samson, Ivy Realty, Pearson, Gensler, Mountain Development Corp. and Cassidy Turley.
Registration information can be found by clicking here.