Event Coverage

Hear what thought leaders, presenters and experts have to say at one of the industry’s many conferences, panel discussions and awards ceremonies.

Real estate icons among honorees at Meadowlands Chamber gala, 50th anniversary celebration

If there was any doubt about the commercial real estate industry’s impact on northern New Jersey, this year’s Meadowlands Chamber Legacy Awards Reception was a clear reminder. The organization hosted the annual gala on Oct. 12 while marking the 50th anniversary of its founding. Fittingly, it also unveiled a list of the 50 most influential people in the region’s history — including more than a dozen iconic developers and real estate service providers, from Jerry Gottesman and Jon and Peter Hanson to Gretchen Wilcox and Dave Gockel.

Blue Water Wave honors real estate, business leaders at first-ever Wave Awards (SLIDESHOW)

A group of business leaders gathered in West Orange last week to celebrate their peers, as Blue Water Wave held its first-ever awards ceremony for excellence in real estate and other sectors.

Panel: Newark remains a land of opportunity for housing, business — despite long-term hurdles

Optimism is nothing new in Newark, with its rich transportation network, cultural institutions and key anchors in business, health care and academia. But the city still struggles with poverty, education challenges and other barriers that have kept it from blossoming alongside places such as Jersey City, Hoboken and other urban markets, despite billions of dollars in new investment. Panelists said as much last week during Real Estate NJ’s Newark Redevelopment Update, as they debated those challenges and how to unlock the city’s long-held potential.

United Way honors Fiserv, Samsung deals, while highlighting CREW NJ’s own philanthropy

United Way of Northern New Jersey awarded its 2023 Industrial Impact Award to Samsung at Linden Logistics Center. From left: United Way of Northern New Jersey CEO Kiran Handa Gaudioso, Greek Development Managing Partner David Greek, Greek Development Director of…

Partnerships, collaboration in focus as NAIOP gala honors CRE leaders and deals of the year

Commercial real estate leaders turned out Thursday for NAIOP New Jersey’s annual gala, where the chapter honored five key figures and unveiled its coveted Deal of the Year winners.

Atlantic Builders Convention returns with renewed energy, focus on housing affordability

Thousands of homebuilders and service providers flocked to Atlantic City this week for the return of the Atlantic Builders Convention, where the breadth of the industry was on full display alongside a renewed focus on housing affordability.

USGBC NJ honors LEED projects of the year, returns to in-person celebration

Local leaders with the U.S. Green Building Council gathered last week to honor dozens of projects, firms and individuals that are advancing sustainability in New Jersey, as the chapter hosted its first in-person awards gala in more than three years.

Multifamily construction starts tick downward, but panelists express long-term optimism

Rising interest rates are weighing on New Jersey’s multifamily pipeline, at least in the near term, but have seemingly not dampened the longer outlook for new construction.

Hundreds turn out as NAIOP New Jersey honors industry titans, contributors

NAIOP New Jersey welcomed a crowd of 300 for its annual President’s Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner, honoring eight commercial real estate industry leaders spanning multiple generations, in one of the association’s most popular events of the year.

Multifamily owners, experts debate path forward as interest rate hikes loom (SLIDESHOW)

Interest rate concerns have permeated the commercial real estate landscape in New Jersey and beyond — including the stalwart multifamily sector, which has enjoyed years of rent growth, low vacancy and strong absorption driven by wholesale demographic shifts. Investors and developers are now wrestling with how to forge ahead with deals and projects despite the uncertainty, as they wait to learn how many more rate hikes are still to come.