NEWARK, NJ—(SBN)—Kevin Riordan, the industry veteran named executive director of The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School, says the program easily stacks up against similar programs around the country, and he hopes to gain that stature for the Rutgers program during his tenure.
Listen to Riordan’s comments in SBN’s exclusive audio news report.
Before joining The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School, Riordan was CEO of Crexus Investment, a public commercial mortgage REIT, and previously served as senior managing director at TIAA-CREF, overseeing structured securities. He has extensive experience in financing, investing and securitization of commercial real estate through investment strategies involving commercial mortgages, mezzanine debt, CMBS and CDO securities, REIT debt and REIT common and preferred stock.
“Kevin’s far-reaching experience in the real estate field, knowledge of the industry and strategic thinking make him an ideal fit as the Executive Director,” says Morris A. Davis, the Paul V. Profeta Chair and Academic Director of the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School. “Kevin shares our goal of providing the most advanced and innovative curriculum and the most important and timely research available for real estate to give our students an unprecedented advantage and equip with them with the skills and experiences needed to thrive and evolve into an industry leader of their generation. I welcome him to this role and look forward to working with him on making The Center for Real Estate the number one academic real estate program in the country.”
Riordan, who is a CPA, holds a BA in accounting from Rutgers-Newark College of Arts and Sciences and an MBA in finance from Seton Hall University. He is a NAIOP board member and previously served on the Board of Governors as a member of Commercial Real Estate Finance Council. He was also a member of NAREIT.
Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. He refocused on multimedia journalism and podcast production after a long career in corporate branded journalism and public relations.
He has won numerous awards for his audio and video news reporting from 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 a wide range of audio and video podcasts in his other role as managing partner of State Broadcast News’s parent, The Lubetkin Media Companies.
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.
In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and in July 2021 he was named secretary of the chapter. In August 2021, he was honored by SPJ with one of the organization’s 2021 Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Awards, given to regular members of an SPJ chapter who go above and beyond in serving their chapter.
Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996.
Steve also has reported on-camera and produces virtual conferences for NJSpotlightNews.org, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of StateBroadcastNews.com, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC.
From May-November 2019, he produced and reported a weekly podcast, The CRE News Hour, a news and features program focusing on the commercial real estate industry.
From 2014 to 2019 he was New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for GlobeSt.com and filled in covering Chicago/Midwest and Atlanta.
Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for CEOReport.com, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies.
Earlier in his career, Steve reported on rock music at the Jersey Shore for the Asbury Park Press, and was a broadcast news anchor and production engineer for WJLK-AM & FM, then owned by the Press. He also worked as a general assignment reporter for the Red Bank Register, Shrewsbury, NJ.
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