CRE News Hour 5/24/2019

Topics of this week's CRE News Hour include (clockwise from upper right): Rivet 2 at New Jersey City University; Todd Scheffler of Colliers International, and James Goettsch and James Zheng of Goettsch Partners Chicago.Topics of this week's CRE News Hour include (clockwise from upper right): Rivet 2 at New Jersey City University; Todd Scheffler of Colliers International, and James Goettsch and James Zheng of Goettsch Partners Chicago.

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This week on The CRE News Hour, featured guests include:

  • James E. Hanson II, president and CEO of The Hampshire Companies, to discuss the firm’s latest Jersey City, NJ, redevelopment project, Rivet 2, which involves a partnership with New Jersey City University
  • Pete Billmeyer, co-founder and managing principal of Bespoke Commercial Real Estate, who lives in the vicinity of the big Lincoln Yards development project there, with his take on the redevelopment’s importance to the community
  • James Goettsch and James Zheng, partners in Goettsch Partners, an architecture firm with a global perspective. Based in Chicago, with additional offices in Shanghai and Abu Dhabi, the firm has learned valuable lessons about building construction and design from its work in China
  • Todd Scheffler, a former Macy’s executive, who has joined Colliers International to build the firm’s retail repositioning strategy.

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Correction, 6/3/2019, 2:55 p.m.: Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this story misspelled Peter Billmeyer’s name. It is Billmeyer, not Billmayer.

Correction, 5/24/2019, 4:06 p.m.: Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this story misspelled James Zheng’s last name. It is Zheng, not Zhang.

About the Author

Steve Lubetkin
Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. In May 2019, he began anchoring and reporting for the new 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. 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 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 CEOReport.com, 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 NJSpotlight.com, 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. 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 steve@statebroadcastnews.com.