CRE News Hour 5/31/2019

Clockwise from upper right: Kris Kolluri, President and CEO of Cooper’s Ferry Partnership at Camden's new RCA Pier Park; CCPA Women Changing the City Panel; Joe Doherty of FCA Architects; Bentley Phillips of Spaces Real Estate, Chicago

On this week’s episode of The CRE News Hour, the latest news and headlines from the commercial real estate markets, and feature stories including:

  • The ribbon cutting for a new urban park on a pier in Camden, New Jersey, one of the country’s poorest cities, but one that’s on the recovery trail with a number of new CRE developments including headquarters buildings for several major companies.
  • A look at multifamily development in Chicago with Bentley Phillips, founder of Chicago-based Spaces Real Estate.
  • A profile of Joe Doherty of FCA Architects, an expert in designing behavioral health facilities.
  • Excerpts of a panel discussion, “Women Changing the City,” sponsored by the Center City Proprietors Association in Philadelphia, including two prominent executives in the CRE space, Lauren Gilchrist, senior vice president of JLL and Annina M. Hogan, executive vice president, Remington & Vernick Engineers. You can also purchase a complete podcast of the panel, which also included the Hon. Phyllis W. Beck, chair and CFO, Independence Foundation; Angela Val, chief administrative officer, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, and moderator Elizabeth Wellington, lifestyle columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

(Photo of CCPA Panel, Women Changing the City, 5/23/2019 by Chris Grant , JamesGrant Design/Photo Courtesy CCPA)

About the Author

Steve Lubetkin
Steve Lubetkin is the news director for 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 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, 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. In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. 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