CRE News Hour 6/7/2019

On the June 7, 2019 CRE News Hour, we report on 110 North Wacker Drive, the largest commercial office tower to be built in Chicago in 30 years. We'll also hear from (clockwise from upper right) Lauro Ferroni, JLL's director of investor research; Ross Moskowitz of law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, about New York City zoning and redevelopment rule changes; and Ron Beit, CEO of RBH Group, about his new opportunity zone fund for workplace housing for teachers

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:

  • A conversation with Lauro Ferroni, JLL’s director of Investor research, about investor sentiment for the second half of 2019.
  • The largest commercial office building in Chicago in 30 years, 110 North Wacker Drive, is being built on the Chicago River. We’ll speak with executives from Howard Hughes Corporation and its partner Riverside Investment and Development , and Perkins Coie, the big global law firm that just committed to 100 thousand square feet of space in the property.
  • Ron Beit, CEO of RBH Group, is taking his Teacher’s Village concept for affordable workplace housing for teachers and public workers from success in Newark, NJ, to a new opportunity zone fund and locations around the country.


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