CRE News Hour 6/21/2019

On this week's The CRE News Hour, (clockwise from center): Brian Chandler of JLL, Scott Martin of Avison Young, the Ironside Newark office redevelopment gets a Smart Growth Award, and the Philadelphia Center City Proprietors Association holds a "Meet the Developers" Panel

On this week’s episode of The CRE News Hour, we report on stories making news across the commercial real estate industry, including these special features:

  • New Jersey Future gave out its Smart Growth Awards to outstanding redevelopment projects. We’ll have a report from the awards dinner.
  • We’ll speak with Brian Chandler of JLL about trends in senior housing and nursing home developments.
  • We’ll report on last week’s “Meet the Developer” panel at the Philadelphia Center City Proprietors Association. (A complete podcast of the panel is available for purchase here.)
  • Part two of our conversation with attorney Lisa Zarlenga about opportunity zone investing.
  • And a chat with Scott Martin of Avison Young about the new way medical offices are being marketed and branded.


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