CRE News Hour – 8/16/2019

Guests on this episode of The CRE News Hour are (clockwise from top center): Mark Rose, CEO of Toronto-based global real estate firm Avison Young; Brad Molotsky, attorney and opportunity zone expert; and Richard Spengler, chief lending officer of Short Hills, NJ-based Investors Bank. Property shown is 733 Third Avenue, New York, where accounting firm Eisner Amper has just taken a major lease.Guests on this episode of The CRE News Hour are (clockwise from top center): Mark Rose, CEO of Toronto-based global real estate firm Avison Young; Brad Molotsky, attorney and opportunity zone expert; and Richard Spengler, chief lending officer of Short Hills, NJ-based Investors Bank. Property shown is 733 Third Avenue, New York, where accounting firm Eisner Amper has just taken a major lease.

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In this week’s edition of The CRE News Hour, news and headlines from the commercial real estate world, plus these in-depth features:

  • Part one of a two-part conversation with attorney Brad Molotsky, a leading expert on the federal opportunity zones program. Molotsky spent two decades doing development as an executive vice president with Brandywine Realty Trust. Now in private practice, he helps clients navigate the Opportunity Zone program nationwide;
  • A conversation with Mark Rose, the chief executive officer of global real estate firm Avison Young, which is expanding dramatically in 20 countries around the globe; and
  • A look at how Investors Bank, a regional bank in New Jersey, is growing its commercial real estate lending portfolio as a balance sheet lender, with the bank’s chief lending officer, Richard Spengler.

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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.