CRE News Hour 9/13/2019

Guests on the 9/13/2019 CRE News Hour, clockwise from top: Mark Rayfield, CEO of Saint-Gobain North America, with CRE News Hour host Steve Lubetkin; Jerrell Bass and Rob Blakely of Welfont; and Kay Sargent of HOK's Workplace Design practiceGuests on the 9/13/2019 CRE News Hour, clockwise from top: Mark Rayfield, CEO of Saint-Gobain North America, with CRE News Hour host Steve Lubetkin; Jerrell Bass and Rob Blakely of Welfont; and Kay Sargent of HOK's Workplace Design practice

In this week’s edition of The CRE News Hour, anchor Steve Lubetkin and his guests cover these topics:

  • Neurodiversity and how that’s affecting the way office space is being designed, with Kay Sargent of design firm HOK. HOK’s Workplace Practice just released “Designing a Neurodiverse Workplace,” exploring how organizations can create physical work environments that support the full range of employees: neurotypical and neurodivergent. Download the report here.
  • An exclusive look at the building products industry with Mark Rayfield, the recently appointed CEO of building products company Saint-Gobain North America
  • Section 170 tax advantages for nonprofits and charities that want to buy commercial real estate properties, with Jerrell Bass and Rob Blakely of Tampa-based real estate advisory firm Welfont.


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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.