CRE News Hour 10/04/2019

This week's CRE News Hour guests are (clockwise from top): Kathy Craft of Nelson Worldwide; William and Stephen King of Imbrex; and Clark Machemer of Crow Holdings IndustrialThis week's CRE News Hour guests are (clockwise from top): Kathy Craft of Nelson Worldwide; William and Stephen King of Imbrex; and Clark Machemer of Crow Holdings Industrial

In this episode of the CRE News Hour, we speak with William and Stephen King, founders of Imbrex Corporation, which is developing blockchain-based tools for commercial and residential real estate professionals; we have a conversation with Clark Machemer, who is celebrating his first year leading Crow Holdings Industrial’s northeast operations after being recruited from Rockefeller Group; and Kathy Craft of Nelson Worldwide shares insights into the urban shift changing the industrial real estate design market.

About the Guests

Kathy Craft, Principal, National Industrial Practice Area Leader, Nelson Worldwide

On the wall above Kathy’s desk is a print of Rosie the Riveter— sleeves rolled up, a determined look on her face, with a caption that reads, “We Can Do It!” With 24 years experience in client service, project management, and team/build, Kathy a driving force behind design and architecture. She has proven that, yes, “We CAN do it!” by establishing a solid reputation with local and national developers, end users, brokers, and general contractors for delivering as promised.

Stephen King, Founder and President, Imbrex

A commercial real estate veteran and next generation innovator, Stephen King is the founder and president of imbrex, the first property marketplace to syndicate on the Ethereum blockchain. Prior to launching imbrex, he served as Principal at King Interests, a full-service real estate firm based in Princeton, New Jersey. Stephen has launched several technology-related startups in the real estate space in his career and began participating in the blockchain community in 2013. A graduate of the University of Denver, Stephen holds a dual degree in real estate and international business.

William King, CEO

As CEO of imbrex, William King advances key corporate objectives, including capitalization and fundraising; ongoing refinement of product offerings and development; and continued market advancement, both domestic and abroad. A successful entrepreneur, William was the founder and CEO of Zephyr Health where he pioneered and deployed a cloud-based solution that uses data and analytics to help predict and segment potential healthcare providers, specialists, or organizations. The service’s technology combines machine-learning algorithms that create predictive insights for every major treatment area using thousands of connected data sources. Purchased in 2018 by Anju Software, Zephyr Health continues to create healthcare solutions and function as a service leader.

Clark Machemer, Senior Managing Director, Crow Holdings

Clark Machemer leads Crow Holdings Industrial’s business in the Northeast, overseeing site selection and acquisition, team building, securing project entitlements, project design, construction, and project capitalization. Prior to joining Crow Holdings Industrial, Clark was previously with Rockefeller Group, where he was responsible for sourcing and executing on new developments in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Throughout his 20-year career Clark has been involved in the leasing and development of more than 13.5 million square feet of industrial space, 1 million square feet of office space, and 250 residential units. Clark began his career at Andersen Consulting. Clark earned a B.S. degree in Finance and Law & Public Policy from Syracuse University and an M.S. degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. Clark is a member of NAIOP NJ where he serves on the Executive Committee as Past President. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of CPNJ and has been recognized by NJBIZ Magazine as a member of its “Real Estate Power 50” the past three years.


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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.