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
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.
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.
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 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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Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. He refocused on multimedia journalism and podcast production after a long career in corporate branded journalism and public relations.
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 a wide range of audio and video podcasts in his other role as managing partner of State Broadcast News’s parent, The Lubetkin Media Companies.
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.
In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and in July 2021 he was named secretary of the chapter. In August 2021, he was honored by SPJ with one of the organization’s 2021 Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Awards, given to regular members of an SPJ chapter who go above and beyond in serving their chapter.
Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996.
Steve also has reported on-camera and produces virtual conferences for NJSpotlightNews.org, 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.
From May-November 2019, he produced and reported a 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.
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.
Earlier in his career, Steve reported on rock music at the Jersey Shore for the Asbury Park Press, and was a broadcast news anchor and production engineer for WJLK-AM & FM, then owned by the Press. He also worked as a general assignment reporter for the Red Bank Register, Shrewsbury, NJ.
You can email Steve at email@example.com.