March 5, 2014
Location: Maritime Parc, 84 Audrey Zapp Drive, Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ 07305
7:30-8:30 Registration, Networking & Breakfast, Featuring: Architecture & Design Showcase
Hear from:

Dean Marchetto, Founding Principal, Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects PC David J. Minno, A.I.A., P.P., President of Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners

8:30-8:40 Opening Remarks
8:40-9:10 The View from Trenton: State Incentives for Business Growth & Real Estate Development
* Analysis and review of the New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act 2013
* What are the measures and incentives likely to impact the state’s multifamily industry?
* Sandy relief/rebuilding update
* Analysis of transit-oriented development/mixed use incentives
* How are New Jersey executives viewing the completion of World Trade Center and its impact on Jersey City?
* What should the industry expect in a Chris Christie second term?
Hear from:
Lizura, Tim 2014 (3x4)* Timothy J. Lizura, President and Chief Operating Officer, New Jersey Economic Development Authority
9:10-10:00 The New Gold Coast: How World Trade Center Completion, and the Macro-and-Regional Economies will Impact Overall CRE Opportunities in 2014
* Analysis & review of World Trade Center completion and occupancy: How will WTC occupancy and new product coming online in Lower Manhattan impact Jersey City and other Gold Coast submarkets?
* How is the new Jersey City administration approaching development opportunities in burgeoning submarkets, such as Journal Square?
* What submarkets are seeing new development, and why? And, what submarkets are forecast to see new development in 2014?
* Analysis of value in 2014 in the various property types and investor demand
* Is there a “typical” profile of the Gold Coast investor in 2014? Who is deploying capital, where, and why?
* Analysis of rental growth and vacancy in the various property types: office, multifamily, retail.
* Exploring the role of local banks vs. equity in regional transactions: Who is becoming more active and why?
* Public incentives/public programs: What are the unique state/regional agency programs available and their lending rates?
Hear from:
Wolfe, David B 2013 (3x4)* Moderator: David B. Wolfe, Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C
* Adam Altman, Partner, KABR Real Estate
* Daniel Gans, Chief Executive Officer, Hoboken Brownstone Company
* Timothy J. Lizura, President and Chief Operating Officer, New Jersey Economic Development Authority
* William Procida, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Procida Funding and Advisors
* Ryan Severino, CFA, Senior Economist and Associate Director of Research, Reis, Inc.
* Richard S. Spengler, Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer, Investors Bank
10:00-10:40 In the Zone: The Future of Jersey City: New Administration, New Tenants & Reinventing Growth
* Analysis of Jersey City’s new “pro-real estate” administration
* Analysis of new development and redevelopment projects at Harborside Financial Center, Grove St. and Journal Square
* Jersey City multifamily projects: Analysis of new, state-of-the art and luxury projects coming online
* Analysis: New executive order on PILOTs
* Jersey City’s “marketing plan”
* Waterfront vs Journal square: rent differential and investor appetite
Hear from:
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* Moderator: Mark DeLillo, Founding Member & Managing Partner, BlueGate Partners, LLC
* David Donnelly, Senior Analyst, City of Jersey City
* Jonathan Kushner, President, Kushner Real Estate Group
* Eric Silverman, Principal, SILVERMAN
* Henry L. Waller, Vice President, Toll Brothers City Living

10:40-11:00 Networking Break
11:00-11:45 Multifamily Investment, Development & Financing: Why Will this Property Type Stay Strong in the Face of Stagnant New Jersey Job Growth?
* State of the Gold Coast multifamily market: How are big-picture housing trends impacting multifamily demand in Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken, etc?
* Analysis of migration trends in the metro New York region: Where are people moving to-and-from and why?
* What types of tenants are taking residence in popular Gold Coast markets, and why?
* Why will the Gold Coast’s multifamily market remain strong in the face of stagnant job growth?
* Is the for-sale market making a comeback?
* Analysis of new buyers to the market: What type of investors are expected to deploy capital for multifamily product in 2014, and why?
* What are the challenges to New Jersey Gold Coast multifamily investment sales and leasing in 2014, and why?
Hear from:
Whitmer, Brian 2011.JPG--cropped* Moderator: Brian J. Whitmer, CCIM, Director, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
* Allina Boohoff, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
* Brent E. Jenkins, Vice President, LCOR
* Doug Root, Senior Director, GREYSTAR
* John Sarokhan, Vice President, Prudential Real Estate Investors
* Josh Solomon, President and Chief Investment Officer, DSF Group
* Jonathan Schwartz, Senior Vice President, BNE Real Estate Group / Millennium Homes
11:45-12:15 Multifamily Operations in Focus: Innovations in Leasing, Marketing & Management
* Bridging the gap between landlords, tenants and brokers: How to improve lines of communication during the leasing process
* Insuring the lease: How new innovations secure the relationship and tenant-landlord terms
* What are the unique dynamics of insuring a lease?
* What types of landlords are insuring leases in New York and New Jersey, and why?
* What are the benefits of the insured lease for the tenant, and landlord?
* How are landlords using technology to improvie day-to-day operations?
* Modernizing utility options: Efficient processes leading to lower costs for electricity, heat, hot water and cooling.
* Adding value & funding energy efficiency upgrades
Hear from:
* Moderator: Brian Klebash, President & Founder, Next Generation Multifamily Series | CapRate Events, LLC
* Cindy Clare, CPM, President, Kettler Management
* Brad Hamel, Vice President, Riverstone Residential Group
* Eric D. Moeller, Partner, Donnelly Kennedy Investments, LLC
* Charles Schoenau, Managing Director, Insurent Lease Guaranty Program
* Vivek Singh, Esq., Vice President of Operations, CVV Construction & Development, LLC

12:15-1:00 Retail & Mixed-Use: Exploring Demand Drivers, and How to Finance New and Unique Projects
* Analysis of regional growth: What are the unique demographic, population, and residential changes, and how are they benefiting mixed-use and retail development?
* Beyond Starbucks and Empire Coffee: What are the new and unique boutique retailers taking space in popular submarkets such as Hoboken and Grove Street, and why?
* Big Box: Analysis of retail rental and investment trends in Newport and popular Gold Coast submarkets
* How are mixed-use projects being financed today?
Hear from:
Koperweis, Stuart Z 2014 (3x4)
* Moderator: Stuart Z. Koperweis, Executive Vice President, Economic Development Division, Millennium Strategies, Inc.
* Stuart Berger, CPA, Principal, SaxBST
* Bob Feldman, Acquisitions/Development, Basser Kaufman
* Chuck Lanyard, President, The Goldstein Group
* Jonathan Schultz, Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Onyx Equities, LLC
* Brian M. Stolar, President and CEO, The Pinnacle Companies
Networking Tent1:00-1:30 Networking Luncheon
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1:30-2:10 New Capital Sources: Exploring Alternative Financing Strategies vs Traditional Bank Financing
* Analysis of the availability and the methodology of the various non- traditional commercial real estate financing opportunities available in the market today
* Who has the funding?
* How to access the funding
* Interest rates in 2014 (rising, falling or about the same?) and the impact on CRE investment sales volume and new development activities
Hear from:
Shapiro,  Ron 2013 (3x4)* Moderator: Ronald M. Shapiro, Administrative Director, Rutgers Business School Center for Real Estate Studies
* Tal Bar-or, Managing Director, Meridian Capital Group
* Chris Barr, CEO, Princeton Global Capital Fund
* David Heiden, Managing Member, W Financial, LP
* Dan Shields, Managing Partner, Downing Street Partners, LLC
* William C. Skelley, Founder and Chairman, iFunding
2:10-2:40 Hospitality Update: Analysis of Trends & Opportunities in Today’s Rebounding Economy
* Analysis of buying, selling and financing trends in 2014
* Beyond the W Hoboken and Hyatt Regency Jersey City: What are the new and innovative luxury projects in the pipeline now?
* Analysis of hotel demand in 2014: Where are occupancy rates, rental rates and why?
* Could Gold Coast hotels benefit from additional transportation connecting Manhattan to New Jersey?
Hear from:
Lesser, Daniel 2014 (3x4)
* Moderator: Daniel H. Lesser, President & CEO, LW Hospitality Advisors
* Jonathan Falik, CEO, JF Capital Advisors
* Michael A. Gardner, Managing Director, Cantor Commercial Real Estate
* Grant Sabroff, Senior Vice President, Concord Hospitality

Additional Speakers TBA
2:40-3:10 The Rise of New Jersey Waterfront Office Sector: An Evolving-and Growing Skyline in the Face of the Modern Office & Mobility
* Analysis of investment sales activity, vacancy and rental rates
* How have investors repositioned industrial and other non-performing assets to unique office space?
* Is New Jersey’s current administration doing its part to bring real jobs to the Gold Coast?
* What is the future of office in today’s digital and increasingly mobile/”work-from-home” world?
* Are regional municipalities incentivizing demand for office space?
* What are the new rezoning measures in Jersey City, i.e. increasing tax abatements in Jersey City, that could positively impact the market?
* Analysis of job growth in Gold Coast markets and the impact on office lasing
* How much office space is coming online in Lower Manhattan, and how will the Downtown submarket impact Gold Coast office leasing?
Hear from:
Gnad, George 2014 (3x4)
* Moderator: George Gnad, Director of Capital Service, Massey Knakal Realty Services
* Jose R. Cruz, Senior Managing Director, HFF, L.P.
* Greg Dell’Aquila, Owner, Mission 50
* Joseph R. Romano, Accordia Realty Ventures LLC
* Matthew J. Victor, Managing Director, CBRE
3:10-3:30 Networking Break
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3:30-4:15 Keynote Address: TBD
Continue the NJ conversation on March 5