Upcoming events

    • 02-Apr-2015
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Sheraton Parsippany Hotel


    NJ Land Development Summit
    April 2, 2015

    Mack-Cali | Columbia Bank | Russo Development | Cushman & Wakefield | CBRE | Matrix Development Group

    Speakers Include:

    • Ronald Ladell, Sr. Vice President, NJ, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
    • Brian J. Whitmer, Senior Director, Capital Markets Group Cushman & Wakefield of NJ, Inc.
    • Omer Mir Ahmed , Senior Vice President, Acquisitions of Russo Development
    • Paul Heilmann, Senior Vice President, Columbia Bank
    • Meryl A.G. Gonchar, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith and Davis LLP.
    • Richard F.X. Johsnon, Matrix Development Group
    • Andrew Marshall. Roseland
    • Joseph Romano, Accordia Company
    • Ted Zangari, Sills Cummis & Gross, PC

    7:55 AM Welcome & Introduction

    8:00 am Development Forecasts for the next 10 years
    • forecasting the next 10 years of metro development: Modeling for site selection and development planning.
    •A fast paced overview of the key tools that you will need as you prepare for your next development
    •A Developers Tool Kit for 2015
    •Development Opportunities that will change the face of New Jersey

    8:50 AM Residential Builder and Developer Update
    • Evaluating land prices: Where they were, Where they are at and Where are they going
    • What is the market for raw land and what does the deal need to look like today
    • What are the builders buying and why
    • How are land deals structured today and how is it different from the boom
    • What future opportunities exist

    9:40 AM Break

    9:50 AM How to Effectively Work With Municipalities
    • Annexation of parcels into cities
    • How cities our effectively working with builders to fast track the approval process
    • How are municipalities effectively working with home builders and commercial developers to spur growth
    • What are cities doing to attract investment in their communities

    10:40 AM Market Update
    • Inventory status
    • Current and future absorption
    • Land values: Where are they now and where are they headed
    • How does New Jersey’s Economic Growth+ stack up to the rest of the United States
    • Interest rates and other economic conditions affecting consumer confidence

    11:10 AM What are the Opportunities for Commercial Development
    • What new opportunities for development are happening right now
    • What types of projects are in consideration for land development?
    • What needs to happen to get the market moving? Or do we have to wait until after the election
    • What are the challenges with land development vs. redevelopment?
    • Who is active in the market place and what is their risk tolerance and expected returns

    12:00 PM Adjourn & Networking

    • 10-Apr-2015
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Via WEBINAR or In-Person at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 33 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
    • 11




    USGBC NJ ‐ The Official Provider Licensed by USGBC

    LEED 201: v4 Core Concepts & Strategies & LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation

    Friday, April 10, 2015
    9:00 AM- 4:30 PM
    (Sign-in starts at 8:45)


    Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy 
    33 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 

    Register to participate remotely from your location via WebEx

    Any questions, contact Mary Ellen Garrigus,

    Instructor: Jason Kliwinski AIA, LEED AP BD&C, O&M, LEED Fellow, Director of Sustainability, Parette Somjen Architects & CEO/Founder Green Building Center

    Gain essential knowledge of sustainable building concepts fundamental to all LEED rating systems. Learn LEED intents and concepts at the credit category level and basics of the LEED certification process. This course provides a foundation for pursuing the LEED Green Associate exam. This course will include LEED v4 updates.

    Learning Objectives
    • Identify the key components of the LEED Rating System.
    • Discuss the basic LEED Certification process.
    • Describe the intents and associated concepts of each LEED credit category.
    • Explain regulations, recognitions and incentives related to each credit category.
    • Recognize successful LEED strategies and measurements for achieving credit category goals
    • Gain understanding of what is needed to pursue the LEED Green Associate exam

    Credential Maintenance Units:

    BOMI CPDs: 7
    CoreNet CPDs: 7
    AIA/CES LUs for Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design (SD): 7

    This course may be used for self-reporting to other professional organizations.

    This course is not eligible for GBCI CE hours but does satisfy LEED Green Associate Exam eligibility requirements.


    Members: $245.
    Non-members: $295.
    Qualifying grantees: No Charge.

    • 22-Jun-2015
    • 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    • New Jersey National Golf Club, 579 Allen Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920


    • 24-Jun-2015
    • 5:30 PM
    • Surf City, 1 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ

    (Unlimited free parking for cars and bicycles in the parking lot across Marin Blvd., once you enter Liberty Harbor.)

    Visit the EP webpage

    Emerging Professionals- 
    Let's Emerge Green 
    • 30-Oct-2015
    • 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • LEED Certified Conference Center, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

    CLICK HERE for the Awards Nomination Form

    CLICK HERE for more info on the call for nominations. 

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