Rutgers Center for Real Estate to Host Industry Power Players at Landmark Real Estate Conference: The Mount Laurel Doctrine; Where We Are & What Happens Now?
Conference to Feature Keynote Addresses from Jonathan F.P. Rose, President and Founder of Jonathan Rose Companies and Thomas Gleason, Executive Director of MassHousing, and President of the National Council of State Housing Agencies
Newark, N.J. (November 16, 2016) – Rutgers Center for Real Estate, an academic program positioned to transform and inspire the next generation of real estate leaders, will continue its premier conference series hosting a landmark Real Estate Conference: The Mount Laurel Doctrine; Where We Are & What Happens Now? The conference will bring together leaders in policy making, government, law and real estate on both sides of the affordable housing issue to examine the tensions that currently exist between municipalities and developers. The conference will take place on December 15, 2016, at the Newark Museum located at 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ. Registration and breakfast start at 7:30 AM with the program beginning at 8:15 AM. Registration is required and is now open at http://rbs.force.com/realestatehome.
The Rutgers Center for Real Estate Conference: The Mount Laurel Doctrine; Where We Are & What Happens Now? brings together speakers that offer varied and different views on the affordable housing issue to educate attendees and provide them with a better understanding of the current state of affordable housing and the impact of the varied implementation process of the Mount Laurel Doctrine throughout New Jersey. The Conference will also examine the role that special master planners and hearing officers play and what steps judges are taking to mediate settlements. Additionally, the Conference will provide a forum to discuss current challenges as well as to brainstorm solutions and best practices for municipalities and developers to work together on affordable housing initiatives.
The event will be headlined by two keynote speeches. Jonathan F.P. Rose, President and Founder of Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning, and investment firm, which creates real estate and planning models to address the challenges of the 21st century, will discuss insights from his recently published book on how to create resilient cities, The Well Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations and Human Behavior Teach us About the Future of Urban Life. Rose will discuss the need for each state to assess its affordable housing gap and provide suggested strategies on how to overcome it.
Thomas Gleason, Executive Director of MassHousing, the leading provider of affordable housing financing in Massachusetts and one of the largest housing finance agencies in the country, will offer insights on Massachusetts’ highly successful affordable housing model and provide suggestions as to how other states can adopt a similar model.
The panel discussion “What Are The Challenges?” will be moderated by Meryl Gonchar, Co-Chair of the Sills Cummis & Gross Land Use Practice Group. Guest panelists include:
- Shirley Bishop - President/Owner of Shirley M. Bishop, PP, LLC and Former Executive Director of the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (COAH)
- Chuck Richman – Commissioner of the NJ Department of Community Affairs
- Rob Kasuba – Attorney with Bisgaier Hoff
- Paul Phillips – Principal at Phillips, Preiss, Gyrgiel LLC
- Milton Pratt – SVP of The Michaels Organization
The panel discussion “How Do We Solve This?” will be moderated by Ron Ladell, Senior Vice President at AvalonBay Communities, Inc. Guest panelists include:
- Senator Kip Bateman – NJ State Senator for the 16th Legislative District
- Michael Cerra - Assistant Executive Director of the NJ League of Municipalities
- Brett Tanzman – Senior Vice President of Garden Homes
- Tony Marchetta - Executive Director of the NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
- Kevin Walsh – Executive Director, Fair Share Housing Center
“Our premier conference series is designed to examine some of the most pressing issues facing both society and our industry, bringing together leaders not in only in real estate, but also public policy to exchange ideas, to elevate the discussion and to promote an environment in which we can share best practices and work together toward solutions,” said Morris Davis, Academic Director at the Rutgers Business School Center for Real Estate. “Affordable housing is a major issue not only in New Jersey, but across the country. The Mount Laurel Doctrine had a powerful impact on achieving fair housing, but has also created several, severe challenges for the real estate industry which need to evaluated based on where things stand today. This conference allows us to bring together leaders from every side of the issue to work through challenges and promote innovative ideas and solutions to determine the best course of action moving forward.”
The cost to register for the event is $195 prior to December 1, 2016, or $225 from December 2 – December 14th. Onsite tickets will be $250 at the event (space permitting). Conference attendees are eligible to receive New Jersey Real Estate Commission continuing education credit. Breakfast will be served. Space is limited and registration is required to attend.
For more information on the conference, or to register for the event, please visit: http://rbs.force.com/realestatehome.
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About The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School
The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School was established in 2014 as a progressive academic program positioned to transform and inspire the next generation of real estate leaders. The Center’s Advisory Board is comprised of the most knowledgeable and successful real estate professionals, in both academic study and in real world practice, and is dedicated to creating and cultivating a collaborative community of industry thought leaders. The Center for Real Estate is establishing and pioneering cross-disciplinary programs around two fundamental real estate challenges – supply chain/industrial real estate and public policy/urban redevelopment – in collaboration with established and renowned Centers already in place at Rutgers University.
About Rutgers Business School
Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick is an integral part of one of the nation's oldest, largest, and most distinguished institutions of higher learning: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, founded 1766. Today, Rutgers Business School is educating more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students at two main campuses in New Jersey as well as satellite locations in Jersey City, Madison, and Singapore. Rutgers has been recognized as providing one of the best return-on-investments in the country for undergraduate students in both Newark (Washington Monthly) and New Brunswick (The Economist). Rutgers MBA program is ranked #7 for the employment rate of its graduates three months after graduation and it was ranked the #39 Part-Time MBA program nationwide according to U.S. News & World Report. The Rutgers Executive MBA program is also highly ranked globally by the Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek and Wall Street Journal. Established in 1929 and accredited continuously since 1941 by AACSB International, Rutgers Business School is supported by a network of more than 40,000 alumni.