WHAT: Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON) semiannual subscriber forecast and conference will examine the pace of New Jersey’s economic recovery and provide insight into aspects of the real estate market that are helping establish momentum for the state’s comeback. R/ECON is presented by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The event is free and open to the public.
WHO: Anne Strauss-Wieder is principal of the transportation, economic and strategy consultancy that bears her name. She will discuss New Jersey’s role as one of the nation’s leading hubs for distribution and supply chain activity. The supply chain industry is the largest employer in New Jersey. Jeff Hipschman is senior managing director of CBRE in East Brunswick, which has a long history of understanding and serving New Jersey’s office, industrial and retail markets. He will speak about the growth in data centers. Ronald S. Ladell, is senior vice president of AvalonBay Communities Inc. and will address the multifamily housing market. Since 2009, AvalonBay has opened eight multifamily projects from Passaic to Somerset counties, expanding its New Jersey portfolio to about 6,500 units over 18 communities with more to come. Nancy H. Mantell, R/ECON director, will provide New Jersey’s short-term and long-term economic forecasts. Bloustein School Dean James W. Hughes will offer his thoughts on the state’s “Recovery After the Recovery.”
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 9
WHERE: Bloustein School Special Events Forum, Civic Square, 33 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
EDITOR'S NOTE: ATTENTION BUSINESS, ASSIGNMENT EDITORS, to attend the R/ECON conference and forecast or to arrange an interview with Director Nancy Mantell, call Steve Manas, Office of Media Relations, at 848-932-0559 or 732-991-7397. To request media parking at the Civic Square building, 33 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, you must call Karyn Olsen at 848-932-2814 by Thursday, May 8. Parking vouchers will be available at the R/ECON registration table. The event is free and open to the public.