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Industry Insights: The C-Suite Perspective on How HR Drives CRE Decisions

  • 12 Jun 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Maritime Parc, 84 Audrey Zapp Way, Jersey City 07305


  • Colleagues employed with a NAIOP NJ Member's firm, subject to verification.
  • Members of NAIOP NJ Chapter, and employees of Corporate Member firms (firms with four or more members).
  • A limited number of registrations are available to student members at no charge via the NAIOP Scholars Program. To register, contact Barbara Morford at 732-729-9900.
  • Registrants who are not members of NAIOP NJ must pay in advance.


In the war for talent, “ultimately, the winners will be those employers who can align their labor needs and business strategies with strategically chosen markets.” CBRE: Aligning the Workforce and the Workplace.

With unemployment at 4% (and as low as 1% for tech and educated workers), competition for talent is fierce, employee considerations are becoming primary drivers of CRE location decisions, and the role of human resource professionals is evolving accordingly. How are companies like Cascades and M&M Mars aligning work force decisions with work space decisions? What factors (talent pool, transportation, technology, amenities) led them to choose certain areas in New Jersey? When does labor skill level and availability trump other costs? Join us for an illuminating conversation about what drove some of the most interesting deals of the past three years.

  • Converge: Join your CRE colleagues on June 12, 5PM, at Maritime Parc, a NAIOP favorite for its views of the Manhattan skyline. Directions to Maritime Parc.
  • Connect: Make and renew connections over cocktails & buffet dinner.
  • Converse: An interactive discussion with former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno (Connell Foley), David Greek (Greek Development), Alex Fowlie (Cascades), Michael Sommer (Edison Properties), Jeffrey Babikian (CBRE), and YOU. 

NAIOP NJ thanks our sponsors: Prologis, Rockefeller Group, Colliers International, Connell Foley, Elberon Development Group, and US Title Solutions.

Cancellation policy: By registering for this event, you agree to our payment and cancellation policy. Non-members must pay in advance. Refunds will not be given on registrations canceled within three business days of the event. If you must cancel, please submit your cancellation in writing to Only cancellations submitted in this fashion and at least 3 business days prior to the event will be honored.

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