Award-winning redevelopment maven joins Real Estate Center's advisory board

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Anne S. Babineau, who co-chairs the real estate practice at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., brings redevelopment experience and expertise to Rutgers

The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School, a rising academic program positioned to transform and inspire the next generation of real estate leaders, is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne S. Babineau of Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. to the executive committee of its advisory board.

The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School is predicated on its ability to bring together the real estate industry’s brightest and most influential executives to interact with students and set the academic course for the Center. Advisory Board members are carefully selected and represent a diverse group of leaders in a variety of fields related to the real estate industry.

As a member of the Center’s executive committee, Babineau will serve as a vital conduit of information, knowledge and best practices, fostering productive discussion among students, industry peers, government and academia. Members of the executive committee of the Center’s Advisory Board share a common goal of fostering productive discussion in order to advance the study of real estate and to meet the evolving needs of a diverse student population by providing real-world experiences and collegial access to the top minds in real estate.

Anne Babineau is joining the executive committee of the Center for Real Estate's advisory board.

Anne S. Babineau, co-chairs the real estate practice at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.  She has a strong record of success in some of New Jersey’s most challenging projects, enabling private clients to reach their redevelopment goals. Her work has included: revitalization of the industrial port area of Newark with multiple large warehouse logistics centers; a transformative mixed use project on a former 60 acre golf course in Roselle; deployment of NJEIT/RAB financing to reclaim three landfills in Carteret and to enable development of one of the largest industrial warehouses in the State; creation of an 850-unit transit oriented community in Ewing on the site of a former GM plant; leveraging the opportunity presented by Post-Superstorm Sandy Funding to finance a mixed use project with affordable housing in Pleasantville; creating a master planned community in Verona on the site of the former Essex County Hospital Center; and, structuring a redevelopment that allowed one of the nation’s largest wholesale food distributors to remain in Elizabeth in a state-of-the-art facility. 

Speaking recently before the American College of Real Estate Attorneys (ACREL) in New York City, Babineau described lessons learned from her experience on large, long-term projects that serve as iconic examples of redevelopment including: Newport Project in Jersey City, Port Authority/Hoboken Southern Waterfront Project, Weehawken Waterfront, Asbury Park and Long Branch Redevelopments.

Babineau lectures often on redevelopment issues for New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Rutgers/Department of Community Affairs, New Jersey Builder’s Association, New Jersey Bar Association and American Planning Association, among others.  Having served on several industry organizations including New Jersey Future, The Counselors of Real Estate, NAIOP, American College of Real Estate Lawyers and Urban Land Institute, Ms. Babineau has also authored articles for New Jersey Law, Urban Land, New Jersey Lawyer and other publications. She was active as a volunteer board member of organizations that undertook affordable housing projects.

"Anne’s expertise in the real estate industry has been demonstrated numerous times on award-winning projects throughout New Jersey," said Carl Goldberg, co-chair of the executive committee for the Center for Real Estate. "Her work in redevelopment has been recognized by New Jersey Future, the Urban Land Institute, NJBIZ and Chambers USA, and her broad influence will aid in raising awareness for the Center. She will be an excellent role model for our students. We are proud to welcome Anne to the executive committee and look forward to working with her."

"As a member of the executive committee since the inception of the Rutgers Center for Real Estate, I could not be more pleased to have Anne join. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of real estate development law and will aid us in bringing the Center to its next level. Her commitment to the revitalization of Newark and the rest of New Jersey’s cities make her an excellent choice to join this committee.” said Paul V. Profeta, of Paul V. Profeta and Associates, Inc. and another member of the Executive Committee for the Center for Real Estate.

"We rely on our Executive Committee to bring practical and real world   knowledge and experiences from every sector of our industry into our Center with the goal of providing the most advanced and innovative curriculum and the most important and timely research available for real estate," added Morris A. Davis, the Paul V. Profeta Chair and Academic Director of the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School. "The consolidation and dissemination of this knowledge will serve as a focal point for addressing New Jersey’s, and subsequently the country’s, difficult and complex business and real estate issues, and will inspire the next generation of real estate leaders."

To learn more about the Executive Committee of the Advisory Board for the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School please visit www.rutgersrealestate.com. Stay connected by following the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School on Twitter at: @RutgersCRE or like and follow the Center on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RutgersBusinessCRE.

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 rising 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.

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