Where Do We Grow from Here?
June 24, 2014
On June 10, EisnerAmper’s Real Estate practice, along with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., co-sponsored a real estate event entitled “Where Do We GROW from Here?” at Mountain Ridge Country Club.
Governor Chris Christie was our guest speaker. More than 120 attendees, including many leaders in the New Jersey real estate industry, came to network and listen to the Governor’s perspective on the business issues affecting development in New Jersey.
The event kicked off with David Simson from Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, who thanked everyone for attending and set the stage for the evening. EisnerAmper Chairman Howard Cohen then introduced Governor Christie. Jerry Zaro of Sills Cummis & Gross interviewed the Governor about the important issues affecting our local economy.
During the approximate 45 minute interview, the Governor responded to questions sent in by the attendees and covered a broad range of topics. Some of the issues discussed included the effect of the state’s incentive legislation including the “Grow New Jersey” program, consolidation of the state’s many municipalities, the state’s pension plan obligations for public employees, and the impact of COAH on development in in New Jersey. The Governor also answered some lighter questions such as his favorite part of being Governor and his predictions on the then-undecided NBA and NHL playoffs.
The event was well-received, with New Jersey real estate leaders having the opportunity to network with each other both before and after the program at one of the state’s unique venues.
Please feel free to visit our Facebook page to view pictures from the event.