On Wednesday, March 23, 2011, the New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP, the commercial real estate development association,will host a discussion on the Christie Administration's efforts to attract jobs and business to the Garden State. Richard Bagger, Chief of Staff for Gov. Chris Christie, will update the chapter on the Christie administration's efforts to attract and retain jobs and talk about what lies ahead.
Dennis Bone, meanwhile, wears two hats. He is the President of Verizon New Jersey, while simultaneously serving as Chairman of Choose New Jersey, a coalition of major corporations created in late 2010 to work in conjunction with the state to market New Jersey as a business destination. He will discuss this private sector initiative and how it is fostering public/private partnerships to create a better business climate in the state.
Gil Medina, executive managing director of Cushman & Wakefield, will lead the discussion.
Scheduled for the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, the event will begin with registration, networking and cocktails at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the program.
Details and registration at http://www.naiopnj.org/
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Founded in 1970, NAIOP New Jersey is a chapter of NAIOP, the nation's leading trade association for developers, owners investors, asset managers and other professionals in commercial real estate with 18,000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. The New Jersey Chapter is comprised of more than 550 members who benefit from a variety of business and networking opportunities, education and professional development programs, research on trends and innovations and strong legislative and public affairs representation. For more information, visit www.naiopnj.org.