Babineau joins executive committee of Rutgers’ Center for Real Estate

Anne S. Babineau, a co-chair of the Real Estate practice at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, has been appointed to join the executive committee of the advisory board at the Rutgers Center for Real Estate, the organization announced.

Babineau has worked on some of New Jersey’s most challenging projects, the release said, citing her efforts on the 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 General Motors 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.

Morris A. Davis, the Paul V. Profeta Chair and academic director of the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School, said the appointment of Babineau will bring additional knowledge to the committee.

“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,” he said. “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.”

Babineau lectures often on redevelopment issues for New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Builder’s Association, New Jersey Bar Association and American Planning Association, among others.

She has 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.

“Anne’s expertise in the real estate industry has been demonstrated numerous times on award-winning projects throughout New Jersey,” Carl Goldberg, co-chair of the executive committee, said.

According to officials, 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 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 centers already in place at Rutgers University.