Downtown New Jersey Presents Session at New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference Nov. 15

Downtown New Jersey Presents Session at New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference Nov. 15

How To Make Your Downtown a Success

Every downtown has its own character and issues. Recognizing your obstacles and your opportunities – not copying another municipality –is the key to success. Learn how to embrace your town’s identity; understand your trade area; understand the ever-changing world of retail; how to attract unique downtown retailers; and the value of independently owned businesses and how to support them.

Among the questions this session will address:

  • How do we know what retail will be successful in our communities?
  • How do developers evaluate a downtown to ensure project success? Are financial or other incentives necessary incentives to make the project financially feasible?
  • What are examples of proactive downtown recruitment techniques?
  • How has the downtown rental market changed or recovered since the 2007-8 recession?
  • How can new temporary/semi-permanent uses (for example: pop-up uses, parklets, “take back the streets” bicycle- and pedestrian-only days, etc.) offer added value to owners and other tenants?

Hear from the following expert panelists:

  • Hon. Pasquale Menna Esq., Mayor, Borough of Red Bank (Moderator)
  • Joe Getz, President, Community InsightsSM, JGSC Group LLC
  • James Hughes, Keller Williams Realty – New Jersey Metro Group
  • Stephen Santola Esq., General Counsel, Woodmont Properties
  • Bob Zuckerman, South Orange Village Center Alliance

Session details:

  • Date and time: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 3:45 – 5:15 pm
  • Location: Room 318, Atlantic City Convention Center

Please join us! Full conference information.