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Big changes in real estate
FirstService executive discusses merger
with Colliers, reasons for consolidation.
Businesses are finding more market
opportunities through wireless apps. N.J. bankers say they’re in good shape
as report forecasts crisis in real estate
Find out which BY SHANKAR P.
executive listens to NEW JERSEY’S BANKING community is not overly
Lady Gaga alongside alarmed by a recent Congressional Oversight Panel
Charles Osgood. report that analyzed the risks for
Page 5 banks in the coming wave of poten-
tial commercial real estate losses.
In fact, bankers and borrowers still
are striking deals in a flight to qual-
Sisters see profits rise for
Montclair eatery. ity, industry executives said.
Page 12 The state “is better off than
other regions in the country, and
didn’t realize the same rapid growth John McWeeney
[in commercial real estate loans] as in Florida, Nevada,
Arizona and Georgia,” said John McWeeney, co-president
of New Jersey Bankers Association, in Cranford, which is
Marketing Tips Tom Toronto, head of the made up of mostly 125 community banks.
United Way of Bergen County, The Congressional panel said in mid-February it is
Opinion at the Orchard Commons Special ➤➤ See BANKS on page 6
Page 14 Needs Housing construction site
Off the Clock
Expecting a friendly
Building a solid foundation audience in Trenton
Rutgers supplies outreach to help nonprofits meet community needs
Developers heartened by lawmakers’
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