PRESS RELEASE: Whitmer Selected as Panelist for ULI NNJ Real Estate Forecast

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Cushman & Wakefield's Brian Whitmer, CCIM, will serve as a featured panelist at ULI Northern New Jersey's annual real estate trends and forecast meeting on Friday, Dec. 6. Whitmer, a senior director with Cushman & Wakefield's highly successful Metropolitan Area Capital Markets Group, will take part in a regional market outlook discussion.

Other panelists include Richard F.X. Johnson of Matrix Development Group and Jonathan Schultz of Onyx Equities. Paul Nikulin of F M Equities and Jessica Sweet, Esq., of JL Sweet & Company will serve as moderators. The breakfast program also will center on a presentation of the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2014 report, published by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and ULI. PwC's Mitchell Roschelle, national leader, Real Estate Advisory Practice, and James Hughes, dean, Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, will discuss the report.

"Being selected as part of this distinguished group truly is an honor," Whitmer said. "When it comes to Northern New Jersey real estate, there is a lot of ground to cover. One pertinent trend that likely will be discussed involves the changing use of product in our region's prime infill locations - including industrial-to-residential and other adaptive reuse developments. It should make for an interesting discussion."

The breakfast program will take place at the Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 33 Livingston Ave. in New Brunswick. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.; the program will run from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information, visit

Part of a 13-member team, Whitmer is responsible for managing, underwriting, and marketing investment properties for sale and arranging joint ventures in the suburban markets surrounding New York City. Since he joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2004, his team has completed more than 300 transactions with a cumulative value in excess of $14.0 billion.