FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 12, 2015

NJRA Redevelopment Training Institute Announces Workshops

Institute Offers Intensive Intermediate-Level Training Courses That Focus On Redevelopment of Neighborhoods and Communities


Trenton, NJThe New Jersey Redevelopment Authority (NJRA), an affiliate of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), today announced that training courses are being offered as part of its Redevelopment Training Institute (RTI). The RTI focuses on outlining the redevelopment planning process in New Jersey for developers, consultants, and local government officials through classroom instruction and project tours.

The goal of the NJRA RTI is to instruct attendees on the nuances of New Jersey's unique redevelopment process and strengthen their knowledge of real estate development and project financing. The courses are interactive and combine lectures, discussions, small group activities and workshops, questions and answer sessions and case studies through multiple learning techniques.

"Anyone with an interest in redevelopment should take advantage of these courses to become better informed and make smarter redevelopment decisions," said NJRA Executive Director Leslie A. Anderson. "Now is the time to learn from leading experts in the field about how to avoid pitfalls during these challenging economic times."

The NJRA RTI, which is open to the public, offers training courses taught by industry leaders that cover such topics as redevelopment planning law, tax abatements and general assessment practices in redevelopment areas and real estate project feasibility. Classes are offered regionally across the State of New Jersey.


Upcoming classes will cover project finance, comprehensive real estate development. All classes run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2015 Current Classes Available for Immediate Registration


Project Finance - Basic
Date: March 24 & 25, 2015
Location: Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, New Jersey


Comprehensive Real Estate Development Class & Tour - Trenton (Hospital Repurposed Redevelopment Project)
Date: April 14 & 15, 2015
Location: Capital Health Complex (formerly Mercer Hospital), Trenton, New Jersey


Project Finance – Intermediate
Date: May 19 & 20, 2015
Location: Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, New Jersey


Comprehensive Real Estate Development Class & Tour – Pleasantville, NJ (New Construction Municipal Redevelopment Project)
Date: June 11 & 12, 2015
Location: Pleasantville Library, Pleasantville, NJ


Redevelopment Planning Law
Date: September 30, 2015 & October 1, 2015
Location: Newark, NJ 


Additional classes covering New Market Tax Credits; EB-5; Crowd Funding for Real Estate Development; and various categories of real estate development will be announced later in 2015.


The New Jersey Redevelopment Authority, a DCA affiliate, is an independent authority committed to revitalizing urban New Jersey. NJRA invests financial and technical resources into redevelopment projects to ensure that projects are urban-focused, neighborhood-based and investment-driven.

For more information on the NJRA RTI or to register, please visit

 or call the NJRA RTI Hotline at (609) 278-5779.


Tammori Petty
(609) 292-6055