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American Building

60 EpisodesProduced by Michael GravesWebsite

American Building, hosted by Atif Z. Qadir, Sponsored by Michael Graves & REDIST, shares how iconic buildings came to be from the perspective of their developers, investors, and designers. These innovators discuss on a deeply personal level what they faced over the course of the entire building proc… read more


Mitigating Environmental Hazards | Chris Mazzola

Today we will be speaking with Chris Mazzola, the Director of Development at Bijou Properties and a developer who focuses on residential anchored, mixed-use developments in New Jersey. He has been with the company for seven years and has shaped many of their major projects in the process, from acquisitions all the way to leasing. On today’s episode, we will hear more about the 7Seventy House, a new major mixed-use development in Hoboken, New Jersey, and dive into Chris’s personal experience working on this development. At a broader level, we will also touch-on the impact of climate change on urban real estate portfolios and how this has led to evident shifts in urban development projects.

How can built environments mitigate the effects of environmental hazards? The 7Seventy House has kept this question in mind while undergoing development, its nascent occurring on the heels of Hurricanes Henri and Ida. Chris shares with us how water management infrastructure along with municipal policies can address the broader issue of flooding for waterfront and riverfront cities across New Jersey and New York. Join us on this week’s episode as we speak to him about this topic, his personal journey working with Bijou Properties, and how the 7Seventy House is allowing tenants to experience Hoboken living like never before.

Learn more about Chris Mazzola 

Chris Mazzola is the Director of Development at Bijou Properties, which he has been with for the past seven years. Previously, he worked at JP Morgan and Brookfield Properties. Born in Long Island, eventually moving to Hoboken, he is passionate about introducing individuals to residential collections that allow tenants to experience Hoboken living. As the Director of Development for Bijou Properties, he oversees the development of multiple projects, including acquisitions, financing, design and construction, marketing, and leasing.

About your host: 

Atif Qadir is the Founder & CEO of REDIST, a technology company making it easy for commercial real estate professionals to find and use the $100B of real estate incentives given out every year in the US.

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