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FOCO releases Brooklyn Nets 75th anniversary collection



FOCO released an exclusive Brooklyn Nets 7th anniversary bobblehead collection on Friday.

Whether you are an OG fan who rooted for the New Jersey Nets in East Rutherford or a new breed of a fan when they moved to Brooklyn, there is a bobblehead collectible for you.

The collection features past and present stars Jason Kidd, Kevin Durant, and James Harden.

A 10-time NBA All-Star, Kidd spent seven seasons with the New Jersey Nets and led them to two NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003. Durant and Harden are part of the team’s current superstar trio. Oddsmakers have installed them as the favorites to win the title this season.

All three Nets players were recently named to the NBA’s 75 greatest players.

Each bobblehead stands on a diamond-themed base with the Nets logo front and center and an NBA 75th logo behind them while holding a diamond basketball.

Kidd’s bobblehead sport the throwback Nets home jersey of the 2000s. Durant and Harden are clad with the classic black and white Brooklyn jersey.

They are being sold on FOCO’s official website for only $75 each. The bobbleheads are limited to just 275 individually-numbered units making them a sought-after collectible.

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Cushman & Wakefield hires senior research manager to oversee the firm’s N.J. research operations



John Obeid has been named senior research manager of Cushman & Wakefield and will oversee New Jersey’s research operations and will be responsible for managing and executing market research deliverables and analytics.

He will be based out of the firm’s East Rutherford office.

“John’s impressive tenure and expertise will be invaluable to our brokers and clients. He is a strong example of the talent we are actively recruiting for our growing operations in New Jersey,” Peter Bronsnick, managing principal of New Jersey, stated. “As we continue to add new talent to our team and recruit the industry’s best and brightest across all business and service lines, we are thrilled to have John overseeing our research operations. We are proud to be expanding our team with so many talented new hires as we continually strive to be the best workplace in New Jersey.”

Obeid has more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate, overseeing and executing market research. Obeid specializes in maintaining market data, analyzing trends and providing insightful commentary around New Jersey’s office and industrial real estate market.

“Cushman & Wakefield has put together a world-class operation in New Jersey and I am honored to be joining such a successful team,” Obeid said. “I was drawn to the company’s diverse and extremely talented pool of professionals and can’t wait to work alongside them to provide the best possible services to our clients.”

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Obeid spent time at both Colliers and CBRE, overseeing a team of researchers and developing relationships with clients to provide them with market intelligence on current real estate conditions.

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The case for augmenting talent development with relationship-driven resourcing partnerships



One would be hard-pressed to find an organization in any sector — private, nonprofit or government — that is not concerned about the need to attract and retain a workforce that will support its organizational mission. This has created worrisome situations such as failure to attract qualified applicants (even at increased pay rates) and high turnover.

Organizations have responded by developing a variety of “education as a benefit” programs that provide employees access to continuous learning to develop in-demand skills and grow with the organization. These include tuition assistance/reimbursement programs, student loan repayment plans, on site (or online) classroom-based training and access to libraries of learning assets and other self-directed online courses. While these are all effective tools that talent acquisition and development professionals can employ, they do not necessarily yield their intended results and often are underutilized.

What, then, can be added to the mix that further addresses the needs of employee-learners and their employers — for employees, short-term skill acquisition; for employers, the ability to quickly pivot to the needs of fast-changing markets; and for both employees and employers, sustainable development of the next generation of leaders from a robust internal talent pipeline of employees that espouse the organization’s culture?

Rutgers University – Camden Professional and Executive Education recognized the need for a solution that meets the personal learning and career needs of employees and the business, talent acquisition and talent retention requirements of employers … the Personal Learning Co-Created Cohort delivery model.

The Personal Learning Co-Created Cohort delivery model

Key to our approach is building quality professional relationships with our partners.

Informed by the changing dynamics in the economy (e.g., technology/artificial intelligence, flattened organizations, labor shortages, supply chain/sourcing issues, globalization, etc.), our approach combines best practices from industry with proven frameworks from academia — this brings the best of both worlds to your organization. Two imperatives drive our approach: the increased need for ongoing reskilling/upskilling to take advantage of changes in the way work is done, and the value of attracting/retaining/promoting employees who embrace the culture of the organization.

We combine those elements of our Personal Learning Coach practitioner-academic model — one that focuses on the career goals of your organization’s employee-learners — with the more traditional cohort-based hybrid delivery that focuses on those skills your organization needs to achieve the flexibility required to meet the ever-changing demands of your customers (private sector) or clients (nonprofit and government agencies).

How it works

We begin our conversation by listening.

Combining a team of seasoned management consulting professionals from the private sector with the weight of academic experts from Rutgers School of Business – Camden, our team begins by identifying the important outcomes you seek for your organization. Our proposed training solution takes a strategic enterprise approach and will be co-created with those in your organization who are responsible for delivering on the organization’s strategy. This results in impactful programs that balance a key requirement of the organization’s success in its industry (i.e., talent acquisition, retention and engagement) with the needs of the human capital that will drive that success (i.e., talent development, skill acquisition and career support).

Additional benefits of our approach include enhancing your organization’s brand; advancing diversity, equity & inclusion; displaying corporate citizenship; and driving revenue and profitability.


Talent acquisition and development departments are tasked with doing more and knowing more … often within tight budgets. Organizations recognize that having ongoing learning and development activities that support the needs of their business — or mission of their nonprofit — is crucial to staying competitive and maintaining a thriving organization.

On the one hand, organizations do not have the budget, staff or the range of expertise to meet the expanding training needs of their organization. But, at the same time, the organization needs to meet an ongoing stream of changes occurring in its operating environment and employees are impatient to acquire those skills that they need to advance their career. Both want — and need — them now.

One solution an organization can draw upon to meet these two seemingly conflicting forces resides in developing relationship-driven resourcing partnerships with trusted partners such as Rutgers University – Camden Professional and Executive Education to augment the reach of your training and development department.

Some examples that you may be faced with today where Rutgers University – Camden Professional and Executive Education can step in to support your training and development efforts include:

  • You have numerous, diverse training needs;
  • You lack technology or process expertise;
  • You want interactive e-learning on a topic that has arisen as a key driver of your business;
  • You have temporary or short-term training or development needs;
  • You have budget or time constraints;
  • You want a credible outside organization to deliver the training.

In addition to serving the needs of your organization, upon successful program completion, learners will earn a credential to put on their resume that showcases their newly acquired skills from a trusted public institution serving the people, businesses, nonprofits and government agencies in the state of New Jersey for over 250 years.

Rutgers is a brand associated with quality that instills confidence in learners and employers1.

For more information about Rutgers–Camden’s Professional and Executive Education programs, visit, send an email to or call our office at 856-225-6685.

1. Rutgers’ founding in 1766 puts it in the same esteemed class as the Ivy League colleges. Its decision to serve the needs of all learners as a public institution translates into the same quality as those that chose a private path that we now call “Ivies.”

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Cushman & Wakefield arranges $97.5M sale of full-continuum property in Hamilton



Cushman & Wakefield arranged the sale of Homestead at Hamilton, a 195-unit independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Hamilton. The final sale price was $97.5 million.

The community, which was leased to nearly 100% occupancy in 2021 and sustained stabilized performance, was developed by Pike Senior Housing Partners, a seasoned contractor and developer throughout New Jersey for over 60 years that has built 40 senior housing and nursing care communities. The property was acquired by Inspired Healthcare Capital, a DST-structured senior housing buyer.

The four-story, Class A property is nearly 220,000 square feet situated on a corner site of more than 20 acres located less than a mile from Interstate 195, 30 minutes from Princeton, 60 minutes from New York City and 45 minutes from Philadelphia. The community is a sprawling “H”-shaped building with 96 independent living units; 75 assisted living units, including 10 enhanced care units in a dedicated wing; and 24 memory care units.

The property features a full selection of amenities, including a restaurant-style dining room, a pub, a card and game room, an exercise studio and fitness center, a rehab gym partnered with Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, art studios, multiple salons, two theaters and a performing arts studio. Independent living apartments are the largest in the market and offer full kitchens and washer/dryer units, while assisted living units have kitchenettes and ample storage space. Memory care units are located on two levels and include kitchenettes and a full set of dedicated amenities on each level.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Richard Swartz, Jay Wagner, Jim Dooley and Jack Griffin arranged the sale.

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