Construction Financing for Real Estate Development

Real Estate and Money Show PodcastThursday August 20th, 2015 Join Antoinette Gangi and Marc Demetriou  with guest Matthew Jarmel, AIA, MBA, to learn about land entitlements and navigating the red tape to get site plan approvals to build new, expand or change the use of existing buildings.  Also,  the effects the TARP money had on both stopping the bottom from falling but also slowing the recovery for distressed real estate. Broadcasted at 10 am on WVNJ 1160 on your am dial.

 Construction Financing for Real Estate Development Show Topics:

  • Are banks’ lending again?
  • What types of project’s are banks’ lending on?
    • Office
    • Multifamily housing rental vs condo
    • Retail
    • Speculative development of any kind?
  • What is the difference between how they lend today versus pre 2008 recession?
    • Credit terms
    • LTV vs LTC
  • How is real estate recovery effected by banking or federal government practices
    • Compare RTC of the early 1990’s to TARP
  • How do lending practices effect 1031 exchange market

matt-j-webMatthew Jarmel is a true practitioner of the architectural profession helping clients through traditional A/E design, with additional guidance in land entitlement strategies and financing options. He maintains ‘big picture’ project oversight, for projects in a multitude of industries, including: building repositioning and modernization, urban renewal, educational and child development centers, multi-family housing, roll-outs, fitness and wellness, corporate interiors, healthcare, and data centers.

Matthew has qualified as an expert witness and testified before Municipal Planning and Zoning Boards, Redevelopment Authorities, and the Court System on land planning and development projects. He has provided expert commentary and has written articles for the following publications: The New York Times, The Star Ledger, NJ Biz, Real Estate New Jersey, Real Estate Weekly, Brandweek, and The Trenton Times.


Bachelor of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, Newark, New Jersey
Masters of Business Administration, Rutgers School of Management, Newark, New Jersey

Registrations Registered Architect, NJ, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, MD, MA, MI, MN, NH, NY, NC, OH, PA, TN, TX, VT, VA
Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards


American Institute of Architects (AIA)
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Building Owners & Management Association (BOMA)
New Jersey Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, Dean’s Executive Council, Liaison
New Jersey School of Architecture, Board of Visitors International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)


Who’s Who under 40 years of age by NJBIZ News, March, 2003 AIA Samuel Adams Medal for excellence in the study of Architecture NJ Top Architect, Real Estate New Jersey, 2009

Years of Experience: 25 Years with Jarmel Kizel: 25