Anne S. Babineau

Anne S. Babineau co-chairs the Real Estate practice at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.  Ms. Babineau has a strong record of success in some of New Jersey’s most challenging projects, enabling private clients to reach their redevelopment goals despite those conditions. Her work has included: revitalization of the industrial port area of Newark with multiple large warehouse logistics centers; a transformative mixed use project on former 60 acre golf course in Roselle; deployment of NJEIT/RAB financing to reclaim three landfills in Carteret and develop one of the largest industrial warehouses in the State; creation of an 850 unit transit oriented community in Ewing on the site of a former GM plant; leveraging the opportunity presented by Post-Superstorm Sandy Funding to finance a mixed use project with affordable housing in Pleasantville; creating a master planned community in Verona on the site of the former Essex County Hospital Center; and structuring a redevelopment that allowed one of the nation’s largest wholesale food distributors to remain in Elizabeth in a state-of-the-art facility.

Recently before the American College of Real Estate Attorneys (ACREL) in N.Y.C., Ms. Babineau described lessons learned from her experience on large, long term projects that serve as iconic examples of redevelopment including: Newport Project in Jersey City, Port Authority/Hoboken Southern Waterfront Project, Weehawken Waterfront, Asbury Park and Long Branch Redevelopments.

Ms. Babineau has received numerous honors and awards for her work, including the Land Use Legacy Award from Urban Land Institute in 2013 and the Smart Growth Leadership Award from New Jersey Future in 2015.  She was admitted as an ACREL Fellow in 2008 and served as Chair of their Public Private Partnership Committee.

Ms. Babineau lectures often on redevelopment issues for New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Rutgers/Department of Community Affairs, New Jersey Builder’s Association, New Jersey Bar Association and American Planning Association, among others.  Having served on several industry organizations including New Jersey Future, The Counselors of Real Estate, NAIOP, American College of Real Estate Lawyers and Urban Land Institute, Ms. Babineau has also authored articles for New Jersey Law, Urban Land, New Jersey Lawyer and other publications. She was active as a volunteer Board Member of organizations that undertook affordable housing projects.