Up-Close with Vivek Singh, Singh Properties: Reflections on a Success 25+ Years in the Making

NEWARK, NJ – One of the most promising and welcome aspects of any conversation about New Jersey multi-family real estate has got to be the localness of it all. No matter how big or brassy the highrises across the Garden State get, you can't get too deep into a discussion without touching upon one of the local families who have been instrumental in creating the skyline of today. And more often than not, the stories of those families start off twenty years ago or more. That's why CapRE invited Vivek Singh, Principal at Singh Properties to the New Jersey Apartment Summit and asked him to share how his family's firm got to where it is today, as well as where they came from. Below is an early snippet of the Q&A Singh provided to the gathering of 400+ New Jersey insiders. Klebash: Let’s start with how your company started. It’s a very interesting and very successful story about a great growth pattern. You’re a great privately held company growing in a market that has been changing over the past several years. So why don’t we start with the formation of your company and how it started? It’s a very interesting story. Singh: The company that we have today, my mother started 40 years ago. She came here with  nothing but her own wits and she built a real estate portfolio in Jersey City. Even back then in the 1980s, when…