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Go inside the latest monthly issue of Real Estate NJ, the only New Jersey-based magazine dedicated to commercial real estate in the Garden State.

Editor’s note: A new kind of New Jersey real estate

As you might imagine, I’m usually the one asking the questions when it comes to commercial real estate. But occasionally people will flip the script and ask me what I’m seeing in the market. My response is almost never about…

Long overdue liquor license reform would drive economic development

Restaurants have proven to be desirable anchors for redevelopment projects and magnets for other businesses. However, with few liquor licenses available, smaller local establishments are having their chances of success diminished or are being shut out, thereby stifling competition, development and consumer choice.

Roundtable: What are the biggest challenges to construction and redevelopment in New Jersey?

We assembled a panel of industry experts to tackle this month’s question. What are the biggest challenges to construction and redevelopment in New Jersey?

Here’s what they had to say.

Getting on track: Successful rental project, flood control measures spur new interest in Bound Brook

A successful rental project is one of two driving forces that now have Bound Brook ready to move ahead with a long-overdue revitalization of its downtown. The borough, whose Main Street has a history of being pummeled by surges from major storms, marked the completion last year of a $143 million flood control project — meaning downtown business and property owners no longer need to spend thousands of dollars on flood insurance.

Rebuilding affordable housing: After decades of policy purgatory, is N.J. finally ready to move forward?

Two years after the state Supreme Court shook up New Jersey’s affordable housing landscape, dozens of towns in the state may finally be ready to turn the page, even as many others dig in for what looks to be an even longer fight.

A perfect storm for HMFA

With a court-ordered overhaul of affordable housing in full swing, there are busy days ahead for Tony Marchetta and the New Jersey Housing Mortgage and Finance Agency.

As towns push fair share plans, developers face an interesting twist

Along with a new opportunity, a potential statewide push for affordable housing comes with a touch of irony for developers like Pennrose.

E-commerce boom, a disruptor in N.J. industrial market, is a golden opportunity for developers and public officials

E-commerce, today’s retail model, is growing rapidly, as products and technology evolve and consumers come to rely on the ease and convenience of online shopping. In addition to its much-talked-about impact on the overall retail picture, e-commerce has been a key driver for industrial real estate, especially in those well-situated locations that facilitate a speedy and low-cost way of delivering goods to consumers.

Roundtable: What can government do to help the commercial real estate industry in the near term?

We assembled a panel of industry experts to tackle this month’s question. Here’s what they had to say. David Brogan, executive director, New Jersey Apartment Association (Monroe) Create jobs. When government incentivizes job creation, that has a ripple effect on…

Family values: NAI Mertz has staked its claim in South Jersey, while keeping its nimble, ‘mom-and-pop’ feel over more than 35 years

NAI Mertz might be the largest independent commercial real estate brokerage in southern New Jersey, but Barry Mertz will never forget the company’s humble beginnings.

After all, working with his wife Faye is a daily reminder of how it all started.