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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.

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

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.

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.

All business: A decade later, Woodbridge mayor still has economic development at the top of his agenda

Since taking office in late 2006, Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac has emerged as one of the most development-friendly and pro-business mayors in all of New Jersey. He and his economic development team can boast a record that includes two new power plants, millions of square feet of warehouse space and dozens of new retailers, banks and eateries that have opened during that time.

McCormac: Sharing the benefits of redevelopment with school district is ‘common sense’

Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac is proud of the fact that, for all of the administration’s payment in lieu of taxes agreements with developers over the past decade, not one project has impacted the school system.

But Town Hall is still making sure that the school system is benefiting.

New EDA programs seek to promote street-level leasing, upgrades

The state Economic Development Authority last month unveiled two new funding tools aimed at helping street-level retail and downtown businesses in Passaic, Trenton, Paterson, Camden and Atlantic City.

The federal housing policy mess: Dispelling myths about mortgage subsidies

By Morris A. Davis Since the 1930s, the federal government has actively promoted homeownership as a policy goal. Despite good intentions, our public policy in place after 80-plus years of rules and regulations is not well thought out and poorly…

Life after COAH

Covering real estate had never crossed my mind when I came out of school and started as a metro reporter in Middlesex County. But it wasn’t long before I found myself at council meetings and planning board hearings, listening to developers make their pitch to a town.

The case for the suburbs: Despite vacancy, owners stand out with dynamic spaces and strategies

Experts say the struggles of New Jersey’s suburban office market are not as clear-cut as many still believe. Those challenges are in fact real, but there are still plenty of opportunities for owners and developers to make a splash.

For Westfield development team, a rare opportunity nears completion

The developers of the first modern, transit-oriented multifamily project in Westfield say they’re on track to open the doors of the 70-unit building by this spring. For the joint venture behind the luxury rental community, there’s no overstating the anticipation for delivering a project in one of the state’s most well-known, well-established downtowns.