Policy Page

Our updates and analysis will keep you informed of every piece of legislation and public policy issue that affects commercial real estate in New Jersey, from a zoning dispute or a proposed change to the tax code.

Thinking green: The role of indoor farming in older industrial space

In a state where available industrial space is already in short supply due to our exploding e-commerce sector, asking prices and rents for older and smaller industrial buildings may soon be rising dramatically. Also on the rise will be demand for the power needed to fuel plant growth and maintain proper growing conditions.

It’s time to address a critical need: Infrastructure investment

Maintaining a healthy level of connectivity is critical. This is why we need to continuously invest in our infrastructure to keep things like our economy and lives moving. People, goods, cars, trucks, trains, data, energy, drinking water and sewerage need to get places in a timely way. Where and how we live, work and play are influenced by access to these places.

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.

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.

No such thing as ‘business as usual’ for the CRE industry

How developers and local leaders can respond to changes in business, demographics By Michael G. McGuinness Economic, industry and demographic trends are changing the way business is done in New Jersey — and impacting the strategies of investors, developers and…

New year, new leadership, new challenges: How the changing political landscape could impact commercial real estate

The political events of 2016 have ushered in a New Year that will be marked by dramatic change at both the federal and state levels.