Event Coverage

Hear what thought leaders, presenters and experts have to say at one of the industry’s many conferences, panel discussions and awards ceremonies.

CREW NJ honors industry leaders at 35th anniversary event

Commercial Real Estate Women of New Jersey celebrated its 35th anniversary last week, drawing top development executives and service professionals to mark the milestone and hail the successes of the industry’s female leaders.

Developers, state officials face dual task with Opportunity Zone projects

Amid the rollout of the new federal Opportunity Zone program, developers and public officials are trying to balance two key objectives: Identifying shovel-ready projects — allowing investors to maximize the tax benefits of the law — and steering capital to low-income areas that weren’t already attracting investment and may have higher barriers to entry. The state believes it can check both boxes with the right coordination and by layering in the subsidies that have helped revitalize many of New Jersey’s cities and downtowns.

ULI highlights top New Jersey CRE projects, industry leaders at awards dinner

The Urban Land Institute honored a dozen commercial real estate projects and industry leaders last week as part of an annual awards dinner hosted by its northern New Jersey chapter.

NAIOP honors new hall of fame class, CRE industry leaders

A crowd of nearly 400 turned out Monday night as NAIOP New Jersey inducted three commercial real estate leaders into its hall of fame, while honoring a longtime state government leader and three key industry professionals.

Booker urges ‘savvy investors,’ public officials to partner in Opportunity Zones

The new federal Opportunity Zone program is far from perfect in its early stages, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker told a crowd of New Jersey real estate leaders on Monday, but it offers a powerful new incentive for the private and public sectors to steer economic development to low-income areas.

NAIOP panel: Building trends pointing toward employee health, ecofriendly design

Amenities, collaboration space and access to transportation will all remain important in the office sector, experts say, but those features must be increasingly focused on wellness, sustainability and energy savings. That’s not to mention diversity and the ability for employees to choose how they work.

At SIOR event, developers urge brokers to broaden their horizons

As tenants adopt a more regional approach to industrial space, New Jersey brokers must do the same and expand their focus to the Lehigh Valley and other neighboring markets. Brokers now have an opportunity to provide their clients with additional options beyond the core submarkets of northern and central New Jersey, developers say, noting that many regional tenants have already grown comfortable with casting a wider net.

Brownfields, historic tax credits in focus as Murphy addresses housing conference

New Jersey has “everything we need for our future success,” Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday, as he highlighted new proposals for tax credits tied to brownfield cleanups, historic rehabilitations and other policies meant to spur new affordable housing and economic growth.

Panel: Bergen County remains a retail hotbed — and a proving ground for a changing industry

Even in Bergen County — the home of the highest-grossing retail ZIP code in the U.S. — owners and operators are in a race to evolve and face no shortage of challenges.

Newark’s construction boom is bolstered by a long-awaited change in perception, CBRE says

Experts say Newark is enjoying not only a surge of new private-sector investment, but also a level of interest that is helping to break the stigma that has plagued it for decades.