The state’s industrial market is firing on all cylinders, but just how long will it last? A panel of leading owners and brokers tackled that very question last week, gauging everything from rental rates to the demand from institutional investors. And while the recent political turmoil has created some uncertainty, they said New Jersey’s location and the growth of so-called last mile distribution needs will ensure the market’s continued strength in the year ahead.
The New Jersey Apartment Association has stepped up its lobbying efforts in policy issues affecting the state’s overall business community, as it continues to advocate for legislation that will help the multifamily housing industry.
It was around 2013 when developers first pitched the idea of creating a dynamic, mixed-use destination at the iconic former Hahne & Co. department store in downtown Newark. But it’s fair to say that, for thousands of city residents, the project was 30 years in the making.
The U.S. economy is nearing the end of its current expansion cycle, but there are still reasons for optimism about the commercial real estate market in New Jersey and nationally.
For all of the uncertainty over how many new affordable housing units that municipalities will be forced to allow — whether it’s 100,000 or 300,000 — there will be another key question to answer when the state Supreme Court makes that determination.
Can the market in New Jersey support that many new homes?
After decades of litigation and controversy over how to address affordable housing in New Jersey, stakeholders on virtually all sides appear to be coming together on at least one point:
We may finally be inching toward a solution — even if it’s one that is messy, imperfect and still likely to cause additional strife across the state as the key details are worked out.
Uber may have unveiled a new partnership with a New Jersey developer earlier this week, but it’s just one of the steps that the ridesharing service has taken — and is planning for the future — to work hand in hand with the real estate industry and other business sectors.
A company official detailed some of those other affiliations last week, speaking directly to a crowd of NAIOP New Jersey members and professionals in Elizabeth.
Industry leaders hailed the accomplishments of Joe Riggs, a longtime group president with K. Hovnanian Enterprises, during an evening reception in Florham Park. The New Jersey Builders Association hosted the event as part of a fundraiser for its political action committee, drawing some 250 homebuilding executives and professionals to the Park Avenue Club and raising about $150,000.