New Jersey Future’s annual Redevelopment Forum drew a crowd hundreds to New Brunswick recently, in a show of support for big-picture planning, adaptive reuse and public-private collaboration when it comes to development in the Garden State.
State Senate President Steve Sweeney last week came to the defense of New Jersey’s use of tax incentives — a recent target of Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration — while pledging to find a solution to extend and update the programs by the time they sunset on June 30.
As developers continue to invest in downtown Newark, the city is attracting both new residents and businesses. That makes it all the more important to create amenities and spaces that will bring permanent foot traffic during the day and at night, which has become a growing focus for both public- and private-sector leaders in the state’s largest city.
Major tenants and occupiers are now taking a closer look at agile real estate offering nimble, dynamic layouts in which employees can float from one type of a work area to another or move seamlessly between office locations. That means developers and landlords should be following suit if they plan on staying competitive in a quickly changing office sector.
Many market watchers say that New Jersey real estate has become increasingly attractive to investors from beyond the state. Some believe that trend could only grow under the next generation of the embattled EB-5 visa program.
A pair of top industrial developers offered a glimpse at two of New Jersey’s largest warehouse and logistics projects, detailing plans that would add nearly 7 million square feet across two coveted submarkets.
NAIOP New Jersey will honor two of the industry’s top players in capital markets and commercial mortgage banking as part of its annual awards gala this spring, where it will also recognize a pair of influential developers and one of the state’s longest-serving mayors.