Government & Public Policy

From zoning disputes to the federal tax code, public policy affects the commercial real estate sector far more than you may realize. For industry leaders, government and politics demand constant attention.

‘The Hub’ in New Brunswick eyes groundbreaking with higher ed, health care partners in tow

The first piece of a long-awaited research, business and retail campus in downtown New Brunswick is slated to break ground next summer after securing commitments from four of the state’s largest institutions in health care and higher education.

Arthur Imperatore Sr., NY Waterway founder and key figure in Gold Coast rebirth, dies at 95

Arthur E. Imperatore Sr., the pioneer of Hudson River commuter ferry service and a central figure in the transformation of northern New Jersey’s Gold Coast, has died at age 95.

Developers, city officials taking a holistic approach as northwestern Hoboken grows

It may be the Mile Square City, but Hoboken still has room to grow. After creating mixed-use projects in the largely industrial western half, developers are focusing on the city’s northwestern corner, known as the North End. City officials are in favor of the growth, with a North End Redevelopment Plan in progress that focuses on a diversified tax base, open space and flood-resistant infrastructure. 

Developers wanted for NJ Transit sites in Jersey City, Woodbridge

NJ Transit is seeking would-be developers for two sites, including property at the busy Metropark station in Woodbridge and a parcel near Liberty State Park in Jersey City.

Besides public health, what is a top policy or legislative concern for the commercial real estate industry?

We assembled a panel of industry experts to tackle this month’s question. Here’s what they had to say.

Construction underway at DMR-designed municipal, library complex in Montgomery

DMR Architects is touting the start of construction at a new 62,500-square-foot municipal and library building in Montgomery Township.

DIGroup Architecture wins contract for $100 million county complex in Elizabeth

The Union County Improvement Authority has selected DIGroup Architecture to design a new $100 million government complex in Elizabeth, the New Brunswick-based firm announced.

Clarke Caton Hintz names new principal

Clarke Caton Hintz has named a new principal, elevating a longtime leader with the architecture industry’s top trade association.

Professional Spotlight: Gilbane Building Co.

Because of Gilbane Building Company’s diverse expertise and capabilities across multiple market segments, we are able to work with a broad base of clients on an array of project types. Our clients range from leading pharmaceutical and life science, health care, financial services, tech and telecom companies to retail, residential and commercial developers, education, public sector and more.

Jersey City, Kushner Cos. settle lawsuit over One Journal Square project

Jersey City and Kushner Cos. have settled a two-year-old lawsuit over a massive residential project in the city, ending a bitter public feud and clearing the way for construction.