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.

Claremont breaks ground on homeless shelter, moving closer to new 444-unit apartment tower

A developer has broken ground on a new homeless services center in Jersey City, marking a key step in a plan to ultimately build a 23-story, 444-unit apartment tower across the street.

New Jersey remains a draw for out-of-state developers — despite the hurdles

For developers from out of state, building in New Jersey can be a challenge. Yet there are builders that make it work — generally when there’s buy-in from government officials — and New Jersey remains a draw for many of them.

Sordoni announces promotion of longtime team member to project executive

Sordoni Construction Co. has named a new project executive after promoting a veteran member of its team.

DCA marks payout of $232 million in COVID rent relief, launches eviction prevention program

The state has disbursed more than $230 million in federal funds aimed at providing relief to apartment renters and landlords impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, officials said last week.

NJAA calls for faster rent relief payments as state, federal eviction bans come to an end

As the eviction moratorium winds down in the state, the New Jersey Apartment Association is urging Trenton to pick up the pace of sending out long-awaited rental assistance payments.

NJCU joins public officials, PRC Group to open new location at Fort Monmouth

New Jersey City University has unveiled its new location at Fort Monmouth, in another key addition to the historic U.S. Army base and an expansion of higher education in the area.

State bar association taps Fersko for cannabis law executive committee

A top real estate attorney with Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP has joined the leadership of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Committee.

Experts say ‘stranded’ office, retail sites can thrive as new-look community hubs

Experts say the way to revive outdated, underutilized commercial properties in New Jersey is to make the sites an essential part of their communities. That can mean increasing the amount of public green space or adding mixed-use elements, among other options aimed at redeveloping so-called stranded assets.  

Plainfield planning board OKs project with 357 apartments, rooftop restaurant space

Local officials have granted a key approval to a four-building project that would bring more than 350 apartments and commercial space to the edge of downtown Plainfield.

Transit village project, Gateway tunnel in focus in Buttigieg visit to Somerville

A new mixed-use transit village in downtown Somerville took center stage during a recent visit by U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, highlighting the importance of infrastructure investment as Congress debates a $1 trillion spending package.