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.

Developers break ground on next phase of NJCU-led redevelopment in Jersey City

A joint venture has launched the next phase of a major project in Jersey City, breaking ground on nearly 200 apartments under a redevelopment spearheaded by New Jersey City University.

Rising Tide opens Jersey City headquarters with affordable housing, co-working space

A nonprofit has unveiled its newly acquired headquarters in Jersey City, where it will combine affordable housing, classrooms and co-working space in support of underserved entrepreneurs.

EDA touts $2.5 million loan for Trenton manufacturer

New owners have taken the reins of a nearly 40-year-old manufacturing firm, having recently acquired the company’s 160,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Trenton.

Woodbridge seeking redevelopers for 54-acre developmental center campus

The township of Woodbridge is seeking proposals from developers interested in transforming the 54-acre site of a former state-owned complex for residents with developmental disabilities.

New state law for public-private projects is an opportunity for design, construction firms

A new state law could be a game-changer for municipalities, school districts and other government entities, allowing them to tap into private capital for new facilities or infrastructure. It could also be transformative for New Jersey’s design and construction industry.

Veteran developer attorney joins CSG real estate group

The longtime general counsel of an area development firm has joined Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC.

Seeking a solution, Assembly budget leader calls for extending deadline for state incentives

With the state’s two main incentive programs set to expire on June 30, a high-ranking state lawmaker called on Gov. Phil Murphy to consider extending the deadline and allow policymakers to revamp the tax credit offerings without interruption.

Joint venture, HMFA top out 100-unit rental project in West Orange

A mixed-income project that will bring 100 new apartments to Essex County is slated for delivery by year-end, as its developers gathered last week to mark a construction milestone.

Murphy names new EDA board chair amid ongoing calls for reform

Gov. Phil Murphy has named a new board chair of the Economic Development Authority, tapping a fellow former Goldman Sachs executive as part of his plan to overhaul the agency.

Offers wanted for two Fort Monmouth parcels, agency says

With several high-profile redevelopment projects taking shape at the Fort Monmouth property, state officials are seeking buyers for two additional parcels at the former U.S. Army post.