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.

Rutgers unveils full lineup for high-profile symposium, case study on distressed assets

The lineup is set for next week’s Rutgers Center for Real Estate symposium on distressed property, where some two dozen industry experts will tackle the issue through the lens of a detailed case study.

Another chapter

As you’ll read in this month’s cover story, the city of New Brunswick ended 2023 on a high note when Nokia announced that it would become the new home of its iconic Bell Labs division. The company, which will move from its historic campus in the Murray Hill section of Union County, plans to occupy a built-to-suit, 360,000-square-foot research tower at the new HELIX campus by 2028. It’s slated to do so under a lease with SJP Properties, which will build the facility in partnership with New Brunswick Development Corp., the project’s master developer, in a signature deal for the city and for the three-building, multibillion-dollar redevelopment project.

Cherry Hill farm parcel sold as open space for $3.9 million, Rose Commercial says

The township of Cherry Hill has acquired a 26-acre tract in the municipality for nearly $3.9 million, in a deal arranged by Rose Commercial Real Estate.

Lee & Associates inks sale of historic church building, longtime Masonic Lodge in Madison

A historic building in downtown Madison is slated to become a new community space after changing hands for $1.1 million, in a deal arranged by Lee & Associates New Jersey.

CSG real estate, property tax attorney Kim promoted to counsel

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC has elevated real estate and property tax attorney Daniel Kim to the position of counsel with the Roseland-based firm.

Multifamily projects, public investments setting the stage for new-look downtown in Berkeley Heights

A spate of public and private investment is transforming the area around the train station in Berkeley Heights and allowing this small township on the western edge of Union County to reimagine a walkable and commuter-friendly downtown.

NJBA installs Tantleff as board chair, pledging continued focus on housing affordability

The New Jersey Builders Association has installed Debra Tantleff as its new board chair, tapping a key figure in the industry as it prepares for a new year of advocacy and education for thousands of professionals involved in housing construction.

Murphy signs law to revive unused liquor licenses, ease restrictions on craft breweries

Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bill to update the state’s nearly century-old liquor license laws, seeking to activate nearly 1,400 dormant retail licenses and expand the supply of an asset that many see as critical to economic development.

NAIOP New Jersey to host annual meeting, commercial real estate outlook on Jan. 25

NAIOP New Jersey will welcome hundreds of industry leaders next week for its first event of the year, where experts will highlight economic trends and their impact on commercial real estate.

Community solar program benefiting property owners, residents set to expand under new law

State officials are doubling down on a program that has brought solar panels to warehouses across New Jersey while creating low-cost clean energy for thousands of residents.