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.

Familiar territory

As you’ll read in this month’s cover story, a project aims to revive what should be prime real estate in East Brunswick, one that hugs a highway with daily traffic of 100,000 vehicles.

HMFA touts opening of 75-unit senior housing complex in Freehold

A developer and state officials have marked the completion of an age-restricted, 75-unit affordable housing property in Freehold Township.

Lennar to develop mixed-use town center at Fort Monmouth ‘gateway’ parcel, state says

State officials are detailing new plans for a town center development at the historic Fort Monmouth property, having agreed to sell a prominent 73-acre parcel to a Lennar Corp. affiliate.

Investors Bank’s Cummings named board chair at Greater Trenton

Greater Trenton, the capital city’s nonprofit economic development arm, has tapped Investors Bank CEO and President Kevin Cummings as its new board chairman.

Real estate, land use attorney among newest Greenbaum partners

A real estate and land use attorney with Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP is among two newly named partners at the Woodbridge-based firm.

HMFA details $24 million tax credit round, eyeing 1,200 affordable units

Developers in New Jersey have until late July to apply for a share of $24 million in tax credits to help finance affordable housing, under a new timeline announced Wednesday by a state agency.

ACDevco senior project manager joins State Planning Commission

A professional with the Atlantic City Development Corp. is among four new appointees to the New Jersey State Planning Commission, as stakeholders look to re-energize the agency that sets development policy and priorities throughout the state.

New Jerseyans Want Clean and AFFORDABLE Energy

Here in New Jersey, we need energy to heat our homes and power our modern lives. However, recently introduced public policy could mandate that consumers could lose choice and be forced to convert to a significantly more expensive form of energy — in fact, it could double your monthly bill. In a recent poll about this very subject, New Jersey residents made it loud and clear that they want to make their own decisions in how to provide energy for their homes.

Rental properties in Essex, Camden extend Section 8 contracts with $51 million refi

The owner of two federally subsidized housing properties has closed on more than $50 million in financing, under a pair of transactions by Rockport Mortgage Corp.

Addressing affordable housing: Government leaders must adapt

After multiple Supreme Court decisions over 50 years, the creation of the Council on Affordable Housing and its subsequent power stripping by the Supreme Court in 2015, over 60,000 units of affordable housing have been created. So, does that mean that the battle over affordable housing in New Jersey is over? Nothing could be further from the truth.