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.

Short stepping down as NJBA chief executive

Carol Ann Short, the CEO of the New Jersey Builders Association, is stepping down after three decades with the influential trade organization.

NJAA lauds passage of $100 million rental assistance bill, urges Murphy to sign into law

A bill that would create a $100 million rental assistance program in New Jersey — one that has drawn support from the apartment industry — is now awaiting action by Gov. Phil Murphy.

NJBA hails return of non-essential construction, pledges support for safety rules

The New Jersey Builders Association is praising Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision to allow non-essential construction to resume in New Jersey, while pledging support for the guidelines included as part of the executive order that lifted the restriction.

Judge upholds injunction against Montclair rent control law, landlords say

A group of property owners in Montclair has scored another victory in court, as it looks ahead to a hearing that could determine the fate of a hotly debated rent control ordinance in the town.

Non-essential construction projects in New Jersey can resume Monday, Murphy says

New Jersey will allow non-essential construction to resume starting Monday morning, Gov. Phil Murphy said, while also permitting non-essential retail stores to reopen for curbside pickup.

NJBA installs new officers, including Canuso as 67th president

A longtime homebuilding executive has taken the reins as president of the New Jersey Builders Association, with a mission that includes helping it navigate the ongoing public health crisis.

Sharbell’s iconic ‘town center’ in Robbinsville, 25 years in the making, is a model for mixed-use

Tom Troy, president of Sharbell Development Corp., has been with the firm since 1987 and has helped spearhead its development of the landmark Washington Town Center project in Robbinsville. — Photo by Aaron Houston for Real Estate NJ By Joshua…

Murphy taps developers, industry leaders economic recovery council

Gov. Phil Murphy has tapped more than three dozen development executives, labor leaders and other industry professionals as part of a new council to help restart New Jersey’s economy.

Murphy extends DEP deadlines for permit reviews, actions during COVID-19 crisis

Gov. Phil Murphy on Saturday extended a host of deadlines required under the state’s environmental laws, including those related to certain permit decisions for development projects.

Developers, municipalities prepare for virtual entitlement process amid health crisis

By Joshua Burd As the real estate industry prepares for life in the wake of COVID-19, the new normal — at least in the near term — will include the likes of virtual planning and zoning board hearings. New Jersey…