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.

Somerset Development marks milestone for Bell Works, provides $5.2 million to Holmdel

Somerset Development announced that it has provided more than $5 million to the township of Holmdel, fulfilling a redevelopment agreement tied to the acclaimed transformation of the iconic former Bell Labs facility into the 2 million-square-foot, mixed-use Bell Works campus.

Rotwein+Blake bolsters team with senior interior designer

Rotwein+Blake has expanded its interior design team with one of its newest hires.

HMFA reopens landlord relief program, expands eligibility to owners of up to 30 units

The state has extended and expanded an emergency grant program for New Jersey apartment landlords, drawing praise from the multifamily sector despite the need for additional relief.

Taking the temperature of New Jersey’s economy and commercial real estate sector

We are now more than six months into the pandemic that shut down much of New Jersey’s economy in early March. I thought it would be a good time to pause to look at where we are in terms of recovering from the staggering unemployment and economic losses caused by the health crisis. There is some surprisingly good news, but it must be taken with a strong dose of caution.

Jersey City breaks ground on $120 million public safety headquarters

Construction is underway on a new $120 million public safety headquarters in Jersey City, the latest piece of a growing municipal district in one of the city’s historic neighborhoods.

Developer launches site work, proceeds with adaptive reuse of historic Paterson complex

A developer is moving ahead with a sweeping adaptive reuse plan in Paterson, where it hopes to transform a historic industrial complex into a destination for residents and businesses.

LAN Associates opens new office in Voorhees, amid growing demand in South Jersey

LAN Associates, a full-service architecture and engineering firm, has expanded its footprint with the opening of a new office in southern New Jersey.

Developers, public officials kick off 70-unit veterans’ housing project in Monmouth County

A joint venture has broken ground on a 70-unit multifamily project in Tinton Falls that will be geared toward homeless veterans and others who served in the U.S. armed forces.

NAIOP honors deals of the year, industry icons as virtual gala marks 50th anniversary

The state’s commercial real estate community gathered virtually on Wednesday as NAIOP New Jersey honored a group of transformative projects and industry leaders, including the family of a developer who helped found the chapter a half-century ago.

A look at NAIOP New Jersey’s Deal of the Year finalists

Nine of the state’s most impactful development projects will take center stage Wednesday night as NAIOP New Jersey hosts its annual commercial real estate awards gala.