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.

Tokarski Millemann touts design, debut of new Manasquan athletic facility

The Manasquan public school district has unveiled a new 32,000-square-foot multipurpose facility for athletics and other events, according to a team with Tokarski Millemann Architects.

What are we still learning about Hurricane Sandy’s impact on commercial real estate?

What are we still learning about Hurricane Sandy’s impact on commercial real estate? We assembled a panel of industry experts to tackle this month’s question.

Right at home: NJAA moves to Trenton, with advocacy looming ever larger after COVID crisis

The New Jersey Apartment Association has changed its address, but there’s nothing unfamiliar about its new home in Trenton. The organization and its in-house team, previously based in Middlesex County, have long been a key voice in state politics and policymaking, advocating on behalf of a membership that owns and manages some 230,000 rental units.

Defending against the rise of cyberattacks in real estate

The real estate industry has become a growing target for cyberattacks. Real estate transactions require valuable and sensitive information, including personal and financial details for buyers, sellers and real estate organizations.

Finite resources demand a new approach to investment decisions

Ten years ago, Superstorm Sandy slammed into New Jersey, killing 38 people, devastating coastal areas, inflicting billions of dollars in damage and causing power outages for millions of residents and businesses for weeks. For many, it was a turning point that changed the way they invested and did business. Given today’s accelerating pace of life-altering disruptions — the pandemic, inflation, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, extreme weather events — I believe New Jerseyans are ready to modify their behavior to reduce their risk and financial exposure to the adverse impacts from climate change.

Jersey City: Loew’s Theatre restoration lands $42 million tax credit to kick off EDA program

The state has awarded more than $42 million in tax credits to a plan to restore an iconic theater in Jersey City, the first approval under the new Historic Property Reinvestment Program.

Kokes Properties takes part in local community day as construction continues in Riverside

Kokes Properties is taking steps to further strengthen its ties to the Burlington County township of Riverside, the site of its new multifamily development, including participation in an annual community day organized by local officials.

Netflix studio hub at Fort Monmouth closer to reality, emerges as top bid for 300-acre site

Netflix has taken a major step toward building a sprawling production studio in New Jersey, emerging as the preferred bidder for some 300 acres at the iconic Fort Monmouth property.

Russo, Onyx and Terminal to lead transformation of NJ Transit’s Metropark station

State officials have picked Russo Development, Onyx Equities and Terminal Construction to spearhead a project that would reshape NJ Transit’s busy Metropark station in Woodbridge.

CSG adds four attorneys, group administrator to real estate practice

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC has announced five new additions to its team of real estate, development and land use attorneys.