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.

Greenbaum Rowe attorney tapped for newly created NJBA redevelopment counsel post

The New Jersey Builders Association has tapped a partner with Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP for the newly created position of redevelopment counsel.

MSW announces new hires in litigation, land use groups

Murphy Schiller & Wilkes LLP has expanded its litigation and land use practice groups with its two latest additions.

Stro names new general counsel

The Stro Cos. has hired a veteran business and real estate lawyer as its new general counsel.

Jersey City plans $6.7 million overhaul of downtown pedestrian plaza

A nearly $7 million upgrade is coming to a key pedestrian plaza in downtown Jersey City, the latest in a series of streetscape improvements announced by local officials.

NJAA cheers as $350 million rental assistance bill advances in Senate

A bill that would provide $350 million in rental assistance to apartment landlords and tenants has moved ahead in the state Senate, drawing support from the multifamily industry.

EDA: Revival of historic Paterson stadium set to begin after approval of ERG award

A development team is moving ahead with plans to revive the historic Hinchliffe Stadium site in Paterson, following approval of a $67 million state tax credit for the project.

Regional mindset, new recipe needed to keep our talent and project pipeline flowing

It’s high time that New Jersey’s local officials start doing things differently and placing a higher priority on talent attraction, collaborative regional (not parochial) planning and being on the same page. Economic development experts from outside the state seemed to concur at NAIOP New Jersey’s recent Annual Meeting and Commercial Real Estate Outlook.

NJAA: State must act quickly with rental assistance, resist new mandates on landlords

The New Jersey Apartment Association has called for rental assistance since the earliest days of the pandemic, as it continues to defend against other legislative proposals that it says would have severe unintended consequences. In part two of his two-part column, NJAA Executive Director David Brogan discusses the ongoing need for assistance and the complexity of disbursing it even after it has been approved. He also highlights the potentially devastating effects to both apartment owners and single-family homeowners if lawmakers take actions that further curtail rent revenue.

Brogan: Eviction moratorium, questions on rental assistance still loom over apartment owners

It will soon be a year since the start of New Jersey’s COVID-19 outbreak, one that has rippled through the state’s apartment industry and left landlords with unease and uncertainty. In part one of a two-part column, New Jersey Apartment Association Executive Director David Brogan answers some of the biggest questions still facing the multifamily sector, including how owners of all sizes are dealing with nonpayment of rent and the ongoing eviction moratorium, along with the prospect of state and federal rental assistance.

DMR announces start of Ridgefield municipal complex

The borough of Ridgefield has broken ground on a new 27,000-square-foot municipal complex, according to members of the project team with DMR Architects.