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.

DIGroup Architecture wins contract for $100 million county complex in Elizabeth

The Union County Improvement Authority has selected DIGroup Architecture to design a new $100 million government complex in Elizabeth, the New Brunswick-based firm announced.

Clarke Caton Hintz names new principal

Clarke Caton Hintz has named a new principal, elevating a longtime leader with the architecture industry’s top trade association.

Professional Spotlight: Gilbane Building Co.

Because of Gilbane Building Company’s diverse expertise and capabilities across multiple market segments, we are able to work with a broad base of clients on an array of project types. Our clients range from leading pharmaceutical and life science, health care, financial services, tech and telecom companies to retail, residential and commercial developers, education, public sector and more.

Jersey City, Kushner Cos. settle lawsuit over One Journal Square project

Jersey City and Kushner Cos. have settled a two-year-old lawsuit over a massive residential project in the city, ending a bitter public feud and clearing the way for construction.

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.