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.

Trenton’s pitchman: George Sowa says capital city is open for business

As CEO of Greater Trenton, George Sowa sees a city that has fallen on hard times and has to overcome years of bad press. But Trenton has what it takes to change the narrative, he said, starting with all-important infrastructure such as a transit hub that links to four different rail lines.

Icahn to sell Trump Taj Mahal after spat with lawmakers, despite Christie veto

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, seemingly frustrated by legislation that would have stripped him of his casino license, says he will sell the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.

Design firm names partners for the first time

Five top executives at DMR Architects are now partners in the business, marking a new milestone in the 25-year history of the Hasbrouck Heights-based firm.

New year, new leadership, new challenges: How the changing political landscape could impact commercial real estate

The political events of 2016 have ushered in a New Year that will be marked by dramatic change at both the federal and state levels.

Tory Burch inks 93K sq. ft. lease in Jersey City

In Jersey City, fashion designer Tory Burch has leased 93,000 square feet over two floors at 499 Washington Blvd., an office tower in LeFrak’s master-planned Newport community.

EDA incubator welcomes new R&D lab

A digital health technology firm is the newest tenant at a state-run incubator in North Brunswick.

Don’t rule out negative interest rates just yet: Here’s why — and what it would mean for you

Even after accounting for the fact that interest rates and expected inflation jumped after Donald Trump’s election, I would guess there is a 20 percent possibility that short-term interest rates become negative in the next two years.

CRE MARKET FORECAST: Predictions from industry experts

What does the year 2017 have in store for the commercial real estate market?

We can’t say for sure — and we know you can’t either — but we asked some of the industry’s top professionals in New Jersey to give it their best shot. In the process, we’ve tried to bring you a good cross-section of experts from different disciplines.

NJAA touts 2016 successes, swears in new board at annual meeting (PHOTOS)

The New Jersey Apartment Association has stepped up its lobbying efforts in policy issues affecting the state’s overall business community, as it continues to advocate for legislation that will help the multifamily housing industry.

Developer acquires historic officer housing site at Fort Monmouth

RPM Development Group has acquired a historic 117-unit housing complex in Oceanport, marking the first deal on a large piece of the former Fort Monmouth site that was turned over to state officials last fall in an effort to push forward with redevelopment.