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.

CSG promotes six attorneys

Attorneys who were formally named to the firm’s real estate and tax appeals practices are among six promotions announced Monday by Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC.

Is N.J. ready for an affordable housing building boom? Experts weigh in

For all of the uncertainty over how many new affordable housing units that municipalities will be forced to allow — whether it’s 100,000 or 300,000 — there will be another key question to answer when the state Supreme Court makes that determination.

Can the market in New Jersey support that many new homes?

Funding set to run dry for Atlantic City development agency

A state authority that redirects casino tax revenue into Atlantic City development projects is set to lose what has been a lucrative funding source for more than 30 years, raising questions about what its mission will be going forward.

Affordable housing takes center stage at Rutgers event

After decades of litigation and controversy over how to address affordable housing in New Jersey, stakeholders on virtually all sides appear to be coming together on at least one point:

We may finally be inching toward a solution — even if it’s one that is messy, imperfect and still likely to cause additional strife across the state as the key details are worked out.

‘Uber does have a part to play’ in CRE, company official tells NAIOP members

Uber may have unveiled a new partnership with a New Jersey developer earlier this week, but it’s just one of the steps that the ridesharing service has taken — and is planning for the future — to work hand in hand with the real estate industry and other business sectors.

A company official detailed some of those other affiliations last week, speaking directly to a crowd of NAIOP New Jersey members and professionals in Elizabeth.

DMR retained for Middlesex County building redesigns

Middlesex County has hired DMR Architects to redesign a series of administration buildings in North Brunswick, the Hasbrouck Heights-based firm said Wednesday.

Supplement maker offered $30M tax credit to open new Paterson facility

A maker of nutritional supplements is weighing a move from West Caldwell to Paterson, where state officials say it would build a nearly 80,000-square-foot facility for assembly and packing.

Report: Land sale clears way for new largest park in Hoboken

Hoboken is set to pay $30 million to buy more than six acres in its northwestern end to build the city’s largest park, according to a published report.

American Water HQ set to kick off massive waterfront makeover in Camden

With more than a year of due diligence, entitlements and land assemblage in the books, Liberty Property Trust is set to break ground on the first piece of a $1 billion, mixed-use project to transform Camden’s waterfront.

Growth in 2016 fuels hiring by design firm DMR

DMR Architects has added 10 new team members in 2016, expanding its staff by nearly 33 percent as it responds to a 30 percent growth in billing during the year.