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.

‘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.

Triple Five unveils new video, renderings of American Dream

The developer of the long-awaited American Dream Meadowlands project has released a new video detailing its vision for transforming the property’s reviled, multicolored exterior.

Triumphant AvalonBay unveils new Princeton community

AvalonBay Communities Inc. has opened the doors to its new community in Princeton, marking the completion of one of New Jersey’s more fiercely contested redevelopment projects in recent years.

Nonprofit’s new HQ builds on decades of commitment

Community Access Unlimited opened a new 60,000-square-foot headquarters in Elizabeth. The five-story, $11 million building features office space for both CAU and local businesses, along with community spaces such as a 400-seat auditorium on the ground floor.

Rutgers conference to shine a light on affordable housing stalemate — and solutions

As the state Supreme Court weighs the issue of affordable housing, stakeholders will gather later this month to shed light on the issue and tackle one of New Jersey’s most divisive and seemingly unsolvable public policy questions of the past three decades.