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.

Finding new life: Young pharma, biotech firms offer second chance for New Jersey’s legacy R&D space

A growing pipeline of young life sciences firms has offered a second chance for New Jersey’s stock of legacy laboratory space. In the process, the ventures have served as anchors for developers seeking to repopulate large, vacant pharmaceutical campuses with turnkey laboratories.

Mercer County decision, future of affordable housing in focus at NJBA panel

A recent high-profile court ruling may not have ended the battle over affordable housing in New Jersey, but insiders say it has become an important guidepost in a process that is still filled with uncertainty.

Lightly grilled: Comics turn up the heat on real estate lawyer Giantomasi

The legal mastermind behind Hotel Indigo, One Theater Square, The Rock and so many more Newark developments, Frank Giantomasi, will be in the hot seat at NJPAC’s First Annual Celebrity Roast.

Student housing, Holtec projects among honorees at USGBC awards gala

The U.S. Green Building Council New Jersey chapter will celebrate six real estate and infrastructure projects at its upcoming awards gala, including a student housing development at Princeton University and a transformative manufacturing campus in Camden.

HMFA touts completion of affordable senior homes in Vineland

A developer and state officials have opened the doors to 74 new age-restricted, affordably priced apartments in Vineland.

Wiss: Tax reform manifesto for the real estate industry

Tax reform has been a hot topic, especially in the real estate industry. After all, real estate and construction industries have a significant impact on the U.S. economy. Wiss is proud to advise the industry on all the new changes. In our Tax Reform Manifesto for the Real Estate Industry, we explore the recent tax reform and how you or your business could be affected. 

Collaborative deals: The new norm in Jersey

In listening to the presentations by the eight finalists for NAIOP’s annual Deal of the Year competition, what struck me most was the collaborative nature and level of cooperation that is taking place among all the participants in both the public and private sectors. It wasn’t always this way.

Rutgers, Monmouth students set to weigh in on Roche campus at NAIOP program

Less than a month after hosting a forum for local residents and other stakeholders, the former Hoffmann-LaRoche campus will welcome aspiring commercial real estate professionals.

NAIOP New Jersey public policy symposium postponed

NAIOP New Jersey’s Public Policy Symposium, scheduled for March 21 at 7:45 a.m. in New Brunswick, has been postponed due to the winter storm forecast.

Murphy ‘supercharges’ New Brunswick project with plans for state innovation hub

Gov. Phil Murphy has thrown his support behind a high-profile redevelopment project in New Brunswick, pledging to create a focal point for research and innovation that will feed sectors such as health care, higher education and technology.