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.

NAIOP reveals gala honorees during 2018 kickoff event

Jon F. Hanson of The Hampshire Cos. will be among the top honorees this spring at NAIOP New Jersey’s annual awards gala, headlining a list of influencers and key industry players.

Amazon can be ‘powerful partner’ in Newark’s future, Baraka says

Newark is among 20 finalists for Amazon’s coveted second headquarters project, the e-commerce giant announced Thursday.

Affordable housing, infrastructure and more: The top policy priorities for N.J. commercial real estate

As New Jersey begins a new legislative session and a new administration under Gov. Phil Murphy, Real Estate NJ asked the heads of the industry’s top advocacy groups and associations for their top policy priorities.

Q&A: Biggins discusses the success of incentives — and their role going forward

Jay Biggins, the executive managing director of Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Co., is a longtime expert in the field of incentives and has seen the evolution of the New Jersey’s programs firsthand.

Policy priorities: NAIOP New Jersey

Real Estate NJ set out to identify the biggest public policy issues for commercial real estate, as New Jersey begins a new legislative session and a new administration under Gov. Phil Murphy. Here are the issues identified by Michael McGuinness, CEO of NAIOP New Jersey.

Policy priorities: New Jersey Apartment Association

Real Estate NJ set out to identify the biggest public policy issues for commercial real estate, as New Jersey begins a new legislative session and a new administration under Gov. Phil Murphy. Here are the issues identified by David Brogan, executive director of the New Jersey Apartment Association.

After pitch to Amazon, Trenton feels it’s one step closer to unlocking its potential

Making a pitch for Amazon’s second headquarters achieved two very important goals for Trenton: Not only did the city submit a competitive, coordinated bid for Amazon HQ2 — a feat that may have seemed unlikely in past years — but it created a blueprint for showing its vast potential as a vibrant, mixed-use destination for other large corporations.

Amazon HQ2: Christie signs bill for $5 billion incentive package

Less than a week before leaving office, Gov. Chris Christie has signed off on a $5 billion incentive package to help land Amazon’s coveted second headquarters project.

Local leaders hold the key to our futures

While many New Jersey residents and business owners are rightfully concerned about the potential adverse impacts from federal tax reform measures at the same time as increases to state taxes are being discussed by Gov.-elect Phil Murphy and our Legislature, let’s not overlook the possible ways that local mayors can help to ameliorate this situation.

Real Estate NJ’s 2018 Market Forecast

What does the year 2018 have in store for New Jersey’s commercial real estate market? We put out a call to the industry and were fortunate to recruit some of the state’s most influential developers, professionals and thought leaders to give us their predictions for the year ahead.