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.

NJAA names new assistant VP for government affairs

The New Jersey Apartment Association has added to its government affairs team with the hiring of a new assistant vice president, the organization announced Monday.

EDA: Three NYC manufacturers eye a combined 193,000 sq. ft. in N.J.

Three manufacturers could be moving to New Jersey from New York City’s outer boroughs, following the approval of incentives for the firms by the state Economic Development Authority.

HMFA, Walters Group unveil new 102-unit Toms River development

A developer and state officials have marked the opening of a new 102-unit, affordable housing community in Toms River that will be reserved for senior citizens.

New Brunswick arts redevelopment completes $171 million financing package

The team behind the highly anticipated, mixed-use New Brunswick Performing Arts Center project has closed on the financing for the sweeping $171 million development.

Affordable housing in focus at PlanSmart NJ forum

With less than two months until Election Day, surrogates for New Jersey’s two leading candidates for governor on Thursday spoke directly to real estate and land use experts. As it often is, affordable housing was the dominant topic.

Holtec, public officials open $260 million campus in Camden (VIDEO)

Holtec International has opened the doors to what the state says is the single largest private investment in the history of Camden — a new 600,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing complex for the global energy technology company.

Guadagno, Murphy invited to speak at annual PlanSmart summit

The two candidates in New Jersey’s upcoming gubernatorial election will soon have the chance to speak directly to planning advocates, land use experts and real estate professionals, who are set to gather next week for PlanSmart NJ’s annual Planning Summit.

With ‘critical’ election looming, industry leaders set to gather for NJBA fundraiser

In a state that is undergoing sweeping changes to its economy and demographics, real estate leaders are gearing up to make sure that those changes are well-known to elected officials.

With a state government in transition, let’s build on our progress

As we prepare for the next governor and potential changes in the Legislature, it is important to recognize what New Jersey has accomplished in the last several years, continue this momentum and support these programs and initiatives. Our economy is certainly getting better, based on all the construction taking place and today’s low unemployment rate. Affordability and stagnant wages, however, remain challenges to many and are a big reason why a huge proportion of millennials are still living at home with their parents. Without immigration, our population would be dwindling.

Payment solutions firm commits to 90,000 sq. ft. HQ in Lawrenceville, EDA says

An invoicing and payment software firm will relocate within Mercer County to nearly 90,000 square foot in Lawrenceville, state officials said Wednesday, thanks in part to a 10-year, $12.9 million tax credit that was awarded to the business earlier this month.