BPU adopts permanent community solar program after successful pilot period

A state pilot program that has brought solar panels and new revenue to dozens of New Jersey industrial buildings is now permanent after a recent vote by utility regulators.

Eisai secures three environmental, health certifications for U.S. headquarters in Nutley

Pharmaceutical company Eisai Inc. has earned three well-known environmental and health and wellness certifications for its 300,000-square-foot headquarters building in Nutley.

Solar Landscape, Public Storage to build community solar on 133 buildings in three states

Solar Landscape, the rooftop solar developer based in Asbury Park, has inked a sweeping deal that will bring its installations to more than 130 Public Storage properties in three states.

More than buzzwords: How Faropoint is using data, artificial intelligence to gain an edge in industrial deals

Investment firm Faropoint is using artificial intelligence to generate new insights on properties, improve its underwriting and support its growing industrial platform, providing a glimpse at a technology that is far from perfect but primed to disrupt commercial real estate in the years to come.

Hospitality: A real game changer — it all comes down to people

In prepping for this piece, I reviewed the 72 articles I wrote since 2017 to identify common themes. Unsurprisingly, the common denominator was the crucial need to change how we do business with the end goal of improving people’s lives for a simpler and better quality of life — one that is less taxing and costly and more efficient and effective.

Solar Landscape, Sudler mark completion of rooftop community solar project in Piscataway

A new rooftop solar project at a Piscataway warehouse is now complete after being connected to the grid, allowing it to provide discounted energy to nearly 300 households in the area.

Solar Landscape completes community solar project in Secaucus, expands job training program

Solar Landscape has completed a new rooftop solar installation at a Secaucus warehouse, helping to expand a job training program while adding to its fast-growing portfolio in the state.

EDA approves $271 million tax credit for massive health, life sciences campus in New Brunswick

The state has approved a $271 million tax credit for a plan to build more than 570,000 square feet of research and academic space in downtown New Brunswick, including a new home for the state’s flagship medical school and facilities for startups and entrepreneurs.

Appraisal startup Valcre adds Otteau Group, Pyramid to New Jersey client roster

An appraisal software platform has added Otteau Group Inc. and Pyramid Real Estate Advisors to its growing list of New Jersey-based clients.

The best of The Briefing 2022

We’re always excited to look ahead to a new year in New Jersey commercial real estate. First, however, please join us in looking back at our top stories of the year, including our most-read items and a few editor’s picks. Happy New Year and best of luck!