From left: New Jersey Apartment Association Second Vice President Jack Linefsky, NJAA President-Elect Steve Waters, state Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver, Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin and NJAA Executive Director David Brogan — Photo by Larry Falkow/Courtesy: NJAA
By Joshua Burd
In a sign of strength for the state’s multifamily sector, some three dozen state lawmakers turned out this week for an annual reception hosted by the New Jersey Apartment Association.
The organization’s political action committee hosted the event on Tuesday in West Orange. Members of the state Assembly and Senate were on hand to meet face-to-face with 155 NJAA members, who included owners, managers, developers and vendors.
“The number of legislators at this single event exemplifies the importance of this industry to both the state’s economy and the overall quality of life of New Jerseyans,” NJAA Executive Director David Brogan said. “Over one million New Jersey residents call apartment living home and the multifamily industry annually contributes billions of dollars in economic activity and tax revenue to our state.
“We look forward to working with decision makers on the state’s housing affordability crisis, as well as the preservation and production of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families.”
Brogan said the annual PAC reception has grown each year. This year’s marked a record in attendance by lawmakers.