A growing number of New York City-based firms have considered short-term office space in the suburbs, in an effort to reduce density, keep employees closer to home and reduce their reliance on mass transit. The movement has provided landlords and brokers with a chance to showcase New Jersey’s growing stock of revamped and rejuvenated office buildings.
Like other landlords, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises has spent months with its buildings mostly empty as businesses cope with the effects of the pandemic. But the family-owned firm has weathered the crisis and helped its tenants do the same thanks to its own financial strength and ability to act quickly, which stem from a patient, low-leverage approach that goes back 75 years.
The state has extended and expanded an emergency grant program for New Jersey apartment landlords, drawing praise from the multifamily sector despite the need for additional relief.
The New Jersey Apartment Association is renewing calls for additional assistance to both renters and landlords, as highlighted by the recent national eviction moratorium by the federal government and continued discussions among state policymakers.
With New Jersey’s coronavirus crisis entering its seventh month, the state’s apartment industry still faces a long list of challenges amid legislative efforts to address the economic fallout. Real Estate NJ connected with David Brogan, the executive director of the New Jersey Apartment Association, who weighed in on everything from rent collections to state and federal policy proposals that he believes would have dire financial consequences for landlords.
New Jersey restaurants will be able to open for indoor dining at 25 percent capacity starting this Friday ahead of Labor Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday.
Somerset Development has unveiled its plan to reopen its flagship Bell Works complex in Holmdel, providing a roadmap for office and retail tenants that were forced to leave as the COVID-19 crisis escalated in early spring.
Since mid-March, our national GDP has plunged and New Jersey’s unemployment rate is startling, as budgeted state and local revenues are hemorrhaging. COVID-19 has made matters far worse and the budgetary pains and economic slowdown will be significant and sustained under any scenario. Our state and local elected officials must now make difficult decisions that do not jeopardize our future.
Onyx Equities has announced a key promotion as part of an expansion of its construction team and the ongoing growth of its portfolio of office buildings.