Technology can be crucial to health, safety in post-COVID office buildings

With some office workers returning to work in New Jersey, landlords have taken steps to keep them safe and healthy in their buildings. Those steps involve not only physical upgrades and new on-site technology, but the use of apps and digital platforms aimed at keeping employees informed, engaged and connected.

NJAA cheers as $350 million rental assistance bill advances in Senate

A bill that would provide $350 million in rental assistance to apartment landlords and tenants has moved ahead in the state Senate, drawing support from the multifamily industry.

NJAA: State must act quickly with rental assistance, resist new mandates on landlords

The New Jersey Apartment Association has called for rental assistance since the earliest days of the pandemic, as it continues to defend against other legislative proposals that it says would have severe unintended consequences. In part two of his two-part column, NJAA Executive Director David Brogan discusses the ongoing need for assistance and the complexity of disbursing it even after it has been approved. He also highlights the potentially devastating effects to both apartment owners and single-family homeowners if lawmakers take actions that further curtail rent revenue.

Brogan: Eviction moratorium, questions on rental assistance still loom over apartment owners

It will soon be a year since the start of New Jersey’s COVID-19 outbreak, one that has rippled through the state’s apartment industry and left landlords with unease and uncertainty. In part one of a two-part column, New Jersey Apartment Association Executive Director David Brogan answers some of the biggest questions still facing the multifamily sector, including how owners of all sizes are dealing with nonpayment of rent and the ongoing eviction moratorium, along with the prospect of state and federal rental assistance.

Virtual tours, open houses providing exposure for commercial properties during pandemic

As pandemic continues, landlords and brokers have turned to virtual open houses and other tools to showcase their newly upgraded office buildings in New Jersey.

NJAA pushes back as Murphy calls for multiyear repayment plans for past due rent

The New Jersey Apartment Association is raising new concerns about a bill that would create long-term repayment plans for renters impacted by the pandemic, following Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest show of support for the measure during his recent State of the State address.

Tenant interest in ‘hub-and-spoke’ model brings added focus to state’s new-look office stock

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.

Sanzari drawing on 75 years of stability, relationships to guide tenants through crisis

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.

HMFA reopens landlord relief program, expands eligibility to owners of up to 30 units

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.

NJAA: Landlords, renters need further support from federal and state governments

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.