Murphy extends DEP deadlines for permit reviews, actions during COVID-19 crisis

Gov. Phil Murphy on Saturday extended a host of deadlines required under the state’s environmental laws, including those related to certain permit decisions for development projects.

Pennrose offers 10 weeks’ free rent at New Brunswick apartment tower

A developer is offering up to 10 weeks of free rent at a new luxury apartment building in New Brunswick, seeking to ease the concerns of would-be tenants during the COVID-19 crisis.

Developers, municipalities prepare for virtual entitlement process amid health crisis

By Joshua Burd As the real estate industry prepares for life in the wake of COVID-19, the new normal — at least in the near term — will include the likes of virtual planning and zoning board hearings. New Jersey…

Murphy gives towns option to extend May property tax deadline

Municipalities in New Jersey may now extend by one month the grace period for quarterly property tax payments that are due on May 1, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday.

Murphy: Apartment renters can now use security deposit to help with payments

Apartment tenants in New Jersey may now tap their security deposits to help pay rent during the COVID-19 crisis, under a newly signed executive order by Gov. Phil Murphy.

Industrial sector could bounce back quickly — and stronger — after short-term hit from COVID

Industrial developers and companies seeking logistics space are unlikely to face lasting damage from the coronavirus pandemic, experts say, but the market is still poised for major changes amid disruptions to supply chains and consumer spending habits.

Planned Cos. launches $500,000 relief fund for employees impacted by COVID-19

A Parsippany-based building services company has launched a $500,000 relief fund to support its employees during the coronavirus crisis.

Montclair landlords sue to block rent control ordinance passed during stay-at-home order

A group of Montclair landlords has sued to overturn a new rent control ordinance in the township, alleging the governing body took action in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis when opponents could not fully mobilize against the measure.

NJAA lauds rental assistance bill, but presses for long-term solution

State lawmakers on Monday are slated to consider a rental assistance bill that could help soften the blow to apartment owners during the COVID-19 crisis, but industry leaders say they need help from the federal government to weather the storm over the long haul.

NJBA expresses ‘100 percent’ support for new COVID-19 construction rules

The New Jersey Builders Association expressed full support for Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest step to slow the spread of COVID-19, even if it meant new limitations for projects that had been exempted under earlier directives.