Genova Burns’ Pizzillo named to Hudson County Chamber board as director

Gerard Pizzillo, a Jersey City-based attorney with Genova Burns, has joined the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce as a director.

How to survive the commercial real estate industry in 2024

All of the industry conferences and panels I’ve attended over the last several months have one thing in common — in each, someone has uttered the phrase “Survive to ’25” or the Bee Gees variant “Stayin’ alive till ’25,” either seriously or perfunctorily, as nearly everyone in the commercial real estate market knows that 2024 is going to be a rocky year. Why? Each of the players in the venerable trifecta of tenant, landlord and lender is having problems of their own.

Steady hands: How Genova Burns is helping real estate clients navigate rising rates, market shifts

Genova Burns, home to one of the state’s most prominent real estate practices, is as busy and as integral to the industry as it was before the pandemic and before the Federal Reserve began to raise interest rates last year. Increasingly, though, the Newark-based firm is helping clients either play defense or guide them through this period of uncertainty.

Albanese closes $70 million land deal in Jersey City, eyes 670-unit apartment tower

A developer has acquired nearly two acres in Jersey City with plans to build 670 luxury apartments on the property, in a recently completed deal by Grid Real Estate.

Thought leaders in electric and autonomous vehicles consider New Jersey’s mobility future

Every day brings news about the market growth of electric vehicles. But before the conversion to fully electric, self-driving vehicles comes to fruition, New Jersey must provide the infrastructure for this coming transportation revolution to thrive.

Current trends in the post-COVID commercial leasing market: The reduced footprint and new considerations of the office

Everyone knows the most critical factor in the determination of cost of rentable square footage of leased space and the value of land is “location, location, location.” COVID has not changed this truism, but perhaps has rarified the implications.

Real Estate NJ’s 2021 Market Forecast

After a year like no other, New Jersey’s commercial real estate industry is eager to turn the page. But many believe the pandemic’s impact will be felt for months if not years to come. As always, we’re here to help you make sense of it all with the help of some top developers, service providers and thought leaders. You can find their predictions for the year ahead and more in our special 2021 Market Forecast.

Changes coming to long-term tax exemption statute

Several bills affecting the long-term tax exemption statute are slowly making their way through the New Jersey Legislature. While each bill addresses different provisions of the statute, the common theme among them is one of restrictiveness.

Newark open for business for medical marijuana centers

On May 1, 2019, the City of Newark Municipal Council adopted Ordinance 18-1970 by a 7-0 vote amending several sections of the City’s Zoning Ordinance. This new ordinance permits medical marijuana alternative treatment centers, medical marijuana cultivation facilities, medical marijuana manufacturing facilities, and medical marijuana safety compliance facilities (collectively, the “Medical Marijuana Uses”) as conditional uses in specified zoning districts within the City.

Genova Burns hires former deputy AG in real estate, land use groups

Genova Burns has bolstered its team of real estate and land use attorneys, hiring a former deputy state attorney general as an associate in its Newark office.