Infrastructure investment: A winning strategy for resilience

We can likely all agree that modern and efficient infrastructure systems are a major factor in real estate development and investment decisions. Such strategic, long-term investments lead to increased opportunities for commercial real estate development and result in stronger job creation and economic growth for our communities.

Bill to allow third-party code inspections awaits action by Murphy

Commercial real estate leaders are awaiting the fate of a bill that would allow building owners in New Jersey to hire third-party, private-sector professionals to obtain faster code inspections.

CRE sentiment rises, but weighed down by construction cost challenges

Improving economic conditions have led to an improvement in the NAIOP CRE Sentiment Index, indicating both overall optimism and several ongoing concerns. However, respondents are now more pessimistic about construction costs than in any prior survey, and most expect construction labor costs to increase.

With return to work on the horizon, apartments in transit hubs show signs of a rebound

A return to the office could help bring commuters back to urban employment hubs such as Manhattan, lifting the market for transit-centric apartments in northern New Jersey.

NAIOP New Jersey unveils deal of the year finalists for industrial, office projects

NAIOP New Jersey has announced seven finalists for its coveted Deal of the Year honors, with plans to unveil the winners at its annual awards gala slated for early October.

Industry leaders reunite, reconnect at first NAIOP New Jersey event post-pandemic

Commercial real estate leaders gathered Thursday in Holmdel, where NAIOP New Jersey honored several companies as the industry took a key step in moving beyond the pandemic.

The future of office work has arrived

The economic rebound is fueling job growth in office-using sectors, which comes as the state lifts requirements that employers accommodate telework arrangements. Now that the future has arrived, I am sure that all employers would agree that employees are the most critical resource for success. Striking the right balance for the new workplace will likely be case-sensitive, and will no doubt take some time and a great deal of patience.

NAIOP New Jersey to honor Klatskin, renames lifetime achievement award in father’s honor

NAIOP New Jersey has renamed its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in memory of the late Charles Klatskin, the pioneering developer and founder of Forsgate Industrial Partners, with plans to bestow the honor on his son at the association’s largest annual event.

Geopolitics and demographics impact commercial real estate in our region

Our state is making headlines these days in a number of good ways. One contributing factor is certainly geopolitics, the study of how place matters. While this term is more often used to describe countries and explain the origin and source of their wealth, culture and military strategy, we can also see how this applies at the state level.

Got a feeling ’21 is (going to) be a good year

As we seem to be nearing the final stages of the global pandemic with more people getting vaccinated, federal stimulus monies pouring into our state and a new federal administration that is much more friendly to New Jersey, many of us are feeling that 2021 is going to be a good year.