Suárez, new DCA chief, pledges continued partnership with NJAA as association opens its annual conference and expo

The New Jersey Apartment Association kicked off its annual conference and expo in Atlantic City with a keynote from Jacquelyn Suárez, the new head of the state’s Department of Community Affairs, who pledged to continue the agency’s strong working relationship with the multifamily industry as it looks to expand housing opportunities across New Jersey.

NJAA’s Trani promoted to manager of education

The New Jersey Apartment Association has promoted Alexa Trani to manager of education, with a focus on expanding the organization’s professional development platform.

Commercial real estate leaders pay tribute to Oliver after lieutenant governor’s death

The death of Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver is rippling through the state’s commercial and residential real estate industries, whose leaders recalled her as a pioneer and devoted public servant who advocated for affordable housing and economic development.

‘Indistinguishable from rent control:’ Critics expect legal challenge to Newark law penalizing landlords, warn of development slowdown

The state’s commercial real estate industry is pushing back on a new ordinance in Newark that aims to limit rent increases at new, non-rent-controlled apartment buildings, arguing it will stifle development and the creation of affordable housing — while openly doubting its legality.

Leaders in New Jersey housing, redevelopment pay tribute to late Sen. Ron Rice

The death of former state Sen. Ronald Rice resonated throughout New Jersey this week, drawing tributes from groups including those involved in housing and urban redevelopment.

Veteran multifamily executive Penn kicks off two-year term as NJAA president

The New Jersey Apartment Association has elected a long-serving member and longtime property management executive in the state as its newest board president.

Right at home: NJAA moves to Trenton, with advocacy looming ever larger after COVID crisis

The New Jersey Apartment Association has changed its address, but there’s nothing unfamiliar about its new home in Trenton. The organization and its in-house team, previously based in Middlesex County, have long been a key voice in state politics and policymaking, advocating on behalf of a membership that owns and manages some 230,000 rental units.

NJAA calls for ramping up new state eviction prevention program

With New Jersey’s eviction moratorium drawing down and state officials no longer taking applications for rental assistance for landlords and tenants impacted by the pandemic, stakeholders are hoping to see a new eviction prevention program take center stage.

Turning the page on a challenging year for New Jersey’s apartment industry

Like everyone else, we expected 2021 to be better and easier. At the beginning of the year, the vaccines were starting to roll out, the feeling was positive and the worst was behind us. But then the reality of 2021 set in. Across the country, with the rise of the Delta variant, supply chain problems, labor shortages and unanticipated weather events, we were thrust into another difficult year. It wasn’t the 2021 we had all hoped for — it was “2020 redux” — and it was just as challenging but in different ways.

DCA marks payout of $232 million in COVID rent relief, launches eviction prevention program

The state has disbursed more than $230 million in federal funds aimed at providing relief to apartment renters and landlords impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, officials said last week.