NJBA installs Tantleff as board chair, pledging continued focus on housing affordability

The New Jersey Builders Association has installed Debra Tantleff as its new board chair, tapping a key figure in the industry as it prepares for a new year of advocacy and education for thousands of professionals involved in housing construction.

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.

Atlantic Builders Convention returns with renewed energy, focus on housing affordability

Thousands of homebuilders and service providers flocked to Atlantic City this week for the return of the Atlantic Builders Convention, where the breadth of the industry was on full display alongside a renewed focus on housing affordability.

Rutgers launches study on parking usage at multifamily sites, seeking updated state guidelines

The Rutgers Center for Real Estate has launched a study that it hopes will capture real-time data on parking usage at residential properties in New Jersey, as it pushes for updates to the decades-old standards that towns and cities use to guide land use and redevelopment.

Murphy signs bill to allow third-party code inspections, drawing cheers from real estate industry

Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a bill that aims to speed up construction permitting in New Jersey, allowing developers to hire private-sector code inspectors if local officials cannot complete a review within three business days of a requested date.

NJBA installs Bovino as president among new slate of board officers

The New Jersey Builders Association has installed a longtime member and 36-year veteran of the homebuilding industry as its 69th board president.

Builders, public officials look to confront New Jersey’s housing supply and affordability crisis

Homebuilders joined key public officials at the Atlantic Builders Convention last month to confront New Jersey’s housing supply and affordability crisis, pledging a spirit of cooperation as they search for solutions.

A winning team

Commercial real estate truly is a people business, which explains why our stories highlighting new hires, promotions and other personnel moves are among the most popular. We’re fortunate to see a steady diet of these updates from all corners of the industry, including the types of announcements that have come from DMR Architects just about every year since we launched Real Estate NJ — five hires here, three new additions there — all to support a growing pipeline and portfolio that includes everything from apartments and hospitals to government buildings.

Murphy vetoes bill to allow third-party code inspections, calls for two-year study by DCA

A bill that would streamline construction code inspections in New Jersey using third-party, private-sector consultants is all but dead for now, following a conditional veto by Gov. Phil Murphy that shelved the proposal in favor of a two-year study by state officials.

Starting anew

The debate over New Jersey’s corporate incentive programs has been well-chronicled in recent years, but regardless of where you fall on the issue, there’s no denying their influence on the state’s commercial real estate market. That influence was all but gone for two years after Grow New Jersey and other subsidy programs were allowed to expire in summer 2019, with no immediate replacements in sight until Gov. Phil Murphy and lawmakers agreed on new incentives late last year. The state is now putting those offerings to work, starting with the jobs-based Emerge program that will fill the void left by Grow New Jersey.