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.

NJBA leaders: Outlook for organization, industry strong despite challenges to housing supply

The Atlantic Builders Convention wraps up Wednesday, as the popular conference marks its return to Atlantic City after last year’s cancellation due to the pandemic. Below is part two of our conversation with Jeff Kolakowski, the CEO of the New Jersey Builders Association, and Josh Mann, the association’s board president.

Housing supply, affordability back in focus as Atlantic Builders Convention returns

The New Jersey Builders Association is set to welcome thousands of homebuilders, service providers and vendors to Atlantic City from Oct. 11 to 13 for the Atlantic Builders Convention, the largest building industry tradeshow in the Northeast, after an 18-month hiatus.

Atlantic Builders Convention returning to Atlantic City, with registration now open

The Atlantic Builders Convention is coming back to Atlantic City, marking the return of one of the region’s largest events after last year’s statewide shutdown due to the pandemic.