Business leaders are cheering the passage of a new economic development incentives law in New Jersey, following a two-year battle in Trenton and the added uncertainty of the pandemic. Yet some stakeholders are pointing to a far less heralded, less contentious piece of the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act as a key tool for spurring new investments around the state.
One of the state’s top organizations for smart growth and planning advocacy is set to honor its longtime chair and the former director of Monmouth University’s Kislak Real Estate Institute.
After multiple Supreme Court decisions over 50 years, the creation of the Council on Affordable Housing and its subsequent power stripping by the Supreme Court in 2015, over 60,000 units of affordable housing have been created. So, does that mean that the battle over affordable housing in New Jersey is over? Nothing could be further from the truth.
As you’ll read in this month’s cover story, Stanbery Development Co. has spent more than four years navigating local politics and state regulations in its quest to redevelop a vacant office complex in Parsippany. But the firm is now on a path toward fulfilling its vision, which calls for a mixed-use, downtown-style development anchored by high-end restaurants and retail.
R.J. Brunelli & Co. has hired Peter S. Reinhart, the head of Monmouth University’s real estate program and a former longtime executive with Hovnanian Enterprises, to lead a new division within the retail brokerage focused on mixed-use developments.
Two experienced real estate attorneys are among several recent hires at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP.
Bijou Properties has announced a key promotion within its ranks as part of a plan to expand beyond its hometown of Hoboken and into markets such as Montclair and Morristown.
On Dec. 3, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection published amendments to the state’s Stormwater Management Rule (NJAC 7.8) that, when adopted, will change fundamentally the way stormwater management systems are designed in New Jersey. The key amendment will replace the existing requirement, which asks developers to incorporate so-called non-structural strategies “to the maximum extent practicable,” with a firm requirement to use a technique known as green infrastructure in new development.
Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a bill that requires NJ Transit to establish an office of transit-oriented development and conduct an annual inventory of its real estate holdings, potentially paving the way for new opportunities across the state.