New grants for New Jersey towns, cities could boost redevelopment opportunities

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.

Reinhart to receive leadership award at New Jersey Future awards program

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.

Addressing affordable housing: Government leaders must adapt

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.

Breaking through

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.

Industry leader Reinhart joins Brunelli to lead mixed-use development practice

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.

Holistic thinking, public-private approach remain a focus at New Jersey Future’s redevelopment forum

New Jersey Future’s annual Redevelopment Forum drew a crowd hundreds to New Brunswick recently, in a show of support for big-picture planning, adaptive reuse and public-private collaboration when it comes to development in the Garden State.

Greenbaum Rowe adds two real estate attorneys

Two experienced real estate attorneys are among several recent hires at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP.

Bijou promotes development exec, eyes expansion into Montclair and Morristown

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.

The changing landscape of stormwater management: New rule will require innovative techniques

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.

Murphy signs law to create new TOD office at NJ Transit

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.