UNICOM, the California-based company that has acquired the former Merck campus in Readington, is doing far more than simply backfilling space at one of New Jersey’s largest stranded assets — with plans to create a dynamic, inclusive technology campus that will attract other tenants and serve as a regional hub for research and innovation.
Medical tenants have become increasingly critical to the retail sector, creating a new opportunity for landlords who have grappled with e-commerce and bankrupt retail chains. New Jersey is no exception, and the opportunity comes as urgent care centers, physical therapists and other businesses experience rapid growth spurred by major changes in the health care industry.
By Joshua Burd For all the buzz and political rhetoric surrounding federal tax reform, Jeff Otteau points to a consequence of one key change that has largely flown under the radar. For decades, homeowners have been better equipped to reduce…
The tax reform package is widely seen as a boost to the already thriving apartment sector. At the very least, experts say the changes could delay an existing renter’s decision to transition to homeownership, although many stopped short of saying that it would have dire effects on the for-sale market.
When it comes to new construction, federal tax reform has left many developers with a choice to make: maximize their business interest deductions or take advantage of accelerated depreciation.
When it came to commercial real estate, many investors had likely felt that property values had peaked in 2016, that the bull run was ending and the economy was due for a pullback. Those are among the reasons that Jeff Otteau feels overall investment sales in New Jersey fell last year to $6.5 billion, from $8.3 billion in 2016, while activity also slowed in New York City. Yet that trend could be in store for a reversal as a result of the newly amended tax code, which has preserved and added to the benefits given to real estate investors.