Hollister, RBH mark topping out for new Rutgers building in Newark

A new residential and academic building for nearly 400 Rutgers University students in Newark is on track to open this summer after topping out earlier this month.

Developers, state officials face dual task with Opportunity Zone projects

Amid the rollout of the new federal Opportunity Zone program, developers and public officials are trying to balance two key objectives: Identifying shovel-ready projects — allowing investors to maximize the tax benefits of the law — and steering capital to low-income areas that weren’t already attracting investment and may have higher barriers to entry. The state believes it can check both boxes with the right coordination and by layering in the subsidies that have helped revitalize many of New Jersey’s cities and downtowns.

SLIDESHOW: Rutgers conference on Opportunity Zones draws sold-out crowd

More than 200 industry leaders and influencers turned out recently for a Rutgers Center for Real Estate conference on the new federal Opportunity Zone program.

New Jersey Future announces 2018 Smart Growth Award winners

The nonprofit New Jersey Future will honor major redevelopments in Hoboken, Orange and Trenton, as well as former Gov. James Florio, as part of its annual Smart Growth Awards celebration in early June.

Charting a course: KIPP New Jersey has been nimble, creative in finding new school locations in Newark

KIPP New Jersey has grown its portfolio of Newark charter schools with the type of nimble, resourceful approach that is often used by developers and real estate investors in urban settings. The proof is in the makeup of its portfolio, which includes everything from new construction and renovated facilities to leased spaces in places like the heralded Teachers Village project.

Newark reveals development sites, buildings in Amazon HQ2 proposal (SLIDESHOW)

Newark city officials on Wednesday detailed the development sites and office buildings that were included in their 250-page submission to Amazon, which could announce the short list for its coveted second headquarters project by early next year.