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.

A white knight for Whitehouse Station

For all the buzz around walkable, urban submarkets and higher-density workplaces, our readers have never lost interest in the fate of the Merck property in Whitehouse Station. I was reminded of that on Jan. 3, when a story about a potential buyer for the complex quickly became the most-read item we’ve ever had on RE-NJ.com.

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.

Home rule, redevelopment in focus at Rutgers forum

Commercial real estate leaders, policy experts and public officials gathered last month to tackle an all-too-familiar problem in New Jersey — rethinking the state’s suburban office parks and retail centers to position them for the economy of the future.

Rutgers reveals latest group of advisers, emerging leaders for real estate program

The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School has unveiled this year’s group of board members and industry leaders that will guide the program and its students.

‘Fierce competition’ in focus at Rutgers CRE finance summit

For a market that is seeing an extended growth period, it isn’t all that complicated to sum up what exactly is driving the major trends in commercial real estate lending: Fierce competition. At least, that’s according to panelists at a recent conference hosted by the Rutgers Center for Real Estate, where lenders and other experts gathered to discuss the state of commercial real estate finance in New Jersey and beyond.

SLIDESHOW: Rutgers hosts second annual real estate capital allocation conference

Industry experts, thought leaders and students were among those who turned out recently for the Rutgers Center for Real Estate’s second annual Capital Allocation Conference, which took place April 12 at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City.

CRE leaders share advice, tips and insights at Rutgers career seminar (PHOTOS)

More than 100 commercial real estate industry hopefuls gathered in Newark recently for the Rutgers Center for Real Estate’s annual career seminar.

The federal housing policy mess: Dispelling myths about mortgage subsidies

By Morris A. Davis Since the 1930s, the federal government has actively promoted homeownership as a policy goal. Despite good intentions, our public policy in place after 80-plus years of rules and regulations is not well thought out and poorly…

From the ground up: Leaders of Rutgers CRE program eager to build on early progress

Leaders of the Rutgers Center for Real Estate aim to make it the top academic and research program of its kind, one that helps improve the industry and provides a link between the state’s top real estate firms and the next generation of professionals.