NAIOP NJ Members Partner with Local Officials to Transform New Jersey

NJ Mayors who are turning Obstacles into Opportunities were featured at the October 19, 2016 seminar.  Read more at Real Estate NJ.

NEW TOOLS FOR NJ MUNICIPALITIES: Partially funded by NAIOP NJ, PlanSmart NJ's "Guide to the Future" is designed to equip NJ municipalities with the tools they need to address specific stranded assets in their communities.

READ: Mayors Panel at NAIOP Symposium Touches on Impactful Issues, Hopes for the Future (6/2016, NJ Municipalities Magazine)

WATCH: March 2016 Public Policy Update

The Members of NAIOP NJ are committed to partnering with local leaders to create outstanding live/work/learn/play environments that are magnets for the employers, investments and young professionals New Jersey needs to prosper and grow.  Commercial and industrial real estate creates jobs and brings work places close to families. We contribute billions in local spending and infrastructure improvements, increase the tax base, and reclaim blighted, disused and contaminated areas, returning properties to productive use and chasing out crime. Commercial and industrial buildings pay 20% of NJ’s property taxes.

In partnership with municipal leaders across the Garden State, NAIOP NJ members are inspiring and transforming our state to support a thriving economy. Watch the video: NAIOP NJ Inspiring and Transforming New Jersey. Read "Partners in Change" in the February 2016 issue of  NJ Municipalities Magazine.


Watch the video: NAIOP NJ The Advocate for Commercial Real Estate

NAIOP NJ's public policy priorities include legislative, regulatory and legal actions that improve our ability to: clean and redevelop disused and contaminated sites; re-purpose (or replace) antiquated and underutilized suburban office spaces; create and attract good-paying jobs; and support our transportation, distribution and logistics industry.

NAIOP-backed initiatives such as the Economic Opportunity Acts of 2013 & 2014, the Building Our Future Bond Act and the Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Program are transforming landscapes and creating opportunities in towns across NJ.

Opportunities to Learn, Connect, Find Solutions and be Recognized

Join NAIOP: Local Officials receive a courtesy membership rate of $405 annually. Details

Public Policy Symposium: Local Officials are encouraged to attend this interactive program which tackles issues such as changing demographics, adaptive reuse, regulatory reform and making NJ competitive for jobs and investments. Panelists at this annual event and other NAIOP programs have included Mayors from Trenton, Hackensack, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Wayne, Middletown, Robbinsville, Summit, Jersey City, Newark, Woodbridge and Perth Amboy.

League of Municipalities Program: Presented for the past few years, the NAIOP-inspired "Dinosaurs to Diamonds" themed panel draws standing-room-only attendance for an informative discussion on transforming stranded assets.

Public Partner Award: This award recognizes local champions of development who are inspiring and transforming our communities. Previous recipients:

  • The City of Hackensack
  • The Borough of Florham Park

Collegiate Competition: Our annual Commercial Real Estate Intercollegiate Case Study Competition includes Mayors on the judging panel. Attend the Spring Chapter Meeting to learn how future professionals will tackle redevelopment challenges.

News, Presentations & Research

Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate 2016 Edition Read the report by Dr. Stephen S. Fuller for the NAIOP Research foundation.

Economic Impact of Port Industry on NJ Counties: New Jersey’s red-hot industrial real estate sector is fueled by the explosive growth of e-Commerce, which relies heavily on the Port of NY & NJ. The third largest port in the US and the largest on the East Coast, the port handled over 3.6 million containers in 2015. Port industry operations provide: 190,100 direct jobs and 336,000 total jobs in the region; over $21.2 billion in personal income and nearly $53.5 billion in business income; and approximately $7.1 billion in state, local and federal taxes.  A new report estimates the Port’s indirect and induced economic impacts on counties in the NY/NJ metropolitan area, including 15 NJ counties. Read the report.

Upcoming Events

December 5: Special Program - Gubernatorial Transition Public Policy Update. 7:45 AM, Newark Liberty Marriott (registration opens soon). 


Partners in Change (2/2016, NJ Municipalities)

Big Office Buildings in NJ Look to Reinvent Themselves (10/25/15,

Jersey City's Innovative Affordable Housing Plan Might Actually Work (9/3/15, The Atlantic)

Presentations from NAIOP Programs

Research Resources

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