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NAIOP New Jersey: Let’s get the Next Energy Master Plan Right

Commercial real estate developers and owners recognize the important role they must play in combating the effects of climate change. NAIOP New Jersey is resolving to be part of the solution by improving energy policies so they’re workable, achieve tangible improvements in energy efficiency, and lower the use of carbon-based power sources in the commercial real estate sector.

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Office space

2024 Resolutions for Office Owners and Brokers

As we start a new year, the office outlook is still mixed. Although more companies are requiring employees to be in the office some days per week, we are far from the high occupancy that many central business districts enjoyed before 2020. Companies are still figuring out their workplace strategies – how often to bring in employees and how to better use their space for the reality of work today.

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Congress’ Full Plate and Election-year Politics Will Make 2024 a Busy Year

In any year with divided government, it is a challenge to achieve agreements on appropriations and tax policy, but this Congress is also faced with challenges of reaching agreements on border security, along with assistance to Israel, Taiwan and Ukraine. Margins in both the House and the Senate are narrow and the presidential election year shortens the legislative timeline before congressional re-election campaigns start in earnest.

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The Promise of AI: Transforming the Construction Industry

The potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to transform businesses, industries and society has been mounting for decades, but recent advancements have moved the science from niche to mainstream. The technology’s proficiency in writing, drawing, coding and composing has driven corporate leaders to consider both the opportunities and threats that AI presents for their future. For commercial real estate, it’s clear that strategically embracing AI could transform the sector.

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Voting

State Elections Are Important to Commercial Development

The political battle over the presidency and the control of both chambers on Capitol Hill is expected to garner most of the attention of the national media this year. While the outcome of these campaigns will have significant implications on policy debates at the national level, they should not overshadow or minimize the important political races for control of state legislatures and gubernatorial offices across the country. The outcome of these more-grassroots races in comparison to control of state capitols may be more reflective of the policies of importance to the American people.

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Market Share’s Most Popular Posts of 2023

Major themes dominating the attention of commercial real estate development professionals in 2023 included capital markets, financing and industry outlooks, according to the most-read Market Share posts this year. While concerns about usage of office space persist, blog readers were also drawn to posts about industrial real estate – again, often where industrial real estate intersected with capital markets. Read on for the top 10 and catch up on any pieces you missed.

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Steadfast Advocacy Remains Critical in a Difficult Congress

As 2023 comes to a close and we look ahead to the challenges facing commercial real estate in 2024, it is clear that persistent advocacy on the public policy front will be more important than ever to ensure that the interests of NAIOP members are protected. This is true of course at the state and local level, but it is at the federal level, where government gridlock has been most on display, that maintaining our strong advocacy will be critical.

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