Executive Director’s Blog

July 13, 2016

BPAC Connects Housing Politics Outcomes With Member Business Opportunities

A few weeks ago, builders in nine counties got great news: The governor signed a law extending the life of some of their building permits, a concrete illustration of the benefits of NJBA’s political activities in Trenton.  Whether you call it advocacy, government affairs or BPAC (Builders Political Action Committee), […]
July 20, 2016

Code of Ethics Reminds Us Why Many of Us Got Into This Business

It’s after midnight. The jet taking me home is flying at 33,000 feet (the captain just said so). The movie they’re showing doesn’t interest me and I’ve finished reading my copy of Builder. What’s left to do? What else? I read the NAHB Code of Ethics in the back of […]
July 28, 2016

You can help shape Metro’s future

The last couple of weeks have been full of political melodrama as Republicans and Democrats selected their presidential tickets. Cheers, celebrities, stars, protests, angry words and even Russian spies have provided more drama than any of us could ever want, no matter which party we like. It’s time for Metro […]
August 3, 2016

Building a Favorable Housing Policy Requires Understanding and Voting

The political conventions are over (phew!), the election season is full upon us. Through NAHB, Metro is watching each candidate’s position on housing. After we share that knowledge, we need our members to be ready to vote. Recently, NAHB blogged about the housing position of the presidential candidates: While GOP […]