Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company, LLC (BLS & Co.), one of the largest specialty location advisory firms in North America, is pleased to announce the firm has been named a 2017 recipient of NAIOP New Jersey’s coveted Industry Service Award.
The NAIOP NJ Industry Service Award recognizes firms that have made substantial contributions to the commercial and industrial real estate industry in support of the industry's goals. The award was presented last night to Jay Biggins, Executive Managing Director, BLS & Co., at the 30th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala at The Palace at Somerset Park.
“BLS & Co. is well respected by the commercial real estate development industry,” said Mike McGuiness, CEO, NAIOP NJ. “Jay Biggins is the go-to guy for maximizing incentives and finding the right location.”
Specializing in location economics, BLS & Co. helps some of the world’s leading corporations identify the best locations, negotiate incentives, secure development approvals and optimize energy strategies. The firm also advises state and local governments and utility companies on business attraction and incentive strategies.
In New Jersey, BLS & Co. has provided incentives advisory and site selection services to companies that have recently located or expanded operations in New Jersey, including Prudential, Panasonic, Subaru, American Water, JP Morgan Chase and Aerofarms. The firm has also played a part in urban redevelopment projects such as Teachers Village in Newark, and Journal Square and Hudson Exchange in Jersey City.
BLS & Co. has worked closely with Choose New Jersey and the New Jersey EDA as an advisor on incentives legislation changes. In 2013, the firm worked with the state’s Smart Growth Coalition on the drafting of the Economic Opportunity Act – giving New Jersey a competitive edge in the global economy.
“This industry is large and diverse, and it is our privilege to play our part with our compact, but dynamic and dedicated team,” said Jay Biggins, executive managing director, BLS & Co. “Our contributions are only possible because so many have given us the opportunity to collaborate on projects, policies and programs -- creating opportunities to work together to add value for clients and communities.”
About Biggins Lacy Shapiro: Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company, LLC (BLS & Co.) helps some of the world's largest corporations identify the best locations, negotiate incentives, secure development approvals and optimize energy strategies. Location Economics, the firm's multi-disciplinary approach, focuses on creating value for companies and their communities. BLS & Co. is headquartered in Princeton, NJ, with offices in New York, Chicago, Cleveland and the San Francisco Bay area.
About NAIOP: The New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for owners, developers and related professionals in office, commercial, industrial and mixed-use real estate and the logistics sector. Founded in 1970, NAIOP New Jersey provides unparalleled business development opportunities, professional education and advocacy for our 740+ members. NAIOP New Jersey advances responsible, sustainable development that creates jobs and benefits the communities in which our members work and live.