Joshua Burd
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Joshua Burd, an award-winning reporter and editor, has been covering New Jersey commercial real estate for five years. Many industry leaders view him as the go-to real estate reporter in the state, a role he is eager to continue as the editor of Real Estate NJ. He is a lifelong New Jersey resident who has spent a decade covering the great Garden State.

Something to brag about: An up-close look at our port performance

As an advocate for the commercial and industrial real estate industry in New Jersey, I am impressed with the progress that has occurred over the last few years in the operation of our Port of New York and New Jersey. Serving on the Council on Port Performance has given me an opportunity to weigh in on and observe numerous programs and initiatives to improve efficiency and service reliability at the port, which benefits our transportation, distribution and logistics industry. This collaborative effort has and continues to tackle various issues related to operational efficiency, including increasing vessel size, labor shortages, shortage of chassis, operating system failures and disruptions — such as Superstorm Sandy, blizzards and construction. With a shared goal of enhanced port operations, the diverse council members deliberate, share information and advocate for reforms that have impact.

Russo breaks ground in Kearny on latest rental project

Russo Development has started construction on its second apartment community in Kearny, adding to its growing pipeline of residential development in northern New Jersey.

JLL tapped to oversee sale of 1.14 million sq. ft. pharmaceutical campus

The brokerage team that has sold many of New Jersey’s most high-profile pharmaceutical campuses has its latest assignment — the 1.14 million-square-foot Bristol-Myers Squibb research and development complex in Hopewell.

Denholtz completes turnaround of 75,000 sq. ft. industrial building

A formerly vacant, dilapidated industrial building in Somerset County has found new life after more than 15 years, following a renovation and environmental cleanup by Denholtz Associates.

Sanzari tops out new dual-branded hotel in Teaneck

Alfred Sanzari Enterprises is on track to complete a new 350-room, dual-branded hotel in Teaneck by next year, the firm said recently as it marked the completion of vertical construction.

Colliers: Two tech firms ink leases in Fairfield

Two new tenants have committed at Highpoint Corporate Center in Fairfield, leasing a combined 21,500 square feet at the 162,000-square-foot office complex on Route 46.

Manhattan Building Co. launches preleasing at ‘SoHo West’ complex in Jersey City

A developer is offering the first opportunity to lease an apartment at a new 377-unit complex in Jersey City, marking the next step in a major redevelopment near the Hoboken border.

New Jersey’s transit hub markets on track for continued growth

Office buildings within the state’s transit hub market continue to command higher rents compared to their suburban peers, according to JLL’s annual research report. Proximity to mass transportation within walking distance of amenity-rich areas has expanded the millennial demographic across these markets. The resulting demand for high-end Class A office space—that helps companies attract and retain the talent settling into these neighborhoods—drives rent premiums beyond that achieved in suburban markets.

Kushner Cos. buying Plainsboro rental complex for $190 million

Kushner Cos. has acquired a 1,032-unit garden apartment community near Princeton for $190 million, bringing the property back under its control more than a decade after selling it.

See new renderings of Mack-Cali’s waterfront makeover in Jersey City (SLIDESHOW)

Mack-Cali Realty Corp. has unveiled new renderings of its planned $75 million redevelopment of the Harborside complex in Jersey City, where it’s slated to modernize more than 4 million square feet of office space and create a new public retail plaza.