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.

Levin hires new VP of property management

Gilbert Bankston has joined Levin Management as vice president of property management, the real estate services firm announced Thursday.

Three new associates bolster NAI Hanson sales team

NAI James E. Hanson has hired three new sales associates to join its growing team in Parsippany, the commercial real estate firm announced Wednesday.

Russo details mixed-use plans for iconic Hess property

The landmark Hess tower in Woodbridge may be getting some company in the years ahead. That’s according to a plan laid out Wednesday by developer Ed Russo, whose firm is part of a joint venture that aims to acquire and transform some 30 acres around the iconic building. He said the Carlstadt-based firm and its partner, Onyx Equities, intend to build a mixed-use community with roughly 600 residential units and 40,000 square feet of retail space.

Ridgewood design firm oversees expansion of life sciences facility

Poskanzer Skott Architects has designed an expansion of a life sciences facility in Allendale for a longtime client focused on the cell therapy industry, the firm announced Wednesday.

Value-add group acquires Mack-Cali building in Bergen County

Mack-Cali Realty Corp. has sold a 208,000-square-foot office building in Upper Saddle River, in a $19.7 million sale brokered by CBRE.

HFF marketing Hoboken apartment complex

The owner of a two-building, 128-unit apartment complex in Hoboken has tapped HFF to sell the property, with brokers touting a “substantial value-add potential” in the state’s strongest rental submarket.

New Brunswick industrial building trades for $4.8 million

A clothing manufacturer has paid $4.8 million to acquire a 138,000-square-foot industrial property in New Brunswick, Bussel Realty Corp. announced Wednesday.

Crowdfunding in real estate? Industry experts make their case

A panel of other crowdfunding advocates and experts in the commercial real estate sector touted the platform as a 21st-century tool for raising capital and attracting new would-be investors.

Court dismisses challenge to American Dream bond sale

A state appeals court has ruled in favor of the state’s efforts to complete the American Dream Meadowlands project, dismissing a challenge to a $1.15 billion bond issuance that would help a developer resume construction at the stalled retail and entertainment complex.

Produce company expanding with new facility in South Jersey

A produce distributor has picked Dermody Properties to develop its new packing and cold storage facility in Gloucester County.