Seeking to reduce the carbon footprint of the construction process, Sudler Cos. has employed the use of carbon-injected concrete to build a new industrial park outside New Jersey. The technology wins praise from others in the industry and, while such materials may not be yet available in the developer’s home state, could be a sign of things to come for builders.
Based in Morris County, Dartcor offers high-end cafeteria menus, grab-and-go markets, pantries and coffee options for office buildings in the region. And, with a return to work on the horizon for many businesses, its services could be as important as ever.
Developers say the future of retail is now on display in Roxbury, where Advance Realty Investors has transformed an aging, enclosed mall into a 450,000-square-foot, open-air destination with centralized parking and a new Walmart Supercenter as its anchor.
With nearly a dozen acquisitions and more than $750 million in combined investment — all since spring 2018 — The Birch Group is exceedingly bullish on northern New Jersey’s office market and the expected return to work in top-tier locations.
Larken Associates has ramped up its multifamily development pipeline in recent years, as it looks to bring upscale apartments and amenities to lesser-known suburban submarkets.
Landlords and technology firms say tools such as smart meters, sensors and cloud-based platforms can help reduce a building’s carbon footprint, which can come with the equal or greater selling point of cost savings on energy.
It may be the Mile Square City, but Hoboken still has room to grow. After creating mixed-use projects in the largely industrial western half, developers are focusing on the city’s northwestern corner, known as the North End. City officials are in favor of the growth, with a North End Redevelopment Plan in progress that focuses on a diversified tax base, open space and flood-resistant infrastructure.
In-person tours have been curtailed and lease numbers are down, but virtual tours are helping luxury apartment buildings bring in renters in this time of social distancing. The virtual elements are so useful, in fact, that building representatives said they’ll keep using them after the coronavirus crisis is over.