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Jumping in

Call me provincial, but I’m always fascinated these days when I hear that an established investor, developer or retailer that operates nationally is only now finding its way into the New Jersey market. With our labor pool, our consumer base and the all-important draw of being a discount from New York City, one can’t help but wonder what took them so long in the first place — especially in an expansion that goes back more than a decade.

Fast-food, health care users vying for ex-bank locations with drive-thrus

Former bank buildings with drive-thru lanes have drawn interest from fast-food chains, medical office tenants and investors during the pandemic, thanks in large part to their structural features and prime locations.

How Devco does it: Inside $1.5 billion pipeline — and decades of high-profile New Jersey projects

New Brunswick Development Corp. is forging ahead after a year in which it broke ground on more than $1.5 billion worth of projects — a milestone that’s all the more notable for a team that never does the same project twice.

Fast-growing Jersey City tech firm shows need, potential for post-pandemic office space

The look, feel and function of the post-pandemic workplace is still uncertain, but a technology firm’s recent expansion in Jersey City is a reminder of why companies will still need office space going forward.

ESG: An effective agent for positive change and a profitable ROI for CRE

What is ESG — or environmental, social and governance? It is basically a framework to assess how a commercial real estate portfolio manages risks and opportunities resulting from shifting conditions, market and otherwise, to environmental, social and economic systems. Environmental criteria address a company’s impact on and stewardship of the environment. Social criteria refer to how a company manages relationships with and creates value for stakeholders, such as customers, employees, suppliers, communities and shareholders. Governance criteria refer to a company’s leadership and management philosophy, practices, policies, internal controls and shareholder rights, including diversity, equity and inclusion and transparency of procedures and decision-making.  

Editor’s note: What’s new in 2022

We’re excited to kick off another year of Real Estate NJ and The Briefing, our must-read daily email blast with all of the latest deals, developments and people news in New Jersey commercial real estate. This year, we are coming to you with an expanded version of the newsletter, including an industry events calendar and additional stories you may have missed, along with other features that you’ll see in the months ahead.

Atkins sells long-held medical office buildings, tapping demand while seeking new opportunities

West Orange-based Atkins Cos. has sold some of its long-held medical office buildings in the region, capitalizing on surging investor demand for the asset class as it looks for more opportunistic ways to expand its portfolio.

On the money

I’ve spent a decade watching Devco tackle some of the state’s largest, most ambitious redevelopment projects with complex capital stacks and broad coalitions of stakeholders. It’s a topic that we feature in this month’s cover story, which follows a year in which the organization broke ground on more than $1.5 billion worth of development. That makes it all the more timely for us to highlight an operation that is seemingly unlike any other developer in New Jersey.

New Jersey has many blessings to count

As we come to the end of another challenging year, it’s a good time to reflect on the many blessings New Jersey can count.

What will be a major environmental or sustainability concern for property owners in 2022?

What will be a major environmental or sustainability concern for property owners in 2022? We assembled a panel of industry experts to tackle this month’s question.