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Developers, adapting to changing market, near completion of massive Linden industrial park

A sprawling industrial park in Linden is nearing completion after four years of construction, a span in which warehouse demand soared to historic highs before a recent pullback, as its developers mull plans to tap into the growing market for outdoor trailer storage.

Shearer, NAIOP New Jersey ready for more proactive approach to anti-warehouse sentiment

Rockefeller Group’s Mark Shearer has kicked off a two-year term as NAIOP New Jersey’s chapter president, with plans to expand outreach to highlight the value of warehouse projects amid increasingly fierce resistance to development in the state.

Taking the lead

Industrial space may well be the new darling of commercial real estate. Yet, as we’ve seen recently in New Jersey, it’s also now the biggest target for the type of fierce local opposition that was long reserved for apartment builders.

Blue Onyx prepares for pivot to large-scale urban projects, maintaining focus on social impact

Blue Onyx Cos. is filling its pipeline with larger, more ambitious development projects in Paterson and other urban markets, with an eye toward major multifamily and mixed-use investments that it says will still provide social impact and affordably priced homes.

Steady hands: How Genova Burns is helping real estate clients navigate rising rates, market shifts

Genova Burns, home to one of the state’s most prominent real estate practices, is as busy and as integral to the industry as it was before the pandemic and before the Federal Reserve began to raise interest rates last year. Increasingly, though, the Newark-based firm is helping clients either play defense or guide them through this period of uncertainty.

Creative deals fueled by investors’ demand for niche property types

The consensus of this year’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate report for the U.S. and Canada report is one of cautious optimism that we will ride out any near-term slump and be well positioned for another period of sustained growth and strong returns, although a short and mild recession is expected. The article also highlights 10 trends for 2023, many of which have led to creative project deals throughout New Jersey.

Sustained success

As you’ll read in this month’s cover story, the state’s Community Solar Energy Pilot Program has made it both easier and more lucrative for commercial property owners in New Jersey to go green, allowing solar developers to lease their rooftops and sell power to nearby residents. The policy has been critical to the growth of Solar Landscape, a solar developer founded in 2012 that’s been integral to the program’s rollout. Based in Asbury Park, the 10-year-old firm has leased more than 20 million square feet of rooftop space in New Jersey, making it a key player in the commercial real estate market in just a few years.

Big energy: How fast-growing Solar Landscape became a force in New Jersey commercial real estate

Solar Landscape has become a key player with a visible presence in New Jersey’s commercial real estate industry, having leased more than 20 million square feet of rooftop space for its solar projects.

Office construction booms in Lakewood amid stunning influx of residents, businesses

Those heralding the death of the suburban office park may not have seen Lakewood recently, where the growth of Class A space is defying conventional wisdom and statewide trends.

Reduce, reuse, recycle: Vintage Jersey properties are ripe for repurposing

As one of America’s original 13 colonies, New Jersey has a rich and historic past. This includes former industrial properties or commerce centers in urban areas, more recently developed office parks in the suburbs and older office buildings — many of which largely stand empty — in central business districts. These vacant relics — together and individually — can be transformed into new, vibrant centers for live, work and play.