Cover Story

Our monthly cover story in Real Estate NJ is a must-read, as we bring you an insider’s look at the decisions, personalities and economic conditions that are shaping the market.

Sanzari drawing on 75 years of stability, relationships to guide tenants through crisis

Like other landlords, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises has spent months with its buildings mostly empty as businesses cope with the effects of the pandemic. But the family-owned firm has weathered the crisis and helped its tenants do the same thanks to its own financial strength and ability to act quickly, which stem from a patient, low-leverage approach that goes back 75 years.

Health, quality of life a growing focus in designing warehouse and logistics buildings

The race to attract quality labor has led industrial developers and users to focus increasingly on wellness-oriented design and features, but that shift has become all the more important in recent months as occupiers look to keep employees safe from COVID-19.

Relaxed deadlines could bring new attention, momentum to Opportunity Zone projects

The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened to stall many development projects nationwide, including those under the federal Opportunity Zone program, but experts say those investments could gain new momentum after a series of recent steps by regulators.

Jersey City forges ahead with high-profile development pipeline, despite pandemic

While local officials across New Jersey have hit the brakes on large-scale projects, Jersey City has made a deliberate effort to keep its pipeline flowing since the start of the health and economic crisis, as many developers remain bullish on its booming residential market.

Walsh relaunches construction and project management firm, eyeing new lighting platform

The Walsh Company has enjoyed a fast start since it was relaunched last fall, with new assignments including roles as a general contractor, project manager and client representative. But Ed Walsh has also set his sights on an altogether new business: a lighting platform that he says provides users with greater control, efficiency and transparency than traditional fixtures.

Landlords brace for fallout, search for solutions with retailers battered by COVID-19 shutdown

New Jersey shopping centers that once buzzed with a steady hum of activity have been quiet since late March, with most retail businesses shut down to contain the spread of COVID-19. Retail landlords are now scrambling to figure out how to deal with tenants who say they can’t pay rent because their revenue streams have stopped cold — even though property owners still have their own financial obligations.

Gateway 2.0: Inside the overhaul of Newark’s landmark office complex

Led by Onyx Equities, the redesign of Newark’s Gateway Center will transform the complex’s streetscape and busy pedestrian concourse, but the project is equally tied to improving the buildings’ long-neglected mechanical infrastructure.

Next generation joins veteran leaders at G.S. Wilcox & Co., as firm marks 25 years in business

As it marks its 25th anniversary, G.S. Wilcox & Co. is celebrating not only record business, but the arrival of a new generation that is poised to lead the firm for decades to come.

Developers continue focus on amenities, aesthetics to help tenants compete for talent

As hiring and human resources decisions drive corporate real estate selection more than ever, New Jersey developers are responding by designing spaces and amenities that meet those needs, while expanding their focus on the labor markets around their project sites.

New construction in 2020, 2021 unlikely to quench demand for New Jersey industrial stock

Users in New Jersey’s booming industrial sector have faced a severe lack of supply in recent years, leading to unprecedented rent growth and an unabated race to find development sites. New space is on the way — and plenty of it — with millions of square feet slated to come online in the next two years. Yet market experts say demand will continue to outpace supply, given the continued upside of e-commerce and a race by traditional retailers to update their supply chains.