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.

A new wave of data center demand is coming to New Jersey, but supply may be tighter than ever

Demand for data center space in New Jersey is surging on the back of Big Tech and the artificial intelligence arms race. And while a lack of electrical capacity may keep a lid on new supply, the owners of existing facilities are now racing to expand their footprints.

The health care effect: Inside the deal for Hackensack Meridian’s new hub at Metropark — and what it says about the industry’s role in commercial real estate

Plans for a high-profile Hackensack Meridian Health facility in Woodbridge are only 18 months in the making. Yet it was the product of relationships that had formed years earlier at the upper levels of New Jersey’s real estate and health care sectors, helping to make good on years of planning by state and local officials to activate the Metropark train station.

Going greener: From rainwater recycling to composting, apartment builders see a new frontier in sustainability

For some apartment developers, LED lighting and electric vehicle chargers just won’t do when it comes to sustainability. A handful of new rental projects in New Jersey are making that clear with more cutting-edge, eco-conscious features such as oversized green spaces, rainwater recycling and even an on-site composting system.

Downtown demand: Developer aims to bring highly coveted, high-end office space to Montclair business district

BDP Holdings has unveiled plans to bring new high-end office space to Montclair as part of a 130,000-square-foot ground-up project, seeking to capture the growing demand for space in downtowns that are easily accessed by the state’s skilled suburban labor pool.

Legacy moment: Inside the landmark deal to bring Nokia Bell Labs to New Brunswick’s HELIX campus

The historic deal to bring Nokia Bell Labs to New Brunswick was nearly a year in the making, beginning in earnest with the company’s visit to a four-acre construction site downtown.

Links and logistics: Inside the public-private partnership behind a 4 million sq. ft. industrial hub (and a new golf course)

A unique public-private partnership has taken shape in Old Bridge, where the developer of a new nine-building, 4.2 million-square-foot industrial park on Route 9 has also planned, funded and built an 18-hole public golf course in the township under an agreement with local officials.

The next chapter: Inside 601W’s plan to reposition Jersey City’s iconic Harborside office complex

Manhattan-based 601W Cos. is advancing its plans to reposition Harborside buildings 1, 2 and 3 in Jersey City, a nearly 2 million-square-foot office complex along the Hudson River, after acquiring the property from Veris Residential Inc. for $420 million.

Kennedy details top policy, organizational goals after taking over as NAIOP New Jersey CEO

Dan Kennedy is now at the helm of NAIOP New Jersey after taking over as CEO on Aug. 1, with plans to tackle a host of key public policy issues and visions of bolstering what is already one of the commercial real estate association’s strongest and most-respected local chapters.

Industrial owners pivot to new (and old) strategies amid challenges to development, capital stack

Industrial owners in New Jersey are adapting to a climate of caution in the capital markets, cooling demand from tenants and growing local resistance to large warehouse projects. Some see it as a chance to double down in a market that they feel is still fundamentally sound, despite a slowdown in big-box leasing, as others pivot to different, more conservative approaches.

Plans to revamp mall parcels with new apartments, public space taking shape across New Jersey

Redevelopment is coming to some of New Jersey’s largest malls, as owners and local officials weigh plans to add apartments, health care facilities and vibrant public spaces meant to infuse them with new foot traffic. Proponents say the projects are essential to the long-term health of even the most successful assets. In other cases, they’re a potential lifeline to once-dominant shopping hubs that have become obsolete and seen their values plummet in recent years.