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.

Insiders see growing (but measured) demand for new, more targeted state incentive program

With the recent approval of the first awards under Emerge, the state’s new jobs-based tax incentive program, officials and other insiders expect to see a measured pace of applications for a subsidy that was designed to be more discerning and targeted than its predecessor.

Co-working demand grows in New Jersey, as users seek flexibility amid continued uncertainty

After 18 months doing their jobs from home because of COVID-19, many New Jersey workers are returning to flex and co-working spaces. Operators are responding by adding more private suites to their offerings to make users feel safer from infection — and while they’re keeping a wary eye on COVID’s Delta variant, they’re optimistic about demand, for both the short term and long term.

Industrial owners adapting, unlocking new revenue streams as parking requirements soar

Demand for parking in and around industrial properties has soared in New Jersey, fueled largely by the use of large delivery fleets, spurring changes in building design and creating new revenue streams for industrial owners.

With new apartments, reuse of Plainfield hospital site taking shape after more than a decade

CHA Partners recently unveiled a new 120-unit apartment building at the site of the former Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield, doing so more than a decade after the hospital’s closure devastated city residents and set off an emotional, multiyear battle to repurpose the site.

With return to work on the horizon, apartments in transit hubs show signs of a rebound

A return to the office could help bring commuters back to urban employment hubs such as Manhattan, lifting the market for transit-centric apartments in northern New Jersey.

KRE Group unveils next phase of landmark project, as momentum builds in historic Jersey City neighborhood

Kushner Real Estate Group and National Real Estate Advisors have opened the second of three towers at their Journal Squared project in Jersey City, having leased more than 50 percent of its 704 luxury apartments amid the ongoing revival of a historic neighborhood.

Retail leaders see a clearer path to recovery, despite continued uncertainty

Despite the enduring struggles of malls, further bankruptcies by large chains and other challenges to brick-and-mortar retail, industry leaders say the path to stability is becoming clearer. That’s especially true for properties that were fundamentally stronger before the pandemic, which are now drawing the attention of tenants in search of space. 

New Jersey needs turnkey lab space, faster approvals to compete for life sciences users

Experts say New Jersey faces a growing challenge: While it’s still a major draw for pharmaceutical research and development, speed to market has become increasingly important to life sciences users. That means the state’s lack of move-in-ready lab space — and its lengthy approval process for new construction — puts it at a disadvantage to competing markets.

New grants for New Jersey towns, cities could boost redevelopment opportunities

Business leaders are cheering the passage of a new economic development incentives law in New Jersey, following a two-year battle in Trenton and the added uncertainty of the pandemic. Yet some stakeholders are pointing to a far less heralded, less contentious piece of the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act as a key tool for spurring new investments around the state.

Technology can be crucial to health, safety in post-COVID office buildings

With some office workers returning to work in New Jersey, landlords have taken steps to keep them safe and healthy in their buildings. Those steps involve not only physical upgrades and new on-site technology, but the use of apps and digital platforms aimed at keeping employees informed, engaged and connected.