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.

For CityMD, there is room to grow in New Jersey

For a business that started in Manhattan, New Jersey seemed like a logical extension for CityMD. But the urgent care chain says that’s as much about culture as it is about geography or the 5 million people in the northern part of the state.

Capodagli is adding to its fast-growing portfolio with new residential, hospitality projects

With nearly 1,000 apartments under construction and some 2,000 more in its pipeline, Capodagli Property Co. is preparing for the next phase of its growth by launching a new hospitality platform that will bring cafés and restaurants to its future developments.

In Hackensack, a proving ground for Cap Hospitality

In crafting the design of the new Cap Diner, Nicolas Geeraerts said he wanted to “bring a little bit” of New York and Brooklyn, while also staying true to New Jersey. He also aims to create a younger, millennial vibe that is also going to attract families. The overall objective is to create a place “that is approachable, pricewise, for everybody (and) … where a community can get together without one person being better than the next,” said Geeraerts, who oversaw the development of a high-end food hall above New York Penn Station.

Higher and better: Developers making strides in repurposing New Jersey’s vacant, outdated office buildings

Slowly but surely, developers have begun to chip away at one of New Jersey’s most chronic issues when it comes to commercial real estate — the abundance of obsolete, aging office buildings that are no longer considered usable by modern standards.

Planting the seed: The time to prepare for legal cannabis is now, real estate experts say

Insiders say the prospect of legalized recreational marijuana could have substantial benefits for New Jersey’s commercial real estate market, even with a long list of risks and complexities.

The truth about tax reform: A deeper look at the impact on commercial real estate

By Joshua Burd For all the buzz and political rhetoric surrounding federal tax reform, Jeff Otteau points to a consequence of one key change that has largely flown under the radar. For decades, homeowners have been better equipped to reduce…

Continued strength for multifamily

The tax reform package is widely seen as a boost to the already thriving apartment sector. At the very least, experts say the changes could delay an existing renter’s decision to transition to homeownership, although many stopped short of saying that it would have dire effects on the for-sale market.

Business interest vs. depreciation: A tradeoff for new construction

When it comes to new construction, federal tax reform has left many developers with a choice to make: maximize their business interest deductions or take advantage of accelerated depreciation.

Commercial landlords hope for continued growth

Experts believe the reforms will spur additional growth during an expansion that will soon be the second-longest in U.S. history, thanks in part to a sweeping cut to the corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 percent. That bodes well for New Jersey’s office and industrial landlords.

A rebound for investment activity

When it came to commercial real estate, many investors had likely felt that property values had peaked in 2016, that the bull run was ending and the economy was due for a pullback. Those are among the reasons that Jeff Otteau feels overall investment sales in New Jersey fell last year to $6.5 billion, from $8.3 billion in 2016, while activity also slowed in New York City. Yet that trend could be in store for a reversal as a result of the newly amended tax code, which has preserved and added to the benefits given to real estate investors.