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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hartz Mountain Industries has built nearly 1,400 apartments along the Weehawken waterfront, having pivoted from a plan that once called for 2.5 million square feet of commercial space.