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.
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Jersey City forges ahead with high-profile development pipeline, despite pandemic
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
Next generation joins veteran leaders at G.S. Wilcox & Co., as firm marks 25 years in business
Developers continue focus on amenities, aesthetics to help tenants compete for talent
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.
With new community on the rise, Weiss has his eye on another large Jersey City redevelopment
Having built nearly 800 apartments in an emerging section in Jersey City, veteran developer Sandy Weiss and his firm now hope to replicate that approach — seeking to build on their experience of trying to build a new neighborhood from scratch. The company is the designated master redeveloper for about four city blocks just east of the New Jersey Turnpike extension, where it has proposed building more than 2,300 apartments for a mix of income levels.
Making a market: Developers, city officials look ahead as renters arrive in downtown Newark
A new stock of luxury, market-rate apartments is beginning to take shape in downtown Newark, where stakeholders hope to attract the type of rental population that can create a 24-hour, seven-day neighborhood that has long eluded the central business district.
Developers say they’re encouraged by the early returns, but are preparing for the market to be tested by larger-scale projects and an influx of additional units. City officials are also preparing for what could be a dramatic uptick in interest from builders — which they will have to balance with public policy goals such as expanding affordable housing for Newark residents.