Editor’s Note

Hear directly from Editor Joshua Burd as he brings you the highlights of this month’s issue of Real Estate NJ and his observations from recent interviews.

Highlighting new trends and success stories in architecture and engineering

In our October issue, we highlight the work of architects and engineers, whose role in this process is as important as any other group of professionals. They’re among the first calls that a developer will make and can play a key role in helping a project overcome challenges along the way.

A new frontier in commercial real estate

For our latest cover story, we spoke to executives behind what are perhaps the two biggest examples New Jersey developers seeking to tap into the sharing economy. In Jersey City, the joint venture behind a new 69-story apartment tower has partnered with Airbnb via the home-sharing giant’s new Friendly Buildings Program. The other developer, Capodagli Property Co., is nearly a year into a partnership with Uber, in which it provides new lease signers with credit to put toward trips through the ride-hailing app.

A growth area in the making?

We set out this month to look at the role of technology companies in New Jersey’s office market. The tech sector certainly isn’t the dominant industry in the state’s economy, but it has provided a rare source of job growth in the last few years that has resulted in new office requirements. We’ve seen companies such as Audible, iCIMS and Jet.com lease space in New Jersey thanks to both state incentives and the type of organic growth that landlords would love to see continue.

Taking the long view

Most regular readers of this publication can tell that, when it comes to new construction, mixed-use and multifamily projects are the ones making most of the headlines. In fact, there are so many projects in New Jersey these days that we don’t often get to spend much time covering them in depth before we have to move on to the next groundbreaking or ribbon-cutting.

Seeing the upside in Atlantic City

I’ve always loved the type of story that gets my blood pumping. It catches your eye, makes you drop what you’re doing and gets you excited to think about breaking the news to your readers. Those stories are not so…

Editor’s note: A new kind of New Jersey real estate

As you might imagine, I’m usually the one asking the questions when it comes to commercial real estate. But occasionally people will flip the script and ask me what I’m seeing in the market. My response is almost never about…

Life after COAH

Covering real estate had never crossed my mind when I came out of school and started as a metro reporter in Middlesex County. But it wasn’t long before I found myself at council meetings and planning board hearings, listening to developers make their pitch to a town.

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