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Real Estate NJ goes in depth on the latest trends, success stories and critical issues facing the commercial real estate industry. Hear what is on the mind of the industry’s power players and get expert analysis as we give you the deepest look inside the market.

Making connections: How Morristown’s HQ Plaza will engage residents, visitors with new public-facing spaces

The renovation of Morristown’s landmark Headquarters Plaza will look to energize the sprawling concourse that connects three office towers, a Hyatt Regency hotel and a host of retailers and restaurants under the roof of the 1 million-square-foot complex. Not to be overlooked is the idea that the refreshed property will also engage the community in a way that it hasn’t in decades, taking cues from the town’s other recent redevelopment projects.

With new $100 million rescue capital fund, Denholtz sees long-term value in solving short-term challenges

Denholtz Properties is raising $100 million for its new rescue capital fund, with plans to draw on its own vertically integrated, in-house team to find investments and make them successful as it looks to build new long-term relationships in the industry.

Demand soars for ‘community solar’ projects on warehouses, as state program enters new phase

Landlords are expanding their participation in New Jersey’s nation-leading Community Solar Energy Program, which allows property owners to lease their rooftops to solar developers, as the state transitions from a pilot phase to a permanent model.

Luxury living arrives in Hawthorne in long-awaited project with fitness club, self-storage

Renters have flocked to a new luxury apartment building in Hawthorne — the first of its kind for the midsized borough just north of Paterson — part of a distinctive mixed-use development that also has an on-site Planet Fitness and CubeSmart self-storage facility.

Boutique fitness chains are on the rise, providing a new source of demand for retail landlords

When it comes to fitness tenants, think smaller. That’s the mindset at shopping centers and downtown locations throughout New Jersey, as specialty fitness studios are increasingly finding favor with owners and customers.

State officials promise a proactive approach to repurpose Bell Labs campus in Murray Hill

The news that Nokia Bell Labs will build a new research and development hub in downtown New Brunswick — ensuring that it remains in New Jersey — was undoubtedly triumphant. But it was not lost on Gov. Phil Murphy that the company would be leaving its home of more than 80 years in the Murray Hill section of Berkeley Heights and New Providence.

Multifamily projects, public investments setting the stage for new-look downtown in Berkeley Heights

A spate of public and private investment is transforming the area around the train station in Berkeley Heights and allowing this small township on the western edge of Union County to reimagine a walkable and commuter-friendly downtown.

Gensler marks 30 years in New Jersey with an expanded focus, but still at the forefront of workplace design

Gensler is marking 30 years in New Jersey, where it finds itself at the forefront of not only the fast-changing office market, but several of the state’s key growth sectors.

Korinis, outgoing CREW NJ president, reflects on chapter’s push to expand philanthropy, member benefits

Krista Korinis is set to step down as president of CREW NJ, following a one-year term that has focused on philanthropy, creating new value for members and expanding networking opportunities.

How growth-hungry franchises have become a driving force for CBRE’s AmecAngelo team

The AmecAngelo team has filled its pipeline in recent years with national assignments for Paris Baguette and other fast-growing chains, displaying a broad reach from their office in East Brunswick. The brokers have closed more than 100 deals this year alone on behalf of clients they represent throughout the U.S. and in preferred markets, while they expect that momentum to continue amid sustained demand for food-, fitness- and service-based retail.