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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.

Banking giant inks 20-year, 150,000 sq. ft. renewal in Jersey City, as landlord launches $10 million building upgrade

In a time of uncertainty for the office sector, many landlords and tenants have stayed bullish on the need for a physical workplace. Look no further than one of Jersey City’s tallest commercial buildings — and the French banking giant that has called it home for nearly 15 years.

Duke Realty eyes continued expansion with projects in New Jersey’s top industrial markets

After building its New Jersey portfolio to nearly 8 million square feet in recent years, Duke Realty Corp. is poised for further growth in the state with several high-profile developments underway.

City native spearheading long-awaited redevelopment at Elizabeth transit site

A new mixed-use building will bring 267 upscale apartments and 36,000 square feet of office, restaurant and retail space to the corner of Union and West Grand streets in Elizabeth, the site of a long-vacant redevelopment parcel near an NJ Transit train station.

Kearny Point expands selection of private offices as tenants seek safety, control

Hugo Neu Corp. has unveiled a collection of about 200 private offices at its Kearny Point campus, providing an option for tenants seeking an alternative to the crowded, collaborative spaces that run counter to social distancing guidelines.

Developers weigh new lab, research projects as New Jersey market continues to tighten

After decades of consolidation by Big Pharma, demand for modern lab and diagnostic space in New Jersey is on the rise, fueling rent growth and pushing some developers to consider new laboratory projects.

Brokers, architects focus on workplace safety as office workers return post-COVID

Brokers, architects and other commercial real estate professionals are now advising office landlords and tenants on the process of returning to the workplace, outlining strategies such as de-densification, ramped up cleaning and sanitizing and communication to help keep workers informed and ensure social distancing.

Amato, a second-generation homebuilder, faces new tests as Shore Builders Association leader

Homebuilder Chris Amato is navigating challenges to the industry as both the head of his family-owned firm and as the new president of the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey.

Sharbell’s iconic ‘town center’ in Robbinsville, 25 years in the making, is a model for mixed-use

Tom Troy, president of Sharbell Development Corp., has been with the firm since 1987 and has helped spearhead its development of the landmark Washington Town Center project in Robbinsville. — Photo by Aaron Houston for Real Estate NJ By Joshua…

Leasing teams turn to virtual tours, platforms to lure renters during stay-at-home order

In-person tours have been curtailed and lease numbers are down, but virtual tours are helping luxury apartment buildings bring in renters in this time of social distancing. The virtual elements are so useful, in fact, that building representatives said they’ll keep using them after the coronavirus crisis is over.

Developers, municipalities prepare for virtual entitlement process amid health crisis

By Joshua Burd As the real estate industry prepares for life in the wake of COVID-19, the new normal — at least in the near term — will include the likes of virtual planning and zoning board hearings. New Jersey…