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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.

Investment firm continues push into New Jersey suburbs, eyes return to high-end office buildings

With nearly a dozen acquisitions and more than $750 million in combined investment — all since spring 2018 — The Birch Group is exceedingly bullish on northern New Jersey’s office market and the expected return to work in top-tier locations.

CREW NJ president touts growth of programs, membership amid COVID challenges

Six months into her term as president of Commercial Real Estate of New Jersey, a Newark-based attorney is helping to guide it through the second year of the pandemic and what it hopes will be a continued economic recovery, plus new networking and business development opportunities.

Marcus & Millichap brokerage team perseveres in pandemic, riding high after banner year

A brokerage team has started 2021 with strong momentum after not only withstanding the COVID-19 crisis, but having its best year since joining forces under the Marcus & Millichap banner.

Revival of iconic Paterson stadium on the horizon, with hometown developer at the helm

A plan to restore and reopen Paterson’s historic Hinchliffe Stadium is now within reach, as the project moves ahead under a team led by a hometown developer, in an effort that will also honor the site’s history as a Negro League baseball stadium. The mixed-use project could even become a focal point for redevelopment in Paterson, which has lagged behind other large New Jersey cities that have seen high-profile, public-private revitalization efforts.

Institutional buyers, able to see past short-term uncertainty, still finding value in New Jersey

After treading lightly for much of the past year, institutional investors appear poised to accelerate their commercial real estate spending in 2021. New Jersey and other suburban markets could benefit in the near term as buyers await the return of New York City — especially in an apartment sector that is regaining its footing after stumbling during the pandemic.

Larken sees towns in central, western New Jersey as growth markets for luxury rentals

Larken Associates has ramped up its multifamily development pipeline in recent years, as it looks to bring upscale apartments and amenities to lesser-known suburban submarkets.

Daughters of longtime North Jersey developer set to unveil family’s latest project

A well-known family development firm is nearing completion of a 214-unit apartment complex in North Bergen, in what will be its first project with a second generation at the helm.

Smart building tech provides a path to energy savings, sustainability

Landlords and technology firms say tools such as smart meters, sensors and cloud-based platforms can help reduce a building’s carbon footprint, which can come with the equal or greater selling point of cost savings on energy.

Cloud-based tools can boost efficiency, manage costs in construction process

Technology and construction industry experts have increasingly touted the use of digital, cloud-based platforms to both improve productivity and manage costs in the building process, especially in a time of rising costs and labor shortages.

Design, construction technology holds great promise for those who can embrace it

A host of new technologies and other innovations are poised to transform the design and construction industry, experts say, but come with hurdles tied to adoption and integration.