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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 has keyed on transit-centric, workforce housing in northern New Jersey

A real estate investment and management firm has quietly built a portfolio of transit-centric, workforce housing properties in northern New Jersey — with local holdings that have grown to some 40 properties with more than 2,000 apartments — and it sees a continued opportunity for expansion in the state and in the region.

Massive project by Ironstate, Panepinto has anchored a revival in Jersey City neighborhood

Over the past 15 years, Panepinto Properties and Ironstate Development have transformed an entire block in the heart of downtown Jersey City, delivering three towers with nearly 1,500 apartments, along with a 152-key hotel, a 1,000-space parking garage and street-level retail space along Columbus Drive. In the process, they have anchored the resurgence of a neighborhood just a few blocks from the Hudson River, paving the way for other projects in the booming multifamily submarket.

Langan combining in-place remediation, engineering services to aid redevelopment

Amid the growth of more cost-effective, less disruptive forms of environmental cleanup, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services has packaged those technologies with its vast geotechnical and civil engineering platform, providing a creative, full-service option for clients seeking to redevelop contaminated sites.

Developers, state officials face dual task with Opportunity Zone projects

Amid the rollout of the new federal Opportunity Zone program, developers and public officials are trying to balance two key objectives: Identifying shovel-ready projects — allowing investors to maximize the tax benefits of the law — and steering capital to low-income areas that weren’t already attracting investment and may have higher barriers to entry. The state believes it can check both boxes with the right coordination and by layering in the subsidies that have helped revitalize many of New Jersey’s cities and downtowns.

New ‘town center’ project is anchored by health care, bucking traditional uses

For a project that will bring more than 400 new apartments and townhomes to Gloucester County’s largest town, a joint venture is banking on the demand for health care services as a key driver of the property and a potential model for other mixed-use projects in the state.

Adaptive reuse in Livingston yields new facility for youth with special needs

A new facility with 53,000 square feet of recreational, therapeutic and educational space will soon open in Livingston, providing a second chance for a long-vacant building and a new home for a nonprofit that serves youths with special needs.

Stockton campus brings new life to Atlantic City neighborhood, in a sign of things to come

Stockton University’s new campus in Atlantic City has come to life after more than two years of anticipation — and stakeholders say it’s just the beginning of what they hope to be a larger transformation in Atlantic City.

New Jersey industrial brokers, developers thinking regionally as tenants expand the market

With a limited supply and an increasingly savvy approach to logistics, tenants are pushing the historical boundaries of the New Jersey industrial market and expanding not only westward, but to the southernmost parts of the state and to the east to New York City. As occupiers explore these new frontiers, developers and brokers in New Jersey are following suit with a more regional approach to the warehouse and distribution sector.

After a decade of success, Dermody begins final phase of Logan Township industrial park

Dermody Properties’ 1,100-acre logistics park in Logan Township has attracted a long list of well-known users over more than decade. And the firm is now set to enter its last phase of development — breaking ground on two buildings that will add another 563,000 square feet to the portfolio.

Change agents: How Yorktel is guiding clients toward ‘next-gen’ workspaces, collaboration technology

Yorktel, a provider of video and audio communications services, has become a guiding hand for companies that are transitioning to so-called next-generation workplaces. That has meant advising clients on everything from choosing the right videoconferencing equipment to picking the optimal conference rooms, huddle rooms and other collaboration spaces.