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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.

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…

Industrial sector could bounce back quickly — and stronger — after short-term hit from COVID

Industrial developers and companies seeking logistics space are unlikely to face lasting damage from the coronavirus pandemic, experts say, but the market is still poised for major changes amid disruptions to supply chains and consumer spending habits.

Hoboken Brownstone is making its mark in Jersey City, backed by 40 years of urban redevelopment expertise

With a tried and true formula that goes back 40 years, Hoboken Brownstone Co. now has a development and construction pipeline in Jersey City of more than 2,000 luxury apartments.

Crockett talks diversity, messaging after becoming Mack-Cali’s first female chief administrative officer

Deidre Crockett has become an influential force at Mack-Cali Realty Corp., now serving as the REIT’s first-ever female chief administrative officer and executive vice president.