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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.

Engineering firm looks to drone technology to propel its business forward

Kipcon Engineering has worked to expand and modernize its practice with the use of drones, using the technology for everything from surveying and road repairs to moisture testing and building inspections — providing a new frontier for engineering and construction professionals.

Tapping into technology: Virtual, augmented reality providing new frontier for design firm

Rotwein + Blake is hoping to tap into the next wave of innovation in the design of commercial real estate: virtual and augmented reality. The Livingston-based architecture firm is now hoping to integrate the technology into its practice going forward, seeing it as a tool that can both enhance the design process and create additional value for its clients.

Engineering a solution: How PS&S helped create a path forward for Atlantic City’s iconic Steel Pier

The newest addition to the Atlantic City skyline is not another casino, but a 230-foot-tall observation wheel that will become the latest and greatest piece of the iconic Steel Pier. The year-round attraction is now open to the public, but that might not be the case without the work of an architecture and engineering firm with deep ties to the seaside resort town.

Remediation, consulting business continues to evolve for Parsippany firm

With a history of guiding companies and site owners through government-mandated cleanups, EWMA has moved to expand its role in transactional real estate and adaptive reuse projects, all while seeking to add service lines that allow for longer-term relationships with its clients. In the process, the Parsippany-based firm has completed both an external rebranding in the marketplace and an internal plan to add new layers of expertise and build its talent pipeline for the future.

Retail, residential project in Hanover was more than a decade in the making

Following an environmental cleanup, a lengthy entitlement process and several hurdles along the way, Key Properties has marked the completion of a 107,000-square-foot shopping center known as Hanover Crossroads. The complex at 110 East Hanover Ave. became fully leased within 15 months of breaking ground — anchored by major tenants such as T.J.Maxx, HomeGoods, QuickChek and AutoZone — as other new retail projects have taken shape nearby.

A new corporate address: Flexible-stay community brings a new type of amenity to Florham Park campus

In a time when developers are increasingly creative with the amenities they offer at suburban office parks, corporate housing has become the latest offering at a campus in Florham Park.

Developer aims to transform historic Kearny shipyard into 21st-century workspace

Hugo Neu Corp. is redeveloping the former Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. in Kearny as a hub of flexible office space for startups, creative businesses and others seeking a modern workplace. It aims to do so while taking advantage of the historic, architecturally distinct buildings on the 130-acre site, some of which offer the type of soaring ceilings and open-air feel that appeals to edgier tenants.

At Kearny Point, diversification is key

The wide, light-filled hallways inside Building 78 are lined with glass panels that offer a look into the businesses that have moved into Kearny Point — from a wedding dress designer to a 3D printer to venture capital-backed research labs. All signs point to a project that has succeeded in creating diversity at the 207,000-square-foot flex office space, where the first tenant committed in late 2015.

Garden State drawing more industrial tenants from NYC boroughs

Companies from Brooklyn and New York City’s other outer boroughs are increasingly taking industrial space in New Jersey, brokers say, whether they are expanding beyond their original business locations or looking for a new home altogether. The trend is adding to the already surging demand in the market for warehouse and distribution space in the Garden State.

Crossing over: A look at tenants that have moved to New Jersey from NYC

Industrial users of all sizes are either relocating or expanding into New Jersey from the boroughs of New York City. Click here for a sampling of other deals from the past year: