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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.

Westfield pushes ahead with sweeping downtown redevelopment, despite opposition

Westfield has set the stage for more than $400 million in mixed-use redevelopment that town leaders say will revitalize their business district and serve as a model for other mature suburbs, with hopes of breaking ground early next year despite opposition by some residents.

High praise: NAIOP leaders pay tribute to outgoing CEO McGuinness

We asked commercial real estate industry leaders for their thoughts on NAIOP New Jersey CEO Michael McGuinness, who is retiring next month after more than 25 years in the role.

Long-awaited Parsippany project comes with visions of bustling, downtown-style retail

Developers and local officials say they have high hopes for a luxury mixed-use development on Route 10, one with a concept that seemingly relies more heavily on retail and restaurants than typical mixed-use residential developments, in an effort to broaden its appeal.

Inside CSG Law’s new headquarters, an office built for today and tomorrow

CSG Law has opened its new 120,000-square-foot headquarters in Roseland, in a space aimed at helping the firm compete for talent for decades to come, while meeting the need for mobility and flexibility in the wake of the pandemic.

Demand for studio space still growing in New Jersey, as officials move to expand opportunities

New Jersey’s fast-growing film and television industry has created a boom in studio construction and a new market for commercial spaces that can serve as set locations, as state officials take new steps to help more municipalities reap the benefits.

Experts: Office conversions offer potential for supply-starved lab users, despite challenges

A biopharmaceutical firm’s plan to create a high-profile laboratory and headquarters space at a Warren office campus could be a sign of things to come in the state’s undersupplied life sciences market — despite the complexity of such a project and the challenges in finding a match.

Perth Amboy making new push for planning, redevelopment around key city properties

With new leadership in place, officials in Perth Amboy say redevelopment of both the city’s waterfront and its commercial district will be a priority, following years of fits and starts that have hindered large-scale progress in the community.

Kislak sees opportunity in market uncertainty, backed by deep ties and decades of service

Leaders of The Kislak Co. Inc. see a resilient market and sustained demand from property investors in 2023 — despite a short-term slowdown amid rising borrowing costs — arguing that buyers and sellers will still find value in multifamily and commercial assets.

Redevelopment of Parsippany office park comes with multilayered approach to sustainability

The transformation of a suburban office park in Parsippany — one of New Jersey’s most closely watched redevelopment projects — comes with a heavy focus on sustainability, including a plan to seek certification with the U.S. Green Building Council for the entire 45-acre community.

Experts: Big-box retail leasing still strong despite years of chain bankruptcies, store closings

Even with the fall of Toys R Us, Sears and other chains — and recent trouble for the likes of Party City and Bed Bath & Beyond — big-box retail is alive and well in New Jersey.