KIPP New Jersey has grown its portfolio of Newark charter schools with the type of nimble, resourceful approach that is often used by developers and real estate investors in urban settings. The proof is in the makeup of its portfolio, which includes everything from new construction and renovated facilities to leased spaces in places like the heralded Teachers Village project.
Building neighborhoods has been a common thread as Bijou has made its mark on the lesser-known northern and western ends of Hoboken, not only with successful residential projects, but with new retail spaces that can draw foot traffic and activity beyond those who live in the area. In doing so, the firm has helped open new frontiers in its home city, which remains as popular as ever.
Elberon Development Group has bolstered its portfolio in one of the state’s strongest industrial submarkets, while moving its headquarters back to where the company began a century ago.
Now in its 65th year in business, Denholtz Associates has continued its longtime focus on value-add office and industrial projects. But it’s also marking a return to its roots, with a pipeline that includes new residential construction for the first time in decades.
New Jersey’s commercial real estate market was as dynamic as ever in 2017, thanks in large part to the health of the industrial and multifamily sectors. But we also saw developers and investors adapt to critical changes and challenges in the retail and office sectors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.