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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.

Developer returns to Elizabeth, with a focus on the booming port region

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.

Denholtz, a leader in value-add commercial projects, also returning to residential

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.

A look back at the biggest stories of 2017 in New Jersey commercial real estate

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.

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.