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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.

Family values: NAI Mertz has staked its claim in South Jersey, while keeping its nimble, ‘mom-and-pop’ feel over more than 35 years

NAI Mertz might be the largest independent commercial real estate brokerage in southern New Jersey, but Barry Mertz will never forget the company’s humble beginnings.

After all, working with his wife Faye is a daily reminder of how it all started.

New EDA programs seek to promote street-level leasing, upgrades

The state Economic Development Authority last month unveiled two new funding tools aimed at helping street-level retail and downtown businesses in Passaic, Trenton, Paterson, Camden and Atlantic City.

The case for the suburbs: Despite vacancy, owners stand out with dynamic spaces and strategies

Experts say the struggles of New Jersey’s suburban office market are not as clear-cut as many still believe. Those challenges are in fact real, but there are still plenty of opportunities for owners and developers to make a splash.

JLL team provides a cure for New Jersey’s vacant pharma sites

Several of New Jersey’s largest, most prominent life sciences complexes are now on the path toward redevelopment, with new anchor tenants in place or new owners that can reclaim the value of what was left behind.

In the most high-profile cases, a team at JLL has been right in the thick of it.

Amid supply constraints, developers look down the Turnpike for new opportunities

It was New Jersey’s largest industrial lease of the fourth quarter — and it was a fitting end to the year for a market that has been fueled by e-commerce tenants and big box construction. But the commitment by Modway Furniture was every bit as notable for its location as it was for its size.

After 20 years and three sales, a site finally finds its calling

It was a 27-acre land sale last September that gave way to one of East Windsor’s newest industrial projects, but it wasn’t the first time the property had changed hands.

From the ground up: Leaders of Rutgers CRE program eager to build on early progress

Leaders of the Rutgers Center for Real Estate aim to make it the top academic and research program of its kind, one that helps improve the industry and provides a link between the state’s top real estate firms and the next generation of professionals.

Hoboken’s big dig: How Advance used an engineering challenge to lure Trader Joe’s

It took an engineering feat for Advance Realty to build one of Hoboken’s newest mixed-use projects. It also helped the firm attract one of the city’s most highly anticipated retailers.

An excavation with challenges upon challenges

For all of the engineering prowess that it took to excavate the site of Advance Realty’s new apartment building in Hoboken, there are some things you just can’t plan for.

CRE MARKET FORECAST: Predictions from industry experts

What does the year 2017 have in store for the commercial real estate market?

We can’t say for sure — and we know you can’t either — but we asked some of the industry’s top professionals in New Jersey to give it their best shot. In the process, we’ve tried to bring you a good cross-section of experts from different disciplines.