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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:

Wired for success: Rating system could change how developers approach connectivity, infrastructure

Earlier this year, the rating service known as WiredScore released a full-fledged set of guidelines, providing a roadmap for professionals involved in new commercial developments. And with the growing importance of data and internet connectivity, the rating system offers the potential to play a major role in office leasing going forward.

Here are WiredScore’s top adopters in New Jersey (and a breakdown of how it works)

Mack-Cali Realty Corp.’s holdings along the Jersey City waterfront include three buildings that have achieved platinum-level Wired Certification. — Courtesy: Mack-Cali Realty Corp. The adopters of Wired Certification in New Jersey include some of the state’s most well-known owners and…

Eye on Trenton: Developers wary of proposed changes to tax abatement law

In a state that is increasingly dependent on redevelopment in densely populated, infrastructure-rich towns and cities, lawmakers are mulling changes to a tax abatement statute that is often seen as critical to bringing those projects to life.

At long last: Beachfront, downtown projects move ahead in Jersey Shore town

More than a decade after the debut of the landmark, mixed-use Pier Village complex, Long Branch has other developments under construction or in the pipeline along its oceanfront, including new luxury condominiums. And along Lower Broadway, a developer is in the midst of demolishing dozens of blighted properties, following the resolution of what had been a fierce legal battle over back taxes and entitlements. The demolition is now clearing the way for a mixed-use project that could begin to transform the downtown as soon as next year.

FEM project brings a taste of South Beach to Long Branch

Mimi Feliciano recalls spending the early part of her college years in Miami — and how it wasn’t long before she fell in love with everything from the architecture to the lifestyle. It’s one reason why she and her firm, FEM Real Estate, have grand designs of bringing a taste of South Beach to her home state with its new project, South Beach at Long Branch.

Berger’s rehab project looks to tap into Newark’s growing hotel market

As Miles Berger knows all too well, transit access and proximity to Manhattan have been longtime drivers of Newark’s office market. He also knows that those benefits play a major role in the city’s lesser-known tourism sector. It’s why Berger is taking a major step to upgrade his hospitality portfolio in downtown Newark: a gut renovation of a 90-year-old hotel that will result in a new state-of-the-art property near the city’s Military Park.