A nonprofit serving marginalized high school girls in Trenton has purchased a three-story house in the city that it now hopes to renovate into a permanent dwelling for the organization, one that would nearly quadruple its student population, while bringing its team of educators and administrators under one roof.
Market experts say large, high-profile office deals are likely still to come in New Jersey, despite the push for hybrid schedules and lingering questions about the return to work.
As you’ll read in this month’s cover story, the large, high-profile office deal is alive and well in the pandemic’s aftermath, as blue-chip employers make major investments in their physical footprint. That’s evident by several outsized leases in New Jersey this year of 100,000 square feet or greater, and market experts say there are likely more to come, as corporations look to support their growth while creating a “commute-worthy” environment for its distributed workforce.
Alpine Residential is betting big on Jersey City’s Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood, where it recently built more than 200 luxury apartments and is planning another $430 million in new development — including a high-profile project at the nearby Liberty Science Center.
Enactment of the groundbreaking New Jersey Environmental Justice Law and the recently proposed rules to implement it are commendable efforts to improve conditions in communities burdened by decades of industrial pollution from Title V-covered facilities, notably solid waste facilities and power generation facilities. Although the proposed regulations appear not to currently impact the small-scale commercial and warehouse industry sectors, there is growing concern there will be a proliferation of municipalities adopting ordinances under the guise of environmental justice that are actually aimed at thwarting smart development and critical redevelopment and that broaden the types of regulated facilities.
Cushman & Wakefield is revamping how it identifies and pursues new business opportunities, all while rethinking its brokers’ approach to serving clients and advancing the long-held goal of creating a one-stop shop for its many disciplines and service lines.
As you’ll read in this month’s cover story, Prologis’ growing team is supporting a portfolio that now spans 44 million square feet across 200 properties in New Jersey and New York. Growing that footprint will come in a number of ways, Harty said, including the types of creative, value-add projects that involve redeveloping former office campuses. That, in turn, requires additional development and construction personnel like the kind that Prologis has added in recent months. And it comes as the company also hires for what’s known as its Essentials platform, which provides services to tenants such as helping them source materials for their building fit-outs, in a bid to engage them “beyond the four walls and the real estate.”
Prologis Inc. has grown to about 65 employees in New Jersey and New York to support its expansion in the region, nearly double its headcount from just three years ago, reflecting the growth of its footprint during that time from 37 million to 44 million square feet.
Development firm LCOR is seeking to revitalize the long-dormant, two-story ferry terminal in Hoboken — envisioning uses such as event space, market-style retail and other concepts — in what could be the centerpiece of a plan to transform the city’s historic transit hub.