Lee & Associates is marking 10 years since the launch of its New Jersey office, having grown from just four brokers and three employees to a team of 55, thanks in large part to the firm’s distinctive broker-owned model and a growing number of service lines.
April 22 is Earth Day, always a great time to reflect on what we as citizens can do to make the planet a little greener: reducing waste, conserving energy, reusing or donating products and recycling.
How has e-commerce impacted building design in either retail or industrial space? We assembled a panel of industry experts to tackle this month’s question.
Friends, former colleagues and longtime clients have been paying tribute to the late Stanley Simon, the longtime head of Jacobson Goldfarb & Tanzman LLC, as a “true gentleman” who was among the most effective, honest and respected figures in New Jersey commercial real estate — one who groomed and influenced many of the state’s top brokers.
The country’s largest cluster of co-working and flexible office space is only just across the Hudson River, but the fast-growing industry is still largely absent from New Jersey. Experts say that is due to change — and it’s only a matter of time.
A joint venture is starting on the final piece of more than 1 million square feet of retail and dining space in Cherry Hill, where it has created a destination over more than a decade of development.
The site is now primed to draw even larger crowds later this year with the completion of a new sports book, bar and restaurant, thanks to the recent legalization of sports betting in New Jersey.
A design firm that has been a key player in Hoboken’s rebirth has expanded well beyond Hudson County, amassing a pipeline of suburban but transit-oriented residential projects in well-known locales such as Morristown, Montclair and Westfield.
Commercial real estate developers and their professionals are a tough breed of entrepreneurs who thrive on thinking outside the box. My recent observation of presentations to the judges for NAIOP’s Deal of the Year awards (to be announced at the May 16 Gala), confirmed the latent creativity and tireless work ethic in this business — a business that is, in reality, all about hospitality and human resources as developers and brokers focus on creating amenity-rich spaces to compete for tenants and the modern workforce.
New Jersey has only scratched the surface in the co-working and shared office space sector, despite the fact that it is experiencing rapid growth in New York City and other major markets. Fortunately, we’re hearing that the Garden State is poised to grow its share. The industry’s biggest name, WeWork, has ramped up its search for space in New Jersey over the past year, which means its competitors may not be far behind. The requirements have the potential to further strengthen top submarkets such as the Hudson waterfront, while providing a needed boost in areas where vacancy remains high.
With 2019 underway, competition among commercial real estate investors has only intensified in New Jersey, largely around properties that offer some level of safety in the later stages of the economic expansion.The Garden State is by no means alone in that regard, but brokers and other experts say they expect demand to stay robust in the near term, citing everything from Wall Street volatility to the continued arrival of buyers from other markets.