It may be the Mile Square City, but Hoboken still has room to grow. After creating mixed-use projects in the largely industrial western half, developers are focusing on the city’s northwestern corner, known as the North End. City officials are in favor of the growth, with a North End Redevelopment Plan in progress that focuses on a diversified tax base, open space and flood-resistant infrastructure.
A growing number of New York City-based firms have considered short-term office space in the suburbs, in an effort to reduce density, keep employees closer to home and reduce their reliance on mass transit. The movement has provided landlords and brokers with a chance to showcase New Jersey’s growing stock of revamped and rejuvenated office buildings.
Like other landlords, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises has spent months with its buildings mostly empty as businesses cope with the effects of the pandemic. But the family-owned firm has weathered the crisis and helped its tenants do the same thanks to its own financial strength and ability to act quickly, which stem from a patient, low-leverage approach that goes back 75 years.
CBRE’s tristate capital markets team has stayed connected with clients and colleagues throughout the pandemic, thanks to a series of webinars and virtual programs that have drawn thousands of viewers since the earliest days of the crisis in the U.S.
We are now more than six months into the pandemic that shut down much of New Jersey’s economy in early March. I thought it would be a good time to pause to look at where we are in terms of recovering from the staggering unemployment and economic losses caused by the health crisis. There is some surprisingly good news, but it must be taken with a strong dose of caution.
In a time of uncertainty for the office sector, many landlords and tenants have stayed bullish on the need for a physical workplace. Look no further than one of Jersey City’s tallest commercial buildings — and the French banking giant that has called it home for nearly 15 years.
The race to attract quality labor has led industrial developers and users to focus increasingly on wellness-oriented design and features, but that shift has become all the more important in recent months as occupiers look to keep employees safe from COVID-19.
After building its New Jersey portfolio to nearly 8 million square feet in recent years, Duke Realty Corp. is poised for further growth in the state with several high-profile developments underway.