We learned last September that a developer has proposed building a 135,000-square-foot studio complex in Jersey City, with the very purpose of capturing the production companies that it says are coming here because of the film tax credit incentive. As you’ll read in this month’s cover story, other developers and property owners are making a similar bet, amid surging demand from the film and television industry.
The economic engine powering the New Jersey industrial real estate market will continue to be the rapidly transforming retail sector, driven primarily by relentlessly rising demand from consumers for rapid home delivery of purchases, whether from online retailers or traditional but restructured brick-and-mortar retailers.
A new year is upon us, bringing new opportunities and new uncertainty for New Jersey’s commercial real estate market. To make sense of it all, we recruited some of the industry’s most influential professionals, developers and thought leaders to share their predictions for the year ahead. You can find those insights and more in our special 2020 Market Forecast.
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My hope for 2020 is that our government officials will find the courage and willingness to tackle some thorny issues, including: overhaul New Jersey’s retirement and health care plans for state and school employees, consolidate school districts and remove barriers to allow regionalization of tax assessment, health services, municipal courts and fire and police services. If tackled, these measures will, over time, provide for better care and services to taxpayers while freeing up billions of dollars to invest in infrastructure, retraining and education programs and reducing the crushing tax burden on residents and businesses.
Led by Onyx Equities, the redesign of Newark’s Gateway Center will transform the complex’s streetscape and busy pedestrian concourse, but the project is equally tied to improving the buildings’ long-neglected mechanical infrastructure.
A planned retail center in Wayne has joined the growing list of redevelopment projects in the municipality, thanks in large part to a locally based construction firm led by township residents.
As we wind down the year, we’re excited to bring you a recap of our top stories of 2019, including our most-read items and a few editor’s picks. You can catch up on our daily “best of” emails below. We will also keep you updated in the event of any breaking news.
Even in the extraordinarily tight industrial market in northern New Jersey, a century-old nonprofit with a good brand and a long-term lease plan can still acquire new warehouse space. Of course, it doesn’t hurt when the nonprofit sees e-commerce as a vital part of its future.
Times are good now for the commercial and industrial real estate industry, and those professionals that comprise NAIOP are an integral component in successful economic development projects. These same industry professionals also are doing great things for our fellow New Jerseyans.