It’s hard to believe that more than two years have passed since we launched Real Estate NJ with what I felt was a compelling cover story: Foreign investors were making a splash in New Jersey and paying impressive prices for properties across the state. That trend has seemingly slowed since then, at least when it comes to high-profile deals involving trophy properties. But the good news is that New Jersey is still drawing investors from beyond the state — whether it’s New York, Chicago or the West Coast — who are entering the market for the first time.
A real estate investment and management firm has quietly built a portfolio of transit-centric, workforce housing properties in northern New Jersey — with local holdings that have grown to some 40 properties with more than 2,000 apartments — and it sees a continued opportunity for expansion in the state and in the region.
Gov. Phil Murphy will give his budget message to the Legislature on Tuesday, March 5. As the voice of the commercial real estate development industry in New Jersey, NAIOP’s attention will be focused on the messaging that emanates from Trenton. Given the headlines over the last several months, we are rightly concerned about the state’s fiscal health and its ability to withstand a recession, which is all but certain by 2020.
Bergman Real Estate Group has stayed true to its core objective of creating value in New Jersey’s office market — but the firm has also evolved in how it reaches that goal, in a state whose buildings are now showing their age.
Over the past 15 years, Panepinto Properties and Ironstate Development have transformed an entire block in the heart of downtown Jersey City, delivering three towers with nearly 1,500 apartments, along with a 152-key hotel, a 1,000-space parking garage and street-level retail space along Columbus Drive. In the process, they have anchored the resurgence of a neighborhood just a few blocks from the Hudson River, paving the way for other projects in the booming multifamily submarket.
Among those of you who shared your predictions for 2019, the worst thing I heard was “I’m not sure yet.” And if uncertainty is the worst thing we have in the year ahead, I think we’re well-equipped to take our chances. In the interim, we’re thrilled to begin our third full year of Real Estate NJ, the only New Jersey-based publication dedicated exclusively to commercial real estate.
A decade after a landmark law that changed the landscape of environmental cleanups in the state, stakeholders are now mulling how to improve New Jersey’s site remediation program while navigating other proposed changes by policymakers.
What does the year 2019 have in store for New Jersey’s commercial real estate market? We recruited some of the most influential developers, professionals and thought leaders in New Jersey commercial real estate to give us their predictions for the year ahead.
On Dec. 3, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection published amendments to the state’s Stormwater Management Rule (NJAC 7.8) that, when adopted, will change fundamentally the way stormwater management systems are designed in New Jersey. The key amendment will replace the existing requirement, which asks developers to incorporate so-called non-structural strategies “to the maximum extent practicable,” with a firm requirement to use a technique known as green infrastructure in new development.
Amid the growth of more cost-effective, less disruptive forms of environmental cleanup, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services has packaged those technologies with its vast geotechnical and civil engineering platform, providing a creative, full-service option for clients seeking to redevelop contaminated sites.