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Demand for studio space still growing in New Jersey, as officials move to expand opportunities

New Jersey’s fast-growing film and television industry has created a boom in studio construction and a new market for commercial spaces that can serve as set locations, as state officials take new steps to help more municipalities reap the benefits.

Demand for lab, R&D space in New Jersey still surging as developers hunt for new supply

Turnkey, high-end life sciences space remains in high demand in New Jersey, creating an opportunity for owners of the state’s few remaining legacy pharmaceutical campuses or those that can find other ways to create new space without building speculatively.

Experts: Office conversions offer potential for supply-starved lab users, despite challenges

A biopharmaceutical firm’s plan to create a high-profile laboratory and headquarters space at a Warren office campus could be a sign of things to come in the state’s undersupplied life sciences market — despite the complexity of such a project and the challenges in finding a match.

Supply search

Our April edition highlights the ongoing demand from established pharmaceutical firms, startups and a growing pool of international users for high-quality, turnkey laboratory and manufacturing space in New Jersey — and the opportunity for landlords that can provide it.

Perth Amboy making new push for planning, redevelopment around key city properties

With new leadership in place, officials in Perth Amboy say redevelopment of both the city’s waterfront and its commercial district will be a priority, following years of fits and starts that have hindered large-scale progress in the community.

Earth Day 2023: Leave it better than you found it (and how CRE is a driving force)

One of the things I learned when I was a Boy Scout was to always leave your campsite better than you found it. Clean up any trash and don’t disturb the area more than necessary for pitching your tent and building a fire for cooking and staying warm. It might also mean leaving some chopped firewood for the next camper. That concept has remained with me, and I’m reminded of it whenever I’m encouraged to “reduce, reuse and recycle.” What a great lesson and advice for all of us to help celebrate this year’s Earth Day on April 22.

How will commercial real estate and health care continue to intersect in 2023 and beyond?

How will commercial real estate and health care continue to intersect in 2023 and beyond? We assembled a panel of industry experts to tackle this month’s question.

Veris Residential completes $420 million sale of 1.9 million sq. ft. Harborside complex

Veris Residential Inc. has completed its high-profile, $420 million sale of Harborside buildings 1, 2 and 3 in Jersey City, the real estate investment trust said Wednesday.

Developers find new frontier in Orange, quenching thirst for transit-oriented sites

The boom in luxury rental apartments has come to Orange, where at least 1,000 units have been planned near two train stations in this small Essex County city.

Finding a spark

We all know that developing in New Jersey is not for the faint of heart. Just ask any of the countless builders who have endured delays or scrapped projects altogether in the face of pushback by residents and a litany of regulatory hurdles.

The flip side? A supportive local government can go a long way in sparking new investment, as we’ve seen in what appears to be a growing list of municipalities in our state. That group includes the city of Orange in eastern Essex County, where at least 1,000 luxury apartments have been planned near two train stations with Midtown Direct service. As you’ll read in this month’s cover story, the projects have the potential to breathe new life into the town of 30,000 residents in 2.2 square miles, following decades of struggles despite its prime location on Interstate 280 and just west of Newark.