With nearly a dozen acquisitions and more than $750 million in combined investment — all since spring 2018 — The Birch Group is exceedingly bullish on northern New Jersey’s office market and the expected return to work in top-tier locations.
Six months into her term as president of Commercial Real Estate of New Jersey, a Newark-based attorney is helping to guide it through the second year of the pandemic and what it hopes will be a continued economic recovery, plus new networking and business development opportunities.
Our state is making headlines these days in a number of good ways. One contributing factor is certainly geopolitics, the study of how place matters. While this term is more often used to describe countries and explain the origin and source of their wealth, culture and military strategy, we can also see how this applies at the state level.
Despite the enduring struggles of malls, further bankruptcies by large chains and other challenges to brick-and-mortar retail, industry leaders say the path to stability is becoming clearer. That’s especially true for properties that were fundamentally stronger before the pandemic, which are now drawing the attention of tenants in search of space.
As we seem to be nearing the final stages of the global pandemic with more people getting vaccinated, federal stimulus monies pouring into our state and a new federal administration that is much more friendly to New Jersey, many of us are feeling that 2021 is going to be a good year.
A brokerage team has started 2021 with strong momentum after not only withstanding the COVID-19 crisis, but having its best year since joining forces under the Marcus & Millichap banner.
You may have heard by now about the rush for life sciences space in the wake of last year’s COVID-19 outbreak, which could still continue even after the virus is under control. New Jersey, of course, should stand to benefit with a deep pool of intellectual talent that rose to the occasion in the nation’s fight against the pandemic. That’s the good news, but tapping into that demand remains somewhat complicated.
After treading lightly for much of the past year, institutional investors appear poised to accelerate their commercial real estate spending in 2021. New Jersey and other suburban markets could benefit in the near term as buyers await the return of New York City — especially in an apartment sector that is regaining its footing after stumbling during the pandemic.