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Investment firm continues push into New Jersey suburbs, eyes return to high-end office buildings

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.

CREW NJ president touts growth of programs, membership amid COVID challenges

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.

Geopolitics and demographics impact commercial real estate in our region

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.

Retail leaders see a clearer path to recovery, despite continued uncertainty

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. 

Got a feeling ’21 is (going to) be a good year

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.

Marcus & Millichap brokerage team perseveres in pandemic, riding high after banner 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.

New Jersey needs turnkey lab space, faster approvals to compete for life sciences users

Experts say New Jersey faces a growing challenge: While it’s still a major draw for pharmaceutical research and development, speed to market has become increasingly important to life sciences users. That means the state’s lack of move-in-ready lab space — and its lengthy approval process for new construction — puts it at a disadvantage to competing markets.

Revival of iconic Paterson stadium on the horizon, with hometown developer at the helm

A plan to restore and reopen Paterson’s historic Hinchliffe Stadium is now within reach, as the project moves ahead under a team led by a hometown developer, in an effort that will also honor the site’s history as a Negro League baseball stadium. The mixed-use project could even become a focal point for redevelopment in Paterson, which has lagged behind other large New Jersey cities that have seen high-profile, public-private revitalization efforts.

Space and pace

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.

Institutional buyers, able to see past short-term uncertainty, still finding value in New Jersey

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.