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A winning formula: How CBRE helped engineer some of New Jersey’s top office sales

In a time when investors have reaped windfalls from upgraded office buildings in New Jersey, CBRE’s capital markets team has been on the front lines — spearheading a host of high-profile deals involving newly stabilized, Class A buildings in the state.

For LSRPs, a steady pipeline for years to come

Michael Novak, president of Atlantic Environmental Solutions Inc. in Hoboken — Courtesy: AESI The Licensed Site Remediation Professional program has undoubtedly eased the state’s backlog of contaminated sites. In the years to come, that volume could be a fraction of the…

The best of The Briefing 2018

As we wind down the year, we’re excited to bring you a recap of our top stories of 2018, 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.

Washington preps for divided government in 2019: New Jersey may benefit

A newly elected Congress returns in January with Republicans enjoying a slightly expanded majority in the Senate and Democrats taking charge of the House of Representatives for the first time since 2010. I believe that the shift of power in the House to a Democratic majority has opened some opportunities for those of us in New Jersey commercial real estate.

Developers, state officials face dual task with Opportunity Zone projects

Amid the rollout of the new federal Opportunity Zone program, developers and public officials are trying to balance two key objectives: Identifying shovel-ready projects — allowing investors to maximize the tax benefits of the law — and steering capital to low-income areas that weren’t already attracting investment and may have higher barriers to entry. The state believes it can check both boxes with the right coordination and by layering in the subsidies that have helped revitalize many of New Jersey’s cities and downtowns.

A white knight for Whitehouse Station

For all the buzz around walkable, urban submarkets and higher-density workplaces, our readers have never lost interest in the fate of the Merck property in Whitehouse Station. I was reminded of that on Jan. 3, when a story about a potential buyer for the complex quickly became the most-read item we’ve ever had on RE-NJ.com.

Where have commercial real estate investors and lenders found unexpected (or lesser-known) opportunities in 2018?

Where have commercial real estate investors and lenders found unexpected (or lesser-known) opportunities in 2018? We assembled a panel of industry experts to tackle our recent roundtable question.

New ‘town center’ project is anchored by health care, bucking traditional uses

For a project that will bring more than 400 new apartments and townhomes to Gloucester County’s largest town, a joint venture is banking on the demand for health care services as a key driver of the property and a potential model for other mixed-use projects in the state.

Big data: Many challenges but a wealth of next-gen jobs

The influx of “big data” can be overwhelming and complex — coming with privacy concerns and other challenges — but it provides a great opportunity to help developers and landlords improve operational efficiencies and attract and retain tenants.

Adaptive reuse in Livingston yields new facility for youth with special needs

A new facility with 53,000 square feet of recreational, therapeutic and educational space will soon open in Livingston, providing a second chance for a long-vacant building and a new home for a nonprofit that serves youths with special needs.