The New Jersey Apartment Association has changed its address, but there’s nothing unfamiliar about its new home in Trenton. The organization and its in-house team, previously based in Middlesex County, have long been a key voice in state politics and policymaking, advocating on behalf of a membership that owns and manages some 230,000 rental units.
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Finite resources demand a new approach to investment decisions
Ten years ago, Superstorm Sandy slammed into New Jersey, killing 38 people, devastating coastal areas, inflicting billions of dollars in damage and causing power outages for millions of residents and businesses for weeks. For many, it was a turning point that changed the way they invested and did business. Given today’s accelerating pace of life-altering disruptions — the pandemic, inflation, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, extreme weather events — I believe New Jerseyans are ready to modify their behavior to reduce their risk and financial exposure to the adverse impacts from climate change.
Massive ex-manufacturing site in Sayreville to be reborn as 1.1 million sq. ft. logistics hub
A long-dormant and formerly contaminated site in Sayreville, once home to gunpowder and chemical plants, is finding new life under a development that will add more than a million square feet of modern industrial space to the market in Central Jersey. The three-building Arsenal Trade Center also promises to bring new jobs and ratables to the Raritan Bay region. Experts say that, while players like Amazon are stepping back from warehouse and logistics expansion in the state, the market for such properties remains robust.
Nonprofit eyes rehab, expansion of Trenton home as permanent hub for living and learning
A nonprofit serving marginalized high school girls in Trenton has purchased a three-story house in the city that it now hopes to renovate into a permanent dwelling for the organization, one that would nearly quadruple its student population, while bringing its team of educators and administrators under one roof.
Insiders: New Jersey office market still ripe for large, blue-chip deals in age of hybrid work
As you’ll read in this month’s cover story, the large, high-profile office deal is alive and well in the pandemic’s aftermath, as blue-chip employers make major investments in their physical footprint. That’s evident by several outsized leases in New Jersey this year of 100,000 square feet or greater, and market experts say there are likely more to come, as corporations look to support their growth while creating a “commute-worthy” environment for its distributed workforce.
With fast-growing pipeline, Alpine makes major investment in historic Jersey City neighborhood
Environmental justice: Restoring livability or Pandora’s box?
Enactment of the groundbreaking New Jersey Environmental Justice Law and the recently proposed rules to implement it are commendable efforts to improve conditions in communities burdened by decades of industrial pollution from Title V-covered facilities, notably solid waste facilities and power generation facilities. Although the proposed regulations appear not to currently impact the small-scale commercial and warehouse industry sectors, there is growing concern there will be a proliferation of municipalities adopting ordinances under the guise of environmental justice that are actually aimed at thwarting smart development and critical redevelopment and that broaden the types of regulated facilities.
Inside C&W’s ambitious plan to add talent, market share in long-established New Jersey office
Bolstering the ranks
As you’ll read in this month’s cover story, Prologis’ growing team is supporting a portfolio that now spans 44 million square feet across 200 properties in New Jersey and New York. Growing that footprint will come in a number of ways, Harty said, including the types of creative, value-add projects that involve redeveloping former office campuses. That, in turn, requires additional development and construction personnel like the kind that Prologis has added in recent months. And it comes as the company also hires for what’s known as its Essentials platform, which provides services to tenants such as helping them source materials for their building fit-outs, in a bid to engage them “beyond the four walls and the real estate.”